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New Hampshire Senate Budget Writers Restore Health Cuts in House Plan
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Senate budget writers moved Wednesday to restore many of the deepest cuts to health services in the House's $11.2 billion budget, including services for older residents, people with developmental disabilities and substance abuse treatment.
Thursday, May 21, 2015

New Hampshire Senate Budget Writers Restore Health Cuts in House Plan
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Senate budget writers moved Wednesday to restore many of the deepest cuts to health services in the House's $11.2 billion budget, including services for older residents, people with developmental disabilities and substance abuse treatment.
Thursday, May 21, 2015

New Hampshire Senate Budget Writers Restore Health Cuts in House Plan
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Senate budget writers moved Wednesday to restore many of the deepest cuts to health services in the House's $11.2 billion budget, including services for older residents, people with developmental disabilities and substance abuse treatment.
Thursday, May 21, 2015

Senate committee rejects $4 million for commuter rail study
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- A push to extend commuter rail from Boston into New Hampshire hit a snag Thursday when a state Senate committee rejected plans to spend $4 million to study the expansion.
Thursday, May 21, 2015

Vermont releases 500 trout along Winooski River
WATERBURY, Vt. (AP) -- The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife has released 500 trout along the Winooski River in Waterbury to keep the population going.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015

State doing a more accurate job of issuing food stamps
ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. (AP) -- The state of Vermont is doing a more accurate job of issuing food stamp benefits to 87,000 residents.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Interim police chief in Winooski now permanent
WINOOSKI, Vt. (AP) -- The interim police chief in Winooski, Vermont, now has the job on a permanent basis.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Jury silent after sentencing Boston marathon bomber to death
BOSTON (AP) -- The jurors in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are lying low after months of being center stage in one of the most closely watched terror trials in the post-9/11 era.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Welch, food chiefs to criticize ban on state GMO laws
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont Congressman Peter Welch is being joined by food industry entrepreneurs to criticize a bill in Congress that would bar state laws requiring that genetically modified foods be labeled as such.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Interim police chief in Winooski now permanent
WINOOSKI, Vt. (AP) -- The interim police chief in Winooski, Vermont, now has the job on a permanent basis.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Vermont working to attract businesses from Quebec
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- The state of Vermont is working to attract businesses from Quebec.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015

State doing a more accurate job of issuing food stamps
ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. (AP) -- The state of Vermont is doing a more accurate job of issuing food stamp benefits to 87,000 residents.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Welch, food chiefs to criticize ban on state GMO laws
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont Congressman Peter Welch is being joined by food industry entrepreneurs to criticize a bill in Congress that would bar state laws requiring that genetically modified foods be labeled as such.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Vermont releases 500 trout along Winooski River
WATERBURY, Vt. (AP) -- The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife has released 500 trout along the Winooski River in Waterbury to keep the population going.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Vermont working to attract businesses from Quebec
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- The state of Vermont is working to attract businesses from Quebec.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Sen. Ayotte Highlights Drug-exposed Newborn Legislation
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Medical providers and first responders on Monday urged Sen. Kelly Ayotte to consider further incorporating mental health treatment into her efforts to address New Hampshire's heroin and prescription drug crisis.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Veterans home changes approach after problems risked funding
BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- A Vermont veteran's home will no longer face added federal and state scrutiny after a recent inspection found no deficiencies.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

3 Vermont state colleges among most affordable
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- A new national ranking has identified Vermont's Castleton, Johnson and Lyndon state colleges as among the 100 most affordable four-year colleges in the United States.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Sen. Ayotte Highlights Drug-exposed Newborn Legislation
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Medical providers and first responders on Monday urged Sen. Kelly Ayotte to consider further incorporating mental health treatment into her efforts to address New Hampshire's heroin and prescription drug crisis.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Chief Judge: Bill Generates Better Child Safety Information
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- The judge who oversees administration of Vermont's trial court system said Monday he's hopeful a child protection bill just sent to Gov. Peter Shumlin will improve communications between social workers, police and the courts.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Vermont to move out-of-state inmates to Michigan
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont inmates being held in private Kentucky and Arizona prisons will be moved to a facility in Michigan under terms of a new contract the Department of Corrections signed with a different private prison operator, the department said Tuesday.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Town voting to upgrade water system
CHESTER, Vt. (AP) -- Voters in the Vermont town of Chester are voting whether to borrow $4 million to upgrade its water system.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Vermont Lawmakers Adjourn After Passing $30 Million Tax Bill
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont lawmakers approved spending plans totaling about $5.5 billion, raised taxes by about $30 million and declared their 2015 session complete Saturday night.
Monday, May 18, 2015

After House Cuts, Senate May Restore Tourism Promotion Money
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- The Mount Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce is trying to do for June what it once did for November -- turn a slow period for tourism into a moneymaker. But the state funding that boosted both efforts is in limbo in the Legislature.
Monday, May 18, 2015

Vermont Symphony Orchestra executive resigns after 16 years
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- One of the men responsible for ushering in a new era of success and financial growth for the Vermont Symphony Orchestra has resigned.
Monday, May 18, 2015

Vermont to test Amber Alert system next week
WATERBURY, Vt. (AP) -- The Vermont Department of Public Safety will be testing the state's Amber Alert system used in the event of a missing or abducted child.
Monday, May 18, 2015

