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Fish & Wildlife warning motorists of reptiles on roads
Fish & Wildlife warning motorists of reptiles on roads
Friday, April 17, 2015

1 woman killed, 1 hurt in car crash on rural upstate NY road
1 woman killed, 1 hurt in car crash on rural upstate NY road
Friday, April 17, 2015

New Hampshire veterans home seeks $4.7M for dementia unit
New Hampshire veterans home seeks $4.7M for dementia unit
Friday, April 17, 2015

Senator Shaheen says it's time to put a woman on the $20 bill
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- The first woman to serve as both governor and U.S. senator is backing a campaign to put a female face on the $20 bill.
Friday, April 17, 2015

Harsh Northeast Winter No Hindrance To Hungry Ticks
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Think you're safe from ticks because the harsh winter froze them or because you haven't been trekking through the woods?
Friday, April 17, 2015

After Raptor Ordeal, Lawmakers Look At 4th Grade Bobcat Plan
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- After New Hampshire lawmakers mocked one fourth grade class's effort to name an official state raptor last month, the wily bobcat was faring better Thursday when a state Senate committee backed a plan by another group of school kids to pick an official state wildcat.
Friday, April 17, 2015

Some residents feel they've lost control over towers
Some residents feel they've lost control over towers
Friday, April 17, 2015

Vermont town to spend $5.5 million on new water system
Vermont town to spend $5.5 million on new water system
Friday, April 17, 2015

Vermont House passes gun restrictions
Vermont House passes gun restrictions
Friday, April 17, 2015

2 hikers rescued after fall
2 hikers rescued after fall
Friday, April 17, 2015

Wheelchair van service operator to pay $76K settlement
Wheelchair van service operator to pay $76K settlement
Friday, April 17, 2015

N.H. Company Behind Common Core Testing Issues
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Federal funding could be at stake as Common Core testing problems continued in Nevada, Montana and North Dakota, state and U.S. officials said.
Friday, April 17, 2015

Americans with illegal Iraq War souvenirs go unprosecuted
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- As the elected Iraqi government seeks diplomatic respect and struggles to save its ancient sites from the rampages of the Islamic State group, American military members, contractors and others caught with culturally significant artifacts they brought home from the war there are going largely unprosecuted.
Friday, April 17, 2015

N.H. Police: Parents overdosed on heroin while giving son bath
N.H. Police: Parents overdosed on heroin while giving son bath
Friday, April 17, 2015

The Latest: White House hopefuls gather in New Hampshire
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Friday, April 17, 2015

Christie tries to turn things around in New Hampshire
LONDONDERRY, N.H. (AP) -- New Jersey Gov. Chis Christie is determined to prove he's not the presidential campaign afterthought that some perceive.
Friday, April 17, 2015

Embezzlement charge dismissed against fire chief _ again
Embezzlement charge dismissed against fire chief _ again
Friday, April 17, 2015

34 miles of hiking trails built from closed ski resort
34 miles of hiking trails built from closed ski resort
Friday, April 17, 2015

Suicidal threats via Facebook Messenger, Skype, reach police
Suicidal threats via Facebook Messenger, Skype, reach police
Friday, April 17, 2015

Bookkeeper gets 2 years for $1M in unauthorized checks
N.H. Bookkeeper gets 2 years for $1M in unauthorized checks
Friday, April 17, 2015

2 arrested in N.H. home invasion, resident on drug charges
2 arrested in N.H. home invasion, resident on drug charges
Friday, April 17, 2015

GOP contenders gather in NH: 5 things to watch for
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) -- Nearly 20 Republican White House prospects will court presidential primary voters in New Hampshire this weekend at a state GOP meeting in Nashua. It's the first gathering of its kind in the first-in-the-nation primary state this year and offers no shortage of intriguing storylines as Republican contenders across the political spectrum deliver speeches, answer questions and work to stand out in the crowd.
Friday, April 17, 2015

Fiorina aims to keep Clinton from playing the 'gender card'
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) -- Carly Fiorina, the lone Republican woman eying the White House, wants to block Hillary Rodham Clinton from playing the "gender card" in the 2016 presidential race.
Friday, April 17, 2015

Husband in runaway mom-daughter case arrested in Atlanta
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- The husband of a woman who fled New Hampshire with her 8-year-old daughter a decade ago amid a custody dispute in a previous relationship was arrested on Wednesday as he landed at an Atlanta airport on a flight from Central America with the daughter, the U.S. Marshals Service said.
Thursday, April 16, 2015

'Animal House' frat to appeal Dartmouth branding sanction
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- A Dartmouth College fraternity that partly inspired the 1978 movie "Animal House" and was recently accused of branding new members is appealing a decision to withdraw its recognition as a student organization.
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Police warn people of IRS phone scam claiming sheriff's department connection
The Chittenden County Sheriff's Office, in cooperation with the Vermont State Police, is investigating a phone scam in which callers falsely identify themselves as deputy sheriffs or employees of the Chittenden County Sheriff's Office. The callers typically ask for a specific person and it is believed that a false caller ID identifier card is being used, to mimic the actual sheriff's office business line number. The caller sometimes references the sheriff's office is making collections for the IRS, other times child support. Other times they tell people they have "warrants" for child support. Many times the caller will become angry and use profanity to gain cooperation from those who question their calls.
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Lamoille Valley Rail Trail closed for mud season and summer construction
The Vermont Association of Snow Travelers (VAST), the organization working to build the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail (LVRT) is announcing the closure of the trail for mud season and summer construction.
Thursday, April 16, 2015

