03/02/2015 08:11 AM EST - BOSTON (AP) >> Boston College's baseball team is honoring a former team captain credited as the inspiration for the "Ice Bucket Challenge" phenomenon.   Full Story
 
Child OK after falling from moving vehicle during theft
03/02/2015 08:10 AM EST - FALMOUTH (AP) >> Police say a 5-year-old child is OK after falling from a moving vehicle as it sped away from the scene of a theft. Full Story

03/02/2015 08:09 AM EST - BOSTON (AP) >> A top administration official says Gov. Charlie Baker plans to file legislation that would allow thousands of state employees to retire early, and if that doesn't work, the state may resort to layoffs.   Full Story
 
Vermont lawmakers take week off for Town Meetings
03/02/2015 08:03 AM EST - MONTPELIER (AP) >>It's the traditional Town Meeting Day break, when Vermont lawmakers head home to report to their constituents at annual municipal meetings and rest up for the second half of the legislative session. Full Story

03/01/2015 12:13 PM EST - SHEFFIELD >> This is how the story goes: It's 1966, and 6-year-old Thomas Reed is in his bedroom on his family's horse farm in the Berkshires when the encounters begin.   Full Story
 
 
03/02/2015 10:42 PM EST - SHAFTSBURY >> Town moderator Tom Dailey served as master of ceremonies for Shaftsbury's annual town floor meeting on Monday night, which was well-attended by members of the community. Elections on the ballot this year include Tim Scoggins and Mitch Race running unopposed for two select board seats.   Full Story
 
Proposed education bill worries Pownal school board members
03/02/2015 10:40 PM EST - POWNAL >> The state house of representatives' education committee last week turned the draft of their latest education bill into H.361, succeeding in their goal of getting it out to legislators before town meeting week. However, in Pownal, some board members are worried about what the bill could mean for individual school districts. Full Story

03/02/2015 05:57 PM EST - BRATTLEBORO >> A Westminster man suspected of being involved in a weekend stabbing incident pleaded not guilty to manslaughter. Lonnie Place, 38, was held without bail after Monday's arraignment. Due to prior felony convictions, the state has charged Place as a habitual offender. He faces up to life imprisonment if convicted of the manslaughter charge.   Full Story
 
Manchester voters approve budget, other articles
03/02/2015 04:21 PM EST - MANCHESTER >> A smaller crowd than has usually turned out in recent years for the municipal floor meeting portion of Town Meeting — roughly 100 or so when the meeting started at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Manchester Elementary Middle School — approved a town budget proposal submitted by the Select Board, and passed all the spending articles on the town warning. Full Story

03/02/2015 01:35 PM EST - Voters in three Vermont towns, Pownal, Readsboro and Stamford, will all head to their respective town floor meetings on Monday, March 2, while polls will be open on Tuesday, March 3 for election of town and school officers. Elections in Pownal and Stamford feature uncontested races for both town and school officials, while the Readsboro School Board has two contested races.   Full Story
 
 
03/02/2015 11:27 PM EST - BELLOWS FALLS >> Rockingham voters on Monday adopted a nearly $5 million budget amended to reflect a decision made at the Westminster Town Meeting on Saturday to revert to town trash pick-up.   Full Story
 
Vernon voters cut elected auditors
03/02/2015 11:17 PM EST - VERNON >> Voters on Monday decided to eliminate the town's elected auditors' office, but they rejected downsizing the Selectboard from five members to three. Full Story

03/02/2015 09:44 PM EST - BRATTLEBORO >> When major employers cut jobs, Rep.   Full Story
 
Police log
03/02/2015 09:43 PM EST - Feb. 25 • Brattleboro Police Department officers recognized Cathlyne Tirrell, 24, to be driving a vehicle on South Main Street. Full Story

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03/02/2015 09:40 PM EST - HALIFAX >> About 20 people stepped into snowshoes to walk through Ballou Mountain and observe trees found out there.   Full Story
 
 
Woman admits digging up dad's grave in search of 'real will'

LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) — A woman who told police she dug up her father's grave in search of his "real will" but found only vodka and cigarettes pleaded guilty Monday. Full Story
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Armani creates new winter trousers with tulip flair

MILAN (AP) — The final day highlights of Armani and DSquared2 always make a rather odd pairing, representing in many ways the two poles of Milan fashion. Full Story