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Survey Says: NEK Needs Some Work
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- A county health ranking shows that Vermonters' health varies from region to region.
Thursday, March 26, 2015

Town having a hard time selling off police cruisers
VERNON, Vt. (AP) -- A town that disbanded its police department as it faced a big tax revenue loss with the closing of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant is having a hard time selling two police cruisers.
Thursday, March 26, 2015

Medal of Honor recipient to deliver UNH commencement address
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) -- Medal of Honor recipient Ryan Pitts is delivering the University of New Hampshire commencement address on May 16.
Thursday, March 26, 2015

Former Gov. Merrill steps down from center after Broderick
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- A former state governor has stepped down from an advisory board to a center affiliated with the University of New Hampshire Law School, after former state Supreme Court Chief Justice John Broderick Jr. said he was resigning as the center's leader.
Thursday, March 26, 2015

Senate delays workers' compensation reform deal
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Senators have pushed off a deal to reform New Hampshire's workers' compensation insurance laws.
Thursday, March 26, 2015

New Hampshire eases rules for giving anti-overdose drug
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- New Hampshire Department of Safety officials are offering police officers an 8-hour training course so they can administer life-saving doses of Narcan to people who overdose on heroin and other opioids.
Thursday, March 26, 2015

'Animal House' Frat at Dartmouth Accused of Branding Members
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- A Dartmouth College fraternity that partly inspired the 1978 movie "Animal House" has been accused of branding new members while under suspension last fall, but the group's lawyer denies that anyone was hazed or hurt.
Thursday, March 26, 2015

Vermont House defeats tax increase on high earners
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- By a more than 2-1 margin, the Vermont House has defeated a proposal to raise about $12 million in new revenues by increasing income tax rates on Vermont's top earners.
Thursday, March 26, 2015

Teen sentenced to 20 years for stabbing woman in park
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- A 19-year-old New Hampshire woman accused of stabbing another woman multiple times in a park last year has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.
Thursday, March 26, 2015

OSHA proposes $40,000 fine against electrical contractor
GILFORD, N.H. (AP) -- The U.S. Labor Department's OSHA division is proposing a $40,000 fine against a New Hampshire electrical contractor, saying an employee was exposed to a 12-foot fall without protection while replacing a light fixture on a restaurant roof in Concord.
Thursday, March 26, 2015

New Hampshire Lawmakers Honor Students After Abortion Debacle
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Lawmakers on Wednesday passed a resolution formally encouraging student participation in state government even as the legislators were being lampooned nationally for mocking what started as a civics lesson for fourth-graders.
Thursday, March 26, 2015

Vermont House defeats $2 hotel occupancy fee
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- The Vermont House has soundly rejected a proposal to raise about $10 million in new revenue with new $2 occupancy fee on hotel rooms.
Thursday, March 26, 2015

Burlington police officer accused of domestic assault
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- A Burlington police officer has been accused of domestic assault.
Thursday, March 26, 2015

City Council committee again rejects Pumpkin Fest permit
KEENE, N.H. (AP) -- A City Council committee has once again rejected a permit request this year for the Keene Pumpkin Festival, a fall tradition overshadowed by nearby violent disturbances last year.
Thursday, March 26, 2015

Budget writers hit universities to avoid transportation cuts
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- House budget writers are taking money from the university system and the state's renewable energy fund to avoid layoffs in the transportation department.
Thursday, March 26, 2015

New Hampshire House Puts Hold on Gas Tax Increase
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Unable to gather enough support within their own party, House Republican budget writers Wednesday backed off a proposed increase in New Hampshire's gas tax aimed at keeping the state's highway fund afloat.
Thursday, March 26, 2015

Lawmakers say next year for renewable energy legislation
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Key Vermont lawmakers are saying that with about six weeks to go in the this year's Statehouse session, it's likely legislation to retool the way Vermont sites solar, wind and other renewable energy projects will take until next year to see action.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015

County health rankings show Chittenden County is healthiest
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- A county health ranking shows that Vermonters' health varies from region to region.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Vermont farmers, food producers to meet with buyers
RANDOLPH, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont food sellers and buyers are getting together to try to make a match.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015

