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Dismissal sought in conviction overturned lawsuit
Dismissal sought in conviction overturned lawsuit
Friday, October 17, 2014

More than 1,700 FairPoint workers go on strike
More than 1,700 FairPoint workers go on strike
Friday, October 17, 2014

Brattleboro Retreat must fix problems by Nov. 5
Brattleboro Retreat must fix problems by Nov. 5
Friday, October 17, 2014

Police chief offers resignation after accusations
Police chief offers resignation after accusations
Friday, October 17, 2014

Smoking ban on Vermont city mall closer to reality
Smoking ban on Vermont city mall closer to reality
Friday, October 17, 2014

Shumlin wants to end teacher strikes
Shumlin wants to end teacher strikes
Friday, October 17, 2014

Vermont Yankee: Shutdown to cost $1.24 billion
Vermont Yankee: Shutdown to cost $1.24 billion
Friday, October 17, 2014

Man who accidentally shot best friend gets parole
Man who accidentally shot best friend gets parole
Friday, October 17, 2014

Day care manager pleads not guilty
Day care manager pleads not guilty
Friday, October 17, 2014

Health Department confirms rabid skunk in Essex
Health Department confirms rabid skunk in Essex
Friday, October 17, 2014

Feds: Don't expect winter to be polar vortex redux
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal forecasters don't expect a return of frequent cold blasts from the polar vortex this winter. Nor should the weather system that blocked rain from California last winter come back.
Thursday, October 16, 2014

Nearly 400 paddlers break launch record
LACONIA, N.H. (AP) -- Go, paddlers!
Thursday, October 16, 2014

Fuller Oil sues FairPoint over phone outage
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- A New Hampshire home heating oil company that faced customer delivery delays earlier this year has sued FairPoint Communications over a phone outage that happened at the same time.
Thursday, October 16, 2014

Vermont described as a pioneer renewable energy
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- A member of the California Energy Commission says Vermont is creating an inspiring legacy of achievements that put the state in the forefront of renewable energy technology.
Thursday, October 16, 2014

Rolls of paper spill onto I-91 in crash
HARTFORD, Vt. (AP) -- A section of Interstate 91 in Hartford, Vermont, is back open after a tractor trailer driver lost control of the vehicle, spilling its cargo of rolled paper onto the highway.
Thursday, October 16, 2014

High school student suspended for 'hit list'
RAYMOND, N.H. (AP) -- A female high school student in Raymond, New Hampshire, has been suspended after a teacher inadvertently discovered a "hit list" of about 50 other students the girl felt were bullying her.
Thursday, October 16, 2014

Prescription drug database starts in New Hampshire
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- New Hampshire doctors and pharmacists authorized to prescribe prescription drugs can start registering with a state database to keep track of commonly abused drugs.
Thursday, October 16, 2014

Vermont company that trucks natural gas sold
MILTON, Vt. (AP) -- A Vermont company that delivers compressed natural gas to industrial sites that don't have access to a natural gas pipeline has been sold to a California company for $37.6 million.
Thursday, October 16, 2014

Auditor faults Vermont mental health oversight
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- The state auditor says Vermont should do a better job of overseeing the regional agencies that contract with the state to provide mental health services.
Thursday, October 16, 2014

Vermont safety officials visit Macedonia
WATERBURY, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont's Public Safety commissioner and Homeland Security director have recently returned from a visit to Macedonia, where they exchanged ideas and practices with public safety officials there.
Thursday, October 16, 2014

Maine, states settle TD Bank data breach
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- Maine will receive $130,015 in a multi-state settlement with TD Bank that resolves a 2012 data breach.
Thursday, October 16, 2014

Injured bald eagle nursed back to health
HOLDERNESS, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Fish and Game Department officers and a wildlife rehabilitator have nursed a juvenile bald eagle back to health.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

