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New Hampshire’s Seacoast is home to some of the earliest history of European settlers anywhere in the country. Believe it or not, much of that history is still being uncovered.

But now climate change and sea-level rise is adding new urgency to those efforts.

NHPR’s Jason Moon joined a UNH researcher for a hike to see a centuries-old archaeological site that is literally washing away.

Barbara Bush made an indelible mark on the state of Maine, through her generous philanthropy – and the force of her personality. Her death yesterday at 92 is a deeply-felt loss for Kennebunkport, the family's summer home.

Ryan Mercer / Burlington Free Press / Pool

Earlier this week, in light of the Supreme Court decision, Jack Sawyer’s defense counsel said she hoped to reduce the amount of bail set for her client and renewed her call for a dismissal by asking the judge in Rutland to review his earlier probable cause determination.

But while Superior Judge Thomas Zonay reaffirmed his ruling on Monday that there was probable cause on each of the charges of attempt he seems to have changed his mind.

VPR Newscast for 04/18/2018 at 6:30 a.m.

Apr 18, 2018

VPR Newscast for 04/18/2018 at 6:30 a.m.

Ryan Mercer / Burlington Free Press, Pool

Tuesday Jack Sawyer's bail was set at $100,000 after the Vermont Supreme Court overruled an initial decision to deny bail.

VPR Newscast for 4/17/2018 at 5:15 p.m.

Apr 17, 2018

VPR Newscast for 4/17/2018 at 5:15 p.m.

Every weekday for more than three decades, his baritone steadied our mornings. Even in moments of chaos and crisis, Carl Kasell brought unflappable authority to the news. But behind that hid a lively sense of humor, revealed to listeners late in his career, when he became the beloved judge and official scorekeeper for Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! NPR's news quiz show.

Kasell died Tuesday from complications from Alzheimer's disease in Potomac, Md. He was 84.

The Walk Bridge is a century-old “swing bridge” in Norwalk that carries hundreds of trains each day along Connecticut’s southern coast.

VPR Newscast for 04/17/2018 at 12:10 p.m.

Apr 17, 2018

VPR Newscast for 04/17/2018 at 12:10 p.m.

Vermont State trooper cars parked.
Steve Zind / VPR file

Vermont Attorney General TJ Donovan says no charges will be filed against the police officers who shot and killed an alleged bank robber in Montpelier in January.

A new report says the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative has put $4 billion into Northeast economies since 2009.

The three-year study by the Analysis Group says those benefits have continued even as the program known as RGGI grew more ambitious.

VPR Newscast for 04/17/2018 at 6:30 a.m.

Apr 17, 2018

VPR Newscast for 04/17/2018 at 6:30 a.m.

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It's a new state agency that most people have never heard of and its primary job is to protect all of the state's computer systems and data from a cyber attack. Agency secretary John Quinn says it's an ongoing and relentless battle.

VPR Newscast for 04/16/2018 at 5:10 p.m.

Apr 16, 2018

VPR Newscast for 04/16/2018 at 5:25 p.m.

It was a nasty day to run 26.2 miles through Boston. But American Desiree Linden pushed her way through a powerful headwind and cold rain and up Heartbreak Hill to triumph at the Boston Marathon — the first time a U.S. woman has won in 33 years.

VPR Newscast for 04/16/2018 at 12:10 p.m.

Apr 16, 2018

VPR Newscast for 04/16/2018 at 12:10 p.m.

VPR Newscast for 04/16/2018 at 6:30 a.m.

Apr 16, 2018

VPR Newscast for 04/16/2018 at 6:30 a.m.

The Syrian Scientific Research Center in Damascus, Syria, one of the three targets of the U.S., British and French airstrikes on Syria.
Hassan Ammar / AP

International leaders have been reacting to Friday night’s air strike in Syria. Syrians living in Vermont are also following the situation closely.

Sen. Bernie Sanders at an event in Jackson, Mississippi, April 4, 2018. All three members of the delegation have commented on President Trumps airstrikes Friday on Syrian targets.
Rogelio V. Solis / AP

Vermont's Congressional delegation is speaking out against they way President Donald Trump ordered U.S. airstrikes on Syrian targets.

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