President Obama signs New Hampshire disaster declaration
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration for the state of New Hampshire, ordering federal aid to help state and local recovery efforts in areas affected by a three-day snowstorm Jan. 26 to 28.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Man killed when car slams into snowbank in New Hampshire
PINKHAM'S GRANT, N.H. (AP) -- State police say an 85-year-old man was killed when his car slammed into a snowbank and crashed in Pinkham's Grant.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Vermont cops tipped on Durst in '12 in student disappearance
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. (AP) -- A 2012 tip led investigators to look into whether millionaire real estate heir Robert Durst played a role in the 1971 disappearance and presumed death of a Middlebury College freshman, police said Tuesday.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Report: Diversity of New England plant life threatened
BOSTON (AP) -- From picturesque coastal estuaries of Cape Cod to the soaring White Mountains, much of New England's rich native flora is fighting for survival against increasing odds, according to what conservationists call the most comprehensive accounting ever made of the region's plant life.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Vermont Senate advances trimmed-down gun ownership bill
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- The state Senate took a key vote Wednesday to advance a bill that would set new restrictions on firearms ownership but that lacks what had been its most hotly debated provision -- expanded background checks for gun buyers.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Vermont Senate advances trimmed-down gun ownership bill
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- The Vermont Senate has taken a key vote in support of a trimmed-down bill that sets some new restrictions on firearms ownership.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015

House puts hold on gas tax increase
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- An increase in the state's gas tax is likely off the table as a means to avoid layoffs in the state's Department of Transportation.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015

3 plead guilty in large-scale prescription pill case
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Three New Hampshire defendants face 20 years or more in prison after pleading guilty to charges stemming from a large-scale oxycodone ring.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Man found dead in house fire
ANTRIM, N.H. (AP) -- Authorities say a man has been found dead in a house fire in Antrim, New Hampshire, that may have originated near a wood stove and chimney.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Gas leak temporarily evacuates medical supply office
KEENE, N.H. (AP) -- Firefighters say a gas leak temporarily evacuated a medical supplies building in Keene, New Hampshire, with no injuries.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Town closes on sale of wetlands for $122,000
BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- The Vermont town of Bennington has closed on the sale of 168 acres of wetlands, a popular spot for kayakers, bird watchers, fishermen and hikers.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015

3 Vermont prisons pass anti-rape audits
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Three of Vermont's state prisons have passed audits finding them in compliance with federal standards designed to prevent sexual assaults among inmates.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Vermont city losing 600K-plus gallons of water daily in leak
RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) -- The city of Rutland, Vermont, is losing more than 600,000 gallons of water a day because of a leak.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Lawsuit filed against former architect of Unity school
NEWPORT, N.H. (AP) -- The Unity School District has sued the former architect of the new elementary school, saying he repeatedly misrepresented the cost of the long-delayed project.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015

$125,000 health grant going to Nashua
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) -- The city of Nashua, New Hampshire, is going to get a $125,000 health grant to improve residents' access to physical activity and nutritious foods.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Fire displaces mother, children
ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- An apartment fire has displaced a mother and her two children and sent another relative to the hospital for smoke inhalation in Rochester, New Hampshire.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015

AG: Publicly-funded candidate violated campaign finance law
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- The Vermont attorney general's office filed a civil lawsuit Wednesday seeking fines against a publicly-financed candidate for lieutenant governor for alleged campaign finance violations.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015

House Budget Writers Approve Cuts To Hassan's $11.5B Plan
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- House budget writers began approving a budget bill Monday that eliminates Medicaid expansion, substantially changes school funding and does not give state employees a raise they recently negotiated with the governor's office.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Boston Olympic group urges statewide referendum on 2024 bid
BOSTON (AP) -- The group behind Boston's bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics said Tuesday that it wants the residents of Massachusetts to decide whether the effort to bring the games to the city should go forward.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

More grief with computer hacking of Maine government website
More grief with computer hacking of Maine government website
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

APNewsBreak: 9,000 Mainers lose food stamps under new rules
APNewsBreak: 9,000 Mainers lose food stamps under new rules
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Minor league team denies pulling lobster because of PETA
Minor league team denies pulling lobster because of PETA
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Beating caught on video leads to summons for Maine teen
Beating caught on video leads to summons for Maine teen
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Affidavit: Bangor teacher asked student for nude photos
Affidavit: Bangor teacher asked student for nude photos
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Massachusetts seeks disaster aid for snow
BOSTON (AP) -- Massachusetts will seek a federal disaster declaration for the record-setting snowstorms that wreaked havoc on the state and piled up what state officials estimate to be $400 million in snow removal costs and other damage, Gov. Charlie Baker's administration said Tuesday.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Vermont Man Witnesses Woman Claim Late Stepfather's Unearthed Purple Heart
DENVER (AP) -- A Purple Heart unearthed in a Denver backyard will soon be back with the family of the man who earned it, and his stepdaughter said the story of its loss and return brings back memories of the only father she ever knew.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Vermont lawmakers to hear about solar siting
Vermont lawmakers to hear about solar siting
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Vermont Senate delays scheduled vote on gun bill
Vermont Senate delays scheduled vote on gun bill
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Vermont Fish and Wildlife urges tax return donations
Vermont Fish and Wildlife urges tax return donations
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Vermont National Guard holds night flying sessions
Vermont National Guard holds night flying sessions
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Bodies of parents found in house explosion a year ago
Bodies of parents found in house explosion a year ago
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Anti-bullying Advocates Oppose Student Privacy Bill
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- A 14-year-old bullying victim joined parents and school officials Tuesday in opposing a bill aimed at protecting student privacy.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Teen asked to adapt 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer' for stage
NEW YORK (AP) -- A new stage adaptation of "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" has been commissioned from an up-and-coming playwright not much older than Sawyer was in the landmark book.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Massachusetts farm cancels Easter egg hunt over bird flu
Massachusetts farm cancels Easter egg hunt over bird flu
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Tsarnaev blamed bad grades on loss of loved ones in Chechnya
BOSTON (AP) -- Three months before he bombed the Boston Marathon, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told college officials he had been unable to concentrate on his studies because he had "lost too many" loved ones in Chechnya during the previous year, a school administrator testified Tuesday.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

