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A state-run liquor store is seen just off Intersate 95 in Portmouth, N.H., Sunday, May 22, 2011. Some Maine lawmakers  say Maine's tax burdens make it tough to compete with New Hamsphire where there is no income or sales tax. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

New Hampshire Liquor Commission cautions that new competition south of the border could be drain on sales

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Concord — The state Liquor Commission is warning lawmakers that a new spirits retailer planning to expand in Massachusetts could be a drain on New Hampshire sales. Maryland-based Total Wine & More, a big-box national chain, is set to open a store in Natick, Mass. The launch of the liquor chain in the Bay State could lead to a loss …

New England’s Long Winter Delays Gardening Season

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Montpelier — The historic barrage of snow and cold that struck New England this winter has pushed back the gardening season and left behind damaged bushes, trees and greenhouses — and gardeners clamoring to get their hands in the dirt. The growing season is one to two weeks behind schedule after a winter …

Civil War ‘Silent Sentinels’ Still on Guard in North, South

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Saratoga Springs, n.y. — After the Civil War ended in April 1865, statues depicting Union and Confederate soldiers went up across the country, from New England squares to Southern courthouses. A century and a half later, these weathered “Silent Sentinels” still stand guard, rifles at the ready, gazing off in the distance. For …

Ethan Allen Arrest Warrant To Be Auctioned in New York

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Montpelier — A 1774 arrest warrant for Vermont Revolutionary War hero Ethan Allen and other leaders of the Green Mountain Boys is going on the auction block. Swann Auction Galleries in New York will auction off the partial document — one of its two leaves is missing — …

Britton Lumber Hopes to Rebuild Sawmill

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Fairlee — Almost two weeks after a four-alarm fire leveled the sawmill at Britton Lumber Co., officials there announced their intentions to rebuild the sawmill and continue the company’s other operations as usual. “That’s what’s taken two weeks …

House Ups Military Suicide Awareness

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Montpelier — Valerie Pallotta says it took some time after her son Joshua returned from his 2010 deployment to Afghanistan with the Vermont National Guard for the signs of trouble to appear. As the months and years unfolded, she said, the combat deaths of two members of his …

Vt. Receives New Latin Motto

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Burlington — Vermont has a new Latin motto, thanks to a ninth-grader from the Northeast Kingdom sharing her love of the ancient language with the entire Green Mountain State. Stella quarta decima fulgeat, or “May the 14th star shine bright,” officially became the state’s Latin motto Friday when …

Complications Abound for N.H. Medicaid

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Concord — Even if lawmakers reauthorize New Hampshire’s expanded Medicaid program, implementing the next phase will be hugely complicated, state officials said Friday. Since July, more than 38,000 adults making up to 138 percent of the federal poverty limit — about $15,900 a year — have signed up …

Boston Air Travelers Left Behind $13,000 in spare change at Logan

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Boston — Transportation Security Administration workers collected more than $13,000 in spare change left behind by travelers at Boston’s Logan International Airport last year. The Boston Globe reported that the TSA said in a report this week that the change is often abandoned in those plastic buckets used …

Boston Authorities Release Surveillance Video of Police Officer’s Shooting

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Boston — A Boston police officer suddenly drops to the ground after getting shot in the face while the man who shot him can be seen sprinting from the scene in a surveillance video released Friday by prosecutors. The video, released by Suffolk District Attorney Daniel Conley, shows …

N.H.’s Top Federal Prosecutor to Resign, Heading to DH

Friday, April 10, 2015

Concord — U.S. Attorney John Kacavas has announced he is resigning after nearly six years as New Hampshire’s top federal prosecutor. He is leaving to become chief legal officer and general counsel for Dartmouth-Hitchcock health systems. Kacavas announced his resignation, effective April 17, on Thursday. Dartmouth-Hitchcock officials say …

Smart Murder Accomplice Gets Parole

Friday, April 10, 2015

Concord — A second New Hampshire man who helped kill Pamela Smart’s husband 25 years ago in a lurid case that inspired sensational media coverage was granted parole Thursday after being warned to stay away from the victim’s …

Vt. Explores Options For Health Exchange

Friday, April 10, 2015

Montpelier — Lt. Gov. Phil Scott led a mini fact-finding mission to Rhode Island on Monday to learn more about components of the Connecticut health care exchange that could help Vermont save money. The cost of fixing the dysfunctional Vermont Health Connect website will be roughly $200 million, …