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    Signs stolen, bench vandalized along wildflower trail

    09/29/2014 10:55 PM EDT
    BENNINGTON -- Last week two hand-painted signs were stolen from the George Aiken Wildflower Trail, and the volunteers who have worked five years to make the trail as interesting as it is would like them back. Additionally, a wooden bench on the trail was damaged about two weeks ago. The signs were painted by Beverly Petrelis, a professional artist and former local teacher, said Jackie Marro. 
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    Signs stolen, bench vandalized along wildflower trail

    BENNINGTON -- Last week two hand-painted signs were stolen from the George Aiken Wildflower Trail, and the volunteers who have worked five years to make the trail as interesting as it is would like them back. Additionally, a wooden bench on the trail was damaged about two weeks ago. The signs were painted by Beverly Petrelis, a professional artist and former local teacher, said Jackie Marro. Full Story
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    Panthers rally for win: Blocked punt for a safety turns tide for Hoosick

    HOOSICK, N.Y. -- It was a small gesture that didn't take a heck of a lot of effort. But it spoke volumes about what had just transpired. Hoosick Falls Central School football coach Ron Jones -- breaking his team's jubilant huddle after the Panthers rallied for a 21-17 win over Broadalbin-Perth -- headed toward the somber semi-circle of Patriots still gathered on the field Full Story
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    Jeremy Renner got hitched in secret

    “The Avengers” star married Sonni Pacheco, the mother of his young daughter. Full Story
    REGION
    Entergy outlines post-shutdown plans for Vermont Yankee

    VERNON -- Spent radioactive fuel will be removed from the reactors at the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant by 2020, the plant's corporate owner told a citizen oversight panel Thursday. But Louisiana-based Entergy said it does not know when it will begin tearing down Vermont Yankee after it stops producing power in December. Full Story

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    Jonas Dovydenas captures the faces of an 'endless' war

    LENOX -- There's a war going on in the Welles Gallery. There are children there, and Mujahideens, soldiers of the United States and Afghanistan. Full Story
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    Police on manhunt find pipe bombs in woods

    BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) — State police searching for a man accused of killing a state trooper said Tuesday they found two pipe bombs in the Pennsylvania woods during their manhunt. Full Story
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    Police nab suspect after he's invited into home

    PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Northern California have arrested a fraud suspect accused of evading police for more than four hours by befriending a homeowner who invited him into his home for a meal. Full Story
    Ed Sullivan statue stolen from TV academy plaza

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police are investigating the theft of a solid bronze statue of Ed Sullivan from an outdoor exhibit at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. 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

    Evan Agostini
    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
    (REUTERS/Yuri Gripas)
    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