30 years after Cold War killing, US officer is remembered
BERLIN (AP) -- U.S. Col. Roland Lajoie had just arrived home in West Berlin on a cool March day in 1985 when he got the call from his headquarters: the Soviets were demanding to see him immediately in East Germany
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Vermont police to discuss Durst, long-missing student
Vermont police to discuss Durst, long-missing student
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Middlebury to break ground on new town office building
Middlebury to break ground on new town office building
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Man charged in lesbian custody case slams cell bill evidence
Man charged in lesbian custody case slams cell bill evidence
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

12 deer found dead, human-provided food believed to be cause
12 deer found dead, human-provided food believed to be cause
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

John Kasich in NH: 'I'm unorthodox because I'm normal'
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- John Kasich doesn't care if you agree with him.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Connecticut home of Sandy Hook school shooter is demolished
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) -- The Connecticut home of the man who carried out the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary school has been demolished, Newtown officials said Tuesday.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Gun expert says marathon bombers fired 56 bullets at police
Gun expert says marathon bombers fired 56 bullets at police
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Vermont Senate delays scheduled vote on gun bill
Vermont Senate delays scheduled vote on gun bill
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Town of Lempster helping family of 8 who lost home to fire
Town of Lempster helping family of 8 who lost home to fire
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Small dog tossed from car, recovering at shelter
Small dog tossed from car, recovering at shelter
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Ted Cruz hires senior adviser in New Hampshire
Ted Cruz hires senior adviser in New Hampshire
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Maine governor relieves adjutant general of his command
Maine governor relieves adjutant general of his command
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Maine police track suspect through social media messages
Maine police track suspect through social media messages
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Maine marijuana advocates submit legalization vote petition
Maine marijuana advocates submit legalization vote petition
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Man charged in lesbian custody case slams cell bill evidence
BUFFALO, N.Y (AP) -- A businessman's cellphone bills showing where he was when he placed calls emerged Tuesday as central to charges he aided a woman who renounced being a lesbian and fled with her daughter during a custody dispute.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

New Hampshire News Briefs
New Hampshire veteran gets France's highest award
Monday, March 23, 2015

Officials from Vermont, Quebec, France to note Francophonie
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Officials from Vermont, Quebec and France are going to be celebrating International Francophonie Month.
Monday, March 23, 2015

Man says shooting of 16-year-old girl was an accident
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- A man accused of shooting a 16-year-old girl in Manchester, New Hampshire, says it was an accident.
Monday, March 23, 2015

Police identify man who died in vehicle crash
MERRIMACK, N.H. (AP) -- New Hampshire State Police have identified a man who died in a vehicle crash in Merrimack last week.
Monday, March 23, 2015

Fish and Game offering free turkey hunting workshop
HOLDERNESS, N.H. (AP) -- New Hampshire Fish and Game officials are offering a free turkey hunting workshop this spring.
Monday, March 23, 2015

US And Canadian Officials Cite Regional Energy Collaboration
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- There is an abundance of clean electricity in eastern Canada waiting to be sent to the energy-hungry states of New England, officials said Monday at an international energy conference at the University of Vermont.
Monday, March 23, 2015

Sutton School Hiring A New Administrator
SUTTON -- The school board wants to hire someone to lead the school in the absence of former Principal Roberta Stradling.
Monday, March 23, 2015

Medical center working on a new nursing home
RANDOLPH, Vt. (AP) -- The Gifford Medical Center in Randolph, Vermont, is working on opening a new nursing home.
Monday, March 23, 2015

Too late to discipline lawmaker after abortion comments
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- It's too late to discipline a New Hampshire legislator for comments he made linking abortion to some fourth-graders' effort to name a state raptor.
Monday, March 23, 2015

