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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 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

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

Some reaction to the death of ex-US Sen. Jeffords
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 at the age of 80. Some reaction to his death:
Monday, August 18, 2014

Hospital recognized for electronic records switch
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont's Fletcher Allen Health Care has been recognized as one of 78 hospitals in the country to meet certain standards by switching to electronic health records.
Monday, August 18, 2014

Confrontation leads to shooting, arrest
GUILFORD, Vt. (AP) -- A Vermont man is accused of shooting another man after a confrontation over the weekend.
Monday, August 18, 2014

US Agriculture Secretary Vilsack visiting NH
LOUDON, N.H. (AP) -- U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is coming to New Hampshire on Tuesday to visit a farm that's one of 250 in the country getting a grant aimed at turning commodities into value-added products.
Monday, August 18, 2014

Man accused of shooting woman in stomach
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) -- A New Hampshire man is being arraigned on a charge that he shot a woman in the stomach during a domestic dispute at his home.
Monday, August 18, 2014

Vermont New Briefs
Attica whistleblower still pushing full disclosure
Monday, August 18, 2014

Gas prices continue to fall in New Hampshire
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Gas prices in New Hampshire have fallen 3.7 cents per gallon in the past week.
Monday, August 18, 2014

New Hampshire News Briefs
Injured hiker rescued from Mount Monadnock
Monday, August 18, 2014

Town wants memorial for post-Vietnam War veterans
NORWICH, Vt. (AP) -- The American Legion post in Norwich, Vermont, wants to build a new monument to post-Vietnam War veterans.
Monday, August 18, 2014

Sanders leading Senate push against postal cuts
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont's Bernie Sanders and two other U.S. Senators are leading a push for a one-year moratorium on service cuts proposed by the U.S. Postal Service.
Monday, August 18, 2014

Governors step into supermarket feud fray
BOSTON (AP) -- As an employee revolt at a New England grocery store chain headed into its fifth week, the governors of Massachusetts and New Hampshire took the unusual step of personally stepping in to negotiations aimed at ending a standoff threatening the future of the popular low-priced supermarkets.
Monday, August 18, 2014

McCain, Brown: US foreign policy weak, ineffective
DERRY, N.H. (AP) -- Arizona Sen. John McCain and New Hampshire Republican Senate hopeful Scott Brown say U.S. foreign policy is weak and ineffective under President Barack Obama.
Monday, August 18, 2014

No bidders for possibly booby-trapped land
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- An auction ended Friday with no bids for the New Hampshire compound of a tax-evading couple convicted of amassing an arsenal of weapons and holding federal law enforcement officials at bay for months.
Friday, August 15, 2014

New Hampshire getting fishery disaster help
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- New Hampshire is receiving nearly $1 million in direct federal fishery disaster assistance to help an industry that's been suffering from declining fish populations and stringent federal regulations.
Friday, August 15, 2014

2 charged with not delivering on equipment promise
LACONIA, N.H. (AP) -- Police in Laconia, New Hampshire, have arrested two men on charges they offered heavy equipment for a very low price, collected fees and then failed to deliver it as promised.
Friday, August 15, 2014

Dig at Colonial battleground turns up artifacts
LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (AP) -- An archaeological dig at a Colonial military site in the southern Adirondacks of New York has turned up thousands of artifacts, from butchered animal bones to uniform buttons, along with a lime kiln used to make mortar for a British fort that was never completed.
Friday, August 15, 2014

No bidders for possibly booby-trapped land
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- No one bid for the compound of a tax-evading couple convicted of amassing an arsenal of weapons and holding federal law enforcement officials at bay for months.
Friday, August 15, 2014

Court reverses conviction of getaway driver
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- The New Hampshire Supreme Court has reversed the robbery conviction of a woman who was barred from testifying about past incidents of violence or threats by the boyfriend she said coerced her into being the getaway driver.
Friday, August 15, 2014

Man gets at least 6 months in jail for boat crash
BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) -- A man who pleaded guilty to charges following a fatal boating crash in New Hampshire has been sentenced to at least six months in jail.
Friday, August 15, 2014

Fuel spill at Guard base, no danger to public
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- Members of the Vermont Air National Guard have been taken to a hospital as a precaution after a fuel used in F-16s spilled during maintenance operations at a South Burlington hangar.
Friday, August 15, 2014

Texas low-level waste site could grow
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- The Texas facility where the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant ships its low-level radioactive waste may be poised to grow.
Friday, August 15, 2014

