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Fire officials: Minor damage in courthouse fire

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire fire officials say a fire at a Concord courthouse was contained to the vending machine room where it started.

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Police pursue man they say fired shot at another driver

NEW LONDON, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire state police say a man fired at another driver in an apparent road rage incident and led police on a high speed chase that ended in New London and prompted a brief lockdown at Colby-Sawyer College.

Today at 12:19PM
Snow could drop more than 14 inches in southern-most tier

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Northern New England will be hit with another winter storm Monday, and once again the southern tier is expected to get the most snow.

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Boston bid has New England states dreaming of Olympic gold

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - If Boston successfully lands the 2024 Olympic Summer Games, some of its New England neighbors hope all that gold, silver and bronze adds up to green.

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Prison school's defenders say cuts would hurt mission

NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) - Thousands of former inmates can claim the Community High School of Vermont as their alma mater, the place they received the education allowing them to become productive citizens upon their release from prison. But like any other school, the one run by the state's Department of Corrections is facing the prospect of big budget cuts.

Today at 10:05AM
Community investment group reaches 40th anniversary

LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) - An organization that helps build businesses and jobs in northern New Hampshire and northeastern Vermont is celebrating its 40th anniversary.

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Storm blankets Midwest in snow, creeps toward Northeast

MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (AP) - A slow-moving winter storm blanketed a large swath of the Plains and Midwest in snow Sunday, forcing the cancellation of more than 1,500 flights, making roads treacherous and forcing some people to rethink their plans to attend Super Bowl parties.

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Annual Vermont ski jumping competition Feb. 14-15

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) - Spectators will get to see more than two dozen of the best ski jumpers from the United States, Canada and Europe at the annual Harris Hill Ski Jumping Competition in Brattleboro later this month.

Today at 09:25AM
Planning under way for Vermont Food Systems Study Tour

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Six Vermont colleges are collaborating on what's being billed as a "movable feast" of learning about food systems in June.

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Housing organization marks milestone in Nashua

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) - A nonprofit organization that provides housing and other help to low-income, homeless and disabled Nashua-area residents is celebrating the milestone it reached last year and preparing to match it this year.

Jan 31
Not Flashy, Just a Pleasure to Drive

Grand automotive displays, such as the 2015 Washington Auto Show underway at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington through today, are perfect venues for checking out the latest products…

Jan 31
Vt. Farmers Ready for New Runoff Rules

Tunbridge -- Dairy farmer Corey Chapman wasn't surprised when he heard Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin's proposals to clean up the state's waterways in the governor's inaugural address last month. "We know…

Jan 31
Business Notes: Feb. 1, 2015

Hartford -- The Hotel Coolidge was named Chamber Partner of the Year and Sugarbush Farm was selected as Community Business of the Year at the annual meeting of the Hartford Area Chamber of Commerce,…

Jan 31
Apple Looks Ahead

San Francisco -- Apple CEO Tim Cook says consumer demand for new iPhones has been "staggering" and "hard to comprehend." That helped the company report record-smashing earnings for its latest quarter and…

Jan 31
Equity Firms Aim to Bypass Upcoming Regulations

New York -- Wall Street has another rule it's trying to get around: regulations seeking to limit risk-taking by managers of collateralized loan obligations. Apollo Global Management, Carlyle Group and…

Jan 31
FDA Toughens Defibrillator Reviews

Washington -- Those automatic defibrillators that dot every office building, airport and shopping mall around the country? They undoubtedly have saved people who otherwise might have dropped dead from…

Jan 31
Column: Living Free in N.H., Dying Free in Vermont

Straddling the Connecticut River, the Upper Valley produces an odd amalgam of political philosophies. Vermonters are decidedly more progressive, seeing government as a mechanism to sustain the social contract…

Jan 31
'Wonderland' Was Never This Much Fun

Germantown, Wis. -- Quinn Loucks of Fox Point, Wis. pitched his tent last Saturday afternoon in snow-covered woods. It was his first winter camping experience. "I have no idea what to expect," Loucks…

Jan 31
Consumer Confidential: Lazy Credit Reporting Firms 'Kill' Consumer

George Sledge isn't dead. We know this because he filed a lawsuit recently in Los Angeles that declares: Plaintiff has been marked by defendants as "deceased" on his credit reports since at least April…

Jan 31
The Crappies are Biting in Kan.

Cherryvale, Kan. -- Normally the sound of breaking ice is the last sound a terrified winter fisherman hears before a miserably cold -- and sometimes fatal -- crash through a lake's frozen surface. Not…

Jan 31
Editorial: Mending Dartmouth

Could this be Dartmouth College President Phil Hanlon's "Nixon Goes to China" moment? To be sure, the analogy that Hanlon had in mind in announcing his "Moving Dartmouth Forward" initiative last week…

Jan 31
Jim Kenyon: It's Super Squares Round III at Post 22

American Legion Post 22's annual Super Bowl party in Lebanon today will feature a buffet table that includes chicken wings smothered in barbecue sauce, Swedish meatballs and roast beef sandwiches. Enough…

Jan 31
After a Terrible Incident, a Friendship Begins

Washington -- The friend request popped onto Josh Kaplowitz's Facebook page one afternoon. He was at his office at a top-shelf D.C. law firm, but the name on the screen transported him to a very different…

Jan 31
Hop-Flavored Liquors Catch On With Distillers

A new flavor is brewing in the world of craft liquors as distillers borrow from the beer world and add hops for an aromatic twist. Recent products include hopped whiskies such as R5 from Charbay Artisan…

Jan 31
New McDonald's CEO Turned Brand Around During U.K. Stint

Chicago -- McDonald's has a brand perception problem, especially among young people. And Wednesday, its board replaced Don Thompson with a new CEO who once did the unthinkable to try to improve the company's…