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In this photo taken Wed. Nov. 12, 2014  successful deer hunters check in their deer at the check station in Hillsboro, N.H. Fish and Wildlife officials suspect that interest from local food connoisseurs is helping to level off a drop in the number of hunting license holders nationally, which has been on a steady decline over the last 30 years.(AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Locavore Movement Tries Deer Hunting

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Montpelier — A decades-long national decline in the number of hunters has prompted states to tap into a new group of hunters — people who demand locally produced food, but don’t know the first thing about bagging a deer. Books and blogs on the topic are numerous, and state wildlife departments are offering introductory deer hunting classes in urban areas …

Case of Keene Parking Meter ‘Robin Hoods’ Before Top Court

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Keene, N.H. — The self-styled “Robin Hooders” race to the rescue of the parking peasantry, pumping quarters into their expired meters and leaving behind cards informing them they have been saved from “the king’s tariff.” Nobody, not even the king — in this case the quaint New Hampshire college town of Keene — …

Former Nobel Prize Group Winner Dies

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Providence, R.I. — David Greer, a doctor who co-founded a group that won the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize for working to prevent nuclear war and who helped transform the medical school at Brown University, has died. He was 89. Greer was a founding director of the Nobel-winning International Physicians for the Prevention of …

Vt. Seeks Owners of Unclaimed Property

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Montpelier — The Vermont treasurer’s office is looking for the owners of more than $8 million in unclaimed financial property turned over to the state in the past year. The property includes misplaced savings or investments, forgotten insurance policies, abandoned security deposits, estates and uncashed tax refunds or …

Hearings Set on Champlain Cleanup

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Montpelier — Federal and state officials plan to hold public meetings in Vermont on efforts to clean up Lake Champlain. The sessions, starting Monday, are the next step in what some environmentalists say has been a long, drawn-out process of coming up with a plan to reduce the …

N.H. Dept. Seeks Millions More From State Budget

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Concord — Officials from the Department of Health and Human Services warned on Friday that it will become even harder to fund programs for New Hampshire’s most vulnerable without new money in the next state budget. Commissioner Nick …

Online Tool to Aid Vermonters

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Waterbury, Vt. — Efficiency Vermont will launch a new program next week about a new online tool consumers can use to save energy and money. Jim Merriam, director of the Burlington-based nonprofit, said Friday the agency will send …

Hassan Announces New Site Evaluation Committee Nominees

Friday, November 14, 2014

Concord — Gov. Maggie Hassan has switched up her nominations to a powerful committee in charge of permitting Northern Pass and any future wind or pipeline projects in the state. Hassan announced she was withdrawing the nominations of outgoing Republican state Sen. Bob Odell, R-New London, and Democratic …

Father Sues Vermont DCF in Toddler’s Death

Friday, November 14, 2014

Rutland — The father of a 2-year-old girl who died in state care filed a lawsuit Thursday against Vermont and its Department for Children and Families, saying they breached their duties to protect the child, whose stepfather is accused of killing her. Willis Sheldon, of Rutland, filed the …

Vermont Advocate Groups Push for Carbon Tax

Friday, November 14, 2014

Barre, Vt. — A coalition of environmental, business and low-income advocates called Thursday for Vermont to adopt a carbon tax as a way to encourage emission reductions and to use the money both for energy efficiency and for tax cuts elsewhere. Among the speakers at the event, held …

UNH System Seeks $52 Million More

Friday, November 14, 2014

Concord — New Hampshire’s state universities want an additional $52 million next year to maintain a tuition freeze, give more scholarships to science and math students and lower tuition for some community-college transfer students. Representatives from the University System of New Hampshire presented the request to Gov. Maggie …

Records: N.H. Teen Waited to ID Alleged Captor

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Concord — A New Hampshire teen who was kidnapped in October 2013 waited until a week after she was home to reveal her alleged captor’s identity, according to court papers released Wednesday. The documents also said Abigail Hernandez …

Milne Won’t Seek Recount Vs. Shumlin Win

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Montpelier — While official election results released Wednesday confirm that Gov. Peter Shumlin won a plurality in last week’s election, the Democrat is hoping to hold on to the office in January when legislators could decide the race. …