Chief judge: Bill generates better child safety information
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont's chief superior judge says he believes a child protection bill awaiting Gov. Peter Shumlin's signature will help courts respond better to child abuse cases by providing them with more complete information.
Monday, May 18, 2015

Guinta apologizes, maintains innocence about campaign cash
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Republican U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta is apologizing without admitting wrongdoing after the Federal Election Commission concluded he broke the law by accepting campaign donations from his parents.
Monday, May 18, 2015

Vermont Symphony Orchestra executive resigns after 16 years
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- One of the men responsible for ushering in a new era of success and financial growth for the Vermont Symphony Orchestra has resigned.
Monday, May 18, 2015

Officials to mark construction of Burlington transit center
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- State, federal and local officials are going to be marking the start of construction on a new transit center in downtown Burlington.
Monday, May 18, 2015

Chief judge: Bill generates better child safety information
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont's chief superior judge says he believes a child protection bill awaiting Gov. Peter Shumlin's signature will help courts respond better to child abuse cases by providing them with more complete information.
Monday, May 18, 2015

Vermont Symphony Orchestra executive resigns after 16 years
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- One of the men responsible for ushering in a new era of success and financial growth for the Vermont Symphony Orchestra has resigned.
Monday, May 18, 2015

Vermont News Briefs
US Forest Service to waive fees in Vermont, New York forests -- Vermont bears getting into garbage, bird feeders -- UVM breaks ground on $104 million STEM complex -- Vermont suspect who fled custody arrested in Massachusetts -- University of Vermont commencement Sunday
Monday, May 18, 2015

Historic 2011 US and Canada flooding prompts water study
SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, Quebec (AP) -- Unprecedented flooding in 2011 in Lake Champlain and the Richelieu River, which drains the lake north into Quebec, is prompting scientists in the United States and Canada to begin a long process of determining whether anything can be done to reduce future problems.
Monday, May 18, 2015

Historic 2011 US and Canada flooding prompts water study
SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, Quebec (AP) -- Unprecedented flooding in 2011 in Lake Champlain and the Richelieu River, which drains the lake north into Quebec, is prompting scientists in the United States and Canada to begin a long process of determining whether anything can be done to reduce future problems.
Monday, May 18, 2015

Northeast Kingdom: Surveys Continue After Lynx Family Documented In Area
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Researchers are still surveying for Canada lynx in northern Vermont and New Hampshire after evidence of a family of the federally threatened animals was discovered in 2012 and 2013, the first time in Vermont's history that a reproductive lynx had been documented.
Monday, May 18, 2015

Bills On Breastfeeding, Booze Sales Move Through Legislature
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Talk of the state budget has dominated the 2015 legislative session in New Hampshire, with other high-profile items such as casino gambling and changes to the state's marijuana laws occasionally stealing the spotlight.
Monday, May 18, 2015

New Hampshire News Briefs
Bishop asks Catholic parishes for donations to Nepal -- First-time conference to highlight aerospace, defense in NH -- High schoolers can register for UNH agricultural camp -- Colleges across New Hampshire hold commencement ceremonies -- Ayotte co-sponsoring bill to protect infants from drugs -- Habitat efforts working for New England cottontail -- Boil water notice lifted in Lebanon -- Police: Manchester bank robbed Saturday -- Pedestrian hit, seriously injured in Manchester
Monday, May 18, 2015

Prosecutors, Police At Odds Over Breath Test Results
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- Some Vermont law enforcement officials are at odds with prosecutors over publicly releasing the blood alcohol content of people arrested on suspicion of drunken driving.
Monday, May 18, 2015

Vermont Lawmakers Adjourn After Passing $30 Million Tax Bill
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont lawmakers approved spending plans totaling about $5.5 billion, raised taxes by about $30 million and declared their 2015 session complete Saturday night.
Monday, May 18, 2015

Bills On Breastfeeding, Booze Sales Move Through Legislature
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Talk of the state budget has dominated the 2015 legislative session in New Hampshire, with other high-profile items such as casino gambling and changes to the state's marijuana laws occasionally stealing the spotlight.
Monday, May 18, 2015

Lyndon Institute Holds Senior Prom
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Monday, May 18, 2015

Northeast Kingdom: Surveys Continue After Lynx Family Documented In Area
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Researchers are still surveying for Canada lynx in northern Vermont and New Hampshire after evidence of a family of the federally threatened animals was discovered in 2012 and 2013, the first time in Vermont's history that a reproductive lynx had been documented.
Monday, May 18, 2015

Officials to mark construction of Burlington transit center
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- State, federal and local officials are going to be marking the start of construction on a new transit center in downtown Burlington.
Monday, May 18, 2015

Vermont Health Connect providers seeking rate increases
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- The organization that regulates health care in Vermont says the two providers offering health insurance through the state health exchange are seeking rate increases.
Monday, May 18, 2015

Proposed methane-processing plant converts cow manure to gas
SALISBURY, Vt. (AP) -- Lincoln Renewable Gas has proposed bringing a methane-processing plant to Salisbury that would supply 40 percent of Middlebury College's heating needs.
Monday, May 18, 2015

Lyndon Institute Holds Senior Prom
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Monday, May 18, 2015

