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Water woes fixed in St. Albans, boil order remains
ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) -- Two water main breaks have been repaired in St. Albans, Vermont, but city officials are still ordering residents to use boiled tap water or bottled water for drinking and cooking.
Friday, February 27, 2015

Vermont: After Deaths, Senate Endorses Child Safety Bill
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- A year after the first of two toddlers died in what prosecutors say were parental abuse cases, the Vermont Senate on Wednesday endorsed a wide-ranging bill to enhance child protections.
Thursday, February 26, 2015

Judge: Prosecutors Can See Passport in Runaway Mom Custody Case
NORTH HAVERHILL, N.H. (AP) -- A New Hampshire judge says prosecutors can view the passport of a woman charged with leaving the U.S. a decade ago with her then-8-year-old daughter amid a custody dispute.
Thursday, February 26, 2015

Charges dropped against Vermont horse owner
WOODSTOCK, Vt. (AP) -- A Woodstock, Vermont, woman accused of animal cruelty has agreed to give up her 23 Arabian horses in exchange for having her criminal charges dismissed.
Thursday, February 26, 2015

Upwards of 100 animals being rescued from property in Eden
EDEN, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont state police say nearly 100 animals are being rescued from squalid conditions at a property in Eden.
Thursday, February 26, 2015

High snowbanks help horses briefly escape home
TILTON, N.H. (AP) -- High snowbanks helped two horses have a brief adventure in Tilton, but their owners say the pair is now grounded after their great escape.
Thursday, February 26, 2015

New Vermont law tightens sex offender reporting requirements
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont has a new law that tightens reporting requirements for convicted sex offenders.
Thursday, February 26, 2015

Woman dies, officer treated after Stowe house fire
STOWE, Vt. (AP) -- Police in Stowe, Vermont say a 55-year-old woman is dead after a fire swept through a home on Edson Hill Road.
Thursday, February 26, 2015

Police say puppy found in crate reunited with owner
PUTNEY, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont State Police have solved the mystery of how a black Labrador retriever puppy ended up in a crate at the end of a road in Putney and say Emma has been reunited with her owner.
Thursday, February 26, 2015

Dad who protested book sues police over arrest
GILFORD, N.H. (AP) -- A New Hampshire man who objected to a book his daughter was assigned to read is suing the police officer who arrested him at a school board meeting.
Thursday, February 26, 2015

Inspector: Rafter, joist connections caused roof slide
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- The city building inspector in Concord, New Hampshire, suspects faulty connections between the rafters and the attic joists caused the roof of a two-story Colonial to slide off last week.
Thursday, February 26, 2015

Knife of Iwo Jima flag raiser, New Hampshire vet, to be sold
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- The knife carried into battle by a New Hampshire Marine who was captured in one of history's most famous photographs is being sold at auction.
Thursday, February 26, 2015

Maine utility regulators to reconsider 2 wind power projects
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Hacked Database Included 600,000-plus
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Hampshire says the database recently broken into by hackers included personal information for more than 600,000 consumers in New Hampshire.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Vermont police won't charge driver who struck man in road
WEATHERSFIELD, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont state police say a woman who struck a man with her car in Weathersfield will not face any charges.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Vermont town offers free month-long 'university'
BETHEL, Vt. (AP) -- What is likely Vermont's smallest and cheapest university is about to open, and close, for a second a time.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Vermont to hold driver's license restoration pilot program
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Drivers in five Vermont counties who have lost their licenses because they couldn't pay traffic fines are going to be given the opportunity to get their driving privileges back.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Newport ends backup ambulance service
NEWPORT, N.H. (AP) -- Officials in Newport, New Hampshire, say they need to focus on their own residents first when it comes to ambulance service.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Roof collapse at vacant restaurant causes gas leak
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) -- Authorities say a roof collapse at a vacant restaurant building in Portsmouth caused a gas leak and forced the evacuation of a nearby business, but no one was hurt.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

3 more ducks die after 22 birds found dead in storm basin
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- New Hampshire wildlife officials say several more ducks have died since nearly two dozen of the wild birds were found dead in a storm runoff basin in Concord.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Vice President Biden heading to New Hampshire
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Following trips to Iowa and South Carolina, Vice President Joe Biden headed to New Hampshire to speak about the Obama administration's economic policies and visit a community college.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Hassan nominating info technology commissioner
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Gov. Maggie Hassan's nomination to head the Department of Information Technology has nearly 30 years of experience in the field in industries such as health care, high technology and manufacturing.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Vermont counts 26 communities with frozen pipes problems
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont Public Safety officials say at least 26 communities in the state have had problems with frozen pipes over the past week.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Woman charged after SUV crashes into McDonald's
HARTFORD, Vt. (AP) -- A New Hampshire woman faces multiple charges after crashing an SUV into a McDonald's in Vermont.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

