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Southern Vermont College welcomes new class at convocation

09/02/2015 06:51 AM EDT
BENNINGTON — Members of the Southern Vermont College Class of 2019 were welcomed to campus on Tuesday as part of the college's 2015 convocation ceremony.

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Win an inn: Essay contest to establish next Deerfield Valley Inn owner

Write a winning essay and that dream could come true
WEST DOVER — The Deerfield Valley Inn could be all yours. The winner of a new essay contest will become its next owner. "I'm sitting here with queries," said Doreen Cooney, the owner who opened the contest Tuesday. "We decided it would be good because our conventional methods to sell the inn have been unsuccessful. Full Story
SPORTS
(Geoff Smith — Bennington Banner)
Bentley nets three as MAU boys soccer rolls

Patriots blank Mill River to post first win of the new season
BENNINGTON — After a tough opening-day loss to Essex over the weekend, the Mount Anthony Union High School boys soccer team returned home to the friendly confines of Spinelli Field and picked up a comfortable 4-0 win over Mill River on Tuesday night. The Patriots were led by hat-trick hero Carter Bentley, and senior defender Isaac Salem added a nice free-kick goal to push MAU to 1-1 on the Full Story
ENTERTAINMENT
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More than 20 Broadway shows offer half-off ticket deal

NEW YORK >> Broadway shows will soon be much cheaper to see — at least for a few weeks next month. Some 22 shows are participating in Broadway Week, in which two tickets go for the price of one. These special tickets go on sale starting Thursday at 10:30 a.m. for performances only during Sept. Full Story
REGION
Judge rejects plea deal for man charged in child IV death

ST. JOHNSBURY (AP) >> A judge has rejected a proposed plea deal for a Vermont man charged with second-degree murder in the case of a 13-year-old disabled boy who died after vodka was added to his IV line. Thirty-eight-year-old Walter Richters, of Hardwick, appeared in a St. Johnsbury court Tuesday to try to get his charge reduced to manslaughter. Full Story
NATION/WORLD
The Latest on Gray hearing: Small protest outside courthouse

BALTIMORE (AP) — The latest on the first court hearing for six Baltimore police officers who are criminally charged in the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who died a week after suffering a critical spine injury in custody (all times local). Full Story

(Gillian Jones — The Berkshire Eagle)
Adams' Quaker Meeting House a nod to unflinching beliefs

ADAMS — Perched above a grassy knoll of the unmarked graves of its members, the Quaker Meeting House stands as a silent reminder of the town's founding families.

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China enlists monkeys to keep birds from spoiling big parade

BEIJING (AP) — China is leaning on the animal kingdom — including a squad of nest-wrecking monkeys — to ensure its military parade commemorating the end of World War II goes smoothly. 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