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Woman Accused Of Being Accomplice In Death Reaches Plea Deal
BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) -- A New Hampshire woman who initially pleaded not guilty to being an accomplice to first-degree murder in the death of her husband's ex-wife in 2013 has reached a plea deal.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Solid Growth Predicted In Vermont's Revenue Forecast
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Solid growth is predicted for state revenue for the rest of this fiscal year and next year, economists told the state's fiscal leaders on Monday.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Feds: 'Wicked Tuna' TV fisherman claimed to be disabled
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- A Massachusetts man seen manning big fishing rods and harpooning huge fish on the reality show "Wicked Tuna" collected government benefits while claiming to be disabled and unable to work, federal prosecutors said.
Monday, July 27, 2015

New Hampshire News Briefs
New Hampshire law professor honored for innovative program -- Public boat ramp to close for repairs -- Search continues for 2 missing New Hampshire inmates -- New Hampshire Fish & Game offers "best baby gift ever" -- UNH researchers track spread of tree invader -- New Hampshire police say 2 seriously injured in Dover crash -- Input sought on New Hampshire wildlife action plan -- Tall ships festival in Portsmouth benefits high at risk kids -- Dartmouth to promote gap year service -- Death of baby living at homeless shelter investigated
Monday, July 27, 2015

Vermont family seeks wind facility on Swanton ridge
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Developers of a plan by a Swanton family for what could become Vermont's latest large-scale wind power project want to ask for state approval before the end of the year in hopes that construction can begin on what would be up to a seven-turbine, 20-megawatt installation before the end of 2016.
Monday, July 27, 2015

Brain Disorder Center's Closing Sends Ripples Nationwide
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- When Tyler Richardson's son hit puberty, the combination of hormones and new strength from a growth spurt added an element of danger to a long history of unpredictable behavior because of autism and severe anger problems.
Monday, July 27, 2015

Killing May Imperil Possible Gunpowder Plant Retrial
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- The owner of a gunpowder plant convicted in an explosion that left two workers dead could soon walk free after a home invasion left the key witness against him dead.
Monday, July 27, 2015

Vermont News Briefs
New York man killed in one-car fatal crash in Vermont -- State reminds Vermont hunters to seek antlerless permits -- Traffic stop leads to arrest of 2 on drunken driving charges -- Quebec motorcyclist killed in Vermont crash -- Vermont Air National Guard to hold open house -- Dozens of synthetic drugs to be banned in Vermont -- Vermont town: Remove idle train cars, containers -- Vermont's only public shooting range reopens after 2 months -- Vermont Historical Society seeks new director -- Vermont Fish and Wildlife celebrating bigger management area -- Lake Champlain algae causing loss in property values -- U of Vermont Extension says basil threat found in Burlington
Monday, July 27, 2015

State health insurance markets struggle with cost challenges
WASHINGTON (AP) -- State-run health insurance markets that offer coverage under President Barack Obama's health law are struggling with high costs and disappointing enrollment. These challenges could lead more of them to turn over operations to the federal government or join forces with other states.
Monday, July 27, 2015

Plan to build New England's largest wind farm moving forward
AUGUSTA, Maine -- A Texas company is pushing forward with an effort to build a massive wind power project in Aroostook County that would be the largest of its kind in New England.
Monday, July 27, 2015

Governor Says People Want GMO Labeling
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin said Thursday people who want to know what's in their food will win the fight against an industry that is trying to block laws that require the labeling of some foods made with genetically modified organisms.
Friday, July 24, 2015

It's been 4 years since New Hampshire girl was seen alive
It's been 4 years since New Hampshire girl was seen alive
Friday, July 24, 2015

Castleton State College is now Castleton University
Castleton State College is now Castleton University
Friday, July 24, 2015

Mystery Remains 4 Years After Girl Found Murdered in River
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- The grandmother of an 11-year-old girl found dead in a river four years ago says the mystery surrounding the child's death gets harder and harder to deal with as the years drag on.
Friday, July 24, 2015

Former House speaker won't run again, to head tech company
Former House speaker won't run again, to head tech company
Friday, July 24, 2015

House Passes Bill To Prevent Mandatory GMO Labeling
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Food companies would not have to disclose whether their products include genetically modified ingredients under legislation passed by the House Thursday.
Friday, July 24, 2015

Vt natural gas provider, NY pipe contractor sue each other
Vt natural gas provider, NY pipe contractor sue each other
Friday, July 24, 2015

Burke ski resort hiring many as expansion moves ahead
Burke ski resort hiring many as expansion moves ahead
Friday, July 24, 2015

Legal Aid sues over Reach-Up cuts for people on disability
Legal Aid sues over Reach-Up cuts for people on disability
Friday, July 24, 2015

