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Model U.N. transforms MAUHS students into ambassadors

Students take on the roles of international delegates
03/30/2015 08:25 PM EDT
BENNINGTON >> Monday marked the first of two days at Mount Anthony Union High School during which several students will be involved in a learning experience quite unlike what they experience during the rest of the year. For the 31st straight year, the school will host a Model United Nations, under the direction of history teacher Mark Caswell. 
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LOCAL NEWS
Pownal woman accused of medical child abuse, welfare fraud

Police say child was subject to numerous, unnecessary medical tests
BENNINGTON >> A Pownal woman is accused of having her child subjected to dozens of invasive, unwarranted medical tests, and lying about the child's health on Social Security Disability applications. Tina Sbrega, 33, pleaded not guilty Monday in Vermont Superior Court to two misdemeanor counts of welfare fraud, two felony counts of false swearing, two misdemeanor counts of false pretenses Full Story
SPORTS
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Roundup: Mountaineers earn conference awards

Dighton snags third player of the week, Brewer lax rookie of the week
BENNINGTON >> For the third time this season, Southern Vermont College senior Joey Dighton has been named the New England Collegiate Conference Men's Volleyball Player of the Week, this time for the period ending March 29. Dighton had a strong two matches last week for the 13-6 Mountaineers, helping them go 1-1 in NECC action. Full Story
ENTERTAINMENT
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Angelina Jolie inspires Nickelodeon crowd

'Maleficent’ actress tells kids being different is a good thing, and it’s OK to cause a little trouble. Full Story
REGION
State cuts could cause libraries to lose federal funding

Librarians around the state say a proposed 17 percent cut in the Department of Libraries' budget will result in the loss of federal funding for library services. The Department of Libraries is slated for a $2.28 million appropriation from the state's general fund for fiscal year 2016. Federal funding, in the $900,000 range annually, will drop if the state cuts services that receive matches. Full Story

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Maple Open House Weekend: Vermont sugar shacks hold open houses

VERMONT — While many of us are looking forward to snow melting and warmer spring evenings, maple sugar makers are hoping for a few more weeks of winter weather. Full Story
Police: Idaho man calls 911 a dozen times about bar bill

POST FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Police say a northern Idaho man called 911 a dozen times to report being overcharged at a bar and now faces a $1,000 fine and a year in jail. Full Story
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'A.D. The Bible Continues' goes beyond the biblical epic

OUARZAZATE, Morocco (AP) — The people are restive, the priesthood is scheming and a fanatic band of insurgents known as the zealots are plotting assassinations — and now to make matters worse, the body of a condemned cult-leader known as Jesus has disappeared from the tomb, apparently following some ancient prophecy. 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