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In Vermont, A Milestone In Green-energy Efforts
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont's largest city has a new success to add to its list of socially conscious achievements: 100 percent of its electricity now comes from renewable sources such as wind, water and biomass.
Monday, September 15, 2014

New Hampshire News Briefs
EEE found in mosquitoes in Portsmouth
Monday, September 15, 2014

Vermont News Briefs
Doctors hold free seminar on heart failure
Monday, September 15, 2014

Shared ambulance service proposed for 3 towns
ROYALTON, Vt. (AP) -- Three Vermont towns are looking to create an ambulance service for the area, saying it could lower taxpayer costs.
Monday, September 15, 2014

Appeal notice filed in slain college student case
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Lawyers for a man sentenced to life without parole for raping and killing a University of New Hampshire student have filed a mandatory notice of appeal, raising questions about evidence that was excluded and testimony that was allowed saying he was prone to homicidal rages and threats.
Monday, September 15, 2014

Retired Supreme Court Justice To Headline Lecture Series
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Two retired U.S. Supreme Court justices will share the limelight on the same New Hampshire stage this week.
Monday, September 15, 2014

Tiny college launches $2M fundraising challenge
CRAFTSBURY, Vt. (AP) -- A tiny Vermont college that focuses on environmental stewardship is launching a $2 million fundraising challenge.
Monday, September 15, 2014

Appeal notice filed in slain college student case
CAMPTON, N.H. (AP) -- A popular White Mountain National Forest trail will be closed at times because it is undergoing construction to repair damage caused by Tropical Storm Irene.
Monday, September 15, 2014

Hearings to be held on distributing $1.1 million
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) -- New Hampshire Fish and Game officials are holding two hearings on a draft plan to distribute $1.1 million in economic relief funds to the state's groundwater fishing industry.
Monday, September 15, 2014

Search and rescue mission on Mt. Washington
Conservation Officers from N.H. Fish and Game, personnel from Twin Mountain Fire Department, and a manager from the Cog Railway conducted a search on and around the Jewel Trail which descends down Mt. Washington on its western side Saturday night.
Monday, September 15, 2014

Town to convert streetlights to LED fixtures
FAIR HAVEN, Vt. (AP) -- The Vermont town of Fair Haven is planning to convert its streetlights from high-pressure sodium bulbs to LED fixtures next year.
Monday, September 15, 2014

Supporters of closed school for deaf not giving up
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) -- The Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing has closed, but supporters and alumni haven't given up on it.
Monday, September 15, 2014

Police seize 15-20 marijuana plants
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- A Vermont Transportation Agency official said Monday he was disappointed the state didn't get a federal grant that would have helped complete an upgrade to the rail system between Rutland and Burlington, but officials remain committed to restoring passenger rail service to the route.
Monday, September 15, 2014

Police seize 15-20 marijuana plants
ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) -- Police in St. Albans, Vermont, are trying to determine who grew 15 to 20 marijuana plants seized in the town.
Monday, September 15, 2014

Child car seat technicians to be recognized
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- More than 100 certified technicians who are showing Vermont parents how to install child car seats properly and prevent injuries are being recognized at a State House ceremony.
Monday, September 15, 2014

Gas prices fall 2 cents in New Hampshire
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Gas prices in New Hampshire have decreased 2.1 cents in the past week, averaging $3.42 a gallon.
Monday, September 15, 2014

US Attorney: Drug cartel member pleads guilty
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- The U.S. Attorney's office in New Hampshire says a member of the Sinaloa drug cartel has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute cocaine.
Monday, September 15, 2014

Police: Man recorded women in cafe bathroom
ARLINGTON, Mass. (AP) -- A New Hampshire man charged with secretly recording women in a bathroom at a Massachusetts restaurant is scheduled to face a judge.
Monday, September 15, 2014

LePage A No-show At Candidate Forum In Portland
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- Gov. Paul LePage declined Friday to address a forum that was supposed to mark the first time all three candidates for governor spoke at the same event, declining to share the stage with two political opponents hoping to unseat him in November.
Saturday, September 13, 2014

Family of slain American journalist launches fund
ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- The family of the New Hampshire journalist slain by Islamic extremists in Syria has created a fund to aid families of other Americans taken hostage in hostile regions.
Saturday, September 13, 2014

Governor in driver's seat at Speedway track
LOUDON, N.H. (AP) -- Gov. Maggie Hassan helped to kick off race week at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway by getting behind the wheel of a stock car herself.
Saturday, September 13, 2014

Parents Of Slain Journalist Criticize Handling
ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- The parents of a New Hampshire journalist slain by Islamic extremists in Syria said Friday that they never knew what the U.S. government was doing to help their son and were told they could be prosecuted if they tried to raise money for a ransom.
Saturday, September 13, 2014

