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Campus Policies Lacking

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Lawyers who reviewed how New Hampshire’s public universities and colleges handle sexual harassment and other misconduct said Friday the schools must address specific gaps in policies and practices while also making broader efforts to create a safe campus culture. University System of New Hampshire officials asked attorneys at a Manchester law firm to review their procedures in general and their handling of four incidents in particular — three involving misconduct …

U.S. Senate Passes Belated Energy Bill

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Washington — The U.S. Senate approved a long-delayed bill to boost energy efficiency Friday that includes incentives to cut energy use in commercial buildings, manufacturing plants and homes. Senators approved the bill by voice vote shortly before beginning a two-week recess. The measure now goes to the House, where a similar bill was …

Man Facing Deportation Wants New Trial in Case

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Montpelier — A man convicted on charges that he lied on a U.S. immigration form about his role in Bosnian war crimes is asking for a new trial, claiming jurors based the conviction on allegations prosecutors made during the trial rather than charges in his indictment. Attorneys for Edin Sakoc claim in court papers that jurors in his January trial found him guilty …

Conference Highlights Canadian Power Sources

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Burlington — There is an abundance of clean electricity in eastern Canada waiting to be sent to the energy-hungry states of New England, officials said Monday at an international energy conference. A number of projects are underway to help move that power south, but officials from both the …

Nightclub Fire Memorial Planned for 2016

Monday, March 23, 2015

Warwick, R.i. — The group planning a memorial to 100 people killed in a 2003 nightclub fire has raised one-fourth of the money needed to build and maintain the project, and its leader said Sunday she expects it …

Newport, SoRo Among Book Grant Recipients

Monday, March 23, 2015

Concord — Eight schools in New Hampshire and Vermont are sharing a $25,000 grant for the 2015-2016 year to support literacy programs, events, professional development and buy new books. In New Hampshire, the Children’s Literacy Foundation grant is going to Groveton Elementary School, Paul Smith School in Franklin, …

Vt. Farmers Hurt by Falling Milk Prices

Monday, March 23, 2015

Montpelier — Milk prices paid to Vermont dairy farmers have plummeted this winter from a record high last year as farmers head into the spring planting season when they need to buy seed and fuel. Following an all-time high in September of 2014 of around $25 per hundredweight …

Dartmouth To Overhaul Housing

Monday, March 23, 2015

Colleges are confronting the related problems of sexual assault and drinking with a mix of solutions, some aimed at changing an ingrained culture that encourages irresponsible behavior. Dartmouth College appears to be the only school responding by completely overhauling its housing into a system of “residential colleges” — …

Campuses Across U.S. Face Change

Monday, March 23, 2015

Concord — On college campuses nationwide, the intertwined problems of sexual assault and alcohol are under intense scrutiny as students increasingly speak up and the federal government cracks down. Pushed to a collective moment of reckoning, colleges and universities are trying a slew of solutions focused on education, …

Local & Regional Briefs for Monday, March 23, 2015

Monday, March 23, 2015

New Hampshire Veteran Gets France’s Highest Award Milford, n.h. — A New Hampshire World War II veteran has been awarded France’s highest recognition for his military service. Rosario “Charlie” LoCicero was awarded the French Legion of Honor — France’s oldest and highest distinction. The 90-year-old LoCicero was given …

It Isn’t Controversial Anymore

Sunday, March 22, 2015

New York — A playful picture book about a little girl named Heather and her two happy mommies was a cultural and legal flashpoint 25 years ago, angering conservatives over the morality of same-sex parenting and landing libraries …

R.I. House Approves Hotel at Casino in Bid to Retain Revenues

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Providence, r.i — The Rhode Island House of Representatives unanimously approved a bill last week that would allow Twin River Casino in Lincoln to build a hotel on its premises, a move that officials and lawmakers say is …

Herring Rules Could Change as Feds Look to Protect Key Fish Populations

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Portland, Maine — The health of the Atlantic herring — a little forage fish that lives in massive schools that can number in the billions — is critical to the future of the New England fishing industry, and …