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Vermont Maple Open House weekend celebrates the sugar season

From sap to syrup to a yummy treat, the Vermont Maple Weekend
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LOCAL NEWS
Vermont State Police seek person who hit cruiser

SHAFTSBURY >> State Police are looking for the driver of a car they say hit a police cruiser, causing it to go off the road, then fled the scene. According to Vermont State Police Sgt. Brian Turner, on Monday at 6:05 a.m. Trooper Benjamin Barton was traveling north on the Route 7 exit ramp in Sunderland when a vehicle coming from the opposite direction lost control and crossed the center Full Story
SPORTS
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Gassaway finishes wrestling career as an All-American

VIRGINIA BEACH >> Mount Anthony senior Troy Gassaway became the latest in a line of Patriot wrestlers to become an All-American, wrestling back for an eighth-place finish at the National High School Coaches Association Nationals in Virginia over the weekend. Gassaway fell to California's Anthony Wesley in the seventh-place match, 6-0. Full Story
ENTERTAINMENT
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Craig T. Nelson returning to 'Coach' reboot

The actor is coming back for 13 episodes on NBC, which is eyeing bringing back other familiar characters. Full Story
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Surplus symbols: How many state bugs and beans do we need?

CONCORD, N.H. >> Whoopie pies, the K4s steam locomotive, the Carolina Shag and Harney silt loam share a common bond: Each is a treasured member of the eclectic and, some say, out-of-control state symbol club. When New Hampshire lawmakers this month shot down as frivolous a group of fourth-graders' effort to name the red-tailed hawk the official state raptor, the pols got pasted as Full Story
NATION/WORLD
Jury awards $38.5 million-plus in fatal shooting at plant

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A jury has awarded more than $38.5 million in punitive damages to the families of two women killed by a co-worker at a Philadelphia plant 4½ years ago. Full Story

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Maple Open House Weekend: Vermont sugar shacks hold open houses

VERMONT — While many of us are looking forward to snow melting and warmer spring evenings, maple sugar makers are hoping for a few more weeks of winter weather. Full Story
Irvine Welsh, Joseph O'Neill up for comic-writing prize

LONDON (AP) — Scottish novelist Irvine Welsh and Irish-American author Joseph O'Neill are among the finalists for a comic-writing award whose prize includes a bottle of champagne and a pig. Full Story
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Angelina Jolie inspires Nickelodeon crowd

'Maleficent’ actress tells kids being different is a good thing, and it’s OK to cause a little trouble. 


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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