House to debate bill placing new restrictions on guns
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- A Vermont House committee has reversed itself on the standard of proof a person once deemed mentally ill must show before regaining the right to possess firearms.
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Firefighters say house fire is suspicious
PUTNEY, Vt. (AP) -- Firefighters say a fire that destroyed a house in Putney, Vermont, is suspicious.
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Audit: serious problems remain with Vermont Health Connect
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- A state audit report finds that serious problems remain with the troubled Vermont Health Connect insurance exchange and questions whether the state can fix them.
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Vermont commissioner warns of forest fragmentation
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- The commissioner of the Vermont Department of Forests Parks and Recreation is urging lawmakers to think about the future of the state's forests.
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Former steel manufacturer exec pleads not guilty to fraud
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- A chief financial officer of a New Hampshire steel manufacturer that faced bankruptcy has pleaded not guilty in Vermont to charges of making false statements about assets, in what prosecutors said resulted in a multimillion-dollar loss to banks.
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Prosecutors plan to retry man on negligent homicide in crash
DOVER, N.H. (AP) -- Prosecutors plan to retry a man on a negligent homicide charge in the fatal car crash of a retired New Hampshire judge in 2013, after jurors deadlocked on the charge in January.
Thursday, April 16, 2015

State recommends expansion of Mount Sunapee
NEWBURY, N.H. (AP) -- A key state agency on Thursday recommended approving a plan to expand the Mount Sunapee ski resort over the objections of citizens who say the plan will lead to a real estate sprawl that will scar the mountain.
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Hillary Clinton to visit New Hampshire next week
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Hillary Rodham Clinton will make her first trip as a presidential candidate to the early voting state of New Hampshire next week.
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Audit: Serious problems remain with Vermont Health Connect
MONTPELIER -- A state audit report released Thursday finds serious problems remain with the troubled Vermont Health Connect insurance exchange and questions whether the state can meet deadlines for needed system developments to address the shortcomings.
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Maine group launches bid to put minimum wage boost on ballot
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- A group hoping to raise Maine's minimum wage launched a bid Thursday to force a referendum and bypass the Legislature, where the fate of several minimum-wage measures opposed by Republican Gov. Paul LePage is uncertain.
Thursday, April 16, 2015

GMC asks hikers to avoid muddv hiking trails
The Green Mountain Club, maintainer and protector of Vermont's Long Trail released its annual message advocating responsible use of hiking trails from mid-April until Memorial Day weekend.
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Vermont puts nearly $2 million toward clean energy
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont is putting nearly $2 million into clean energy initiatives in Windham County.
Thursday, April 16, 2015

State recommends expansion of Mount Sunapee
NEWBURY, N.H. (AP) -- A key state agency has recommended approving a plan to expand the Mount Sunapee ski resort over the objections of citizens who say the plan will lead to sprawl that will scar the mountain.
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Job fair being held in Claremont
CLAREMONT, N.H. (AP) -- The New Hampshire Employment Security agency is hosting a job fair in Claremont, with representatives present from education, hospitality, marketing, retail, manufacturing and other fields.
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Vermont commissioner warns of forest fragmentation
MONTPELIER -- For the first time in a century, Vermont is losing forestland and the existing forests are being broken into smaller, fragmented parcels that threaten the state's cherished relationship with those forests, Vermont's top forestry official told lawmakers Thursday.
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Sheriff's office warns of phone scam
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- Authorities are investigating a phone scam in which the callers falsely identify themselves as employees of the Chittenden County Sheriff's office.
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Senators endorse 4th graders plan to name state wildcat
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- A Senate committee is unanimously backing fourth graders' plan to name the bobcat New Hampshire's official state wildcat.
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Lyndon Selectmen To Meet With Trash Contractor
LYNDON -- "Scary" was one word used Monday at the select board meeting to describe the town's effort to comply with Act 148, the sate's broad solid waste law.
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Some governors push back over McConnell letter to defy EPA
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's call for governors to defy proposed federal rules to limit pollution has been met with mostly silence, but leaders in downwind New England states and drought-stricken areas in the West are pushing back.
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Berlin, N.H. Businessman Indicted In Multi-Million Dollar Bank Fraud Case
A Berlin, N.H. man is accused of lying to area banks, including Passumpsic Savings Bank, to gain millions of dollars in loans.
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Vermont Health Department says some decline TB treatment
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- A handful of the people connected with the Charlotte Central School who tested positive for tuberculosis earlier this year are declining treatment with antibiotics that can wipe out the infection before an infected person becomes sick, a Vermont Health Department official said Wednesday.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Incinerator sold at auction for $1.6M
CLAREMONT, N.H. (AP) -- An incinerator that had turned trash from New Hampshire and Vermont into energy has been sold at auction for $1.63 million.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Businesses are back to normal after water main break
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Businesses have water again on Main Street in Concord after a water main break caused by a construction crew flooded part of the street.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Vermont Senate passes climate change resolution
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- The Vermont Senate has endorsed a resolution urging Congress to take more aggressive steps to address climate change, and saying the phenomenon is being caused mainly by human action.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Motorists warned to beware of moose on roads
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife is reminding motorists to beware of moose on the state's highways.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Police identify bicyclist killed in Vermont crash
WEYBRIDGE, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont state police are identifying the bicyclist who was struck and killed in Weybridge by another man now charged with driving under the influence and while his license was suspended.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Double Secret Probation: 'Animal House' frat at Dartmouth 'derecognized' for branding
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) -- A Dartmouth College fraternity that partly inspired the 1978 movie "Animal House" has been "derecognized" by a campus judicial committee after reports that some new members received brands on their skin.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Lyndonville Trustees Taking Out The Trash Cans
LYNDONVILLE -- Trustees decided Monday that it's better to have no trash cans at all in public spaces in the village than to try to accommodate the state's new law requiring extra recycling receptacles and mandatory sorting.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Shumlin says he supports paid sick days bill
MONTPELIER, Vt. -- Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin said Tuesday he now supports a bill requiring employers to allow workers to take paid sick days.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

