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    U.S. Rep. Peter Welch lends ear to citizens' questions in Manchester

    U,S. Rep. Peter Welch listens to and answers citizens' questions Discusses Middle East visit and challenges to national and local economies
    05/22/2015 09:14 PM EDT
    MANCHESTER >> U.S. Representative for Vermont Peter Welch (D-VT) visited the Northshire Bookstore Friday to speak with a handful of community members about his work in Washington, D.C., his recent visit to the Middle East, and issues facing Vermont residents. "The one comment that I've been hearing for a couple of years now is, 'Peter, why don't you get something done? 
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    Lake Paran celebrates opening weekend

    NORTH BENNINGTON >> This Memorial Day weekend marks the opening of North Bennington's Lake Paran, and the Lake is celebrating with an opening party on Saturday. The event will run from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. at the Park-McCullough House Carriage Barn. The cost to get in at the door is $10, but members get in free. Full Story
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    Altland's game-winner leads MAU past Woodstock

    Sophomore attacker scores five goals in 9-8 win
    BENNINGTON >> After going to triple overtime in a one-goal win earlier this season, the Mount Anthony girls lacrosse team and coach Whitney Brooks knew from the start that Friday's game against Woodstock would turn out no differently. Brooks turned out to be a seer as MAU's Emily Altland scored the game-winning goal with 3:39 left in the game in a 9-8 over the Wasps. Full Story
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    On screen: Grateful Dead's Bob Weir subject of new Netflix documentary

    UC Berkeley helped turn director of 'The Other One' into Grateful Dead fan. Plus Daly City native Sam Rockwell takes a stab at 'Poltergeist' remake. Full Story
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    Police plan checkpoints around Vermont for holiday weekend

    MONTPELIER >> Vermont State Police say they will be doing checkpoints around the state over the Memorial Day weekend and through next week to crack down on impaired and aggressive drivers. Police say they are planning checkpoints in Caledonia, Chittenden, Essex, Franklin and Lamoille counties through May 31. Full Story
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    Local elections in Spain test upstart parties' voter appeal

    MADRID (AP) — Local elections in much of Spain could see two upstart parties end nearly four decades of dominance by the conservative Popular Party and the center-left Socialists. Full Story

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    Memorial Day holiday begins summer with light and loss

    SOUTHERN VERMONT >> Barbecues, cookouts, a long weekend — these are the popular trappings of Memorial Day, since the last Monday in May now traditionally marks the unofficial beginning of summer. Full Story
    Colorado city going dark this weekend to help stargazers

    TELLURIDE, Colo. (AP) — Telluride residents were asked to turn out the lights on Saturday night and early Sunday to help stargazers see the night sky free of light pollution. Full Story
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    David Letterman set trashed; Dumpster divers move in

    Hours after the 'Late Show' finished taping, the crew began dismantling and throwing away iconic parts of David Letterman's set. 
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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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    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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    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