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Video: Sweet Time; Sugaring at Killam Farm in Barnard

Steve Killam of Barnard, has been sugaring on his farm with friends and family for decades, and the Vermont tradition provides a once-a-year setting for everyone to get together.

Today at 05:02PM
Letter: Outrageous Court Decision

To the Editor: My response to the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision -- expanding aggregate contributions of wealthy donors to political committees and candidates -- was one largely of shame. Chief…

Today at 05:02PM
Letter: Forcing Schools to Compete

To the Editor:The Valley News recently featured pieces on Common Core education standards. Barbara Couch (Perspectives, March 30) is optimistic that students' exposure to the state standards will make…

Today at 05:02PM
Letter: America Out of Balance

To the Editor: As you report, former New Hampshire attorney general and current U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte believes General Motors' sale of cars with faulty ignition switches was a criminal act. Surely…

Today at 03:18PM
Police find body of missing New Hampshire man

QUECHEE, Vt. (AP) - Police in the Vermont town of Hartford say they have found the body of a missing New Hampshire man in the North Hartland dam.

Today at 12:43AM
Technology Offers a Relief Valve for Teens

If you're like most middle-class parents, you've probably gotten annoyed with your daughter for constantly checking her Instagram feed or with your son for his two-thumbed texting at the dinner table.…

Today at 12:43AM
The 'Marriage Penalty' Victimizes the Poor

In a few short months, I'll pass the milestone that every little girl dreams of: the day she swears -- before family and God, in sickness and in health, all in the name of love -- that she's willing to…

Today at 12:43AM
Selling Off An Estate

Although there's plenty of evidence to the contrary, I believe the demise of the newspaper industry is greatly exaggerated. I'm pretty sure this Internet stuff is just a fad. The obsession with tweeting…

Today at 12:43AM
Ruth Johnston Zaloom

Burlington, Vt. -- Ruth Johnston Zaloom, 48, died at her home in Burlington on Sunday, April 6, 2014. Ruth was born on Sept. 20, 1965, in San Carlos, Ariz. Ruth is survived by her husband, David Zaloom;…

Today at 12:43AM
Nancy B. Clark

Norwich, Vt. -- Nancy B. Clark, 87, died Sunday, April 13, 2014, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. She was born Sept. 15, 1926, in Northampton, Mass., the daughter of Charles…

Today at 12:43AM
Study, Voodoo Doll Agree: Hunger May Stoke Anger

Washington -- A quick candy bar may stave off more than hunger. It could prevent major fights between husbands and wives, at least if a new study that used voodoo dolls is right. That's because low blood…

Today at 12:43AM
Rustic Omelet Cake Perfected Over Time

On the continuum of egg nirvana, somewhere between scrambled and baked, comes this perfectly friendly treatment. It is a recipe perfected over time and circumstance. Longtime Washington Post food section…

Today at 12:43AM
Robert W. Morancy, Sr.

Hartland, Vt. -- Robert W. Morancy, Sr., 86, died Monday, April 14, 2014, at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in White River Junction, Vt. Arrangements are pending with the Knight Funeral Home in White River…

Today at 12:43AM
Sean M. Densmore

Denver, Colo. -- Sean M. Densmore, 24, formerly of Hartland and Hartford, Vt. was killed in a hit and run accident on Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Denver. Sean was born Dec. 14, 1989, in Hanover, N.H.,…

Today at 12:43AM
Local & Regional Briefs for Wednesday, April 16

Man Rescued from Black River In Springfield, Vt. Springfield, Vt. -- A man was rescued from the Black River Tuesday morning. Springfield Fire Chief Russ Thompson said the man, who was not identified,…

Today at 12:43AM
Court: Enfield Drug Arrest Unconstitutional

Concord -- A police officer who stopped a driver for a defective taillight acted unlawfully when he asked to see the man's tongue, then used its green hue as the basis for a marijuana arrest, the New…

Today at 12:43AM
N.H. Considers 'Unfit to Drive' Law

Concord -- Legislation that would protect New Hampshire doctors and other medical professionals from lawsuits if they report someone as unfit to drive ran into a potential roadblock in the Senate on Tuesday.…

Today at 12:43AM
Vt. Senators Hear Stun Gun Bill Testimony

Montpelier -- Some Vermont law enforcement officers told a Senate panel Tuesday that they favor legislation the House passed last month that would require new statewide standards on the use of stun guns…

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Detroit Reaches Deal With Fire, Police Retirees That Doesn't Cut Pensions

Detroit -- A major association representing Detroit's police and fire retirees has agreed to support a deal with the City of Detroit in which uniformed pensioners would not receive cuts to their monthly…

Today at 12:43AM
Congress Lets Highway Money Dry Up

Dayton, Ohio -- On the road in a tour bus this week, the U.S. Transportation secretary is spreading some bad news: The government's Highway Trust Fund is nearly broke. If allowed to run dry, that could…