State to pay company $2.5M to settle liquor contract dispute
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- The state has agreed to pay $2.5 million to a company that sued over a liquor warehousing contract, saying the liquor commission violated bidding procedures by favoring an out-of-state competitor.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Vermont trooper charged with DUI resigns from force
RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) -- A Vermont trooper charged with driving under the influence of alcohol while he was on duty has resigned from the state police.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Woman pleads not guilty to driving wrong way on I-89
BARRE, Vt. (AP) -- A woman has pleaded not guilty driving the wrong way on Interstate 89 in Vermont, and leading police on a chase for 33 miles.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Pot legalization advocates propose banning alcohol sales
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Frustrated by a lack of action on marijuana legalization, two Vermont lawmakers are trying a new tack: If we can't have our pot, you can't have your booze.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Vermont group gets grant to help return medals to veterans
GEORGIA, Vt. (AP) -- A Vermont-based nonprofit organization that returns lost Purple Heart medals to the service members who earned them or their family has received a $50,000 grant.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Vermont 911 system director stepping down as of Friday
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- The head of Vermont's emergency 911 system is stepping down on Friday as the state makes changes to its calling system.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Pot legalization advocates propose banning alcohol sales
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Frustrated by a lack of action on marijuana legalization, two Vermont lawmakers are trying a new tack: No pot, no booze.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Police search for missing man along Connecticut River
CLAREMONT, N.H. (AP) -- New Hampshire authorities have been searching on land and in the Connecticut River for a man who's been missing since Friday night.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Vermont Health Department says some decline TB treatment
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- An official at the Vermont Health Department says a handful of the people connected with the Charlotte Central School who tested positive for tuberculosis earlier this year are declining treatment.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Vermont looks at new police tool: a saliva test for drugs
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- A Vermont House committee is considering legislation allowing police to use a roadside saliva test to check for the presence of marijuana and other drugs in a driver's system.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Subdued remembrance will mark 2 years since marathon bombing
BOSTON (AP) -- Boston will mark the second anniversary of the 2013 marathon bombings Wednesday with a subdued remembrance that includes a moment of silence, the pealing of church bells and a call for kindness.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Church bells, kind acts mark 2 years since Boston bombings
BOSTON (AP) -- With a moment of silence, the tolling of church bells and a call for kindness, Boston marked the second anniversary of the marathon bombings Wednesday, the emotions clearly still raw from the devastating attack during one of this city's most cherished events.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Fight for $15 protests expand for low-wage workers
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Fight for $15 campaign to win higher pay and a union for fast-food workers is expanding to represent a variety of low-wage workers and become more of a social justice movement.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Ex-NFL star Hernandez convicted of murder, sentenced to life
Ex-NFL star Hernandez convicted of murder, sentenced to life
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

2016 Trial Date Set For Suspect In Kidnap, Rape Of Girl, 14
LACONIA, N.H. (AP) -- A man charged with kidnapping a 14-year-old girl and raping her over the course of nine months will go on trial in March 2016, a judge ordered Monday.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Vermont Documents '70s Shift From Conservative To Hippie
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- Aside from peace signs and food cooperatives, the 1970s influx of longhaired youth to Vermont brought experimental communes to the hillsides and social activism, as well as drug use and fears of a hippie invasion.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Arrest warrant issued for 2nd suspect in stabbing death
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) -- The New Hampshire attorney general's office says a warrant has been issued for the arrest of a suspect in connection with the stabbing death of a Nashua man in March.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

