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Supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton hold signs outside the Verizon Wireless Center before the 2016 McIntyre Shaheen 100 Club Celebration, Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Voters Prep for Turn in Spotlight

Saturday, February 6, 2016

West Lebanon — In accordance with a newly implemented piece of a 2012 voter identification law, New Hampshire voters on Tuesday can expect to be asked to present a photo ID to election officials before casting a ballot. After stating their names, parties and addresses, voters will be asked to provide photo identification, according to materials the Secretary of State’s …

Parts of New England See Season’s First Significant Snowfall

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Boston — A winter storm packing heavy, wet snow gave New England its first real taste of winter Friday, toppling trees and knocking out power to more than 180,000 customers and threatening to cover some spots a foot deep. A 6-year-old girl was hit by a falling tree limb that fell in her …

McAllister Trial Delayed

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Montpelier (ap) — The trial on sex charges of suspended state Sen. Norman McAllister has been moved from this month to May, lawyers said Friday, lessening the likelihood that lawmakers would be called away from their duties to testify as witnesses. Defense lawyer Brooks McArthur and Franklin County State’s Attorney James Hughes both said they still need to collect sworn statements from potential …

In State of State, Hassan Gives Three Priorities for Final Year

Friday, February 5, 2016

Concord — With her Statehouse term winding down and her U.S. Senate campaign beginning, Gov. Maggie Hassan used her final State of the State address Thursday to argue that fighting the opioid crisis, reauthorizing Medicaid expansion and investing …

Vt. GMO Labeling Law Nears

Friday, February 5, 2016

Washington — The food industry is pressuring Congress to act before the state of Vermont requires food labels for genetically modified ingredients. At issue is how food companies will deal with Vermont’s law. They could make separate food …

Vt. Senate OKs Paid Sick Leave

Friday, February 5, 2016

Montpelier — The state Senate on Wednesday approved a new mandate requiring all businesses in Vermont to offer sick leave benefits to employees. The legislation will now go back to the House, where lawmakers may concur or amend the Senate version. Gov. Peter Shumlin has said he would …

Local & Regional Briefs: Friday, Feb. 5

Friday, February 5, 2016

Orford Woman Sentenced In WRJ McDonald’s Crash White River Junction — A 52-year-old woman who crashed into the White River Junction McDonald’s last February pleaded no contest to refusing to take an alcohol breath test after the accident. …

Nuclear Commission OKs Vermont Yankee Plans

Friday, February 5, 2016

Montpelier — The federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission, despite objections voiced by state officials, is giving positive reviews to the decommissioning plans developed by the owner of the closed Vermont Yankee nuclear plant. “We do not have any concerns or objections to the decommissioning road map that Entergy has …

Art Notes: Painter Eric Aho Looks Deep Into a Hole in the Ice

Thursday, February 4, 2016

On a recent mild day, the painter Eric Aho stood on a frozen pond in Walpole, N.H., and, taking a 6-foot-long saw, begin slicing through the 6- inch-thick ice as easily as if it were birthday cake. When …

Local & Regional Briefs for Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016

Thursday, February 4, 2016

State Education Board Approves Croydon’s Withdrawal From SAU Croydon — The New Hampshire Board of Education has approved the plan by the Croydon School District to withdraw from SAU 43. The plan now goes to voters at the annual school meeting on March 12 and if it receives …

Shumlin, State Treasurer Trade Jabs Over Fossil-Fuel Divestment

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Two political allies are squaring off in a high-profile battle of words over the question of fossil-fuel divestment. As State Treasurer Beth Pearce stands firm in her opposition to a bill that would scrub the state’s pension fund of coal stocks, Gov. Peter Shumlin is ramping up public …

New Analysis Looks at Causes Of Vt. Health Exchange Woes

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Witnesses from two insurers and Vermont Legal Aid all started their remarks to legislators Wednesday by saying positive things about Vermont’s embattled health insurance exchange and the people who run it, but the issues they’re having dominated the meeting. The House Health Care Committee was holding its second …

Bob Elliott, of Duo Bob and Ray, Dies

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Portland, Maine — Bob Elliott, half of the enduring television and radio comedy team Bob and Ray, has died, He was 92. Elliott, father of actor-comedian Chris Elliott, died Tuesday at his home in Cundy’s Harbor, Maine, part …