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A Cambridge hotel is offering an insane foliage gazing experience for a cool $16,000
Two New England properties—Kimpton Hotel Marlowe in Cambridge and Kimpton Taconic Hotel in Manchester, Vermont—have teamed up to offer a probably-once-in-a-lifetime, bank-account-draining, semi-ridiculous-yet-the-stuff-of-dreams fall weekend. It costs $16,000. The experience starts with a Thursday night stay in Cambridge’s Hotel Marlowe’s presidential suite, plus a fancy dinner at Bambara Kitchen & Bar (where lobster sliders are a […]
202 points by The Boston Globe | Vermont New England Massachusetts Taconic Mountains
Corbyn rushed by Question Time audience while Smith awkwardly ignored
UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn won the debate against his challenger for the leadership of the Labour Party, Owen Smith, if the audience’s response at the end of BBC’s Question Time is any indication. Read Full Article at
551 points by Russia Today | United Kingdom Democratic socialism Vermont Labour Party Keir Hardie Tony Blair Bernie Sanders Burlington Vermont
Winooski teen will be tried as an adult on murder charges
WINOOSKI, Vt. (AP) - A Winooski teen will be tried as an adult on a charge of second-degree murder after a 54-year-old man died from injuries sustained in a street fight last month. Judge Dennis Pearson ordered the 17-year-old boy held without bail on Thursday in Vermont Superior Court. The ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Murder Assault Crime Life imprisonment English-language films Vermont Legal terms Prison
Burlington superintendent gets approval for 3-year work visa
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - A Canadian man hired last year to become the superintendent of the Burlington School District will be able to stay in the United States for the next three years. The Burlington Free Press ( ) reports that Yaw Obeng's three-year work visa has received federal approval. ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Vermont United States Burlington Vermont Canada U.S. state Washington D.C. University of Vermont Gannett publications
Amid questions, Republican Winterton withdraws from Senate District 16 race
Donald Winteron, a Republican candidate for the District 16 Senate seat, has ended his campaign and withdrawn from the race.Secretary of State Bill Gardner said Thursday that because Winterton has not been domiciled in New Hampshire for at least the last seven years, he does not meet the qualificati...
75 points by Concord Monitor | United States Senate United States Massachusetts President of the United States Barack Obama Vermont Elections Voting system
Ayotte addresses struggling dairy
U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte was on a farm. Ayotte visited Yeaton Farm in Epsom on Wednesday to learn about the ongoing struggles of New Hampshire dairy farmers. Continued low milk prices, combined with this summer’s drought, have led 19 of New Hampshire’s 120 dairies to close this year alone. At Yeaton...
32 points by Concord Monitor | Milk United States Senate Dairy farming Vermont Dairy Bulk tank Tom Vilsack Merrimack County New Hampshire
NY lawmakers to hold hearing on water contamination
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York state lawmakers will continue their hearings into drinking water contamination in communities around the state. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's health commissioner, Dr. Howard Zucker, and Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos are slated to speak Wednesday at the joint Senate-Assembly hearing in Albany. While much ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Hudson River New York Rensselaer County New York Vermont United States Washington D.C. Albany County New York Water
Scott pushes to scrap Vermont's health care exchange
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Lt. Gov. Phil Scott says he wants to abandon the Vermont Health Connect insurance exchange. Scott, a Republican running for governor, made the announcement Wednesday in Burlington. He says his health care proposals would play a part in making the state more affordable. Scott has been ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Vermont Massachusetts United States Health insurance Health care Barack Obama State Kansas
Vermont sues Volkswagen over emissions-rigging scandal
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont is suing Volkswagen, saying the automaker's diesel emissions-rigging scandal violated the state's consumer and environmental laws. Attorney General William Sorrell said Thursday that the state has rejected as inadequate a proposed settlement by Volkswagen that would have paid $1,000 per vehicle for violating consumer protection ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Volkswagen Group Volkswagen Audi Porsche Consumer protection Automotive industry Vermont Environment
Sen. Warren probes Aetna on Affordable Care Act pullout
BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and a handful of fellow Democratic senators are demanding Aetna explain its decision to abandon Affordable Care Act insurance exchanges next year in more than two-thirds of the counties where it now sells the coverage. The senators are sending a letter to Aetna ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Congressional Progressive Caucus Vermont Ohio Sherrod Brown Massachusetts United States Senate Bernie Sanders Ed Markey
Letter: Cady for state representative
Cady for state repI’m writing to express my respect and gratitude to Harriet Cady for a lifetime of service in New Hampshire, especially in working to preserve and enhance our right to know what our government is doing. Harriet is running again for state representative. Her wealth of knowledge at th...
