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Zach Johnson, 9, of Tunbridge, Vt., uses a show stick to train his modern game chickens at Howacres Farm in Tunbridge, Vt., on June 1, 2015. Zach has been showing chickens for the past four years. His father, Seth Johnson, was one of the organizers planning to host the Green Mountain Poultry Show in Tunbridge this past weekend, but the show was postponed due to state requirements for out-of-state competitors. (Valley News - Sarah Shaw) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

Tunbridge Poultry Show Runs Afoul of State Regulations

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Tunbridge — Why did the chicken cross the road? Who knows, but to cross into Vermont, she better have her ducks in a row. Organizers of the inaugural Green Mountain Poultry Show found that out the hard way late last week, when a state official from the Agency of Agriculture caught wind of the event and alerted them to some …

Vt.: Health Connect Website Upgraded

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Winooski, Vt. — Gov. Peter Shumlin and other officials on Monday announced the successful completion of a crucial software upgrade for the troubled Vermont Health Connect insurance exchange. But they cautioned that though the new software tools are in place, it may take some time before many consumers see the benefits, as staff work to clear a backlog of more than 10,000 people …

N.H. OKs New Eyewitness Policy

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Concord — The state Attorney General’s Office announced on Monday new police guidelines for eyewitness identification that are meant to prevent wrongful convictions, a problem New Hampshire has yet to encounter but that has dogged other parts of the country in recent years. The changes, crafted with help from law enforcement and the Innocence Project, a national nonprofit that works to exonerate prisoners …

Monday, May 25, 2015

No Injuries in South Royalton Apartment Fire South Royalton — A small apartment building fire Sunday evening on North Windsor Street appeared to have been caused by a cooking accident, firefighters said. All residents and their pets made it out safely. “The tenant had discarded a burning towel …

Freeze Wrecks Northeast Marinas

Monday, May 25, 2015

Glastonbury, Conn. — The deep freeze that gripped the Northeast last winter dealt a severe blow to marinas and yacht clubs: Ice snapped pilings in half, shredded wooden docks and left behind wreckage that many compare to the …

Grave Injustice: Family of Union Soldier Fights to Have His Final Resting Place Marked

Sunday, May 24, 2015

In the months before Moses Elkins, of Troy, Vt., gave his life for his country, he endured almost unimaginable deprivation. His bones, mixed in a jumble with those of hundreds of other American soldiers, now lie in the …

8 From Upper Valley Died At Salisbury Confederate Prison

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Moses Elkins, of Troy, Vt., is only one of the 145 soldiers from Vermont and New Hampshire who died in Salisbury Confederate Prison during the Civil War, according to the Roll of Honor compiled in 1868. Many other Union soldiers from the Upper Valley also were victims of …

Maine Launching Website About Food Safety Regulation

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Augusta, Maine (ap) — Maine officials say a new state website will assist farmers and food producers with information about changes to federal food safety regulations. The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry says the information on the website will pertain to the federal Food Safety Modernization …

Civil War-Era Music Returns to N.H.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Concord — Civil War-era music arranged for one of the Union Army’s best regimental bands has returned to its roots for Memorial Day weekend. The 3rd Regiment Band of the New Hampshire Volunteers, largely recruited from the Concord …

Brookfield’s Famed Floating Bridge Reopens

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Brookfield, Vt. — A tiny Vermont town’s famous wooden floating bridge — believed to be the only one of its kind in the country — has been rebuilt and is reopening this weekend with fanfare including a parade …

Unionized Workforce Battles Bath Iron Works Leadership

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Bath, Maine — The last time Bath Iron Works looked beyond Navy shipbuilding, workers agreed to a contract aimed at boosting efficiency by allowing shipbuilders to learn and perform multiple tasks. President Clinton heaped praise on the shipyard for innovation, but those provisions were tossed aside a couple …

Hero’s Lost Purple Heart Reunited With Grandson

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Albany, n.y. — Six years before he died in a car crash, Daniel W. Quinlan was among the 138 World War I veterans to receive the first Purple Heart medals issued by the U.S. military. His family lost …

N.H. Park Honors African Burial Site

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Concord — From installing sculptures to planting grass, constructing Portsmouth’s newest park posed a unique challenge: deep digging was off limits given the hundreds of bodies buried below the site. The remains, however, are the very reason for …