Gas prices fall nearly 5 cents in New Hampshire
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Gas prices in New Hampshire have fallen 4.6 cents per gallon in the past week, to average of $2.33.
Monday, March 23, 2015

Fishing rule changes could affect cod, haddock, lobsters
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is holding a public hearing in Portsmouth on proposed fishing rules on April 7.
Monday, March 23, 2015

Terrorism expert: Tsarnaev note in boat used jihadi themes
BOSTON (AP) -- A note written by Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as he hid inside a boat contained themes of global jihad similar to those found in extremist materials on his computer, a terrorism expert testified Monday at his federal death penalty trial.
Monday, March 23, 2015

On The Climb
An ice climber ascends Frankenstein Cliff as freezing temperatures remain last week in Harts Location, N.H.
Monday, March 23, 2015

Bids For Women's Prison Come In 50 Percent Over Budget
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Construction bids for the new women's prison have come in over 50 percent higher than budgeted, requiring a redesign and delaying its opening at least a year, until late 2017, state officials say.
Monday, March 23, 2015

Vermont News Briefs
South Burlington Lt. arrested for DUI after Colchester crash
Monday, March 23, 2015

Skier, 23, dies, loses control and crashes into trees
KILLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- A 23-year-old skier has died after losing control and crashing into multiple trees at the Killington Resort in Vermont.
Monday, March 23, 2015

Temporary insanity defense to be used in father-son killings
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) -- A Vermont woman who pleaded not guilty to fatally shooting her ex-boyfriend and his son plans to use a temporary insanity and diminished capacity defense.
Monday, March 23, 2015

Police: Man fixes woman's car, demands money, assaults her
CAVENDISH, Vt. (AP) -- Police say a man who came to the aid of a stranded driver and repaired her car on a Vermont road assaulted her after he asked for money and she said she wasn't able to give him any.
Monday, March 23, 2015

Bobhouses have to be removed from the ice by April 1
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- It may still feel cold enough to go ice fishing, but an April 1 deadline is approaching for all bobhouses to be removed from the ice in New Hampshire.
Monday, March 23, 2015

Man accused of drunken driving near police fuel pump area
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- New Hampshire State Police have accused a man of drunken driving after a trooper saw his pickup truck travel through a special fuel pump area used by state, county and municipal vehicles, then drift from side to side.
Monday, March 23, 2015

8 people escape from house fire, no one hurt
LEMPSTER, N.H. (AP) -- Eight people, including five children, have escaped from a house fire in Lempster, New Hampshire.
Monday, March 23, 2015

1st weekend of spring brings out snowmobilers
LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) -- A busy snowmobiling weekend in northern New Hampshire has led to some accidents, trail speed violations and other offenses.
Monday, March 23, 2015

Fishery disaster funds sought by congressional delegation
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Members of New Hampshire's congressional delegation are requesting an update on the status of federal disaster relief funds for fishermen in an industry harmed by rigorous catch limits and economic losses.
Monday, March 23, 2015

States to test ways to send food stamp recipients to work
WASHINGTON (AP) -- New federal grants will help 10 states test programs to help food stamp recipients find jobs, from using career coaches to quicker training courses to mental health assistance.
Saturday, March 21, 2015

Vermont: Shumlin Announces Health Connect Bailout Plan
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Gov. Peter Shumlin on Friday announced contingency plans for a federal government takeover of the state's troubled health insurance exchange and an alternative hybrid federal-state system.
Saturday, March 21, 2015

New Hampshire: Top Lawmaker Wants Apology on Abortion Comment
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- New Hampshire's House speaker on Friday called on a state representative to apologize for invoking abortion during the debate of a group of fourth-graders' bill to name the red-tailed hawk the official state raptor.
Saturday, March 21, 2015

Portsmouth makes it to new version of Monopoly
Portsmouth makes it to new version of Monopoly
Friday, March 20, 2015

Transgender students at school can choose cap, gown color
Transgender students at school can choose cap, gown color
Friday, March 20, 2015

Vermont Says Health Exchange On Track But Sets Bail-out Plan
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Gov. Peter Shumlin on Friday announced contingency plans for a federal government takeover of the state's troubled health insurance exchange and an alternative hybrid federal-state system.
Friday, March 20, 2015

Vermont to get $8.9M grant to train food stamp recipients
Vermont to get $8.9M grant to train food stamp recipients
Friday, March 20, 2015

Vermont state board suspends use of standardized test scores
Vermont state board suspends use of standardized test scores
Friday, March 20, 2015

Former chief justice leaving UNH Law School
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Friday, March 20, 2015

US Interior Secretary thanks Vermonters for climate prep
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell thanked a group of Vermonters on Friday for preparing for climate change by looking for ways to reduce damage from future flooding.
Friday, March 20, 2015