800 customers to lose power for about 2 hours
JEFFERSONVILLE, Vt. (AP) -- Some residents of Jeffersonville, Cambridge Village and surrounding areas will be without power while emergency repairs are made.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Vermont ranks No. 4 in country for AmeriCorps members
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- The federal agency that administers the AmeriCorps program says Vermont ranks fourth in the country in the per-capita enrollment of AmeriCorps members.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Incinerator that turned trash into energy up for auction
CLAREMONT, N.H. (AP) -- An incinerator that had turned trash from New Hampshire and Vermont into energy is up for auction.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Investigators believe apartment fire started on porch
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) -- Investigators believe an apartment fire in Nashua, New Hampshire, that led to a woman's death and caused two people to jump from a second-story window started on a porch.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Liberal group seizes on nonpartisan office's spending review
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- A Montpelier think tank has seized on a recent analysis from the Vermont Legislature's nonpartisan Joint Fiscal Office to argue that the state has more capacity to raise taxes than it is using.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Caveats come after liberal group seizes on spending review
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- A liberal think tank has seized on a recent analysis from the Vermont Legislature's nonpartisan Joint Fiscal Office to argue that the state has more revenue-raising capacity than it is using.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Shumlin says he supports paid sick days bill
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin says he now supports a bill requiring employers to allow workers to take paid sick days.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

State prison not allowing greeting cards for inmates
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- State prison officials are prohibiting inmates from receiving greeting cards, decorative postcards or stationery with drawings and stickers under a new policy meant to clamp down on the influx of drugs.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Stuck snowmobiler rescued, may be fined
PITTSBURG, N.H. (AP) -- A snowmobiler stuck in deep snow in northern New Hampshire was rescued after hours of attempting to get out, then was cited for operating the vehicle off an established trail.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

New Hampshire unemployment rate 3.9 percent for March
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- The New Hampshire Employment Security office says the state's unemployment rate for March was 3.9 percent, unchanged from the February rate.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Water main break floods Concord's Main Street
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Crews have stopped the flow of water down Main Street in Concord following a water main break near New Hampshire's State House, where construction crews have been working on renovations.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Spokesman: Sanders to decide on presidential run by April 30
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- A spokesman for Sen. Bernie Sanders said Sunday the Vermont Independent will decide by the end of the month whether to enter the 2016 White House race.
Monday, April 13, 2015

Vermont News Briefs
Vermont officials investigate "suspicious" house fire
Monday, April 13, 2015

Sewer system in Vermont's largest city challenged by clogs
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- Burlington Public Works officials say crews in Vermont's largest city can be called out at any time of the day or night to clear clogs in the sewer system caused by wet wipes that have been flushed by users.
Monday, April 13, 2015

Vermont Health Department seeking volunteers
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- The Vermont Health Department is seeking people to serve as volunteers with emergency medical services and the medical reserve corps.
Monday, April 13, 2015

Crane needed to remove sinking plane from Lake Champlain
MILTON, Vt. (AP) -- A small plane that landed on a melting Lake Champlain in Vermont may not be removed from the water until the end of the week.
Monday, April 13, 2015

Plan in works for traffic cameras on Everett Turnpike
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) -- The New Hampshire Department of Transportation is developing a plan to install traffic cameras, message board and road-condition sensors on Everett Turnpike to help commuters.
Monday, April 13, 2015

Meetings to address winter storm disaster declaration costs
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- State and federal officials are holding applicant briefings for communities and organizations seeking federal reimbursement of costs associated from the winter storms of Jan. 26-28.
Monday, April 13, 2015

Early signs show some promise for moose: Fewer ticks found
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Early indications show some promise for a New Hampshire moose herd that has been wobbled by a rising infestation of a troubling parasite, the state's top moose scientist said.
Monday, April 13, 2015

Schedule set in trial of man charged with kidnap, rape
LACONIA, N.H. (AP) -- A judge has set the trial schedule for the man charged with kidnapping a New Hampshire teen and raping her over the course of nine months.
Monday, April 13, 2015

As Senate Digs In, House Budget Plan Faces Many Changes
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- After several sharp twists and turns in the New Hampshire House of Representatives, an $11.2 billion two-year state budget is now in the hands of the Senate and the upper chamber is poised to alter the proposal substantially.
Monday, April 13, 2015

Banning Chocolate As Bear Bait In New Hampshire Causes Stir
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- In a state with rich hunting traditions, changing the rules can inspire passionate debate, so at a crowded public hearing to discuss a contentious proposal to ban chocolate as bait for bears, the executive director of New Hampshire Fish and Game laid down the law early.
Monday, April 13, 2015

New Hampshire News Briefs
New Hampshire officials investigating fatal ATV crash
Monday, April 13, 2015

Fire seriously injures woman, displaces 7 to 10 people
ESSEX JUNCTION, N.H. (AP) -- Authorities say a fire in a three-story home has displaced seven to 10 people and seriously injured one woman in Essex Junction, Vermont.
Monday, April 13, 2015

Gas prices go up about a penny in New Hampshire
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Gas prices in New Hampshire have risen a little over a penny per gallon in the past week, to an average of $2.28.
Monday, April 13, 2015

Woman dead, several children hurt in apartment building fire
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) -- Firefighters say a woman who died in an apartment building fire was trapped and that crews were driven back by the roaring flames.
Monday, April 13, 2015

Ethan Allen Arrest Warrant To Be Auctioned
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- A 1774 arrest warrant for Vermont Revolutionary War Hero Ethan Allen and other leaders of the Green Mountain Boys is going on the auction block.
Monday, April 13, 2015

