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Republican U.S. Senate hopefuls, former state Sen. Jim Rubens, left, and former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown, right, listen as former U.S. Sen. Bob Smith speaks during a live radio debate Wednesday Aug. 27, 2014 at WGIR in Manchester, N.H. New Hampshire's state primary is Sept. 9.(AP Photo/Jim Cole) (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

GOP Senate Hopefuls Argue Credentials

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Concord — With primary rivals questioning his conservatism and consistency, Republican Scott Brown said Wednesday that he had been the most bipartisan U.S. senator with a record of accomplishments “second to none” during his three years in Washington. Brown, who represented Massachusetts from 2010 to 2013, is among 10 Republicans competing in New Hampshire’s Sept. 9 primary for a chance …

Boston Marathon Bombing Victim Marries His Nurse

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Boston — If something good could come out of the Boston Marathon bombing, James Costello and Krista D’Agostino seem to have found it. Sixteen months after the attack killed three people and injured more than 260, including Costello, he married D’Agostino, the nurse who helped him recover. The couple exchanged vows Aug. 23 …

U.S. Journalist Thankful For Work to Secure Freedom

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Cambridge, Mass. — A U.S. journalist speaking publicly for the first time since his release from a Syrian extremist group said Wednesday that he was overwhelmed to learn that so many “brave, determined and big-hearted” people were behind efforts to secure his release. But Peter Theo Curtis, who was freed Sunday after 22 …

Vermont GOP U.S. House Race Goes to Donka

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Montpelier — For the second time in two years, Mark Donka has won the Republican nomination to try to unseat Vermont U.S. Rep. Peter Welch. A final vote count Wednesday showed Donka the winner of one of the tightest primary races in memory against Don Russell and Donald …

Lawsuit Says Vt. DCF Ignored Ludlow Abuse

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Montpelier — A lawsuit has been filed against the Vermont Department for Children and Families alleging its social workers failed to act on reports of abuse and neglect of two Ludlow children for four years until local police intervened. Brattleboro lawyers Tom Costello and Sharon Gentry provided copies …

Supermarket Chain Settles Family Feud

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Tewksbury, Mass. — A New England supermarket chain that has been in turmoil for weeks over a workers’ revolt and customer boycott has announced that the former CEO will buy a majority stake in the business. Market Basket said in a statement late Wednesday that former CEO Arthur …

Republican Milne Wins Vt. Gubernatorial Primary

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Montpelier — Republican businessman Scott Milne defeated two fellow GOP hopefuls and a Libertarian’s write-in bid Tuesday for the chance to face two-term Democratic incumbent Gov. Peter Shumlin in November. Shumlin easily defeated H. Brooke Paige, of Washington, …

Parties Exchange Fundraising Complaints

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Concord — In dueling complaints, both major political parties on Tuesday asked the state Attorney General’s Office to investigate what they call improper fundraising, spending or campaign finance reporting in the governor’s race. Democrats have said Republican hopeful Walt Havenstein spent $24,000 before he was legally allowed to, …

Vermont 10-Year Plan For Telecom Is Bold

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Montpelier — Telecommunications is an essential part of the lives of most people. If you own a telephone, use the Internet or subscribe to cable television, how does the state make sure those services are up-to-date, reliable and affordable in the future? That’s a question the Department of …

Both Ice Cream Shops to Stay

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Walpole, n.h. — Two ice cream stores can remain open and in competition in Walpole, after a judge denied a request from one of the shop owners to stop the other from selling ice cream. On Friday, Judge John C. Kissinger Jr. denied a request for a court …

Former FBI Director Hurt in Upper Valley Crash

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Barnard — Former FBI director Louis Freeh was airlifted to a hospital Monday after a single-car crash in Vermont, authorities said. State police said Freeh was taken by helicopter to a New Hampshire hospital with serious injuries following …

Yoga Pioneer Remembered in Lebanon

Monday, August 25, 2014

Lebanon — Upper Valley yoga practitioners were among the many devotees worldwide who mourned B.K.S. Iyengar’s death last week. The Indian guru was known for bringing yoga to the West and making it widely accessible through the use …

Bishop: Foley Revealed to Us War’s Suffering

Monday, August 25, 2014

Rochester, n.h. — Slain U.S. journalist James Foley was living his faith by bringing images to the world of people suffering from war and oppressive regimes, a Roman Catholic bishop said Sunday at a Mass in his honor. Bishop Peter Libasci said even after Foley was captured for …