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Today at 06:20AM
Northeast wakes up to record cold for Valentine's Day

NEW YORK (AP) - Much of the northeastern United States woke up to record cold on Valentine's Day.

Today at 06:19AM
Documents on $1M grant to company point to other sweeteners

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - When Vermont last month pledged $1 million to the company that recently acquired the former IBM plant near Burlington, it wasn't the only enticement the state dangled in hopes of keeping a longtime economic linchpin happy.

Today at 05:53AM
Divers on scene where vehicle went through lake ice

SWANTON, Vt. (AP) - Vermont State Police say divers are on scene of where a car went through the ice on Lake Champlain in Swanton.

Today at 05:51AM
Flags at half-staff for Scalia, political fight heats up

WASHINGTON (AP) - A procession of law enforcement officers early Sunday escorted the body of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia to a funeral home in El Paso, Texas, where officials are waiting to hear whether an autopsy will be performed.

Today at 04:53AM
Montpelier, Vermont, ties cold record at -19

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Northern New Englanders are waking up to bitter cold temperatures that dropped to 10 to 20 below zero overnight.

Today at 04:22AM
Vermont Fish and Wildlife seeking donations on tax returns

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife is reminding Vermonters they can help support projects involving nongame species by making donations on their state tax returns.

Today at 04:08AM
Vermont holds spring snow goose hunt

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont is again offering a spring hunting season for snow geese aimed at reducing the growing population that officials say is destroying habitat.

Today at 04:05AM
Hiker dies after collapsing new summit of mountain

FRANCONIA, N.H. (AP) - Officials say a 65-year-old hiker has died after having a medical emergency near the summit of a New Hampshire mountain.

Today at 03:36AM
Outage in Northeast Kingdom; shelters in Barton, Orleans

BARTON, Vt. (AP) - Shelters have been open in Barton and Orleans for residents of some Northeast Kingdom towns who are without power in the extreme cold due to a Vermont Electric Cooperative outage.

Today at 03:28AM
Dartmouth summit to examine Nepal earthquake

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) - Dartmouth College is hosting a summit to examine last year's earthquake in Nepal from a variety of perspectives.

Today at 12:13AM
Shelby Lyman on Chess: Children Were the Key

Hint and Explanation: Better Than Qxh2ch The secret of Soviet chess supremacy lay in numbers -- particularly of school children actively engaged in chess groups and competition. Pioneer Palaces, venues…

Today at 12:13AM
Column: Let's Talk About Death -- Specificially Yours

In his only novel, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge, the poet and philosopher Rainer Maria Rilke had his protagonist expound on an old wisdom, one in which "people knew (or perhaps had an intuition)…

Today at 12:13AM
Editorial: One Bright Spot on Gun Regulation

Our nomination for least surprising news story of the past week appeared in Monday's New York Times under the headline "Crackdown Plan for Gun Sellers Sits at Impasse." It reported that so far, the effort…

Today at 12:13AM
Upcoming Programs For Women Veterans Include Free Ski Day

Skiing, literature groups, and a new tea and coffee social are among upcoming activities planned locally for women veterans. All of the events are free. The White River Junction VA Medical Center will…

Today at 12:13AM
Post Offices Extend Hours For Passport Services

With more Americans traveling internationally, post offices in New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine will offer extended hours for passport services this winter. "Strong travel demand from the U.S. propelled…

Today at 12:13AM
Miss Manners: Engagement Proposal Without a Ring Is Perfectly Proper

Dear Miss Manners: I'm writing to ask the proper way for me to ask my boyfriend to marry me. Since I don't think he would want an engagement ring (he doesn't wear any kind of jewelry or accessories),…

Today at 12:13AM
Headline Makers

The NFL's offseason is at hand. Last offseason, the DeflateGate scandal dominated the conversation and left little room for anything else. It's not quite gone, even now. But at least others can elbow…

Today at 12:13AM
Around the Remote: Chuck Barney's TV Picks for Feb. 14-20

Don't Miss The 58th Annual Grammy Awards -- LL Cool J returns to host music's biggest night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. As usual, we expect the performances to overshadow the prizes. Among…

Today at 12:13AM
On Fashion: Saint Laurent Palladium Show Features Glam Androgynous Style

Los Angeles -- Bow-neck blouses aren't strictly for women anymore. Couture clothing designer Saint Laurent presented the feminine style -- in silk, leather and sequins -- for both genders at its rock…

Today at 12:13AM
School Board, Council Seats On the Agenda

Voting for city and school offices will take place on Tuesday, March 8. Polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., at Kilton Public Library in West Lebanon (Ward 1), United Methodist Church (Ward 2) and…

Today at 12:13AM
Rapper Poised for Historic Grammy Win

New York -- Kendrick Lamar has a chance to become the first rapper to win album of the year since Outkast took the prize in 2004 for Speakerboxxx/The Love Below. He could also be the first rapper OF…

Today at 12:13AM
Jim Kenyon: Having It Their Way on the Fast-Food Strip

Last Sunday morning, the doors of the Burger King on Route 12A in West Lebanon were locked and a sign was taped to the front door: "Due to a lack of staff we are closed for breakfast today. May be open…

Today at 12:13AM
To Your Good Health: Body Doesn't Need Help to Detox and Cleanse

Dear Dr. Roach: It's a new year, and many of my friends are embarking on a detox or cleanse. Is there such a thing as beneficial detoxing and cleansing? If so, how is it done properly, and what are the…

Today at 12:13AM
A Super Lifeline for Hostages in Iran

He endured beatings, mock firing squads and long periods of solitary confinement. His hands were tied behind his back for 30 days in which he was forbidden to speak. Rocky Sickmann spent 444 days in captivity…

Today at 12:13AM
Man-Made Snow? It'll Suffice

Snow guns have been firing away in recent days across ski country. Generally, the plugs would have been pulled around the end of January, but given this natural-snow-challenged winter, the guns-and-hoses…