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Business planning competition offers $68k in prizes

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) - The deadline is fast approaching for startup and existing small businesses in Windham County to register for a business planning competition offering $68,000 in prizes.

Today at 07:12AM
Churches, synagogues, mosques bear tough New England winter

BOSTON (AP) - Religious leaders in snowbound New England are beginning to ask themselves how on Earth their houses of worship will make ends meet after all these acts of God.

Today at 07:06AM
Vermonters to decide school, town budgets at town meetings

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - A year after voters in more than three dozen Vermont communities rejected their school budgets on the first try, local education officials have been working to create budgets acceptable to their voters while they await a long-term solution to the state's education financing challenge, the head of the state superintendents association said.

Today at 06:12AM
5 properties added to state register of historic places

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Two libraries and three town halls have been added to the New Hampshire State Register of Historic Places.

Today at 06:08AM
Vermont's Castleton State College to host free film festival

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont's Castleton State College is going to be hosting an international film festival.

Today at 04:40AM
House speaker assembles economic development panel

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - A call by House Speaker Shap Smith for economic development proposals has generated more than 200 strategies from about 75 people and organizations.

Feb 27
Foley's Parents Fear Another ISIS Killer

Tucson, Ariz. -- The parents of an American journalist beheaded by the Islamic State group say they are surprised a college-educated, London-raised man is the masked militant known as "Jihadi John" from…

Feb 27
Congress Funds Homeland Security for One Week

Washington -- Bordering on dysfunction, Congress passed a one-week bill late Friday night to avert a partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department, as leaders in both political parties quelled a…

Feb 27
National Basketball Association

standings EASTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct GB d-Atlanta 46 12 .793 -- d-Toronto 37 21 .638 9 d-Chicago 37 22 .627 9 1/2 Cleveland 37 23 .617 10 Milwaukee 32 25 .561 13 1/2 Washington 33 26 .559 13 1/2…

Feb 27
Push On Again to Reduce Budget

Voting in Grafton for Town Meeting and Mascoma Valley Regional School District ballot voting takes place on Tuesday, March 10, with the polls open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Grafton Fire Station. …

Feb 27
Hartford Bolsters Drug Fight

Hartford -- The effort to combat drugs in the community got another boost this week, as members of the School Board and Selectboard vowed to team up to address the problem. "We're at a turning point,…

Feb 27
Wrecking Crew: KUA Star Evokes Memories of Famous Dad

Meriden -- You swore that was Danny Ainge flying around the court at Kimball Union Academy the other day. The blond kid? Directing traffic, spinning, dishing, scoring? Going full-throttle through that…

Feb 27
In Brief: Daytona Champion Races to Atlanta Pole

Hampton, Ga. -- Daytona 500 winner Joey Logano won the pole for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway after a qualifying session in which 13 drivers didn't get on the track after failing…

Feb 27
Sox in Search Of an Ace, Want to Prove They Have Many

Fort Myers, Fla. -- Who's the ace? It's a question the Boston Red Sox have been asked to address since Jon Lester was traded last summer and then signed a $155 million, six-year contract with the Chicago…

Feb 27
Lakers Stun Top-Seeded Jacks

Windsor -- Stifled by a fourth-quarter man-to-man defense, the top-seeded Windsor High boys basketball team lost in a Vermont Division III quarterfinal game to Lake Region Friday night, 54-48. Leading…

Feb 27
College Roundup: Big Green Women Drop Playoff Opener

Potsdam, n.y. -- Six goals by five skaters propelled top-seeded Clarkson past the eighth-seeded Dartmouth women's hockey team, 6-0, in the first game of the ECAC quarterfinal on Friday. The Big Green dipped…

Feb 27
Bruins Recover in OT

Newark, n.j. -- Ryan Spooner scored his first NHL goal with 2:14 left in overtime and the Boston Bruins defeated the New Jersey Devils 3-2 on Friday night after blowing a two-goal third-period lead. …

Feb 27
High School Roundup: No. 1 Woodstock Is Barre-Bound

Woodstock -- Make that a perfect 21-for-21. Playing for the first time in a week, the Woodstock Union High boys basketball team showed no hint of rust in beating visiting Mill River 76-57 on Friday night…

Feb 27
Celtics Rally Past Hornets

Boston -- Isaiah Thomas scored 28 points and the Boston Celtics recovered from a 16-point third-quarter deficit to defeat the Charlotte Hornets 106-98 on Friday night. It was the third straight win…

Feb 27
Tennis Balls Fall, Green Soars

Hanover -- The Dartmouth College men's hockey team's five-month schedule has, for the moment, come down to the final game of the regular season. When Quinnipiac visits Thompson Arena tonight, there will…

Feb 27
Links in the Chain

A ll families have mysteries . For the last 30 years, Shelia Mitchinson has been researching a puzzle in her husband's family history. His grandfather Francis Walter Mitchinson, who hailed from…