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Senator Leahy visits Bennington businesses

Recess: Leahy traveling around the state to speak with constituents The issues: Discussions include drug abuse, revitalization efforts
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BENNINGTON >> U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy visited Bennington on Monday morning, where he spoke with town officials, citizens and local business owners. Leahy, a member of the Democratic party and the senior senator from Vermont, first met with town officials and representatives from Kaman Composites, before embarking on a brief tour of downtown Bennington, led by Bennington's economic and 
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Win an inn: Essay contest to establish next Deerfield Valley Inn owner

Essay contest to establish next Deerfield Valley Inn owner
WEST DOVER >> The Deerfield Valley Inn could be all yours. The winner of a new essay contest will become its next owner. "I'm sitting here with queries," said Doreen Cooney, the owner who opened the contest Tuesday. "We decided it would be good because our conventional methods to sell the inn have been unsuccessful. Full Story
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BBA hoping strong core propels team to D-I heights

Playoff upset leaves bad taste in Bulldogs' mouth
MANCHESTER >> After last year's 11-3 regular season ended in an upset to No. 13 seeded Hartford, the Burr and Burton Academy boys soccer team brings back two handfuls of returners to get the Bulldogs back to the top of Division I. "We're trying to replace key guys from last year and I'm looking for strong players down the back," said BBA coach Pete Mull. Full Story
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More than 20 Broadway shows offer half-off ticket deal

NEW YORK >> Broadway shows will soon be much cheaper to see — at least for a few weeks next month. Some 22 shows are participating in Broadway Week, in which two tickets go for the price of one. These special tickets go on sale starting Thursday at 10:30 a.m. for performances only during Sept. Full Story
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Brattleboro: NECCA is more than just circus arts

Outreach: Local workshops offered for at-risk teens, cancer survivors and more
BRATTLEBORO >> There are few things more exciting than walking under the big top of a circus tent with its colorful lights bouncing around and energy radiating in the air. The acts you see are breathtaking, people walking across a wire 50 feet above your head, some woman who is so flexible you are fairly sure that she doesn't have a spine, a man juggling seven, eight objects all at once. Full Story
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China parade draws Putin, but few other major world leaders

BEIJING (AP) — Russian leader Vladimir Putin, South Korean President Park Geun-hye and U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon shine at the top of China's guest list at this week's grand commemorations of the 70th anniversary of Japan's defeat in World War II. Full Story

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Adams' Quaker Meeting House a nod to unflinching beliefs

ADAMS — Perched above a grassy knoll of the unmarked graves of its members, the Quaker Meeting House stands as a silent reminder of the town's founding families.

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3,000 Philly Naked Bike Riders photo-bomb wedding shoot

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Here comes the bride all dressed in white. And, don't look now, but here come thousands of bicyclists not dressed in anything. Full Story
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Whitaker urges lawmakers to speak out for young people

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Oscar-winning actor and U.N. goodwill ambassador Forest Whitaker urged world lawmakers on Monday to speak out to help former child soldiers in Uganda, South Sudan and Myanmar, gang members in Mexico and the United States, and orphans in Syria and other countries. Full Story
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VMAs: Nicki Minaj fires back at Miley Cyrus

After winning award for 'Anaconda,” Minaj challenges Cyrus, who responds by seemingly blaming the media for feud. 
 
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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