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Final member of trio who beat deliveryman pleads guilty
Final member of trio who beat deliveryman pleads guilty
Friday, April 24, 2015

American Indian actors quit Adam Sandler movie over names
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- A group of American Indian actors walked off the set of an Adam Sandler movie this week over complaints about stereotypes, offensive names and scenes they say disrespected Native American religious practices.
Friday, April 24, 2015

Canadian court to extradite 2 to New Hampshire in '88 deaths
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) -- The Supreme Court of Canada has ordered the extradition of two men to New Hampshire to face murder charges in the deaths of two women nearly 27 years ago.
Friday, April 24, 2015

Defendant awaiting verdict in case shoots self outside court
Defendant awaiting verdict in case shoots self outside court
Friday, April 24, 2015

Insurance department explores health care payment reform
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Health care spending is high and rising in New Hampshire, and the state should consider holding both providers and insurers accountable for improving quality and containing costs, consultants hired by the insurance department said Friday.
Friday, April 24, 2015

FBI chief Comey says bureau needs cybercrime fighters
FBI chief Comey says bureau needs cybercrime fighters
Friday, April 24, 2015

Maine seeks volunteers for invasive beetle event
Maine seeks volunteers for invasive beetle event
Friday, April 24, 2015

Man convicted of second-degree murder in 2007 stabbing
Man convicted of second-degree murder in 2007 stabbing
Friday, April 24, 2015

Vermont Senate passes bill banning revenge porn
Vermont Senate passes bill banning revenge porn
Friday, April 24, 2015

Vermont House committee approves tax package
Vermont House committee approves tax package
Friday, April 24, 2015

Wildlife Officials: New Hampshire Has Too Many Black Bears
New Hampshire's black bear population is at a record level, according to the state Fish and Game Department.
Friday, April 24, 2015

3 more prosecutors' offices suspend breath-test evidence
3 more prosecutors' offices suspend breath-test evidence
Friday, April 24, 2015

Cellphone driving ban to take effect July 1
Cellphone driving ban to take effect July 1
Friday, April 24, 2015

Shumlin says he'll sign gun-restrictions bill
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- A spokesman for Gov. Peter Shumlin says the governor is likely to sign a bill he once opposed -- a measure placing new restrictions on firearms ownership in Vermont.
Friday, April 24, 2015

Insurance department explores health care payment reform
Insurance department explores health care payment reform
Friday, April 24, 2015

After violence last year, new city to host Pumpkin Festival
After violence last year, new city to host Pumpkin Festival
Friday, April 24, 2015

Shumlin says he'll sign gun-restrictions bill
Shumlin says he'll sign gun-restrictions bill
Friday, April 24, 2015

Wildlife officials: New Hampshire has too many black bears
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire officials say the state has too many black bears and is mulling its options on how to curb the population.
Thursday, April 23, 2015

Wildlife officials: New Hampshire has too many black bears
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- New Hampshire officials say the state has too many black bears and is mulling its options on how to curb the population.
Thursday, April 23, 2015

Anheuser-Busch plant in New Hampshire plans for canned beer
MERRIMACK, N.H. (AP) -- The Anheuser-Busch plant in New Hampshire is planning for an addition to produce canned beer.
Thursday, April 23, 2015

Owner of dam objects to 3-town proposal
THETFORD, Vt. (AP) -- A month before three Vermont towns vote on an $850,000 project to replace a dam, the owner has some objections.
Thursday, April 23, 2015

Suspect in fatal shooting arrested
SOUTH LONDONDERRY, Vt. (AP) -- Police say a suspect in the shooting death of a Vermont man over the weekend has been arrested.
Thursday, April 23, 2015

Vermont Gas Systems changes pipeline construction deadline
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont Gas Systems officials say the company is once again changing its plans for a natural gas pipeline scheduled to be built from Chittenden County to Addison County.
Thursday, April 23, 2015

Proposed ban on ivory sale links old pianos, terrorism
MONTPELIER, Vt.-- A debate in Vermont over a proposed ban on the sale of ivory and rhinoceros horns in the small New England state is bringing home much wider issues of international terrorism and animal extinction.
Thursday, April 23, 2015

Man convicted of fake book deals gets 2 more years
BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- A Vermont man who served six months in prison for taking more than $200,000 from aspiring authors to publish their books, but didn't, has been sentenced to two more years for defrauding a Manchester woman of $28,000.
Thursday, April 23, 2015

Proposed ban on ivory sale raises question about old pianos
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Supporters of a proposed ban on the sale of ivory and rhinoceros horns in Vermont are upset by a move to insert exemptions into the legislation for old pianos and other antiques.
Thursday, April 23, 2015

Prosecution rests in penalty phase of Boston bomber's trial
BOSTON (AP) -- A video played Thursday at the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev showed a mother crouched over her 8-year-old son as he lay dying on the sidewalk, a scene that prosecutors hoped would linger in jurors' minds while they determine whether Tsarnaev lives or dies.
Thursday, April 23, 2015

