(Holly Pelczynski — Bennington Banner)
FairPoint strikers in Bennington attack CEO's claims

The 'he said, she said' of the telecom's labor negotiations
12/19/2014 10:24 PM EST
BENNINGTON >> Local FairPoint Communications employees picketed at Main Street-Putnam Four Corners on Friday in response to the CEO's recent statements retort to Gov. Peter Shumlin's call for an end to the now 64-day standoff. FairPoint Chief Executive Officer Paul Sunu wrote to the governor in an open letter on Wednesday, declaring the demands of union protesters "unreasonable," and that 
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Protesters demand action on single payer, condemn Shumlin's reversal

More than 60 participate in protest at Statehouse, condemn Shumlin's reversal on health care
Protesters from across the state descended on Montpelier Thursday to voice their anger with Gov. Peter Shumlin's decision to drop his pursuit of single payer health care. More than 60 people stood in front of the Statehouse chanting slogans and singing protest songs. "All people, all care, make the rich pay their share," they shouted, "The system, let's stop it, our health is not for profit. Full Story
SPORTS
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MAU wrestling nabs major win over Noble

Patriots roll to win in first dual meet of the year
BENNINGTON >> In the first dual match of the season, the Mount Anthony Union High School wrestling team showed off why it is the defending New England champion, and why they'll have a shot again this year. Hosting Noble, Maine on Friday night, the Patriots rolled to an easy win, picking up wins in 12 of the 14 matches to scored a 64-6 decision over the Knights. Full Story
ENTERTAINMENT
Sony warned not to cast Denzel Washington

Latest hacking revelation: After “The Equalizer” didn’t meet expectations overseas, unnamed producer told studio exec that international audiences are racist so black actors should not be cast. Full Story
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Vermont Yankee decommissioning plan submitted to NRC

VERNON >> Entergy Vermont Yankee officially presented the Nuclear Regulatory Commission with its Post Shutdown Decommissioning Report, but it's not that much different from the draft PSDAR presented to the state in October. "Certain numbers have been tightened up," said Martin Cohn, spokesman for the decommissioning process at the nuclear power plant in Vernon. Full Story

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Hikes welcome the solstice in the winter woods

From valley to ridge, outdoor explorers can enjoy winter
Each year, the winter solstice marks the shortest day and the longest night of the year and the gradual conversion to longer days and shorter nights. Full Story
NATION/WORLD
Egypt's powerful intelligence chief replaced

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's powerful intelligence chief, a longtime mentor of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, was removed and replaced by his deputy, security officials said Saturday Gen. Full Story
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Fort Worth firefighters use oxygen to save cat

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — North Texas firefighters have used oxygen on a cat that was rescued from a burning house after the residents escaped on their own. Full Story
 
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama launched a campaign to promote his signature healthcare program on Friday in the face of harsh criticism from congressional Republicans who say the plan will raise costs and hurt hiring.   Full Story
 
Roger Goodell wants the Dolphins to stay in Miami
The Dolphins don't have one foot out of Miami, according to Roger Goodell. The NFL commissioner said Thursday that the Dolphins don't necessarily have to relocate despite the Florida legislature's refusal last week to fund renovations to Sun Life Stadium. Full Story

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None of the current crop of TV moms is likely to be voted Mother of the Year, unless the ability to put dinner on the table counts for more than mental health.   Full Story
 
 
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama launched a campaign to promote his signature healthcare program on Friday in the face of harsh criticism from congressional Republicans who say the plan will raise costs and hurt hiring.   Full Story
 
 
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Obama launches sales pitch for health insurance program

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama launched a campaign to promote his signature healthcare program on Friday in the face of harsh criticism from congressional Republicans who say the plan will raise costs and hurt hiring. Full Story
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Happy Mother's Day, you heartless, killer psycho TV moms

None of the current crop of TV moms is likely to be voted Mother of the Year, unless the ability to put dinner on the table counts for more than mental health. Full Story
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Obama launches sales pitch for health insurance program

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama launched a campaign to promote his signature healthcare program on Friday in the face of harsh criticism from congressional Republicans who say the plan will raise costs and hurt hiring. Full Story