Vigil to be held for 2 girls shot to death by mother
BEDFORD, N.H. (AP) -- A candlelight vigil is going to be held for two girls who were shot to death by their mother in Bedford, New Hampshire.
Monday, April 13, 2015

Woman charged with conspiracy in connection with trial
ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- A woman has been charged with conspiracy in connection with an upcoming trial for a man accused of fatally stabbing a teenager during a robbery in New Hampshire.
Monday, April 13, 2015

Car goes off ramp to I-95, crashes into tree, driver dies
HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) -- New Hampshire State Police say a driver was killed when his car went off a ramp to Interstate 95 in Hampton and crashed into a tree.
Monday, April 13, 2015

Vermont trooper pleads not guilty to drunken driving charge
RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) -- A suspended Vermont State Police trooper has pleaded not guilty to a charge of driving while under the influence of alcohol while he was on duty.
Monday, April 13, 2015

Congressional Delegation Wants More Time To Respond To Draft
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- New Hampshire's congressional delegation is asking the federal Department of Energy to extend the time the public has before commenting on what is expected to be a voluminous environmental impact report on the proposed Northern Pass power transmission project.
Sunday, April 12, 2015

Resolution On Military Suicides Raises Emotions In House
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Valerie Pallotta says it took some time after her son Joshua returned from his 2010 deployment to Afghanistan with the Vermont National Guard for the signs of trouble to appear.
Saturday, April 11, 2015

Boston cool to Wahlberg's plan for movie on marathon attack
BOSTON (AP) -- Two words: too soon.
Saturday, April 11, 2015

Inmate sentenced to 38 years in fatal prison attack
Inmate sentenced to 38 years in fatal prison attack
Friday, April 10, 2015

17 people kicked out of abandoned building
17 people kicked out of abandoned building
Friday, April 10, 2015

Vermont House kills watered-down teacher strike bill
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- The Vermont House has voted to kill legislation calling for a study of collective bargaining between teachers and school boards.
Friday, April 10, 2015

Area Students Gather For All Day Youth Conference
Students from area schools arrived at the Lyndon State College campus Thursday ready for a full day of lectures, workshops, information displays and networking as the 14th annual Youth Town Meeting Day kicked off at 8:30 a.m. with over 200 students registered for the event.
Friday, April 10, 2015

Store owner to stop advertising going-out-of-business sales
Store owner to stop advertising going-out-of-business sales
Friday, April 10, 2015

New Hampshire 'Jeopardy' contestant's streak comes to an end
New Hampshire 'Jeopardy' contestant's streak comes to an end
Friday, April 10, 2015

State Police: Inspections result in over 300 violations
State Police: Inspections result in over 300 violations
Friday, April 10, 2015

Hiker sore, but OK after 60-foot fall down Mount Ascutney
Hiker sore, but OK after 60-foot fall down Mount Ascutney
Friday, April 10, 2015

Lawyers Hope Death Penalty Retrial Starts In Fall 2016
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- A Vermont man who had been on federal death row for the 2000 killing of a North Clarendon woman will likely be retried in fall 2016, a federal judge told attorneys Friday.
Friday, April 10, 2015

Shumlin appoints 2 to land-use review board
Shumlin appoints 2 to land-use review board
Friday, April 10, 2015

Rock ledge falls near Interstate 89
Rock ledge falls near Interstate 89
Friday, April 10, 2015

Graham: GOP Opposition To Export-Import Bank Is Misguided
LACONIA, N.H. (AP) -- South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham says his Republican colleagues who don't want to reauthorize money for the Export-Import Bank have lost their way as conservatives.
Friday, April 10, 2015

Archaeological dig returning to Colonial-era battleground
Archaeological dig returning to Colonial-era battleground
Friday, April 10, 2015

4 firefighters escape uninjured when ceiling collapses
4 firefighters escape uninjured when ceiling collapses
Friday, April 10, 2015

Health overhaul advisory group meets in New Hampshire
Associated Press
Friday, April 10, 2015

Resolution on military suicides raises emotions in House
Resolution on military suicides raises emotions in House
Friday, April 10, 2015

Advocates urging legislators to support mandatory sick leave bill
Vermonters are speaking out in support of the state's Healthy Workplaces Bill -- H. 187. More than 2,400 unique postcards will be delivered in the next week to members of the Vermont House.
Friday, April 10, 2015

Vermont Fish and Wildlife says spring turkey hunt nears
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife says the state's turkey hunters are gearing up for the spring season.
Thursday, April 9, 2015

Vermont police lieutenant pleads guilty to DUI charge
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- A South Burlington police lieutenant has pleaded guilty to a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol.
Thursday, April 9, 2015

Town of Waterbury to break ground on municipal complex
WATERBURY, Vt. (AP) -- The community of Waterbury, Vermont, is planning to break ground on its new municipal complex next week, more than three years after Tropical Storm Irene devastated the town.
Thursday, April 9, 2015

Work to improve municipal center approved
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) -- The Vermont town of Brattleboro is starting to address improvements at its municipal center.
Thursday, April 9, 2015