Couple narrowly escapes fire that destroys home
Couple narrowly escapes fire that destroys home
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Flood warning issued for Orleans County
Flood warning issued for Orleans County
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Girlfriend of suspect sought in fatal shooting arrested
Girlfriend of suspect sought in fatal shooting arrested
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Family writes candid obituary of daughter's drug overdose
Family writes candid obituary of daughter's drug overdose
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Model for Rockwell's Rosie the Riveter painting dies at 92
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Mary Doyle Keefe, the model for Norman Rockwell's iconic 1943 Rosie the Riveter painting that symbolized the millions of American women who went to work on the home front during World War II, has died. She was 92.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Ballroom dancer describes losing leg in marathon bombing
BOSTON (AP) -- After the first bomb went off down the street at the Boston Marathon, Adrianne Haslet-Davis somehow knew there was another one coming.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Jury in Boston Marathon trial sees photo of defiant Tsarnaev
BOSTON (AP) -- First, the jury was shown large, vibrant pictures of the four people killed in the Boston Marathon bombing and its aftermath. Then prosecutors pulled out the photo they saved for last: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev giving the finger to the security camera in his jail cell.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Historic covered bridge damaged by truck, closed for repairs
Historic covered bridge damaged by truck, closed for repairs
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Vermont, New Hampshire labor force shrank in 2014
US: New England, Vermont labor force shrank in 2014
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

NH Supreme Court hears arguments on voter bill
NH Supreme Court hears arguments on voter bill
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Emotions over Obama's trade agenda roil Bernie Sanders in Senate, Action delayed
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Emotional disagreements over trade erupted in Congress on Wednesday, when a liberal senator delayed a committee's likely endorsement of a top trade priority for President Barack Obama.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Hassan: Market may not exist for 2 New Hampshire casinos
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Gov. Maggie Hassan on Wednesday questioned whether New Hampshire could sustain two casinos but didn't say if she would veto a two-casino bill currently making its way through the Legislature.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Lawmakers weigh roadside spit test to detect drugged driving
MONTPELIER, Vt. -- Vermont is one of a growing number of states looking at following Colorado and Washington's lead by legalizing marijuana, but there's a problem. How can police identify those too stoned to drive?
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Vermont Senate panel supports ending vaccine exemption
Vermont Senate panel supports ending vaccine exemption
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Senate leaders propose extending NSA phone records storage
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Weeks before a key surveillance law expires, Senate Republicans have introduced a bill that would allow the National Security Agency to continue collecting the calling records of nearly every American.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Model for Rockwell's Rosie the Riveter painting dies at 92
Model for Rockwell's Rosie the Riveter painting dies at 92
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Vermont town to discuss building detention center
Vermont town to discuss building detention center
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Public getting a chance to discuss game management plan
Public getting a chance to discuss game management plan
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Cameras being installed in all toll lanes in turnpike system
Cameras being installed in all toll lanes in turnpike system
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Sorrell Rejects Call For Independent Investigation Of Him
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Attorney General William Sorrell on Monday rejected a request by a Republican Party official that Sorrell appoint an independent counsel to investigate his political practices and whether he violated campaign finance laws.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Death penalty protest marks return of marathon bomber trial
BOSTON (AP) -- Death penalty opponents are renewing their calls for mercy as the federal trial of convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev enters the penalty phase.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Regional Briefs
Man at business bound, struck, in robbery
Tuesday, April 21, 2015

New Hampshire Republican Voters Are Relishing Crowded Field
NASHUA, New Hampshire (AP) -- For New Hampshire Republicans, the early days of the 2016 presidential campaign feel like an embarrassment of riches.
Monday, April 20, 2015

Vermont News Briefs For April 20
Sanders: Decision nears on run for president
Monday, April 20, 2015

New England's Snowy Winter Pushes Back Gardening Season
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- The historic barrage of snow and cold that struck New England this winter has pushed back the gardening season and left behind damaged bushes, trees and greenhouses -- and gardeners clamoring to get their hands in the dirt.
Monday, April 20, 2015

Five Takeaways From GOP Hopefuls' New Hampshire Happening
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) -- Republican presidential candidates and hopefuls were in New Hampshire this weekend for a party conference, the first gathering of its kind this year in the first-in-the-nation primary state. Politicians already in the 2016 race or considering a run gave speeches, answered questions from voters and reporters and tested their campaign skills in stops across the state. Some things to know about the state of the race:
Monday, April 20, 2015

New Hampshire News Briefs For April 20
NH woman serving in Navy dies in car crash
Monday, April 20, 2015

Norwich selectman supports rebuilding destroyed dam
NORWICH, Vt. (AP) -- Legislation to rebuild a dam is gaining support in Norwich four years after being destroyed by Tropical Storm Irene.
Monday, April 20, 2015

Champlain College offering online discounts to US workers
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont's Champlain College is offering federal employees and their families a 70 percent discount for online courses that can be used to increase training for specific skills or accumulate credit toward online college undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
Monday, April 20, 2015

