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WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is promising to invest $150 billion to bring high-speed internet to “every household in America” while breaking up and better regulating monopolies he says currently limit access to drive up their profits.
PORTLAND, Maine — Fishing regulators are proposing another cutback to the catch limits for Atlantic cod, but some environmentalists say the move isn't significant enough to slow the loss of the species.
WINDSOR, Vt. — Regional planners released a two-year study this week with recommendations to establish a multi-community recreation region in southern Windsor County through development of multi-use recreational trails and river accesses.
CONCORD — Turning Points Network (TPN) is pleased to announce that Caitlin Cavanaugh, an AmeriCorps Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) member serving at TPN, has been selected to co-receive the Outstanding Volunteer Service Award in the National Service Member Category at Volunteer New…
BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. — It is a pleasure to announce that Kendra Houle has been named the November Elks Student of the Month for Bellows Falls Union High School. Kendra, a senior, is the daughter of Joannie Houle of Bellows Falls.
SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — If you attended the Festival of Trees, you may have missed seeing the Nature Tree located outside at the Pearl Street entrance to the Great Hall in Springfield. The tree is intended to provide both food and shelter for the birds throughout the winter and will hence stay up…
BOSTON — A jury on Friday began weighing the fate of a man who tweeted that he would give $500 to anyone who would kill a federal immigration officer in a case centered on whether a threatening tweet is protected speech.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A criminal investigation by the Vermont State Police has been in progress at the women’s prison in South Burlington for two months, Human Services Secretary Michael Smith said Friday.
CLAREMONT — The Claremont Planning Board sat down with regional planners and City Planning and Development Director Nancy Merrill to discuss an array of recommendations in a housing study Thursday night. The study was funded by the city last year to better align Claremont’s zoning regulation…
CONCORD, N.H. — An American citizen jailed in his native Lebanon since September on no charges is very ill, and if he dies there, then Lebanon should be subject to sanctions, U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire said Wednesday.
PORTLAND, Maine — A pair of studies by Maine-based scientists suggest the U.S. lobster industry is headed for a period of decline, but likely not a crash.
BOSTON — Members of the family that own OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma say they will push to reverse Tufts University’s decision to strip their name from campus facilities and programs.
HENNIKER, N.H. — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is applauding African American leaders in his home city for “speaking their truth” after a protester disrupted an event held to demonstrate black support for the mayor in South Bend, Indiana.
BRISTOL, Vt. — Two Vermont State Police troopers are under investigation after shooting and wounding a Bristol man during a confrontation Tuesday night.
CONCORD, N.H. — The remaining patients at New Hampshire’s only youth substance use treatment center have been moved out of the facility after another teenage resident was hospitalized, officials said Thursday.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Gov. Phil Scott is promising the state will investigate conditions in Vermont's only women's prison after a newspaper article described sexual misconduct and drug use involving inmates and correctional officers.
CLAREMONT — Like a metaphorical butterfly, the Claremont-based thrift store Changes will close for two months beginning on Wednesday, Dec. 18, with plans to emerge transformed next spring.