Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New England newspapers:
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Vermonters who use vending machines or like soft drinks are having to fork over a bit more cash for those purchases.
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire state police say a distracted driver hit an exit sign on Interstate 93 in Manchester, and then rolled her car.
FAIRLEE, Vt (AP) - Vermont state police say a Florida man is charged with reckless endangerment and cruelty to children after he was clocked driving 100 mph on Interstate 91 with three young children in the car.
ALBANY, N.H. (AP) - The Lower Falls recreation site along the Kancamagus Scenic Byway - closed for a year for renovations - is reopening and welcoming visitors.
PLYMOUTH, Vt. (AP) - Twenty people are becoming U.S. citizens in Vermont during a special Fourth of July ceremony at the President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site in Plymouth.
SWANZEY, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire state police say a Massachusetts man is in custody after failing to pull over for an alleged traffic violation and crashing his car off an embankment on Route 101 near the Keene State College athletic fields.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - While the July 4 weekend means vacation for most New Hampshire residents, the same can't be said for politicians.
WATERBURY, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont State Police say they will on the roads around the state to boost traffic enforcement during the Fourth of July holiday weekend.
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire police say a bicyclist is dead after colliding with a car in downtown Manchester late Friday night.
BARRE, Vt. (AP) - A minor freight train derailment in Barre, Vermont, caused no injuries, but delayed the start of racing at the Thunder Road track.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire's gun laws are likely to be the center of debate next week as Gov. Maggie Hassan takes action on a bill that would make it easier for people to carry hidden guns. She has said she'll veto it.
nhdoti93: TRAFFIC ALERT: I-93 Hooksett / Bow Accidents cleared. Heavy residual traffic
nhdoti93: CRASH CLEARED: In Concord I 93 NB near exit 14 the left lane is open.
nhdoti93: CRASH ALERT: The Everett NB Bow the traffic is backed up to the Hooksett Tolls due to accidents, Go to Bow junction to RT 3
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Following a dry spring, parts of Vermont were pummeled by rain in June, giving a soggy start to the hiking and camping season.
nhdoti93: CRASH ALERT: In Concord I 93 NB MM 33.6 there is an accident, use caution.
nhdoti93: CRASH ALERT: In Concord I 93 NB near exit 14 the left lane is closed due to an accident. Use caution.
SALEM, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire's new hands-free cellphone law has led to the arrest of a driver from Massachusetts on drug charges after a police officer stopped him about using the phone, then smelled marijuana.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - A Vermont state trooper has been honored for saving an 82-year-old woman from her burning home.
LACONIA, N.H. (AP) - Presidential candidate Lincoln Chafee stands before a few dozen people at a meeting of New Hampshire's Belknap County Democrats. The Republican-turned-independent-turned-Democrat gets nods of approval when he tells them he was the only Republican senator to vote against authorizing the war in Iraq.
WEARE, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire state police say a pickup truck speeding away from a police officer went off Route 114 in Weare and crashed, killing one of the three people inside.
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) - A Vermont man has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for his role in a New York-to-Rutland drug network.
KITTERY, Maine (AP) - A signer of the Declaration of Independence is being remembered with a granite memorial stone and bronze plaque.
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) - Police are looking for two men who robbed a credit union in Nashua, New Hampshire, threatening the tellers and showing handguns.