After House Cuts, Senate May Restore Tourism Promotion Money
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- The Mount Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce is trying to do for June what it once did for November -- turn a slow period for tourism into a moneymaker. But the state funding that boosted both efforts is in limbo in the Legislature.
Monday, May 18, 2015

Vermont to test Amber Alert system next week
WATERBURY, Vt. (AP) -- The Vermont Department of Public Safety will be testing the state's Amber Alert system used in the event of a missing or abducted child.
Monday, May 18, 2015

Vermont Health Connect providers seeking rate increases
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- The organization that regulates health care in Vermont says the two providers offering health insurance through the state health exchange are seeking rate increases.
Monday, May 18, 2015

Concord to Revote High School Closure
CONCORD -- A vote to reconsider the high school closure will be held June 16, four days after what could be the school's last high school graduation.
Saturday, May 16, 2015

Concord to Revote High School Closure
CONCORD -- A vote to reconsider the high school closure will be held June 16, four days after what could be the school's last high school graduation.
Saturday, May 16, 2015

Jury orders death for the Boston Marathon bomber
BOSTON (AP) -- A jury sentenced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death Friday for the Boston Marathon bombing, sweeping aside pleas that he was just a "kid" who fell under the influence of his fanatical older brother.
Friday, May 15, 2015

Former inn employee pleads guilty to embezzlement
RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) -- A Vermont woman has pleaded guilty to bank and wire fraud charges accusing her of embezzling $70,000 from the Brandon Inn where she worked as front desk manager.
Friday, May 15, 2015

Senate Vote Scuttles Abortion Clinic Buffer Repeal For Now
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- New Hampshire's Senate has scuttled for now a measure to repeal a law allowing buffer zones of up to 25 feet around facilities that provide abortions.
Friday, May 15, 2015

Governor, solons tussle over taxes as session nears finish
MONTPELIER, Vt. -- Vermont lawmakers and Gov. Peter Shumlin remained in a standoff over tax increases Friday night as a scheduled weekend adjournment of the session neared.
Friday, May 15, 2015

Christie Charming Voters, Who Still Worry About 'Bridgegate'
DOVER, N.H. (AP) -- In the middle of a crowd at a brick-walled bar in Dover, Chris Christie is at ease, charming several hundred beer-drinking New Hampshire voters, when he decides to take a final question.
Friday, May 15, 2015

Governor, solons tussle over taxes as session nears finish
MONTPELIER, Vt. -- Vermont lawmakers and Gov. Peter Shumlin remained in a standoff over tax increases Friday night as a scheduled weekend adjournment of the session neared.
Friday, May 15, 2015

Jury orders death for the Boston Marathon bomber
BOSTON (AP) -- A jury sentenced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death Friday for the Boston Marathon bombing, sweeping aside pleas that he was just a "kid" who fell under the influence of his fanatical older brother.
Friday, May 15, 2015

Christie Charming Voters, Who Still Worry About 'Bridgegate'
DOVER, N.H. (AP) -- In the middle of a crowd at a brick-walled bar in Dover, Chris Christie is at ease, charming several hundred beer-drinking New Hampshire voters, when he decides to take a final question.
Friday, May 15, 2015

New Hampshire Senate OKs Notice For Sexual Topics At School
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- William Shakespeare and Robert Frost made an appearance in the New Hampshire Senate on Thursday as lawmakers approved a measure requiring schools to give parents at least two weeks' notice if a teacher plans to use material related to human sexuality or sexual education that some could consider objectionable.
Thursday, May 14, 2015

University of Vermont trustees considering tuition increase
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- The University of Vermont Board of Trustees plans to discuss a proposed 3.4 percent tuition increase for the 2016 academic year at their budget meetings later this week.
Thursday, May 14, 2015

State lawmakers urge Congress to reject trade 'fast-track'
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- More than 100 state legislators from around the country -- including 27 from northern New England -- are urging Congress to reject "fast-track" trade legislation and to go slow on the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact.
Thursday, May 14, 2015

Former principal pleads not guilty to charge involving child
CHELSEA, Vt. (AP) -- A former principal who was fired from the Tunbridge Central School after being accused of having inappropriate contact with a child has pleaded not guilty.
Thursday, May 14, 2015

Natural gas company plans to build gas plant at Vermont farm
SALISBURY, Vt. (AP) -- A Vermont natural gas company has filed a petition to build a renewable gas plant at a Salisbury farm.
Thursday, May 14, 2015

Vermont legislative conferees agree on school overhaul bill
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- An effort to reduce Vermont's school costs and improve educational programming by consolidating school districts has apparently gotten a green light.
Thursday, May 14, 2015

Chafee not yet fundraising for 'very likely' White House bid
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee plans to announce his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination in a few weeks, but he's not actively raising money or putting together the infrastructure required to pay for a credible White House bid.
Thursday, May 14, 2015

Boston bombing jury finishes 1st full day of deliberations
BOSTON (AP) -- Jurors in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev must make one of the most difficult decisions a jury can be faced with: Should they sentence him to death or spare his life?
Thursday, May 14, 2015

Warren has irked Obama before, but trade deepens their rift
WASHINGTON (AP) -- When President Barack Obama huffed that Elizabeth Warren, the Massachusetts senator and established liberal star, was a "politician like everybody else" he revealed a rift that predates the current hostilities between the two Democrats over trade.
Thursday, May 14, 2015

