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Maine animal shelter buried under carrot avalanche
SKOWHEGAN, Maine (AP) — A Maine animal shelter has so many carrots it doesn't know what to do.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

NH officials warn teens of dare: 'polar plunging'
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is warning people not to join in a current trend where teenagers dare each other to jump into frigid waters.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Yankee great Rivera's son on New Hampshire team
LACONIA, N.H. (AP) — The son of Mariano Rivera, the retired Yankees legend considered the best relief pitcher in baseball, is playing for a collegiate summer program in New Hampshire.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Vermont's walleye fishing season set to begin
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife says the state's walleye fishing season is set to begin, but regulations differ depending on where anglers fish.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

No word on cause of fire that destroyed barn
BRADFORD, Vt. (AP) — Vermont fire investigators haven't determined what started a fire that destroyed a former dairy barn in Bradford.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Vermont rescue team saves man in river
SPRINGFIELD, Vt. (AP) — Vermont emergency workers have rescued a man stranded in the middle of a treacherous section of river in downtown Springfield.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Vt. Seeks To Add To Economic Development Toolbox
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin and legislative leaders asked lawmakers Monday to pass two proposals that would be paid for with an anticipated $5 million budget surplus they say will make it easier to attract and retain high tech companies that provide well-paying skilled jobs.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

2 boys found after getting lost on Mount Monadnock
DUBLIN, N.H. (AP) — Two boys are unhurt after they became separated from their scout troop while descending Mount Monadnock and were lost for several hours.
Monday, April 14, 2014

Vermont officials raise awareness of teen drinking
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Department of Health is trying to increase awareness of the dangers of underage drinking through local events for parents and students.
Monday, April 14, 2014

Man doing volunteer work dies, struck by tree
FLETCHER, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man cutting trees for firewood to help out a family has died after a tree fell and struck him.
Monday, April 14, 2014

Vt. man charged in NY Thruway road rage shooting
EVANS, N.Y. (AP) — State police say a 36-year-old Vermont man has been charged with firing a handgun during a road rage incident on the Thruway in western New York.
Monday, April 14, 2014

Rising temperatures, snowmelt bring flood concern

LUNENBURG, Vt. (AP) — Rising temperatures and melting snow areas are causing rivers to rise in northern New England, prompting concerns about flooding.


Monday, April 14, 2014

New Hampshire News Briefs
New Hampshire ready to start 2 new drug courts
Monday, April 14, 2014

Vermont News Briefs For April 14
Missisquoi delta recognized as important wetland
Monday, April 14, 2014

Loss Of Vermont Hay Fields Limits Food For Bees
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- A slow change in agricultural practices is having an unintended consequence: limiting food for bees.
Monday, April 14, 2014

Mother to plead guilty in baby's poisoning
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire woman plans to plead guilty to reckless conduct in the death of her 8-month-old son in 2011, who was poisoned by a painkiller patch.
Friday, April 11, 2014

Fox euthanized after attack on 2 children in park
DERRY, N.H. (AP) — A fox has been euthanized after police said it attacked two children at a playground in Derry, N.H.
Friday, April 11, 2014

Vermont trout fishing starts Saturday
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's spring trout fishing season kicks off this weekend.
Friday, April 11, 2014

Police name Vermont cop who shot, killed suspect
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — Vermont police have identified the Brattleboro police officer who shot and killed a suspect during a drug investigation.
Friday, April 11, 2014

Animal rabies found near Vermont's largest city
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont officials say four rabid raccoons were found and trapped in Chittenden County in the last 10 days.
Friday, April 11, 2014

Vermont governor's father dies after short illness
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin says his 88-year-old father has died.
Friday, April 11, 2014

Cape Cod gear recovery takes 10 tons from sea
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Center for Coastal Studies in Provincetown, Mass. Says it has removed approximately ten tons of fishing gear and other debris from the ocean floor during its second "Outer Cape Derelict Gear Assessment and Retrieval Program."
Thursday, April 10, 2014

Dartmouth receives anonymous $100M donation
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College has received an anonymous gift of $100 million, the largest single donation in its 244-year history.
Thursday, April 10, 2014

Dartmouth receives anonymous $100M donation
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College has received an anonymous gift of $100 million, the largest single donation in its 244-year history.
Thursday, April 10, 2014

Driver, out of gas on I-93, struck, hospitalized
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Police say the driver of a Jeep has been hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after he ran out of gas on Interstate 93 in Manchester, N.H., and was struck by a tractor-trailer, ejecting him from the vehicle.
Thursday, April 10, 2014

