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St. Peter's hosts Bennington Community Carol Sing, benefit to BCCH

Service sheds light on holiday destitution with spirited song and poetry
12/21/2014 09:47 PM EST
BENNINGTON >> St. Peter's Episcopal Church held the Bennington Community Carol Sing on Saturday afternoon, the first of what the church plans to make an annual event and to raise awareness of homeless in Bennington. St. Peter's minister of music and office director, John Terauds, moved to Bennington at the beginning of this year. 
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LOCAL NEWS
Superintendent: New state law could pose problem for Pownal buses

Sup't: SU required to run student transportation
POWNAL >> The Pownal School Board's desire to add a bus to their fleet has been put on hold, due to new state legislation that requires transportation to be run by the supervisory union, not individual districts. Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union Superintendent Jim Culkeen informed the board of this potential snag during their regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday. Full Story
SPORTS
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MAU wrestling rolls to tournament title; BBA girls basketball win fourth straight

BBA girls basketball wins fourth straight
BERLIN, Conn. >> The Mount Anthony Union High School wrestling team placed nine wrestlers in the final and had five champions as the Patriots claimed the C.J. McCormick tournament title. MAU had 270.5 team points, while New Milford was second with 210. Windham, Nashoba and host Berlin rounded out the top 5. Full Story
ENTERTAINMENT
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Comedian Bill Maher speaks amid handful of protesters at UC Berkeley commencement

Outspoken talk-show host Bill Maher appeared Saturday at UC Berkeley's December graduation, greeted by a handful of silent demonstrators protesting the comedian's statements about Islam. Maher delivered the keynote speech at the commencement ceremony, where about 500 students were honored.  Full Story
REGION
Escaped inmate arrested in Vernon

VERNON >> Authorities say an escaped inmate from New Hampshire has been arrested in Vermont four days after police say he walked away from a transitional housing unit where he was finishing his sentence. Full Story

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Hikes welcome the solstice in the winter woods

From valley to ridge, outdoor explorers can enjoy winter
Each year, the winter solstice marks the shortest day and the longest night of the year and the gradual conversion to longer days and shorter nights. Full Story
Leg lamp stolen from New York store's display

NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. (AP) — Who took the leg lamp belonging to Ralphie's "Old Man" from a New York store's annual tribute to "A Christmas Story"? Full Story
Colts owner helps out Jack Kerouac organization

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — The owner of the Indianapolis Colts has ponied up $10,000 for a Massachusetts organization that keeps Beat Generation writer Jack Kerouac's legacy alive. 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
 
 
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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