$175K grant to repair falling wall rejected in Brattleboro
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont's Agency of Transportation has rejected Brattleboro's request for a $175,000 grant to help repair a falling wall in a parking lot.
Thursday, May 14, 2015

Pembroke man acquitted of rape charges
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- A jury has acquitted a Pembroke, New Hampshire, man of rape after he served part of a 15-year prison sentence.
Thursday, May 14, 2015

Officials: Pease well contamination testing deadlines set
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) -- The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services has set deadlines for when people exposed to water from a contaminated city-owned well in Portsmouth can ask to be tested and when they must complete their blood tests.
Thursday, May 14, 2015

Natural gas company plans to build gas plant at Vermont farm
SALISBURY, Vt. (AP) -- A natural gas company has filed a petition to build a renewable gas plant at a Salisbury farm.
Thursday, May 14, 2015

Officials: Pease well contamination testing deadlines set
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) -- The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services has set deadlines for when people exposed to water from a contaminated city-owned well in Portsmouth can ask to be tested and when they must complete their blood tests.
Thursday, May 14, 2015

Pembroke man acquitted of rape charges
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- A jury has acquitted a Pembroke, New Hampshire, man of rape after he served part of a 15-year prison sentence.
Thursday, May 14, 2015

$175K grant to repair falling wall rejected in Brattleboro
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont's Agency of Transportation has rejected Brattleboro's request for a $175,000 grant to help repair a falling wall in a parking lot.
Thursday, May 14, 2015

Vermont Senate to debate renewable energy bill
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- The Vermont Senate is set to debate a renewable energy bill -- with an amendment aimed at giving more local control over siting of some projects.
Thursday, May 14, 2015

New Hampshire Senate OKs Notice For Sexual Topics At School
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- William Shakespeare and Robert Frost made an appearance in the New Hampshire Senate on Thursday as lawmakers approved a measure requiring schools to give parents at least two weeks' notice if a teacher plans to use material related to human sexuality or sexual education that some could consider objectionable.
Thursday, May 14, 2015

Assembly, maintenance, wait staff jobs at Littleton event
LITTLETON, N.H. (AP) -- The New Hampshire Employment Security agency is hosting a job fair in Littleton, New Hampshire, on Thursday.
Thursday, May 14, 2015

Natural gas company plans to build gas plant at Vermont farm
SALISBURY, Vt. (AP) -- A Vermont natural gas company has filed a petition to build a renewable gas plant at a Salisbury farm.
Thursday, May 14, 2015

Former principal pleads not guilty to charge involving child
CHELSEA, Vt. (AP) -- A former principal who was fired from the Tunbridge Central School after being accused of having inappropriate contact with a child has pleaded not guilty.
Thursday, May 14, 2015

State lawmakers urge Congress to reject trade 'fast-track'
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- More than 100 state legislators from around the country -- including 27 from northern New England -- are urging Congress to reject "fast-track" trade legislation and to go slow on the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact.
Thursday, May 14, 2015

University of Vermont trustees considering tuition increase
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- The University of Vermont Board of Trustees plans to discuss a proposed 3.4 percent tuition increase for the 2016 academic year at their budget meetings later this week.
Thursday, May 14, 2015

Vermont Senate to debate renewable energy bill
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- The Vermont Senate is set to debate a renewable energy bill -- with an amendment aimed at giving more local control over siting of some projects.
Thursday, May 14, 2015

Election Agency: Guinta Took Illegal Money From Parents
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta illegally accepted more than $300,000 in campaign donations from his parents in 2009 and 2010, the Federal Election Commission has concluded after a nearly five-year investigation.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Slain New Hampshire officer to be honored at memorial
BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) -- The Brentwood police officer killed a year ago when he walked into an ambush will be honored at ceremonies in Washington, D.C.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Jurisdiction Question Stalls Sentencing For Drug Conspirator
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Lawyers for a man convicted of working for one of the world's most notorious drug cartels said Monday the U.S. had no jurisdiction to bring the case because the drugs weren't intended for distribution in or through the country.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015

USS Montpelier veterans award scholarship to college student
NORTHFIELD, Vt. (AP) -- Two original crew members from the USS Montpelier visited Vermont to present a scholarship to a Norwich University student.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Vermont House debates ending vaccine exemption
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- A Vermont House committee has dropped its talk of wait-'til-next-year and will recommend that the full House eliminate the philosophical exemption for childhood vaccinations.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Dad avoids jail time in amusement park fight over knife ban
BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) -- A Vermont man has received a six-month suspended sentence on several charges following a fracas last summer that erupted at a New Hampshire amusement park when his family was told they couldn't carry their knives.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Iron furnace, covered bridge recognized for preservation
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- A number of projects in the North Country, including the rehabilitation of the Franconia Iron Furnace and the rebirth of a former Catholic school in Berlin into housing are among those honored by the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance at its annual ceremony in Concord.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Police searching river for man who tried to swim across it
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Police in Manchester, New Hampshire, say they have been searching for a man who tried to swim across the Merrimack River but was carried downstream, according to witnesses.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Former architect countersues district over new Unity school
UNITY, N.H. (AP) -- The former architect of the new elementary school in Unity, New Hampshire, is fighting back after he was sued by the school district over the cost of the long-delayed project.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015

