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Earth Day Pick-Me-Up

On Earth Day on Tuesday, workers from Hypertherm fanned out across the Upper Valley to pick up litter. Ken Woods, left, and Tate Picard filled a bag along Airport Road in West Lebanon. Valley News --…

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New Hampshire woman caused son's painkiller death

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) - A New Hampshire woman has pleaded guilty to reckless conduct after her 7-month-old son was poisoned by a powerful painkiller.

Today at 09:07AM
Cheerful Pussy Willows Chase Away the Mud Season Blues

In general, I don't sing. I can't carry a tune, and words to even the simplest of songs seem to disappear from my brain in about 20 minutes. Always have. So it was a surprise to me when, walking by a clump…

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Hard Boiling Made Easy

Call it the Great Egg Smackdown of 2014. Every time I write about hard-boiled eggs, I seem to get a flood of mail telling me, essentially, "You're an idiot, and you're doing it all wrong." So this year…

Today at 09:07AM
'Year of No Sugar' Looks for A Magic Bullet

Year of No Sugar is one of those book titles that, with its telegram-like urgency, succinctly tells you exactly what to expect beneath the cover. Eve O. Schaub, a Pawlet, Vt.-based writer, became convinced…

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Give Oregano And Peas A Chance

Oregano and peas seem like a bad match. The musty, pungent herb and the fresh, bright legume would seem to fight. Maybe this hunch stems as well from their divergent seasons, the spring of the peas, the…

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A Bipolar Doctor Probes The Brain on 'Black Box'

NEW YORK -- ABC's brainy new medical drama Black Box does a neat trick: It dares viewers to imagine for themselves the cost-benefit ratio of addiction, and does it without taking a firm stand. It does…

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Zoning Panel Endorses Fuel Depot; Lebanon Board OKs Request For Liquid Natural Gas Site

Lebanon -- A developer proposing to build a liquefied natural gas depot behind the bus station on Etna Road passed a critical hurdle this week when the city's Zoning Board of Adjustment approved two variances.…

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Flush Twice

Bruce Prior of the Enfield Water Department flushes a hydrant on Main Street in Enfield on Tuesday. Each of the town's roughly 75 hydrants gets flushed twice a year, a process that can take up to two weeks.Valley…

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I-91 Park and Ride Lot to Close; State to Overhaul Location at Exit 9

Hartland -- Commuters who use a state-owned park and ride lot at Exit 9 off Interstate 91 will soon have to find an alternate location for the next several months while the state completes a major upgrade. …

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Dartmouth Promotes New Policy; Administrators Hold Forum On New Sexual Assault Stance

Hanover -- The outside investigators that Dartmouth College has proposed to hire to look into complaints of sexual assault would be made up of three or four people from the Upper Valley, with lawyers,…

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Sunapee Man Faces Second-Degree Assault in I-89 Crash

North Haverhill -- A Sunapee man who authorities allege intentionally drove his truck across the median of Interstate 89 and struck another car, has been indicted by the Grafton County grand jury on two…

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News Briefs: Wednesday, April 23

Woman Charged With DWI Airlifted to DHMC Cornish -- A Claremont woman has been arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated following a single car motor vehicle accident in Cornish around 3 p.m.…

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Acts of Bravery Emerge From Pilloried Ferry Crew

Mokpo, South Korea -- As the ferry sank, some crew members gave their lifejackets to passengers. One refused to leave until she shepherded students off the ship, and was later found dead. Others worked…

Today at 09:03AM
Column: When the Urge to Hike Strikes, It's Good to Head for the Hills

Montpelier I spent a couple of weeks in Kansas once, on the way to the Rockies, and found the experience unsettling. Besides painting a barn and repairing a windmill for gas money, my buddy Sam and I…

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Linda Bea Chaffee

Port Charlotte, Fla. -- Linda Bea (Hull) Chaffee, 62, died peacefully at her winter home in Port Charlotte, on Thursday, April 17, 2014. Born Jan. 4, 1952, she attended Hartland Elementary School and…

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Column: Women in India Struggle for Empowerment

Tokyo "The Power of 49": That's how Indian activists have started describing the potential influence of women, who make up just under 50 percent of the population, in the country's ongoing elections.…

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Column: Higher Wages Would Help Small Businesses

Nine or ten dollars an hour? Twelve? Or all the way to $15? For much of the country, significant minimum wage hikes are coming -- at least in the areas where they haven't happened already. Public debate…

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Mascoma Board Defies Critics With Construction Committee

Canaan -- Tempers flared at Tuesday night's Mascoma Regional School District School Board meeting after the board rejected a motion, 4-2, to establish a five-member building committee to oversee the high…

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U.S. Senate to Explore College Sex Assaults

Sen. Claire McCaskill, who is surveying 350 colleges on their sexual-assault policies, says she's planning to hold hearings later this year when she'll call victims, administrators and college presidents…

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Probe: NSA Kept Secret Child Abuse

Washington -- The nation's spy satellite agency failed to notify authorities when some employees and contractors confessed during lie detector tests to crimes such as child molestation, an intelligence…

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Ruling Hurts N.H. Bond Outlook

Concord -- Standard & Poor's downgraded the state's outlook on general obligation and state-guaranteed bonds from "stable" to "negative" yesterday, based largely on a recent court ruling that said…

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U.S. Senator Warren Blasts Paulson for Deception in Book

Washington -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren accuses former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson of lying to the American people and recounts Larry Summers urging her to be an insider in her new book, A Fighting Chance.…

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Hundreds Killed in S. Sudan Slaughter

Nairobi, Kenya -- The townsfolk believed the mosque was safe. They crammed inside as rebel forces in South Sudan took control of the town from government troops. But it wasn't safe. Robbers grabbed their…

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Tea Party Eyes Boehner's Seat

Washington -- House Speaker John Boehner has been attacked by conservatives in his own party who think him insufficiently ideological, and has had to deal with constant rumors that his top lieutenant,…