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Northside Drive paving project about to get underway

07/04/2015 01:27 PM EDT
BENNINGTON — The road work scheduled to begin on Northside Drive July 7 is not to be confused with the planned Walmart roundabout project. The work beginning next week is a repaving job, said Christopher Taft, project manager for VTRANS District 1. It will begin at a seam in the pavement near Benmont Avenue and end at a similar seam near the American Legion at the east end of Northside 
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    Column: Vermont Sports Hall needs more Bennington-area inductees

    BENNINGTON — The Vermont Sports Hall of Fame is in the process of accepting nominations for the 2015 class. This year's class will be the fourth in the history of the Hall, which includes pioneers of the four major professional sports and of winter sports, what Vermont is the most famous for. According to the group's Website, eleven of the 13 counties in Vermont have been represented, but Full Story
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    Review: 'Lego Jurassic World' doesn't live up to ginormous potential

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    State looks at inequity in school discipline of disabled, minority students

    MONTPELIER — Concerns over the disproportionate suspension and expulsion of students of color and students with disabilities from Vermont's public schools has brought a far-reaching group of stakeholders together this month to meet with the Agency of Education. A report issued earlier this year by Vermont Legal Aid, called "Kicked Out! Full Story
    NATION/WORLD
    Fast-moving wildfire that threatened homes fully contained

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    Rambling about Tanglewood: Baroque favorites to fill Ozawa Hall

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    Did Tiger Woods cheat with Amanda Dufner?

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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

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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