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Townshend woman pleads not guilty in double homicide

11/20/2014 10:37 PM EST
BRATTLEBORO >> As Robin O'Neill sat in a police cruiser moments after being detained on suspicion of a double murder, she recited prayers; requested red wine and cigarettes; and told herself, "you can go to prison for the rest of your life, 'cause you killed the (expletive)," according to court documents released Thursday. 
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Mount Anthony Union School Board hears citizens' concerns

High School Principal Sue Maguire discusses college enrollment
BENNINGTON >> Mount Anthony Union school board meetings tend to not be heavily attended by the public, but on Wednesday several members of the community came out to express their concerns. The first person to speak was the parent of an 11-year old middle school student, who had not been added to the bus route because she was determined to live too close to the school. Full Story
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Cambridge football heads south for Class D state semifinal showdown with Chester

CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. >> Doug Luke looks at all of his Cambridge Central School football games the same way. Can his team win the battle in the trenches? This week, that is no different. It's just the stakes that have changed. With school district superintendent Vincent Canini dismissing school at noon today, Cambridge is headed to Kingston with the entire town behind them, head-on into the Class 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
EPA: State must reduce phosphorus in Lake Champlain by 36 percent

MIDDLEBURY >> Vermont's plan to improve Lake Champlain's water quality does not go far enough to comply with federal regulations, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA released phosphorus pollution reduction targets for Lake Champlain at a meeting in Middlebury on Monday. It also ran a model of the phosphorus reduction plan Vermont submitted in May to determine whether Full Story

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Cross-country ski slopes broaden offerings in the Berkshires and Southern Vermont

Quiet trails and athletic challenges draw winter adventurers
Some skiers like the idea of finding moose tracks under red pine — or of skinning up the mountain before they skim down. Full Story
NATION/WORLD
Outfitter who maimed prey for clients sentenced

DENVER (AP) — A western Colorado outfitter who captured and maimed mountain lions and bobcats to make hunting easier for clients has been sentenced to more than two years in prison. Full Story
Lost New Mexico kitten ends up in Maine

WESTBROOK, Maine (AP) — A New Mexico woman's missing kitten has been located in Maine, although exactly how the feline made the 2,300-mile trip remains a mystery. Full Story
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Review: 'A Delicate Balance' still a bracing brew

NEW YORK (AP) — Whoever has to restock and refill the onstage bar at the new Broadway revival of Edward Albee's "A Delicate Balance" has their work cut out for them. 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