Woman's shelter in Vermont receives $10K for playground
RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) -- A woman's shelter in Vermont is getting a new playground in its backyard.
Thursday, July 23, 2015

Vermont Dem chief leaves for Sanders' NH campaign
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- The executive director of the Vermont Democratic party is leaving to head up Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign in New Hampshire.
Thursday, July 23, 2015

Vermont's top lawyer urges call blocking for phone customers
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell is joining other state attorneys general in urging the five major phone companies to offer call-blocking technology to their customers.
Thursday, July 23, 2015

Police: Letter carrier breaks into house, tries on boots
DOVER, N.H. (AP) -- Police say a surveillance camera filmed a New Hampshire letter carrier accused of breaking into a woman's house on his route and trying on her boots.
Thursday, July 23, 2015

Hassan Presents Compromise Budget Plan
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Gov. Maggie Hassan said Thursday she's willing to accept business tax cuts backed by Republicans in exchange for an increase in the cigarette tax and car registration fees, but GOP lawmakers were quick to dismiss her proposal as political gamesmanship.
Thursday, July 23, 2015

Police identify bicyclist killed after collision with truck
EXETER, N.H. (AP) -- Police have identified a bicyclist who was killed in a collision with a truck in New Hampshire.
Thursday, July 23, 2015

Rescuers tend to injured Appalachian Trail hikers
NEW HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) -- Rescuers have come to the aid of several Appalachian Trail hikers in New Hampshire, who are coping with slippery trails due to thunderstorms and humidity.
Thursday, July 23, 2015

Vermont health care regulator notes 3rd low cost increase
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- The organization that regulates Vermont's health care system says that for the third year in a row proposed rates of growth in revenue at Vermont's 14 hospitals are at historically low levels.
Thursday, July 23, 2015

Guinta's Support Plummets Amid Financing Scandal
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Support for U.S. Rep Frank Guinta is eroding according to a new poll that showed that more than 40 percent think he should resign amid his campaign finance troubles and only 5 percent say they would back his re-election bid next year.
Thursday, July 23, 2015

Vermont town installs surveillance cameras to combat crime
SPRINGFIELD, Vt. (AP) -- Springfield police now have an extra set of $25,000 eyes.
Thursday, July 23, 2015

$5.7M grant going to veterans cemetery expansion
RANDOLPH CENTER, Vt. (AP) -- A $5.7 million federal grant is going to expand the Vermont Veterans' Memorial Cemetery in Randolph Center and help it operate year-round.
Thursday, July 23, 2015

Jeb Bush back in New Hampshire for campaign swing
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- The constant stream of presidential hopefuls through New Hampshire continues this week with a visit from former Florida governor Jeb Bush.
Thursday, July 23, 2015

Vermont Fish & Wildlife says new Lake Champlain access open
SOUTH HERO, Vt. (AP) -- The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife says the renovated John Guilmette (WIL-met) Fishing Access Area on Lake Champlain in South Hero is now open to the public.
Thursday, July 23, 2015

Visa issue continues to hinder new Burlington superintendent
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- The Burlington School District has paid more than $20,000 to immigration lawyers in an attempt to secure a visa for its new superintendent.
Thursday, July 23, 2015

Fire destroys house involved in drug investigation
FARMINGTON, N.H. (AP) -- Officials say a house in New Hampshire that was at the center of a drug investigation has burned to the ground.
Thursday, July 23, 2015

Most Maine crimes drop in 2014, even as drug arrests grow
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- Crime dropped nearly 15 percent last year in Maine, the largest decrease in the four decades that the state has kept detailed records, even as the number of drug arrests grew, Public Safety Commissioner John Morris said Wednesday.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

2 years since Tennessee woman disappeared on AT
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- The search was substantially scaled back long ago, but Maine Game Wardens say they're still looking for a missing Appalachian Trail hiker from Tennessee.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Newspaper seeks locations of chickenpox outbreaks
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- The Portland Press Herald on Tuesday sued the Maine Department of Health and Human Services over its refusal to identify schools where chickenpox outbreaks occurred.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Victim: Police could have prevented Maine shooting spree
BENEDICTA, Maine (AP) -- The young woman who police say was kidnapped during a violent rampage in northern Maine says she believes law enforcement could've prevented the shooting spree that left two dead.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Sanders proposes $15 minimum wage, sets up Clinton contrast
WASHINGTON -- Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is pressing Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton to support a federal minimum wage of $15 an hour as he pushes legislation to boost pay.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Maine brewer makes beer out of live lobsters, sea salt
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- A Maine brewer is offering a quicker way to consume two of the state's summertime staples: beer and lobster.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Fort Fairfield man dies in Easton rollover
EASTON, Maine (AP) -- State police say one man has died in a single-vehicle rollover crash in northern Maine.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Regulators considering new rules for growing crab fishery
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island (AP) -- Interstate regulators are starting to consider possible new rules for a growing crab fishery in New England that has been increasing in value.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Shumlin supports creation of ethics commission
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin is coming out in support of creating a state ethics commission.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Economic upturn seen spreading through Vermont
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont's economic recovery from the Great Recession has been led by Chittenden County, but other parts of the state are now starting to see signs of economic life as well.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Police say missing woman found in a shed on her property
LONDONDERRY, N.H. (AP) -- Authorities say a 72-year-old New Hampshire woman who was missing for a day has been found safe in a pool filter box in a shed on her property.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

