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DHMC Readies Ebola Team

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Lebanon — State officials have designated Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center as New Hampshire’s referral hospital for any potential case of Ebola. The designation by the Department of Health and Human Services means that residents should still call or visit their normal health care facilities if they are feeling ill, but that if an Ebola patient is identified at a smaller hospital, he or she would be transported to an isolation unit …

Court: GOP Violated Law

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Montpelier — A court has determined that the Republican Governors Association violated campaign finance law in 2010 by taking in contributions larger than the state limit of $2,000 and that its attempt to set up a new independent expenditure political action committee didn’t get it around the law. The activities by the RGA-affiliated Green Mountain Prosperity came during what turned out to be …

Vermont Man Guilty Of Luring, Killing Teacher

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Burlington — A part-time snowplow driver who told police he and his wife set out “to get a girl” was convicted Wednesday of luring a prep-school teacher out of her Vermont home and then killing her. The 32-year-old defendant, Allen Prue, cried when the jury announced its verdict, as did relatives of the …

Candidates Vie In Claremont

Friday, October 17, 2014

Claremont — Democrats will have three incumbents and a former lawmaker on the November ballot for the four New Hampshire House seats representing the city, while Republicans are countering with a veteran House member and three newcomers to …

Triple Truck Accidents Delay I-91 Traffic

Friday, October 17, 2014

Hartford — An accident that shut down a portion of both Interstate 91 southbound lanes for nearly six hours early Thursday morning in Hartford was one of three overnight tractor-trailer incidents that Vermont State Police and other workers …

No Charges for Weare Police Chief

Friday, October 17, 2014

Hillsboro, n.h (ap) — The New Hampshire attorney general says there’s no evidence to suggest the chief of the troubled Weare Police Department assaulted a female underling with whom he had an affair. John Velleca has been on leave since the accusations were made public last month. His …

Police: Woman Jumped Out Window With Twins

Friday, October 17, 2014

Lyman, n.h. — A 29-year-old woman was charged with murder and assault after authorities said she jumped out a second-story window over the summer with her 4-month-old twins, killing her son and severely injuring her daughter. Patina Welch, of Lyman, N.H., was arraigned Thursday afternoon on charges of …

Clinton: Attack Ads Are Insulting to Voters

Friday, October 17, 2014

Manchester — Former President Bill Clinton said Thursday that fear-mongering and third-party attacks — including those against U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen — on issues such as Ebola and the Islamic State group are insulting to voters’ intelligence. Both …

Garcia Criticizes U.S. Approaches

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Hanover — State Rep. Marilinda Garcia, R-Salem, called for the United States to take a stronger stance in foreign affairs during a town hall-style meeting held at Dartmouth College on Wednesday evening. In an hour-long discussion with John …

Havenstein’s Funds Nearly 4 Times Hassan’s

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Concord — Heading into the final weeks of campaigning, Republican gubernatorial candidate Walt Havenstein has nearly four times as much cash on hand as New Hampshire’s Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan. Candidates for statewide office reported Wednesday how much they’ve raised and spent since the Sept. 9 primary, revealing …

Romney Stumps for Brown Again in N.H.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Hudson, n.h. — Mitt Romney returned to a familiar company in a familiar state Wednesday to campaign for Republican Senate hopeful Scott Brown, arguing that Obama administration policies backed by U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen are hurting small businesses. …

Second N.H. EEE Death In Outbreak

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Manchester — A second person has died in New Hampshire from Eastern Equine Encephalitis, a mosquito-borne virus, as part of the worst outbreak of the disease in the state since 2005. New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services said an adult from Manchester died in mid-September, and …

Milne: Cut K-12 Costs, Fund Higher Education

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Montpelier — Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Milne unveiled an ambitious plan Wednesday to cut per-pupil public school spending in Vermont by a third, and use the savings to pay for the state’s young people to attend a Vermont college. Milne said his aim would be to “provide universal …