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Democrat Mike Cryans, left, and Republican Joe Kenney are candidates for the Executive Council District 1 seat. (Courtesy photographs)

Kenney, Cryans Prep for Rematch

Thursday, October 30, 2014

West Lebanon — Republican Joe Kenney and Democrat Mike Cryans have hit the campaign trail for the second time this year, again vying for the District 1 Executive Council seat long held by the late Ray Burton. The two candidates squared off in a special election in March to finish Burton’s term after his death last November. Kenney, who won …

Quarantine Ordered for Africa Troops

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Washington — Ordering firm restrictions for U.S. troops returning from West Africa, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday that the military men and women helping fight Ebola must undergo 21-day quarantines — longer than required for many civilian health care workers. President Obama, meeting with health care workers at the White House, acknowledged …

Brown, Shaheen Seek Votes

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Manchester — U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen emphasized her efforts to help small businesses while visiting a Manchester company on Wednesday, as her Republican challenger Scott Brown headed to a nuclear plant to highlight his energy plan. Shaheen met privately with workers at Dyn Inc., which provides a range of services to help ensure Internet traffic is delivered quickly and reliably. She and the …

Ebola Nurse Vows To Fight Quarantine

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Fort Kent, Maine — A nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa said she plans to end her voluntary quarantine and even stepped outside her home briefly on Wednesday. Kaci Hickox’s words and actions signaled a potential …

Kuster and Garcia Clash On Political and Personal

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

West Lebanon — Gender appears to be one of the few things the two women candidates vying to represent New Hampshire’s 2nd Congressional District have in common. U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster, D-N.H., and challenger Marilinda Garcia, a Republican …

Mom Charged in Child Alcohol Death Leaves Jail

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

St. Johnsbury, Vt. — A woman whose severely disabled son died after alcohol was put in his IV was released from jail Tuesday after a judge set bail, saying prosecutors couldn’t prove she intended to kill the child. Judge Robert Bent said prosecutors have “a viable manslaughter case” …

Pipeline Protesters Occupy Gov.’s Office

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Montpelier — Hundreds of environmental protesters occupied the governor’s office on Monday, demanding that Gov. Peter Shumlin reverse his support for the natural gas pipeline through Addison County, and oppose any other fossil fuel infrastructure projects in Vermont. State regulators approved the project last December, and the company …

Vt. Man in Quarantine After Trip

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A Vermont man is in quarantine after his return from West Africa where he visited Guinea and Sierra Leone — two countries that are fighting an Ebola epidemic, Gov. Peter Shumlin said Tuesday. The man, whom Shumlin and other officials would not identify, has not shown any symptoms …

Vt. School Boards Study Health Spending

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Vermont School Boards Association wants to take a closer look at the health insurance plans being enjoyed by the state’s public school teachers. According to a new study commissioned by the group, reducing the cost of those policies could deliver immediate relief to property tax payers. Steve …

Havenstein Focuses on Economy

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

West Lebanon — Republican gubernatorial candidate Walt Havenstein said Monday he wants to cut the state’s business profits tax to attract more investment and employers to New Hampshire. The former CEO of New Hampshire defense contractor BAE Systems, …

House Challenger Driven by Federal Debt

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Montpelier — Republican U.S. House candidate Mark Donka says he’s much better organized this year in his re-match against Democratic incumbent Peter Welch but recognizes the $10,000 to $15,000 he expects to spend can’t match Welch’s $1.6 million war chest. Yet he’s still determined to give Vermont voters …

Maine Nurse Quarantined At Her Home

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Fort Kent, Maine — A nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa agreed to be quarantined at home in Maine upon return from a weekend of confinement in New Jersey, but her lawyer and state officials disagreed …

Boston Olympics Opponents Appeal

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Boston — Hosting the Olympics will be a $10 billion to $20 billion undertaking that will threaten the state’s ability to make investments in health care, education and transportation, activists opposed to Boston’s bid for the 2024 summer games wrote to the U.S. Olympic Committee on Monday. Boston …