South Portland man pleads guilty to trooper assault
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- A South Portland man who brawled with a state trooper during a traffic stop has been sentenced to two years behind bars.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

FBI joins search for man wanted in killing of ex-girlfriend
GUILFORD, Maine (AP) -- The FBI has joined Maine authorities in their search for man who is suspected of killing his ex-girlfriend and has been on the run for 46 days.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Man gets 8 years in prison for abusing young girl
DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine (AP) -- A 75-year-old Alabama man has been sentenced to eight years in a Maine prison for sexually abusing a young girl he was supposed to be caring for.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Vermont Fish and Wildlife celebrating new management area
CORNWALL, Vt. (AP) -- The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife is going to be celebrating the opening of a new wildlife management area in the Addison County town of Cornwall.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Jury finds Vermont man guilty in 2013 'road rage' killing
ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) -- A Vermont man has been found guilty of second-degree murder in the 2013 shooting death of a woman he didn't know in what police have described as a "road rage" incident on a St. Albans street.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Police: Man destroyed gravestones, fence in high-speed chase
RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) -- Police say a Vermont man led them on high-speed chase through downtown Rutland that resulted in several damaged gravestones.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Driver, 91, dies of injuries from collision
CRAFTSBURY, Vt. (AP) -- Police say a 91-year-old man has died of injuries suffered in a collision in Craftsbury.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Plans progressing for Burlington coal plant redevelopment
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- Project planners say plans to redevelop a derelict Burlington coal plant are progressing.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

'Say 2016!' Sisters Snag Selfies With Presidential Hopefuls
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Addy and Emma Nozell aren't the first New Hampshire residents to collect photos of themselves with as many presidential candidates as possible. But in the age of selfies, the Merrimack sisters are attracting a lot of attention, so much so that candidates now arrive in the state ready for their close-ups with the teens.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015

New Hampshire Among States With Surging Medicaid Enrollment
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- New Hampshire got off to a late start compared to many other states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, but it quickly made up for lost time in terms of enrollment.
Monday, July 20, 2015

7 Barre homes uninhabitable by flooding in area hit before
BARRE, Vt. -- The normally placid Gunners Brook overflowed its banks again, damaging 80 homes, making seven uninhabitable and forcing about 30 people into shelters, officials said Monday.
Monday, July 20, 2015

Rocker Neil Young offers support to Vermont GMO labeling
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Rocker Neil Young is lending his support to Vermont's efforts to label foods containing genetically modified ingredients.
Monday, July 20, 2015

Former Portsmouth mayor wants citizens to run for office
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) -- Portsmouth's former mayor has launched a website aimed at increasing civic engagement in the city.
Monday, July 20, 2015

Gas prices still falling in New Hampshire
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Gas prices in New Hampshire have fallen 1.7 cents per gallon in the past week, to an average of $2.69.
Monday, July 20, 2015

New Hampshire Presidential Towns Largely Ignored In Campaign
WASHINGTON, N.H. (AP) -- All presidential candidates want to get to Washington, D.C. But what about Washington, New Hampshire?
Monday, July 20, 2015

Officials say 1st part of bridge project is complete
WATERBURY, Vt. (AP) -- Officials say the first part of a bridge construction project in Vermont is complete.
Monday, July 20, 2015

Vermont solar siting panel to hold first meeting
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- A newly created 10-member Vermont panel meets for the first time later this month to work out issues related to siting of solar power projects.
Monday, July 20, 2015

VA to hold town hall meeting in Brattleboro
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) -- Officials from Vermont's White River Junction Veterans Affairs Medical Center are going to be co-hosting a town hall meeting to get feedback from veterans, family members and other beneficiaries.
Monday, July 20, 2015

Hassan vetoes Planet Fitness-related tax change
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Gov. Maggie Hassan has vetoed a bill that would change the state's tax laws, calling the process the bill went through "defective."
Monday, July 20, 2015

House destroyed in fire, 2 people displaced
NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) -- Authorities say a fire has destroyed a home in Newport, displacing two people.
Monday, July 20, 2015

Business owners, residents cleaning up mud after flooding
BARRE, Vt. (AP) -- Cleanup is underway in Barre after flooding that led to the evacuation of about 15 city residents and left streets covered in slippery mud.
Monday, July 20, 2015

