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Supervisory unions line up for Act 46 tax breaks

07/28/2015 07:46 AM EDT
A handful of supervisory unions want to be the first to change their governance structures in order to reap tax benefits. Under Act 46, the state is offering tax breaks to towns that agree to merge town school boards into larger supervisory districts by July 1, 2016. About five supervisory unions have contacted the Vermont Agency of Education to see if they could be the first ones to change their 
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LOCAL NEWS
Vermont Yankee: 'Substantial grant' from Entergy to New Hampshire to be announced

For economic development in southwestern NH
KEENE, N.H. >> On Thursday, at the Keene Recycling Center/Transfer Station, 55 Old Summit Rd., Route 12 North, there will be an announcement of a "substantial grant" from Entergy meant to boost economic development efforts in southwestern New Hampshire. Sen. Molly Kelly, who represents District 10 in the New Hampshire Legislature, had no comment on the nature or the amount of the grant, Full Story
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Boston backs out of 2024 bid amid finacing issues

Los Angeles looking to fill in for Boston in bid for U.S. Olympic Games
Boston's bid to host the 2024 Olympics was undercut by its own mayor, its skeptical public and, finally, leaders of the U.S. Olympic Committee, who were tired of the city's ever-changing blueprint. Next, it may be time to see if there's more Olympic love in Los Angeles. After the USOC and Boston cut ties on Monday, CEO Scott Blackmun said the federation still wants to try to host the 2024 Games. Full Story
ENTERTAINMENT
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Review: 'Lego Jurassic World' doesn't live up to ginormous potential

For longtime fans, 'Lego Jurassic World' will be a familiar trip and the game excels with cooperative play with players switching off controlling characters such as Alan Grant, Ian Malcolm, Owen Grady and Claire Dearing.  Full Story
REGION
Feds: 'Wicked Tuna' TV fisherman claimed to be disabled

MONTPELIER, VT. (AP) >> A Massachusetts man seen manning big fishing rods and harpooning huge fish on the reality show "Wicked Tuna" collected government benefits while claiming to be disabled and unable to work, federal prosecutors said. Paul Hebert, 50, of Gloucester, Massachusetts, accepted more than $44,000 in Social Security and Medicaid benefits between 2010 and 2013, according to a Full Story

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The 5 Browns return to Manchester

Piano-playing brothers and sisters on a mission to bring classical music into the mainstream
MANCHESTER — Do the math: Five Browns. Fifty fingers. Four hundred-forty piano keys.

When it comes to the five piano-playing siblings known as the "5 Browns," it's easy to get caught up in a numbers game. But there's far more to this talented ensemble of Julliard graduates than that. Full Story

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Review: "Tour" a worthy look at artist as reluctant subject

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Many journalists who have written feature profiles of public figures will have experienced that light-bulb moment, once the cautious mutual-assessment phase is concluded and you start digging for the meat, when the subject perhaps casually reveals some illuminating aspect of him- or herself around which the entire article 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

Evan Agostini
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