Man dies in Vermont ATV crash
GLOVER, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont State Police say a man driving an ATV has died after he hit a pool of water and was ejected from the vehicle.
Friday, August 15, 2014

EEE detected in mosquito batch in Londonderry
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- New Hampshire health officials say a batch of mosquitoes from Londonderry has tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis, the first finding of the disease in the state this year.
Friday, August 15, 2014

Court reverses conviction of getaway driver
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- The New Hampshire Supreme Court on Friday reversed the robbery conviction of a woman who was barred from testifying about past incidents of violence or threats by the boyfriend she said coerced her into being the getaway driver.
Friday, August 15, 2014

Rail line gets $1.4M for freight service
ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- A rail line between the New Hampshire communities of Ossipee and Rochester is getting $1.4 million for repairs and upgrades.
Friday, August 15, 2014

Vermont lawmakers to hear about drugs in prisons
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Corrections officers and other prison staff in Vermont would be subject to search as they enter the facilities, under rules being drafted by the Department of Corrections.
Thursday, August 14, 2014

Man gets life for killing, raping college student
DOVER, N.H. (AP) -- A New Hampshire man who raped and killed a college student was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without the chance of parole after the victim's family tearfully and angrily lamented what he took from them.
Thursday, August 14, 2014

Ronayne hired by AP as NH state politics reporter
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Kathleen Ronayne, who has covered state and national politics, campaign finance, and legislative developments, has been hired by The Associated Press as a reporter in the New Hampshire statehouse.
Thursday, August 14, 2014

Pizza maker holds groundbreaking in original spot
PITTSFIELD, N.H. (AP) -- A New Hampshire pizza-making company that was destroyed in a fire is rebuilding a bigger production facility in its original spot.
Thursday, August 14, 2014

Man gets up to 67 years for beating, burning boy
BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) -- A New Hampshire man has been sentenced to up to 67 years in prison for beating and burning his girlfriend's 3-year-old son, then going to the Universal Orlando Resort in Florida.
Thursday, August 14, 2014

Former home of J.D. Salinger up for sale
CORNISH, N.H. (AP) -- A former home of "The Catcher in the Rye" author J.D. Salinger is up for sale in New Hampshire with an asking price of $679,000.
Thursday, August 14, 2014

Lawyers: Teen Suffered 'Numerous' Acts Of Violence
CONWAY, N.H. (AP) -- The New Hampshire teenager who returned nine months after she vanished on the way home from school was violently abducted by a stranger and "suffered numerous acts of unspeakable violence" for many months, her lawyers said in a statement.
Thursday, August 14, 2014

Keurig Green Mountain to raise coffee prices
WATERBURY, Vt. (AP) -- Keurig Green Mountain is raising coffee prices by up to 9 percent effective in early November due to higher costs.
Thursday, August 14, 2014

Brattleboro Retreat faces possible loss in funding
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont's Brattleboro Retreat is facing another potential loss in federal funding because of a failed inspection.
Thursday, August 14, 2014

State: Swimming, boating allowed on Berlin Pond
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation says boating, swimming and fishing will continue to be allowed on Berlin Pond, Montpelier's water source.
Thursday, August 14, 2014

Plans for UNH pool delayed by soil problem
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) -- The discovery of poor soil has delayed the planned opening of a new outdoor pool at the University of New Hampshire until 2016, a year later than expected.
Thursday, August 14, 2014

Some parts of NH got more than 4 inches of rain
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Strong storms left over 4 inches of rain in parts of New Hampshire.
Thursday, August 14, 2014

Tractor-trailer causes damage to covered bridge
LYNDONVILLE, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police say a tractor-trailer exceeded the maximum height of a covered bridge and caused damage to the structure while trying to pass through it.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Lawyers: Teen suffered 'numerous' acts of violence
CONWAY, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire teenager who returned nine months after she vanished on the way home from school was violently abducted by a stranger and "suffered numerous acts of unspeakable violence" for many months, her lawyers said in a statement.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

