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Custer youngest winner at 16 in NASCAR series

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) - Cole Custer's first stand as a NASCAR winner landed him in the stock car record book.

Today at 09:36AM
Harvick dismisses wins as key to Cup title

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) - Yes, even Dick Vitale has endorsed NASCAR's new tournament-style bracket to crown a champion.

Today at 09:33AM
Norwich University launches $100m campaign

NORTHFIELD, Vt. (AP) - Norwich University has kicked off a $100 million, five-year fundraising campaign more than halfway to the goal that organizers hope to reach by the time of the Northfield school's bicentennial in 2019.

Today at 09:30AM
Hayfield is test ground for crop-soil health

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) - Researchers are testing the use of cover crops such as grasses and legumes on a one-acre hayfield in Dover, New Hampshire, to help farmers improve soil health.

Today at 08:34AM
Gordon fastest in final practices at New Hampshire

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) - Jeff Gordon denied Brad Keselowski's shot at a perfect weekend with a late run in the final practice Saturday at New Hampshire that put him at the top of the chart at 135.357 mph.

Today at 08:24AM
Vermont reminds drivers of Oct. 1 cellphone ban

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Drivers who use hand-held cellphones and other electronic devices while driving after a new law takes effect Oct. 1 should be prepared to be stopped and fined, according to the head of the Vermont State Police Traffic Safety Division.

Today at 08:10AM
Bidding closes on historic Maine lighthouse

HARPSWELL, Maine (AP) - A historic lighthouse in Maine's Casco Bay will likely have a new owner after the federal government closed out an auction for the more than century-old structure on Saturday.

Today at 07:43AM
Shumlin releases financial records

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Gov. Peter Shumlin has released his personal financial information following media requests.

Today at 12:55AM
Column: Princeton's Faculty Stands With Students Against Sexual Violence

Amid increasing national pressure on colleges and universities to more aggressively tackle sexual assault, Princeton University has finally decided to overhaul its policies and procedures. At 4 p.m.…

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Column: Birds Need a Fighting Chance in the Face of Climate Change

Maryland could lose the flashy orange-and-black Baltimore oriole -- its state bird and the mascot of its Major League Baseball team -- before the end of this century because of global warming. The common…

Today at 12:55AM
Books Offer Taste Of a Juicy History

Apples of Uncommon Character, by Rowan Jacobsen, Bloomsbury, 311 pages, $35 Apples of New England: A User's Guide, by Russell Steven Powell, Countryman Press, 214 pages, $19.95 Some years ago,…

Today at 12:55AM
In Bethel, Residents Treasure an Antique Apple Variety

Not every small town can claim to have its own apple, but Bethel is one of them. And if the good people of Bethel have their way, the Bethel apple, which dates back to the late 1700s, will be one of the…

Today at 12:55AM
A Golden Age for Apples

Apples are a hardy, long-lived, diverse fruit, and since the Industrial Revolution, when countless New England farms emptied out, an equally countless number of apple varieties have been waiting to be…

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Forum: Legacy at Humane Society, Ambulance Proposal and Picoult Tickets

Quite a Legacy at Humane Society To the Editor: The Upper Valley Humane Society Board of Directors extends its heartfelt gratitude to Deborah Turcott, its former executive director, for the impressive…

Today at 12:55AM
'Tombstones' Stars Liam Neeson

Ratings by the Motion Picture Association of America are: (G) for general audiences; (PG) parental guidance urged because of material possibly unsuitable for children; (PG-13) parents are strongly cautioned…

Today at 12:55AM
Pats Big Favorites Despite Slow Start

Foxborough, Mass. -- The New England Patriots have been mediocre in splitting their first two games. Yet they're two-touchdown favorites on Sunday. No surprise, considering they're facing the Oakland…

Today at 12:55AM
Those 0-2 teams better get started now

Minnesota (1-1) at New Orleans (0-2) With Adrian Peterson inactive and the Vikings ranking last in passing offense, the Saints can have some confidence they will get off the schneid. But they need to…

Today at 12:55AM
Giants' LB Aches Create Openings

East Rutherford, n.j. -- The potential absence of veteran Jon Beason and rookie Devon Kennard from the New York Giants' linebacking corps Sunday represents not just an opportunity for Spencer Paysinger…

Today at 12:55AM
NFL's Female Fans Staying Faithful, if Reluctantly

Chicago -- Mary Jo Kane, a lifelong Chicago Bears fan and college professor, settles in to watch a football game and finds herself taking a tally of the players -- one she'd rather not do, but can't help.…

Today at 12:55AM
'The Maze Runner' Leaves Audiences at the Edge of a Cliff

Like the book that inspired it -- the first of a trilogy that includes The Scorch Trials and The Death Cure -- The Maze Runner movie is one heck of a cliffhanger. If the theater had been selling…

Today at 12:55AM
Payroll Tax Eyed to Fund Health Care

Stowe, Vt. -- A roomful of hospital executives listened raptly Friday as a pair of Shumlin administration officials shared their thoughts, but few details, about how the state could raise $2 billion to…

Today at 12:55AM
FDA Will Amend Food Safety Law

The Food and Drug Administration said Friday that it would revise a landmark food safety law because of widespread complaints from farmers that some provisions were too burdensome. The agency is proposing…

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Local & Regional Briefs for Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014

Dartmouth Football Team Gets Robotic Help Hanover -- This football season, Dartmouth College's five home games will be attended by a robot designed to help provide medical services from afar, the…