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Dec 17
Windsor Parish Weighs Selling Tooker's Work

For much of his long career, the artist George Tooker depicted what the poet W.H. Auden called The Age of Anxiety, painting unsettling images of 20th century women and men trapped in bureaucratic mazes…

Dec 17
'Not One Wrong Note'

It's been more than 20 years since Opera North last staged Gian Carlo Menotti's Amahl and the Night Visitors , which has become a classic of the holiday season, along with Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker…

Dec 17
Tracy Douglas Findley

Lebanon, N.H. -- Tracy Douglas Findley, 42, passed away suddenly Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014. He was born on May 21, 1972, to Austin Findley and Judith Hazen. Tracy grew up in Lebanon and graduated from Lebanon…

Dec 17
Decision Draws Mixed Response

White River Junction -- Gov. Peter Shumlin's announcement Wednesday that he would not ask the Vermont Legislature to pass taxes and fees to pay for universal, publicly financed health insurance pleased…

Dec 17
City Board OKs School Proposal

Lebanon -- A divided School Board on Wednesday narrowly adopted a $38.8 million budget proposal that voters will be asked to approve in March, along with a new teacher contract for the 2015-2016 academic…

Dec 17
Community Center Fees Likely to Rise in Claremont

Claremont -- The City Council next month will likely approve a community center fee schedule that would increase some rates and bring in an estimated $100,000 a year in additional revenue. The goal of…

Dec 17
For Cops, Ignorance of the Law Is an Excuse

Well, you heard it here first: Ignorance of the law is an excuse, so long as you're the police. Or so the U.S. Supreme Court has said in a 8-1 decision that symbolically strengthened the hand of the police…

Dec 17
Editorial: Americans Need Their Sleep

We rise today in defense of sleep. Americans should get more of it and work less, or at least differently. Certainly this is a bold and possibly controversial stand, but according to a Washington Post…

Dec 17
FairPoint Workers Deserve Our Support

In the United Church of Christ, and in other Christian denominations, we are in the midst of the season of Advent, a time of expectation and hope-filled waiting as we move toward the celebration of the…

Dec 17
Horror In Peshawar Violates Our Shared Sense of Humanity

The world seems full of crises and disasters: from political stasis and racial standoffs in Europe and the United States, to the classic conflicts of capitalism in "emerging" economies (inequality, weakening…

Dec 17
Kurt Busch testifies at no-contact order hearing

DOVER, Del. (AP) - NASCAR driver Kurt Busch had his turn on the witness stand Wednesday and testified that he repeatedly told his ex-girlfriend to leave his motorhome the night she claims he assaulted her.

Dec 17
Winning numbers drawn in 'Gimme 5' game

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the "Gimme 5" game were:

Dec 17
Revis heads back to MetLife Stadium as Jets' enemy

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) - Darrelle Revis has been back before, as an opposing player taking on the New York Jets.

Dec 17
Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3 Evening' game

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the "Pick 3 Evening" game were:

Dec 17
Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 Evening' game

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

Dec 17
Shumlin Won't Seek Single Payer Health in 2015

Montpelier -- Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin says he's not going to ask lawmakers to pass a single-payer health care system in the upcoming session of the state Legislature. Shumlin made the announcement today…

Dec 17
Convicted murderer facing death returns to court

BOSTON (AP) - A man who was sentenced to death for carjacking and killing two Massachusetts men appeared in court Wednesday for the first time in more than a decade.

Dec 17
Man facing death penalty in court for 1st time in decade

BOSTON (AP) - A man who was sentenced to death for carjacking and killing two Massachusetts men has appeared in federal court for the first time in more than a decade.

Dec 17
Man gets life sentence in Vermont teacher's death

ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) - A man accused with his wife of kidnapping and killing a teacher was sentenced on Wednesday to life in prison, with the judge saying they hunted their victim like prey.

Dec 17
Man gets life, maybe parole, in teacher death

ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont man convicted of first degree murder in the 2012 kidnapping and killing of a St. Johnsbury teacher has been sentenced to life in prison.

Dec 17
Vermont man gets life in kidnapping and killing of prep school teacher

ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) - Vermont man gets life in kidnapping and killing of prep school teacher.

Dec 17
Governor abandons single-payer health care plan

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Calling it the biggest disappointment of his career, Gov. Peter Shumlin said Wednesday he was abandoning plans to make Vermont the first state in the country with a universal, publicly funded health care system.

Dec 17
Charges: Stun gun, zip ties used on abducted teen

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A man used death threats, a stun gun, zip ties and a shock collar to control a teenage girl he's accused of kidnapping at gunpoint, imprisoning and sexually assaulting over nine months, according to indictments released Wednesday.