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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 said there is not enough evidence to charge Edward Healey, 61, in the June 29 killing of 48-year-old Dr. David Landseadel on …

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 an 11-year-old Vermont girl filed the lawsuit in federal court in Concord, claiming abuse by …

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 …

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 …

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 …