Rare falcon finds residency on Vermont nuclear smokestack
VERNON, Vt. (AP) -- A rare falcon has found a permanent home on a nuclear power plant smokestack.
Monday, April 20, 2015

Police looking at a person of interest in fatal shooting
SPRINGFIELD, Vt. (AP) -- Police in Springfield, Vermont, are investigating a person of interest in the fatal shooting of a man over the weekend.
Monday, April 20, 2015

Vermont House expected to take up earned sick leave bill
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- The Vermont House is slated this week to take up legislation that would require employers to give workers paid time off.
Monday, April 20, 2015

Vermont Lottery makes tech grant to Charleston school
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- The Vermont Lottery is helping to fund a program at the Charleston Elementary School that will have eighth graders working with local elders to explore how communication has changed over time.
Monday, April 20, 2015

Judicial Branch Wants To Streamline Felony Process
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- The New Hampshire Judicial Branch wants to streamline how felony cases are handled, saving time and money and overhauling a process that dates back to when judges rode horses to court and grand juries convened only twice a year.
Monday, April 20, 2015

Sorrell rejects call for independent counsel to probe him
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell is rejecting a request that he appoint an independent counsel to investigate allegations that he has violated Vermont's campaign finance laws.
Monday, April 20, 2015

Series of snowstorms pushed up state costs by $9 million
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- This winter's series of heavy snowfalls put a $9.2 million hurt on the state's annual snow removal budget and led to a raid on the fund that pays for road and bridge repair and maintenance, according to figures compiled by the Department of Transportation.
Monday, April 20, 2015

Rule changes to be discussed for fishing tournaments
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Rule hearings on two proposed changes affecting fishing tournaments are being held next month at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department in Concord.
Monday, April 20, 2015

Gas prices go up nearly 11 cents in New Hampshire
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Gas prices in New Hampshire have risen nearly 11 cents per gallon in the past week, to an average of $2.40.
Monday, April 20, 2015

Young professionals to pitch ideas for growing economy
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Young professionals are being invited to the State House to share their ideas about how to grow Vermont's economy and young workforce.
Monday, April 20, 2015

OSHA proposes to fine manufacturer nearly $64K
ROLLINSFORD, N.H. (AP) -- The U.S. Labor Department's OSHA division is proposing a fine of nearly $64,000 against a New Hampshire manufacturer of acrylic and wooden sign holders and displays, saying workers were overexposed to a toxic chemical.
Monday, April 20, 2015

Meeting to address 'Red List' bridge in Franconia
FRANCONIA, N.H. (AP) -- The New Hampshire Department of Transportation is holding a public meeting to discuss the rehabilitation or replacement of a "Red List" bridge in Franconia.
Monday, April 20, 2015

Tillotson Fund Awards $575,000 In Grants To 16 Groups
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- The town of Pittsburg, New Hampshire, will receive $25,000 to build a gazebo and walking path at the town park as part of more than $575,000 in grants awarded by a charitable foundation to 16 organizations and projects throughout New Hampshire and bordering communities in Vermont and southern Quebec.
Monday, April 20, 2015

Lawmakers Split On How Well Shumlin Has Regained Footing
MONTPELIER (AP) -- Some say he's down. Some say he's out. Gov. Peter Shumlin says he's neither.
Monday, April 20, 2015

Police search for man who robbed convenience store
ROYALTON, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont State Police are looking for a man who robbed a convenience store in Royalton and took off on a mountain bike before crashing and running off.
Monday, April 20, 2015

Deadline extended to apply to be an artist-in-residence
CAMPTON, Maine (AP) -- Officials at New Hampshire's White Mountain National Forest have extended the deadline for those who want to apply to be an artist-in-residence this summer and fall.
Monday, April 20, 2015

Regulations to implement food labeling adopted
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- The Attorney General's Office in Vermont has formally adopted the regulations implementing a state law requiring the labeling of food produced with genetic engineering.
Monday, April 20, 2015

Police seek suspect following fatal shooting at store
SPRINGFIELD, Vt. (AP) -- Police investigating a shooting in Springfield that left a 37-year-old man dead are searching for a suspect.
Sunday, April 19, 2015

Vermont House Passes Gun Restrictions
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- The Vermont House on Friday passed a bill designed to keep guns out of the hands of convicted felons and people who are dangerously mentally ill.
Saturday, April 18, 2015

Republican Presidential Contenders Clash in New Hampshire
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) -- The Republican Party's most ambitious stormed into New Hampshire on Friday for an early state showdown that highlighted the diversity, political challenges and sheer size of the GOP's 2016 presidential class.
Saturday, April 18, 2015

Witness Tampering Charge Added Against Runaway Mom
LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) -- A New Hampshire woman who fled the state with her 8-year-old daughter a decade ago amid a custody dispute is facing a new charge of witness tampering.
Saturday, April 18, 2015

Two years after marathon bombing, state renews offer of aid
BOSTON (AP) -- Massachusetts is renewing its push to aid those injured and traumatized by the Boston Marathon bombing, the state's attorney general said Friday.
Friday, April 17, 2015

