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Annual Primitive Biathlon succeeds without snow

Annual tradition: Skinner Hollow Farm hosts event for the 12th year
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MANCHESTER — While shooters are usually found trekking through the powder in snow shoes, this year was the first year the Southern Vermont Primitive Biathlon ran without the accompanying winter weather. The event held on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. is a timed run and walk through wooded trails and participants stop along the way to shoot at designated targets to compete for 
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LOCAL NEWS
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Maple Street School names new Head of School

Trustees: Chosen candidate was the most well-rounded of all
MANCHESTER — Maple Street School has selected its next Head of School, who will be taking over the reins of the K-8 independent school on July 1. Fanning M. Hearon III, 47, has been named to succeed the outgoing Dr. Fran Bisselle, who after nine years at the helm will be heading to the Hathaway Brown School in Shaker Heights, Ohio, to be the head of school there at the end of the current Full Story
SPORTS
Panthers fourth at Class C tourney

Laporte, Fisher win wrestling titles
CLUMS CORNERS, N.Y.— The Hoosick Falls wrestling team had three finalists and two champions as the Panthers finished fourth overall at the Class C sectional tournament on Saturday. Matt Laporte and Gabe Fisher won championships at 99 and 106 pounds, respectively, while Alex Hull was the runner-up at 285. 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
Groups call on Vermont officials to re-evaluate gas pipeline

MONTPELIER, VT. >> Environmental advocacy groups are calling on officials to take a new look at a proposed natural gas pipeline throughout western Vermont. The Times-Argus reports five advocacy groups wrote a letter to Gov. Peter Shumlin calling for him and the Department of Public Service to appeal a Jan. 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
 
 
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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