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New store opens at 435 Main Street

Downtown Lost and Found full of collectibles, antiques and everyday items
04/17/2015 10:05 PM EDT
BENNINGTON >> There's a new shop opening on Main Street this year, and its owner hopes it will contribute to revitalizing downtown Bennington. Downtown Lost and Found thrift store will be the new business at 435 Main St. Owner Lindsay Strattman opened shop two days ago on a whim, and immediately she had dozens of visitors. 
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LOCAL NEWS
SVC sues insurance companies over Beckwith funds

Seeks declaratory judgement from court over funds from theft
BENNINGTON >> Southern Vermont College has filed a civil suit against two insurance companies, arguing that they companies do not have a claim to any of the funds recovered from James Beckwith until SVC recovers all of its losses. Beckwith, who served as chief operating officer and chief financial officer, as well acting president for a period of time from 2012-2013, while then-president Full Story
SPORTS
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Panthers look to take the next step in third varsity season

HOOSICK, N.Y. >> In its third season as a varsity program, the Hoosick Falls Central School boys lacrosse team wants to continue to carry the winning ways of many of the other Panthers athletic teams. "At Hoosick Falls, people win and we'll put in the support necessary to get to that point," said coach Mark Marquart. Full Story
ENTERTAINMENT
'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' trailer: Is Darth Vader alive?

J.J. Abrams releases the second — and more lengthy — “Star Wars” trailer while Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Peter Mayhew, Anthony Daniels, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Oscar Isaac appear on stage on Day One of the Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim. Full Story
REGION
House OKs gun bill after volatile debate

The Vermont House gave preliminary approval Thursday to a Senate bill that would prohibit certain criminals and people with severe mental illness from possessing guns. The 79-60 roll call vote on S.141 followed a four-hour floor debate in which the Speaker of the House called two Republican lawmakers for being out of order, and another for accusing former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg for Full Story
NATION/WORLD
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Austerity's legacy: British election focused on UK economy

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron and his main opponent agree on one thing going into Britain's May 7 election: Voters should choose the next leader based on the health of the economy. Full Story

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On the Bridge: Church without walls plants a garden

Rev. Janet Zimmerman looks for ways to serve
LEE AND GREAT BARRINGTON >> Originally from Texas, the Rev. Janet Zimmerman worked as a special education teacher and with families for many years before she came to the ministry. Full Story
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Highway abuzz with millions of bees after big truck tips

LYNNWOOD, Wash. (AP) — A tractor-trailer carrying millions of honeybees overturned on a highway north of Seattle early Friday, scattering hives and sending white-suited beekeepers scrambling to save as many insects as they could. Full Story
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Mark Hamill said he was 'suspicious' of J.J. Abrams

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mark Hamill knew he had to say yes when George Lucas told him about the plans to move forward with a new "Star Wars" trilogy. 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