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‘This Is Where My Life Is’: Shaheen Casts Doubt on Brown’s Motives for N.H. Run

Saturday, October 25, 2014

West Lebanon — U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., on Friday continued to charge her challenger with a lack of understanding of the Granite State, saying votes taken by Republican Scott Brown when he represented Massachusetts in the Senate went against the interests of New Hampshire’s small businesses. Shaheen also asserted that Brown decided to run for the Senate in New …

D-H Doctor To Liberia to Train Others

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Concord — New Hampshire’s deputy epidemiologist is heading to Liberia to train medical workers on how to protect against the Ebola virus. Besides her state …

4 Grafton County Offices Contested

Saturday, October 25, 2014

North Haverhill — Republicans are trying to unseat the three Democrats who serve as Grafton County commissioners in the 2014 elections, but the most colorful …

Thetford Board: Police Coverage Will Continue as Before

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Thetford — The town’s police force will use a borrowed vehicle and continue to provide residents with the same level of police coverage that was in effect before Friday’s suspicious fire, which destroyed the department’s entire fleet of …

Health Care Reform at Center of Vt. Gov. Race

Sunday, October 19, 2014

White River Junction — One high-profile website snafu. Some encouraging skirmishes against rising health care costs. And steady work on Vermont’s effort to create a single-payer health insurance plan that covers all residents — although with only vague …

Bishops: No Welcome for Gays

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Vatican City — Catholic bishops scrapped their landmark welcome to gays Saturday, showing deep divisions at the end of a two-week meeting sought by Pope Francis to chart a more merciful approach to ministering to Catholic families. The …

Heating Help

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Stan Teeter, middle, lifts a birch log onto a splitter run by fellow Norwich resident Betsy Maislen, left, as Jack Burnham, 14, of Norwich clears away the splits during a firewood bee in Norwich on Saturday. Volunteers, including …

Cop Cars Burn in Thetford

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Thetford — Following a suspicious overnight fire Friday that destroyed Thetford’s three police cruisers, a state fire investigator said he is “absolutely” interested in reviewing a 2012 case in which Norwich’s three-car fleet was destroyed by flames that …

Orange Senate District Race Offers Stark Policy Choices

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Randolph — A campaign battle is raging between state Sen. Mark MacDonald, D-Williamstown, and Republican Bob Frenier, of Chelsea, two colorful and aggressive personalities who sharply disagree on health care, education, and even the best way to reach …

Lebanon Details Lot Proposal

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Lebanon — Downtown business owners reacted positively on Friday to a city plan to close off several parking spaces near the pedestrian mall because of structural problems with an old railroad tunnel that runs under the lot. Shawn …

Shumlin Calls for End of Strike

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Burlington — As South Burlington students and teachers spent a third day out of the classroom Thursday, Gov. Peter Shumlin’s patience with the walkout was thin. He said the strike harms all the wrong people. “When you see what’s going on in a community like South Burlington, the …

Local & Regional Briefs for Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Police Ask for Public’s Help In Finding Missing Claremont Man Claremont — Upper Valley residents are being asked to help locate a missing city man. Richard Blanchette, 58, of 243 Broad St., Claremont, has not been seen or …

Work Hard, Play Hard

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Henry Swan, 6, left, and his sister Stella, 4, play while their mom, Kristin, and their brother Abel, 2, rake leaves in their front yard in West Lebanon earlier this week. Henry and Stella had an extra day …