Northeast gets another blast of winter on 1st day of spring
Northeast gets another blast of winter on 1st day of spring
Friday, March 20, 2015

Traffic detoured on Route 7 in New Haven due to crash
Traffic detoured on Route 7 in New Haven due to crash
Friday, March 20, 2015

Fire death believed to be caused by smoking near oxygen tank
Fire death believed to be caused by smoking near oxygen tank
Friday, March 20, 2015

Rand Paul returns to NH with expanded staff in state
Rand Paul returns to NH with expanded staff in state
Friday, March 20, 2015

Trump Says His Business Experience Would Play Well In Gov't
AMHERST, N.H. (AP) -- Real estate mogul Donald Trump, a day after announcing he'll form a presidential exploratory committee, told activists on Thursday his business experience makes him the best candidate to reform Washington.
Friday, March 20, 2015

State employee took personal information from database
State employee took personal information from database
Friday, March 20, 2015

Mountain hiker stranded after sliding down ledge into trees
Mountain hiker stranded after sliding down ledge into trees
Friday, March 20, 2015

Man sentenced to a year in jail for arson
Man sentenced to a year in jail for arson
Friday, March 20, 2015

Restaurant Week starting in New Hampshire
Restaurant Week starting in New Hampshire
Friday, March 20, 2015

Former Social Security worker to pay $50K in fraud case
Former Social Security worker to pay $50K in fraud case
Friday, March 20, 2015

Herring rules could change as feds look to protect key fish
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- The health of the Atlantic herring -- a little forage fish that lives in massive schools that can number in the billions -- is critical to the future of the New England fishing industry, and new steps need to be taken to ensure the strength of the fishery, regulators said.
Friday, March 20, 2015

First phase of Boston Marathon bombing trial winding down
BOSTON (AP) -- An admission by Dzhokhar Tsarnaev that he bombed the Boston Marathon has vastly accelerated the pace of his federal death penalty trial. While the trial was originally expected to last three to four months, it could be over in about half that time. Prosecutors could rest their case in the guilt phase as early as next week. With a relatively brief case expected from the defense, the trial could soon move to the penalty phase, when the same jury will decide whether Tsarnaev is sentenced to death or spends the rest of his life in prison.
Friday, March 20, 2015

Pro-pot legalization group warns against excessive taxation
Pro-pot legalization group warns against excessive taxation
Thursday, March 19, 2015

Vermont police seek clues to 2004 teenager disappearance
MONTGOMERY, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont State Police investigators are using the 11th anniversary of the disappearance of a Montgomery teenager to ask the public if anyone has any new information about the case.
Thursday, March 19, 2015

2 face charges in connection with pharmacy robbery
MILTON, Vt. (AP) -- A man and a woman are facing charges in connection with a robbery at a pharmacy in Milton, Vermont.
Thursday, March 19, 2015

Former exec sued over deadly alleged suicide attempt
NORTH HAVERHILL, N.H. (AP) -- A former Fortune 500 executive is facing a wrongful death lawsuit for fatally crashing into a pregnant woman, her fiance and their fetus in what New Hampshire authorities called a failed suicide attempt.
Thursday, March 19, 2015

Mom who allowed boyfriend to beat toddler son granted parole
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- A New Hampshire woman who fled to a Florida amusement park with her boyfriend after allowing him to severely beat her 3-year-old son has been granted parole.
Thursday, March 19, 2015

Stowe EMS says revived skier will make full recovery
STOWE, Vt. (AP) -- Emergency officials in Stowe say a skier who was revived after collapsing at the resort is expected to make a full recovery.
Thursday, March 19, 2015

Senate votes not to require teaching of cursive
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- New Hampshire senators have watered down a bill that would have required public schools to teach cursive writing and memorization of multiplication tables.
Thursday, March 19, 2015

Former UNH student sentenced on burglary, other charges
DOVER, N.H. (AP) -- A former University of New Hampshire student has been sentenced to three to six years in prison after pleading guilty to burglary and other charges in a series of on-campus incidents.
Thursday, March 19, 2015

3 college students rescued from mountain; 1 had hypothermia
WATERVILLE VALLEY, N.H. (AP) -- Three University of Massachusetts-Amherst students hiking a New Hampshire mountain have been rescued after one started suffering from hypothermia with temperatures in the teens and strong winds.
Thursday, March 19, 2015

Rand Paul hires more New Hampshire operatives
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky has hired two more New Hampshire operatives for his political action committee as he readies for a presidential bid.
Thursday, March 19, 2015

Bill to lighten Vermont raw milk regulations draws debate
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Some of Vermont's raw milk producers are calling for less onerous state regulation making unpasteurized milk easier to sell.
Thursday, March 19, 2015

