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DHMC Readies Ebola Team

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Lebanon — State officials have designated Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center as New Hampshire’s referral hospital for any potential case of Ebola. The designation by the Department of Health and Human Services means that residents should still call or visit their normal health care facilities if they are feeling ill, but that if an Ebola patient is identified at a smaller hospital, he or she would be transported to an isolation unit …

Court: GOP Violated Law

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Montpelier — A court has determined that the Republican Governors Association violated campaign finance law in 2010 by taking in contributions larger than the state limit of $2,000 and that its attempt to set up a new independent expenditure political action committee didn’t get it around the law. The activities by the RGA-affiliated Green Mountain Prosperity came during what turned out to be …

Vermont Man Guilty Of Luring, Killing Teacher

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Burlington — A part-time snowplow driver who told police he and his wife set out “to get a girl” was convicted Wednesday of luring a prep-school teacher out of her Vermont home and then killing her. The 32-year-old defendant, Allen Prue, cried when the jury announced its verdict, as did relatives of the …

8 on the Ballot For Lebanon’s 4 House Seats

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Lebanon — Four Republicans are challenging Democrats’ hold on Lebanon’s four New Hampshire House seats, citing concerns over state spending. In contrast, the four Democrats on the ballot say some spending, which they call “investment,” is necessary to …

Business Incubator to Open in Maine

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Portland, Maine — A Maine company and an Icelandic businessman are partnering to establish a business incubator that will seek to grow new maritime commercial enterprises on Portland’s waterfront. The company’s leaders and Portland and state officials announced Thursday that the New England Ocean Cluster will seek to …

Conn. Reviews Kidnapping Cases

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Vernon, Conn. — A task force made up of investigators from state and local police and the state attorney’s office has been established to probe the disappearance of three girls from the same area of eastern Connecticut decades ago. Police and prosecutors announced Thursday the formation of the …

Harvard Student Can Return

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Los Reyes La Paz, Mexico — A Harvard University student stuck in Mexico for months after breaking an immigration rule was told Tuesday that he will be allowed to return home to the United States. The U.S. Citizenship …

Soldier Who Lost Limbs Gets New Maine Home

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Manchester, Maine (ap) — A soldier who lost parts of all four limbs when an improvised explosive device detonated under him in Afghanistan was given the keys Wednesday to a new home in Maine that’s adapted to his needs. Republican Gov. Paul LePage and first lady Ann LePage …

Online Classified Site Sued By 2 Alleged Sex Traffic Victims

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Boston (ap) — Two alleged victims of underage sex trafficking in Massachusetts have filed a lawsuit against a website that carries personal ads for people looking for sex, alleging the company assists in the abuse of minors. The complaint against Backpage.com, filed in federal court in Boston, says …

Maine Judge To Rule on Bear Baiting Referendum Injunction

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Portland, Maine (ap) — A judge says she will rule early this week on an injunction aimed at forcing the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife onto the sidelines during an upcoming referendum to end hunting of bears with bait, dogs and traps. Mainers for Fair Bear …

Inspection Completed On Hayride Vehicle

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Mechanic Falls, Maine (ap) — Maine State Police have completed the inspection of a Jeep involved in last weekend’s fatal hayride crash in Mechanic Falls. But the findings are being withheld for the time being. Spokesman Steve McCausland said Friday the results of the vehicle examination will be …

Health Care Reform at Center of Vt. Gov. Race

Sunday, October 19, 2014

White River Junction — One high-profile website snafu. Some encouraging skirmishes against rising health care costs. And steady work on Vermont’s effort to create a single-payer health insurance plan that covers all residents — although with only vague …

Slain Journalist Foley ‘Tried to See the Good’

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Rochester, N.H. — James Foley was a compassionate and capable journalist who tried to see the good in people, friends said Saturday at a memorial for the New Hampshire man murdered by Islamic State group extremists. Hundreds of …