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Home confinement ordered for ex-pharmacy officials

BOSTON (AP) - A federal judge on Friday ordered home confinement and GPS monitoring for two former officials with a now-defunct Massachusetts compounding pharmacy at the center of a 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people and sickened more than 750 others across the country.

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Road collapses in Winchester

WINCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - Authorities say a part of a road in the New Hampshire town of Winchester has collapsed under the weight of a truck.

Dec 18
Renovations at Claremont's Stevens High School Near End

Claremont -- The $12.6 million Stevens High School renovation project, begun more than a year ago, is about six weeks away from completion, and a community open house is being planned for early April. …

Dec 18
Transparency About Medical Costs Is Key to Controlling Them

U.S. health care spending has never grown as slowly as it did last year. Dwight D. Eisenhower was in the Oval Office when the U.S. government began recording health care spending in 1960. Since that…

Dec 18
On Prose: For a Writer, What Isn't in a Name?

Editor's Note: This is the first "On Prose" column from Lyme novelist, essayist and story writer W.D. Wetherell. Intended as a companion to Sydney Lea's "On Poetry" columns, "On Prose" will appear semi-regularly…

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

Culture Nostalgia Insidious Legacy Feminism Je ne sais quoi Innovation Surreptitious Autonomy Morbidity -- Merriam-Webster

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…