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People stand atop an overturned car in Keene, N.H. on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, during a night of violent parties that led to destruction, dozens of arrests and multiple injuries, near the city's annual pumpkin festival.  The parties around the school coincided with the annual Keene Pumpkin Festival, where the community tries to set a world record of the largest number of carved and lighted jack-o-lanterns in one place. (AP Photo/The Boston Globe, Jeremy Fox)  BOSTON HERALD OUT, QUINCY OUT; NO SALES

Students Clean Up After Mayhem in Keene

Monday, October 20, 2014

Keene, n.h. — Keene State College students quickly cleaned up from a chaotic weekend Sunday after violent parties near the city’s annual pumpkin festival led to destruction, dozens of arrests and multiple injuries. The parties around the school coincided with the annual Keene Pumpkin Festival, where the community tries to set a world record of the largest number of carved …

Economy Gets Focus in N.H. Gov.’s Contest

Monday, October 20, 2014

Concord — As New Hampshire continues to crawl out of the Great Recession, both candidates for governor are using facts about the state’s economic health to woo voters who say it’s one of their biggest issues heading into the Nov. 4 election. And both have it right. Republican candidate Walt Havenstein points to the state’s low gross domestic product growth rate of 0.9 …

Vermont’s Republican Lieutenant Gov. Facing Stiff Challenge

Monday, October 20, 2014

Montpelier — When he needs to take out his aggression, Phil Scott heads to the Thunder Road racetrack, gets into a lime green Chevrolet emblazoned with the logos of local businesses and pursues his part-time, and often successful, passion as a race car driver. Around the Statehouse, where Scott serves as lieutenant governor, he is variously described as low-key, easygoing and a broker …

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 …

Shaheen Stumps With Leahy

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Claremont — U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., said she supports efforts to build an international coalition to combat the Islamic State, as well as efforts to address the militant group’s financing and recruitment. In an interview during a …

Maine Harvest Schools Teens in Hard Work

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Blaine, Maine — In the gentle hills of northern Maine, far from the rocky coastline and lighthouses, teenagers trade warm classrooms for cold potato fields every fall, just as they have for generations. Schools shut down — sometimes …

Vermont Biologists Seeking More Info on Surviving Bats

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Montpelier — Biologists with the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife are conducting a second experiment this winter to determine if more bats are passing the winter without waking from hibernation and flying in the frigid air where most die from white nose syndrome. In recent weeks, biologists …

EPA Chief Says Lake Champlain Cleanup Critical

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Burlington — The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency used Lake Champlain as a backdrop to call for continued efforts to clean up the lake and other waterways across the U.S. that she said are critical to the future of the country. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said …

Oil, Natural Gas Prices Confound New England

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Hartford, Conn. — Pipeline bottlenecks that drove up natural gas home heating prices in New England last winter could cause trouble when the weather again turns cold, but oil prices that once climbed to record territory continue to fall. That unusual sequence of events — higher prices for …

N.H. Plans to Fix Historic Ski Jump

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Berlin, N.H. — A historic ski jump that once attracted up to 30,000 spectators and made New Hampshire an important winter sports destination after it opened in 1938 is getting a chance to soar again. The Nansen Ski …

Sensors to Turn N.H.-Maine Span Into ‘Living’ Information Hub

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Durham, N.H. (ap) — The Memorial Bridge connecting New Hampshire and Maine may soon be an information hub for boaters, drivers and engineers. Under the Living Bridge Project, an effort led by the University of New Hampshire, the state Department of Transportation is installing sensors on the bridge …

Pomfret Hunter Bags Mega Moose

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Pomfret — As Kevin Rice, Pomfret’s fire chief, scouted for bull moose in the wilds of the Northeast Kingdom early one morning late last month, he ventured to a wet, clear-c ut property in Bloomfield, Vt. There, he …

Accused’s Mother Testifies

Friday, October 10, 2014

Burlington — The mother of a part-time snowplow driver charged with killing a popular St. Johnsbury, Vt., teacher after luring her from her home with a ruse about a disabled car said her son’s wife accompanied him almost …