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Justice within reach in golf pro's 1986 death
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Nearly 28 years ago, John Ottaviano was looking forward to playing in a tournament with Sarah Hunter, a well-liked golf pro at the Manchester Country Club. But Hunter, who was always punctual, never showed up to meet him.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Colorful lobsters make rare catch for Fla. chef
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) -- New England fishermen had a rare catch for a southwest Florida chef: four colorful lobsters.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

More charging stations for electric cars in NH
GLEN, N.H. (AP) -- Charging stations in New Hampshire for electric cars are becoming more available.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

National Guard Support Program Caught In Debate
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- A program that helps New Hampshire National Guard members and their families is caught in a disagreement over whether aiding one group of veterans could end up hurting another.
Monday, July 21, 2014

In preliminary count, FairPoint strike authorized
In preliminary count, FairPoint strike authorized
Monday, July 21, 2014

Shea-Porter bill looks at wildlife disease
Shea-Porter bill looks at wildlife disease
Monday, July 21, 2014

Aug. 8 is deadline to bid on 2 moose hunt permits
Aug. 8 is deadline to bid on 2 moose hunt permits
Monday, July 21, 2014

Man dies in motorcycle crash
BOLTON, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont State Police say a man died after losing control of his motorcycle and crashing into a guardrail in the town of Bolton.
Monday, July 21, 2014

Shaheen meets with veterans affairs nominee
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen says she's eager to work with President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the Veterans Affairs department, but that new leadership is just one step toward reforming the department.
Monday, July 21, 2014

Bats in Full Bloom at Statehouse
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Bats swoop through the halls of Vermont's grand State House, and nobody seems to mind.
Monday, July 21, 2014

Archaeologists Excavate Colonial Battleground
LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (AP) -- Archaeologists are excavating an 18th-century battleground that was the site of a desperate stand by Colonial American troops, the flashpoint of a massacre and the location of the era's largest smallpox hospital.
Monday, July 21, 2014

Vermont's Shumlin, Cuomo tie in NY rafting race
Vermont's Shumlin, Cuomo tie in NY rafting race
Monday, July 21, 2014

Customs: possible traffic delays at Quebec border
Customs: possible traffic delays at Quebec border
Monday, July 21, 2014

Community considers solar farm
Community considers solar farm
Monday, July 21, 2014

Hiker aided by good Samaritans on Mt. Washington
Hiker aided by good Samaritans on Mt. Washington
Monday, July 21, 2014

National Guard support program caught in debate
National Guard support program caught in debate
Monday, July 21, 2014

No sign of plane in Lake Champlain search
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- Crews have completed their weekend search for a missing plane that went down in Lake Champlain more than 40 years ago without finding any definitive evidence of the aircraft, but with some new leads.
Monday, July 21, 2014

Meetings planned on Lake Champlain waterfowl
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- The status of waterfowl populations and hunting seasons on and along Lake Champlain will be discussed at two publics meetings next month in Vermont and New York.
Monday, July 21, 2014

Woman sues hospital over mother's death
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) -- A Massachusetts woman has sued a New Hampshire hospital for $2 million about three years after her mother died of a heart attack, saying doctors failed to diagnose it.
Monday, July 21, 2014

Weekend of wild game cooking offered
MILAN, N.H. (AP) -- Interested in cooking wild game in the outdoors? The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department has a program for you.
Monday, July 21, 2014

As numbers of gray seals rise, so do conflicts
ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) -- Decades after gray seals were all but wiped out in New England waters, the population has rebounded so much that some frustrated residents are calling for a controlled hunt.
Monday, July 21, 2014

Search resumes for missing plane in Lake Champlain
Search resumes for missing plane in Lake Champlain
Monday, July 21, 2014

$6M in tax credits to go toward community projects
$6M in tax credits to go toward community projects
Monday, July 21, 2014

Vermont preparing to gauge turkey health
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife is asking for help from the public in gauging how well the state's turkey flock is reproducing.
Monday, July 21, 2014

Police search for driver of abandoned ATV
STEWARTSTOWN, N.H. (AP) -- A search for the driver of an abandoned ATV has led to a man facing charges in Stewartstown, New Hampshire.
Monday, July 21, 2014

Gas prices falling in New Hampshire
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Gas prices in New Hampshire have fallen 2.6 cents per gallon in the past week.
Monday, July 21, 2014

ATV rider recovering from crash
BERLIN, N.H. (AP) -- New Hampshire Fish and Game officers say an ATV rider is recovering after he lost control of the machine on a Jericho Mountain State Park trail and it flipped over on him.
Monday, July 21, 2014

President to bestow Medal of Honor on NH veteran
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) -- President Barack Obama will bestow the Medal of Honor on a New Hampshire Army veteran who fought off enemy fighters during one of the bloodiest battles of the war in Afghanistan despite being critically wounded by shrapnel.
Monday, July 21, 2014

