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Company drops plan for telecommunications tower

PLAINFIELD, Vt. (AP) - Vermont Telephone Company has dropped plans for a telecommunications tower in Plainfield, saying it was "kicked out" by the town.

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More time given in conviction overturned lawsuit

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) - A judge has granted a request by three Vermont investigators and a prosecutor for more time to prepare in a lawsuit filed by a man who spent nearly 18 years in prison before his conviction for killing his wife was overturned.

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Bookkeeper pleads guilty to embezzling employers

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A bookkeeper has pleaded guilty to stealing almost $1 million from two former employers in Maine and New Hampshire.

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2 believed to have died of heroin overdose

LACONIA, N.H. (AP) - Police in Laconia, New Hampshire, believe two deaths reported this week were the result of a heroin overdose.

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$4M bond approved to finance wind farm project

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire's Executive Council has approved a $4 million bond to help finance a wind farm in Berlin.

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Lebanon School District Hiring Raises Budget, Protocol Questions

Lebanon -- The School Board's decision last week to hire another special educator prompted a discussion not just about that particular staffing change, but also about district budgeting practices and,…

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William (Bill) Ambrose McGrath

Park City, Utah -- William Ambrose McGrath, familiarly known as "Bill," gracefully accepted the fate that awaits all of us, dying peacefully at his home in Park City surrounded by his loving family and…

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Art Notes: ArtisTree Gallery Makes Good Use of Its New Home

ArtisTree, the community arts organization and art gallery, gained more than increased exhibition space when it moved from Woodstock to its new headquarters in a yellow farmhouse and big red barn in Pomfret…

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Brushing It Off

Wayne Stone, of Enfield, wipes the dust from his eyes Tuesday after sanding the trim around the entrance to the house where he rents an apartment. Stone hopes to finish painting the entryway for his landlord…

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Deployed

Tractor Driver Charged Following Collision on I-89 Off-Ramp Lebanon -- A pickup truck struck and knocked over a Department of Transportation tractor at the interchange of Route 4 and Interstate 89 in…

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Family Fun for Halloween

Michael Jackson's Thriller blared from speakers set up on the South Royalton bandstand as children in costume collected candy around the village green with their parents. But the darkness and chill of…

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Police: Teen Threatened Ex and Her Family With Knives

White River Junction -- A 17-year-old male accused of threatening his ex-girlfriend and her family with knives pleaded not guilty on Tuesday. Chad Herring, of Northfield, Vt., has been charged as an adult…

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Constance C. Christie

Hanover, n.h. -- Constance C. Christie, of Hanover, formerly of Cambridge and Lancaster, N.H., died on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, aged 90, after a brief illness. She is survived by her husband, Dr. Robert…

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Plainfield Fire Cause Unknown

Plainfield -- The New Hampshire State Fire Marshal's Office was unable to determine the cause of a fire that destroyed a Boston newspaper publisher's custom-built log home in a remote part of Plainfield…

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Former Teacher, Bank Exec Battle for N.H. Senate Seat

Newport -- A feisty race between a retired Kearsarge Regional High School teacher and a former banking industry executive is taking place for New Hampshire's District 8 Senate seat, with life experience…

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Stephen Richard Seiler

Enfield, N.H. -- Stephen Richard Seiler, 62, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. Family and friends are invited to the Ricker Funeral Home in Lebanon on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. for memorial…

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Roger O. Gossett

Grantham, N.H. -- Roger O. Gossett, 66, of Eastman, died Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. Family and friends are invited to the Ricker Funeral Home in Lebanon on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, for memorial calling hours…

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The 'Time Tax' Discourages Do-Good Spirit

Imagine that whenever you planned to do volunteer work, the government told you that you must also pay a small tax. Or suppose that whenever you gave money to charity, you were charged a levy. Or that…

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Kenney, Cryans Prep for Rematch

West Lebanon -- Republican Joe Kenney and Democrat Mike Cryans have hit the campaign trail for the second time this year, again vying for the District 1 Executive Council seat long held by the late Ray…

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Column: In an MRI Tube, a Captive Audience for Political Ads

Lebanon In this election season there is no escaping the crass political pitch, even, it turns out, during the deep and dark seclusion of a private medical procedure. On Saturday morning, bright…

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Pick One: Obama Is Too Weak, or Too Strong

In July, when House Republicans voted to sue the president, they spoke of the urgent need to stop "tyranny" at the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue. "Our freedom is in peril," warned Rep. Tom Rice of South…