2 points by Concord Monitor | New Hampshire Massachusetts Conservatism New England United States Vermont Republican Party French Revolution
Editorial: It’s not too late to save dairy farms
One by one, dairy farms, the stars of New Hampshire agriculture, are going dark. When they do, the landscape changes. Up north, pastures give way to brush, down south, to houses row on row. The dairy cows go, too, and we know where but would rather not say. Communities take another step from agricul...
78 points by Concord Monitor | Dairy farming Cattle Milk Dairy Dairy cattle Bulk tank Mastitis in dairy cattle Vermont
Landfill expansion in Vermont moves forward
COVENTRY, Vt. (AP) - Officials are planning to expand Vermont's largest landfill next to the Northeast Kingdom International Airport. The Caledonian Record reports ( ) officials prefer to tackle phase VI of the expansion at the southern end of the Casella-owned landfill on Airport Road in Coventry. That would leave ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Caledonian-Record Northeast Kingdom St. Johnsbury Vermont Caledonia County Vermont Vermont
State House will open for tours on three upcoming Saturdays
It’s official: the State House will be open to the public on three upcoming Saturdays to test a plan to make the building more accessible for tourists.That’s after the Joint Committee on Legislative Facilities approved a memorandum of understanding drawn up by the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce...
164 points by Concord Monitor | New Hampshire Bill Clinton Concord New Hampshire United States Constitution New England Virginia Portsmouth New Hampshire Vermont
Springtime snow coasting parts of Maine, NH
The calendar says spring, but there's snow falling in northern New England. Snow has moved into Maine and New Hampshire and the National Weather Service said there already were reports of 3-inch totals Friday afternoon in hilly towns in New Hampshire. Meteorologist John Cannon said the forecast calls for 3 ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | New England Maine New Hampshire Massachusetts Vermont Northeastern United States White Mountains Manchester New Hampshire
House lawmakers kill Sununu’s full-day kindergarten plan
Republican House budget writers rejected GOP Gov. Chris Sununu’s plan to spend $9 million to expand full-day kindergarten programs.A House subcommittee axed the money Wednesday while making changes to Sununu’s $12.1 billion budget plan. It was Democrats who sided with Sununu in maintaining the fundi...
10 points by Concord Monitor | Republican Party United States Vermont Minnesota Massachusetts United States presidential election 2004 United States House of Representatives Democratic Party
Granite State Stories: Civil War soldiers riot in Concord
Violence erupted Aug. 8, 1861, after soldiers of the First New Hampshire Volunteer Regiment, just back in Concord after a rather uneventful three-month stint in the South, attacked and destroyed the office of the anti-war newspaper, the Democratic Standard.The paper had been castigating Republicans...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | Printing Southern United States Vermont 2003 invasion of Iraq Newspaper Massachusetts Paper Virginia
The Latest: NY senator, predecessor face felony charges
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The Latest on charges against New York state Sen. Robert Ortt and his predecessor, former Sen. George Maziarz (all times local): ___ 8:40 p.m. Two western New York politicians are facing felony charges they violated state election law. Republican state Sen. Robert Ortt of Niagara County ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | New York Niagara County New York Buffalo New York Niagara River Vermont North Tonawanda New York Western New York Election
Vicious sucker punch and ‘threat’ at cop ignite brutal hoops brawl
NASHUA, N.H. — Nashua, New Hampshire, police have charged a member of the Daniel Webster College men’s basketball team after a fight that required 25 officers to restore order. Authorities say guard Marquise Caudill assaulted a player from the opposing team during Saturday afternoon’s game and threatened an officer working a security detail who tried...
