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Plymouth State University biology professor Fred Prince holds a woolly mammoth tooth he discovered in a former gravel pit in Thornton, N.H., in April. About ten years ago, Prince found another while fishing in a remote Campton, N.H., stream. That tooth was tossed aside. (Plymouth State University photograph)

Plymouth State Professor Makes Mammoth Fossil Discovery

Thursday, July 31, 2014

About an hour’s drive from Lebanon, in a biology professor’s home in the White Mountains in Campton, N.H., there is a refrigerator stocked with a case of Canadian beer, perhaps some food, and the only confirmed evidence that woolly mammoths roamed what is now the Granite State more than 11,000 years ago. The treasured fossil — a fragment of a …

Vt. Seeks More Time for Health Exchange Implementation

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Montpelier — Vermont will apply for an extension of its roughly $100 million in remaining federal grants for implementing the Affordable Care Act, state officials confirmed Monday. Vermont has spent more than $72 million thus far, and state officials have indicated they believe it will take the full $171 million earmark to complete the project. Four of the 15 states building their own …

Vt. Likely Won’t Host Migrant Kids

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Montpelier — Vermont does not have adequate facilities to house some of the undocumented immigrant children from Central America being held at the U.S. border, the Shumlin administration said Monday. “Unlike Massachusetts, Vermont does not have a hosting site that meets Health and Human Services’ Criteria,” Gov. Peter Shumlin said in a letter to Christie Hager, regional director of the U.S. Department of …

Firing of Lebanon Co-Op Store Workers Highlights Issue of ‘At-Will’ Employment

Monday, July 21, 2014

Lebanon — When Dan King got to work at the Co-op Food Store in Lebanon at 10 a.m. on June 13 and began sweeping the floor, as was his usual routine, he had no idea what the day would bring. Then King, who managed the wine department at …

Vt. Statehouse Going — Literally — Batty

Monday, July 21, 2014

Montpelier — Bats swoop through the halls of Vermont’s grand State House, and nobody seems to mind. Workers say it’s not uncommon to see the furry, bug-eating bats flying around, especially during the summer months when they seek …

Monday, July 21, 2014

Body Found Behind Cemetery In Hartford Hartford — On Sunday approximately 4:30 p.m., Hartford Police received a complaint of a dead body being located in the wooded area behind the Mt. Olivet Cemetery on Hartford Avenue in White River Junction. Upon arrival police found the body of a …

Three Years On, Girl’s Unsolved Slaying Haunts N.H. Town

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Concord — An 11-year-old girl whose disappearance prompted a massive search before her body was found against a dam in the Connecticut River remains a haunting presence in her small rural town. Celina Cass was last seen hunched …

Justice Within Reach In Golf Pro’s Death

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Montpelier — Nearly 28 years ago, John Ottaviano was looking forward to playing in a tournament with Sarah Hunter, a well-liked golf pro at the Manchester Country Club. But Hunter, who was always punctual, never showed up to …

Archaeologists Excavate Colonial Battleground

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Lake George, N.Y. — Archaeologists are excavating an 18th-century battleground that was the site of a desperate stand by Colonial American troops, the flashpoint of a massacre and the location of the era’s largest smallpox hospital. The site’s …

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Police Seek Suspect Who Stabbed 19-Year-Old Concord — New Hampshire police say the stabbing of a 19-year-old man in a Concord park was not a random attack. Concord police say the man was taken to Concord Hospital Saturday morning with serious but non-life threatening injuries. Police found the …

Four Towns Work on Waste

Saturday, July 19, 2014

White River Junction — Community leaders from several Upper Valley towns met Tuesday night to begin the slow process of considering collaborative solutions for collecting and processing the region’s trash, compost and recyclables. The unusual gathering of almost …

Feds Won’t Fund Vt. Culvert Plan

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Montpelier — The Obama administration launched an initiative Wednesday aimed at helping local communities better prepare for the impacts of climate change, but one of Vermont’s key recommendations to the president was not included. The state wants to …

Protesters Foil Market Basket Deliveries

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Concord — At least five managers from the Market Basket on Storrs Street attended a rally at the company’s headquarters in Massachusetts Friday to show support for ousted CEO Arthur T. Demoulas and rebellion against his replacements. The store did not receive a scheduled delivery of perishable goods, …