Market Basket chief reflects, looks ahead
TEWKSBURY, Mass. (AP) -- The Market Basket supermarket chain's 71 stores have already accomplished a remarkable turnaround thanks to employees who worked day and night to restock shelves left empty by a worker revolt, the company's chief said.
Saturday, September 13, 2014

Vermont State Fair reduced to 6 days
RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) -- The Vermont State Fair will be cut back from 10 to six days next year.
Saturday, September 13, 2014

Vermont hospital budget increases lower than trend
Vermont hospital budget increases lower than trend
Friday, September 12, 2014

Vermont to receive $2.3M in USDA grants, loans
Vermont to receive $2.3M in USDA grants, loans
Friday, September 12, 2014

2 rescued on school hiking trip
2 rescued on school hiking trip
Friday, September 12, 2014

Boston man gets 12 years in sex trafficking case
Man gets 12 years in sex trafficking case
Friday, September 12, 2014

Biologists: fishing impact of new lake pest mild
Biologists: fishing impact of new lake pest mild
Friday, September 12, 2014

Robbery, broadcast lead to fugitive arrest
Robbery, broadcast lead to fugitive arrest
Friday, September 12, 2014

Congressional Resolution Honors Slain Journalists
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Members of the U.S. House from New Hampshire and Florida have introduced a resolution honoring the lives of two American journalists who were beheaded by Islamic State militants in Syria.
Friday, September 12, 2014

Child And Family Chief Seeks Legislative Oversight
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont's new commissioner of the Department for Children and Families asked lawmakers Thursday for ongoing legislative oversight of the agency and described several changes made since the deaths of two toddlers this year who had been in the state's care.
Friday, September 12, 2014

Convictions Upheld Under Hate Crime Law
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- In a decision involving what's known as New Hampshire's "hate crime statute," the state Supreme Court on Friday upheld the convictions and sentence of a man who made anti-Semitic comments to employees at a Tilton Wal-Mart in 2010.
Friday, September 12, 2014

Amtrak Exhibit Train to stop in Vermont
Amtrak Exhibit Train to stop in Vermont
Friday, September 12, 2014

3 police officers honored for fire rescue
3 police officers honored for fire rescue
Friday, September 12, 2014

Former police dept equipment to be sold
Former police dept equipment to be sold
Friday, September 12, 2014

Man accused of scamming church
Man accused of scamming church
Friday, September 12, 2014

9 arrested in Oxycodone ring, $92K in pills seized
9 arrested in Oxycodone ring, $92K in pills seized
Friday, September 12, 2014

$25,000 worth of spice products seized
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire authorities have seized over $25,000 worth of a synthetic drug known as spice from a business in Manchester.
Thursday, September 11, 2014

87 new citizens to take oath in Vermont
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Eighty-seven people from 43 different countries will become U.S. citizens in Vermont on the anniversary of Sept. 11.
Thursday, September 11, 2014

Flags to be lowered in Vermont on Sept. 11
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Gov. Peter Shumlin has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff around Vermont in observance of Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance, 13 years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Thursday, September 11, 2014

Man dies in logging accident
CLARENDON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police say a man has died following a logging accident in Clarendon.
Thursday, September 11, 2014

Autopsy on infant provides no clear answer
BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police say an autopsy on a 5-month-old girl found unresponsive at her Bellows Falls home has provided no clear answer on what caused her death.
Thursday, September 11, 2014

New commissioner to testify before panel
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The new commissioner of the Vermont Department for Children and Families will testify before the legislative committee looking into the workings of the state's child welfare agency following two infant deaths.
Thursday, September 11, 2014

Vermont Tech Aviation Program Gets Sea Plane
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- Within a few months, some pilots in training at Vermont Flight Academy at Burlington International Airport will land a rare, twin-engine sea plane on Lake Champlain and other bodies of water in Vermont and upstate New York.
Thursday, September 11, 2014

Plattsburgh Marks War Of 1812 Battle Bicentennial
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Two centuries ago, the British made what would be their last invasion of the United States from Canada. Advancing south into New York, the redcoats met the Americans at Plattsburgh on Lake Champlain's upper western shore halfway through the War of 1812.
Thursday, September 11, 2014

New Hampshire teen dies following crash with SUV
ATKINSON, N.H. (AP) -- State police say a 17-year-old girl has died after her car was struck by a sport utility vehicle in Atkinson.
Thursday, September 11, 2014

New Liquor and Wine Outlet opening on I-93 north
HOOKSETT, N.H. (AP) -- A new 20,000 square-foot New Hampshire Liquor and Wine Outlet is opening at the renovated northbound Hooksett Welcome Center on Interstate 93.
Thursday, September 11, 2014

