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Nov 25
Kelsie Lorraine Gleason

West Lebanon, N.H. -- Kelsie Lorraine Gleason, age 24, a resident of West Lebanon, formerly of Naperville, Ill, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. She was born May 21, 1990 in Hinsdale,…

Nov 25
Stewart P. Washburn

Portland, Maine -- Stewart P. Washburn, 85, of Portland, Maine, formerly of South Dartmouth and Worcester, Mass., died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, after a brief illness. He was born in Claremont, N.H., April…

Nov 25
Lebanon Schools Tight on Space

Lebanon -- School officials are weighing options to address a space crunch at the city's elementary schools, primarily at the Hanover Street School. Though nothing has been finalized, officials discussed…

Nov 25
Carolyn Kupferberg Sapir

Hanover, N.H. -- Carolyn Kupferberg Sapir, of Hanover, formerly of Riverdale, N.Y., died on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, surrounded by her family, from pancreatic cancer. She is survived by Louis Sapir, her…

Nov 25
Roger A. Bunten

Charlotte, Vt. -- Roger A. Bunten, 67, of Charlotte (formerly of Orford, N.H.) passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. A complete obituary will be published at a later date.

Nov 25
Ferguson Rumble Felt in Twin States

West Lebanon -- Racial profiling is alive and well in the United States, African-American men in the Upper Valley say, though whether they agree that police bias played a part in recent events in Ferguson,…

Nov 25
Thetford Ups Budget for Chief

Thetford -- The Selectboard Monday night voted to increase the salary range that the town could offer its police chief by about $2,000 by altering part of the "wage matrix" that determines employees' salaries…

Nov 25
Editorial: Why Hartford Taxpayers Are Wary

Hartford school officials are worried that a new state mandate to provide support for pre-kindergarten education could pose a $150,000 budget problem next year. That, School Finance Director Jim Vezina…

Nov 25
Column: We Give Thanks, but Do We Share Our Blessings With Others?

Montpelier I was scheduled recently to do some after-dinner storytelling at a trade meeting, and just before supper was idly browsing the vendors' tables set up on one side of the room. One of the…

Nov 25
Column: Obama Is Doomed to Repeat Recent History

Washington When Barack Obama looks in the mirror these days, he must see a terrifying visage staring back at him: that of George W. Bush. In a cruel echo of history, Obama is morphing into the president…

Nov 25
Rain, snow could mess up Thanksgiving travel

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) - Thanksgiving travelers scrambled to change their plans and beat a storm expected to bring snow, slush and rain to the crowded Washington-to-Boston corridor Wednesday on one of the busiest, most stressful days of the year.

Nov 25
Officials warn shoppers about counterfeit goods

BOSTON (AP) - Authorities are warning consumers to be wary of counterfeit products that flood the market in stores and online shopping sites during the holiday season.

Nov 25
Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 Day' game

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The winning numbers in Tuesday afternoon's drawing of the "Pick 4 Day" game were:

Nov 25
Protesters mark Ferguson ruling in Vermont capital

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - A number of Vermont social activists are decrying the decision by a Missouri grand jury not to indict a police officer who shot and killed an 18-year-old teenager last summer in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.

Nov 25
Correction: Health Overhaul-Exchange Solvency story

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - In a story Nov. 23 about the financial health of state-based insurance exchanges, The Associated Press reported erroneously on the status of a lawsuit filed by the American Council of Life Insurers over the funding of the District of Columbia's health exchange. The suit isn't pending; it was dismissed earlier this month.

Nov 25
Vermont lawmakers prepare child protection ideas

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The co-chair of the Vermont Legislature's special Committee on Child Protection says the group is going to propose a number of new laws that members hope will close gaps in the child welfare system identified in the aftermath of the deaths of two toddlers.

Nov 25
Teen dies after car crashes into icy brook

LONDONDERRY, N.H. (AP) - Firefighters say a 16-year-old boy has died after his car crashed and overturned in an icy brook in Londonderry, New Hampshire.

Nov 25
Teen dies, was pulled from icy brook after crash

LONDONDERRY, N.H. (AP) - Firefighters say a 16-year-old boy has died after his car crashed and overturned in icy brook in Londonderry, New Hampshire.

Nov 25
Some FairPoint strikers getting jobless benefits

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Hundreds of FairPoint workers in Vermont who have been on strike for weeks are getting unemployment benefits, but officials in Maine and New Hampshire have denied requests for such assistance.

Nov 25
Rain, snow to challenge eastern holiday travelers

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) - Some Thanksgiving travelers along the East Coast headed out early because of a forecast calling for a nor'easter that will bring rain and snow.

Nov 25
Charge dismissed against man in drug stakeout

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. (AP) - Prosecutors have dropped an assault charge against a Vermont man who was shot by a Windsor police officer after he allegedly drove his vehicle toward the officer during a drug stakeout.