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NH man in custody after dodging arrest on Maine turnpike

YORK, Maine (AP) - A Maine state police cruiser and Saco police cruiser were damaged in a high speed pursuit of a New Hampshire driver that reached speeds of 100 mph.

Feb 26
Deep, Clear Memories : Writing Courses Spur Thetford Woman's Memoir

While assembling the first volume of her memoirs in 2013, Thetford Center resident Virginia "Ginnie" Davenport ventured several times through the countryside of Middlesex, Vt., in search of remnants of…

Feb 26
On Poetry: The Moral Force of Jean Connor's Poems

It has been almost two years since I celebrated one of Vermont's literary treasures, Jean Connor, a poet who, after a long career as a librarian in upstate New York, now lives at Wake Robin in Shelburne,…

Feb 26
'What Pet Should I Get?' New Dr. Seuss Book Due Out in July

Another recently-discovered manuscript is coming to summer reading lists, this time in the form of a new Dr. Seuss book. The manuscript by the late author Theodor Geisel, a 1925 Dartmouth College graduate…

Feb 26
Churches Embrace Environmentalism

Washington -- It started a little more than a year ago, with an innocuous question during coffee hour after a Sunday service at Grace Episcopal Church in Silver Spring, Md. The Rev. Andrew Walter remembers…

Feb 26
Television Review: If Possible, Reality TV Attains a New Low

WeTV's Sex Box, premiering Friday night, is a lousy and unseemly idea for a reality show -- which of course means it's been imported from British TV, which may have a reputation for classy programming…

Feb 26
Norwich Illustrator's Book Wins a Prestigious International Prize

A Norwich resident has won the internationally acclaimed Bologna Ragazzi Children's book award for fiction. Lizi Boyd's The Flashlight was chosen as the top fiction book out of 1,250 titles from 42 countries…

Feb 26
Haverhill Officials Say Roadwork Can't Wait

Haverhill residents will elect town and school officers by Australian ballot between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m on Tuesday, March 10, at the Municipal Building in North Haverhill. Voters will gather at 8 p.m.…

Feb 26
Q&A: Who Is Right?

Washington -- In a victory for online companies and tech activists, the Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 Thursday to approve net neutrality rules that allow for the federal regulation of broadband…

Feb 26
Testimony Continues in Hernandez Trial

Fall River, Mass. -- Ex-New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez ran up a $243 bar tab and smoked marijuana in the hours before the boyfriend of his fiancee's sister was shot to death, according to…

Feb 26
Lawyers: Not Enough Minorities

Boston -- Lawyers for the Boston Marathon bombing suspect asked a judge Thursday to dismiss the indictment against their client or suspend his trial, saying there weren't enough minorities and younger…

Feb 26
Ag Secretary: Use App to Inform About GMOs

Washington -- In the ever-complicated debate over labeling of genetically modified foods, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack offers this idea: Use your smartphone. Vilsack told members of Congress on…

Feb 26
Islamic State Killer Is Young Londoner

London -- For months he taunted, knife in hand, his voice slightly muffled behind the mask that became the grim symbol of Islamic State barbarism. But when the identity of the killer known as "Jihadi…

Feb 26
Pedestrian Deaths Mirror 2013 Rates

Washington -- While the number of people killed in car accidents has been on a fairly steady downward track in the past six years, the number of pedestrians killed by vehicles has gone in the other direction,…

Feb 26
GOP Weighs New DHS Approach

Washington -- Sounding retreat, House Republicans agreed Thursday to push short-term funding to prevent a partial shutdown at the Department of Homeland Security while leaving in place Obama administration…

Feb 26
Militants Kidnap, Smash in Syria

Beirut -- Islamic State militants seized more Christians from their homes in northeastern Syria in the past three days, bringing the total number abducted by the extremist group to over 220, activists…

Feb 26
Net Neutrality Vote Sets Up Legal Fight

Washington -- The Federal Communications Commission for the first time classified Internet providers as public utilities Thursday, a landmark vote that officials said will prevent cable and telecommunications…

Feb 26
U.S.-Cuba Talks Head to D.C.

Miami -- The second round of U.S.-Cuba talks, which will be held today at the massive limestone Department of State building in a wintry Washington, is expected to be a nuts-and-bolts negotiating session…

Feb 26
Facebook Adds New Gender Option for Users: Fill in the Blank

Facebook users who don't fit any of the 58 gender identity options offered by the social media giant are now being given a rather big 59th option: fill in the blank. "Now, if you do not identify with…

Feb 26
Republican Lawmakers Vow to Punish D.C. Over Marijuana

Washington -- The new mayor of the nation's capital was hoping to get along fine with Republicans on Capitol Hill. Instead, they've threatened her with prison and she has accused them of acting like…

Feb 26
Vermont continues to reduce moose hunt permits

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife is expected to issue a total of 265 moose hunting permits for the fall hunts.

Feb 26
Hassan to help deliver chowder from Super Bowl wager

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - The New Hampshire Food Bank will be serving 500 cups of chowder thanks to Gov. Maggie Hassan's winning "Souper Bowl" bet with her Washington counterpart.

Feb 26
Vermont National Guard hosts biathlon championships

JERICHO, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont National Guard is hosting the National Guard Bureau's Biathlon Championships at the Camp Ethan Allen Training Site in Jericho.