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Supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton hold signs outside the Verizon Wireless Center before the 2016 McIntyre Shaheen 100 Club Celebration, Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Voters Prep for Turn in Spotlight

Saturday, February 6, 2016

West Lebanon — In accordance with a newly implemented piece of a 2012 voter identification law, New Hampshire voters on Tuesday can expect to be asked to present a photo ID to election officials before casting a ballot. After stating their names, parties and addresses, voters will be asked to provide photo identification, according to materials the Secretary of State’s …

Parts of New England See Season’s First Significant Snowfall

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Boston — A winter storm packing heavy, wet snow gave New England its first real taste of winter Friday, toppling trees and knocking out power to more than 180,000 customers and threatening to cover some spots a foot deep. A 6-year-old girl was hit by a falling tree limb that fell in her …

McAllister Trial Delayed

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Montpelier (ap) — The trial on sex charges of suspended state Sen. Norman McAllister has been moved from this month to May, lawyers said Friday, lessening the likelihood that lawmakers would be called away from their duties to testify as witnesses. Defense lawyer Brooks McArthur and Franklin County State’s Attorney James Hughes both said they still need to collect sworn statements from potential …

Windsor Board Opposes Solar Array

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Windsor — The Selectboard unanimously voted Tuesday night to oppose the 19,000-panel solar array that has been proposed by Green Mountain Power on 40 acres of former prison farm property. John MacGovern, a staunch opponent of the project, said the board will not put an advisory question on …

N.H. Preps for First Votes Under ID Law

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Concord — New Hampshire designated two judges to hear voter and ballot challenges during the state’s first-in-the-nation presidential primary on Feb. 9 — the first time the state’s voter identification law takes effect. Voters will be asked to show identification, like a driver’s license or military ID. Voters …

Local & Regional Briefs for Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Meriden Postal Worker Pleads Not Guilty to Charges Claremont — In a brief court appearance Monday morning, the Meriden postal employee charged with opening mail and stealing cash and gift cards pleaded not guilty to three misdemeanor charges. Kim Smith, of Hartland, is charged with receiving stolen property, …

Local & Regional Briefs for Monday, Jan. 25, 2016

Monday, January 25, 2016

West Fairlee Man Charged With Assaulting a Police Officer Corinth — Police said a West Fairlee man assaulted a police officer and damaged the hood of a cruiser while being taken into custody on a previous arrest warrant on Thursday. Edwin Huntley, 41, was charged with resisting arrest, …

Back Country Hut Proposal Has Critics

Monday, January 25, 2016

Concord — More than five decades since a backcountry hut for hikers was last built in New Hampshire’s White Mountains, a plan to put one less than 2 miles into the woods has stirred passions among some outdoor …

Vt. Solar Growth Slows

Monday, January 25, 2016

Richmond, Vt. — Less than two years after Vermont almost quadrupled the amount of renewable electricity that homeowners and small businesses can sell to their utilities, regulators are looking for the best way to go even further to encourage renewable energy production while ensuring costs stay low for …

Blue Skies for Historic Storm Cleanup

Monday, January 25, 2016

New York — Brilliant sunshine and gently rising temperatures followed the mammoth blizzard that paralyzed Washington and set a single-day snowfall record in New York City, enabling millions to dig out Sunday and enjoy the winter. The timing …

Jim Kenyon: Earl Sweet Was a Union Man to the End

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Connie Davis earned $12 an hour working as a home health aide for a private company. In 2014, Davis landed a custodian’s job at Dartmouth College. Neither job is easy; both require a lot of elbow grease. But there’s a big difference. Her starting pay at Dartmouth: $18.10 …

Local & Regional Briefs for Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Grant Will Support Ballet Performances Lebanon — City Center Ballet has received $5,000 from the Hypertherm HOPE Foundation. The grant makes possible this year’s performance of the holiday ballet Clara’s Dream, A Nutcracker Story, and the upcoming debut of the company’s newest production, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, City …

Vermont Sees Growth in Food Business Over Last 5 Years

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Springfield, Vt. — In the last five years, Black River Produce, a wholesale distributor of fresh food, has doubled its sales and staff and added a much-sought-after slaughterhouse in southern Vermont as demand for locally produced food continues to climb. Sales have tripled for Pete’s Greens, a four-season …