Cloudy
71°
Cloudy
Hi 79° | Lo 51°

State / Region

Utility, Firm Form Project Partnership

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Essex, Vt. — Vermont’s largest electric utility is teaming up with a national renewable energy business to implement a series of state-of-the-art energy saving projects, including a new local electrical system in the Rutland area that will eventually be spread across the state. While Green Mountain Power is Vermont’s largest electric utility, it is still small and nimble enough to implement new energy saving ideas that could be proposed by …

ISIL: Another Journalist Killed

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Beirut — Islamic State extremists released a video Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warning President Obama that as long as U.S. airstrikes against the militant group continue, “our knife will continue to strike the necks of your people.” The footage — depicting what the U.S. …

Immigration a Hot Topic in GOP Race

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The United States’ southern border is almost 3,000 miles away from New Hampshire, but the flood of immigrants across that line in recent months has dominated debate in the 2nd Congressional District’s Republican primary. The first attack ad this primary? Former state Sen. Gary Lambert accused state Rep. Marilinda Garcia of supporting amnesty …

Free State Project Republican Runs 'Protest Campaign' for N.H. Senate from Florida

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Grafton — The Free State Project activist challenging state Sen. Jeanie Forrester in New Hampshire’s Sept. 9 Republican primary is running what he calls a “protest campaign” from his home in Florida. Although Tim Condon, R-Grafton, wants Forrester …

Douglas’ Memoir Discusses Gay Marriage

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Montpelier — Former Gov. Jim Douglas says he was acting on conscience in 2009 when he vetoed a gay marriage law that had been passed by the state Legislature. In a frank new memoir being released Wednesday, the …

U.S. Senate Hopefuls Differ On Wage Issue

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Concord — None of the top Republicans running for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire wants to increase the federal minimum wage, and one of them wants to get rid of it altogether. President Obama has made increasing the federal minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to $10.10 a …

Vt.’s Single-Family Home Prices Drop

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Vermont is the only state in the nation that saw a drop in housing prices for single-family homes in the four quarters leading up to winter 2014, according to the federal Housing Price Index. The value of single-family homes dropped about 1.24 percent between the first quarter of …

Local & Regional Briefs for Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

2 Dead in Small Plane Crash In New Hampshire North Hampton, n.h. — A small plane attempting to take off from Hampton Airfield crashed into trees on Monday, killing the pilot and a passenger, emergency workers said. The Cessna 180 with two people aboard came down alongside the …

Unions to FairPoint: Come Back to Table

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Portland, Maine — Hundreds of union workers chanting slogans and waving signs used a Labor Day rally in Maine’s largest city to demand that FairPoint Communications return to the negotiating table. The workers gathered in Longfellow Square on …

Local & Regional Briefs for Monday, September 1, 2014

Monday, September 1, 2014

Marine Patrol Urges Caution After Crashes Laconia, n.h. — New Hampshire Marine Patrol officials have been busy responding to crashes this weekend, and they’re reminding boaters to be careful. Marine Patrol, State Police and local authorities all responded Saturday night when two boats collided on Lake Winnipesaukee in …

Maine Family Has Hike of a Lifetime chian Trail a rarity

Monday, September 1, 2014

Bowdoin College Grant East Township, Maine — A Maine family with two young children may make the record books with its 2,160-mile hike on the Appalachian Trail. David, Emily, Nathan and Maddy Kallin, who began their journey in Georgia at the end of March, are expected to complete …

Unions Claim FairPoint Not Playing Fair

Monday, September 1, 2014

Portland, Maine — FairPoint Communications workers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont have known it had to come to an end. Terms of their Verizon contract had carried over when FairPoint purchased the company’s land-based telephone operations and had been mostly unchanged for 10 years. Workers knew FairPoint, …

Trial Set for Coal Ship Protesters

Monday, September 1, 2014

Boston — Two men who used an old lobster boat to block a coal shipment to New England’s largest coal-burning power plant say they plan to argue at trial that their actions were necessary because of the threat …