1 points by New York Post | New Hampshire New England Nashua New Hampshire Daniel Webster College Crime Vermont Massachusetts Misdemeanor
Daniel Webster basketball player charged after fight at game
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) - Nashua, New Hampshire, police have charged a member of the Daniel Webster College men's basketball team after a fight that required 25 officers to restore order. Authorities say guard Marquise Caudill assaulted a player from the opposing team during Saturday afternoon's game and threatened an officer ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | New Hampshire New England Nashua New Hampshire Daniel Webster College Crime Massachusetts Vermont New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Boston College, Vermont fit to be tied all weekend
Two games, two nights and 130 minutes of hockey resulted in two points for two teams in a very competitive weekend series.That story wrapped up last night at Kelley Rink, where No. 11 Boston College and Vermont skated to a 2-2 overtime draw.In the wake of Friday night’s 3-3 series opener, last night’s contest was crucial as BC (18-12-4, 13-4-3 Hockey East) sat in 16th position in the all-important PairWise rankings, which determine the makeup of the 16-team NCAA tournament. Vermont (17-10-5, 9-7-4) was just outside in the No. 18 spot.
-2 points by Boston Herald | Ice hockey Left-wing politics A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm Eagles Shot Hockey East Cougar Vermont
N.H. applies for $6.2 million to fight opioid crisis
New Hampshire could be eligible for up to $6.2 million in federal money over the next two years to fight the state’s drug crisis.On Friday, state health officials submitted an application to the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration for the money, up to $3.1 million a yea...
-2 points by Concord Monitor | Addiction Massachusetts New Hampshire U.S. state United States Constitution Health care Drug addiction Vermont
Warren Frost, Character Actor Known for ‘Twin Peaks’ and ‘Seinfeld,’ Dies at 91
Warren Frost, the character actor best known for his role as Dr. Will Hayward on “Twin Peaks,” died Friday after a long illness at his home in Middlebury, Vt. He was 91. Frost had recently come out of retirement to reprise his “Twin Peaks” role for the sequel to the ABC series that is set... Read more »
3209 points by Variety | Mark Frost Warren Frost David Lynch Twin Peaks Vermont Actor New York City Theatre
William P. Reynolds Jr., at 78, resident of Canton
William P. Reynolds Jr. of Canton died Tuesday. He was 78.He attended Cathedral High School and Suffolk University in Boston.Mr. Reynolds was a longtime owner and trainer of a stable of thoroughbred horses that he ran from Kentucky to New Hampshire.He owned and operated dry cleaning businesses after ending his career in the horse business.He enjoyed spending time at his lake house and was an avid collector of baseball memorabilia.He was a lifelong resident of Canton.
-2 points by Boston Herald | Boston Springfield Massachusetts Horse Family Burial Funeral Massachusetts Vermont
Snowmobiler riding with friends suffers medical event, dies
NORTON, Vt. (AP) - State troopers say a New Hampshire man is dead after he was snowmobiling with his friends near the Canadian border in Vermont and suffered a medical event. Vermont State Police say 54-year-old Andrew Boright, of Piermont, New Hampshire was on a snowmobile trail with a group ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Sheriff United States Vermont Death State police Police New Hampshire Alaska
Right-to-work bill gets House vote this morning
Dozens of union workers have gathered outside the State House this morning holding signs in opposition of so-called right-to-work legislation. “This bill is deceiving in name,” said Aaron Sturup, a 26-year-old from Derry who is a member of a carpenters’ union. “It enables other workers on the job to...
8861 points by Concord Monitor | Trade union Democratic Party Vermont United States House of Representatives Collective bargaining Massachusetts National Labor Relations Act State
Police looking for driver who struck unmarked police car
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Police in Burlington, Vermont, are looking for a driver who lost control of an SUV and slid backward into a parked unmarked police car in the city. Police say the driver in the silver vehicle was traveling erratically on Saturday afternoon before losing control and striking ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | English-language films American films Vermont United States Washington D.C.
Mild winter, thin ice lead to deaths of snowmobilers
Ten snowmobilers have died in thinly frozen lakes across the Northeast so far in a relatively mild winter.
