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Gov. Peter Shumlin: View on painkillers must change

IMAT program digs deeper at what addicts need to recover
02/09/2016 05:15 AM EST
BENNINGTON — Governor Peter Shumlin visited the Hawthorn Recovery Center on Monday morning to congratulate existing efforts in fighting the ongoing substance abuse in Bennington. There are currently 310 patients in the area actively being treated for addiction. Hawthorn also doubled enrollment in the past two years by increasing its capacity from 100 to 200. 
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LOCAL NEWS
Vt education board pushes for higher staffing

MONTPELIER >> The State Board of Education has stepped in to do what the education secretary won't or can't — ask for more staff — and the situation is resurrecting concerns about politics interfering with what's best for Vermont's schoolchildren. In recent weeks, members of the state board went to the Legislature to ask for money for staff at the Agency of Education as well as Full Story
SPORTS
Arlington girls top Black River

LUDLOW >> The Arlington Memorial High School girls basketball team got a nice road victory on Monday night, with a 45-26 victory over Black River. Junior Riley Lane led the way for the Eagles, scoring a game-high 11 points in the contest. Senior Maggie Murphy was also in double figures on the night for Arlington, scoring 10 points in the paint to help the Eagles get the victory. 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
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Sylvester Stallone considered skipping Academy Awards

Sylvester Stallone says he considered boycotting Academy Awards until Ryan Coogler told him to go. 
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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
 
 
Updated: May 10, 2013 3:19:58 PM EDT
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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