Good news, bad news for New Hampshire's low unemployment
05/02/2016 10:30 PM EDT - CONCORD, N.H. >> There's good news and bad news for New Hampshire's low unemployment rate: It's the second-lowest in the country, but it's creating a problem for some companies that want to hire and can't find the skilled workers they need. Full Story

Legal pot supporters see hopes dim in Vermont
05/02/2016 10:30 PM EDT - MONTPELIER >> Key legislative leaders said Monday they did not believe they could muster support in the House for a Senate-passed bill legalizing marijuana in Vermont. Full Story

Demonstrators protest rail facility project in Shelburne
05/02/2016 09:34 AM EDT - SHELBURNE, VT. >> Demonstrators gathered in Shelburne over the weekend to protest a forthcoming rail facility set to be constructed along the LaPlatte River in the northwest Vermont town. Full Story

Man charged with animal cruelty after 143 alpacas found dead
05/02/2016 07:45 AM EDT - MARATHON, N.Y. >> Authorities say a man has been charged with animal cruelty after an investigation uncovered more than 140 alpacas had died on a central New York farm over several months. Full Story

Police: NY man stabs father several times during argument
05/02/2016 07:45 AM EDT - MALTA, N.Y. >> State police say an upstate New York man stabbed his 70-year-old father with a knife and barricaded himself inside their home over the weekend. Full Story

Drug-detecting spit test bill passes Vermont House, despite science
05/02/2016 07:22 AM EDT - MONTPELIER — The Vermont House passed a bill calling for a saliva test to be used to check drivers for the presence of marijuana and other drugs — after a state-retained lab warned the test could not be used to measure impairment behind the wheel, documents show. Full Story

Rutland 'rose to the top' in discussions on Syrian refugees
05/02/2016 07:22 AM EDT - MONTPELIER — Rutland was one of a number of Vermont communities that offered to host Syrian refugees in the weeks and months to come, said the official who oversees refugee resettlement in the state. Full Story

Officials considering closure of Bowers Covered Bridge
04/29/2016 07:52 AM EDT - BROWNSVILLE, VT. >> The West Windsor Selectboard is considering closing the single-lane Bowers Covered Bridge, which has suffered structural damage in more than a half-dozen incidents in less than four years. Full Story

Senate sends marijuana legalization to House for second time
04/28/2016 10:43 PM EDT - MONTPELIER >> Senators are trying to prod the House into action on legalizing marijuana by sending their legislation over a second time — this time attached to a House bill. Full Story

Rutland area legislators blast mayor for secrecy on refugees
04/28/2016 10:42 PM EDT - RUTLAND >> A day after Rutland Mayor Chris Louras announced that up to 100 refugees from Syria would be coming to his city over the next year, Rutland County legislators scolded him for not telling them earlier or seeking any public input on the plans. Full Story