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BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. — A Bellows Falls woman drove her vehicle into the former YMCA building on Atkinson Street Tuesday evening.

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CONCORD, N.H. — A lawyer for a woman awaiting re-sentencing with her husband for holding U.S. marshals at bay from their fortress-like home in 2007 says she is ashamed of her actions and is seeking a divorce.

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IOWA CITY, Iowa — Ann Stromquist watched this week’s Democratic presidential debate like the research scientist she is. She studied the candidates’ answers carefully, looking for something to help her make a final decision between supporting Sen. Bernie Sanders or Sen. Elizabeth Warren when …

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BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. — Bellows Falls Police Chief Ron Lake announced his resignation from the department Wednesday morning, which marks an end to a 36-year long career in law enforcement.

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CONCORD, N.H. — An attorney for a man charged with repeatedly raping a teenage boy at New Hampshire’s state-run youth detention center in the 1990s said Friday the allegations are motivated by “money and greed.”

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CLAREMONT — Claremont Fire Department personnel on duty Thursday afternoon responded with an engine and ladder to 67 Maple Ave., also known as Earl M. Bourdon Centre, for a sounding automatic fire alarm.

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CONCORD, N.H. — A New Hampshire prep school rocked by sexual abuse claims is doing a better job of addressing complaints but should improve its policies around investigating a crime and assisting victims, according to a report released by the attorney general’s office Thursday.

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MONTPELIER, Vt. — Vermont lawmakers are proposing a number of gun-related restrictions that they say are aimed at keeping Vermonters and their children safe, including a waiting period, after Republican Gov. Phil Scott vetoed a similar measure last session.

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CHESTER, Vt. — The Chester Selectboard had a lengthy, not-so-typical agenda Wednesday night that involved the approval of the water and sewer budgets, a town budget increase that will be reviewed on March 2 and subsequently voted on March 3, the appointment of Amanda Silva as the town health…

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MONTPELIER — Those concerned the state hasn’t gone far enough to address $4.5 billion in unfunded pension and retiree health care liabilities hope they’ll find traction this year with the Legislature.

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MONTPELIER — Tourism and marketing groups have until the middle of February to try and tap a new $80,000 grant program aimed at attracting more people to the state.

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CLAREMONT — Claremont Fire Department personnel on duty Thursday afternoon responded with an engine and ladder to 67 Maple Ave., also known as Earl M. Bourdon Centre, for a sounding automatic fire alarm.