About 300 Gather For Hearing On Ending Vaccine Exemption
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Vermonters of all views on vaccines gathered at the Statehouse Monday to testify to lawmakers on whether they should require nearly all children to be immunized as a condition for attending school.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Vermont to look at EPA advice for Lake Champlain algae
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont environmental officials are using some new advice from the EPA in their annual monitoring of cyanobacteria on Lake Champlain.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015

New Hampshire Man Paroled In Home Invasion-machete Attack
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- A man who hid evidence and concocted an alibi for his friends after they killed a woman and maimed her daughter during a home invasion was granted parole Tuesday.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Bridge replacement in Portsmouth is complete
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) -- The New Hampshire Department of Transportation says replacement of a bridge spanning the Route 1 Bypass in Portsmouth is complete, four months ahead of schedule.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015

2 tractor trailers crash one after another in Vermont town
WEST HAVEN, Vt. (AP) -- Police have cleared a road after two tractor trailers crashed in the same area in the Vermont town of West Haven.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Police to continue search for missing kayaker
COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) -- Colchester police who found some personal items on land belonging to a Vermont kayaker who went missing on Lake Champlain do not think he's in the water.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015

23 schools help raise trout to be released in Vermont waters
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife says 23 schools across the state have been helping to hatch and raise small trout that will be released into the state's waterways.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Fake Albany-area stock broker pleads guilty to fraud
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Prosecutors say a 58-year-old Schenectady investment adviser who raised more than $10.5 million from more than 100 investors has pleaded guilty to securities fraud and other charges.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Former Ayotte aide waives arraignment on prostitution charge
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) -- The former state director for New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte has waived arraignment on one count of solicitation to prostitution, following his arrest in April.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Complex Challenges Posed In International Child Abductions
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- The criminal case against Genevieve Kelley, a New Hampshire woman who absconded to Central America with her 8-year-old daughter more than a decade ago, is about to head to trial.
Monday, May 11, 2015

Researchers Say Several Factors Lead Young To Leave Vermont
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- As Vermont struggles to keep people in the state or draw them here, researchers at the University of Vermont say a recent survey found some familiar culprits for the migration -- jobs and higher wages -- but none of those reasons alone are enough to explain the flow out of the state.
Monday, May 11, 2015

New Hampshire News Briefs
49 adult deaths linked to flu in New Hampshire this season
Monday, May 11, 2015

Search continues for kayaker missing on Lake Champlain
COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) -- The Coast Guard says crews are continuing to search Lake Champlain for a kayaker who was last seen on the Vermont side of the lake near Colchester Point and was thought to be paddling toward Plattsburgh, New York.
Monday, May 11, 2015

Police identify man hit, killed by Amtrak train over weekend
BRAINTREE, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont State Police have identified a man who was struck and killed by an Amtrak train over the weekend.
Monday, May 11, 2015

Hospital exec pushes ending Vermont vaccine exemption
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- The medical chief at Vermont's largest hospital is pushing his colleagues to lobby lawmakers in favor of eliminating the philosophical exemption for parents who don't want their children fully vaccinated.
Monday, May 11, 2015

Man to be brought to New Hampshire to face stabbing charge
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- A man arrested in Boston has agreed to be brought back to New Hampshire to face charges in a fatal stabbing.
Monday, May 11, 2015

Police: Driver crashes into radar trailer, passes out
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Police say a woman who crashed her car into a police radar trailer in Manchester, New Hampshire, and then passed out was revived by an officer who gave her a drug used to reverse overdoses.
Monday, May 11, 2015

Gas prices rise 3.2 cents in New Hampshire over last week
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Gas prices in New Hampshire have gone up 3.2 cents per gallon in the past week, to an average of $2.59.
Monday, May 11, 2015

2 Manchester buses collide in minor accident, kids unhurt
MANCHSETER, N.H. (AP) -- Police in Manchester, New Hampshire, say two school buses have collided, causing minor damage, but there are no reported injuries to students on board.
Monday, May 11, 2015

700 New Hampshire ballots were cast in 2014 without photo ID
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) -- Officials say nearly 700 ballots cast in the 2014 New Hampshire primary and general elections involved voters who didn't show a photo ID at the polls and have not returned postcards confirming their identity.
Monday, May 11, 2015

NH Department of Corrections holding job fair
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- The New Hampshire Department of Corrections is holding a job fair on Tuesday.
Monday, May 11, 2015

Tsarnaev defense: Feds haven't shown impact of boy's death
BOSTON (AP) -- Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's lawyers rested their case Monday in their bid to save him from execution after death penalty opponent Sister Helen Prejean testified that he expressed genuine sorrow for the victims.
Monday, May 11, 2015

Vermont News Briefs
Police: man arrested after advertising for sex with minor
Monday, May 11, 2015

Police: Driver crashes into radar trailer, passes out
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Police say a woman who crashed her car into a police radar trailer in Manchester, New Hampshire, and then passed out was revived by an ambulance worker who gave her a drug used to reverse overdoses.
Monday, May 11, 2015

Hassan appeals FEMA decision to deny disaster extension
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Gov. Maggie Hassan is appealing FEMA's decision to deny an extension for towns' snow-removal efforts following a blizzard in January.
Monday, May 11, 2015

