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Amateur Photo Contest Now Accepting Entries

The Valley News Amateur Photography Contest, which has been been running for more than 20 years, is accepting entries until Feb. 27, 2015. A panel of Valley News judges will then look at all of the entries…

Today at 04:25PM
New Hampshire Liquor Outlets Closed Tuesday, And Other Reasons You Know This Storm Is Serious

West Lebanon -- OK, everyone. Don't panic, but ... the wicked snowstorm on the horizon means that several state government functions will be snarled on Tuesday, including -- gasp -- the New Hampshire Liquor…

Today at 02:14PM
Colorado lawmakers consider banning powdered alcohol

DENVER (AP) - Powdered alcohol won't be immediately sold in Colorado stores if the product gets federal approval, under a proposal advanced by state lawmakers Monday.

Today at 02:11PM
Enfield Town Funds Tied Up in SEC Probe

Enfield -- About 20 percent of the town's capital reserve funds were invested in a money management fund that the Securities and Exchange Commission has frozen as part of a complaint against a Massachusetts-based…

Today at 02:11PM
City of Paris Might Have a Defamation Case Against Fox News

American commentators were quick to dismiss Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo's threat to sue Fox News over its false and mistaken claims that certain areas of the city were "no-go zones" for non-Muslims. It's…

Today at 02:11PM
Column: U.S. Fiddles While Iran Burns the Mideast

Washington While Iran's march toward a nuclear bomb has provoked a major clash between the White House and Congress, Iran's march toward conventional domination of the Arab world has been largely…

Today at 02:11PM
Column: Fill Up on Cheap Gasoline While You Can

Raise that thermostat and fire up the SUV: West Texas Intermediate crude is hovering around $45 a barrel, and the Costco near my house is currently vending gasoline for under $2 a gallon. But don't start…

Today at 02:11PM
Life Here: Friendly, Capable Voices on the Other End of the Phone

"Intruder, leave the premises immediately!" intoned a menacing voice. "Oh blast, I've done it again," I thought. After a wakeful night troubled by longing for my late husband, Bob, I had opened an outside…

Today at 02:11PM
Editorial: Deflated Expectations for the Patriots

Judging by the intensity of the discussion, we might have expected to hear by now that the New England Patriots were complicit in the hacking of Sony Pictures, but no, America -- or a goodly portion of…

Today at 02:11PM
Celtics Slip Past Nuggets

Denver -- Avery Bradley scored 18 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:24 left, and the Boston Celtics hung on to beat Denver 100-99 on Friday night, sending the Nuggets to their fifth loss in…

Today at 02:11PM
Snowboarding Takes a Slide in Popularity

Killington, Vt. -- Aging athletes, new skis and a lack of snow are ganging up on the once-edgy sport of snowboarding, which has seen a marked drop in participation over the last decade. Industry experts…

Today at 02:11PM
Vt. Auditor Scrutinizes Deal With Health Exchange Expert

Montpelier -- Vermont is applying a fresh round of scrutiny to its contract with Jonathan Gruber, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology health economist who made headlines for talking about "the stupidity…

Today at 02:11PM
Yemen On Edge After Resignation

Sanaa, Yemen -- Thousands of Yemenis rallied in support of rival political groups on Friday and separatist groups in the south pressed for secession following the government's resignation in response to…

Today at 01:14PM
Walking the Walk

When I finished my first photo essay for the Valley News last week, I thought I had explored most winter activities ... at least through the lens of my camera. Therefore, I thought I was fully prepared…

Today at 12:52PM
Snowstorm threatens to paralyze the crowded Northeast US

NEW YORK (AP) - More than 35 million people along the Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor rushed to get home and settle in Monday as a fearsome storm swirled in with the potential for hurricane-force winds and 1 to 3 feet of snow that could paralyze the Northeast for days.

Today at 11:43AM
Fierce snowstorm descends on densely populated Northeast US

NEW YORK (AP) - More than 35 million people along the Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor rushed to get home and settle in Monday as a fearsome storm swirled in with the potential for hurricane-force winds and 1 to 3 feet of snow that could paralyze the Northeast for days.

Today at 11:38AM
What you need to know about northeastern US snowstorm

The busy Northeast corridor was in line for a winter wallop that was predicted to bring up to 2 to 3 feet of snow from northern New Jersey to Maine. Here's what residents of the big cities in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic need to know about the storm:

Today at 11:11AM
AP PHOTOS: 10 worst Northeast snowstorms in last 60 years

The National Weather Service was predicting a "potentially historic" storm on par with some of the biggest to ever hit the densely populated northeastern U.S.

Today at 10:52AM
Unlicensed driver who killed 2 cyclists gets up to 40 years

BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) - An unlicensed, intoxicated driver who killed two women when she plowed a car into a group of bicyclists was sentenced Monday to up to 40 years in prison after one of the survivors and the victims' loved ones spoke of the agony their deaths had caused.

Today at 10:31AM
The 10 worst snowstorms in Northeast US in last 60 years

The National Weather Service was predicting a "potentially historic" storm on par with some of the biggest to ever hit the densely populated northeastern U.S.

Today at 10:18AM
New Hampshire woman gets up to 40 years for cyclists' deaths

BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) - An unlicensed New Hampshire driver charged with killing two Massachusetts women when she plowed into a group of cyclists has been sentenced to 15 to 40 years in prison.