Police: Mayor performed CPR on Ayotte aide after arrest
Police: Mayor performed CPR on Ayotte aide after arrest
Thursday, April 9, 2015

195 acres of forest and farmland preserved in Upper Valley
195 acres of forest and farmland preserved in Upper Valley
Thursday, April 9, 2015

New Hampshire US Attorney John Kacavas resigning
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- John Kacavas, United States Attorney for New Hampshire, is resigning after nearly six years of targeting Internet crimes against children and overseeing the case of a medical technician who infected 45 patients in multiple states with hepatitis C.
Thursday, April 9, 2015

Vermont VA beating national averages on wait times
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- The White River Junction VA Medical Center has hired about 40 people over the last several months to help improve care at the main facility and at five community clinics in Vermont and two in New Hampshire.
Thursday, April 9, 2015

Happy Spring: Snow, freezing drizzle, hit New Hampshire
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- The calendar may say it's spring, but a storm has brought a mix of snow, freezing drizzle and sleet to New Hampshire, delaying some school openings and postponing opening day of the New Hampshire Fisher Cats.
Thursday, April 9, 2015

Accomplice in killing of Pam Smart's husband granted parole
Accomplice in killing of Pam Smart's husband granted parole
Thursday, April 9, 2015

Court declines to weigh in on voter registration bill
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- The New Hampshire Supreme Court has declined to weigh in on a bill tying the right to vote with registering a vehicle.
Thursday, April 9, 2015

Police: Former restaurant worker robs manager at knifepoint
SALEM, N.H. (AP) -- Police say a former restaurant worker had coffee and a conversation with the manager -- then held up a large kitchen knife and demanded cash from a lockbox and safe as the manager started to open the business.
Thursday, April 9, 2015

Killington Resort to offer roller coaster
KILLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- The Killington Ski Resort is adding a 4,800-foot-long roller coaster to its attractions.
Thursday, April 9, 2015

Man arrested in Girl Scout cookie cash box theft
ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Police say they've arrested the man suspected of swiping a cash box from Girl Scouts selling cookies outside a store in Rochester, New Hampshire.
Thursday, April 9, 2015

New Hampshire state website knocked out for several hours
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- New Hampshire's state government website was inaccessible to some users for several hours because the outside company that hosts it was dealing with another "distributed denial of service" attack on its servers.
Thursday, April 9, 2015

Fourth-graders win video contest promoting NH
Fourth-graders win video contest promoting NH
Thursday, April 9, 2015

Tsarnaev's lawyer faces perhaps her biggest challenge yet
BOSTON (AP) -- Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's attorney is renowned for keeping her high-profile clients off death row, but Judy Clarke could face her most daunting challenge yet in trying to save the Boston Marathon bomber from execution.
Thursday, April 9, 2015

Judge rejects $50M proposed settlement in dairy farming case
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- A judge has rejected a proposed settlement between Northeastern U.S. farmers and the Dairy Farmers of America over an alleged effort to drive down prices paid to farmers.
Thursday, April 9, 2015

Winooski approves paid parking program
WINOOSKI, Vt. (AP) -- The Winooski city manager say a plan for paid on-street parking downtown will likely be put in place in mid-May.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015

I-89 bridge construction in Waterbury getting going
WATERBURY, Vt. (AP) -- The Vermont Agency of Transportation says construction is getting underway on two Interstate 89 bridges near the Exit 10 interchange in Waterbury and commuters should expect delays during peak travel times.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015

New Hampshire considers banning chocolate as bear bait
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- The public is getting a chance to weigh in on proposed charges to bear and moose hunting in New Hampshire, including banning the use of chocolate as bait for bears after four bears were found dead last fall due to a chocolate overdose.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Police: Mayor performed CPR on Ayotte aide after arrest
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- A police report says Manchester's mayor performed life-saving measures on his longtime friend and former state director for New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte for a possible drug overdose hours after the man was charged in a prostitution sting.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Carrying a big stick: Store clerk fights off would-be robber
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Police say a store clerk in Manchester, New Hampshire, used a large stick to chase off a knife-wielding man demanding cash and later confronted him again outside the store.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015