Man rescued after getting trapped under 3,000-pound tractor
MERRIMACK, N.H. (AP) -- A man is recovering after being trapped under a 3,000-pound lawn tractor in Merrimack, New Hampshire.
Monday, May 11, 2015

Shaheen visiting closed century-old bridge in need of funds
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen is calling for long-term, stable federal funding to replace a 100-year-old bridge in Concord.
Monday, May 11, 2015

Annual spring plant sale to be held at state prison May 18
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- The annual spring plant sale at the New Hampshire State Prison Farm is taking place May 18-May 21.
Monday, May 11, 2015

Thousands of dollars of merchandise stolen at Macy's store
BEDFORD, N.H. (AP) -- Police are looking for someone who broke into a Macy's department store in Bedford, New Hampshire, and stole thousands of dollars' worth of merchandise.
Monday, May 11, 2015

Guinta, Kuster, to host mental health summit
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- New Hampshire's two congressional representatives are hosting a mental health summit to discuss establishing a national strategy for the treatment of mental illness and increased investment in research for its prevention and treatment.
Monday, May 11, 2015

Woman selling bakery for $75, an essay, and a cupcake recipe
WAITSFIELD, Vt. (AP) -- A Vermont bakery owner is selling her business -- for $75 and an essay.
Monday, May 11, 2015

US Sen. Leahy to highlight Milton farm-to-school program
MILTON, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy is going to be highlighting the farm-to-school program at the Milton elementary and middle school.
Monday, May 11, 2015

Man fatally shot in Manchester alleyway
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Authorities are investigating a fatal shooting in Manchester, including the potential of a self-defense claim.
Monday, May 11, 2015

Businesses Not Yet Seeing Tangible Deals From Turkey Trip
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Nearly a year after Gov. Maggie Hassan's controversial trade mission to Turkey with representatives from seven New Hampshire businesses, there are few tangible results such as new sales, contracts or distribution deals. But when it comes to international trade, officials say it's too early to see any deals inked and that the weeklong trip last June launched new relationships that are likely to prove beneficial down the line.
Monday, May 11, 2015

'Animal House' Frat Loses Appeal, Recognition
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Dartmouth College has rejected an appeal by a fraternity accused of branding new members, ending efforts by the Greek organization that partly inspired the 1976 movie "Animal House" to remain recognized on campus.
Saturday, May 9, 2015

Parents Prepare To Explore Nation With Small Children
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) -- What was Mick Longley thinking as he stood with his hand on a pickup for more than two days?
Saturday, May 9, 2015

Dog missing for 4 years back home from Illinois
Dog missing for 4 years back home from Illinois
Saturday, May 9, 2015

Beef over competing pork roll fests in New Jersey
Beef over competing pork roll fests in New Jersey
Saturday, May 9, 2015

Veterinarian operates on dog that ate 23 bullets
Veterinarian operates on dog that ate 23 bullets
Saturday, May 9, 2015

McDonald's key sales figure dips in April
OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) -- McDonald's says a key sales metric edged lower in April, with weakness across most regions.
Saturday, May 9, 2015

Flint ballot mix-up spurs 'Giggles the Pig' write-in effort
Flint ballot mix-up spurs 'Giggles the Pig' write-in effort
Saturday, May 9, 2015

3 packages of lollipops prompt false alarm at county courts
3 packages of lollipops prompt false alarm at county courts
Saturday, May 9, 2015

Crime doesn't spray: man pepper-sprays self during robbery
Crime doesn't spray: man pepper-sprays self during robbery
Saturday, May 9, 2015

Indiana teen takes great-grandmother, 93, to junior prom
Indiana teen takes great-grandmother, 93, to junior prom
Saturday, May 9, 2015

Seniors try to sell high school on Craigslist
Seniors try to sell high school on Craigslist
Saturday, May 9, 2015

Health Commissioner: Shumlin Now 'Neutral' On Vaccines
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin has shifted from opposed to neutral on the idea of ending the exemption that allows some parents to opt out of having their children vaccinated, the state Health Commissioner said Thursday.
Friday, May 8, 2015

New Hampshire Boy, 2, Dies When Dresser Falls On Him
DERRY, N.H. (AP) -- Police say a 2-year-old boy was killed when a dresser fell on top of him.
Friday, May 8, 2015

Democratic presidential hopeful Sanders coming to Va. Monday
Democratic presidential hopeful Sanders coming to Va. Monday
Friday, May 8, 2015

Officials Discuss State's Ongoing Heroin Issues
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Politicians, police officers and anti-drug advocates said Friday that New Hampshire's growing heroin and opioid addiction is a social, economic and family problem that requires collaborative prevention and treatment efforts.
Friday, May 8, 2015

Motorcyclist dies in crash
Motorcyclist dies in crash
Friday, May 8, 2015

US Economy Rebounding With Solid, But Unspectacular Job Gains
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rebounding from a dismal start to the year, the U.S. economy added 223,000 jobs in April, a solid gain that suggested that employers are helping fuel a durable if still subpar recovery.
Friday, May 8, 2015

To the beach! AAA sees most holiday travelers in 10 years
With more money in their pockets thanks to lower gas prices and an improved job market, AAA expects more than 37 million Americans to travel for Memorial Day, the most since 2005.
Friday, May 8, 2015

