(Holly Pelczynski — Bennington Banner)
Eagles bring Thanksgiving to 950 Bennington residents

Annual Thanksgiving Meal Giveaway not stalled by snow
11/26/2014 11:22 PM EST
BENNINGTON >> The Fraternal Order of Eagles in Bennington carried out its annual Thanksgiving Meal Giveaway on Wednesday, bringing roughly 950 assembled meals to elderly and shut-in folk around town. The Eagles members obtained addresses of individuals, who would appreciate the food and the company, from the Bennington-Rutland Opportunity Center. 
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Church of Sacred Heart-St. Francis de Sales collects food for 161 families

Dedicated to the memory of Al Pinsonneault, a longtime member of the parish
BENNINGTON >> The Social Concerns Committee at the Church of Sacred Heart-St. Francis de Sales over the last several months organized a collection that was able to feed 161 area families in need. For the second year, the group dedicated the collection to Al Pinsonneault, a longtime member of the parish who played a major part in getting the program started, said committee chair Allen Boulet. Full Story
SPORTS
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Dallas gets shorter-than-usual Thanksgiving turn

IRVING, Texas (AP) — George Selvie rushed out of Dallas' locker room, already prepared for some down time on a short week even by the standards of the Thanksgiving-trained Cowboys. The defensive end was wearing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle pajama pants. "Oh yeah man," Selvie said when asked if he had gotten some rest. Full Story

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Are Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth exploring romance in real life?

“The Hunger Games” stars are reportedly single and may be ready to mingle & with each other. Full Story
REGION
USDA technology grant connects schools

BRATTLEBORO >> The U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing almost $500,000 in a distance learning project in four Vermont school districts that will use Marlboro Graduate Center as a training hub for the technology. The USDA Rural Development Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant will help 19 Vermont schools purchase videoconferencing equipment and software that will allow students Full Story
NATION/WORLD
Iconic Chinese liquor maker in graft probe

BEIJING (AP) — A top official at iconic Chinese state-owned liquor maker Moutai has been snared in the country's ongoing anti-corruption campaign, the ruling Communist Party's anti-graft body said Thursday. Full Story
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Trooper: Driver is lucky dog food didn't crush him

FIFE, Wash. (AP) — Authorities in Washington state say a semitruck driver is lucky he wasn't crushed by 50-pound bags of dog food when he fell asleep at the wheel, crashed into a ditch and spilled the kibble. Full Story
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Ex-CBC host charged with sexual assault in Canada

TORONTO (AP) — Former Canadian Broadcasting Corp. radio host Jian Ghomesi must live with his mother while sexual assault charges against him are heard in a case that has rocked the country's vaunted public broadcaster. 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

Evan Agostini
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
 
 
Updated: May 10, 2013 3:19:58 PM EDT
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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
 
 
Updated: May 10, 2013 3:19:58 PM EDT
 
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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