Hitchhiking Robot Embarking On Coastal Tour
BOSTON (AP) -- With its thumb raised skyward and a grin on its digital face, the robotic creation of two researchers in Canada is about to start a hitchhiking journey across the U.S.
Saturday, July 18, 2015

Fentanyl Intensifies Vermont Battle Against Illegal Drugs
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Police and public health officials in Vermont have been warning for months about the danger of the drug fentanyl, a powerful, synthetic narcotic they say has intensified their battle against the surge in heroin and opioid abuse.
Saturday, July 18, 2015

Police: 2 dead, 3 wounded in shootings in northern Maine
LEE, Maine -- A former convict beat a man and stole guns and a pickup truck before shooting five people, two of them fatally, during a rampage across several northern Maine towns, state police said Friday.
Friday, July 17, 2015

In Early States, Trump Puts Premium On Staff, Big Events
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- In a state where early organization is essential to a successful presidential campaign, Donald Trump's New Hampshire operation has the trappings of a legitimate political organization.
Friday, July 17, 2015

Vermont school superintendent can't start work without visa
Vermont school superintendent can't start work without visa
Friday, July 17, 2015

Massachusetts attorneys to defend cousin of drug kingpin
Massachusetts attorneys to defend cousin of drug kingpin
Friday, July 17, 2015

Rindge man dies while hiking in Sharon, New Hampshire
Rindge man dies while hiking in Sharon, New Hampshire
Friday, July 17, 2015

Tip leads to bust of hallucinogenic mushroom operation
Tip leads to bust of hallucinogenic mushroom operation
Friday, July 17, 2015

Man convicted of animal cruelty, barred from owning pets
Man convicted of animal cruelty, barred from owning pets
Friday, July 17, 2015

City officials to re-apply for $1.8M in bike path funding
City officials to re-apply for $1.8M in bike path funding
Friday, July 17, 2015

Drug fentanyl further complicates Vermont opiate challenge
Drug fentanyl further complicates Vermont opiate challenge
Friday, July 17, 2015

Shaheen, Ayotte applaud passage of education bill
Shaheen, Ayotte applaud passage of education bill
Friday, July 17, 2015

New Hampshire teen rescued from Maine's Grafton Loop Trail
New Hampshire teen rescued from Maine's Grafton Loop Trail
Friday, July 17, 2015

Democrats meet for first 2016 face-off in Clinton's shadow
WASHINGTON -- With Democratic presidential candidates in Iowa for the first face-off of the 2016 campaign, Hillary Rodham Clinton promised to continue the work of the man she hopes to succeed in the White House.
Friday, July 17, 2015

Vermont secretary of state lauds new campaign finance system
Vermont secretary of state lauds new campaign finance system
Friday, July 17, 2015

Fenway Farms: Rooftop Garden Grows Big Green Monster Cukes
BOSTON (AP) -- There's more green at Fenway Park than the infield or the monster wall.
Friday, July 17, 2015

Preliminary approval for Castleton State College name change
Preliminary approval for Castleton State College name change
Friday, July 17, 2015

Woman dead, man hospitalized, in New Hampshire fire
Woman dead, man hospitalized, in New Hampshire fire
Friday, July 17, 2015

Hitchhiking robot embarks on coast-to-coast tour across US
BOSTON -- With its thumb raised skyward and a grin on its digital face, the robotic creation of two researchers in Canada embarked on a hitchhiking journey across the U.S. on Friday.
Friday, July 17, 2015

Vermont expands mosquito monitoring to entire state
Vermont expands mosquito monitoring to entire state
Thursday, July 16, 2015

Vermont Department of Public Safety led by 2 Flynns
Vermont Department of Public Safety led by 2 Flynns
Thursday, July 16, 2015

Town seeks help identifying people in historical photos
HARTFORD, Vt. (AP) -- Officials in a Vermont town are asking for the public's help in identifying people in black and white photos featured on a new town hall mural.
Thursday, July 16, 2015

Man in crime spree leading to officer's death up for parole
Man in crime spree leading to officer's death up for parole
Thursday, July 16, 2015

Vermont Environmental chief returning to law school
Vermont Environmental chief returning to law school
Thursday, July 16, 2015

Vermont Natural Resources chief returning to law school
Vermont Natural Resources chief returning to law school
Thursday, July 16, 2015

Police: 2 Vermont brothers died of 'fentanyl intoxication'
Police: 2 Vermont brothers died of 'fentanyl intoxication'
Thursday, July 16, 2015

Vermont dairy producer to supply yogurt to CT, VT schools
Vermont dairy producer to supply yogurt to CT, VT schools
Thursday, July 16, 2015

Police charge man with manufacturing meth out of apartment
Police charge man with manufacturing meth out of apartment
Thursday, July 16, 2015