Parents of marathon victim say take death penalty off table
BOSTON (AP) -- The parents of the youngest victim of the Boston Marathon bombing are urging federal authorities to consider taking the death penalty off the table for the man convicted in the case.
Friday, April 17, 2015

Christie tries to turn things around in New Hampshire
LONDONDERRY, N.H. (AP) -- New Jersey Gov. Chis Christie is determined to prove he's not the presidential campaign afterthought that some perceive.
Friday, April 17, 2015

After Raptor Ordeal, Lawmakers Look At 4th Grade Bobcat Plan
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- After New Hampshire lawmakers mocked one fourth grade class's effort to name an official state raptor last month, the wily bobcat was faring better Thursday when a state Senate committee backed a plan by another group of school kids to pick an official state wildcat.
Friday, April 17, 2015

Some residents feel they've lost control over towers
Some residents feel they've lost control over towers
Friday, April 17, 2015

Vermont town to spend $5.5 million on new water system
Vermont town to spend $5.5 million on new water system
Friday, April 17, 2015

Vermont House passes gun restrictions
Vermont House passes gun restrictions
Friday, April 17, 2015

2 hikers rescued after fall
2 hikers rescued after fall
Friday, April 17, 2015

Wheelchair van service operator to pay $76K settlement
Wheelchair van service operator to pay $76K settlement
Friday, April 17, 2015

N.H. Company Behind Common Core Testing Issues
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Federal funding could be at stake as Common Core testing problems continued in Nevada, Montana and North Dakota, state and U.S. officials said.
Friday, April 17, 2015

Americans with illegal Iraq War souvenirs go unprosecuted
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- As the elected Iraqi government seeks diplomatic respect and struggles to save its ancient sites from the rampages of the Islamic State group, American military members, contractors and others caught with culturally significant artifacts they brought home from the war there are going largely unprosecuted.
Friday, April 17, 2015

N.H. Police: Parents overdosed on heroin while giving son bath
N.H. Police: Parents overdosed on heroin while giving son bath
Friday, April 17, 2015

The Latest: White House hopefuls gather in New Hampshire
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Friday, April 17, 2015

Slow start to elver season means high price for baby eels
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- Maine's baby eel season is off to a slow start, causing prices to balloon back to historic levels as fishermen wait for waterways to finish thawing.
Friday, April 17, 2015

Embezzlement charge dismissed against fire chief _ again
Embezzlement charge dismissed against fire chief _ again
Friday, April 17, 2015

34 miles of hiking trails built from closed ski resort
34 miles of hiking trails built from closed ski resort
Friday, April 17, 2015

Suicidal threats via Facebook Messenger, Skype, reach police
Suicidal threats via Facebook Messenger, Skype, reach police
Friday, April 17, 2015

Bookkeeper gets 2 years for $1M in unauthorized checks
N.H. Bookkeeper gets 2 years for $1M in unauthorized checks
Friday, April 17, 2015

2 arrested in N.H. home invasion, resident on drug charges
2 arrested in N.H. home invasion, resident on drug charges
Friday, April 17, 2015

GOP contenders gather in NH: 5 things to watch for
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) -- Nearly 20 Republican White House prospects will court presidential primary voters in New Hampshire this weekend at a state GOP meeting in Nashua. It's the first gathering of its kind in the first-in-the-nation primary state this year and offers no shortage of intriguing storylines as Republican contenders across the political spectrum deliver speeches, answer questions and work to stand out in the crowd.
Friday, April 17, 2015

Fiorina aims to keep Clinton from playing the 'gender card'
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) -- Carly Fiorina, the lone Republican woman eying the White House, wants to block Hillary Rodham Clinton from playing the "gender card" in the 2016 presidential race.
Friday, April 17, 2015

Harsh Northeast Winter No Hindrance To Hungry Ticks
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Think you're safe from ticks because the harsh winter froze them or because you haven't been trekking through the woods?
Friday, April 17, 2015

Fish & Wildlife warning motorists of reptiles on roads
Fish & Wildlife warning motorists of reptiles on roads
Friday, April 17, 2015

1 woman killed, 1 hurt in car crash on rural upstate NY road
1 woman killed, 1 hurt in car crash on rural upstate NY road
Friday, April 17, 2015

New Hampshire veterans home seeks $4.7M for dementia unit
New Hampshire veterans home seeks $4.7M for dementia unit
Friday, April 17, 2015

Senator Shaheen says it's time to put a woman on the $20 bill
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- The first woman to serve as both governor and U.S. senator is backing a campaign to put a female face on the $20 bill.
Friday, April 17, 2015

