State / Region

Friday, September 4, 2015

New Hampshire Man Shot by Police Merrimack, n.h. (ap) — New Hampshire officials say a man armed with a knife was critically wounded by a Merrimack police officer responding to a domestic disturbance call. Authorities say 23-year-old Harrison Lambert was shot by one of the two police officers who responded to a report Thursday afternoon of an adult male threatening his father on Joppa Road in Merrimack. They say the …

Former L.L. Bean Leader Dies

Friday, September 4, 2015

Freeport, Maine — Leon Gorman, a grandson of L.L. Bean who led a modernization of his family’s outdoor clothing and gear retail business after the founder’s death, died Thursday. He was 80. Gorman died at his home in Yarmouth, Maine, surrounded by family members after battling cancer for several months, the company said. …

Bush Blasts Trump

Friday, September 4, 2015

Hampton, n.h. — Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush says rival Donald Trump is “too pessimistic” to lead the country and Republicans will lose the 2016 election if they make the billionaire their party’s candidate for the White House. Campaigning in New Hampshire on Thursday, Bush acknowledged that Trump has tapped into anger among voters, especially Republicans. “I’m frustrated,” Bush told more than 100 …

Worker Files Suit After Being Fired for Legal Pot

Friday, September 4, 2015

Boston — A Massachusetts woman who says she was fired from work for using marijuana legally obtained to treat Crohn’s Disease has sued her former employer. Cristina Barbuto said in court papers that she told the Irvine, California-based Advantage Sales and Marketing before she was hired that she …

Sanders: Iowa Organization Expanding

Friday, September 4, 2015

Ottumwa, Iowa — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said Thursday that his Iowa organization has picked up steam in recent months. The Vermont senator and 2016 hopeful appeared at a campaign office opening in Ottumwa. People packed inside …

Officer Fabricated Cruiser Shot Story

Friday, September 4, 2015

Millis, Mass. — An officer fabricated a claim that a gunman fired at his cruiser before it crashed into a tree and caught on fire, police officials said Thursday. Millis police Sgt. William Dwyer said the only ballistics evidence recovered at the scene of the crash Wednesday afternoon …

U.S. Muslims Hope New Billboards Reclaim Islam’s Message

Friday, September 4, 2015

Boston — Dozens of billboards with Muslim themes are sprouting nationwide, proclaiming what organizers say is the true message of Islam and its prophet, Muhammad: peace and justice, not extremism and violent jihad. The New York-based Islamic Circle …

Bear Hunters Could Face Tough 2015 Season

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Portland, Maine — Northern New England’s bear hunters might have a more difficult time bagging a bruin this year due to an abundance of natural food. Most of a black bear’s diet is plant material, such as acorns and berries. Those foods are more readily available this year …

Attempted Cop-Killer’s Appeal Denied

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Concord — A panel of New Hampshire judges has denied the bid for a shorter prison sentence for a man convicted of trying to kill a Manchester police officer. In a one-sentence ruling released Wednesday, the judges unanimously upheld the 60-years-to-life sentence for 25-year-old Myles Webster. He was …

Attorney Argues Phone Privacy

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Barre, Vt. — The defense attorney for a woman alleged to have killed four people in central Vermont last month is challenging the state’s application for a warrant to search her cellphone. Defense attorney David Sleigh disputed the state’s application to obtain a warrant to search Jody Herring’s …

Local & Regional Briefs for Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015

Thursday, September 3, 2015

New Route 4 Bridge Opens Today Lebanon — Transportation officials are telling drivers to be prepared for a traffic shift, and possible delays, as a new Route 4 bridge over the Mascoma River opens today. Peter Kehoe, the contract administrator for the New Hampshire Department of Transportation, said …

Tax Credit Could Boost Solar

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Montpelier — A Vermont man who bought 10 solar panels as part of a jointly owned solar power project is poised to get 30 percent of his cost added to his income tax refund after the Internal Revenue Service ruled he could take the same tax credit used …

Bruce Lisman to Run for Vt. Gov.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Montpelier — Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Lisman points to his private sector experience on Wall Street as qualification for running a competent government free of political spectacle. “The normal process is politicians doing usual things that get the usual results,” the former international financier told VtDigger on Tuesday. …