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Police look for dog, owner after fatal dog attack
PINKHAM NOTCH, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire State Police are asking for help from the public to help identify a pit bull and its owner after they said the dog attacked another on a mountain hike. The attacked dog died of its injuries.
Thursday, August 28, 2014

Doctor accused of improperly giving medications
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The former chairman of a panel overseeing the use of prescription drugs in Vermont is facing allegations he improperly dispensed medications to 14 patients.
Thursday, August 28, 2014

USDA launches new dairy insurance program
MILWAUKEE (AP) — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says dairy farmers can begin signing up Sept. 2 for a new program that replaces old subsidies.
Thursday, August 28, 2014

NH Supreme Court upholds education tax credit law
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- The state Supreme Court has left intact a New Hampshire law that creates a business education tax credit to fund scholarships to private schools.
Thursday, August 28, 2014

Committee investigating synthetic drugs meets
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- A committee formed to study how to regulate and control synthetic drugs in New Hampshire has met for the first time.
Thursday, August 28, 2014

Town wants to name welcome center after Jeffords
BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- There's an effort underway to name a new welcome center in Vermont after the late Sen. Jim Jeffords, who secured its funding.
Thursday, August 28, 2014

Vermont man charged in tractor and truck thefts
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- A Vermont man is facing federal charges he possessed a number of tractors and trucks that were stolen over a 12-year period from Vermont, New York, Massachusetts and Maine.
Thursday, August 28, 2014

Police officer's gun discharges, woman wounded
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Police in Manchester, New Hampshire, say an officer's gun discharged, wounding a woman during the execution of an apartment search warrant.
Thursday, August 28, 2014

Vilsack says up to $45M to help Lake Champlain
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced in Vermont on Thursday that his agency will double the pace of spending on efforts to reduce farm runoff entering Lake Champlain.
Thursday, August 28, 2014

FairPoint declares impasse, unions disagree
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- Unions representing more than 1,700 FairPoint Communications workers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont want the National Labor Relations Board to reinstate terms of their old contract. In the meantime, they're evaluating options that include a strike.
Thursday, August 28, 2014

Doctor accused of improperly giving medications
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- The former chairman of a panel overseeing the use of prescription drugs in Vermont is facing allegations he improperly dispensed medications to 14 patients.
Thursday, August 28, 2014

Vermont utility gets approval to reduce rates
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Customers of Vermont's largest electric utility are going to be seeing their rates go down.
Thursday, August 28, 2014

Boston Marathon bombing victim marries his nurse
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man who was seriously injured in the Boston Marathon bombing has married a nurse who helped him recover.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Connecticut officials unveil police dog memorial
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials have unveiled a memorial honoring state police dogs for their courage and sacrifice in serving the public.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

NH Lottery has new Patriots scratch ticket
HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Lottery has introduced a New England Patriots scratch ticket, which carries a top prize of $100,000.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Evidence suggest toddler injured earlier
SHELBURNE, Vt. (AP) — New evidence in the case of a Vermont man charged with second-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend's 2-year-old son suggest the child's fatal injuries may not have all happened at once.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Body found in search area for missing boater
COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — Police searching for a missing boater on Lake Champlain say they've found the body of a man in Mallets Bay.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Former FBI director Freeh injured in car crash
BARNARD, Vt. (AP) -- Former FBI director Louis Freeh was seriously injured in a single-car crash in Vermont, authorities said.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

NH health centers get nearly $445K in funding
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Nearly $445,000 has been awarded to two New Hampshire health centers for improvements under the Affordable care Act.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

2 men accused of illegally shooting bears
KILLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife says two Killington men are facing charges of illegally shooting bears.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Unions delivering another proposal to FairPoint
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) -- Unions representing more than 1,700 FairPoint workers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont are delivering another contract proposal to the company in hopes of ending a stalemate.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Unions delivering another proposal to FairPoint
UNITY, N.H. (AP) -- The new elementary school has been constructed in Unity, New Hampshire, but the starting date for students has been postponed to give teachers more time to set up their classrooms.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Republican Senate hopefuls debate in New Hampshire
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- With less than two weeks until their primary, three Republican U.S. Senate hopefuls in New Hampshire are arguing about who's been the most conservative and consistent during their political careers.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Rescuers put in a busy night on Mount Monadnock
JAFFREY, N.H. (AP) -- Rescue workers had a busy night on New Hampshire's Mount Monadnock.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Mother arrested on drug charge, kids left in motel
BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- Police say a Vermont woman accused of driving under the influence of a drug had one child with her in her car while two others were left in a motel unattended.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Blood drive hopes to collect up to 2,000 units
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- A blood drive that set a record in 2011 is getting underway in New Hampshire.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Man pinned by 6,000-pound boulder in yard, dies
RAYMOND, N.H. (AP) -- Police in New Hampshire say a man who tried to dig around a 6,000-pound boulder in his yard became pinned under the rock and died.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Job fair to be held in Somersworth
SOMERSWORTH, N.H. (AP) -- Jobs ranging from account representatives to wait staff are being offered at a job fair in Somersworth, New Hampshire.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Ag Secretary Vilsack visiting Vermont on Thursday
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy says Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is visiting Vermont on Thursday to discuss funding related to improving water quality through conservation-related practices on farms.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Police: $2,000 in rare books taken from store
BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- A woman is accused of stealing $2,000 worth of rare books about alchemy from a Vermont antique shop.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Woman accused of selling fake fair tickets
ESSEX, Vt. (AP) -- Police in Essex, Vermont, have accused a woman of selling and distributing counterfeit tickets to the Champlain Valley Fair.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Power line project to undergo environmental review
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- An energy project developer says the U.S. Department of Energy has issued a notice to prepare an environmental review for its proposed underwater and underground power line to bring Canadian power to New England by way of Vermont.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Health Care Focus As Governor Candidates Debate
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