Vermont Doles Out Fewer Moose Hunting Permits
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont officials handed out fewer moose hunting permits than last year because of lower-than-ideal population levels, but state biologists said Thursday they have hope those numbers are on the rise.
Friday, July 18, 2014

Pot Edibles Burgeoning into Big Business
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Move over, pot brownies.
Friday, July 18, 2014

Moose hunt drawing Thursday
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Hunters are finding out if they have won permits to hunt moose in Vermont this fall.
Thursday, July 17, 2014

Officials: Fatal shooting deemed self-defense
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- The New Hampshire attorney general's office says no charges will be filed against a man who shot to death his friend during an altercation in May.
Thursday, July 17, 2014

GOP challenges $25K contribution to Hassan
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- The New Hampshire Republican Party has filed a complaint with the attorney general's office about a $25,000 contribution to Gov. Maggie Hassan from a labor union's political action committee.
Thursday, July 17, 2014

Woman gets 25 years for sexually abusing toddlers
NEWPORT, N.H. (AP) -- A New Hampshire woman has been sentenced to at least 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting two toddlers in her care and recording videos of her husband allegedly assaulting the girls.
Thursday, July 17, 2014

Santa's Land owner requests campsite at park
PUTNEY, Vt. (AP) -- The owner of a holiday-themed park in southern Vermont is looking to add a campsite to the property as she deals with an animal cruelty charge and bankruptcy proceedings.
Thursday, July 17, 2014

17 dairy farmers getting $384K in grants
ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) -- Seventeen Vermont dairy farmers are sharing in a grant of over $384,000 for projects to improve herd management, cow health and working conditions.
Thursday, July 17, 2014

Critical Errors in Sex Offender Registry
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- A new review of Vermont's sex offender registry found critical errors in nearly 11 percent of offender records, calling into question the reliability of the registry, state Auditor Doug Hoffer said Wednesday.
Thursday, July 17, 2014

Police say 2nd person dies in motorcycle crash
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Police say a second person has died in a motorcycle-car collision in Manchester, New Hampshire, that happened over the weekend.
Thursday, July 17, 2014

Environmental commissioner starting 3rd term
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- New Hampshire's environmental services commissioner is starting a third term.
Thursday, July 17, 2014

Job fair scheduled in Haverhill
HAVERHILL, N.H. (AP) -- The New Hampshire Employment Security agency is hosting a job fair in Haverhill.
Thursday, July 17, 2014

6 F-16s damaged during July 8 storm in Vermont
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- The Vermont National Guard says a total of six F-16 fighter jets were damaged during a severe thunderstorm on July 8.
Thursday, July 17, 2014

Moose hunt drawing Thursday
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Hunters are finding out if they have won permits to hunt moose in Vermont this fall.
Thursday, July 17, 2014

Vermont asked if it could house young immigrants
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- The Obama administration has asked Vermont whether it can house immigrant children who have crossed into the United States over the Mexican border.
Thursday, July 17, 2014

More sparring expected after Sunapee land ruling
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Nearly 20 years after a ski area operator signed a lease with the state for land adjacent to the Mount Sunapee Resort, the legal fight to expand the ski mountain will continue despite a recent court ruling that the lease includes state park land.
Thursday, July 17, 2014

Man gets 8-20 years for selling drugs
MERRIMACK, N.H. (AP) -- A New Hampshire man has been sentenced to eight to 20 years after pleading guilty to selling and possessing heroin and cocaine.
Thursday, July 17, 2014

Town deals with washed-out roads from storm
WINCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Officials in the town of Winchester, New Hampshire, are dealing with at least 12 washed out roads and others that were temporarily unpassable as a result of Tuesday's storm.
Thursday, July 17, 2014

Nighttime construction on I-293 to restrict lanes
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Nighttime construction on Interstate 293 southbound in Manchester, New Hampshire, is causing some lane restrictions.
Thursday, July 17, 2014

State debuts Web-based recycling map
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- The state of Vermont has released its Web-based recycling map that connects residents, businesses, and institutions with collection services and food rescue agencies, haulers and composters with food scraps.
Thursday, July 17, 2014

Bennington to launch downtown WiFi zone
BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- The town of Bennington is celebrating its new public downtown WiFi zone.
Thursday, July 17, 2014

Reverence in work to restore New Hampshire cabin
CARROLL, N.H. (AP) -- John Rossi slipped the chisel end of his "spud bar" into the space between two logs that run 16 feet along one wall of the old White Mountain National Forest guard cabin.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Vermont Camp Is More Than Horses; It's A New Path
STARKSBORO, Vt. (AP) -- The dozen or so kids who get dropped off at Sentinel Farms some mornings during the summer frequently start the day by doing farm chores, but mucking out horse stalls and sweeping the barn eventually leads to riding the horses and, along the way, learning lessons they might not otherwise get.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Governor to sign bills on oil pipeline safeguards
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Gov. Maggie Hassan will head to a New Hampshire recreation area for a ceremonial signing of measures that bolster state precautions against oil pipeline spills.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

