LOCAL NEWS

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A deputy police chief who was put on paid leave after she disclosed she created a fake social media account returned to restricted duty on Monday and faces an eight-day suspension as discipline, a Vermont police chief said. Last month, the chief in Burlington at the ti…

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CHARLESTOWN, N.H. — With a pivotal ballot question facing voters in March, Charlestown residents and stakeholders held a passionate — and at times heated — discussion Thursday night on whether Charlestown should withdraw from the Fall Mountain School District.

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ROCKINGHAM, Vt. — The Rockingham Selectboard voted unanimously on three items and heard an update from local public transportation service The Current on Tuesday evening.

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Windsor — Yellow Jacket coach Bruce MacKay couldn’t stop talking about his young players after Saturday’s win over Newport. “This is such an unselfish team, everyone w… Read more

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Twin Valley's Eric Bolognani attempts to stop Springfield's Brendan Dwinell during Friday's match up. The Cosmos kept close chase of the Wildcats during the first half… Read more

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The Kearsarge Regional High School boys were first and the Sunapee boys came in second in a ski meet held at Mount Sunapee Resort on Friday afternoon. Top finisher for… Read more

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CHARLESTOWN, N.H. — Six weeks ahead of Town Meeting Day, the Charlestown Fire Department is fighting to get its message concerning the need to replace the #2 engine out to voters. Despite feeling confident about the rationale for the purchase, town firefighters worry whether enough voters wi… Read more

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Valentine's Day is right around the corner and there is no better way to celebrate than to adopt a bonded pair of dogs! Booger and Cocoa are father and daughter Chugs. Cocoa is 9 and Booger is 12. These two love to cuddle and are good with dogs and cats. Read more

REGIONAL NEWS

PORTLAND, Maine — A Maine native is donating $100 million to Northeastern University to establish a graduate school and research center in Portland in hopes of transforming the city into a technology hub and sparking economic growth, officials said Monday.

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Nearly two years ago, the governing board of Effingham County, Ill., passed a resolution declaring itself a “sanctuary county” and barring “employees from enforcing the unconstitutional actions of the state government.” Those actions? Gun control laws, which are resoundingly unpopular in the… Read more

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The unsettling saga of Robert Hyde, a Connecticut resident who may or may not have been involved in a plot against a U.S. ambassador, has raised questions about the president and his associates’ actions in Ukraine. Closer to home, it’s put a renewed focus on the Fifth District congressional … Read more

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On Oct. 9, 2019, federal agents at Dulles International Airport arrested two burly men who had one-way airline tickets out of the country. The two, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, might have been foreign-born mobsters – Parnas with a Napoleanic comb-over and Fruman with hard eyes and a set jaw. Read more

OUR COLUMNISTS

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We are cruising into the fourth full week of 2020 and the second set of resolutions for steering clear of fraud and scams. How are you doing so far? Let me know by email (egreenblott@aarp.org). I can send you a fresh copy of the first five resolutions if you misplaced them.

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Each year, I propose resolutions for the New Year. This year, the resolutions are coming in two installments. This first set, listed below, can be completed immediately — by the end of today, even; the second set, coming in my next column, requires more time and a sustained effort.

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Everybody does, but people believe that yours would sell. Write a book, they say, your story is interesting and funny and exciting. And so you start to imagine the crowds at your book signing. You think about the money you’ll make. You picture the life of a writer. You should read “ConsiderT…

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Last week, I wandered through the avian spirits and totems that appear in New World religions and mythologies, confining myself to North America. In Mesoamerica (Mexico and Central America), the Aztecs worshiped a “feathered serpent” called Quetzalcoatl, an entity that combines the attribute… Read more

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SAO PAULO — A few days before Christmas, renowned pianist João Carlos Martins summoned his friends to a Sao Paulo bar so he could show off the best gift he’d received in years: a new pair of bionic gloves that are letting the 79-year-old play with both hands for the first time in more than t… Read more