Former Social Security worker charged with tax fraud
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- A former Social Security Administration worker in Vermont faces sentencing on charges of tax fraud and filing false claims.
Thursday, March 19, 2015

Gov. Shumlin highlights Vermont job training program
WEST RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin is highlighting a training program that helps workers boost their incomes and provides employers a way to take their businesses to the next level.
Thursday, March 19, 2015

Trump in New Hampshire as he eyes presidential bid - again
AMHERST, N.H. (AP) -- Real estate mogul and reality TV star Donald Trump is heading to New Hampshire as he again considers a presidential run.
Thursday, March 19, 2015

Police chief's technology suggestion in White House report
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) -- A recommendation from the police chief in Durham, New Hampshire, about using technology has made it into a White House task force report to find the best practices in policing.
Thursday, March 19, 2015

Shaheen asks Air Force secretary to look into testing costs
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) -- New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen is asking the secretary of the Air Force to look at helping with the cost of blood tests for people who may have been exposed to contamination from a well shut down last year near the former Pease Air Force Base.
Thursday, March 19, 2015

Fish and Game working on its next 10-year plan
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- New Hampshire Fish and Game officials are crafting their next 10-year game management plan and are seeking input from the public.
Thursday, March 19, 2015

Man charged with shooting 2 in Maine pleads not guilty
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- A New Hampshire man charged with breaking into a Maine home and shooting his wife and the homeowner has pleaded not guilty to federal charges.
Thursday, March 19, 2015

FBI agent: Tsarnaev's computer contained extremist materials
BOSTON (AP) -- Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev had a variety of extremist materials on his computer, including an issue of the al-Qaida magazine Inspire with an article entitled "Make a Bomb in the Kitchen of Your Mom," an FBI agent testified Thursday.
Thursday, March 19, 2015

Man surrenders after nearly 19-hour standoff
CHESTERFIELD, N.H. (AP) -- Police say a 73-year-old man involved in a nearly 19-hour standoff with police in Chesterfield, New Hampshire, has surrendered.
Thursday, March 19, 2015

Bill To Ban Teachers' Strikes Gains New Momentum
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- The Education Committee of the Vermont House voted Tuesday to support a ban on strikes by teachers and contract terms dictated by school boards.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Vermont bill would crack down on 'revenge porn'
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- The Vermont House is expected to pass a bill cracking down on so-called 'revenge porn,' when explicit photos shared during an intimate relationship are later posted to the Internet.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Vermont National Guard to do night flying
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- The Vermont Air National Guard will be flying F-16s during evening trainings this week and next week.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Vermont Community Foundation offering childcare grants
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- A program of the Vermont Community Foundation is offering scholarships to help preschool age children attend a child care center.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015

New Hampshire expands Girls Technology Day to 2 locations
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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Blood on gloves in bomber's car matched that of dead officer
BOSTON (AP) -- The blood of a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer appeared on white gloves found in Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's car, a DNA expert testified Wednesday as prosecutors tried to show he played an active role in that killing days after the bombings.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Last day to register for lottery for Mount Washington race
PINKHAM NOTCH, N.H. (AP) -- It's the last day for runners to sign up for a lottery for this summer's 55th Northeast Delta Dental Mount Washington Road Race.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015

3 college students rescued from mountain; 1 had hypothermia
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- New Hampshire is getting hit by wind gusts of up to 35 and 40 miles an hour.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Campaign created to ready drivers for hand-held devices ban
BOW, N.H. (AP) -- A law banning the use of all hand-held electronic devices is going into effect in New Hampshire on July 1, and transportation officials are unveiling an education campaign about the change.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Vermont bill would crack down on 'revenge porn'
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- The Vermont House passed a bill Wednesday cracking down on "revenge porn" -- posting explicit photos or videos of an ex-partner on the Internet without permission.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Vermont says 500 blank vehicle inspection stickers stolen
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- The Vermont Agency of Transportation says about 500 vehicle inspection stickers have been stolen in a series of burglaries at state inspection stations over the last three months.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Woman improves after being hit by car in Burlington
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- The condition of a 24-year-old Massachusetts woman is improving after police say she darted into traffic and was hit by a car in Vermont's largest city.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015

New Hampshire unemployment rate 3.9 percent for February
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- The New Hampshire Employment Security office says the state's unemployment rate for February was 3.9 percent, a decrease of a tenth of a percentage point from the January rate.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Friend says he gave Boston Marathon bomber a handgun
BOSTON (AP) -- Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev borrowed a gun two months before the 2013 attack and "kept coming up with excuses" for not returning it, a close friend testified Tuesday.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Bill to ban teachers' strikes gains new momentum
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- A bill to ban teachers' strikes in Vermont as well as the imposition of contract terms by school boards appears to be gaining new momentum in Montpelier.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015