Man trapped when truck hits stopped school bus
RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — A man has been taken to the hospital after he became trapped in his pickup truck that hit the back of an empty Vermont school bus that had stopped at a railroad crossing in the town of Rutland.
Thursday, April 10, 2014

6 months since NH teen disappeared after school
CONWAY, N.H. (AP) — It's been six months since a New Hampshire teenager vanished last fall on her way home from high school.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Maine scallop season strongest in 10 years
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Preliminary data indicates Maine's 2013-14 scallop season was the strongest in the state in more than a decade, despite a harsh winter and new regulations that were unpopular with some fishermen.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

2 accused of taking bottles from Cub scout sites
JEFFERSONVILLE, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police have arrested two men accused of taking bottles from drop-off sites set up by Cub scouts.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Young bald eagle released after injury recovery
NORTH THETFORD, Vt. (AP) — An immature bald eagle is back in the wild after being nursed back to help by a Vermont organization that cares for injured birds.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

This year's the worst for Vermont potholes
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Agency of Transportation Secretary Brian Searles says that every year people think the potholes are the worst, but this year, they are right.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Vermont soldiers to be honored in Virginia
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Civil War soldiers will be honored with a historic marker at a battlefield in Virginia.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Man accused of pushing wife off cliff loses appeal
ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine man accused of trying to kill his wife by beating her with a rock and pushing her off a cliff has lost his bid to have the charges dismissed based on the way prosecutors obtained his medical records.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014

2 charged with selling fake marijuana in NH, Maine
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Two men have been charged with selling a form of synthetic marijuana in New Hampshire and Maine.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014

NH paying tribute to crime victims
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A memorial service is being held at a New Hampshire church to pay tribute to crime victims.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014

$16K worth of drugs seized from house, 2 arrested
CANAAN, N.H. (AP) — Police say they seized over $16,000 worth of heroin, cocaine, marijuana and prescription drugs from a New Hampshire home over the weekend.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Senate panel tied on death penalty repeal bill
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Senate will vote whether to repeal New Hampshire's death penalty next week, but it won't have a clear recommendation from its Judiciary Committee to go by.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Talk at Norwich U. to focus on drugs in Vermont
NORTHFIELD, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin and other senior state officials are heading to Northfield for a conference on the abuse of opiate drugs.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Death of 15-month-old boy investigated in Vermont
WINOOSKI, Vt. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a 15-month-old infant in Vermont.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Vermont capital being monitored for flooding
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — City officials are monitoring rivers near Montpelier and are hopeful that the Vermont capital will avoid serious flooding.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Man arrested following apartment meth lab fire
ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) — A man who lives at a Vermont apartment building that authorities say was the scene of a meth lab fire has been arrested.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Vt. Suspect absent from court after shootings
RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) -- A Vermont man charged with shooting and wounding two state police troopers and a disabled neighbor in his bed refused to appear in court Monday to answer four attempted murder charges, but his attorney entered a not guilty plea on his behalf.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Snow is keeping many spring athletes inside
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- The Montpelier High School boys' baseball team had a home scrimmage scheduled for next week and the girls' tennis team had a home match scheduled for Monday, but both are being pushed back because spring hasn't really sprung yet in Vermont.
Monday, April 7, 2014

Vermont News Briefs For April 7
2 Vermont troopers, man shot in Leicester
Monday, April 7, 2014

Brown to start New Hampshire Senate bid Thursday
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Republican Scott Brown has chosen New Hampshire's seacoast to officially kick off his campaign for the U.S. Senate.
Monday, April 7, 2014

Vermont man sentenced for child porn
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- A 26-year-old Vermont man will serve a year and eight months in federal prison and five years of supervised release on a federal child pornography conviction.
Monday, April 7, 2014

New Hampshire patient's insurance hearing on hold
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- New Hampshire's Insurance Department is postponing a hearing on the limited provider network for individuals buying health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
Monday, April 7, 2014

Southern Champlain water quality in spotlight
RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) -- Water quality in the southern Lake Champlain basin will be the focus of upcoming public hearings in Pawlet and Orwell.
Monday, April 7, 2014

New Hampshire News Briefs For April 7
Christie spokesman leaves for Brown campaign
Monday, April 7, 2014

Shumlin appoints Walz new Vermont House member
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Gov. Peter Shumlin has appointed Tommy Walz of Barre to fill the Vermont House seat left vacant by the recent resignation of Rep. Tess Taylor.
Monday, April 7, 2014

County attorney back in court to argue for his job
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- A New Hampshire county attorney suspended since November is returning to court to ask for his job back.
Monday, April 7, 2014