3 rescued from swift-moving current
HARTLAND, Vt. (AP) -- Rescuers have come to the aid of three people who went into the water and faced a brisk current at Vermont's Sumner Falls in Hartland.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Man charged in 1986 golf pro death to be arraigned
MANCHESTER, Vt. (AP) -- The man charged with strangling a Vermont golf professional nearly 30 years has been extradited to the state to face charges.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Man's bail set at $100K in bogus bear report
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- A Vermont man who told police he urged his girlfriend to jump off a cliff in a drug-induced haze because of an imagined bear attack was being held on $100,000 bail on charges including attempted murder and arson.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Woman convicted in killing loses lawsuit to family
DOVER, N.H. (AP) -- A New Hampshire woman serving a life sentence for paying relatives to kill her boyfriend in 2008 has lost a lawsuit filed by his family.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Police: Man used fake money at Framingham store
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) -- A New Hampshire man has been charged with using fake currency to make gift card purchases in Massachusetts.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Group Seeks Access To Energy Planning Documents
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- The Conservation Law Foundation is asking for access to more documents about energy plans in New England that the group says are shrouded in secrecy.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

NH unemployment rate says the same for June
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- The New Hampshire Employment Security office says the state's unemployment rate for June was unchanged from April and May, staying at 4.4 percent.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Air Guard to do joint trainings with Navy F-18s
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- The Vermont Air National Guard will be flying with U.S. Navy F-18 fighter jets this week.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Questionnaire results in on GMO labeling
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont attorney general says a questionnaire has found that most participants think information about genetically engineered food should be placed near the product's nutrition facts label or ingredients list.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

State investigating possible labor violations
UNITY, N.H. (AP) -- The state is investigating companies working to finish the elementary school in Unity, New Hampshire, over allegations that some subcontractors are using workers living in the country illegally.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Toll collection ending at Merrimack stop
MERRIMACK, N.H. (AP) -- Toll-collecting at a stop in Merrimack, New Hampshire, will soon become a thing of the past.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

New Hampshire has $2.2M in drinking water grants
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services says there is $2.2 million available this fall for grants to protect drinking water in the southern part of the state.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Welch discusses transportation fund negotiations
WATERBURY, Vt. (AP) -- The Vermont Agency of Transportation has released a list of more than 50 road, bridge and rail projects that could be delayed because the federal money relied on for those projects might not be available.
Monday, July 14, 2014

Anti-drug smuggling efforts renewed
WATERBURY, Vt. (AP) -- The Vermont State Police have renewed their agreement with the state Department of Corrections to help fight drug smuggling at prisons with the use of police dogs.
Monday, July 14, 2014

Storm outages delay FairPoint unions' vote
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- It appears weather-related power outages have caused some delays on a vote whether to authorize a strike by union employees of telecommunications firm FairPoint.
Monday, July 14, 2014

Group seeks access to energy planning documents
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- The Conservation Law Foundation is asking for access to more documents about energy plans in New England that the group says are shrouded in secrecy.
Monday, July 14, 2014

Busy weekend for mountain rescues
FRANCONIA, N.H. (AP) -- It's been a busy weekend for rescue crews in New Hampshire's mountains.
Monday, July 14, 2014

State tackling paperwork on 2,000 vanity plates
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- The New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicles hopes to start processing more than 2,000 backlogged vanity plate applications in the next 60 days, the agency said Monday.
Monday, July 14, 2014

Police: Man strikes trooper at Speedway, crashes
LOUDON, N.H. (AP) -- Police say a man has been accused of driving into the path of two state troopers directing traffic after the New Hampshire Motor Speedway race, striking one of them, then speeding away and hitting another vehicle.
Monday, July 14, 2014

New Hampshire governor signs pay equity bill
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Gov. Maggie Hassan has signed a bill that addresses pay equity between men and women in New Hampshire.
Monday, July 14, 2014

Man falls 65 feet down rock cliff, dies
NORTH CONWAY, N.H. (AP) -- The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department says a man preparing to descend from a rock cliff in North Conway fell 65 feet and died of his injuries.
Monday, July 14, 2014

Church catches fire during service
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) -- More than 60 people were evacuated from a New Hampshire church as a fire broke out during a service.
Monday, July 14, 2014

Man arrested after 7-town chase
KINGSTON, N.H. (AP) -- A man is expected to face multiple charges in a New Hampshire court after police followed him on a chase through seven towns over the weekend.
Monday, July 14, 2014

Researchers looking at growing winter produce
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) -- Researchers at the University of New Hampshire are looking at ways to help farmers grow produce during winter and increase profits in the offseason.
Monday, July 14, 2014

