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    Vermont Veterans' Home honors those who have passed on

    Remembrance ceremony reflects on the lives of 63 members of Vermont Veterans' Home family
    12/17/2014 08:28 PM EST
    BENNINGTON >> The Vermont Veterans Home held a ceremony on Wednesday to honor all members of their community who passed away this year. The program, the Day of Remembrance, which started two years ago, remembered 63 members of the Vets Home family: Charles Bamforth, John Barnet, Giles Becker, Marvin Behrens, Howard Bergeron, Gertrude Bishop, Mary Brostoski, Edward Cameron, James Carley, 
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    Veterans' Home to cut back on patient beds

    BENNINGTON >> The Vermont Veterans' Home Board of Trustees voted on Wednesday to take steps to reduce the number of patient beds it is licensed for, from the current 171 beds to 130. The only no vote came from H. Jamie Percey, the Vermont State Employees Association representative on the board. Full Story
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    Roundup: Hoosick Falls bowling gets key win over Fort Edward

    FORT EDWARD, N.Y. >> The Hoosick Falls Central School bowling team won a key Northern Division match against Fort Edward on Wednesday, winning 3-1. Hoosick Falls had a total match pin count of 3,444 while Fort Edward had 3,281. Josh McCart led the way for Hoosick Falls with a high-game count of 236 and a three-game count of 686. Full Story
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    Sony hack scraps Steve Carell film set in North Korea

    Fallout from Sony hacking scandal and terrorism threats now affecting other movies. Full Story
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    Vermont Information Technology Leaders appoints CFO

    BURLINGTON -- Vermont Information Technology Leaders has named Nancy Rowden Brock as chief financial officer. In this position, Brock will be responsible for human resources, budgeting, auditing, financial reporting, grants management, contract review, and act as liaison to various state agencies. Brock joins VITL from World Learning, an accredited educational institution that provides Full Story

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    Hikes welcome the solstice in the winter woods

    From valley to ridge, outdoor explorers can enjoy winter
    Each year, the winter solstice marks the shortest day and the longest night of the year and the gradual conversion to longer days and shorter nights. Full Story
    Broken treetop hanging on wire gets holiday decor

    INDIAN ISLAND, Wash. (AP) — Some Washington state residents are getting in the holiday spirit by decorating a Douglas fir that toppled onto an unused utility line in a recent windstorm and looks like an upside-down Christmas tree. Full Story
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    Miyamoto on 'amiibo,' 'Zelda' and 'Mario' movie

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Shigeru Miyamoto seems giddy — and with good reason. The veteran Nintendo designer behind such landmark video-game franchises as "Mario Bros. Full Story
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    Angelina Jolie ripped in more Sony emails

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    Roger Goodell wants the Dolphins to stay in Miami
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