Here are the top stories at 7:30 a.m.:
The state’s Transportation Fund is running a deficit. Vermont’s roads and bridges need urgent repair, and some large highway projects remain unfinished. The major gubernatorial candidates have clear differences in transportation priorities – and how to pay for the work. The Essex select board won’t consider any changes to the town firearms ordinance until police complete their report into the shooting death of a retired college professor. Public health experts say most New Hampshire hospitals and community health centers are faring well right now, but their future is shaky because of rising costs and the faltering economy.