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Big Truck Night rolls into Shaftsbury Elementary

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SHAFTSBURY — In what has become an annual tradition at Shaftsbury Elementary School, the parent teacher organization hosted its Big Truck Night fundraiser Friday evening. Cool trucks filled the parking lot while field next to the school featured carnival games. Students could purchase tickets, which could be redeemed for tries at games such as Lucky Pond, Lollipop Tree, Penny Toss, Toilet 
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LOCAL NEWS
Arlington select board chooses bid for water system work

ARLINGTON — The Select Board is moving forward with improvements to the system formerly owned by the Arlington Water Company, which the town purchased for $1.65 million last year. The voters approved in March of 2015 a $4 million bond to cover the cost of acquiring the company and required infrastructure improvements. Full Story
SPORTS
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Patriot defense strong in win over Bratt

Group holds Colonels scoreless for 32 minutes
BENNINGTON — Tied halfway through the first half of its game against Brattleboro on Monday, the Mount Anthony girls lacrosse team needed a spark and they got one — from their defense. Stellar play from the Patriots' back line and goalie Carly Plaisance kept the Colonels off the scoreboard for more than a half-hour of game time, allowing the offense to score eight straight goals en Full Story
ENTERTAINMENT
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Busy weekend for Brattleboro Music Center

Northern Roots Festival on Saturday; Heath Quartet on Sunday
BRATTLEBORO — It will be a busy weekend for the Brattleboro Music Center with back to back events on Saturday and Sunday, each one deserving its own weekend in its own right. First off, BMC will present what promises to be the biggest and best ever Northern Roots Festival, a popular day-long event on Saturday, Jan. Full Story
REGION
Republicans hit Vermont governor on alleged job shifts

MONTPELIER, VT. >> Vermont Lt. Gov. Phil Scott, a Republican candidate for governor, is charging that Democratic Gov. Peter Shumlin's administration is improperly transferring exempt employees to protected, classified status Scott, joined by Republican legislative leaders, wrote to administration officials that attempting to reclassify positions in order convert the current governor's 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