New federal judge sworn in
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont's new federal judge has been sworn in.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Tractor-trailer causes damage to covered bridge
LYNDONVILLE, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont State Police say a tractor-trailer exceeded the maximum height of a covered bridge and caused damage to the structure while trying to pass through it.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Man shot in June a no-show in court on drug charge
WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. (AP) -- Authorities say a 19-year-old man shot in a Vermont dispute about a possible heroin theft did not show up in court on a charge of possessing the drug and cocaine.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Man accused of crashing into church tents, leaving
DORSET, Vt. (AP) -- A driver has been accused of crashing into two large party tents set up in front of a Vermont church and then a tree before leaving the scene.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Student's killer proclaims innocence in jail call
DOVER, N.H. (AP) -- The man convicted of raping and killing a University of New Hampshire student proclaimed his innocence in a recorded prison phone call with his mother as she sympathized with the victim's family and tried to convince him to face them in court when he is sentenced to life in prison.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Doctors Testify On Vermont Child Protection Issues
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Doctors around the state say they're not being heard by the Department for Children and Families when they report suspected child abuse, the former president of the Vermont Academy of Pediatrics testified Tuesday before a legislative committee investigating issues of child protection following two infant deaths.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Panel decides against budget cuts
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- The Vermont Legislature's Joint Fiscal Committee has voted to reject budget cuts being sought by Gov. Peter Shumlin.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Son of ex-police chief wins $110,000 settlement
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) -- The son of a former Vermont police chief has won a $110,000 settlement after suing the Ohio state patrol for excessive force almost a decade ago.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

4th judge to be assigned police chief case
SALEM, N.H. (AP) -- A fourth judge will be brought in to hear the case of a New Hampshire police chief charged with the negligent storage of firearms at his home after a 15-year-old boy fatally shot himself there.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Lawyers: Teen suffered 'numerous' acts of violence
CONWAY, N.H. (AP) -- The New Hampshire teenager who returned nine months after she vanished on the way home from school was violently abducted by a stranger and "suffered numerous acts of unspeakable violence" for many months, her lawyers said in a statement.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Sen. McCain to stump for Brown in New Hampshire
DERRY, N.H. (AP) -- Arizona senator and 2008 Republican presidential nominee John McCain will campaign for Senate hopeful Scott Brown next week.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Woman gets year in jail for role in meth lab
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- A New Hampshire woman has been sentenced to a year in jail for her role in operating a meth lab.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014

State's role questioned in Vermont Gas cost hike
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- The state agency responsible for representing utility ratepayers is being criticized by consumer and environmental groups after admitting it knew of a big cost increase on a natural gas pipeline project four months before it was made public.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Rutland solar, battery project to power shelter
RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont's largest power company has begun construction on a project in Rutland that will use solar energy stored in batteries to run an emergency shelter at the city's high school.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Racine Out At Vermont Agency Of Human Services
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- After a troubled year at multiple departments within the Vermont Agency of Human Services, Gov. Peter Shumlin on Tuesday announced the departure of agency Secretary Doug Racine.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Doctors testify on child protection issues
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- The former president of the Vermont Academy of Pediatrics says he hears from pediatricians around the state who say they are not being heard by the Department for Child and Families when they report child abuse.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Town having difficulty filling 6 positions
SUNDERLAND, Vt. (AP) -- The Vermont town of Sunderland is having some difficulty filling six local government positions.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014

11 salmonella cases linked to Ohio hatchery
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- New Hampshire health officials say all 11 cases of salmonella treated since March are linked to the purchase of chicks from an Ohio hatchery.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Public comment sought on telecommunications plan
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- The state of Vermont is seeking public comment on its new draft telecommunications plan, including a target set for faster broadband speeds.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014

NH unemployment rate stays the same for July
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- The New Hampshire Employment Security office says the state's unemployment rate for July has not changed since April, staying at 4.4 percent.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Fired Maine fire chief led investigated department
SKOWHEGAN, Maine (AP) -- A New Hampshire fire department formerly led by the recently-fired chief of the Skowhegan, Maine, fire department is facing a criminal investigation about missing money.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Vermont gets nearly $1.7M to help homeless vets
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- A program at the University of Vermont that helps homeless veterans and their families is slated to receive a federal grant of nearly $1.7 million.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Man, 19, drowns in New Hampshire river
WOODSTOCK, N.H. (AP) — A 19-year-old man has drowned while swimming with friends in the Pemigewasset River in Woodstock.
Monday, August 11, 2014

3 teens killed, 1 hurt in New Hampshire car crash
UNITY, N.H. (AP) — Counselors were available at a New Hampshire school Monday to help those mourning the deaths of three teenagers killed in a crash in Unity.
Monday, August 11, 2014

State Fair paying off debt
RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) -- The Vermont State Fair is getting back on its feet after being over $200,000 in debt.
Monday, August 11, 2014

