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John G. McCullough welcomes new Children's Librarian Nicole Hall

Children's librarian: Nicole Hall joins staff at John G. McCullough Free Library
05/05/2016 07:41 AM EDT
NORTH BENNINGTON — Already a familiar face at the John G. McCullough Free Library, Nicole Hall will serve as the new children's librarian. Hall, who has volunteered at the library since September, started the job in the children's room this month. Originally from central New York, she moved to the Shaftsbury area about a year ago with her husband and 2-year-old daughter.

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LOCAL NEWS
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Governor Shumlin proclaims May as Youth Appreciation Month

Community gears up for Youth Appreciation Day Saturday
BENNINGTON — Local young folk will have their time to shine at this Saturday's third annual Youth Appreciation Day. Activities start at noon at Willow Park and will include a basketball tournament sponsored by Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, t-shirt tie dying, raffles and live music. The community has all month to express gratitude to youth, thanks in part to local teens. Full Story
SPORTS
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Bulldogs charge back to defeat Tigers

Vickers scores five goals to lead BBA to its fifth win of the season
MANCHESTER — The Burr and Burton boys lacrosse team showed on Wednesday that they don't just have the bite of the Bulldogs but will of a champion, in their 12-10 win against Middlebury. Midway through the third quarter, the Bulldogs looked like they had their bite taken away from them as Middlebury held a commanding 7-4 lead over the defending Division II state champions. Full Story
ENTERTAINMENT
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Busy weekend for Brattleboro Music Center

Northern Roots Festival on Saturday; Heath Quartet on Sunday
BRATTLEBORO — It will be a busy weekend for the Brattleboro Music Center with back to back events on Saturday and Sunday, each one deserving its own weekend in its own right. First off, BMC will present what promises to be the biggest and best ever Northern Roots Festival, a popular day-long event on Saturday, Jan. Full Story
REGION
Officer kills larger dog that mauled smaller one

NEW YORK >> The NYPD says an officer shot and killed a larger dog that was mauling a smaller one. The incident occurred Wednesday evening in Manhattan's Inwood section. When the officer arrived, someone was trying to separate the dogs with an umbrella. Police say the larger dog then turned on that person. 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
 
 
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