I-91 bridge project getting underway
HARTFORD, Vt. (AP) -- A major bridge reconstruction project is getting underway on Interstate 91 in Vermont with some temporary lane closings.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015

State, local officials dedicate welcome center to Burton
HOOKSETT, N.H. (AP) -- As an Executive Councilor, Raymond Burton was always lobbying for better roads, bridges and buildings, and promoting tourism in his beloved North Country. Now, one of the state's newly renovated welcome centers has been dedicated to him.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015

UNH Law hosts conference on investigating sex assaults
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- The University of New Hampshire School of Law is hosting a conference on improving the criminal justice system's response to campus sexual assault.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Vermont unemployment steady in January at 4.1 percent
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- The Vermont Department of Labor says the state's unemployment rate held steady in January at a rate of 4.1 percent.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Gov. Shumlin kicks off Vermont's 2015 maple season
RICHMOND, Vt. (AP) -- Gov. Peter Shumlin has kicked off Vermont's 2015 maple season by tapping a tree at a Richmond farm.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Police looking for 2 suspects in jewelry store break-in
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- Police are looking for at least two suspects involved in a break-in at a jewelry store in South Burlington, Vermont.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Trial starting in fatal hit-and-run case
RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) -- The trial is starting for a former Rutland city attorney accused in a fatal hit-and-run crash in 2013.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015

U of Vermont proposes new dorms that would add 300 beds
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- The University of Vermont is hoping to build two new dormitories that would add about 300 beds for first-year students.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Woman accused of stealing 13 iPads worth $8,500
AMHERST, N.H. (AP) -- Police are looking for a woman suspected of taking 13 iPads from a Wal-Mart in Amherst, New Hampshire, over the weekend.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Connecticut River projects getting $1.3M in grants
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- A total of $1.3 million in grants is going to 13 Connecticut River projects in New Hampshire and Vermont to improve water quality, restore habitat and conserve space.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015

New England States Face Off In A Race For Casino Dollars
BOSTON (AP) -- A casino arms race is ramping up in New England.
Monday, March 16, 2015

NH's 'Poetry Out Loud' winner from Goffstown High School
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- New Hampshire's winner in the annual "Poetry Out Loud" championship is from Goffstown High School.
Monday, March 16, 2015

Ice fishing shanties have to be moved by March 28
MILTON, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont Fish and Wildlife officials are reminding ice fishermen that the season is drawing to a close, even though it's still pretty cold outside.
Monday, March 16, 2015

Fire at nail salon investigated
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Firefighters are investigating the cause of a fire at a nail salon in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Monday, March 16, 2015

Police describe battling marathon bombers in escape attempt
BOSTON (AP) -- Three police officers on Monday described an onslaught of gunfire and bombs thrown during a violent confrontation with the Boston Marathon bombers days after the deadly attack and one suspect's furious escape in a stolen car that ended with him dragging his brother's body through the street.
Monday, March 16, 2015

Driver accused of traveling 109 mph on Interstate 89
WILLISTON, Vt. (AP) -- Police have accused of driver of traveling 109 miles an hour on Interstate 89 in Williston, Vermont.
Monday, March 16, 2015

NH Relay For Life Meeting Planned
Relay For Life North Country will hold its team meeting on March 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the St. Rose of Lima Church in Littleton, N.H.
Monday, March 16, 2015

Guide, sporting goods store manager named to wildlife board
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Two avid outdoorsmen have joined the board of the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire, the nonprofit partner of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department.
Monday, March 16, 2015

New Hampshire residents warned about spring flooding
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- As spring approaches, Gov. Maggie Hassan is encouraging New Hampshire residents to take precautions to protect their families and homes from flooding.
Monday, March 16, 2015

Nashua teen waives arraignment in stabbing death
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) -- A Nashua teen has waived his arraignment and is being held without bail on a charge of second-degree murder in the stabbing death of a New Hampshire man.
Monday, March 16, 2015

Fishing rule changes could affect cod, haddock, lobsters
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is holding a public hearing in Portsmouth on proposed fishing rules on April 7.
Monday, March 16, 2015

Chase leads to arrest, police car rammed
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) -- Police have arrested a man following a car chase through Manchester and Nashua.
Monday, March 16, 2015

16 Ski Resorts Worth Hundreds Of Millions Could Be Sold
NEWRY, Maine (AP) -- A real estate investment trust that's considering getting out of the snow business could sell more than a dozen ski resorts from Maine to California that are worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
Monday, March 16, 2015

Boston sets all-time snow record _ and season isn't over yet
BOSTON (AP) -- Boston set an all-time snowfall record and is flirting with another mark: most snark in a single winter.
Monday, March 16, 2015