2nd Eastern equine encephalitis death in NH
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire public health officials say a Manchester resident is the second person to die from Eastern equine encephalitis this season.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Vermont to celebrate 'fish trap' at hatchery
GRAND ISLE, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Fish and Wildlife officials are going to be marking a series of upgrades at the Ed Weed Fish Culture Station in Grand Isle that are designed to improve the restoration of landlocked Atlantic salmon in Lake Champlain.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Town agrees to buy former ski area
BROWNSVILLE, Vt. (AP) — Residents of a Vermont town have approved the purchase of 470 acres of the former Ascutney Mountain ski area to protect the property from development.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Teacher strike enters 2nd day
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Teachers in Vermont's best-paying school district have entered the second day of a strike they said was prompted by the School Board dragging its feet in labor contract talks.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Wife refuses to testify during teacher death trial
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont woman charged along with her husband in the strangulation death of a St. Johnsbury teacher has appeared in court, but she invoked her right not to testify.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Veterans Affairs Secretary Wooing Medical Students
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- The new secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs made an impassioned recruitment pitch to medical school and nursing students at the University of Vermont on Monday, urging them to consider careers in the VA.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Vermont EMS conference to talk Ebola preparation
KILLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- A regional conference on emergency medical services being held in the Vermont town of Killington is going to discuss the importance of being aware of the danger posed by Ebola and the appropriate screening of patients.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

US Forest Service seeks input on management plan
MANCHESTER, Vt. (AP) -- The U.S. Forest Service is seeking public input on its plans to manage a section of the Green Mountain National Forest in southern Vermont and adjoining areas of Massachusetts.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Man facing marijuana charges after fire in home
ELMORE, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont State Police fire investigators say they found marijuana and marijuana growing equipment after firefighters put out a blaze that destroyed an unoccupied home in Elmore.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

South Burlington teacher strike set for Tuesday
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- South Burlington schools have been ordered closed until further notice due to a teachers' strike.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Police: Father speeding, son not properly secured
SPRINGFIELD, Vt. (AP) -- A man has been charged with driving 110 miles an hour on Interstate 91 in Vermont and not securing his 7-year-old son properly in the back seat.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Phone calls tossed in assault case
BARRE, Vt. (AP) -- A judge has granted a motion to suppress phone calls made by a convicted kidnapper while in custody on other charges, saying the state should not have had access to them.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

South Burlington teachers take to picket lines
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- The clerk of the South Burlington School Board says striking teachers are being disingenuous when they say the board is responsible for delays in reaching a settlement on a new labor contract.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Vermont urges consumer to check water protection
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- The Vermont Department of Financial Regulation is urging people to be sure that when they sign service contracts the companies they are dealing with are registered with the state.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Vermont News Briefs
2 treated after car smashes into Vermont home
Monday, October 13, 2014

Mechanical problem blamed for fatal hayride crash
MECHANIC FALLS, Maine (AP) -- A mechanical problem caused a Jeep towing a wagon full of passengers to lurch down a steep hill and slam into a tree during a Halloween-themed hayride in the woods, killing a teenager and injuring more than 20 other people, authorities said.
Monday, October 13, 2014

Party lines and pipelines: Candidates talk energy
Party lines and pipelines: Candidates talk energy
Monday, October 13, 2014

Leif Erikson celebrated with annual 25-foot parade
Leif Erikson celebrated with annual 25-foot parade
Monday, October 13, 2014

Lawrence spa owner wants some evidence tossed
Lawrence spa owner wants some evidence tossed
Monday, October 13, 2014

Residents want more soundproofing for gun range
Residents want more soundproofing for gun range
Monday, October 13, 2014

Veterans Affairs chief wooing medical students
Veterans Affairs chief wooing medical students
Monday, October 13, 2014

Supreme Court to hear 2 cases at high school
Supreme Court to hear 2 cases at high school
Monday, October 13, 2014

Toddlers hurt when wind throws bounce house
Toddlers hurt when wind throws bounce house
Monday, October 13, 2014

Plans afoot to fix historic New Hampshire ski jump
BERLIN, N.H. (AP) -- A historic ski jump that once attracted up to 30,000 spectators and made New Hampshire an important winter sports destination after it opened in 1938 is getting a chance to soar again.
Monday, October 13, 2014

Biologists Seek More Info On Surviving Bats
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Biologists with the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife are conducting a second experiment this winter to determine if more bats are passing the winter without waking from hibernation and flying in the frigid air where most die from white nose syndrome.
Monday, October 13, 2014

Missing California woman discovered in Maine shack
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- An elderly Los Angeles woman believed to have died was found years later in a rundown shack in Maine, where an unrelated family took her after gaining her confidence and selling her house, authorities said.
Monday, October 13, 2014

Vermont towns struggle with road salt price hike
Vermont towns struggle with road salt price hike
Monday, October 13, 2014

Shumlin taps Judge Harold Eaton for high court
Shumlin taps Judge Harold Eaton for high court
Monday, October 13, 2014

Oil, Natural Gas Prices Confound New England
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Pipeline bottlenecks that drove up natural gas home heating prices in New England last winter could cause trouble when the weather again turns cold, but oil prices that once climbed to record territory continue to fall.
Monday, October 13, 2014