3 beaches cleared of E. coli bacteria
LACONIA, N.H. (AP) -- Three beaches in Laconia, New Hampshire, that tested positive for bacteria last week are now in the clear.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Landlords accused of safety violations
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) -- Police in Nashua, New Hampshire, have accused three landlords of substandard and unsafe living conditions regarding several rental properties.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Pickup truck driver dies in crash
CONWAY, N.H. (AP) -- Police say a pickup truck driver has died in Conway, New Hampshire, after crossing a road and colliding with an oncoming SUV.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Town to try fake coyotes to scare off geese
MEREDITH, N.H. (AP) — Residents in one Lake Winnipesaukee town are trying to scare off Canada geese that foul the grass near a sculpture walk — they're adding some fake coyotes to the stone and brass artwork.
Monday, August 25, 2014

Bennington to host 19th Garlic and Herb Festival
BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The southwestern Vermont shire town of Bennington will be bursting with flavor this Labor Day weekend.
Monday, August 25, 2014

Vermont State Education Board Opposes Standardized Testing
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- The Vermont State Board of Education is taking a stance against the testing policies of the federal No Child Left Behind Act, weeks after the state's education secretary sent a letter to parents saying the "broken NCLB policy" has identified nearly every school in Vermont as low performing.
Monday, August 25, 2014

Vermont Primary Could Mean Cross-party Nominations
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Voters in this year's Vermont primary election can be excused for feeling confused: A Libertarian wants the Republican gubernatorial nomination, and a Progressive candidate for lieutenant governor seeks Democrats' support.
Monday, August 25, 2014

4 arrested in auto shop burglary
ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) -- Four people have been arrested in connection with a burglary at an auto shop in St. Albans, Vermont.
Monday, August 25, 2014

Police investigating fatal motorcycle crash
BARRINGTON, N.H. (AP) -- Police in Barrington, New Hampshire, are investigating a fatal motorcycle accident that happened over the weekend.
Monday, August 25, 2014

Turnout expected to be low in Vermont primary
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Voter turnout for this week's primary in Vermont is expected to be low.
Monday, August 25, 2014

Coast Guard suspends search for missing man
COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) -- The U.S. Coast Guard says it has suspended its search for a missing 65-year-old man near Malletts Bay, in Lake Champlain, Vermont.
Monday, August 25, 2014

Bennington to host 19th Garlic and Herb Festival
BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- The southwestern Vermont shire town of Bennington will be bursting with flavor this Labor Day weekend.
Monday, August 25, 2014

State Fish and Game officials host hunting talks
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Monday, August 25, 2014

Republicans differ on keeping parts of health law
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Republicans competing for a chance to take on U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen all want to repeal the federal health care overhaul law, though some would keep elements of it in place.
Monday, August 25, 2014

Gas prices still tumbling in New Hampshire
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Gas prices in New Hampshire have dropped another 3.5 cents per gallon in the past week.
Monday, August 25, 2014

New Rail Being Laid In Western Vermont Corridor
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Work on installing new rails in the western Vermont rail corridor will begin soon as part of the long-term goal of restoring passenger rail service between Rutland and Burlington.
Monday, August 25, 2014

Vermont News Briefs
Search on for man missing on Lake Champlain
Monday, August 25, 2014

Blasting to slow traffic on New Hampshire's I-93
WINDHAM, N.H. (AP) -- Motorists on Interstate 93 in southern New Hampshire should expect traffic delays due to a highway blasting operation.
Monday, August 25, 2014

Hiker helped along Long Trail
WATERBURY, Vt. (AP) -- A 59-year-old hiker is recovering after she slipped and injured her ankle and needed assistance while hiking on Vermont's Long Trail.
Monday, August 25, 2014