New commissioner to testify before panel
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- The new commissioner of the Vermont Department for Children and Families will testify before the legislative committee looking into the workings of the state's child welfare agency following two infant deaths.
Thursday, September 11, 2014

Autopsy on infant provides no clear answer
BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont State Police say an autopsy on a 5-month-old girl found unresponsive at her Bellows Falls home has provided no clear answer on what caused her death.
Thursday, September 11, 2014

Police: $5,000 worth of copper coil stolen
SHOREHAM, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont State Police are investigating the theft of $5,000 worth of copper coil taken from a parking lot at the Shoreham Telephone Company.
Thursday, September 11, 2014

Drug paraphernalia found with Biddeford bodies
Drug paraphernalia found with Biddeford bodies
Thursday, September 11, 2014

Maine group gets grant for wind power technology
Maine group gets grant for wind power technology
Thursday, September 11, 2014

Supreme Court hears appeal of man who shot cop
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- A lawyer for the man convicted of attempted murder in the 2012 shooting of a Manchester police officer is arguing the New Hampshire Supreme Court should grant him a new trial because release of his booking photo tainted eyewitness identifications.
Thursday, September 11, 2014

Woman arrested following chase
MASON, N.H. (AP) -- A woman has been arrested a week after being accused of leading police on a chase through several towns in New Hampshire.
Thursday, September 11, 2014

Maine center sending elephants back to Oklahoma
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- Two elephants at a Maine rehabilitation center are being sent back to a sanctuary in Oklahoma in the wake of the crushing death of their caretaker.
Thursday, September 11, 2014

New Hampshire primary turnout was 19 percent
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Just over 19 percent of registered voters cast ballots in Tuesday's primaries, according to Secretary of State Bill Gardner.
Thursday, September 11, 2014

$25,000 worth of spice products seized
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- New Hampshire authorities have seized over $25,000 worth of a synthetic drug known as spice from a business in Manchester.
Thursday, September 11, 2014

Downed power lines shut down road
MILTON, Vt. (AP) -- Crews have shut down part of U.S. Route 7 in Milton, Vermont, as they work to clear the road of multiple downed power lines after a tree fell.
Thursday, September 11, 2014

Man dies in logging accident
CLARENDON, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont State Police say a man has died following a logging accident in Clarendon.
Thursday, September 11, 2014

NY Comptroller Gets Involved In FairPoint Dispute
The New York comptroller is getting involved in the FairPoint labor dispute, using his clout with the company's biggest shareholder to ensure the company's workforce is treated fairly.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Attorneys file to dismiss toddler death charge
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Attorneys for a Vermont man charged with killing a 2-year-old boy have filed a motion to dismiss the case after a judge said the evidence against him is "paper thin."
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Shaheen ads blanket news sites as campaign starts
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Republican Scott Brown greeted customers eating breakfast at a Manchester diner, while U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen gobbled up advertising space on several New Hampshire news sites as their general election campaign officially got underway Wednesday.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Paul shifts on foreign policy as he eyes 2016 bid
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, a possible presidential candidate in 2016, said Wednesday an "overwhelming" majority in Congress -- including him -- would vote to authorize military intervention against militants in northern Iraq and Syria if President Barack Obama lays out a specific strategy and seeks approval when he addresses the nation tonight.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Burglar who paralyzed Maine man gets 30 years
ALFRED, Maine (AP) -- A New Hampshire man who shot and paralyzed a Maine homeowner during a burglary has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Agriculture leaders from around US meet in Vermont
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- The heads of state agriculture departments around the country are meeting this week in Burlington for their annual conference with a focus on advancing agricultural literacy.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Judge finds no merit in standoff lawsuit
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- A federal judge has found no merit in a lawsuit filed by a Vermont man who held police at bay from the roof of his home last year.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Town looks to renovate library post-Irene
WAITSFIELD, Vt. (AP) -- The Vermont town of Waitsfield moved its offices to a temporary home in the local library after its building was damaged by Tropical Storm Irene. Now, with a new office building in the works, library trustees are thinking about renovations.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Man named human loses primary in New Hampshire
ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Human's race ended in defeat.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Townhouse fire under investigation
DERRY, N.H. (AP) -- A firefighter has suffered a minor hand injury in a four-story townhouse fire in Derry, New Hampshire.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Restaurant destroyed by fire
CLAREMONT, N.H. (AP) -- Investigators with the state fire marshal's office are expected to be at the scene of a restaurant destroyed by a fire in Claremont, New Hampshire.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Vermont Tech aviation program get sea plane
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- Students at the Vermont Flight Academy at the Burlington International Airport have an unusual airplane in which to learn rare flying skills.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Witness: Freeh 'totally out' at time of crash
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- An eyewitness to the Vermont car crash that injured Louis Freeh says the former FBI director looked to be asleep when his vehicle crossed the centerline, forcing two cars and a motorcyclist to swerve out of the way.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Vermont Fish & Wildlife offering deer hunt classes
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife is offering the first of three seminars to help get people started in deer hunting.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Investigation sought into district, hazing
MILTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont school board has voted to seek an independent investigation into whether the school district mishandled complaints about hazing allegedly involving members of the high school football team.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Burlington approves hospital, university plan
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The University of Vermont and Fletcher Allen Health Care have received permission to demolish three dormitory buildings to make way for a new hospital building.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Burlington approves hospital, university plan
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- The University of Vermont and Fletcher Allen Health Care have received permission to demolish three dormitory buildings to make way for a new hospital building.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

