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Grafton County candidates are, top row, from left: Democrat Kelley Monahan and Republican Bill Sharp for Register of Deeds; Republican Karen Cervantes and Democrat Mike Cryans for District 1 commissioner. Bottom row, from left: Democrat Linda Lauer and Republican Stephen Whitney for District 2 commissioner; Independent Allan Monica, Democrat Martha Richards and Republican Paul Simard for District 3 commissioner. (Courtesy photographs)

4 Grafton County Offices Contested

Saturday, October 25, 2014

North Haverhill — Republicans are trying to unseat the three Democrats who serve as Grafton County commissioners in the 2014 elections, but the most colorful race — again — may be for the oft overlooked post of Register of Deeds. The Republicans primarily call for closer scrutiny of the county’s $39 million budget, particularly contributions to social-service agencies. Meanwhile, the …

Anthem Says Health Rates in N.H. Will Stay Flat

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Concord — Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Hampshire said Friday that on average, its customers who have purchased insurance plans under the federal health care overhaul law will see no increases in premiums next year. Anthem was the only company selling health plans through the new marketplace this year, but it will be joined by two other private insurance companies …

Watchdogs Warn Of Yankee Cuts

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Montpelier — Nuclear watchdog groups said Friday that Entergy Corp. is trying to cut costs at reactors it owns in Vermont, Massachusetts and New York, and may be placing safety in jeopardy as a result. The company replied that it has kept safety a paramount concern, but that it will comply with any new requirements placed on it by federal regulators resulting from …

Triple Truck Accidents Delay I-91 Traffic

Friday, October 17, 2014

Hartford — An accident that shut down a portion of both Interstate 91 southbound lanes for nearly six hours early Thursday morning in Hartford was one of three overnight tractor-trailer incidents that Vermont State Police and other workers …

No Charges for Weare Police Chief

Friday, October 17, 2014

Hillsboro, n.h (ap) — The New Hampshire attorney general says there’s no evidence to suggest the chief of the troubled Weare Police Department assaulted a female underling with whom he had an affair. John Velleca has been on leave since the accusations were made public last month. His …

Police: Woman Jumped Out Window With Twins

Friday, October 17, 2014

Lyman, n.h. — A 29-year-old woman was charged with murder and assault after authorities said she jumped out a second-story window over the summer with her 4-month-old twins, killing her son and severely injuring her daughter. Patina Welch, of Lyman, N.H., was arraigned Thursday afternoon on charges of …

Clinton: Attack Ads Are Insulting to Voters

Friday, October 17, 2014

Manchester — Former President Bill Clinton said Thursday that fear-mongering and third-party attacks — including those against U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen — on issues such as Ebola and the Islamic State group are insulting to voters’ intelligence. Both …

Garcia Criticizes U.S. Approaches

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Hanover — State Rep. Marilinda Garcia, R-Salem, called for the United States to take a stronger stance in foreign affairs during a town hall-style meeting held at Dartmouth College on Wednesday evening. In an hour-long discussion with John …

Havenstein’s Funds Nearly 4 Times Hassan’s

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Concord — Heading into the final weeks of campaigning, Republican gubernatorial candidate Walt Havenstein has nearly four times as much cash on hand as New Hampshire’s Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan. Candidates for statewide office reported Wednesday how much they’ve raised and spent since the Sept. 9 primary, revealing …

Romney Stumps for Brown Again in N.H.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Hudson, n.h. — Mitt Romney returned to a familiar company in a familiar state Wednesday to campaign for Republican Senate hopeful Scott Brown, arguing that Obama administration policies backed by U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen are hurting small businesses. …

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 …