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Philip Henderson Hoff, the New Frontiersman whose three terms as Vermont ‘s first modern Democratic  governor in the 1960s laid the foundation for turning a solid Republican bastion into arguably the nation’s deepest blue and most liberal state, has died. He was 93.

Hoff, one of the last of the era’s Kennedy-inspired liberals still living, had been suffering from Parkinson’s  Disease.

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Massachusetts opted last week for one large power line to cover a big chunk of its energy needs for the next 20-plus years.

The Northern Pass proposal beat out other big transmission projects and dozens of smaller options for the right to supply all renewable power the Commonwealth wants.