High-tech advisory business council gets members
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- New Hampshire's new advisory council to help fledgling high-tech businesses in an effort called "Live Free and Start" now has members.
Sunday, July 13, 2014

Program tells teen drivers about trucks
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) -- New Hampshire State Police are educating young drivers about the challenges of truck driving in an effort to reduce crashes.
Sunday, July 13, 2014

Man who killed lover's husband gets work release
HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) -- A New Hampshire man who was 16 when his lover persuaded him and his friends to kill her husband has been moved to a minimum-security prison.
Sunday, July 13, 2014

Cop's early jail release puts focus on obscure law
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- The case of a former New Hampshire police officer who served a fraction of a one-year jail sentence for a hit-and-run accident that injured two teens has placed a spotlight on an obscure law.
Sunday, July 13, 2014

1 dead, 1 seriously injured in Milton crash
MILTON, N.H. (AP) -- One person is dead and another seriously injured in a crash on Route 16 in Milton.
Sunday, July 13, 2014

Federal authorities to review embezzlement case
WILLISTON, Vt. (AP) -- Federal authorities plan to review the case of a Vermont woman arrested for embezzlement for the second time in four years.
Sunday, July 13, 2014

Music festival to be held outside National Life
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont's National Life Insurance Company is going to be hosting five bands that will perform during a day-long festival outside the organization's Montpelier headquarters.
Sunday, July 13, 2014

Early and absentee voting opens for primary
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Early and absentee voting has started for Vermont's upcoming primary election on Aug. 26.
Sunday, July 13, 2014

Group works to return military medals
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- A nonprofit group started in Vermont is returning lost or stolen military medals of valor to veterans or their families.
Sunday, July 13, 2014

It's bloom time for rare rhododendron
FITZWILLIAM, N.H. (AP) -- The flowers are blooming at New Hampshire's Rhododendron State Park.
Sunday, July 13, 2014

New Hampshire motorcyclist dies in traffic crash
HUDSON, N.H. (AP) -- Manchester police say a motorcyclist has died after his bike and a car collided at a street intersection in the New Hampshire city.
Sunday, July 13, 2014

Tick Checks Urged Year After Lyme Disease Peaked
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- The Vermont Department of Health is advising residents who spend time outdoors to do daily tick checks this summer, a year after the number of confirmed cases of Lyme disease in the state peaked.
Sunday, July 13, 2014

New Hampshire Students Digitize Civil War Letters
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Seven score and 12 years ago, a Civil War soldier was packing on the freshman 15 -- and then some.
Sunday, July 13, 2014

FairPoint unions begin strike vote meetings Friday
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- Nearly 2,000 union employees of telecommunications firm FairPoint in northern New England are set to begin voting on whether to authorize a strike.
Saturday, July 12, 2014

Fire investigated at disposal service building
JAFFREY, N.H. (AP) -- The state fire marshal's office is investigating a fire at a building where trash is sorted in Jaffrey, New Hampshire.
Friday, July 11, 2014

Home improvement business closing after 65 years
BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- A home improvement business in Bennington, Vermont, is closing after 65 years.
Friday, July 11, 2014

No Charges Against Vermont Worker In Baby's Death
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- A prosecutor said Thursday he found no criminal conduct on the part of a Vermont Department for Children and Families supervisor who made a home visit of a 15-month-old Winooski boy shortly before the toddler died.
Friday, July 11, 2014

Portsmouth holding discussion on opiate abuse
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) -- The police department in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, is hosting a discussion on opiate addiction called "Community Access to Recovery Day."
Friday, July 11, 2014

Inmate accused of assaulting man who was sleeping
RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) -- A Vermont inmate has been accused of assault after authorities said he attacked another inmate who was sleeping.
Friday, July 11, 2014

Gov says decision against Easter Seals 'baffling'
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Gov. Maggie Hassan is protesting a decision to exclude New Hampshire Easter Seals from bidding on a contract for a program to help National Guard members and their families after deployment.
Friday, July 11, 2014

New leader at regional technical school district
BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- The Southwest Vermont Regional Technical School District has a new leader.
Friday, July 11, 2014

Mental health services expand in New Hampshire
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- A new law that expands mental health services in New Hampshire to comply with a court settlement is a good start but more work must be done to ensure the quality and availability of care, advocates and lawmakers said Friday.
Friday, July 11, 2014

Cop freed early returns to jail per court order
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- A former New Hampshire police officer who was released from jail after serving a fraction of his one-year sentence for injuring two teens in a hit-and-run last year was back behind bars Friday.
Friday, July 11, 2014

Man accused of break-ins, theft
LITTLETON, N.H. (AP) -- Police in Littleton, New Hampshire, have accused a man of breaking into four businesses and stealing cash and guns.
Friday, July 11, 2014


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