Sheriff's office warns of phone scam
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- Authorities are investigating a phone scam in which the callers falsely identify themselves as employees of the Chittenden County Sheriff's office.
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Senators endorse 4th graders plan to name state wildcat
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- A Senate committee is unanimously backing fourth graders' plan to name the bobcat New Hampshire's official state wildcat.
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Lyndon Selectmen To Meet With Trash Contractor
LYNDON -- "Scary" was one word used Monday at the select board meeting to describe the town's effort to comply with Act 148, the sate's broad solid waste law.
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Some governors push back over McConnell letter to defy EPA
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's call for governors to defy proposed federal rules to limit pollution has been met with mostly silence, but leaders in downwind New England states and drought-stricken areas in the West are pushing back.
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Berlin, N.H. Businessman Indicted In Multi-Million Dollar Bank Fraud Case
A Berlin, N.H. man is accused of lying to area banks, including Passumpsic Savings Bank, to gain millions of dollars in loans.
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Vermont commissioner warns of forest fragmentation
MONTPELIER -- For the first time in a century, Vermont is losing forestland and the existing forests are being broken into smaller, fragmented parcels that threaten the state's cherished relationship with those forests, Vermont's top forestry official told lawmakers Thursday.
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Husband in runaway mom-daughter case arrested in Atlanta
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- The husband of a woman who fled New Hampshire with her 8-year-old daughter a decade ago amid a custody dispute in a previous relationship was arrested on Wednesday as he landed at an Atlanta airport on a flight from Central America with the daughter, the U.S. Marshals Service said.
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Police warn people of IRS phone scam claiming sheriff's department connection
The Chittenden County Sheriff's Office, in cooperation with the Vermont State Police, is investigating a phone scam in which callers falsely identify themselves as deputy sheriffs or employees of the Chittenden County Sheriff's Office. The callers typically ask for a specific person and it is believed that a false caller ID identifier card is being used, to mimic the actual sheriff's office business line number. The caller sometimes references the sheriff's office is making collections for the IRS, other times child support. Other times they tell people they have "warrants" for child support. Many times the caller will become angry and use profanity to gain cooperation from those who question their calls.
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Lamoille Valley Rail Trail closed for mud season and summer construction
The Vermont Association of Snow Travelers (VAST), the organization working to build the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail (LVRT) is announcing the closure of the trail for mud season and summer construction.
Thursday, April 16, 2015

House to debate bill placing new restrictions on guns
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- A Vermont House committee has reversed itself on the standard of proof a person once deemed mentally ill must show before regaining the right to possess firearms.
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Firefighters say house fire is suspicious
PUTNEY, Vt. (AP) -- Firefighters say a fire that destroyed a house in Putney, Vermont, is suspicious.
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Audit: serious problems remain with Vermont Health Connect
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- A state audit report finds that serious problems remain with the troubled Vermont Health Connect insurance exchange and questions whether the state can fix them.
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Vermont commissioner warns of forest fragmentation
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- The commissioner of the Vermont Department of Forests Parks and Recreation is urging lawmakers to think about the future of the state's forests.
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Former steel manufacturer exec pleads not guilty to fraud
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- A chief financial officer of a New Hampshire steel manufacturer that faced bankruptcy has pleaded not guilty in Vermont to charges of making false statements about assets, in what prosecutors said resulted in a multimillion-dollar loss to banks.
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Prosecutors plan to retry man on negligent homicide in crash
DOVER, N.H. (AP) -- Prosecutors plan to retry a man on a negligent homicide charge in the fatal car crash of a retired New Hampshire judge in 2013, after jurors deadlocked on the charge in January.
Thursday, April 16, 2015

State recommends expansion of Mount Sunapee
NEWBURY, N.H. (AP) -- A key state agency on Thursday recommended approving a plan to expand the Mount Sunapee ski resort over the objections of citizens who say the plan will lead to a real estate sprawl that will scar the mountain.
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Hillary Clinton to visit New Hampshire next week
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Hillary Rodham Clinton will make her first trip as a presidential candidate to the early voting state of New Hampshire next week.
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Audit: Serious problems remain with Vermont Health Connect
MONTPELIER -- A state audit report released Thursday finds serious problems remain with the troubled Vermont Health Connect insurance exchange and questions whether the state can meet deadlines for needed system developments to address the shortcomings.
Thursday, April 16, 2015

'Animal House' frat to appeal Dartmouth branding sanction
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- A Dartmouth College fraternity that partly inspired the 1978 movie "Animal House" and was recently accused of branding new members is appealing a decision to withdraw its recognition as a student organization.
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Maine group launches bid to put minimum wage boost on ballot
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- A group hoping to raise Maine's minimum wage launched a bid Thursday to force a referendum and bypass the Legislature, where the fate of several minimum-wage measures opposed by Republican Gov. Paul LePage is uncertain.
Thursday, April 16, 2015

GMC asks hikers to avoid muddv hiking trails
The Green Mountain Club, maintainer and protector of Vermont's Long Trail released its annual message advocating responsible use of hiking trails from mid-April until Memorial Day weekend.
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Vermont puts nearly $2 million toward clean energy
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont is putting nearly $2 million into clean energy initiatives in Windham County.
Thursday, April 16, 2015

