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Schools slash heating bills with stimulus project

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Years after federal stimulus dollars funded a Maine Forest Service Project to heat with local wood products, schools and other facilities report they have slashed energy bills in half while supporting jobs in the state's struggling timber industry.

Today at 07:01AM
Vermont officials remind boaters to stay safe

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont officials are reminding boaters and anglers to stay safe on the water and wear flotation vests.

Today at 05:43AM
15th Herrick's Cove Wildlife Festival coming up

ROCKINGHAM, Vt. (AP) - The 15th annual Herrick's Cove Wildlife Festival in the Vermont town of Rockingham is going to include nature walks, and live animals including birds, mammals and reptiles.

Today at 05:40AM
Lawyer chosen to lead New Hampshire's AARP

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A New Hampshire lawyer has been appointed to lead the state's chapter of the AARP and its 228,000 members.

Today at 05:15AM
Lawsuit against New Hampshire ski area dismissed

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A judge has dismissed a Massachusetts couple's lawsuit against the operators of a New Hampshire ski area, saying the companies can't be held liable for a crash between a ski instructor and a teenage boy.

Today at 05:04AM
Vermont hikers urged to stay off muddy trails

WATERBURY CENTER, Vt. (AP) - The Green Mountain Club is urging hikers to stay off muddy and high-elevation trails.

Today at 05:02AM
New director at economic development group

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - There's a new person about to head the Community Development Finance Authority in New Hampshire.

Today at 04:45AM
US Forest Service promotes summer fun at ski areas

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Three Vermont ski areas at least partially located in the Green Mountain National Forest could expand their summer recreational activities by taking part in a new national program designed to promote year-round recreation activities on the federal land.

Today at 04:45AM
NH Senate voting on fetal homicide bill

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire's Senate is voting whether to treat a fetus who dies in a homicide as a person even if the mother lives.

Today at 01:27AM
Call-Up the Star as Sox Upend Orioles

Boston -- Two days into his second call-up of the season, Brock Holt was the center of attention in Boston's clubhouse. Holt hit a tiebreaking triple in the seventh inning and scored on Jonathan Herrera's…

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U.N. Ambassador, Swimmer Among Vermont Speakers

Montpelier -- A long-distance swimmer, an oceanographer and the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations are among this spring's commencement speakers at Vermont colleges and universities. Endurance athlete…

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Ex-Vt. Employee Faces Embezzlement Charges

Montpelier -- A former state employee was charged Friday with embezzling more than $50,000 by using what Gov. Peter Shumlin called a "fairly sophisticated" scheme that involved setting up false claims…

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N.H., Vt. Colleges See More Students Transfer Away

Concord -- As college students prepare to leave New Hampshire and Vermont for summer break, a recent national study raises questions about how many will return in the fall. While both states rank very…

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Slide Creeps Toward Town

Jackson, Wyo. -- No one can say precisely when the mountainside collapsing into this Wyoming resort town will give way. But it appears increasingly likely that when it does, it's going to take a piece…

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Blues Grab 2-0 Lead

St. Louis -- Defenseman Barret Jackman scored on a drive through traffic, giving the St. Louis Blues their second straight 4-3 overtime victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday for a 2-0 series…

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Bruins Looking for Some Space

Boston -- The Boston Bruins' rink is 200 feet long by 85 feet wide, just like all the others in the NHL. So much ice. But in the playoff opener with the Detroit Red Wings, so little room to skate. Pavel…

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Poultney, Vt., Stepfather Charged in 2-Year-Old's Death Is Released on Bail

Poultney, Vt. -- A Poultney man charged in the death of his 2-year-old stepdaughter has been released on bail. Dennis Duby, 31, was released on Friday. He is charged in the death of Dezirae Sheldon, who…

Today at 01:27AM
N.Y. Power Broker Basil Paterson Dead at 87

Basil Paterson, who for decades was a dominant figure in the political landscapes of Harlem, New York City and New York state, and whose career helped pave the way for younger black leaders including…

Today at 01:27AM
Julian Dugas, 95, D.C. Leader, Dies

Washington -- Julian Dugas, a lawyer and civil rights activist who became a power broker in the administration of former District of Columbia mayor Walter Washington and helped guide the city's transition…

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Nets Take Game 1

Toronto -- Deron Williams and Joe Johnson each scored 24 points, Paul Pierce scored nine of his 15 points in the final quarter and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Toronto Raptors 94-87 Saturday in Game 1…

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'Re-Pivot' to Europe

Washington -- Poland and the United States are preparing to announce the deployment of U.S. ground forces to Poland as part of an expansion of NATO's presence in Central and Eastern Europe in response…

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Student Fights for Holocaust Justice

Amsterdam -- Charlotte van den Berg was a 20-year-old college student working part-time in Amsterdam's city archives when she and other interns came across a shocking find: letters from Jewish Holocaust…

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Holy Fire Ceremony Draws Thousands in Jerusalem

Jerusalem -- The dark hall inside Christianity's holiest shrine was illuminated with the flames from thousands of candles on Saturday as worshippers participated in the holy fire ceremony, a momentous…

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Rays Sting Yanks

St. Petersburg, Fla. -- Ryan Hanigan homered twice and had six RBIs, and Chris Archer continued his dominance over the Yankees as the Tampa Bay Rays routed New York 16-1 on Saturday night. Hanigan drove…