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Vice president to visit Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

KITTERY, Maine (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden is going to get a firsthand look at work done at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard before another possible round of base closings.

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Gulf of Maine: 'Poster child' for global warming

FRIENDSHIP, Maine (AP) - Imagine Cape Cod without cod. Maine without lobster. The region's famous rocky beaches invisible, obscured by constant high waters.

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The World Must Mobilize to Combat Ebola

If the Ebola epidemic devastating the countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone had instead struck Washington, New York or Boston, there is no doubt that the health systems in place could contain…

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The People You Meet in the Great Outdoors

One of the nicest things about my part-time TV job is that it gets me outdoors, as well as all over the map, to places I'd probably otherwise never have visited: mountains, rivers and lakes, and what New…

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Fall Brings an Array of Cool Weather Plants to the Front Porch

We New Englanders have a long tradition of doing something to brighten the approach to our front door. In winter it's a nice green wreath; my grandmother liked red geraniums in a pot by the door all summer;…

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William A. King

Hanover, N.H. -- William A. King (Bill) died Thursday, Aug. 28, 18 days short of his 83rd birthday. Bill was born in New York City. He graduated from Dartmouth College, cum laude, in 1953 and from Harvard…

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Martha "MH" Washburn

Royalton, Vt. -- Martha "MH" Washburn, 68, passed and went with the lord on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. She was born in Lowell, Mass. on Feb. 5, 1946. "MH" was a business professional in the technology sector…

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Nanine K. Hutchinson

Wilder, Vt. -- Nanine K. Hutchinson, 78, passed away on Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, at Valley Terrace Assisted Living Center in Wilder. Nanine was born on June 1, 1936, in Oneonta, N.Y. to Marshall and Katherine…

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Lebanon Council to Examine City's Sewer, Water Rates Tonight

Lebanon -- Spurred by recent increases in sewer and water rates, the City Council will consider alternative rate structures at its meeting tonight. Assistant Mayor Suzanne Prentiss said the 9 percent…

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Gilbert E. Varney, Sr.

Enumclaw, Wash. -- Gilbert E. Varney, Sr. died at his home on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at the age of 86, following a long illness. He was born in So. Strafford, Vt., on June 11, 1928, a son of George…

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Rieseberg Gets Two More Years

Hartford -- The Selectboard and longtime Town Manager Hunter Rieseberg have agreed on a two-year contract extension that calls on Rieseberg to train his replacement, who would take over in 2016. The…

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Lenore Hayes Jolly Gardner

Windsor, Vt. -- Lenore Hayes Jolly Gardner, 94 died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, at Cedar Hill Assisted Care where she was well cared for. "Jolly", as she was affectionately called, was born April 21, 1920…

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Richard A. "Dick" Stride

Tunbridge, Vt. -- Richard A. "Dick" Stride, 80 died unexpectedly on Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, at his home in Tunbridge. He was born May 13, 1934, in West Bridgewater, Mass. the son of Bernard N. and Lois…

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Hypertherm CEO, VP to Step Aside

Hanover -- Forty-six years after developing a better way to cut metal, Hypertherm founder Dick Couch is stepping down as the company's chief executive officer, he announced Tuesday. The news marks a milestone…

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William G. "Jerry" Blair

Seward, Alaska -- William G. "Jerry" Blair, 81, of Seward, Alaska passed away on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. Jerry was born William Girard Blair on Oct. 2, 1932, in Barton,…

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Upper Valley, KUA React To Death of Steven Sotloff

M eriden -- News on Tuesday of journalist Steven Sotloff's death at the hands of Islamic State extremists was met with grief on the campus of Kimball Union Academy, where Sotloff showed an early interest…

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Gregory Scott Edson

Northfield, Vt. -- Gregory Scott Edson, age 49, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, at Gifford Medical Center in Randolph. Gregory was born Oct. 20, 1964, in Barre City, the son of Edwin R. and Mary (Premont)…

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Bail Reduced in Dispatcher's Alleged Sex Case

Newport -- The former police dispatcher charged with two counts of felonious sexual assault had his bail reduced from $100,000 cash to $25,000 personal recognizance by Superior Court Judge Brian Tucker…

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Kale for the Community

Bruce Hammond harvests kale to donate to the Upper Valley Haven from one of his two greenhouses at his home, Bliss Farm, in Lyme, on Monday. Hammond sells his vegetables and herbs to neighbors around Lyme,…

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Andover, New London and Wilmot residents aim to double the number of solar powered homes in their towns

New London -- A group of Andover, New London and Wilmot residents are aiming to double the number of solar powered homes in their towns this fall through a project they are calling Solarize Kearsarge.…

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The VA Of the Future

When it comes to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, public attention and that of Congress has understandably been focused on rectifying the shortcomings revealed in recent disclosures that some veterans…

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Study Links Polar Vortex Chills to Melting Sea Ice

Washington -- Remember the polar vortex, the huge mass of Arctic air that can plunge much of the U.S. into the deep freeze? You might have to get used to it. A new study says that as the world gets warmer,…

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Local & Regional Briefs for Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Franklin Pierce University Offers Help to Lebanon College Students Lebanon -- Franklin Pierce University has set up a tuition discount and credit transfer package for students at Lebanon College, which…

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Utility, Firm Form Project Partnership

Essex, Vt. -- Vermont's largest electric utility is teaming up with a national renewable energy business to implement a series of state-of-the-art energy saving projects, including a new local electrical…