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Paul Doton walks through the large, steel barn that houses the majority of his cows at the farm he runs with his son, Bryan, in Barnard, Vt., on Jan. 29, 2015. Paul and Bryan Doton have made several improvements using a combination of state and personal funds to ensure safe drainage of their farm waste. (Valley News - Sarah Priestap) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

Vt. Farmers Ready for New Runoff Rules

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Tunbridge — Dairy farmer Corey Chapman wasn’t surprised when he heard Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin’s proposals to clean up the state’s waterways in the governor’s inaugural address last month. “We know it’s a big deal,” said Chapman, who milks 50 cows on a rented farm on Howe Lane in Tunbridge. It’s “just a matter of time before it comes down …

Jim Kenyon: It’s Super Squares Round III at Post 22

Sunday, February 1, 2015

American Legion Post 22’s annual Super Bowl party in Lebanon today will feature a buffet table that includes chicken wings smothered in barbecue sauce, Swedish meatballs and roast beef sandwiches. Enough to make a cardiologist cringe, but the sort of fare that makes the game (and halftime show that never seems to end) even more fun to watch. “The only thing missing will …

Plymouth State ‘Snow-Level’ Radar Unit Aims to Help Forecasters

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Plymouth, n.h. — Even with the most recent technology, the weather can be a difficult thing to forecast. In an effort to enhance the ability to do so, Plymouth State University and the federal National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have joined forces to study the weather using a device located right on campus. …

New Hampshire Moose Hunt Lottery Open for 2015

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Concord (ap) — New Hampshire’s 2015 moose lottery is open, and participants have through May 29 to enter. Entering the lottery costs $15 for New Hampshire residents and $25 for non-residents. New Hampshire’s Fish and Game Department said each applicant can enter once a year. A bonus point …

Kerry: U.S. Interest In New Relationship With Cuba Is Huge

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Boston — North America has an “enormous interest” in building diplomatic relationships with Cuba, Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday during a weekend meeting with his counterparts from Canada and Mexico. “This is an effort we believe …

Trees May Derail Plan For Ski Area

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Concord — The state is evaluating whether a 16-acre patch of old red spruce trees on the west side of Mount Sunapee is a pristine enough patch of land to require legal protection that could derail a ski area’s contentious and long-debated proposal to expand over state park …

Auditor: Health Costs Too Opaque

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Montpelier — Vermont’s state auditor is asking lawmakers to beef up the information consumers can get when deciding where to have a medical procedure done. Auditor of Accounts Doug Hoffer, joined by Andrew Stein, a special investigator in the auditor’s office, told the House Health Care Committee on …

8 Test Positive for Tuberculosis in Vt.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Montpelier — Seven children and an adult from the Charlotte Central School have tested positive for tuberculosis and will be given antibiotics for nine months to ensure they do not get sick with the disease, Vermont Health Department officials said on Friday. The positive test results came after …

Granite Staters Begging for Bacon Lottery Tickets New Lottery Tickets Come With A Side of Bacon

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Hooksett, n.h. — New Hampshire’s new scratch-and-sniff lottery ticket is off to a sizzling start. The $1 bacon-scented tickets with a top prize of $1,000 hit the market in early January. Lottery officials went with a conservative print …

Vermont’s new Roman Catholic bishop installed during Mass

Friday, January 30, 2015

Burlington — The Rev. Christopher Coyne, the Catholic Church’s first blogging priest to be elevated to a bishop, was formally installed as Vermont’s new Roman Catholic bishop during a Mass on Thursday attended by nearly 1,000 people including …

Ex-Patriots Player Aaron Hernandez Stands Trial on Murder Charges

Friday, January 30, 2015

Fall River, Mass. — With his old team about to play in the Super Bowl, former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez went on trial on murder charges Thursday, watching from the defense table as prosecutors showed the …

N.H. Bill Allows for Concealed Guns Without License

Friday, January 30, 2015

Concord — People who can legally own a gun in New Hampshire would be able to carry their firearm out of sight without having to get a separate license under a bill proposed by three Republican lawmakers, putting a renewed focus on the state’s power to regulate gun …

Mass. Coast Assesses Damage

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Marshfield, Mass. — Some of the areas hardest hit by the blizzard that tore through Massachusetts were on the state’s coastline where oceanfront homes took the brunt of raging seas. In Marshfield, officials were still assessing the damage …