Vermont expands mosquito monitoring to all 14 counties
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont has expanded its monitoring for mosquito-borne West Nile virus and eastern equine encephalitis to all 14 counties this year, following the deaths of two people in 2012.
Thursday, July 16, 2015

NY Naval Militia crews training on Lake Champlain this week
NY Naval Militia crews training on Lake Champlain this week
Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Man accused of holding wife captive seeks charge dismissal
Man accused of holding wife captive seeks charge dismissal
Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Study show high-risk areas for Lyme disease growing
NEW YORK (AP) -- The geographic areas where Lyme disease is a bigger danger have grown dramatically, according to a new government study published Wednesday
Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Early-state newspapers plan GOP forum before Fox debate
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- A trio of newspapers in the early presidential nominating states is pushing back against the plan by Fox News to allow only 10 Republican candidates on stage in its Aug. 6 debate, the first of the 2016 campaign.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Dairy farm in northwest Connecticut to milk cows with robots
CANAAN, Conn. (AP) -- The cows on Freund's Farm are about to trade in their cowbells for transponders, and robots will take over their daily milking.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Trial starts for man accused of killing woman in 'road rage'
Trial starts for man accused of killing woman in 'road rage'
Wednesday, July 15, 2015

NYPD officer indicted in Vermont on drug trafficking charges
NYPD officer indicted in Vermont on drug trafficking charges
Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Vermont's Leahy, Sanders, Welch praise Iran nuclear deal
Vermont's Leahy, Sanders, Welch praise Iran nuclear deal
Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Bernie Sanders gets his say on Clinton's day in Capitol
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was escorted by fellow Democrats, her way smoothed by uniformed officers and her every pre-planned step tracked by a pack of chroniclers as she made the rounds of private meetings in the Capitol.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Lawsuit says town was wrong to arrest man at open meeting
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- The New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union is suing the town of Alton and its police chief on behalf of a man who was arrested after suggesting at a public meeting that the entire board of selectmen resign.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Firefighter responds to crash, charged with drunken driving
Firefighter responds to crash, charged with drunken driving
Wednesday, July 15, 2015

New Vermont state energy plan in the works
New Vermont state energy plan in the works
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

State to hold moose hunting permit lottery
State to hold moose hunting permit lottery
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Money Flows For New Court, Parks, More Despite Budget Veto
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Not all state funding for new projects has been stalled by the budget stalemate between Gov. Maggie Hassan and legislative Republicans.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

New Hampshire senators disagree on Iran nuclear deal
New Hampshire senators disagree on Iran nuclear deal
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

New Hampshire unemployment rate holds steady
New Hampshire unemployment rate holds steady
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

New Vermont state energy plan in the works
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont's Public Service Department is preparing an update of the state's comprehensive energy plan, paying particular attention to the solar boom and changes in transportation.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Budget cuts hit teen services in 3 Vermont communities
Budget cuts hit teen services in 3 Vermont communities
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Cliff jumper dies of blunt force trauma from hitting water
Cliff jumper dies of blunt force trauma from hitting water
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Burlington closes 2 beaches due to blue-green algae bloom
Burlington closes 2 beaches due to blue-green algae bloom
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder gets new director
Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder gets new director
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Innis moves toward congressional primary rematch with Guinta
Innis moves toward congressional primary rematch with Guinta
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

More than 60 animals seized from kennel
More than 60 animals seized from kennel
Monday, July 13, 2015

3 thrown from aluminum boat caught in large wake; 2 injured
3 thrown from aluminum boat caught in large wake; 2 injured
Monday, July 13, 2015

Off-duty Vermont police officer charged with drunken driving
Off-duty Vermont police officer charged with drunken driving
Monday, July 13, 2015

Vermont Law School site helps consumers decipher food labels
Vermont Law School site helps consumers decipher food labels
Monday, July 13, 2015

Woman becomes first with Hike Safe card to need rescue
Woman becomes first with Hike Safe card to need rescue
Monday, July 13, 2015

Gov. Kasich hits New Hampshire with TV ad, repeat visit
Gov. Kasich hits New Hampshire with TV ad, repeat visit
Monday, July 13, 2015

Gas prices continue to slide in New Hampshire
Gas prices continue to slide in New Hampshire
Monday, July 13, 2015

Annual New Hampshire cancer fundraiser nets $3.1 million
LEBANON, N.H. (AP) -- More than 5,000 participants raised more than $3.1 million for cancer care and support in The Prouty -- an annual fundraiser for the Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock medical center.
Monday, July 13, 2015

The name game: Colleges rebrand to get more students
CASTLETON, Vt. (AP) -- What's in a name? For colleges looking to gain prestige along with more students and precious out-of-state tuition dollars, plenty.
Monday, July 13, 2015

