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Stuart Arthur Smith

Orange, N.H. -- Stuart Arthur Smith, 82, died Sunday, March 22, 2015, at his home. He was born on Nov. 16, 1932, in Brooklyn, N.Y. the son of Arthur & Gladys (Stuart) Smith. He lived in Brooklyn before…

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Dale A. Cummings

Thetford, Vt. -- Dale A. Cummings, 63 died on Thursday, March 26, 2015, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. The…

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Juliette S. Bonfiglio

Sarasota, Fla. -- Juliette S. Bonfiglio, 88, formerly of Hartland, Vt., died early Friday morning, March 27, 2015, at the Tidewater Hospice House in Sarasota. Arrangements are pending at the Knight Funeral…

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Paul V. Amell, Sr.

South Royalton, Vt. -- Paul V. Amell, Sr., 87 died on Thursday, March 26, 2015, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. Arrangements are pending at the Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home…

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'Suze Orman Show,' a Sane Space on Money-Mad TV, Ends

Saturday night's final episode, after 13 years, of CNBC's The Suze Orman Show might be viewed as one more positive indicator of an economic recovery. If Suze is moving on, could this somehow mean that…

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Campus Policies Lacking

Lawyers who reviewed how New Hampshire's public universities and colleges handle sexual harassment and other misconduct said Friday the schools must address specific gaps in policies and practices while…

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U.S. Senate Passes Belated Energy Bill

Washington -- The U.S. Senate approved a long-delayed bill to boost energy efficiency Friday that includes incentives to cut energy use in commercial buildings, manufacturing plants and homes. Senators…

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Man Facing Deportation Wants New Trial in Case

Montpelier -- A man convicted on charges that he lied on a U.S. immigration form about his role in Bosnian war crimes is asking for a new trial, claiming jurors based the conviction on allegations prosecutors…

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About 75% Prefer Imitation

Washington -- It's peak sugaring season in much of the Northeast, when the country's maple syrup producers tap their trees to collect the sap that flows freely this time of year. It takes about 40 gallons…

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Frat Learned Chant at National Event

After investigating a racist chant sung by Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity brothers on their way to an SAE Founders Day event, University of Oklahoma officials have concluded that members of the fraternity…

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N.H. Senate Bill Would Add 30-Day Rule

Concord -- New Hampshire voters would be required to live in the state for 30 days prior to voting if a bill passed by the Senate on Thursday goes into effect. The bill's supporters called it a reasonable…

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Federal Regulators Seek to Put Their First Check on Payday Lenders

Washington -- The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Thursday unveiled a new plan that it said would help rein in the $50 billion payday lending industry and prevent low-income borrowers from facing…

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Knox Murder Conviction Overturned by Italy high court

Rome -- Italy's highest court on Friday overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend in the 2007 slaying of Knox's roommate, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case…

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Private College Sticker Shock

With rare exceptions, sticker prices at colleges go nowhere but up. In 2012, Sarah Lawrence College in New York crossed a threshold for tuition, fees, room and board that dozens of others have now topped:…

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Local & Regional Briefs for Saturday, March 28, 2015

Vershire Man Arrested After Violating Probation Vershire -- Vermont State Police arrested a 49-year-old Vershire man at his Parker Road home Thursday afternoon on an alleged probation violation. Police…

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N.Y. Mayor: Gas Line Tied to Blast

A massive explosion that rocked New York City's East Village and injured at least 22 people Thursday may have been caused by someone "inappropriately" accessing a gas line in the building, Mayor Bill de…

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Crash Highlights Gaps in How Pilots Are Screened

Washington -- Commercial airlines do not screen pilots for mental health issues as rigorously as government agencies, law enforcement and specialized branches of the military, and some aviation experts…

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Two Astronauts Prep For 1-Year Space Trip

Baikonur, Kazakhstan -- The capsule carrying a Russian and an American who are to spend a year away from Earth docked Saturday with the International Space Station. Mikhail Kornienko and Scott Kelly…

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Jury: Silicon Valley Venture Capital Firm Did Not Discriminate

San Francisco -- A jury decided Friday that a prestigious venture capital firm did not discriminate or retaliate against a female employee in a case that debated gender imbalance and working conditions…

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Patiently Waiting

Bonnie Waters Stearman, of White River Junction, waits to take the bus home after officiating at a wake on Wednesday. Waters Stearman is a lay pastor in the Spiritualist Church and a musician, sometimes…

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Counties Ranked on Wellness

West Lebanon -- Upper Valley public health officials say an annual ranking of the health status of each county in the United States will help guide them as they create action plans to address the challenges…

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Moderators Balk Over Voter Photos

Plainfield -- Municipal election officials in New Hampshire are raising concerns that potential cuts to the state budget may force town moderators to use their personal cameras or smartphones and printers…

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How Vital Will N.H. Be in 2016?

Nashua, n.h. -- Few states have shaped presidential politics like Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. By hosting the nation's first presidential primaries and caucuses, the states have heaped political…

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Music to Set a Soul at Ease

Just a few more weary days and then I'll fly away To a land where joys will never end I'll fly away - from I'll Fly Away by Alfred E. Brumley A few weeks before Buddy Pipes died in February, a…

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House Designed by Honda Puts U.S. Power Grid to the Test

Davis, Calif. -- There are no flying cars in Susan O'Hara and Stuart Bennett's garage, nor robot servants waiting to fetch their slippers and a martini when they arrive home. But the experimental house…