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Storm crawls into Midwest, threatens Northeast

CHICAGO (AP) - A storm that gathered steam over the southern Rockies moved into the Midwest early Sunday and is expected to dump more than a foot of snow as it moves toward New England, which is still recovering from a winter walloping it received just a few days ago.

Jan 31
We Can Weld It! Class Helps Women Gain Metalwork Experience in Comfortable Setting

Hartford -- Soul music pouring from the shop speakers competed with the clanging of a hammer on metal and the electric sizzle of welders on a recent evening at Hartford Area Career and Technology Center.…

Jan 31
Social Security Q&A: Benefits Increase for 2015

Question: I'm creating my budget for 2015. How much will my benefit increase at the beginning of the year? Answer: The monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income benefits for nearly 64…

Jan 31
At the Hospitals: Feb. 1, 2015

Mt. Ascutney Hospital Diabetes Education Program Earns Accreditation Windsor -- The Diabetes Self-Management Education Program at Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center was recently accredited by…

Jan 31
Playing Pets Are Cute, But the Ads Matter Too

Los Angeles -- From brain-devouring zombies in The Walking Dead to crime-scene bloodshed on CSI, special-effects wizard Sam Nicholson has delivered gore galore to television viewers. But he says nothing…

Jan 31
Borofsky: 70th Anniversary

Claremont -- Martin and Marion Borofsky celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Dec. 31, 2014, with three of their five children, extended family and friends. The couple first met on a blind date…

Jan 31
7 Weird Things That Can Hurt Your Credit Score

Many aspects of credit can be confusing and even counterintuitive. Sometimes, it can even feel like you're doing everything right -- paying all your bills on time, not maxing out your cards -- and yet…

Jan 31
Milestone Media Rises Again

The idea arose not just in the wake of Dwayne McDuffie's death, but also at the wake to remember the man. Reggie Hudlin, the Django Unchained producer, spoke at the gathering in 2011 with artist Denys…

Jan 31
Wedding: Boucher -- Bailey

Enfield -- Patricia R. Boucher and Frederick G. Bailey were married on Oct. 18, 2014, at Canaan Hall, near the Canaan Speedway. The Rev. Chris Crews, of Claremont, performed the ceremony. The bride was…

Jan 31
Engagement: Kenton -- Royal

Hanover -- Lorry and Marc Kenton have announced the engagement of their son, Stephen Michael Kenton, to Natalie Jane Royal. Within the final hours of 2014 he asked to hold her hand forever. The bride-to-be…

Jan 31
Company Seeks Rights to Names of Iconic Grand Canyon Lodges

Flagstaff, Ariz. -- To those who know and love the Grand Canyon, the names of its historic lodges are synonymous with the national park itself. Phantom Ranch, Bright Angel Lodge, El Tovar -- all bring…

Jan 31
Around the Remote: TV Picks for Feb. 1-7

Don't Miss Super Bowl XLIX -- Break out the hot wings and adult beverages. It's the one day when millions of gluttonous Americans huddle up on the couch to watch big, beefy men pummel each other. This…

Jan 31
Old Meets New in Planned Grammy Duets

Young will meet old -- again -- at this year's Grammy Awards. In keeping with longstanding tradition, the Recording Academy has arranged several May-December duets for the Feb. 8 ceremony, organizers…

Jan 31
Nuts and Bolts: Volkswagen Jetta GLI SEL

Bottom line: This is an excellent buy in a midsize family sedan as long as you stay away from the very bottom of the line, represented by the base Jetta S. Go with the SE or SEL trim levels. Jetta hybrids…

Jan 31
Not Flashy, Just a Pleasure to Drive

Grand automotive displays, such as the 2015 Washington Auto Show underway at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington through today, are perfect venues for checking out the latest products…

Jan 31
Vt. Farmers Ready for New Runoff Rules

Tunbridge -- Dairy farmer Corey Chapman wasn't surprised when he heard Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin's proposals to clean up the state's waterways in the governor's inaugural address last month. "We know…

Jan 31
Business Notes: Feb. 1, 2015

Hartford -- The Hotel Coolidge was named Chamber Partner of the Year and Sugarbush Farm was selected as Community Business of the Year at the annual meeting of the Hartford Area Chamber of Commerce,…

Jan 31
Apple Looks Ahead

San Francisco -- Apple CEO Tim Cook says consumer demand for new iPhones has been "staggering" and "hard to comprehend." That helped the company report record-smashing earnings for its latest quarter and…

Jan 31
Equity Firms Aim to Bypass Upcoming Regulations

New York -- Wall Street has another rule it's trying to get around: regulations seeking to limit risk-taking by managers of collateralized loan obligations. Apollo Global Management, Carlyle Group and…

Jan 31
FDA Toughens Defibrillator Reviews

Washington -- Those automatic defibrillators that dot every office building, airport and shopping mall around the country? They undoubtedly have saved people who otherwise might have dropped dead from…

Jan 31
Column: Living Free in N.H., Dying Free in Vermont

Straddling the Connecticut River, the Upper Valley produces an odd amalgam of political philosophies. Vermonters are decidedly more progressive, seeing government as a mechanism to sustain the social contract…

Jan 31
'Wonderland' Was Never This Much Fun

Germantown, Wis. -- Quinn Loucks of Fox Point, Wis. pitched his tent last Saturday afternoon in snow-covered woods. It was his first winter camping experience. "I have no idea what to expect," Loucks…

Jan 31
Consumer Confidential: Lazy Credit Reporting Firms 'Kill' Consumer

George Sledge isn't dead. We know this because he filed a lawsuit recently in Los Angeles that declares: Plaintiff has been marked by defendants as "deceased" on his credit reports since at least April…

Jan 31
The Crappies are Biting in Kan.

Cherryvale, Kan. -- Normally the sound of breaking ice is the last sound a terrified winter fisherman hears before a miserably cold -- and sometimes fatal -- crash through a lake's frozen surface. Not…

Jan 31
Editorial: Mending Dartmouth

Could this be Dartmouth College President Phil Hanlon's "Nixon Goes to China" moment? To be sure, the analogy that Hanlon had in mind in announcing his "Moving Dartmouth Forward" initiative last week…