2 arrested after meth lab, pot plants found in home
2 arrested after meth lab, pot plants found in home
Monday, July 13, 2015

Rangers to check firewood at speedway for invasive beetle
Rangers to check firewood at speedway for invasive beetle
Monday, July 13, 2015

Blue-green algae spotted on Lake Champlain in Burlington
Blue-green algae spotted on Lake Champlain in Burlington
Monday, July 13, 2015

Leahy: Pay women's soccer players equally with men
Leahy: Pay women's soccer players equally with men
Monday, July 13, 2015

Vermont police investigate accident that killed bicyclist
Vermont police investigate accident that killed bicyclist
Monday, July 13, 2015

Vermont Air National Guard to hold open house
Vermont Air National Guard to hold open house
Monday, July 13, 2015

Laser eye surgery called success for New Hampshire falcon
Laser eye surgery called success for New Hampshire falcon
Monday, July 13, 2015

Manchester converts streetlights to energy-efficient system
Manchester converts streetlights to energy-efficient system
Monday, July 13, 2015

Fish and Game to discuss hunting/fishing license fees
Fish and Game to discuss hunting/fishing license fees
Monday, July 13, 2015

Study shows Northeast states benefit from carbon cap program
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Amid complaints that planned federal rules to cut carbon emissions will hurt the economy, a new study says the northeastern states that already have moved in that direction are seeing economic benefits.
Monday, July 13, 2015

Suspended judge says he looks forward to return to work
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- A New Hampshire judge suspended for 60 days without pay after an angry outburst at a deputy sheriff and related dismissal of an emergency commitment case involving a suicidal woman says he respects the disciplinary decision.
Monday, July 13, 2015

Vermont police: Man took proceeds of charity yard sale
Vermont police: Man took proceeds of charity yard sale
Monday, July 13, 2015

Maine bicyclists win Newton's Revenge
Maine bicyclists win Newton's Revenge
Monday, July 13, 2015

UNH looking forward for 1st harvest of hardy kiwi collection
UNH looking forward for 1st harvest of hardy kiwi collection
Monday, July 13, 2015

Re-enactors descend on Hubbardton Battlefield
Re-enactors descend on Hubbardton Battlefield
Monday, July 13, 2015

Guard trains with guns and explosives in Jericho
Guard trains with guns and explosives in Jericho
Monday, July 13, 2015

New policy allows for searches of state corrections workers
WILLISTON, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont plans to implement a new employee search policy aimed at cracking down on prison contraband, officials said.
Monday, July 13, 2015

Teen Dies After Accident With NHSP Commander
A teenager died on Sunday from injuries she suffered during a Wednesday accident with an off-duty New Hampshire Police Commander.
Monday, July 13, 2015

Budget stalemate puts Hassan's Senate decision on hold
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- With state budget negotiations likely stalled until the fall, so too is Gov. Maggie Hassan's timeline for announcing whether she'll challenge U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte next year.
Monday, July 13, 2015

Can independent Sanders get on NH Democratic primary ballot?
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- From his run for mayor of Burlington to numerous campaigns for Congress, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has for more than three decades eschewed traditional party labels in his pursuit of political office, winning election after election as an independent.
Monday, July 13, 2015

Arraignment postponed for driver in bicyclist fatality
Arraignment postponed for driver in bicyclist fatality
Monday, July 13, 2015

Vermont police department won't post mug shots on Facebook
Vermont police department won't post mug shots on Facebook
Monday, July 13, 2015

Police: Woman, 80, drowns in pond on her property
Police: Woman, 80, drowns in pond on her property
Monday, July 13, 2015

Moving past Vermont, Sanders tries to woo minority voters
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is trying to expand his liberal coalition, intensifying his appeals to the minority voters who twice powered President Barack Obama to the White House.
Monday, July 13, 2015

New Hampshire congress members want death investigation
New Hampshire congress members want death investigation
Friday, July 10, 2015

Fundraiser for cancer research taking place this weekend
Fundraiser for cancer research taking place this weekend
Friday, July 10, 2015

Billionaire Steyer visits New Hampshire to talk clean energy
Billionaire Steyer visits New Hampshire to talk clean energy
Friday, July 10, 2015

Police: Man broke into barn, tried to escape on a horse
Police: Man broke into barn, tried to escape on a horse
Friday, July 10, 2015

Maine attorney general: Bills that Gov. LePage held are law
AUGUSTA, Maine -- Maine Attorney General Janet Mills said Friday that the roughly 20 measures that Republican Gov. Paul LePage has held for more than 10 days have become law, siding with Democrats in their fierce dispute with the governor over whether he still has the power to veto certain bills on his desk.
Friday, July 10, 2015

Lawmakers concerned about mental health services nonprofit
Lawmakers concerned about mental health services nonprofit
Friday, July 10, 2015

