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In Vermont, Not Much Competition

Friday, October 31, 2014

Montpelier — Doug Hoffer said Wednesday he’s confident he’ll be elected to a new two-year term as Vermont state auditor next week. He has reason to be since he’s the only major party candidate for the position. Democratic incumbents running for treasurer and secretary of state have no Republican opposition — though they face Progressive and Liberty Union challengers. And Attorney General Bill Sorrell’s Republican opponent — Shane McCormack — …

Brown Flubs N.H. Geography

Friday, October 31, 2014

Concord — Republican Scott Brown, the former Massachusetts senator now running in New Hampshire, appeared to have a bit trouble with geography in his final debate with Democratic incumbent Sen. Jeanne Shaheen on Thursday. The candidates, both of whom live in eastern New Hampshire, were asked during the WMUR-TV/New Hampshire Union Leader debate …

Want a N.H. Election Ad? Sorry, All Taken

Friday, October 31, 2014

Manchester, N.H. — A Democratic super PAC wanted to run a 30-second ad during a Friday evening newscast on New Hampshire’s one network station — and was even willing to shell out the $10,000 that the station demanded. Hours before it was set to run, however, WMUR-TV had to revise its contract with …

Watchdogs Warn Of Yankee Cuts

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Montpelier — Nuclear watchdog groups said Friday that Entergy Corp. is trying to cut costs at reactors it owns in Vermont, Massachusetts and New York, and may be placing safety in jeopardy as a result. The company replied that it has kept safety a paramount concern, but that …

‘This Is Where My Life Is’: Shaheen Casts Doubt on Brown’s Motives for N.H. Run

Saturday, October 25, 2014

West Lebanon — U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., on Friday continued to charge her challenger with a lack of understanding of the Granite State, saying votes taken by Republican Scott Brown when he represented Massachusetts in the Senate …

D-H Doctor To Liberia to Train Others

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Concord — New Hampshire’s deputy epidemiologist is heading to Liberia to train medical workers on how to protect against the Ebola virus. Besides her state position, Dr. Elizabeth Talbot is an infectious-disease doctor at Dartmouth-Hitchcock and an associate professor of medicine at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine. After …

Saturday, October 25, 2014

University of Vermont Workers Approve Contract Burlington (ap) — The union that represents about 350 University of Vermont service workers has ratified a new contract. The union that represents UVM’s custodians, electricians, grounds workers, bookstore clerks, shuttle bus drivers, mechanics, plumbers and other workers approved the new three-year …

Hillary Clinton Rallies Women

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Boston — Facing an anxious electorate, Democrats are turning to Hillary Rodham Clinton to drum up support among female voters as polls suggest her party could be losing ground among women heading into next month’s elections. Clinton on …

Attorney General: No Charges in Rumney, N.H., Lakeside Shooting

Friday, October 24, 2014

Rumney, n.h. — A long-smoldering feud between neighbors over the use of a lakeside dock erupted in an alcohol-fueled fight this summer that ended when one man, who said he feared for his life, shot another to death, the state attorney general said Tuesday. Attorney General Joseph Foster …

Suit Claims School Staff Abused Two

Friday, October 24, 2014

Concord — Relatives of two disabled students are suing a New Hampshire special needs school, claiming staff pinched, hit and taunted the children and took photos of a naked boy sitting on a toilet. Lawyers for the parents of a 9-year-old New Hampshire boy and the grandmother of …

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, …

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. …

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 …