Algae blooms a concern in Vermont county
ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) -- More blue-green algae is showing up in lakes in Vermont's Franklin County, closing some beaches and putting swimmers on alert.
Monday, August 25, 2014

Hampton Beach marks 10th talent competition
HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) -- A New York woman has won the adult division of the 10th annual Hampton Beach Talent Competition with her rendition of "And I am Telling You" from the musical "Dreamgirls."
Monday, August 25, 2014

Wiggins: Rare No. 1 Pick Traded Before Rookie Year
MINNEAPOLIS -- The wait is almost over.
Saturday, August 23, 2014

3 GOP gubernatorial candidates to debate
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- A debate between the three Republicans on this coming Tuesday's primary ballot has shown disagreements between them over the push for universal health care, but broad agreement that marijuana should be legalized.
Friday, August 22, 2014

Food Bank 'Nothing' campaign raises $100K
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- The New Hampshire Food Bank has raised more than $100,000 through sales of its cans of "Nothing" to help the hungry.
Friday, August 22, 2014

Poll shows Shaheen, Brown in close race
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) -- A new poll shows U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and possible Republican challenger Scott Brown in a close race for the New Hampshire Senate seat.
Friday, August 22, 2014

Mayor wants to close park, citing drug overdoses
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- The mayor of Manchester, New Hampshire, wants to close a park that's been the site of some overdoses by the synthetic drug called spice.
Friday, August 22, 2014

Parents had hoped to negotiate with Foley captors
ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- The parents of slain journalist James Foley said they regarded an email they received from his captors last week as a hopeful sign they could negotiate with the Islamic militants.
Friday, August 22, 2014

Man charged with setting hall in hotel hallway
LACONIA, N.H. (AP) -- Police have accused a man of setting a small fire in a hallway of a hotel in Laconia, New Hampshire.
Friday, August 22, 2014

Poll: Hassan leading GOP challengers
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) -- A new poll shows that Gov. Maggie Hassan is leading both of her Republican challengers, who face off in a primary on Sept. 9.
Thursday, August 21, 2014

170 Rutland Plywood workers laid off after fire
RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin says a fire that destroyed a building housing the Rutland Plywood Corp. has caused 170 layoffs.
Thursday, August 21, 2014

Sept. 15 deadline for waterfowl hunt applications
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department says applications for controlled waterfowl hunting permit are due Sept. 15.
Thursday, August 21, 2014

Hearing scheduled for bear hunt guide rules
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- New Hampshire's Fish and Game Department is holding a public hearing next month on proposed rules regarding bear hunt guide permits.
Thursday, August 21, 2014

NH's 2nd District candidates disagree on Iraq strategy
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Republican congressional hopeful Gary Lambert says the U.S. should not redeploy troops to Iraq under any circumstances, while his two primary opponents in the 2nd District are more open to the possibility.
Thursday, August 21, 2014

Police seek suspect in vehicle window shootings
KEENE, N.H. (AP) -- Police are seeking the public's help in tracking down whoever is responsible for shooting out the windows of over a dozen vehicles in New Hampshire's Cheshire and Sullivan counties.
Thursday, August 21, 2014

Plymouth State president to step down in 2015
PLYMOUTH, N.H. (AP) -- Plymouth State University President Sara Jayne Steen says she's planning to step down as president at the end of June 2015 after nine years at the post.
Thursday, August 21, 2014

Vermont enticing disaster preparedness with money
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- The state of Vermont is preparing to implement new rules that encourage communities to take steps to reduce future flood damage in exchange for more money to help them recover.
Thursday, August 21, 2014

Man, woman killed in Vermont shootings
TOWNSHEND, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont State Police are investigating shootings that left a man and woman dead in Townshend.
Thursday, August 21, 2014

Man accused of stabbing man during fight
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Police in Concord, New Hampshire, have charged a man with stabbing another man during a fight.
Thursday, August 21, 2014

Woman sentenced in drug-fatal crash case
BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) -- A New Hampshire woman accused of giving a drug to a 19-year-old woman hours before the teen drove into some cyclists, killing two, has pleaded guilty and has received a three-to-six-year sentence.
Thursday, August 21, 2014

Couple pleads guilty in investment fraud case
KEENE, N.H. (AP) -- A New Hampshire man has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit investment adviser fraud and securities manipulation and has reached a $600,000 settlement with the state.
Thursday, August 21, 2014

Health Department urges young adult vaccinations
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- They Vermont Health Department is urging young adults to be sure they are up to date with their vaccinations.
Thursday, August 21, 2014

Guard trains with weapons at Camp Johnson
COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) -- The Vermont National Guard is training with weapons at Camp Johnson in Colchester.
Thursday, August 21, 2014