NH senators press for more heating funds
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- New Hampshire's U.S. senators want more money to go toward the Low Income Home Heating Assistance Program for Fiscal Year 2015.
Monday, April 7, 2014

Ortiz in New Hampshire to promote Red Sox scratch
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- David Ortiz came to Concord to promote a Boston Red Sox scratch ticket and found a couple hundred cheering residents of Red Sox Nation, New Hampshire Chapter, waiting for him.
Monday, April 7, 2014

Change could be ahead for Vermont school funding
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Prospects appear to be dimming for big changes in how Vermont governs and pays for its public schools this year.
Monday, April 7, 2014

Average price of gas stable in NH
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- The average price of a gallon of gas stayed the same in the past week in New Hampshire, at $3.50 per gallon.
Monday, April 7, 2014

Job fair being held in Hooksett, NH
HOOKSETT, N.H. (AP) -- The New Hampshire Employment Security agency is holding a job fair in Hooksett, N.H.
Monday, April 7, 2014

Lawsuit filed in 2012 keg explosion death
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) -- The sister of a man who was killed in a keg explosion at a New Hampshire brewery two years ago has filed a federal lawsuit against three companies involved in the manufacture and distribution of the keg.
Monday, April 7, 2014

Police ID 2 Vt. troopers and man shot in Leicester
RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont State Police have identified the two troopers and man allegedly shot and wounded by a Leicester (Lester) man.
Monday, April 7, 2014

Vermont recognizing nutrition program anniversary
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont, the first state in the nation to offer the Women, Infants and Children nutritional program, is celebrating the program's 40th anniversary this year.
Monday, April 7, 2014

School for deaf faces declining enrollment
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) -- A Vermont school for the deaf is facing declining enrollment and staff pay cuts.
Monday, April 7, 2014

Long-lost plaque to Civil War soldier found
LACONIA, N.H. (AP) -- A long-lost plaque honoring a fallen Civil War soldier from New Hampshire has been found.
Saturday, April 5, 2014

Suspect in Waltham teen killing faces arraignment
WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) — A Newton man charged with playing a role in the killing of a Waltham High School senior and varsity wrestling captain is facing arraignment.
Thursday, April 3, 2014

2 Bangor residents plead guilty to drug charges
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Federal prosecutors say two Bangor residents have pleaded guilty to selling the synthetic drug known as bath salts.
Thursday, April 3, 2014

Maker of new painkiller says committed to safety
BARRE, Vt. (AP) — The company that makes a potent new painkiller that Vermont is restricting access to says it's committed to the safe and appropriate use of prescription medications.
Thursday, April 3, 2014

2 Vermont lawmakers: repeal school funding plan
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Two Vermont lawmakers are proposing to repeal the state's school funding system, but aren't saying definitively what they'd replace it with.
Thursday, April 3, 2014

6 New Hampshire firms awarded job training grants
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Six more New Hampshire companies are getting grants to train workers in new skills.
Thursday, April 3, 2014

NH's senators speak out against more base closings
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- New Hampshire's U.S. senators are speaking out against the Department of Defense's call for a new Base Realignment and Closure round.
Thursday, April 3, 2014

4-decade Vermont clean air leader gets EPA award
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- The longtime head of the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation's Air Pollution Control Division is being recognized by the federal Environmental Protection Agency for his efforts to improve air quality in the state and New England.
Thursday, April 3, 2014

Vt. retailer, grocer groups merging
COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) -- The two largest groups that lobby on behalf of Vermont store owners are merging.
Thursday, April 3, 2014

Maker of new painkiller says committed to safety
BARRE, Vt. (AP) -- The company that makes a potent new painkiller that Vermont is restricting access to says it's committed to the safe and appropriate use of prescription medications.
Thursday, April 3, 2014

State panel says PSNH should drop power plants
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- A recommendation that New Hampshire's largest utility get rid of its power plants and pass the costs to all its ratepayers was met with skepticism this week by an advocate for consumers who worries the region's volatile and pricey energy market makes it a bad time to take generators offline.
Thursday, April 3, 2014

Ex-New Hampshire chief judge: Repeal death penalty
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- The former chief justice of New Hampshire's Supreme Court urged senators Thursday to repeal the state's death penalty, saying New Hampshire is better than countries like North Korea and Iraq that embrace capital punishment.
Thursday, April 3, 2014

Man sentenced in woman's death, hiding corpse
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) -- A New Hampshire man has been sentenced to five to 14 years in prison after pleading guilty to killing a woman last summer and then hiding her body in an apartment building for more than two weeks.
Thursday, April 3, 2014