200 Vermont businesses line up behind carbon tax
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Supporters of a Vermont carbon tax say they've signed up the owners of more than 200 mostly small business owners who are advocating for the change.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Police looking for armed man in home invasion
COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) -- Police are looking for a man with a gun who forced his way into a home and took cash from the resident in Colchester, Vermont.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Bill to halt teachers' strikes draws warm-up debate
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- The Vermont House is set to debate a bill that would ban teachers' strikes and the impositions of contracts by school boards.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Some communities looking at hosting pumpkin festival
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) -- Now that the Keene City Council has voted down holding its annual pumpkin festival this year, several other communities are looking at the possibility of hosting it.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Louisiana Gov. Jindal hires New Hampshire operative
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has made his first New Hampshire hire as he prepares for a presidential bid.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Firefighters rescue 2 deer that fell through icy pond
HOOKSETT, N.H. (AP) -- Firefighters have rescued two deer that fell through the ice on a pond in Hooksett, New Hampshire.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Tsarnaev guilty on all charges in Boston Marathon bombing
BOSTON (AP) -- Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted on all charges Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing by a jury that will now decide whether the 21-year-old should be executed or shown mercy for what his lawyer says was a crime masterminded by his big brother.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Casino Backers Urge Colleagues to Consider Bill's Revenue
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Supporters of casino gambling are asking skeptical colleagues in the House of Representatives to consider the revenue that would come from a proposed bill to approve two casinos after a grueling House budget process that struggled to find new sources of cash.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Jurors end 1st day of deliberations in marathon bombing case
BOSTON (AP) -- Jurors in the trial of admitted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev deliberated for a little more than seven hours Tuesday before ending their first day of deliberations without reaching a verdict.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Stopped driver gives police name associated with ID theft
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Police say a driver stopped in Manchester, New Hampshire, gave a name associated with an identity fraud report in 2013.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Vermont governor alarmed by price spike of heroin antidote
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Gov. Peter Shumlin is urging the maker of an antidote used in drug overdoses to address its rising costs and give Vermont a break on the expense in the interest of saving lives.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Bill to halt teachers' strikes draws warm-up debate
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Majority Democrats in the Vermont House are still divided over legislation that would ban teachers' strikes and the imposition of contracts by school boards on the eve of scheduled floor debate on the issue.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015

State advances stripped-down economic development bill
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- The Vermont Senate has given preliminary approval to pared-down economic development legislation, but its principal backer says he'll continue fighting to restore some of its initial provisions.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Cause of lumber mill fire undetermined
FAIRLEE, Vt. (AP) -- Investigators say they're unable to determine the cause of a fire that destroyed a lumber company's sawmill last month, but they don't consider the fire to be suspicious.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015

US judge delays civil suit in same-sex union custody case
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- A federal judge has delayed a Vermont woman's lawsuit against people she maintains helped her former same-sex partner and their daughter flee the country rather than comply with child custody orders.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015

NH National Guard soldiers to head to Middle East soon
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- About 370 New Hampshire Army National Guard soldiers are scheduled to head to the Middle East by the end of this month.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Students, faculty to be honored for community service
BEDFORD, N.H. (AP) -- The presidents from New Hampshire colleges and universities are presenting awards to some students and faculty for community service.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Church fire evacuates bridge club playing in annex
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) -- Firefighters say over 40 people in a bridge club were evacuated from a church annex after heavy smoke drifted from the church to the building in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Vermont college president drops 'interim' from title
PLAINFIELD, Vt. (AP) -- The interim president of Goddard College has been appointed permanently to the top job at the Vermont school.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Vermont Gas starts 2 eminent domain proceedings
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont Gas has started eminent domain proceedings against two landowners in Monkton for its natural gas pipeline.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Man gunned down near town common, arrest made
GORHAM, N.H. (AP) -- The New Hampshire attorney general's office says they've made an arrest after a man was gunned down on the sidewalk in front of the town common in Gorham, right near the police station.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015

New Hampshire ranks high in college completion, transfers
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- New Hampshire remains among the top states in terms of college students graduating within six years of starting at its four-year public campuses, but it also ranks high in the percentage of students who finish in another state.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Blasting and rolling roadblocks to start I-93
WINDHAM, N.H. (AP) -- The New Hampshire Department of Transportation says blasting work is set to begin on Interstate 93 northbound north of the weigh station in Windham.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Time to remove the bird feeders, hungry bears are out
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) -- It's time to take down those bird feeders so bears don't get to them.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Vermont Senate advances pared-down economic development bill
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- The Vermont Senate on Tuesday advanced a stripped-down economic development package, removing provisions to allow lower-wage companies to qualify for job-creation tax credits and to ease restrictions on what some environmentalists have labeled strip development.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Bill Would Protect People Who Report Drug Overdoses
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- As drug-related deaths climb in New Hampshire, lawmakers are considering a bill that would give people who report overdoses immunity from criminal prosecution in certain situations.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Vermont Health Department Says 3 More Test Positive For TB
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Three more students have tested positive for tuberculosis at the Charlotte Center School, but none of the students and adults who have tested positive for exposure to the disease since January have developed active cases of the disease and there is no danger to the public, the Health Department said Monday.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Vermont House backs Guilford pond restoration with $495K
GUILFORD, Vt. (AP) -- The Vermont House has appropriated $495,000 to help restore Sweet Pond in Guilford by renovating the dam that creates the pond.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Christie plans town hall events in NH
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is taking his signature town hall events on the road.
Monday, April 6, 2015

New Hampshire News Briefs
School budgets increase as enrollment declines
Monday, April 6, 2015

Vermont News Briefs
Vermont will use 'slide-in' bridges on I-91 project
Monday, April 6, 2015

Man facing death penalty retrial for 2000 death of woman
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- The sister of a Vermont woman abducted and killed after arriving for work at a Rutland supermarket almost 15 years ago says she and her relatives still want to see the man convicted in the killing put to death even though it means they will have to endure a second trial.
Monday, April 6, 2015