Public money gives Progressive fundraising edge
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Public campaign financing has left Vermont's incumbent Republican lieutenant governor in an unusual position -- trying to catch up in the campaign money race against a Progressive challenger.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Details of crash fatal to 2 from Vermont released
GRANVILLE, N.Y. (AP) -- Authorities say they'll probably never determine why a Vermont man was passing in a no-passing zone on a New York road when he caused the crash that killed him and another Vermont resident.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Vermont hydro plant is home to endangered bats
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont's largest power company says it doesn't mind a bit that bats have taken up residence in a hydroelectric station it owns on the Otter Creek in Middlebury.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Polls shows close House races in New Hampshire
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) -- A new poll shows U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter in tight races with her challengers in New Hampshire's 1st Congressional District, while Rep. Annie Kuster is in a tight contest with one challenger in the 2nd District.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

New Hampshire officials mourn Foley's death
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Members of New Hampshire's congressional delegation and Gov. Maggie Hassan are mourning the loss of journalist James Foley.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Dog owners warned of deadly virus
ALLENSTOWN, N.H. (AP) -- Dog owners in New Hampshire are being warned about a deadly virus that has killed more than a dozen dogs in Massachusetts.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Beheading Victim Believed To Be N.H. Journalist
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A video by Islamic State militants released Tuesday purported to show the beheading of American journalist James Foley as retribution for U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. The White House, his family and employer said they could not determine the video's authenticity and were attempting to confirm if he had been killed.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

US: Slow growth seen in Conn., Maine economies
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- New federal statistics show economic growth in New England has been slowest in Connecticut and Maine since the end of the recession in 2009.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Ex-teacher's aide charged with sexual assault
BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- A former teacher's aide at a Bennington school for children with emotional problems is facing charges she sexually assaulted a student at the school.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

NH bishop: Foley's murder 'unspeakable evil'
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- The bishop of New Hampshire's Roman Catholic diocese calls the murder of journalist James Foley evidence of an "unspeakable evil that is rampant and inhuman."
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

2 kids get to spend time with mother in prison
GOFFSTOWN, N.H. (AP) -- Two children will spend the day with their mother who is serving time in a New Hampshire prison as part of program to strengthen families and reduce recidivism.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Vermont town issues boil water order
FAIR HAVEN, Vt. (AP) -- The town of Fair Haven has issued a boil water order after contamination was found in the water system of the Vermont community.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Police van driver didn't have valid license
ALFRED, Maine (AP) -- Maine State Police say the driver of a York County Sheriff's Department van that was hit by a tractor-trailer had a suspended license.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Bicyclist dies, hits car door
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) -- Police say a bicyclist has died after striking a driver's side door of a car in Durham, New Hampshire.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Man found dead in house hours after standoff
DUXBURY, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont State Police say a man has been found dead inside a house of a self-inflicted gunshot wound more than five hours after shots were fired at troopers and police negotiated with him.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Police seize 42 pounds of marijuana
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Police in Manchester, New Hampshire, have seized over 42 pounds of marijuana after being alerted by a U.S. postal inspector and a police dog about a suspicious package.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Vermont Health Department fears 'spice' usage
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- Officials at the Vermont Health Department say they're concerned about a number of overdoses involving the synthetic drug known as spice that have been reported recently in New Hampshire.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Ag secretary visiting New Hampshire farm
LOUDON, N.H. (AP) -- U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is coming to New Hampshire to visit a farm that's one of 250 in the country getting a grant aimed at turning commodities into value-added products.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Man pleads not guilty to shooting
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) -- A Vermont man has pleaded not guilty to charges that he shot a man in the stomach after a dispute at his home.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Man charged with DWI after crashing 2 vehicles
HARRIETSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) -- A 31-year-old Vermont man is in a northern New York jail after state police say he attacked a woman and crashed her car and his own vehicle in the same night.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Secretary of State gives Vermont primary info
MONTPELER, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos is reminding people about the requirements to vote in the upcoming primary election.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Establishment GOP candidate to skip primary debate
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- The Republican gubernatorial hopeful considered to be the candidate of the Vermont party establishment said Tuesday he would not attend an Essex debate with three other candidates seeking the nomination in next week's primary election.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Vermont Grapples With Aging Prison Facilities
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- With Vermont's prison facilities aging, lawmakers are beginning to grapple with whether to build new or patch up the old.
Monday, August 18, 2014

Veteran Advocates Plan 2nd New Hampshire Court
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) -- New Hampshire's first court dedicated to helping veterans charged with crimes won't be its last.
Monday, August 18, 2014

Former Vermont US Sen. Jeffords dies at 80
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Former Vermont U.S. Sen. James Jeffords, who in 2001 tipped control of the Senate when he quit the Republican Party to become an independent, died Monday. He was 80.
Monday, August 18, 2014


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