St. Albans boil water order continues after breaks
ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) -- The city of St. Albans, Vermont, has ordered residents to use boiled tap water or bottled water for drinking and cooking while it continues to repair two broken water lines.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

75-vehicle pileup in snowy Maine leaves at least 17 injured
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

After fire, pizza maker to hold open house at new facility
PITTSFIELD, N.H. (AP) -- Nearly a year after a New Hampshire pizza-making company lost its production facility in a fire, the business has rebuilt it.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Man who killed lover's husband to face parole hearing
HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — A man who was 16 when his adult lover recruited him and his friends to kill her husband in New Hampshire is scheduled for a parole hearing in March.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Record-setting cold set in parts of Vermont
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont has started the day with temperatures well below zero -- and a couple of records.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Welch names Twigg Vermont state director
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont Congressman Peter Welch has announced that George Twigg will serve as the director of his state office.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Vermont Wildlife Management Area expands in Whitingham
WHITINGHAM, Vt. (AP) -- The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife says the Atherton Meadows Wildlife Management Area in the town of Whitingham has expanded.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Subzero weather across New Hampshire
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- New Hampshire is getting off to a frigid start.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Teen clearing snow from roof falls through skylight
PELHAM, N.H. (AP) -- Police say a 17-year-old was removing snow from store roof when he fell through a skylight about three stories, landing on some coat racks.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Vermont water bill clears 1 committee, has more stops
Vermont water bill clears 1 committee, has more stops
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

State Police: Beware of letters seeking tax information
State Police: Beware of letters seeking tax information
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Vermont State Auditor: MIT Economist Gruber May Have Padded Bills
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- A Massachusetts Institute of Technology health economist who made national headlines last year for talking about "the stupidity of the American voter" was a target Monday in a report from the Vermont state auditor saying the economist may have padded his bills to the state.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Up to 23K Vermont Blue Cross members affected by data breach
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont's largest private health insurer says the personal information of about 23,000 its members may have been compromised in a recent cyberattack against the health insurer Anthem, Inc.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

GOP leaders call for federal probe on health care money
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Republican leaders in the Vermont Legislature are calling for a federal investigation of the state's spending on its health overhaul, including Vermont's contract with health economist Jonathan Gruber.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Animal advocates gather to support several bills
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Animal rights advocates are gathering in Montpelier to push several bills they say will improve animal welfare.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Snodeo highlights snowmobiling in New Hampshire
STEWARTSTOWN, N.H. (AP) -- Are you ready for New Hampshire's annual snodeo? And no, it's not about riding horses in the snow. It's about snowmobiling.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

FairPoint workers fear contractors caused mess during strike
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Congressional delegation urges Homeland Security funds
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont's Congressional delegation is calling on Congress to pass a budget for the Department of Homeland Security before the current appropriation expires causing a possible shutdown of part of the department.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Woman accused of using hypodermic needle to rob pharmacy
SPRINGFIELD, Vt. (AP) -- Police have accused a woman of using a hypodermic needle to rob a pharmacy in Vermont.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Man who killed lover's husband to face parole hearing
HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) -- A man who was 16 when his adult lover recruited him and his friends to kill her husband in New Hampshire is scheduled for a parole hearing in March.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

New CEO to lead New Hampshire Electric Cooperative
PLYMOUTH, N.H. (AP) -- New Hampshire Electric Cooperative has a new CEO.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Guard Cited For Possessing Weapons At St. Johnsbury Prison
On Saturday afternoon, members of a Vermont State Police K-9 Unit were working in coordination with Department of Corrections Staff at the Northeast Regional Correctional Complex to detect possible drug infractions at the facility.
Monday, February 23, 2015

New Hampshire News Briefs
Firefighters checking boiler discover fire 2 levels up
Monday, February 23, 2015

Vermont News Briefs
Vermont's Goddard College names new director of MFA program
Monday, February 23, 2015

Lawyer: Man accused of luring teen via Facebook not a killer
Lawyer: Man accused of luring teen via Facebook not a killer
Monday, February 23, 2015

Meaning of 4 words at center of high court health law fight
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court next week hears a challenge to President Barack Obama's health care overhaul that hinges on just four words in the massive law that seeks to dramatically reduce the ranks of the uninsured. The argument threatens subsidies that help make insurance affordable to consumers in about three dozen states.
Monday, February 23, 2015

