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Utility, Firm Form Project Partnership

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Essex, Vt. — Vermont’s largest electric utility is teaming up with a national renewable energy business to implement a series of state-of-the-art energy saving projects, including a new local electrical system in the Rutland area that will eventually be spread across the state. While Green Mountain Power is Vermont’s largest electric utility, it is still small and nimble enough to implement new energy saving ideas that could be proposed by …

ISIL: Another Journalist Killed

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Beirut — Islamic State extremists released a video Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warning President Obama that as long as U.S. airstrikes against the militant group continue, “our knife will continue to strike the necks of your people.” The footage — depicting what the U.S. …

Immigration a Hot Topic in GOP Race

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The United States’ southern border is almost 3,000 miles away from New Hampshire, but the flood of immigrants across that line in recent months has dominated debate in the 2nd Congressional District’s Republican primary. The first attack ad this primary? Former state Sen. Gary Lambert accused state Rep. Marilinda Garcia of supporting amnesty …

Motorcyclist Brags to Cops: I Hit 185 MPH

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Concord (ap) — New Hampshire police say a motorcyclist clocked at 127 mph bragged after being arrested that he had reached 185 mph during the chase. State police say 31-year-old David J. Fries, of Manchester, was spotted by a trooper on Interstate 93 in Bow at about 2:45 …

Man Shot by Vt. Police Is Facing New Charges

Sunday, August 31, 2014

St. Johnsbury, Vt. (ap) — A 27-year-old Vermont man recovering from wounds suffered when he was shot by state police following a high-speed chase has pleaded not guilty to a variety of charges from the incident. On Friday, Eric Jackson pleaded not guilty to 10 criminal charges in …

Vermont Offers Three Seminars On Deer Hunting

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Montpelier (ap) — The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife is offering seminars to help get people started in deer hunting. The department is offering three, three-hour seminars in September that will deal with such topics as basic deer biology, hunting regulations, firearm selection, where to go and …

UNH Starts Community Care Program

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Durham, N.H. (ap) — The University of New Hampshire has created a program to fill a need expressed by medical and social service professionals to bridge services provided by hospitals and those in the community. The certificate program in community care coordination includes courses in a variety of …

Ex-FBI Director Says He’s Thankful for Support

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Montpelier — Former FBI Director Louis Freeh said Friday he was grateful for the care and support he has received since he was injured this week in a Vermont car crash. Freeh issued a statement through the office …

N.H. Killers Will Receive New Hearings

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Concord — Four men convicted of murder as teenagers should receive new sentencing hearings in light of a U.S. Supreme Court decision that mandatory life sentences for juveniles are unconstitutional, New Hampshire’s Supreme Court ruled Friday. The New …

N.H. Education Tax Credit Stays

Friday, August 29, 2014

Concord — The state Supreme Court has left intact a New Hampshire law that creates a business education tax credit to fund scholarships to private schools. In its unanimous ruling Thursday, the justices vacated a lower court ruling that deemed unconstitutional part of the law making religious school …

FairPoint Declares Impasse; Unions Disagree

Friday, August 29, 2014

Portland, Maine — The telephone service provider for Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont declared an impasse after four months of labor negotiations, while more than 1,700 workers for the company were advised by union officials Thursday to be on “standby” for a possible strike or lockout. The International …

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. …

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, …