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FILE - In this June 24, 2015 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee shakes hands as he meets Belknap County Democrats during a campaign stop in Laconia, N.H.  The former Rhode Island governor has visited the first primary state of New Hampshire a dozen times this year. But he seems to be making barely a ripple, aside from curiosity about some of his policy platforms.   (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)

N.H. Officers’ Names Given To Lawyers

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Concord — The New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office has released to defense attorneys the names of nearly 150 police officers whose certifications to perform breath tests in suspected drunken driving cases may be in question. Deputy Attorney General Ann Rice on June 19 notified the state’s criminal defense lawyers that at least 64 state and local police officers took a …

Hassan: Revisit State Budget

Friday, July 3, 2015

White River Junction — New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan is encouraging legislative leaders to return to the table to consider a compromise on the state’s budget for the 2016-2017 biennium. Hassan vetoed the $11.3 billion budget approved by the Republican-led Legislature last week. A particular sticking point has been business tax cuts which Hassan said would “blow a large hole in future budgets, …

Larger Veterans Center Opens

Friday, July 3, 2015

White River Junction — Upper Valley veterans have a new space to call their own on the first floor of a new office building on Prospect Street in White River Junction. At the new, larger Vet Center, counselors will continue to provide veterans and their families with care and referral services as they …

Police: Surviving Escapee Could Face a Harder Time Alone

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Malone, N.Y. — With his escape partner killed, the surviving convicted murderer who pulled off an elaborate breakout from a maximum-security prison three weeks ago could have a tougher time eluding the army of searchers scouring miles of …

Region Readying for Range of New Laws

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Concord — Hands-free driving in the “Live Free or Die” state and a tax on even the smallest vacation rentals in Rhode Island are just two of the new laws taking effect in New England on July 1. Connecticut is cracking down on the use of restraints on …

Vt. City Boasts Shorter Commutes

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Burlington — Despite rush-hour traffic around Burlington, Vermont commuters don’t have much to complain about. And helping them along to relieve congestion are initiatives to promote carpooling, walking, biking and public transportation in Vermont’s largest city. An Associated …

Planning Key to N.H. Transit

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Nashua, n.h. — Business and planning experts say a coordinated approach to transportation that includes road and rail is needed to keep New Hampshire’s economy competitive and commuters flowing in and out of the state. But any plan …

Local & Regional Briefs for Saturday, June 27, 2015

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Sunday Vigil Planned for Shooting Victim Windsor — A candlelight vigil for Molly Helland, the 23-year-old Windsor woman who was shot and killed by her estranged boyfriend, will be held Sunday night. A public celebration of her life is planned for 8 p.m. Sunday on the common in …

Rep. Welch to Skip Race for Vermont Governor

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Montpelier — Vermont Congressman Peter Welch announced Friday that he’s passing up a possible campaign for governor in 2016 and will seek re-election to the U.S. House, opening the field for other Democratic candidates. Welch, 68, said he …

Escapee Killed By Police

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Malone, n.y. — One of two convicted murderers who staged a brazen escape from an upstate maximum-security prison three weeks ago was shot and killed by a Border Patrol agent in a wooded area about 30 miles from …

As Expected, Hassan Vetoes N.H. Budget

Friday, June 26, 2015

Concord — As promised, Gov. Maggie Hassan on Thursday vetoed the $11.3 billion budget passed by the New Hampshire Legislature, saying it is unbalanced, makes false promises about what it funds and gives unpaid-for tax giveaways to big corporations. The Republican-led Legislature passed both the two-year budget plan …

Panel Puts Off Review of Inmate Deaths in Vermont Prisons

Friday, June 26, 2015

Montpelier — The Vermont Legislature’s Corrections Oversight Committee came in for some criticism Thursday over its decision not to look immediately into the recent deaths of three prison inmates. Annette Douglas, an inmate nearing release from the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility, died in January of complications from a …

Man in Death Penalty Retrial Accused of Stabbing

Friday, June 26, 2015

Burlington — A man facing a federal death penalty retrial in the killing of a Vermont supermarket worker 15 years ago has been accused in a lawsuit of stabbing another inmate when he was on death row. Donald Fell was convicted and sentenced to death a decade ago …