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    (Tom Momberg — Bennington Banner)
    "Friendsgiving" pulls Hoosick Falls together for holiday meal

    Community center hopes event sparks a continued tradition
    11/27/2014 08:49 PM EST
    HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. >> The Hoosick Armory Youth Center and Community Coalition hosted its very first "Friendsgiving" on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, to deliver food to families and host a supper of its own. Before sitting down to Thanksgiving supper with conventional flare in the basement of the HAYC3 Armory on Thursday, over 45 volunteers spent the week preparing pies, turkey and vegetables 
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    (Tom Momberg — BEnnington Banner)
    Bennington soup kitchen continues Thanksgiving legacy

    Ministry pastor: "Nobody should go without a Thanksgiving meal"
    BENNINGTON >> Harvest House hosted its annual Thanksgiving supper on Thursday, which has been a longstanding tradition since before the soup kitchen was established. A handful of volunteers from the Bennington soup kitchen, which is affiliated with Harvest Christian Ministries, plated roughly 40 meals of traditional Thanksgiving fare in the morning, and delivered them to every individual or Full Story
    SPORTS
    (Tim Sharp — The Associated Press)
    Eagles roll over Cowboys 33-10 for NFC East lead

    LeSean McCoy rushed for 159 yards and a score in Philly's win
    ARLINGTON, TEXAS >> LeSean McCoy threw open his arms just before crossing the goal line on a touchdown run that essentially put away another big win over the Dallas Cowboys. While Philadelphia didn't walk off with a playoff berth in hand after beating the Cowboys 33-10 on Thursday, it was a sweet Thanksgiving for McCoy, Mark Sanchez and the Eagles. Full Story

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    Are Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth exploring romance in real life?

    “The Hunger Games” stars are reportedly single and may be ready to mingle & with each other. Full Story
    REGION
    USDA technology grant connects schools

    BRATTLEBORO >> The U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing almost $500,000 in a distance learning project in four Vermont school districts that will use Marlboro Graduate Center as a training hub for the technology. The USDA Rural Development Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant will help 19 Vermont schools purchase videoconferencing equipment and software that will allow students Full Story
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    Yemen's Shiite, Sunni rivals hold rare meeting

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's main Sunni Islamist party says its top leaders have met with the powerful Shiite rebels who have been battling it for months and control the capital, in a rare meeting that might help ease the country's political deadlock. Full Story
    Cops: Woman drops cocaine baggie in police station

    UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a woman being cited for public drunkenness in Pennsylvania accidentally dropped a baggie of crack cocaine on the police station floor. Full Story
    Cops: Man inspired by gangster movie uses firebomb

    DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a 19-year-old inspired by a scene in "Gangster Squad" tossed Molotov cocktails in a suburban New York community. 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
    REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
    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
    (Evan Agostini)
    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