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State jobless-pay rules differ in FairPoint strike

AUGUSTA, Maine – FairPoint worker Jeff Dorn has already told his kids Christmas is going to be more about family than presents this year. The … Full story    

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World War II vet buried in view of his front porch

NEW HARTFORD, Conn. – Like a lot of returning servicemen in 1945, Paul A. Vaccari didn’t talk much about war. He did, however, talk about … Full story    

Pierce picks a Card

RINDGE (AP) – Former White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card has been named Franklin Pierce University’s fifth president. Card, a former Franklin Pierce trustee, … Full story    
Updated 5 hours ago

State jobless-pay rules differ in FairPoint strike

AUGUSTA, Maine – FairPoint worker Jeff Dorn has already told his kids Christmas is going to be more about family than presents this year. The … Full story    
Updated 5 hours ago

N.H. taxes can now be paid by credit card

CONCORD – State taxes can now be paid by credit card, although it will cost an extra 2.19 percent, to cover the credit card fees. … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Resorts make big snowmaking upgrades

MONTPELIER, Vt. – Northeast ski resorts continue to invest millions in leaner and meaner snowmaking guns, with Vermont making big inroads this year, thanks to … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Offshore wind turbines more likely as auction set

BOSTON – Massachusetts is one step closer to seeing its coastline waters dotted with wind turbines as federal officials announced Monday that an auction date … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Gov. Hassan asks agencies for $18M in budget cuts

CONCORD– Gov. Maggie Hassan ordered state agencies on Monday to cut a collective $18 million from their budgets in an effort to avoid a shortfall … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Salmonella in 10 states linked to raw sprouts

WASHINGTON – Raw sprouts are linked to dozens of cases of food poisoning – again. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 63 people … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Colleges hope to engage students on wealth gap

CONCORD – Many students at Keene State College and Mount Wachusett Community College already know something about the widening gap between the wealthiest Americans and … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Marijuana advocates hope Maine goes legal next

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine – Marijuana advocates want to finally take their legalization drive – thus far the province of western states – to the Northeast, … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Ortiz doll, marathon medal in Boston time capsule

BOSTON (AP) – Whoever opens Boston’s time capsule in 2114 will find a David Ortiz bobblehead doll and a medal from last year’s Boston Marathon. … Full story    
Published:  November 23, 2014

UMaine fans fail to set world record for flannel

ORONO, Maine (AP) – The University of Maine has fallen short in its quest to break the world record for having the most people in … Full story    
Published:  November 23, 2014

Cops: Naked suspect assaults man, 84, at airport

BOSTON (AP) – A man stripped inside a women’s bathroom at Logan International Airport on Saturday, climbed into a dropped ceiling, crashed through it and … Full story    
Published:  November 23, 2014

City: Quarter-toting ‘Robin Hooders’ must back off

KEENE – The self-styled “Robin Hooders” race to the rescue of the parking peasantry, pumping quarters into their expired meters and leaving behind cards informing … Full story    
Published:  November 23, 2014

Agency: Schools helped Lanza’s mom ‘appease’ him

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Adam Lanza’s parents and educators contributed to his social isolation in the years before he carried out the 2012 Sandy Hook … Full story    
Published:  November 22, 2014

WBIN-TV drops ‘Cosby Show’ over sex assault allegations

DERRY – Allegations of rape against Bill Cosby have led Derry-based WBIN-TV to drop “The Cosby Show” from its schedule. “In light of Mr. Cosby’s … Full story    
Published:  November 21, 2014

New reps learn rules of New Hampshire House

CONCORD – Choose your words carefully on the House floor. Always read the speaker’s note in the weekly House calendar (and don’t ask the clerk … Full story    
Published:  November 21, 2014

Striking FairPoint workers willing to hold out

MONTPELIER, Vt. – About 200 striking FairPoint workers and their supporters rallied at the Vermont Statehouse on Thursday as many said they’re willing to stay … Full story    
Published:  November 21, 2014

Fire kills Maine mother, 3 kids in deadly month

PORTLAND, Maine – Firefighters rushed into a burning mobile home in far northern Maine early Thursday but they were too late to save a 28-year-old … Full story    
Published:  November 21, 2014

Vermont Yankee makes pending layoffs official

VERNON, Vt. – The Vermont Yankee nuclear plant has officially notified the state that it will be laying off 165 employees starting in January. News … Full story    
Published:  November 21, 2014

State’s health site getting work

MONTPELIER, Vt. – An economist who said “the stupidity of the American voter” helped pass the complex federal health care law has agreed to finish … Full story    
Published:  November 20, 2014

Spending cuts sought to close budget shortfall

BOSTON – Gov. Deval Patrick’s administration ordered nearly $200 million in immediate spending cuts Wednesday while asking lawmakers to approve reductions in local aid and … Full story    
Published:  November 20, 2014