New Hampshire News Briefs
North Country agency gets grant to promote tourism
Monday, October 13, 2014

Gas prices continue to fall in New Hampshire
Gas prices continue to fall in New Hampshire
Monday, October 13, 2014

Contest spurs energy innovation apps, products
Contest spurs energy innovation apps, products
Monday, October 13, 2014

Vermont to hold hearings on GMO labeling rules
Vermont to hold hearings on GMO labeling rules
Monday, October 13, 2014

Maine records 1st case of EEE in human
AUGUST, Maine (AP) -- The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention says it has identified the first case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis in a human in the state.
Friday, October 10, 2014

Vermont board says pipeline project can continue
COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) -- The state Public Service Board says Vermont Gas can continue its natural gas pipeline project in Addison County despite a 40 percent increase in the project's costs.
Friday, October 10, 2014

Man reporting burglary cited for drug possession
Man reporting burglary cited for drug possession
Friday, October 10, 2014

Power project developers answer Vermont questions
Power project developers answer Vermont questions
Friday, October 10, 2014

EPA chief to discuss Lake Champlain cleanup
EPA chief to discuss Lake Champlain cleanup
Friday, October 10, 2014

Power lines coming down from waterfront park
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- Visitors to a Burlington park will soon have a view unobstructed by power lines and utility poles that are being removed after 56 years.
Friday, October 10, 2014

Police arrest 5 in Concord stabbing, robbery
Police arrest 5 in Concord stabbing, robbery
Friday, October 10, 2014

Kuster, Garcia Highlight Differences In Forum
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) -- U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster told business leaders Thursday that her bipartisan approach sets her apart from her Republican challenger, while Marilinda Garcia said voters want someone who will be accessible and willing to stall President Barack Obama's failed policies.
Friday, October 10, 2014

U of Vermont receives gets $1m gift for STEM
U of Vermont receives gets $1m gift for STEM
Friday, October 10, 2014

Vermont coalition seeks public school for deaf
Vermont coalition seeks public school for deaf
Friday, October 10, 2014

3,000-plus pounds of drugs returned in Vermont
3,000-plus pounds of drugs returned in Vermont
Friday, October 10, 2014

Agencies partner to help homeless vets
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Multiple government and community agencies in New Hampshire are teaming up to give homeless veterans food, haircuts, clothing, a hot meal and the camaraderie of fellow veterans.
Thursday, October 9, 2014

Man accused of human trafficking
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Police in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, have accused a man of human trafficking and distributing heroin as police cracked down on a prostitution operation.
Thursday, October 9, 2014

Woman says airline grounded her due to tweets
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire woman says she was removed from a JetBlue flight after tweeting about the flight's delays, which included a pilot having to take a sobriety test.
Thursday, October 9, 2014

Police: Driver flees after accident, shows knife
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire State Police say a driver hit a car carrying a mother and her two children on a highway, didn't' stop and brandished a knife at them when they followed.
Thursday, October 9, 2014

Wildlife officials celebrating strong salmon run
WINOOSKI, Vt. (AP) — Vermont wildlife officials say the Winooski River is experiencing another strong run of landlocked Atlantic salmon.
Thursday, October 9, 2014

Man's mother testifies in teacher killing trial
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The mother of a snowplow driver charged with killing a teacher after luring her from her home says her son's wife accompanied him almost every time they left the mobile home they shared in Waterford.
Thursday, October 9, 2014

Woman says airline grounded her due to tweets
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- A New Hampshire woman says she was removed from a JetBlue flight after tweeting about the flight's delays, which included a pilot having to take a sobriety test.
Thursday, October 9, 2014

Man accused of human trafficking
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) -- Police in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, have accused a man of human trafficking and distributing heroin as police cracked down on a prostitution operation.
Thursday, October 9, 2014

Agencies partner to help homeless vets
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) -- Multiple government and community agencies in New Hampshire are teaming up to give homeless veterans food, haircuts, clothing, a hot meal and the camaraderie of fellow veterans.
Thursday, October 9, 2014

Driver who caused fatal crash can get license back
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- A Vermont man who was on probation for causing a crash that killed a pedestrian in 2007 has been cleared to regain his driver's license.
Thursday, October 9, 2014

More tourists, money expected for holiday weekend
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- New Hampshire's travel and tourism division expects more visitors to spend more money during the Columbus Day holiday weekend.
Thursday, October 9, 2014