Striking Vermont bus drivers approve contract
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- Bus drivers in Vermont's largest county have approved a contract that would end their strike.
Thursday, April 3, 2014

Vermont House to debate school taxes
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- The Vermont House is slated to debate increasing statewide education property tax rates.
Thursday, April 3, 2014

2-year-old child hit by car, hospitalized
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. (AP) — Police in Middlebury, Vt., say a 2 ½-year-old child has been hospitalized after being hit by a car.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Deal on holding guns during abuse cases in doubt
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A measure to address long-standing concerns that police in Vermont lack space to store guns being held in domestic abuses cases appears in jeopardy in the state Senate.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Child advocate recommends changes for Vermont
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A child advocacy leader has made several recommendations for senators working on child abuse issues to review, including a child endangerment law, child-abuse treatment programming and changing the family court timeline.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Vermont solons seek faster wage hikes than Shumlin
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- A fight could be brewing between Vermont lawmakers and the Shumlin administration over how fast to move to a minimum wage of $10.10 per hour.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Deal on holding guns during abuse cases in doubt
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- A measure to address long-standing concerns that police in Vermont lack space to store guns being held in domestic abuses cases appears in jeopardy in the state Senate.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Students show films inspired by Herzog's footage
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- University of Vermont film students who got a chance to collaborate with award-winning director Werner Herzog will be showing their films in Burlington.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Child advocate recommends changes for Vermont
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- A child advocacy leader has made several recommendations for senators working on child abuse issues to review, including a child endangerment law, child-abuse treatment programming and changing the family court timeline.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014

NH Employment Security hosting job fair in Belmont
BELMONT, N.H. (AP) -- The New Hampshire Employment Security agency is hosting a job fair in Belmont for positions ranging from account representatives to lab technicians.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Ex-executive running for New Hampshire governor
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Former defense contractor executive Walt Havenstein is seeking the Republican nomination for governor in New Hampshire.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Police: Man accused of attack, chase
SALEM, N.H. (AP) -- A Massachusetts man has been accused of trying to strangle a woman at a New Hampshire hotel and then leading police on a chase.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Vermont awards millions to health care providers
RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont is awarding grants totaling more than $2.6 million to health care providers across the state.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Harsh winter in Vermont burdens public works
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- Burlington's Department of Public Works says the harsh winter was costly and diverted resources from sidewalk construction.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014

NH measure would bar discrimination against gays
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- A House panel is holding a hearing on a proposed amendment to New Hampshire's constitution that would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014

New Hampshire moves toward nonprofit insurer
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- While other states have seen mixed results with consumer-run co-ops selling insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law, it will be a while before New Hampshire discovers whether that kind of business model will work.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014

NH man sentenced on drug, firearms charges
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- A New Hampshire man has been sentenced to 10 to 40 years in prison following his conviction on a variety of drug charges.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Syrup-makers Go High-tech With Wireless Monitoring
MILTON, Vt. (AP) -- Maple syrup production has come a long way from metal buckets hung on trees, but even high-tech operations have had to rely on old-fashioned foot patrols to fix a common problem -- leaks.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Man gets 15 years in prison in child porn case
RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) -- A man who pleaded guilty to a child pornography charge in Vermont has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Vermont bus drivers to meet with bus authority
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- Chittenden County Transportation Authority board chairman Tom Buckley says striking bus drivers will be meeting with management to continue negotiations on a contract.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Man gets year in jail following hit-and-run plea
ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- A New Hampshire man has been sentenced to a year in jail after reaching a plea agreement with prosecutors following a hit-and-run accident.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Politically active couple, firm, honored by UNH
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) -- A New Hampshire couple active in state politics and a Portsmouth-based high-tech firm are being honored by the University of New Hampshire during this year's commencement.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Colby-Sawyer College shakes up curriculum
NEW LONDON, N.H. (AP) -- New Hampshire's Colby-Sawyer College is changing its curriculum structure to increase both class time and out-of-class work.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014

1 dead in NH house fire
DANVILLE, N.H. (AP) — Fire investigators say one person has died in a fire at a New Hampshire house that started after a Meals on Wheels volunteer showed up to make a delivery.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014

NH teen killed in Vt. crash
WEATHERSFIELD, Vt. (AP) — Police say a 19-year-old New Hampshire woman has died in a single-vehicle crash in Vermont.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Vt. man charged with setting fire at his home
BRANDON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man has been arrested on a charge of arson in connection with a fire at his home in the town of Brandon.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Vt. man charged with setting fire at his home
BRANDON, Vt. (AP) -- A Vermont man has been arrested on a charge of arson in connection with a fire at his home in the town of Brandon.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014


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