New Hampshire top court: Convict's rights violated
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- The state's highest court has reversed the sex assault convictions of a man charged with raping a child at a Newmarket day care center, ruling he was effectively in custody when police questioned him as he walked around his property.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

2 health groups getting $558K to help consumers
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Two health groups in New Hampshire are getting federal grants totaling nearly $558,000 to help consumers navigate their coverage options under the health care overhaul law.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Late lawmaker's home considered for park
SPRINGFIELD, Vt. (AP) -- The home of a former Vermont state legislator is being considered for a new state park.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Police investigate copper theft from ice arena
HIGHGATE, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont State Police are investigating the theft of copper piping that operates the refrigeration system for the Highgate Sports Arena.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

NH-Maine bridge gets $25 million for replacement
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) -- An aging bridge that connects New Hampshire and Maine is getting $25 million in federal grants for its replacement.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

6 appointed to Vermont nuke decommissioning panel
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont's Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel has six new members.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Investigation sought into district, hazing
MILTON, Vt. (AP) -- A Vermont school board has voted to seek an independent investigation into whether the school district mishandled complaints about hazing allegedly involving members of the high school football team.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

NY comptroller gets involved in FairPoint dispute
The comptroller of New York is urging FairPoint's biggest shareholder to encourage the company to treat its workforce fairly.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Man accused of road rage says he was on honeymoon
BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) -- A New Hampshire driver accused of firing a handgun during a road-rage dispute says he was on his honeymoon at the time.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Hiker who died on Appalachian Trail identified
BENTON, N.H. (AP) -- A 39-year-old New Hampshire man who had been running and hiking with friends along the Appalachian Trail when he collapsed and died has been identified.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Time to start thinking about the flu vaccine
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Get ready for flu season: New Hampshire health officials have announced the first positive influenza test result identified in the state public health laboratories.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Homes targeted by burglars all occupied
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Police in Concord, New Hampshire, are investigating a series of residential burglaries in which all of the homes were occupied at the time.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Hiker, 39, collapses, dies along Appalachian Trail
BENTON, N.H. (AP) — A 39-year-old New Hampshire man who had been running and hiking with friends along the Appalachian Trail has died after collapsing during the outing.
Monday, September 8, 2014

Vermont Center for the Deaf to close
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is shutting down later this month.
Monday, September 8, 2014

Vermont fall foliage reports set to begin
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The state of Vermont is getting ready to issue its first foliage report of the season.
Monday, September 8, 2014

Vermont to publish lists of delinquent taxpayers
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Under a new law, the Vermont Department of Taxes will start issuing lists by the end of the year of 100 individual taxpayers and 100 business taxpayers with the highest amounts of unpaid tax debt.
Monday, September 8, 2014

5 police shootings in 2014 double average
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Records show the five police shootings in Vermont this year are the most in one year and double the 17-year average since the attorney general's office began investigating all officer-involved shootings.
Monday, September 8, 2014

Police: 3 Arrested In Vermont Burglary Spree
ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont State Police say they've three arrests in a string of nearly a dozen burglaries in the Northeast Kingdom.
Monday, September 8, 2014

5 police shootings in 2014 double average
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Records show the five police shootings in Vermont this year are the most in one year and double the 17-year average since the attorney general's office began investigating all officer-involved shootings.
Monday, September 8, 2014

Lola Aiken, widow of Vermont senator, dies at 102
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Lola Aiken, the widow of former Gov. and U.S. Sen. George Aiken who became a Vermont political figure in her own right, died Monday. She was 102.
Monday, September 8, 2014

Police: man put toddler in dryer, turned it on
BANGOR, Maine (AP) -- Court documents say a man put a 2-year-old Bangor, Maine toddler in a clothes dryer and turned it on, causing burns and other injuries to the boy.
Monday, September 8, 2014

Vermont Center for the Deaf to close
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) -- The Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is shutting down later this month.
Monday, September 8, 2014

Lola Aiken, widow of Vermont senator, dies at 102
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Lola Aiken, the widow of former Gov. and U.S. Sen. George Aiken who became a Vermont political figure in her own right, died Monday. She was 102.
Monday, September 8, 2014


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