US Labor secretary to talk workplace investment
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez is going to be in Vermont where he is going to talk with business leaders about the importance of investing in the workforce.
Thursday, October 9, 2014

Vermont groups get $5M to help crime victims
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- Five Vermont groups have been awarded more than $5 million in federal grants to support crime victims.
Thursday, October 9, 2014

Wildlife officials celebrating strong salmon run
WINOOSKI, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont wildlife officials say the Winooski River is experiencing another strong run of landlocked Atlantic salmon.
Thursday, October 9, 2014

Norwich University gets $2.3M cybersecurity grant
NORTHFIELD, Vt. (AP) -- Norwich University has received a $2.3 million federal grant to help with cybersecurity education.
Thursday, October 9, 2014

Kuster, Garcia highlight differences in forum
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) -- U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster says her business background and bipartisan approach sets her apart from her Republican challenger, while Marilinda Garcia says voters want someone who will be accessible to them and will stall President Barack Obama's failed policies.
Thursday, October 9, 2014

Vermont AT&T users to get refunds for 'cramming'
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- About 45,000 Vermont customers of AT&T Mobility who lost an estimated $1 million in authorized charges placed on their cell phone bills stand to benefit from a global settlement that it engaged in a practice known as "mobile cramming."
Thursday, October 9, 2014

Man pleads not guilty in lesbian custody case
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- A Virginia businessman pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges he helped a woman flee the country with her daughter to avoid sharing custody with her former partner during a custody dispute.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Police warn of caller wanting back taxes
SHAFTSBURY, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont State Police say they are investigating calls from a man to elderly people saying they owe the government back taxes as the result of an IRS audit.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Tractor trailers collide, cranberries spill
CAMPTON, N.H. (AP) -- New Hampshire State Police say a tractor trailer carrying steel beams rear-ended another one carrying cranberries on Interstate 93, spilling the fruit onto the road and causing damage to two cars.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Man sentenced to 10 years for attacking mother
SALEM, N.H. (AP) -- A New Hampshire man has been sentenced to 10 years to life in prison for attacking his mother with a knife and hammer last year.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Donations to Colby-Sawyer College reach over $2M
NEW LONDON, N.H. (AP) -- New Hampshire's Colby-Sawyer College says it has reached a fundraising record of more than $2 million.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Vermont wire fraud sentencing postponed again
BANGOR, Maine (AP) -- The sentencing date for a Vermont man convicted of wire fraud for submitting false invoices to a Maine town will not likely be set until November.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Havenstein hits Hassan on law enforcement record
DOVER, N.H. (AP) -- Republican gubernatorial candidate Walt Havenstein is attacking Gov. Maggie Hassan's record on crime.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Man gets 6 years for Massachusetts fatal OUI crash
GREENFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- A Vermont man authorities say was drunk when he crashed his pickup truck in Massachusetts, killing his teenage passenger, has been sentenced to up to six years in jail.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Vermont Corrections seeks how inmate escaped
WINDSOR, Vt. (AP) -- The Vermont Corrections Department is taking part in two investigations into how a convicted sex offender escaped from a Windsor-based prison farm.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Man accused of speeding 119 mph on I-93
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- A man out of prison for 10 days has been accused of reckless driving, speeding at 119 miles an hour on Interstate 93 in Manchester.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Loans available to businesses hurt by weather
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- The U.S. Small Business Administration says federal disaster loans are available to small businesses, agricultural cooperatives and nonprofit groups in New Hampshire as a result of extreme temperature fluctuations from Dec. 1, 2013 through April 30, 2014.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014

NH lawmaker files 'yes means yes' sex assault bill
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- A lawmaker wants the state's colleges and universities to adopt "yes means yes" sexual assault policies or risk losing state aid amid rising concerns over sex abuse on campuses around the country.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Poll: New Hampshire House races remain tight
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) -- A new poll shows tight races in both of New Hampshire's Congressional districts a month before the election.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Family escapes chimney fire
BROOKLINE, Vt. (AP) -- Firefighters say a family has escaped injury from a chimney fire in their Brookline, Vermont, home.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Vermont governor endorsed by state's mayors
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin is being endorsed in his re-election bid by all of the state's mayors.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Ballot error leads Burlington to halt early voting
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- Early voting for the Nov. 4 election has been suspended in Vermont's largest city because a number of candidates were left off the ballot.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014

US predicts lower heating bills this winter
NEW YORK (AP) -- Heating bills should be lower this winter because the deep freeze that chilled much of the nation last year is unlikely to return.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014


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