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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 …

Vt. Releases Draft GMO Labeling Rules

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Montpelier — The Vermont Attorney General’s Office on Wednesday released a draft of the rules it is writing to govern the state’s first-in-the-nation law to require labeling food made with genetically modified organisms. The rules lay out everything from definitions of “food” and “genetic engineering” to the required …

Local & Regional Briefs for Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Lebanon Bridge Maintenance To Impact Traffic Patterns West Lebanon — Motorists traveling between Hartford and West Lebanon today may wish to seek alternate routes. Traffic on the Route 4 temporary bridge between Hartford and West Lebanon is scheduled to be restricted to one-way due to maintenance scheduled to …

Hassan Highlights Support for Small N.H. Businesses

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Manchester — Gov. Maggie Hassan promoted herself as a leader who is growing New Hampshire’s economy while taking a swing at her Republican opponent Walt Havenstein’s business record on Tuesday. “We have come too far to let my opponent take our economy backward,” Hassan said. “My opponent ran …

Nonprofits See Transition

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Hanover — People from within the Upper Valley nonprofit scene offered a range of ideas as to why at least a half-dozen nonprofits are experiencing transition in their leadership as of late — ranging from an improving economy, to more competitive salaries in the private sector, to a …

The Audacious, Clever Gray Jay Is Under Stress in Vermont

Monday, October 13, 2014

I have friends who live in the North Woods. Moose graze on their lawn. Loons call from the pond. And the gray jays line up on the deck railing for breakfast. They swoop in when they hear the …

Plainfield: Hartland Shooting Range Soundproofing Ineffective

Monday, October 13, 2014

Plainfield — With recent soundproofing efforts a bust at the Hammond Cove Shooting Range in Hartland, residents across the Connecticut River in Plainfield are starting to organize. In response to earlier noise complaints from Plainfield residents, Vermont Fish and Wildlife in the last few weeks has added a …

Though Not Ideal, Record Shows Leadership, Shumlin Says

Monday, October 13, 2014

Montpelier — After almost four years on the job, Gov. Peter Shumlin has presided over the recovery from the state’s worst natural disaster in almost a century, pushed to make his state the first in the country to create a single-payer health care system and sought to wean …

Polling: GOP Should Retake N.H. House

Monday, October 13, 2014

Concord — Half a dozen state Senate districts are the battleground for control of New Hampshire’s upper chamber this November while in the House of Representatives, polling indicates Republicans are likely to take back the majority they lost in 2012. Republicans hold 13 of 24 state Senate seats …

Tourism Grant Will Promote North Country

Monday, October 13, 2014

Lancaster, n.h. — The Northern Border Regional Commission is awarding a $200,000 grant to a campaign that markets North Country tourist attractions, retailers, hotels and restaurants. New Hampshire Grand says it will use the money to upgrade its website and expand its public relations and marketing efforts. Once …

1 Dead in Halloween Hayride in Maine

Monday, October 13, 2014

Mechanic Falls, Maine — A Halloween-themed hayride loaded with passengers crashed down a hill in the Maine woods and slammed into a tree, fatally injuring a teenage girl and leaving more than 20 other people hurt, police said …