Vermont seeks info on 'micro-cell' improvements
Vermont seeks info on 'micro-cell' improvements
Monday, February 23, 2015

EPA: We'll Toughen Rules Unless Vermont Gets On Lake Cleanup
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Reducing the amount of phosphorus in Lake Champlain could be the responsibility of the federal government if a plan being reviewed by the state falls through, a development that could mean big bills to upgrade sewage treatment plants.
Monday, February 23, 2015

LePage's plan to raise, broaden sales tax faces opposition
Monday, February 23, 2015

Man wearing apparent bomb found at Connecticut credit union
Monday, February 23, 2015

Striking FairPoint workers ratify tentative agreement
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- FairPoint Communications workers ratified a new contract during three days of voting, ending a four-month strike by more than 1,700 workers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, two unions announced Sunday.
Monday, February 23, 2015

Vermont Progressive Party keeps eye on health care prize
Vermont Progressive Party keeps eye on health care prize
Monday, February 23, 2015

Auditor: Health consultant may have padded bills
Auditor: Health consultant may have padded bills
Monday, February 23, 2015

Vermont Fish & Wildlife to hold hearings on fish regulations
Vermont Fish & Wildlife to hold hearings on fish regulations
Monday, February 23, 2015

Governors: No clear plan if health care subsidies fall
Governors: No clear plan if health care subsidies fall
Monday, February 23, 2015

Beloved K9 gets police escort to be euthanized at clinic
YARMOUTH, Maine (AP) -- A beloved K9 suffering from seizures and arthritis received a final salute and a police escort, with lights flashing, to the Maine vet clinic where he was euthanized.
Monday, February 23, 2015

Maine officials not issuing A-F grades to schools this year
Maine officials not issuing A-F grades to schools this year
Monday, February 23, 2015

Burglary suspect found in school held without bail
Burglary suspect found in school held without bail
Monday, February 23, 2015

Partial roof collapse at apartment complex, 60 evacuated
Partial roof collapse at apartment complex, 60 evacuated
Monday, February 23, 2015

Gas prices up nearly 5 cents in New Hampshire
Gas prices up nearly 5 cents in New Hampshire
Monday, February 23, 2015

Poll: Residents remain optimistic about the economy
Poll: Residents remain optimistic about the economy
Monday, February 23, 2015

Vermont Highway Spending Boosted By Disaster Funding
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Despite a decrease in real dollars that Vermont has received from the federal Highway Trust Fund over the past five years the state has increased spending on highway projects -- reducing its backlog of structurally deficient bridges and catching up on much-needed paving projects.
Monday, February 23, 2015

Lawmakers Work To Tackle High Workers' Comp Costs
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- If a worker in New Hampshire gets hurt on the job, an anesthetic injection can cost $763 under a workers' compensation claim, compared to $298 for non-work related injuries. Surgical treatment for tendinitis in the shoulder costs about $2,200 if the injury happened at work, compared to $768 for other claims, according to data from the New Hampshire Insurance Department.
Monday, February 23, 2015

Housecleaners say they saw guns in Aaron Hernandez's home
Monday, February 23, 2015

Town officials agree to settlement in panhandling lawsuit
Town officials agree to settlement in panhandling lawsuit
Saturday, February 21, 2015

Fire marshal releases name of woman who died in house fire
Fire marshal releases name of woman who died in house fire
Saturday, February 21, 2015

Lobby Groups Have Different Takes on Ad Disclosure Plan
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont lobbyists differ on a proposal to increase disclosure requirements for people trying to influence legislative debates through advertising, members of a Senate committee considering the measure were told Friday.
Saturday, February 21, 2015

Vermont Highway Spending Boosted by Disaster Funding
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Despite a decrease in real dollars that Vermont has received from the federal Highway Trust Fund over the past five years the state has increased spending on highway projects -- reducing its backlog of structurally deficient bridges and catching up on much-needed paving projects.
Saturday, February 21, 2015

Man sentenced to 18 months in prison on firearms charges
Man sentenced to 18 months in prison on firearms charges
Saturday, February 21, 2015

FairPoint Communications, Unions Reach Deal To End Strike
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- Northern New England's primary landline provider, FairPoint Communications, and two unions representing more than 1,700 workers announced Thursday that they have reached a tentative agreement to end a four-month strike.
Friday, February 20, 2015

Bennington manufacturing plant to close, 62 jobs to be lost
Bennington manufacturing plant to close, 62 jobs to be lost
Friday, February 20, 2015

Fire marshal: Stove, chimney, suspect in fatal house fire
Fire marshal: Stove, chimney, suspect in fatal house fire
Friday, February 20, 2015

