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    Southshire Challenge seeks businesses, schools to participate

    07/29/2014 10:08 AM EDT
    BENNINGTON -- With last year's very successful Southshire Challenge in the rear window, the program's steering committee is looking for schools and businesses to participate in the 2014-2015 edition of the program. Unlike last year, where area businesses challenged classes to projects ranging from designing a youth learning space for the Town of Bennington to writing and 
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    LOCAL NEWS
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    Education the driving force behind Vermont's high child well-being rank

    BENNINGTON -- In the 2014 edition of a data book that ranks U.S. states on child well-being, Vermont ranked second overall, with quality education acting as a driving force. The 2014 KIDS COUNT Data Book, which was released last week, uses 16 indicators across four domains (economic well-being, education, health, and family and community) to rank the states. Full Story
    SPORTS
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    Gear up for Lyme race Saturday

    MANCHESTER -- It was in a recent visit to the doctor early one morning that Eric Scheer -- a unicyclist who has competed in the Gear Up for Lyme race and the Bike Up the Mountain Points Series (BUMPS) -- learned that he had Lyme Disease. The news did not deter Scheer from entering this year's Gear Up for Lyme Uphill Bike Race. Full Story
    ENTERTAINMENT
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    Batkid documentary in the works

    A film about Miles Scott, the 5-year-old who stole the hearts of millions when he “saved Gotham” as part of a Make-a Wish Foundation event in San Francisco, is underway, but needs funds to be finished; a trailer has aired at Comic-Con. Full Story
    REGION
    Man pleads not guilty in sword attack

    BRATTLEBORO -- An incident involving a sword left two men bloody Sunday night in Brattleboro, but only one of those men is facing criminal charges at this point. Full Story

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    Uncovering the Mohawk Trail's treasures

    To most of the residents of Northern Berkshire, the Mohawk Trail is a means of getting from North Adams to Greenfield and, eventually, Boston. On a beautiful July day with lots of sun, a friend and I set out to explore the treasures the Trail has -- and which I have overlooked all my life.  Full Story
    NATION/WORLD
    Task force set up after plane shot down

    MONTREAL (AP) — The United Nations agency that governs civil aviation says it is setting up a task force aimed at improving security measures in the wake of the shoot-down of a Malaysia Airlines jet over eastern Ukraine. Full Story
    Couple wants middle names to include 'Seamonster'

    HOLYOKE, Mass. (AP) — Sea monsters may exist only in the imagination, but a Massachusetts couple wants to make them part of their names. Full Story
    TV series moving some production to New Mexico

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A new television series starring Anne Heche and Jason Isaacs is moving some of its production from Israel to New Mexico. 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
     
     
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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