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Littleton wildfire possibly sparked by nearby range shooting, officials say

MANCHESTER, N.H. — A wildfire in Littleton might have been sparked by gunfire at a nearby shooting range, according to fire officials. Firefighters arrived Sunday at the Alder Brook Sportsmen's Association range, where they said dry conditions and strong winds caused the fire to spread quickly. Crews returned to...
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Advocates react after Sununu’s recent veto involving landfills

DALTON, N.H. (WCAX) - Environmentalists and some lawmakers in New Hampshire are fuming at a recent veto by Gov. Chris Sununu involving landfills. The bill was a result of a controversial landfill proposal in Dalton next to a state park. The bill would have required a scientist to issue a site-specific buffer zone between all future landfills and nearby waterways.

Man arrested following incident on RCT bus in St. Johnsbury

ST. JOHNSBURY — A 59-year-old man was cited for violation of conditions of release following an incident in St. Johnsbury yesterday. Authorities say they were notified of man threatening a passenger and refusing to exit a Rural Community Transport vehicle in the area of Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital at around 2:10 p.m.

Stratford football hires Preston Scott as coach

Former Hunters Lane football coach Preston Scott has been named the new coach at Stratford. “I want to thank the administration team at Stratford High School for selecting me as the head coach,” Scott said in a school release Tuesday. “I know Stratford High School has a rich tradition, and I find it an honor and a privilege to lead this program. There is great support there, and I know that we are going to be successful in...

Wrestling legend Mick Foley spotted at Santa’s Village again

JEFFERSON, N.H. — Wrestling legend Mick Foley recently celebrated the halfway point to Christmas during his family's annual tradition to visit Santa's Village. Foley and his family visited the Jefferson theme park last week. Foley, who has portrayed characters like Mankind, Cactus Jack and Dude Love for WWE and...

Avoid these estate-planning mistakes

When many people hear the words “estate planning,” they assume it’s just for the wealthy. But that’s not correct – everyone can benefit from some form of an estate plan. And when you’re creating one, you’ll want to avoid some common mistakes. For...

Police: Driver clocked doing 90 mph on Route 105 in Charleston

CHARLESTON — A 42-year-old man from Island Pond was charged with excessive speeding in Charleston yesterday. Police say the white sedan was seen traveling west on Vermont Route 105 traveling at a high rate of speed at around 10:00 a.m. Vermont State Police radar was activated and revealed a...

Northern Adventures: Family-friendly Opportunities to Explore the Outdoors

Grab a paddle and take on Pancake Wave, Fluffy Bunny Hole and Grandma’s Revenge in the Errol Rapid section of the Androscoggin River. North Woods Rafting is open for the 2022 season, offering classic New England white-water fun for you and your family (for ages 5 and older). If tackling the class-two rapids doesn’t sound like your idea of fun, relax with a weekday nature float on the river, with chances to spot moose, loons, otters and more of New Hampshire’s northern wildlife (also for ages 5 and up). If you’d rather choose your own adventure, they also rent canoes, kayaks and gear, and will provide shuttle service to takeout and put-in spots.

State drops charges against Alex Choi, fourth man in EB-5 fraud case

A rare photo of all four defendants in the EB-5 fraud case. At the far left is William Kelly and next to him is Alex Choi. Bill Stenger is first from the right at the podium and Ariel Quiros is third from the right. The picture is from the AncBio groundbreaking in Newport in May 2015. The US attorney today dropped charges against Alex Choi, who remained at large. The other three have already been sentenced. VBM photo.