Old power dam revitalized, will double output
Old power dam revitalized, will double output
Friday, July 10, 2015

New Hampshire moves ahead with updating insurance rules
New Hampshire moves ahead with updating insurance rules
Friday, July 10, 2015

Colleges in Cuba, US build ties as diplomatic tensions ease
BOSTON (AP) -- As the U.S. and Cuba mend ties, colleges in both countries are forming partnerships that once were heavily restricted.
Friday, July 10, 2015

Court overturns sex assault convictions of Vermont man
Court overturns sex assault convictions of Vermont man
Friday, July 10, 2015

Burlington neighborhood awarded for marathon spirit
Burlington neighborhood awarded for marathon spirit
Friday, July 10, 2015

Grants awarded to study New England groundfish spawning
Grants awarded to study New England groundfish spawning
Friday, July 10, 2015

Woman gets 18 months in prison for embezzlement
Woman gets 18 months in prison for embezzlement
Friday, July 10, 2015

Lawmakers concerned about mental health services nonprofit
MONTPELIER, Vt. -- Rutland Mental Health Services, one of 12 regional nonprofits serving clients with mental health and other disabilities, is facing possible closure due to a pattern of deficiencies, including improper use of restraints and failure to lock up medication, state officials said Friday.
Friday, July 10, 2015

Police officer pleads not guilty to charges in shooting
WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. (AP) -- A police officer has pleaded not guilty to charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and reckless endangerment after he fired at a man last year during a drug stakeout.
Thursday, July 9, 2015

First case of garden blight identified in Hinesburg
HINESBURG, Vt. (AP) -- The University of Vermont Plant Diagnostic Clinic says it has found its first case this season of late blight -- a disease that can infect tomatoes, potatoes and other plants.
Thursday, July 9, 2015

Cousin: Man stable after suffering burns at water park
MONT VERNON, N.H. (AP) -- A cousin of a New Hampshire man fighting for his life after being severely burned in an explosion at a water park in Taiwan says his condition is stable.
Thursday, July 9, 2015

New Hampshire health price website earns 'A' grade
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Two nonprofit groups pushing for health care reform give New Hampshire top marks when it comes to transparency in health care prices.
Thursday, July 9, 2015

Vermont reduces food assistance error rate
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont has received a federal funding bonus of $293,000 after reducing the error rate in its 3SquaresVT food assistance program by more than two-thirds.
Thursday, July 9, 2015

Vermont police stop same driver within 5 miles for speeding
BRADFORD, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont state police say they cited the same driver twice in a five-mile stretch for driving at speeds of 90 mph and above.
Thursday, July 9, 2015

Shaheen part of delegation heading to Bosnia-Herzegovina
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire is part of a delegation that will attend the commemoration marking the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre.
Thursday, July 9, 2015

Report: 32 percent of New Hampshire's bridges deficient
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Transportation says about 32 percent of New Hampshire's bridges are considered structurally deficient or functionally obsolete and that over half of its roads are in poor or mediocre condition.
Thursday, July 9, 2015

Overflowing GOP presidential field has Fox News in demand
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's the stuff of Republican nightmares: Fox News runs out of advertising time.
Thursday, July 9, 2015

Bush: End Sanctuary Cities For Immigrants In U.S. Illegally
HUDSON, N.H. (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said Wednesday that blocking federal police money to cities that harbor immigrants in the U.S. illegally would be a way to corral those who have committed crimes.
Thursday, July 9, 2015

Canadian firm fined in Vermont over tainted cattle feed
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- A Canadian company has pleaded guilty in federal court in Burlington to charges that it brought drug-tainted cattle feed into Vermont and then made a false statement to Customs and Border Protection officials about it.
Thursday, July 9, 2015

Girl, 12, hurt after rock falls on foot in White Mountains
LIVERMORE, N.H. (AP) -- Rescuers have come to the aid of a 12-year-old girl who was injured after a rock fell on her foot at a waterfall in the White Mountain National Forest.
Thursday, July 9, 2015

New law grants immunity to people who report overdoses
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- As part of the state's effort to address the ongoing drug abuse problem, Gov. Maggie Hassan has signed a bill that will spare people from criminal prosecution in certain cases if they are reporting a drug overdose.
Thursday, July 9, 2015

Senators introduce bill to put Harriet Tubman on $10 bill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two senators are calling for Harriet Tubman to be featured on the $10 bill.
Thursday, July 9, 2015