Vermont VA Medical Center holding open house for veterans
WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. (AP) -- The Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in White River Junction is hosting an open house and information fair where veterans will be able to ask about benefits and get help applying for those benefits.
Monday, March 16, 2015

Leahy says US-Canada deal step to restoring Montreal rail
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy says a new agreement between the United States and Canada is a big step toward restoring rail service between Vermont and Montreal.
Monday, March 16, 2015

Some say Quebec firm keeping water too high in Vermont ponds
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Some residents of Vermont's remote Northeast Kingdom are asking the state's utility regulators to help control the water levels in three ponds located just south of the Canadian border.
Monday, March 16, 2015

30 schools enrolled in free meal program
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- Thirty schools throughout Vermont have enrolled in a new program allowing them to offer free meals to students.
Monday, March 16, 2015

A Look At Casino Developments In New England
BOSTON (AP) -- A casino arms race is building in New England. Here's a look at some recent developments in the region's ever-changing gambling landscape:
Monday, March 16, 2015

New Hampshire News Briefs
Work proceeding on bridge replacement project
Monday, March 16, 2015

Vermont News Briefs
Anglers, seafood purchasers battle hungry cormorants
Monday, March 16, 2015

Transportation officials protest proposed $41 million cut
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- A $41 million cut to the state's highway fund, as proposed by House budget writers, would make roads more dangerous and result in more than 300 layoffs, transportation officials said Monday.
Monday, March 16, 2015

Manchester police: 14 fatal drug overdoses so far this year
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Police in Manchester, New Hampshire, say they've responded to 105 suspected drug overdoses since the start of the year, with 14 of them resulting in death.
Monday, March 16, 2015

Gas prices drop a bit in New Hampshire
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Gas prices in New Hampshire have fallen 2.1 cents per gallon in the past week, to average of $2.38.
Monday, March 16, 2015

Town police department starts voluntary disabilities list
PELHAM, N.H. (AP) -- The police department in the town of Pelham, New Hampshire, has started a voluntary registry to help people with mental or developmental disabilities.
Monday, March 16, 2015

Historians Ponder Future Of Revolutionary War Relic
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- When it was built late in 1776 the gunboat Spitfire wasn't meant to be the pride of the American fleet. It was built to fight and fight it did, helping slow down the larger British fleet that sailed south out of Canada onto Lake Champlain as part of an effort to crush the colonial rebellion.
Monday, March 16, 2015

Vermont gun legislation to be taken up in Senate
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- With one major provision dropped and two others trimmed, a hotly debated gun control bill heads to the Vermont Senate this week.
Monday, March 16, 2015

Sweet Beverage Tax Alive; Bottle, Bag Taxes Less So
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- A proposed tax on sugar-sweetened beverages may be seeing new life in Vermont, while prospects for new revenue from bottle deposits and a tax on grocery bags look dim.
Saturday, March 14, 2015

Vermont deer and moose hearing to be streamed online
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife says one of the deer and moose hearings that will held later this month is going to be streamed online.
Friday, March 13, 2015

Former administrator charged with taking $68K
Former administrator charged with taking $68K
Friday, March 13, 2015

New Hampshire getting $8.6M for mental health assistance
New Hampshire getting $8.6M for mental health assistance
Friday, March 13, 2015

Girl suffers injuries in New Hampshire snowmobile crash
Girl suffers injuries in New Hampshire snowmobile crash
Friday, March 13, 2015

Shumlin administration asks for list of potential job cuts
Shumlin administration asks for list of potential job cuts
Friday, March 13, 2015

Lawmakers balk when food standards hit Statehouse cafeteria
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- New healthy food standards being imposed on the cafeteria at the Vermont Statehouse discourage lawmakers from enjoying their Ben & Jerry's.
Friday, March 13, 2015

Pamela Smart's Teen Lover Who Killed Her Husband Gets Parole
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- The triggerman in the Pamela Smart murder trial was granted parole Thursday, nearly 25 years after he killed his school instructor's husband and launched a global spectacle packed with lurid details of sex and manipulation.
Friday, March 13, 2015

Man sentenced to 6 years in prison on wire fraud charge
Man sentenced to 6 years in prison on wire fraud charge
Friday, March 13, 2015

Police investigate homicide in Nashua
Police investigate homicide in Nashua
Friday, March 13, 2015

Condo complex fire leaves 20 people homeless
Condo complex fire leaves 20 people homeless
Friday, March 13, 2015

Police seek new leads in 2012 fatal hit and run
Police seek new leads in 2012 fatal hit and run
Friday, March 13, 2015

Police: Man charged in robbery said he put money in snowbank
Police: Man charged in robbery said he put money in snowbank
Friday, March 13, 2015


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