Vermont State Senator Pleads Not Guilty To Sex Charges
ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) -- A Vermont state senator pleaded not guilty Friday to charges he tried to extract sexual favors in exchange for rent, used sex as a punishment and told a woman they could both earn extra money if she had sex with farm workers.
Friday, May 8, 2015

Man who used Facebook to lure teen to death gets 60 years
BANGOR, Maine (AP) -- As another Mother's Day approaches -- the last day of 15-year-old Nichole Cable's life -- her grandmother is bracing for what should be a day of celebration but what is instead an unbearable reminder of what she lost two years ago.
Friday, May 8, 2015

Man charged in fatal hit-and-run crash with motorcyclist
Man charged in fatal hit-and-run crash with motorcyclist
Friday, May 8, 2015

Man missing for 1 month, search continues along river
Man missing for 1 month, search continues along river
Friday, May 8, 2015

Tuckerman Ravine: Birthplace of Extreme Skiing
MOUNT WASHINGTON, N.H. (AP) -- On a postcard spring Saturday in New Hampshire's White Mountains, a boisterous band of pilgrims some 2,000 strong is preparing for their own brand of funky and fearless worship.
Friday, May 8, 2015

East Burke: Land Trust Pushes For Historic Dam Removal
BURKE, Vt. (AP) -- A Vermont land trust is pushing for the removal of a dam that many residents view as historic and vital to the town's economy.
Thursday, May 7, 2015

Senate delays vote on abortion clinic buffer zone repeal
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- The New Hampshire Senate is delaying a vote on whether to repeal the state's law allowing for 25-foot protest "buffer zones" around facilities that provide abortions.
Thursday, May 7, 2015

Operators of small farms visit State House
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Operators of a number of small farms in Vermont are visiting the Statehouse to talk to lawmakers about bills and other issues affecting them.
Thursday, May 7, 2015

Fire destroys 3-story house, no one hurt
ESSEX, Vt. (AP) -- A fire has destroyed a three-story home in Essex, Vermont.
Thursday, May 7, 2015

Guard to train with firearms at Ethan Allen Training Site
JERICHO, Vt. (AP) -- The Vermont National Guard will be training with firearms at the Ethan Allen Training Site in Underhill and Jericho.
Thursday, May 7, 2015

Officials, architects unveil new plans for Burlington mall
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- City officials unveiled new plans to redevelop Burlington Town Center after making changes based on input from nearly a thousand residents.
Thursday, May 7, 2015

Bald eagle statue stolen from New Hampshire vets memorial
WEBSTER, N.H. (AP) -- A concrete statue of a bald eagle has been stolen from a New Hampshire veteran's memorial.
Thursday, May 7, 2015

Feds seek Massachusetts health exchange records
BOSTON (AP) -- Federal authorities have subpoenaed records related to the Massachusetts Health Connector, including a period covering the breakdown of the health care exchange's website, The Associated Press has learned.
Thursday, May 7, 2015

New Hampshire House Passes Bill to Restrict Synthetic Drugs
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- The New Hampshire House voted Wednesday to restrict the sale and possession of synthetic drugs, a move aimed at curbing New Hampshire's growing drug addiction problems.
Thursday, May 7, 2015

Christie Returning to New Hampshire After Bridge Indictments
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is returning to New Hampshire as he struggles to press forward with a likely presidential bid following indictments in the George Washington Bridge scandal.
Thursday, May 7, 2015

Selectmen looking to make interim police chief permanent
WEARE, N.H. (AP) -- Selectmen in the town of Weare, New Hampshire, want the interim police chief take on a more permanent role.
Thursday, May 7, 2015

Bicyclist struck, killed by hit-and-run driver
ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Police say a bicyclist has been struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in Rochester, New Hampshire.
Thursday, May 7, 2015

After bridge indictments, Christie returns to New Hampshire
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is returning to New Hampshire as he struggles to press forward with a likely presidential bid following indictments in the George Washington Bridge scandal.
Thursday, May 7, 2015

Mountain brush fire could take days to put out
OSSIPEE, N.H. (AP) -- A New Hampshire forest ranger says it could take days to put out a brush fire that's over 130 acres in a steep, rocky area on Bayle Mountain in Ossipee.
Thursday, May 7, 2015

Stepdad to face charges in decade-old custody case
LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) -- The stepfather of a girl who was taken out of the United States a decade ago amid a custody dispute has been brought back to New Hampshire to face charges.
Thursday, May 7, 2015

Nun of 'Dead Man Walking' fame may testify for Boston bomber
BOSTON (AP) -- As lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev make their final push to persuade a jury to spare Tsarnaev's life, they may call to the stand a Roman Catholic nun and death penalty opponent made famous in the 1995 movie "Dead Man Walking."
Thursday, May 7, 2015

Dartmouth symposium focuses on opioid abuse, deaths
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) -- Leaders in health care, law enforcement, criminal justice and other fields are coming together to discuss New Hampshire's growing problem with heroin and other opioids.
Thursday, May 7, 2015

Police officer suffers head wound, dies, appears accidental
PELHAM, N.H. (AP) -- The New Hampshire attorney general's office says a Nashua police officer has died of a head wound that appears to have been accidental and did not involve a gun.
Thursday, May 7, 2015