Sanders trying to make the most of his booming 2016 crowds
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is packing 'em in: 10,000 people in Madison, Wisconsin. More than 2,500 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Another 7,500 this week in Portland, Maine.
Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Beautiful Vermont swimming hole takes another life
RICHMOND, Vt. (AP) -- The state's beautiful but often deadly Huntington Gorge has taken another life.
Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Hassan Vetoes Bill To Remove Concealed Carry License
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- ?” Gov. Maggie Hassan stood firm Monday against Republican-led efforts to roll back the state law regulating who can carry hidden guns.
Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Court quotes Frost in neighbors' tree-trimming dispute
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- A fight between neighbors over trimming rights to a 65-year-old maple tree has been decided by the Vermont Supreme Court, which quoted Robert Frost.
Monday, July 6, 2015

Gov't. reform group calls for Vermont ethics commission
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- The government reform group Campaign for Vermont is calling for the creation of a state ethics commission.
Monday, July 6, 2015

2 taken into custody by US Border Patrol after ATV accident
STEWARTSTOWN, N.H. (AP) -- Two men who suffered non-life-threatening injuries from an ATV rollover in Stewartstown, New Hampshire, have been taken into custody by U.S. Border Patrol agents.
Monday, July 6, 2015

Hassan signs bill banning synthetic drugs
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Gov. Maggie Hassan says a new statewide ban on the sale and possession of synthetic drugs will help build on the state's effort to combat the growing drug abuse problem.
Monday, July 6, 2015

On Gas, Nuclear, Hydro, Vermont Ducks Energy Problems
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- When Vermont became the first state to ban hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in 2012, Gov. Peter Shumlin said the ban was "in keeping with our environmental ethic and our protection of our natural resources."
Monday, July 6, 2015

Vermont News Briefs
Sanders lauds gay rights ruling, balks at denying exemptions -- Vermont schools ready for mandatory pre-K for 2016-2017 year -- Vermont police say 3 injured-1 critically-in 2-car crash -- Vermont to provide in-state college tuition to veterans -- Vermont governor declares July "Lakes Appreciation Month" -- Police: Man blames brother for driving violations again -- Vermont donates land at popular swimming hole for public use -- Researchers: Bat populations in Vermont could be growing -- New taxes hit soda, vending machines in Vermont
Monday, July 6, 2015

Town to vote on plan for new fire station
BRISTOL, Vt. (AP) -- Voters in the town of Bristol, Vermont, are planning to vote on a plan for a new fire station.
Monday, July 6, 2015

Dartmouth Contests Showcase Computer-generated Creativity
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Can an algorithm pass for an author? Can a robot rock the house? A series of contests at Dartmouth College is about to find out.
Monday, July 6, 2015

New Hampshire News Briefs
Volunteer trail effort marks 10th year -- Dartmouth-Hitchcock eyes affiliation for home, hospice care -- Moose permit auction receiving bids -- New Hampshire officials say man critically hurt in accident -- New Hampshire officials say fireworks ignited house fire -- Man sustains severe burns after water park explosion -- New Hampshire police say woman hit exit sign, rolled car -- Piping plover chicks are hatching at Hampton, Seabrook -- Lower Falls site on Kancamagus reopening after renovations -- New Hampshire police arrest Massachusetts man who fled -- New Hampshire police say bicyclist killed in collision
Monday, July 6, 2015

Derby's Fourth Of July Parade Does America Proud
DERBY -- The weather man cooperated in fine style for the town's largest parade of the year that seemed even larger this year.
Monday, July 6, 2015

Police looking for public's help on shooting timeline
WILLISTON, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont State Police are asking for the public's help in establishing a timeline of events and actions involving a woman accused of shooting a firearms instructor in the face and abdomen.
Monday, July 6, 2015

Fishing regulators hold hearing in NH on surging crab catch
PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire (AP) -- Interstate fishery regulators are holding a hearing in Portsmouth, N.H., about a plan to manage a species of crab that is becoming increasingly popular and valuable.
Monday, July 6, 2015

Changes coming up on Spaulding Turnpike
NEWINGTON, N.H. (AP) -- The New Hampshire Department of Transportation says some changes are coming up on Spaulding Turnpike.
Monday, July 6, 2015

Montpelier had wettest June on record
Montpelier had wettest June on record
Friday, July 3, 2015

Trooper honored for saving woman from house fire
Trooper honored for saving woman from house fire
Friday, July 3, 2015

Corrections officer cleared of witness tampering charge
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Prosecutors have dropped their case against one of three New Hampshire corrections officers who were indicted on charges linked to the treatment of an inmate at a Concord halfway house last year.
Friday, July 3, 2015

Driver stopped under cellphone law arrested on drug charges
Driver stopped under cellphone law arrested on drug charges
Friday, July 3, 2015

Hassan likely to veto bill removing concealed gun license
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- New Hampshire's gun laws are likely to be the center of debate next week as Gov. Maggie Hassan takes action on a bill that would make it easier for people to carry hidden guns. She has said she'll veto it.
Friday, July 3, 2015

Train derailment delays start of racing, no one hurt
Train derailment delays start of racing, no one hurt
Friday, July 3, 2015


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