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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions put in a plug for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee on Friday as he touted the role of law enforcement in reducing addiction and overdose deaths plaguing Maine and New England. Read more

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KEENE — U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) announced on Thursday that the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) awarded Goodwill Industries of Northern New England a $377,000 Targeted Priority Grant to support 45 members of Granite State Service Corps d… Read more

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WINDSOR, Vt. — The deacons of the Old South Church have been searching for a new pastor since last year, when their minister of 17 years, Mandy Lape-Freeberg, left to take a job as senior pastor at the Congregational Church at Dartmouth College. According to Tom McGraw, one of the six deacon… Read more

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CONCORD — A bill to redefine voting laws got the stamp of approval from New Hampshire supreme court Thursday. The ruling, which adds requirements to voter eligibility, means anyone who files for residency in order to vote must also file paperwork proving their intention to stay in the state.  Read more

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There was no denying Craftsbury Common’s Joel Hodgdon at Consolidated Communications Night on Thursday, July 12, as he stormed back from a mid-race spin to take the victory in round two of the Myers Container Service Triple Crown Series for the Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tigers. The veteran was one of multiple big winners on the night, which included an inspiring triumph by one-armed racer Tim Hunt in the Allen Lumber Street Stocks. Read more

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Bellows Falls Post 37 welcomed Brattleboro Post 5 on Thursday night with the teams tied for third in the Southern Vermont Legion Division, both with records of 7-3. Brattleboro came out hot, scoring three runs in the top of the first, and left BF playing catch-up for the remainder of the game. Although BF did rally late, it was ultimately not enough, as they lost 7-3 on their home diamond and fell to fourth in the standings. Read more

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The 2018 CHaD NH East-West High School All-Star Football Game, powered by Bedford and Nashua Ambulatory Surgical Centers, is proving to be a record year.  With final numbers still trickling in, this year’s football fundraiser has raised a record $275,000 for the kids and programs at Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock.  Read more

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While I was traveling, my contractor worked on my house. I was a little nervous about letting him do it all without supervision, but since I don’t even know which end of a hammer is the one you pound in screws with, I’m not sure he needed any of my helpful advice anyway.  Read more

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In New Hampshire, all fresh water bodies that are located entirely within the state with an area of 10 acres or more are state-owned public waters and are held in trust by the state for public use. RSA 233-A, passed by the legislature in 1992, protects the public’s right to free boat access … Read more

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As a child in eastern China, Panshu Zhao worshipped the United States. “He read the Bible his parents gave him, watched Hollywood movies and studied the ideals of democracy,” reports the Associated Press. “He jumped at the chance to attend graduate school at Texas A&M University.” Read more

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As I write, the first of two World Cup semi-final games between Belgium and France is set to kick off in Moscow, and as soon as this column is finished and filed I'll be enjoying the spectacle on TV. Largely for the sake of my old friend Alain in Montpellier, I'll be pulling hard for France. Read more

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It's often been observed that special counsel Robert Mueller, assigned to investigate alleged Trump-Russia collusion in the 2016 presidential campaign, has yet to charge anyone with a crime involving Trump-Russia collusion in the 2016 presidential campaign. Read more

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I have always admired turtles and their armored ways; how they bask in the sun and retreat when the world is too much. Last summer, through the perseverance of a 9-year-old boy, I found myself holding a small, golf-ball-sized turtle. It had a pointed snout that had two white lines stretching… Read more

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When I was 10 years old we moved into a new house. On the lawn next to the back porch we found a pile of lumber scraps, old venetian blinds, a few half-empty cans of paint, and some cardboard boxes full of what someone apparently thought of as junk. All of this had been dumped rather uncerem… Read more

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BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – Veteran music journalist Joe Milliken recently announced a publishing deal with the Lanham, Maryland-based publisher Rowman & Littlefield Publishers to produce his first book, a biography about the late Benjamin Orr. Orr was the co-founder, co-lead singer, and bassis… Read more

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ACWORTH — A fine art exhibition and sale in the Acworth Town Hall will be the centerpiece of a festive day of fundraising activities for local projects on Saturday, July 14. The show, benefiting the Acworth Community Charitable Trust, will feature 30 artists from around the region and backgr… Read more

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BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. — The Bellows Falls Opera House schedule for films playing the week of Friday, July 13 through Tuesday, July 17 is as follows: Read more

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CAVENDISH, Vt. — The Cavendish Community and Conservation Association invites everyone to the Proctorsville Green for the continuing summer music series for 2018 which will take place on Wednesday evenings at 6 p.m. in July and August on the Proctorsville Green. Read more