1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | New York Great Lakes Lake Champlain Snow Vermont Hudson River New England Quebec
Surprise your sweetheart with a belated romantic getaway
It’s hard to whip up a romantic adventure when Valentine’s Day falls on a fresh-off-a-snowstorm, gotta-go-to-work-the-next-day Tuesday. Hopefully you made some effort, but there are still ways to make this a magical holiday without breaking the bank — even if you have put off the romantic getaway for a few weeks.Sweet surprise getaway
-2 points by Boston Herald | Maple syrup Pancake If You Have to Ask New England Vermont Cape Cod Ragged Mountain Resort Remainder
Letter: Truth matters
Truth mattersFaith in fair and open elections is critical to democracy. In the Granite State, voters take elections seriously, very seriously. New Hampshire has held onto its first-in-the-nation primary precisely because we have voters who are known to be well informed, highly engaged in the politic...
-2 points by Concord Monitor | New Hampshire New England Primary election Elections Vermont Manchester New Hampshire Granite American Revolution
Right to work’s fate uncertain in GOP-controlled House
Mother nature could play an outsized role in whether New Hampshire becomes the next so-called right-to-work state.The House vote today on the union-targeting legislation is expected to be razor thin. An overnight snowstorm that could dump up to a foot of snow on some communities may alter attendance...
16 points by Concord Monitor | United States House of Representatives Republican Party Trade union Right-to-work law Vermont George W. Bush Democratic Party Kentucky
Vermont Air National Guard to return from Middle East
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - About 300 Vermont Air National Guard members will be returning soon from a three-month deployment in the Middle East. Members of the Guard's 158th Fighter Wing were deployed as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, supporting combat missions against ISIS in Iraq and Syria. They are ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Arabic language Jordan Israel Vermont Ottoman Empire Burlington International Airport Near East Middle East
Proctor Academy Hockey teams raise money for cancer
Proctor Academy Boys Varsity Hockey teamed up with the American Cancer Society’s coaches vs. cancer initiative, hosting a series of on-campus awareness programs, fundraising activities, and sponsored sporting events, including a “Chuck-a-Puck” charity game against Kents Hill School on Feb. 11. The...
104 points by Concord Monitor | American Cancer Society Cancer Vermont 1983 births Kents Hill School Fundraising Team Kents Hill Maine
Businessman who homeschooled kids to lead schools department
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's next education commissioner has been confirmed, despite concerns from the public and state board of education about his lack of a professional background in public education.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | New Hampshire Massachusetts Manchester New Hampshire Concord New Hampshire Franklin Pierce U.S. state Interstate 93 Vermont
Edelblut confirmed as New Hampshire education commissioner
Republican Frank Edelblut will serve as New Hampshire’s next education commissioner, despite concerns from the public and state board of education about his lack of a professional background in public education.Edelblut, a businessman who homeschooled his children, was Republican Gov. Chris Sununu’s...
125 points by Concord Monitor | United States Senate Massachusetts Democratic Party Vermont United States United States House of Representatives New Hampshire Kentucky
Circus agrees to pay $25K in tent collapse that killed 2
LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) — A Florida-based circus operator has agreed to pay $25,000 in fines to resolve criminal charges in New Hampshire following a tent collapse in 2015 that killed two people and injured dozens.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Criminal law New Hampshire South Carolina U.S. state Caledonian-Record State Agreement Vermont
Cookbook features North Country recipes
Want to try cooking some moose chili or fiddlehead ferns? There’s a free online cookbook featuring recipes from 22 businesses in New Hampshire’s North Country.The Taste of New Hampshire’s Grand North features recipes ranging from beverages to healthy snacks and vegetables, to main courses and desse...
6 points by Concord Monitor | Mount Washington Cog Railway Cooking New England Mount Washington New Hampshire Vermont Custard Maple syrup
Parts of U.S. Northeast could see 3rd snowstorm within week
Andrew V. PestanoFeb. 14 (UPI) -- Northern Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine are under a winter storm watch ahead of a possible third snowstorm to hit New England within a week.
31 points by UPI | Northeastern United States Massachusetts Precipitation Vermont New England New Hampshire New York Maine
Storm wallops Northeast, where ‘Stay home’ is message
PORTLAND, Maine — Plow trucks and shovelers in the Northeast attacked the region’s latest winter storm, which dumped 30 inches of snow on a Maine town, made roads unsafe and immobilized millions of residents Monday.
-2 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | New York City Northeastern United States New York Storm Massachusetts Vermont U.S. state New Jersey
Letter: It’s not a livable wage
It’s not a livable wageI cannot understand how “right-to-work,” which very often means “work for the minimum wage,” can help keep young adults in our state, when New Hampshire has the lowest minimum wage in New England and in most of the United States.New Hampshire uses the federal minimum wage of...
