A Hartland resident has petitioned the federal government to change the name of the 3,130-foot peak that dominates the Upper Valley’s landscape from Mount Ascutney to Cas-Cad-Nac. Robert Hutchins, an exterminator who works in the Upper Valley, said the name change would more accurately honor the traditional Abenaki who lived here for thousands of years before the arrival of European settlers.
“I grew up in Windsor,” said Hutchins, who has started a Facebook page devoted to his cause. “I’ve been hiking that mountain since I was a kid. And when I heard the story, I thought it was too bad that we’re calling it the wrong thing.”