Official to become Vermont's new Economic Development chief
Official to become Vermont's new Economic Development chief
Friday, February 20, 2015

Former inn employee charged with embezzlement
Former inn employee charged with embezzlement
Friday, February 20, 2015

Grant will support home visits for kids, pregnant women
Grant will support home visits for kids, pregnant women
Friday, February 20, 2015

February could go down as one of the coldest in Concord
February could go down as one of the coldest in Concord
Friday, February 20, 2015

High school evacuates due to concerns over roof snow buildup
High school evacuates due to concerns over roof snow buildup
Friday, February 20, 2015

Burlington lawyer recommended as Vermont's next US attorney
Burlington lawyer recommended as Vermont's next US attorney
Friday, February 20, 2015

Dog awakens family to fire in their apartment
Dog awakens family to fire in their apartment
Friday, February 20, 2015

Unions Begin 3 Days of Voting on FairPoint Contract
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- Striking FairPoint workers gave their union negotiators a standing ovation Friday at the first briefings and ratification votes on a tentative agreement aimed at ending a four-month strike.
Friday, February 20, 2015

Vermont bill would require disclosures on advertising
Vermont bill would require disclosures on advertising
Friday, February 20, 2015

Berlin, federal government settle housing complaint
Berlin, federal government settle housing complaint
Friday, February 20, 2015

Unions Begin Three Days Of Voting On FairPoint Contract
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- Just a day after the announcement of a tentative agreement, more than 1,700 striking FairPoint Communications workers begin three days of briefings and ratification votes in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.
Friday, February 20, 2015

Snowmobile driver sought in dog hit-and-run
Snowmobile driver sought in dog hit-and-run
Thursday, February 19, 2015

Jeffersonville residents asked to conserve water
CAMBRIDGE, Vt. (AP) -- Emergency management officials are asking residents in the Vermont village of Jeffersonville to conserve water.
Thursday, February 19, 2015

Vermont town of Hartford gets new police chief from Maryland
HARTFORD, Vt. (AP) -- The town of Hartford's new police chief will be coming to Vermont from the state of Maryland.
Thursday, February 19, 2015

Police: Woman killed in crash last month was drunk
COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) -- Police say a Vermont woman killed in a two-vehicle crash last month was drunk when her car crossed the center line on U.S. 7 in Colchester.
Thursday, February 19, 2015

Man sentenced to 30 years in stabbing death
DOVER, N.H. (AP) -- A New Hampshire man has been sentenced to 30 years to life for his role in the stabbing death of another man during a robbery in 2012.
Thursday, February 19, 2015

Man struck by 2 cars while walking at night in snow
LONDONDERRY, N.H. (AP) -- Police say a man suffered a concussion and minor injuries after he was hit by two cars while walking along a road in Londonderry, New Hampshire.
Thursday, February 19, 2015

Maine woman to testify against brother's wife in murder case
SKOWHEGAN, Maine (AP) -- A former Maine resident who pleaded guilty to her role in a 2013 New Hampshire murder will testify against her brother's wife, accused of being an accomplice.
Thursday, February 19, 2015

House Votes to Stay in Cap-and-trade Program
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- An effort to end New Hampshire's participation in a regional cap-and-trade program designed to limit carbon emissions failed Wednesday in the House, but lawmakers voted in favor of sending more profits from the program back to ratepayers.
Thursday, February 19, 2015

Vermont lawmakers oust Statehouse chief, elect 3 for UVM
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont lawmakers have replaced the Statehouse sergeant-at-arms, re-elected the state's National Guard chief and chosen three of their own to serve on the University of Vermont Board of Trustees.
Thursday, February 19, 2015

Vermont Harvard alumni seek fossil fuel divestment
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- A spokesman for Harvard University says the school is committed to leadership in confronting climate change.
Thursday, February 19, 2015

Vermont Governor Says Health Program Lowering Patient Costs
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- Federal studies show Vermont's Blueprint for Health -- a program aimed at reaching patients with chronic conditions, keeping them in better heath and saving money by reducing hospitalizations and medical procedures -- is helping slow the growth of Vermont health care costs, Gov. Peter Shumlin said Wednesday.
Thursday, February 19, 2015

Top Vermont officials endorse tighter rent-to-own regulation
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Gov. Peter Shumlin and Attorney General William Sorrell are offering their support for tighter regulation of Vermont's rent-to-own stores.
Thursday, February 19, 2015

Incumbent ousted in top Vermont Statehouse job
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont lawmakers have given Gen. Steven Cray, the adjutant general of the Vermont National Guard, a second-two-year term in that post.
Thursday, February 19, 2015


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