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GOP govs of Vermont and New Hampshire seek trade approval

WOODSTOCK, Vt. (AP) — Vermont’s Republican Gov. Phil Scott said Tuesday he thinks the proposed new trade agreement between the United States, Canada and Mexico will benefit Vermont and the region and he urged Congress to approve it. Scott made the comments a day after he wrote an opinion ...

Massachusetts RMV knew of backlog years before deadly crash

BOSTON (AP) — Officials within the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles grappled for years without success to clear chronic backlogs in the processing of notifications sent by other states of infractions by Massachusetts drivers, according to testimony on Tuesday at an oversight hearing ...

Annual Youth Voices Summit has a rap music theme

HENNIKER, N.H. (AP) — An annual gathering of current and former foster youth in New Hampshire has a rap music theme this year. Participants at Thursday’s Youth Voices Summit at New England College in Henniker will attend workshops on topics such as getting a college degree; finding a job; ...

I-93 open road tolling lanes to undergo maintenance

HOOKSETT, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire transportation officials are planning to temporarily close the northbound and southbound Open Road Toll lanes at the Hooksett Toll Plaza on Interstate 93 for maintenance work. The closure starts Tuesday at 2 a.m. and ends at 12 p.m. Thursday. Drivers will ...

Driver on track at railroad crossing struck by train, dies

NEWTON, N.H. (AP) — Authorities in New Hampshire say a driver on the track at a railroad crossing was struck by an oncoming Amtrak train and died. The Newton Fire Department said the car was on the track on West Main Street and was struck by the Amtrak Downeaster just before 6 p.m. Sunday. ...

Rhode Island airports gets new fire chief

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island’s main airport has a new fire chief. The Rhode Island Airport Corp. has named William Greenwood the new fire chief at T.F. Green Airport in Warwick. Greenwood, a Keene, New Hampshire, resident has served for 24 years at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport ...

Maine puts off plan to gauge impact of human food on bears

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The state with the largest population of black bears on the East Coast is putting off a plan to study how the consumption of human food affects the animals. Maine is home to more than 35,000 bears, and the population has been growing quickly over the past 15 years. The ...

Man accused of stabbing wife to death at apartment complex

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A man accused of stabbing his wife to death at an apartment complex in New Hampshire has been ordered held without bail. Police responded to several 911 calls at the complex in Concord on Sunday afternoon. They found 35-year-old Nathalia Da Paixao outside suffering from ...

Vermont dairy co-op votes to merge with national giant

ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) — Farmers who belong to a 100-year-old dairy cooperative based in Vermont voted overwhelmingly Monday in favor of merging with a large national cooperative. The more than 300-member St. Albans Cooperative Creamery with farms in Vermont, New York and New Hampshire will ...

Judge blocks New Hampshire Medicaid work requirements

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday blocked Medicaid work requirements in New Hampshire, ruling for a third time that the Trump administration hasn’t adequately addressed the potential loss of health coverage for low-income residents. The ruling by U.S. District Judge James E. ...

Slow lobster season so far in Maine, but price is steady

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — It’s a slow lobster season so far in Maine, but fishermen are still hopeful it’ll be a good one. The harvest of crustaceans in America’s biggest lobstering state is usually in full swing by July, but fishermen say they haven’t caught much this month. The season ...

North Woods Law returns to Animal Planet

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — In the midst of summer swelter, a show that features New Hampshire’s Fish and Game conservation officers is taking a chilly turn. “North Woods Law” returns to the Animal Planet cable network on Sunday at 9 p.m. This is the first season the show will include stories ...

America’s got scallops: Catch is up, consumers shelling out

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — America’s harvest of scallops is increasing to near-record levels at a time when the shellfish are in high demand and the value of the fishery has surged in recent years. Sea scallops, harvested mostly by boats from the cold Atlantic Ocean, are the target of one of ...

New Hampshire Fish and Game helps hiker stricken by heat

SARGENTS PURCHASE, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Fish and Game says rescue crews helped a 29-year-old hiker after he was overcome by the heat in the White Mountain National Forest. Late Saturday afternoon, emergency crews were called to the Glen Boulder Trail in Sargents Purchase after the ...

Sununu vetoes bill related to transgender birth certificates

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s transgender residents are expressing disappointment that Republican Gov. Chris Sununu has vetoed a bill that would have made it easier to change their birth records. The bill passed by the Democrat-led Legislature would have allowed transgender men and ...

New Hampshire police: 3 dead following roll-over crash

NEW LONDON, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire police say three people are dead following a roll-over crash on Interstate 89 in New London. The crash in the northbound lane occurred just before noon Sunday near exit 12. WMUR-TV reports the vehicle rolled several times before hitting a construction ...

Heat and humidity grip East Coast as Midwest gets reprieve

BOSTON (AP) — The East Coast on Sunday sweated through another day of extreme heat and humidity as organizers in Boston canceled a benefit run, Delaware Civil War re-enactors got the day off and the New York Police Department implored residents to take it easy. “Sunday has been ...

2 sick horses rescued from New Hampshire home

CHICHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Two horses have been rescued from a farm in New Hampshire and are recovering from starvation. Live and Let Live Farm Director Teresa Paradis tells the Concord Monitor that the two horses were rescued Monday from a home near Hollis where they were living in ...

New Hampshire to end ‘pay to stay’ for inmates

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire is ending its practice of billing inmates and former inmates for the cost of their incarceration. Republican Gov. Chris Sununu signed a measure last week repealing a 1996 law that allowed the state to seek such payments, which have amounted to an average of ...

Connecticut-based banks announce $759M acquisition deal

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — The parent company of Connecticut-based People’s United Bank has agreed to purchase the holding company for United Bank for $759 million. The deal announced Monday is subject to approvals from banking regulators as well as shareholders. People’s United Bank, ...