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Second Child Death Worries Lawmakers

Montpelier -- The Chittenden Unit for Special Investigations is investigating the death of a second child in Vermont within the past few months, raising ire among some lawmakers about the lack of information…

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Moose charges snowmobile, flees after warning shot

JACKMAN, Maine (AP) - A New Hampshire couple got a scare while snowmobiling in Maine: They were charged by a moose.

Today at 09:21AM
Finance Fair to connect businesses, lenders

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A New Hampshire Finance Fair has been organized to connect business owners, entrepreneurs and startup companies with lenders and financial services providers.

Today at 07:26AM
NH House voting on 4 cent gas, diesel tax hike

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire's tax on gasoline and diesel would rise for the first time since 1991 under a bill being voted on by the House next week.

Today at 07:15AM
Stepfather charged in 2-year-old's death released

POULTNEY, Vt. (AP) - A Poultney man charged in the death of his 2-year-old stepdaughter has been released on bail.

Today at 05:56AM
UN ambassador, swimmer among Vermont speakers

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - A long-distance swimmer, an oceanographer and the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations are among this spring's commencement speakers at Vermont colleges and universities.

Today at 05:55AM
Volunteers sought for garlic mustard 'pull'

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) - Up for the garlic mustard "pull" challenge?

Today at 05:35AM
Colleges: Transfer students are out-of-staters

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - As college students prepare to leave New Hampshire and Vermont for summer break, a recent national study raises questions about how many will return in the fall.

Today at 01:11AM
U.S. to Delay Decision on Keystone XL Pipeline

Washington -- The Obama administration is putting off its decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, likely until after the November elections, by extending its review of the controversial project indefinitely.…

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Goat Collaborative Aids Farms, Refugees

Colchester, Vt. -- A bunch of kids in a minivan are solving twin challenges in northern Vermont: refugees struggling to find the food of their homelands and farmers looking to offload unwanted livestock.…

Today at 01:10AM
Enfield Board Backs Dog Park

Enfield -- Mascoma-area residents and their pooches could be frolicking in a dog park on Route 4A before the end of the year. The Enfield Selectboard earlier this month gave a thumbs-up to the Mascoma…

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State. Sen. Odell, R-New London, Plans to Step Down at End of Term

New London -- State Sen. Bob Odell, a moderate Republican known as a pivotal and principled vote in Concord, announced Friday he would not seek a seventh term in the state Senate, saying he is ready to…

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Editorial: Selfies and Self-Delusion

As if there isn't enough to worry about, we learned the other day that taking a "selfie" while driving might actually be legal. It might be fatal, but hey, when did the risk of death ever deter the 20-…

Today at 12:00AM
Preserving The Fabric Of Life and Memories

I am up at 4:30 again this morning, and the only sounds outside are my roosters crowing, a few Canada geese honking as they fly upriver, and the rumble of the Valley News delivery car as it slows by my…

Apr 18
Breaking In the Rod and Reel

Norm Aubin, of South Reading, Vt., fishes for bass in Kennedy's Pond in Windsor on Thursday. Aubin, who didn't expect much from his outing because of the cold and high water of the early season, said the…

Apr 18
High School Tennis Preview: Teams Glad to Get Outside

Like all high school sports this spring, area tennis teams have been struggling with a lingering winter limiting practice time. In many cases, matches are beginning with fewer than a handful of days outside…

Apr 18
Local Roundup: Cardinals Soar in Opener

Claremont -- Spring arrived on Friday afternoon for the Stevens High softball team -- Opening Day at last. The Cardinals beat visiting Hillsboro-Deering 8-1, on just their third day on the diamond following…

Apr 18
Former Celtic Defies Age, Defenses

Twenty years later, Paul Pierce's first impression remains fresh in Jason Collins' mind. It was the summer of 1994, and Collins was getting ready to face Pierce's team at an AAU tournament in Las Vegas.…

Apr 18
In Brief: Choi in Front at Rain-Delayed Heritage

Hilton Head Island, s.c. -- The second round of the RBC Heritage was cut short because of rain Friday, with K.J. Choi shooting a 4-under 67 for a one-stroke lead over Robert Allenby. Allenby was among…

Apr 18
Pujols Blasts No. 497

Detroit -- Albert Pujols hit his 497th home run and Howie Kendrick added two of his own to lead the Los Angeles Angels to an 11-6 win over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night. The Angels chased Detroit…

Apr 18
Red Wings Win a Squeaker

Boston -- Pavel Datsyuk scored at 16:59 of the third period, moments after Jimmy Howard's best save of the game, and the Detroit Red Wings beat the top-seeded Boston Bruins 1-0 in the opener of their…

Apr 18
Habs Take 2-0 Lead

Tampa, Fla. -- Rene Bourque had two goals and David Desharnais and Brendan Gallagher also scored Friday night, helping the Montreal Canadiens beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-1 in Game 2 of their Eastern…