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There's a new, live-action movie coming out of Rudyard Kipling's "The Jungle Book." That work - and some of Kipling's other famous works like "Captains Courageous" and the "Just So Stories" - were written right here in Vermont: at Naulakha, the author's Dummerston home.

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Seven Windham County towns that have been used to receiving emergency planning money from Vermont Yankee will have to write budgets this year without that funding.

A plan to reopen a ski areas in southern Vermont has been revived.

The Maple Valley Ski Area in Dummerston closed in 2001. A developer who was interested in bringing it back as a year-round recreational resort withdrew the proposal in 2011 after the town review board asked for more specifics and wanted residents' concerns to be addressed.

Now, the review board has scheduled a hearing on April 23 for an application by the developer, MVS Associates of Stamford, Conn.