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Valley turns blue: Blueberry Festival begins Friday

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WILMINGTON — It's that time of year again, when the Deerfield Valley is dominated by all things blue. The Blueberry Festival starts Friday with opening ceremonies then continues until Sunday, Aug. 9. "It's becoming a really popular event," said Michele Mazur, Southern Vermont Deerfield Valley Chamber of Commerce membership director, referring to Friday's Jell-O slip and slide kick-off at 
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LOCAL NEWS
Vermont state worker accused of selling drugs tied to Massachusetts arrests

Police used informant to help build case for drug charges
BENNINGTON >> A state employee was released on $5,000 bail Tuesday after being arraigned on felony charges alleging that she sold heroin to a person she met through her work as a child support specialist. Kacey E. Caprari, 35, of North Adams, Mass., pleaded not guilty to heroin sale, and conspiracy to sell drugs. Full Story
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Boston backs out of 2024 bid amid finacing issues

Los Angeles looking to fill in for Boston in bid for U.S. Olympic Games
Boston's bid to host the 2024 Olympics was undercut by its own mayor, its skeptical public and, finally, leaders of the U.S. Olympic Committee, who were tired of the city's ever-changing blueprint. Next, it may be time to see if there's more Olympic love in Los Angeles. After the USOC and Boston cut ties on Monday, CEO Scott Blackmun said the federation still wants to try to host the 2024 Games. Full Story
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Review: 'Lego Jurassic World' doesn't live up to ginormous potential

For longtime fans, 'Lego Jurassic World' will be a familiar trip and the game excels with cooperative play with players switching off controlling characters such as Alan Grant, Ian Malcolm, Owen Grady and Claire Dearing.  Full Story
REGION
Feds: 'Wicked Tuna' TV fisherman claimed to be disabled

MONTPELIER, VT. (AP) >> A Massachusetts man seen manning big fishing rods and harpooning huge fish on the reality show "Wicked Tuna" collected government benefits while claiming to be disabled and unable to work, federal prosecutors said. Paul Hebert, 50, of Gloucester, Massachusetts, accepted more than $44,000 in Social Security and Medicaid benefits between 2010 and 2013, according to a Full Story
NATION/WORLD
UK man found guilty of attempt to buy deadly ricin online

LONDON (AP) — A British software programmer has been convicted of trying to obtain a chemical weapon after he attempted to buy enough ricin over the Internet to kill hundreds of people. Full Story

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The 5 Browns return to Manchester

Piano-playing brothers and sisters on a mission to bring classical music into the mainstream
MANCHESTER — Do the math: Five Browns. Fifty fingers. Four hundred-forty piano keys.

When it comes to the five piano-playing siblings known as the "5 Browns," it's easy to get caught up in a numbers game. But there's far more to this talented ensemble of Julliard graduates than that. Full Story

Post-White House, Sam Kass to be food analyst for NBC News

BOSTON (AP) — After six years of helping the Obama administration determine the nation's food policy, former White House chef and food policy adviser Sam Kass will now report on it. Full Story
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'Empire' star Terrence Howard accused of brutally assaulting ex-wife

One day before statue of limitations runs out, Michelle Howard files suit against the actor for an alleged assault in 2013.  

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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