State readies delayed Medicaid billing system for federal OK
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- More than seven years -- and $31 million -- past its original deadline, New Hampshire's Medicaid billing system is up for federal certification this month, the final step in a long-delayed process to ensure thousands of doctors and hospitals get reimbursed for Medicaid care in a timely manner.
Monday, April 6, 2015

Hiker tumbles about 60 feet down Mount Ascutney, rescued
WEATHERSFIELD, Vt. (AP) -- Authorities say a hiker has suffered non-life-threatening injuries after tumbling about 60 feet down Mount Ascutney in Vermont.
Monday, April 6, 2015

Vermont holds meetings on teacher equity
BARRE, Vt. (AP) -- The Vermont Agency of Education is continuing to hold public meetings around the state to address whether some poor communities have the same access to high quality teachers as schools in wealthier communities do.
Monday, April 6, 2015

Bill would protect people who report alcohol, drug overdoses
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- New Hampshire lawmakers are considering a bill that would give people who report alcohol or drug overdoses immunity from criminal prosecution in certain situations.
Monday, April 6, 2015

Mud season makes for some challenges in Unity
UNITY, N.H. (AP) -- As spring comes, so does the mud, and at least one New Hampshire community is getting more than it thought it would.
Monday, April 6, 2015

Wildlife officials help injured red-tailed hawk
STRATHAM, N.H. (AP) -- The red-tailed hawk is getting a lot of attention these days -- first a group of fourth-graders proposed a bill to make it New Hampshire's official raptor, and now the state Fish and Game Department has helped nurse an injured one back to health.
Monday, April 6, 2015

Permits required for outdoor burning
WOLFEBORO, N.H. (AP) -- As New Hampshire property owners start spring yard cleanup chores, they may look to burn brush, branches and debris -- but they need a permit.
Monday, April 6, 2015

Prosecutor: Boston Marathon bomber wanted to terrorize US
BOSTON (AP) -- As he planted a backpack containing a bomb near a group of children, Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev made a coldblooded decision aimed at spreading terror and punishing America for its wars in Muslim countries, a federal prosecutor told the jury during closing arguments Monday at Tsarnaev's death penalty trial.
Monday, April 6, 2015

High-efficiency wood heating systems winning converts
ATHENS, N.Y. (AP) -- With the touch of a finger on an iPod-style screen, Eric Besenfelder can monitor and troubleshoot the shiny, wood-pellet furnace that heats Athens Elementary School in the Hudson Valley.
Monday, April 6, 2015

Changes underway at NH colleges to address sexual harassment
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- New Hampshire's public colleges and universities are making swift and substantial changes after a recent review highlighted specific policy gaps and broader cultural concerns about how they handle sexual harassment and other misconduct.
Monday, April 6, 2015

Vermont Health Department says 3 more test positive for TB
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- A 36-year-old Burlington, Vermont, man faces a charge of attempted unlawful sexual activity with a minor after he allegedly was caught up in a law enforcement sting operation.
Monday, April 6, 2015

Bridge to Stowe's Mountain Road closing for replacement
STOWE, Vt. (AP) -- A bridge on the Mountain Road in Stowe is going to be closed for almost two months so it can be replaced.
Monday, April 6, 2015

Firefighters: Candle led to Keene apartment fire
KEENE, N.H. (AP) -- Authorities say a candle that was knocked over led to an apartment fire that burned a woman and displaced six people in Keene, New Hampshire.
Monday, April 6, 2015

Developers Expect To Break Ground On Biotech Plant In May
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Following several delays, developers expect to break ground in May on a new biotechnology plant in Newport that is largely funded by foreign investors and slated to create at least 400 jobs.
Monday, April 6, 2015

Vermont Health Department says 3 more test positive for TB
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- The Vermont Health Department says three more students have tested positive for tuberculosis at the Charlotte Center School.
Monday, April 6, 2015

State gets grant of nearly $1M for traffic monitoring
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- The Vermont Agency of Transportation is getting a federal grant of nearly $1 million to put up traffic monitoring devices on several locations along Interstate 89 affecting South Burlington, Colchester and Williston, and along a road in Essex.
Monday, April 6, 2015

Sorrell to speak at law school on campaign finance laws
SOUTH ROYALTON, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell will give a talk at Vermont Law School about the state's campaign finance laws and a lawsuit to block Vermont's genetically engineered food labeling law.
Monday, April 6, 2015

Gas prices still coming down in New Hampshire
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Gas prices in New Hampshire have fallen 2.6 cents per gallon in the past week, to average of $2.28.
Monday, April 6, 2015

Nighttime work on Spaulding Turnpike to cause some delays
NEWINGTON, N.H. (AP) -- The New Hampshire Department of Transportation is doing some nighttime work near a Spaulding Turnpike exit.
Monday, April 6, 2015

Vermont Trout Season Opens April 11
Spring is prime time to fish for Vermont trout. Despite the late return of spring, Vermont's traditional trout fishing season is set to open on Saturday, April 11, marking the start of some of the best trout fishing of the year in the Green Mountain State.
Saturday, April 4, 2015

Vermont Moose Hunting Applications Are Available
MONTPELIER -- Vermont moose hunting permit applications are now available on the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department's website (www.vtfishandwildlife.com).
Friday, April 3, 2015


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