1 points by Concord Monitor | Massachusetts Vermont United States New England Rhode Island U.S. state Maine Northeastern United States
Northeast digging out from latest blast of winter weather
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The Northeast is digging out from the latest blast of winter weather that dumped well over two feet of snow on some areas and made travel treacherous. The storm was most active from New York to Maine, where blizzard conditions shut down towns. Schools around the ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Massachusetts New England Vermont Northeastern United States New York Humid continental climate New Hampshire U.S. state
The Latest: Maine town gets 30 inches of snow
The Latest on a winter storm moving through the Northeast (all times local):
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | New Hampshire Maine Storm Wind New England Northeastern United States Meteorology Vermont
‘North Woods Law’ New Hampshire program to start March 5
New Hampshire law enforcement and wildlife biology will join hands on TV sets – not to mention computer, tablet and smartphone screens – on March 5, as the program “North Woods Law: New Hampshire” makes its debutThe program on the Animal Planet channel will feature conservation officers with New Ham...
3264 points by Concord Monitor | Northeastern United States New York City Hunting U.S. state New Hampshire Police New England Vermont
State House, courts, schools, most flights cancelled due to storm
Another storm, another snow day. Plow trucks and shovelers attacked the latest storm in the Northeast on Monday, which immobilized millions of people as more snow piled on top of ever-growing snowbanks and whiteout conditions made roads unsafe.In New Hampshire, 14 inches had fallen in Ossipee and th...
7 points by Concord Monitor | New England Massachusetts Maine New Hampshire Vermont Northeastern United States Blizzard Storm
The Latest: Storm in Vermont is the biggest in 2 years
The Latest on a winter storm moving through the Northeast (all times local):10:30 a.m.Vermont is digging out from the biggest storm to hit the state in more than two years.The National Weather Service says 16 inches of snow has fallen in the town of Walden in the northeast corner of the state, and Sutton got 15.5 inches.More than a foot of snow fell in the Burlington area.Marlon Verasamy of the NWS, says it's the biggest storm to hit Vermont since Feb. 2, 2015. The winter storm warning was to expire Monday evening.
-2 points by Boston Herald | Wind Storm Northeastern United States New Hampshire Maine Blizzard Vermont Massachusetts
Vermont troopers: Search suspended for missing snowmobilers
BENSON, Vt. (AP) - Vermont state troopers say search efforts for two missing snowmobilers who may have fallen through an icy lake will likely be suspended until Tuesday morning due to winter storm conditions. State police say relatives and friends alerted them that 23-year-old Brandon Barrett, of Benson, and 32-year-old ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Vermont Lake Champlain United States New York Burlington Vermont Great Lakes Samuel de Champlain Storm
Letter: A shameful raise
A shameful raiseThe governor of New Hampshire takes a $20,000 pay raise while a state hiring freeze is in effect? Shameful.BARRY CALDON Henniker
1 points by Concord Monitor | Massachusetts South Carolina New Hampshire U.S. state Vermont Manchester New Hampshire New England Maine
Divers search Lake Champlain for missing snowmobilers
Police are searching for two missing snowmobilers in Lake Champlain.       
8 points by USA Today | New York Lake Champlain Vermont Police Great Lakes Hudson River Towns in New York Storm
Our Turn: Sununu must denounce un-American ban
Together, we write to speak out against the Muslim and refugee ban. It doesn’t reflect the America we all know. It does reflect a know-it-all, elitist view from the White House, one that makes generalizations by group rather than considering the merit of the individual.We write with different storie...
450 points by Concord Monitor | George W. Bush United States Massachusetts President of the United States Bill Clinton Republican Party Vermont Small business
UNH men’s hockey team can’t build on big win
The UNH men’s hockey team got to enjoy its big win over a ranked team for less than 24 hours before being tripped up Saturday in a 5-3 loss to No. 14 Vermont.The Wildcats skated to a 4-2 win over UVM on Friday night in Burlington, Vt., to snap an extended losing streak. But the luck wouldn’t carry...
-2 points by Concord Monitor | Vermont Ice hockey Burlington Vermont University of Vermont Ice hockey statistics Dick Ebersol Hockey East Hockey