State recommends expansion of Mount Sunapee
NEWBURY, N.H. (AP) -- A key state agency has recommended approving a plan to expand the Mount Sunapee ski resort over the objections of citizens who say the plan will lead to sprawl that will scar the mountain.
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Job fair being held in Claremont
CLAREMONT, N.H. (AP) -- The New Hampshire Employment Security agency is hosting a job fair in Claremont, with representatives present from education, hospitality, marketing, retail, manufacturing and other fields.
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Lyndonville Trustees Taking Out The Trash Cans
LYNDONVILLE -- Trustees decided Monday that it's better to have no trash cans at all in public spaces in the village than to try to accommodate the state's new law requiring extra recycling receptacles and mandatory sorting.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Shumlin says he supports paid sick days bill
MONTPELIER, Vt. -- Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin said Tuesday he now supports a bill requiring employers to allow workers to take paid sick days.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

State to pay company $2.5M to settle liquor contract dispute
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- The state has agreed to pay $2.5 million to a company that sued over a liquor warehousing contract, saying the liquor commission violated bidding procedures by favoring an out-of-state competitor.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Vermont trooper charged with DUI resigns from force
RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) -- A Vermont trooper charged with driving under the influence of alcohol while he was on duty has resigned from the state police.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Woman pleads not guilty to driving wrong way on I-89
BARRE, Vt. (AP) -- A woman has pleaded not guilty driving the wrong way on Interstate 89 in Vermont, and leading police on a chase for 33 miles.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Pot legalization advocates propose banning alcohol sales
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Frustrated by a lack of action on marijuana legalization, two Vermont lawmakers are trying a new tack: If we can't have our pot, you can't have your booze.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Vermont group gets grant to help return medals to veterans
GEORGIA, Vt. (AP) -- A Vermont-based nonprofit organization that returns lost Purple Heart medals to the service members who earned them or their family has received a $50,000 grant.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Vermont 911 system director stepping down as of Friday
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- The head of Vermont's emergency 911 system is stepping down on Friday as the state makes changes to its calling system.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Pot legalization advocates propose banning alcohol sales
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Frustrated by a lack of action on marijuana legalization, two Vermont lawmakers are trying a new tack: No pot, no booze.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Church bells, kind acts mark 2 years since Boston bombings
BOSTON (AP) -- With a moment of silence, the tolling of church bells and a call for kindness, Boston marked the second anniversary of the marathon bombings Wednesday, the emotions clearly still raw from the devastating attack during one of this city's most cherished events.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Fight for $15 protests expand for low-wage workers
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Fight for $15 campaign to win higher pay and a union for fast-food workers is expanding to represent a variety of low-wage workers and become more of a social justice movement.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Ex-NFL star Hernandez convicted of murder, sentenced to life
Ex-NFL star Hernandez convicted of murder, sentenced to life
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Subdued remembrance will mark 2 years since marathon bombing
BOSTON (AP) -- Boston will mark the second anniversary of the 2013 marathon bombings Wednesday with a subdued remembrance that includes a moment of silence, the pealing of church bells and a call for kindness.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Police search for missing man along Connecticut River
CLAREMONT, N.H. (AP) -- New Hampshire authorities have been searching on land and in the Connecticut River for a man who's been missing since Friday night.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Vermont Health Department says some decline TB treatment
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- An official at the Vermont Health Department says a handful of the people connected with the Charlotte Central School who tested positive for tuberculosis earlier this year are declining treatment.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Vermont looks at new police tool: a saliva test for drugs
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- A Vermont House committee is considering legislation allowing police to use a roadside saliva test to check for the presence of marijuana and other drugs in a driver's system.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Vermont Health Department says some decline TB treatment
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- A handful of the people connected with the Charlotte Central School who tested positive for tuberculosis earlier this year are declining treatment with antibiotics that can wipe out the infection before an infected person becomes sick, a Vermont Health Department official said Wednesday.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Incinerator sold at auction for $1.6M
CLAREMONT, N.H. (AP) -- An incinerator that had turned trash from New Hampshire and Vermont into energy has been sold at auction for $1.63 million.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Businesses are back to normal after water main break
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Businesses have water again on Main Street in Concord after a water main break caused by a construction crew flooded part of the street.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Vermont Senate passes climate change resolution
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- The Vermont Senate has endorsed a resolution urging Congress to take more aggressive steps to address climate change, and saying the phenomenon is being caused mainly by human action.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Motorists warned to beware of moose on roads
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife is reminding motorists to beware of moose on the state's highways.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Police identify bicyclist killed in Vermont crash
WEYBRIDGE, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont state police are identifying the bicyclist who was struck and killed in Weybridge by another man now charged with driving under the influence and while his license was suspended.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Double Secret Probation: 'Animal House' frat at Dartmouth 'derecognized' for branding
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) -- A Dartmouth College fraternity that partly inspired the 1978 movie "Animal House" has been "derecognized" by a campus judicial committee after reports that some new members received brands on their skin.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

