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Vermont regulator, FairPoint agree to repair plans

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont Department of Public Service said Friday that FairPoint Communications has agreed to take steps to ensure timely repairs for those without phone service while a workers' strike continues in northern New England.

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High court rules for convict in 1971 murder

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A man convicted of killing an 18-year-old woman more than four decades ago can present new DNA results to a court to determine if he should get a new trial, New Hampshire's highest court ruled Friday.

Dec 18
In the Upper Valley, Restoring Diplomatic Relations With Cuba a Welcome Development

West Lebanon -- Maricel Lucero was at work when she got word of news she'd been hoping to hear for decades. On Wednesday, President Obama announced that the United States will restore diplomatic relations…

Dec 18
Shumlin: Why I Put Single-Payer Aside

Earlier this week, I made one of the most difficult decisions of my public life when I announced that I cannot support a move to a publicly-financed health care system in Vermont at this time. I have advocated…

Dec 18
Editorial: Cuba, Si -- Isolation, No

A 45-minute phone call -- the first between presidents of Cuba and the United States in more than 50 years -- sealed an agreement that could end the pointless economic standoff that has held the island's…

Dec 18
City Council Approves Lebanon Budget

Lebanon -- Despite a last-ditch effort to increase city funding for outside nonprofit agencies, the Lebanon City Council unanimously approved level-funding the groups as part of its 2015 budget. "We…

Dec 18
Vatican Report Soothes American Nuns

Chicago -- The Benedictine sisters at St. Scholastica Monastery breathed a sigh of relief Tuesday when the Vatican released its long-awaited report on American nuns. Two Vatican investigators had spent…

Dec 18
Forum, Dec. 19: Edit "Lord of the Dance"; Join the Revelry; Let Consumers Know About GMOs

Edit 'Lord of the Dance' To the Editor: Having served as the stage director of the 2012 and 2013 Christmas Revels, and being of the Jewish faith, I have to agree with Robert Baum's assessment of the…

Dec 18
Top Words From 2014

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Dec 18
Bombing Suspect Back in Court

Boston -- Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev returned to court Thursday for the first time since he was arraigned in July 2013, and he received a shout of encouragement from the mother-in-law…

Dec 18
Craig Ferguson Ends 10 Years as Host of 'Late Late Show'

New York -- It's not such a great day, America -- not for fans of Craig Ferguson. Ferguson, television's kinetic Scottish cutup, on Friday brings to a close his decade-long run as host of CBS' The…

Dec 18
Report: Need Change in Vt. Child Safety

Williston, Vt. -- A private assessment of how Vermont handles child protection cases released Thursday said workers need to be better trained and able to be more focused on their priorities by reducing…

Dec 18
Upper Valley Scrabblers

Maureen Bogosian, of Weathersfield, makes a move while playing a game of Scrabble against BJ Premore, of Lebanon, at the weekly meeting of the Upper Valley Scrabble Club at Tip Top Pottery in White River…

Dec 18
Hope and Some Fear In Cuba Amid Change

Havana -- The restoration of diplomatic ties between Cuba and the United States unleashed expectations Thursday of even more momentous changes on an island that often seems frozen in a past of classic…

Dec 18
Study Links Autism to Air Pollution Exposure in Pregnancy

Women who are exposed to high levels of air pollution during their third trimester of pregnancy may be twice as likely to have an autistic child, a study found. Researchers from the Harvard School of Public…

Dec 18
'External Factors' Cited in Russia's Economic Woes

Moscow -- Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday blamed "external factors" for the plunge in his country's economy, but said it would bounce back within two years even "under the most unfavorable…

Dec 18
2 States Challenge Colorado Pot Legality

Lincoln, Neb. -- Nebraska and Oklahoma on Thursday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to declare Colorado's legalization of marijuana unconstitutional, saying the drug is being brought from Colorado into the…