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Mount Anthony Union Middle School students decorate their doors with positive messages

Middle School students decorate classroom doors with positive messages
01/28/2015 09:57 PM EST
BENNINGTON >> Mount Anthony Union Middle School last week participated in No Name-Calling Week with a contest in which students decorated their classroom doors with positive messages. School counselor Hannah Green said the annual door decorating contest is designed to "encourage students to reflect upon what acceptance means. 
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Meals of Wheels to host 'Gouging for Good' fundraiser

Sale of baked goods, auction, raffle to raise funds for local nonprofit
BENNINGTON >> Meals on Wheels of Bennington County will host its second annual "Gouging for Good" fundraiser on Saturday at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 200 Pleasant St. Last year, the event raised approximately $4,500 for the program, which served roughly 50,000 meals in 2014. About half of those meals were paid for with government subsidies, but the rest has to be raised by the program's Full Story
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MAU's big third quarter sends Patriots past Raiders

Little, Hewitt and Frasier all score in double figures
BENNINGTON >> Whatever Mount Anthony Union High School girls basketball coach Brian Harrington said to his team at halftime, it was effective. Up by only three at the break, MAU outscored Rutland by 14 in the third quarter en route to a 67-46 victory on Wednesday night at Kates Gym. Madison Little led all scorers with 18 points and seven rebounds, while Morgan Hewitt pitched in 12 points Full Story
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Joan Rivers' daughter files suit over mother's death

Melissa Rivers alleges a New York clinic made numerous mistakes and showed lapses in judgment during a routine procedure that ended in the death of tghe comedic legend. Full Story
REGION
Shumlin on legalizing pot: 'Been there, done that'

Gov. Peter Shumlin supports legalization of the sale of marijuana, but he has no interest in smoking pot. "Been there, done that," Shumlin told reporters at a press conference on Tuesday. The governor, long a proponent of marijuana legalization, says he smoked pot well into his 20s, but the drug lost its allure as he got older and took on more responsibilities. Full Story
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Fugitive treasure hunter to appear in Florida federal court

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A treasure hunter locked in a legal battle over one of the greatest undersea hauls in American history is scheduled to appear in federal court in South Florida. Full Story

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Winterfest brings ice sculpture, games to North Bennington

From laser tag to iguanas, village takes plunge
BENNINGTON >> The winter can be a time for cozying up inside, but North Bennington is calling everyone outside for the annual village-wide WinterFest, which often sees the whole community come out to celebrate with their neighbors and welcome visitors. Full Story
Pet reptile not a lizard, Lithuanian student finds out

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — A baby caiman has found a new home at a Lithuanian zoo after its previous owner tried to sell it online, apparently upon realizing that the pet reptile he was raising in his bathroom wasn't a harmless lizard. Full Story
'Thornbirds' author Colleen McCullough dies at age 77

SYDNEY (AP) — Best-selling Australian author Colleen McCullough, whose novel "The Thorn Birds" sold 30 million copies worldwide, has died at age 77 after a long illness. Full Story
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Bruce Jenner is becoming a woman, will document process with reality TV show

The Olympic gold medal winner and “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star will document his transformation on a new reality show, reports say. 


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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