2016 Trial Date Set For Suspect In Kidnap, Rape Of Girl, 14
LACONIA, N.H. (AP) -- A man charged with kidnapping a 14-year-old girl and raping her over the course of nine months will go on trial in March 2016, a judge ordered Monday.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Vermont Documents '70s Shift From Conservative To Hippie
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- Aside from peace signs and food cooperatives, the 1970s influx of longhaired youth to Vermont brought experimental communes to the hillsides and social activism, as well as drug use and fears of a hippie invasion.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Arrest warrant issued for 2nd suspect in stabbing death
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) -- The New Hampshire attorney general's office says a warrant has been issued for the arrest of a suspect in connection with the stabbing death of a Nashua man in March.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

800 customers to lose power for about 2 hours
JEFFERSONVILLE, Vt. (AP) -- Some residents of Jeffersonville, Cambridge Village and surrounding areas will be without power while emergency repairs are made.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Vermont ranks No. 4 in country for AmeriCorps members
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- The federal agency that administers the AmeriCorps program says Vermont ranks fourth in the country in the per-capita enrollment of AmeriCorps members.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Incinerator that turned trash into energy up for auction
CLAREMONT, N.H. (AP) -- An incinerator that had turned trash from New Hampshire and Vermont into energy is up for auction.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Investigators believe apartment fire started on porch
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) -- Investigators believe an apartment fire in Nashua, New Hampshire, that led to a woman's death and caused two people to jump from a second-story window started on a porch.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

New Hampshire unemployment rate 3.9 percent for March
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- The New Hampshire Employment Security office says the state's unemployment rate for March was 3.9 percent, unchanged from the February rate.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Water main break floods Concord's Main Street
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Crews have stopped the flow of water down Main Street in Concord following a water main break near New Hampshire's State House, where construction crews have been working on renovations.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Liberal group seizes on nonpartisan office's spending review
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- A Montpelier think tank has seized on a recent analysis from the Vermont Legislature's nonpartisan Joint Fiscal Office to argue that the state has more capacity to raise taxes than it is using.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Caveats come after liberal group seizes on spending review
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- A liberal think tank has seized on a recent analysis from the Vermont Legislature's nonpartisan Joint Fiscal Office to argue that the state has more revenue-raising capacity than it is using.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Shumlin says he supports paid sick days bill
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin says he now supports a bill requiring employers to allow workers to take paid sick days.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

State prison not allowing greeting cards for inmates
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- State prison officials are prohibiting inmates from receiving greeting cards, decorative postcards or stationery with drawings and stickers under a new policy meant to clamp down on the influx of drugs.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Stuck snowmobiler rescued, may be fined
PITTSBURG, N.H. (AP) -- A snowmobiler stuck in deep snow in northern New Hampshire was rescued after hours of attempting to get out, then was cited for operating the vehicle off an established trail.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Spokesman: Sanders to decide on presidential run by April 30
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- A spokesman for Sen. Bernie Sanders said Sunday the Vermont Independent will decide by the end of the month whether to enter the 2016 White House race.
Monday, April 13, 2015

Vermont News Briefs
Vermont officials investigate "suspicious" house fire
Monday, April 13, 2015

Sewer system in Vermont's largest city challenged by clogs
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- Burlington Public Works officials say crews in Vermont's largest city can be called out at any time of the day or night to clear clogs in the sewer system caused by wet wipes that have been flushed by users.
Monday, April 13, 2015

Vermont Health Department seeking volunteers
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- The Vermont Health Department is seeking people to serve as volunteers with emergency medical services and the medical reserve corps.
Monday, April 13, 2015

Crane needed to remove sinking plane from Lake Champlain
MILTON, Vt. (AP) -- A small plane that landed on a melting Lake Champlain in Vermont may not be removed from the water until the end of the week.
Monday, April 13, 2015

Plan in works for traffic cameras on Everett Turnpike
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) -- The New Hampshire Department of Transportation is developing a plan to install traffic cameras, message board and road-condition sensors on Everett Turnpike to help commuters.
Monday, April 13, 2015

Meetings to address winter storm disaster declaration costs
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- State and federal officials are holding applicant briefings for communities and organizations seeking federal reimbursement of costs associated from the winter storms of Jan. 26-28.
Monday, April 13, 2015

Early signs show some promise for moose: Fewer ticks found
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Early indications show some promise for a New Hampshire moose herd that has been wobbled by a rising infestation of a troubling parasite, the state's top moose scientist said.
Monday, April 13, 2015

Schedule set in trial of man charged with kidnap, rape
LACONIA, N.H. (AP) -- A judge has set the trial schedule for the man charged with kidnapping a New Hampshire teen and raping her over the course of nine months.
Monday, April 13, 2015

As Senate Digs In, House Budget Plan Faces Many Changes
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- After several sharp twists and turns in the New Hampshire House of Representatives, an $11.2 billion two-year state budget is now in the hands of the Senate and the upper chamber is poised to alter the proposal substantially.
Monday, April 13, 2015

