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First blood clinic for PFOA held Friday

About 100 residents attend free clinic at state health offices on Friday
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BENNINGTON >> The first blood drawing clinic for PFOA testing was held Friday at the state health offices on Main Street, the latest in the response around contamination in North Bennington. Officials expected about 100 people to have their blood drawn at the clinic, some being village residents with contaminated wells, others who lived near or worked at the former ChemFab/Saint-Gobain 
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Numerous businesses, organizations represented at Job Expo

Job fair: Numerous businesses and organizations represented at Thurday's event
BENNINGTON >> Upon walking into a career fair, seeing numerous employers and agencies surrounding a room might be intimidating. At Thursday's Career and Job Expo hosted by the Vermont Department of Labor, navigators assisted visitors in approaching particular tables. "They're thankful for the help," navigator and Vermont Department of Labor employee John Murphy said. Full Story
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Mountaineers excited for shot at NECC title

SVC will play Regis in the NECC finals today at 12 p.m.
BENNINGTON >> Two years ago Southern Vermont College decided to start up a girls lacrosse team in their athletic program, after the sport did very well as a club in the school. At that same time, Tom Otero was looking to take the next step in his coaching career. Having 28 years of coaching experience, including 14 years as head coach of girls lacrosse team at Mount Anthony where he help Full Story
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Busy weekend for Brattleboro Music Center

Northern Roots Festival on Saturday; Heath Quartet on Sunday
BRATTLEBORO — It will be a busy weekend for the Brattleboro Music Center with back to back events on Saturday and Sunday, each one deserving its own weekend in its own right. First off, BMC will present what promises to be the biggest and best ever Northern Roots Festival, a popular day-long event on Saturday, Jan. Full Story
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Court: Trucking firm, railroad angled to avoid local regulations

SHELBURNE >> Vermont Railway and Barrett Trucking collaborated to structure a deal for a shared road salt transfer facility in a way that would shield the project from state and local regulations, according to court documents and a judge. The planned facility has drawn heated criticism from officials and residents in Shelburne who fear it could harm the nearby LaPlatte River. 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