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Attorney General: No Charges in Rumney, N.H., Lakeside Shooting

Friday, October 24, 2014

Rumney, n.h. — A long-smoldering feud between neighbors over the use of a lakeside dock erupted in an alcohol-fueled fight this summer that ended when one man, who said he feared for his life, shot another to death, the state attorney general said Tuesday. Attorney General Joseph Foster said there is not enough evidence to charge Edward Healey, 61, in the June 29 killing of 48-year-old Dr. David Landseadel on …

Suit Claims School Staff Abused Two

Friday, October 24, 2014

Concord — Relatives of two disabled students are suing a New Hampshire special needs school, claiming staff pinched, hit and taunted the children and took photos of a naked boy sitting on a toilet. Lawyers for the parents of a 9-year-old New Hampshire boy and the grandmother of an 11-year-old Vermont girl filed the lawsuit in federal court in Concord, claiming abuse by …

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 …

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 …

FairPoint Poised to Grow — After Strike

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Portland, Maine — FairPoint Communications is poised to prosper if it can shake off the inevitable damage caused by its ongoing strike, which will hurt business in the short term by keeping large customers from buying new or upgraded service, according to an industry analyst. “FairPoint has made …

College Says Arrests, Injuries Reported at Pumpkin Festival

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Keene, N.H. — Huge crowds including Keene State College students and visitors to the annual pumpkin festival in the city became unruly Saturday, leading to injuries and arrests. College officials provided few specifics on the melee but said …

Poll: N.H. Residents Concerned About Ebola

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Durham, N.H. (ap) — A poll of New Hampshire residents finds that most are paying attention to the Ebola outbreak, but few are concerned that their family members will contract it. In the WMUR Granite State Poll conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center, 39 percent …

Outlook Positive For Winter Heat Help Program

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Montpelier — A welcome combination of low prices and expected warmer weather in Northern New England are combining to produce a more favorable outlook for the federal heating assistance program. Heading into winter, Congress has already made its appropriation for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program and …

Lawyer: Dead Baby Had Lived for Days

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Boston — A Massachusetts woman facing charges after the skeletal remains of three babies were found in her squalid home had the babies starting about eight years ago, including one infant she said was born alive and lived for several days, her lawyer said Friday. Erika Murray told …

Yellen: Inequality Is a Big Concern

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Boston — Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen sounded an alarm Friday about widening economic inequality in the United States, suggesting that America’s longstanding identity as a land of opportunity is at stake. The growing gap between the rich …

Weare Police Chief Offers Resignation

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Weare, n.h. — Less than a year after taking over a troubled police department, the chief in Weare has offered to resign after accusations that he assaulted his personal assistant, with whom he had an affair and who got a restraining order against him. John Velleca has been …

More Than 1,700 FairPoint Workers Go on Strike

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Portland, Maine — Frustrated over a negotiating stalemate, more than 1,700 FairPoint Communications workers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont went on strike Friday, with picket-wielding employees demanding that the telecommunications company return to the bargaining table. A …