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New store opens at 435 Main Street

Downtown Lost and Found full of collectibles, antiques and everyday items
04/17/2015 10:05 PM EDT
BENNINGTON >> There's a new shop opening on Main Street this year, and its owner hopes it will contribute to revitalizing downtown Bennington. Downtown Lost and Found thrift store will be the new business at 435 Main St. Owner Lindsay Strattman opened shop two days ago on a whim, and immediately she had dozens of visitors. 
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LOCAL NEWS
SVC sues insurance companies over Beckwith funds

Seeks declaratory judgement from court over funds from theft
BENNINGTON >> Southern Vermont College has filed a civil suit against two insurance companies, arguing that they companies do not have a claim to any of the funds recovered from James Beckwith until SVC recovers all of its losses. Beckwith, who served as chief operating officer and chief financial officer, as well acting president for a period of time from 2012-2013, while then-president Full Story
SPORTS
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Panthers look to take the next step in third varsity season

HOOSICK, N.Y. >> In its third season as a varsity program, the Hoosick Falls Central School boys lacrosse team wants to continue to carry the winning ways of many of the other Panthers athletic teams. "At Hoosick Falls, people win and we'll put in the support necessary to get to that point," said coach Mark Marquart. Full Story
ENTERTAINMENT
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ESPN's Britt McHenry urged compassion before ripping tow employee

Suspended ESPN reporter asked Facebook friends to be nice to others, just days before exploding on woman and calling her names.  Full Story
REGION
Webinar to focus on Vermont's village greens

MONTPELIER >> A special web-based seminar — or webinar — will focus on Vermont's village greens as the physical and cultural hearts of their communities. Since the fall of 2013, two interns and over 60 students in University of Vermont's community service-learning courses have engaged in a variety of projects related to village greens. Full Story

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On the Bridge: Church without walls plants a garden

Rev. Janet Zimmerman looks for ways to serve
LEE AND GREAT BARRINGTON >> Originally from Texas, the Rev. Janet Zimmerman worked as a special education teacher and with families for many years before she came to the ministry. Full Story
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Highway abuzz with millions of bees after big truck tips

LYNNWOOD, Wash. (AP) — A tractor-trailer carrying millions of honeybees overturned on a highway north of Seattle early Friday, scattering hives and sending white-suited beekeepers scrambling to save as many insects as they could. 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
 
 
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