Banning Chocolate As Bear Bait In New Hampshire Causes Stir
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- In a state with rich hunting traditions, changing the rules can inspire passionate debate, so at a crowded public hearing to discuss a contentious proposal to ban chocolate as bait for bears, the executive director of New Hampshire Fish and Game laid down the law early.
Monday, April 13, 2015

New Hampshire News Briefs
New Hampshire officials investigating fatal ATV crash
Monday, April 13, 2015

Fire seriously injures woman, displaces 7 to 10 people
ESSEX JUNCTION, N.H. (AP) -- Authorities say a fire in a three-story home has displaced seven to 10 people and seriously injured one woman in Essex Junction, Vermont.
Monday, April 13, 2015

Gas prices go up about a penny in New Hampshire
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Gas prices in New Hampshire have risen a little over a penny per gallon in the past week, to an average of $2.28.
Monday, April 13, 2015

Woman dead, several children hurt in apartment building fire
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) -- Firefighters say a woman who died in an apartment building fire was trapped and that crews were driven back by the roaring flames.
Monday, April 13, 2015

Ethan Allen Arrest Warrant To Be Auctioned
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- A 1774 arrest warrant for Vermont Revolutionary War Hero Ethan Allen and other leaders of the Green Mountain Boys is going on the auction block.
Monday, April 13, 2015

Vigil to be held for 2 girls shot to death by mother
BEDFORD, N.H. (AP) -- A candlelight vigil is going to be held for two girls who were shot to death by their mother in Bedford, New Hampshire.
Monday, April 13, 2015

Woman charged with conspiracy in connection with trial
ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- A woman has been charged with conspiracy in connection with an upcoming trial for a man accused of fatally stabbing a teenager during a robbery in New Hampshire.
Monday, April 13, 2015

Car goes off ramp to I-95, crashes into tree, driver dies
HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) -- New Hampshire State Police say a driver was killed when his car went off a ramp to Interstate 95 in Hampton and crashed into a tree.
Monday, April 13, 2015

Vermont trooper pleads not guilty to drunken driving charge
RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) -- A suspended Vermont State Police trooper has pleaded not guilty to a charge of driving while under the influence of alcohol while he was on duty.
Monday, April 13, 2015

Congressional Delegation Wants More Time To Respond To Draft
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- New Hampshire's congressional delegation is asking the federal Department of Energy to extend the time the public has before commenting on what is expected to be a voluminous environmental impact report on the proposed Northern Pass power transmission project.
Sunday, April 12, 2015

Boston cool to Wahlberg's plan for movie on marathon attack
BOSTON (AP) -- Two words: too soon.
Saturday, April 11, 2015

Resolution On Military Suicides Raises Emotions In House
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Valerie Pallotta says it took some time after her son Joshua returned from his 2010 deployment to Afghanistan with the Vermont National Guard for the signs of trouble to appear.
Saturday, April 11, 2015

Area Students Gather For All Day Youth Conference
Students from area schools arrived at the Lyndon State College campus Thursday ready for a full day of lectures, workshops, information displays and networking as the 14th annual Youth Town Meeting Day kicked off at 8:30 a.m. with over 200 students registered for the event.
Friday, April 10, 2015

Store owner to stop advertising going-out-of-business sales
Store owner to stop advertising going-out-of-business sales
Friday, April 10, 2015

New Hampshire 'Jeopardy' contestant's streak comes to an end
New Hampshire 'Jeopardy' contestant's streak comes to an end
Friday, April 10, 2015

State Police: Inspections result in over 300 violations
State Police: Inspections result in over 300 violations
Friday, April 10, 2015

Hiker sore, but OK after 60-foot fall down Mount Ascutney
Hiker sore, but OK after 60-foot fall down Mount Ascutney
Friday, April 10, 2015

Lawyers Hope Death Penalty Retrial Starts In Fall 2016
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- A Vermont man who had been on federal death row for the 2000 killing of a North Clarendon woman will likely be retried in fall 2016, a federal judge told attorneys Friday.
Friday, April 10, 2015

Shumlin appoints 2 to land-use review board
Shumlin appoints 2 to land-use review board
Friday, April 10, 2015

Rock ledge falls near Interstate 89
Rock ledge falls near Interstate 89
Friday, April 10, 2015

Graham: GOP Opposition To Export-Import Bank Is Misguided
LACONIA, N.H. (AP) -- South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham says his Republican colleagues who don't want to reauthorize money for the Export-Import Bank have lost their way as conservatives.
Friday, April 10, 2015

Vermont House kills watered-down teacher strike bill
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- The Vermont House has voted to kill legislation calling for a study of collective bargaining between teachers and school boards.
Friday, April 10, 2015

Inmate sentenced to 38 years in fatal prison attack
Inmate sentenced to 38 years in fatal prison attack
Friday, April 10, 2015

17 people kicked out of abandoned building
17 people kicked out of abandoned building
Friday, April 10, 2015

Archaeological dig returning to Colonial-era battleground
Archaeological dig returning to Colonial-era battleground
Friday, April 10, 2015


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