Vermont Guard to hold training at headquarters
COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) -- People near the Vermont National Guard's Camp Johnson in Colchester could be hearing some explosions later this month.
Monday, August 11, 2014

Market Basket ex-CEO decries 'onerous' terms
BOSTON (AP) -- The former CEO of a supermarket chain says "onerous" terms are preventing him from regaining control of the company from relatives amid a bitter feud that has prompted employee walkouts and customer boycotts.
Monday, August 11, 2014

New Hampshire man wants to skip murder sentencing
DOVER, N.H. (AP) -- A man who faces life imprisonment for raping and killing a University of New Hampshire student in 2012 does not want to appear for his sentencing this week.
Monday, August 11, 2014

Gas prices fall a few more pennies in NH
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Gas prices in New Hampshire have fallen 3.6 cents per gallon in the past week.
Monday, August 11, 2014

3 teens killed, 1 hurt in New Hampshire car crash
UNITY, N.H. (AP) -- Counselors were available at a New Hampshire school Monday to help those mourning the deaths of three teenagers killed in a crash in Unity.
Monday, August 11, 2014

Northeast Berry Farms Fight Late-season Fruit Fly
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Northeast berry growers are learning ways to combat an invasive fruit fly that wiped out 80 percent of some farms' late-season fruit two years ago, forcing some small growers out of business.
Monday, August 11, 2014

Vermont News Briefs
Vermont holds seminars for first-time hunters
Monday, August 11, 2014

NH News Briefs
Monument built to Capt. Smith's New England trip
Monday, August 11, 2014

Pipeline protesters gather at Statehouse
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- More than 200 people, including a small marching band, have converged on the Vermont Statehouse to protest the Vermont Natural Gas pipeline being built to serve the western part of the state.
Monday, August 11, 2014

Family in bed bug case sues insurer
RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) -- A Vermont couple who reached a $450,000 settlement with the state after saying their home was made uninhabitable when it was sprayed for bed bugs with a banned pesticide is now suing their insurance company.
Monday, August 11, 2014

Police: Father charged with shooting son
SANBORNTON, N.H. (AP) -- A man has been charged with shooting his son in the legs at a home in Sanbornton, New Hampshire.
Monday, August 11, 2014

Nearly 9,400 sign up for expanded Medicaid program
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Gov. Maggie Hassan says just under 9,400 New Hampshire residents have signed up for health care coverage under the state's newly expanded Medicaid program.
Monday, August 11, 2014

Vermont / New HampshireUS Reviewing Ivory Rule After Teen Bagpipes Seized at Border
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will review its rules about ivory imports after two New Hampshire teenagers' bagpipes were seized at the Canadian border, a spokesman said Friday.
Saturday, August 9, 2014

Judge: Kidnapping Suspect's Property Stays Put
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- A judge has ordered investigators to leave in place a trailer and a large storage container belonging to a man charged with kidnapping a 14-year-old girl who disappeared while walking home from school but returned home nine months later.
Saturday, August 9, 2014

Md. school district to monitor social media
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — A western Maryland school district says it will monitor social media for words such as "kill" and "bomb" in messages sent from middle- and high-school campuses this school year.
Thursday, August 7, 2014

Report: Spending by New Englanders strongest in US
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Federal statistics show consumers spent more in New England in 2012 than in any other region in the United States.
Thursday, August 7, 2014

Report: Spending by New Englanders strongest in US
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Federal statistics show consumers spent more in New England in 2012 than in any other region in the United States.
Thursday, August 7, 2014

President of Senegal due in Vermont
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The president of the west African nation of Senegal is making a visit to Vermont
Thursday, August 7, 2014

Hearing set for man charged in teen's kidnapping
OSSIPEE, N.H. (AP) — A judge will hear arguments over preservation of evidence in the case of a man accused of kidnapping a New Hampshire girl last October.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Authorities search for fisherman, find him dead
NEW HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — Authorities looking for a missing fisherman along the Saco River found him dead in a wooded area near the riverbank about 1,600 feet upstream from where he had parked his car in Conway, New Hampshire.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Officials to discuss waterfowl populations
ESSEX, Vt. (AP) — Vermont and New York officials are discussing the status of waterfowl populations and hunting seasons on Lake Champlain.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Man accused of voyeurism after Facebook post
POWNAL, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police have accused a man of voyeurism after a woman said he posted a photo of her sleeping on his Facebook page.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014


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