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    Memories of a Taps player: Bennington's Mo Rancourt plays on

    07/24/2014 10:03 PM EDT
    BENNINGTON -- Decades of playing Taps at military funerals teaches one a few things: A bugle is best, you won't be struck dead for playing in another denomination's church, cows are fascinated by the tune, and being late to the cemetery isn't always a bad thing. Maurice "Mo" Rancourt, 72, of Main Street was born and raised in Bennington and started his Taps playing career 
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    LOCAL NEWS
    Dorset Quarry vandal arrested

    DORSET -- Vermont State Police arrested 43-year-old Timothy Sweetman of Broadalbin, N.Y., on Wednesday for vandalism done to the privately-owned quarry on state Route 30, weeks prior. Property owner Richard McDonough reported on July 2 that several trees and shrubs had been cut down and piled in a restricted part of the quarry, which is restricted due to dangerous heights. Full Story
    SPORTS
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    A ‘mind-blowing' experience: Local lacrosse players awed in recent trip to championships

    MANCHESTER -- By all accounts, the Vermont Black Bears' trip to Denver, Colo. to compete in the U17 division of the FIL World Lacrosse Championships was an unparalled experience. The Black Bears went to the Championships four years ago when the Games were held in England. This time around, there was a different feel to the tournament, according to coach Don Benasich. Full Story
    ENTERTAINMENT
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    Review: 'Lucy' yields yet another confident Scarlett Johansson performance

    Scarlett Johansson never wavers in this fun action film from director and writer Luc Besson. Full Story
    REGION
    Builder restores historic home

    WHITINGHAM -- There is a breathtaking view of the man-made Sadagwa Lake and Lake Whitingham from a historic home that sits on top of Town Hill Road, noted architect David Powell. And there is no question that the home is historic. It existed when the center of town was located up on that road, near where the Brigham Young monument and playground currently sit. Full Story

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    Uncovering Mohawk Trail's treasures

    To most of the residents of Northern Berkshire, the Mohawk Trail is a means of getting from North Adams to Greenfield and, eventually, Boston. On a beautiful July day with lots of sun, a friend and I set out to explore the treasures the Trail has -- and which I have overlooked all my life.  Full Story
    NATION/WORLD
    British envoy: Gaza humanitarian pause possible

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Britain's U.N. ambassador says there may be "an extremely short" humanitarian pause in the conflict in Gaza between Israel and Hamas on Saturday lasting several hours. Full Story
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    Toddler crashes Jeep, runs home to watch cartoons

    MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. (AP) — Police say a toddler crashed a Jeep into an Oregon home, then ran back to his home to watch cartoons. Full Story
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    Selma Hayek pulls trigger on 'Everly' at Comic-Con

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — For Selma Hayek, her role in "Everly" was her toughest yet. "It might not seem like shooting those guns is physical, but it was," Hayek told the crowd at Comic-Con on Thursday. 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