Ex-in-law testifies from Kazakhstan in Boston Marathon trial
BOSTON (AP) -- A former brother-in-law of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev testified Wednesday from Kazakhstan about the role of a conservative Muslim convert who steered Tsarnaev's older brother toward a stricter version of Islam.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Vermont town officials get FEMA approval on Irene recovery
NEWFANE, Vt. (AP) -- Town officials are still working to restore a local Vermont town after Tropical Storm Irene swept through almost four years ago.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Vermont land trust pushes for the removal of historic dam
BURKE, Vt. (AP) -- A local Vermont land trust is pushing for the removal of a dam that many residents of the community where it's located view as vital to the town's economy.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Woman tied up, robbed in home; police seek 2 suspects
CHARLESTOWN, N.H. (AP) -- State police are searching for two men who they say tied up a 60-year-old woman during a robbery at her Charlestown home.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015

New Hampshire police, DEA collaborate in new drug initiative
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) -- Spurred by the recent rise in fatal drug overdoses in New Hampshire, regional law enforcement agencies are participating in a new initiative to gather more timely and accurate reports of overdoses that can be used to better track drug suppliers.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015

President Grant-signed document in New Hampshire archives
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- A 140-year-old document signed by President Ulysses S. Grant that commemorates the centennial of the United States has been found in the New Hampshire Archives building.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015

High fire danger remains in parts of New Hampshire, Maine
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- The National Weather Service says there's still a high fire danger in parts of New Hampshire and Maine as a dry air mass remains in place.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Hikers run into trouble with high water levels
LINCOLN, N.H. (AP) -- New Hampshire Fish and Game officers say two experienced hikers ran into trouble with high rivers and streams due to melting snow.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Sanders hires Obama veterans to lead 2016 digital operations
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is hiring veterans of President Barack Obama's highly regarded digital operation for his 2016 White House campaign.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Hundreds Pack State House For Public Budget Hearing
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Hundreds of New Hampshire residents flooded the State House on Tuesday to advocate for more state spending on substance abuse treatment, services for people with developmental disabilities and mental illness, the university system and more.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015

$900K in grants to expand broadband to hard-to-serve areas
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- The state of Vermont is a step closer toward meeting the goal of ensuring that everyone in the state has access to high-speed, broadband Internet service.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015

3 positions to be cut at UVM Extension program
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- Budget cuts have led to the elimination of three professor positions in the University of Vermont Extension program, school officials said.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Liquor Control Board expected to discuss employment matters
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- The Vermont Liquor Control Board is expected to again discuss employment matters following reports that the director of enforcement claimed undocumented overtime.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Business owners: Vermont's capital city is falling behind
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Business owners in Vermont's capital say Montpelier needs to grow in order to keep up with other cities in the state.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Bank robbed twice in week
WAITSFIELD, Vt. (AP) -- A Vermont bank has been robbed twice in one week.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Teen driving ATV injured after colliding with SUV
DUMMER, N.H. (AP) -- New Hampshire Fish and Game conservation officers say a 13-year-old girl narrowly escaped serious injury after the ATV she was driving collided with a sport utility vehicle in the town of Dummer.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015

House approves bill restricting synthetic drugs
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- New Hampshire lawmakers are moving to ban the sale and possession of synthetic drugs as the state faces an ongoing drug epidemic.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Canadian arraigned in New Hampshire killings from 1988
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) -- A Canadian man chose not to appear for his arraignment Wednesday on murder charges stemming from the 1988 killings of two women in an apartment in Nashua, New Hampshire.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015

House passes bill opening way for $28M bond for Balsams
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- A bill to pave the way for an ambitious plan to restore a faded North Country resort got the go-ahead from New Hampshire's House of Representatives on Wednesday.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Handmade memorial honors officers who died in line of duty
Handmade memorial honors officers who died in line of duty
Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Man accused of setting fires in several communities
Man accused of setting fires in several communities
Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Private ski resort settles land-use complaints for $205k
Private ski resort settles land-use complaints for $205k
Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Prosecutors: Man stuffed $300 bribe into city worker's pants
Prosecutors: Man stuffed $300 bribe into city worker's pants
Tuesday, May 5, 2015

2 arrested in Florida for stealing hundreds in meat products
2 arrested in Florida for stealing hundreds in meat products
Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Police tranquilize, collar coyote in Queens
Police tranquilize, collar coyote in Queens
Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Would-be thieves steal frozen pizzas, sell them to police
Would-be thieves steal frozen pizzas, sell them to police
Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Police: Moose fatally stabbed in Alaska park; 3 men arrested
Police: Moose fatally stabbed in Alaska park; 3 men arrested
Tuesday, May 5, 2015

95-year-old man fights off would-be robber with cane
95-year-old man fights off would-be robber with cane
Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Fish and Wildlife shooting range temporarily closed
Fish and Wildlife shooting range temporarily closed
Tuesday, May 5, 2015

11-year-old Vermont hunter kills 2 turkeys with 1 shot
11-year-old Vermont hunter kills 2 turkeys with 1 shot
Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Vaccine skeptics try star power; moms to encourage vaccines
Vaccine skeptics try star power; moms to encourage vaccines
Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Officer in hot water over ice bucket video
Officer in hot water over ice bucket video
Tuesday, May 5, 2015


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