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    Oak Hill offers kids creative opportunities

    08/19/2014 10:21 PM EDT
    POWNAL -- The Oak Hill Children's Center of Pownal's new and improved summer program for elementary school-aged children wrapped up this week, after giving the children a chance to create and maintain their own space all summer long. The Oak Hill Children's Center opened in 1972, and has been providing day-care services for infants through pre-kindergarten and after-school 
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    LOCAL NEWS
    Bennington woman accused of sexual assault

    BENNINGTON -- A former Bennington School Inc. employee, who also worked at a Department of Corrections facility, is accused of having sex with a student at the school and lying to police about her contact with children at her other job. Alexandra Fusco, 25, of Bennington, pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Vermont Superior Court to repeated aggravated sexual assault of a child, sexual assault of Full Story
    SPORTS
    Lower-profile candidates getting their message out

    MANCHESTER -- With the primary election a little less than two weeks away, the lesser-known candidates for governor are trying to get their message to the people. Emily Peyton and Steve Berry are running against Scott Milne for the Republican nomination. Democrat H. Brooke Paige is challenging incumbent Gov. Full Story
    ENTERTAINMENT
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    Katie Couric won't return to 'Today' after all

    NBC wanted Couric to replace Savannah Guthrie for a day, but former co-host wanted to stay up to two weeks. Full Story
    REGION
    Hospitals say cut to Medicaid rate increase bad omen for single-payer

    Hospital officials say the Shumlin administration's decision to rescind a slight increase in the Medicaid reimbursement rate doesn't bode well for the governor's signature single payer health care initiative. The retraction of a 1.6 percent increase in Medicaid rates for the first half of fiscal year 2015 enabled the governor to identify a total of $10. Full Story

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    Blues Sanctuary will play Bennington Battle Day

    BENNINGTON -- Active members of the local music scene since the late ‘60s, the musicians of Blues Sanctuary have watched the music world change before their eyes, and they're still going strong. Full Story
    NATION/WORLD
    French ex-prime minister seeks nod for '17 vote

    PARIS (AP) — An ex-prime minister under Jacques Chirac who was once convicted in a corruption scandal and handed a 10-year ban on public office is jumping into France's 2017 presidential race. Full Story
    86-year-old Utah woman writes romance novel

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An 86-year-old Utah woman became a first-time novelist by writing a steamy romance novel about a bored housewife. Full Story
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    NFL asking artists to pay to play Super Bowl?

    Report says Rihanna, Katy Perry and Coldplay may have been asked to contribute to play halftime show. 

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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
     
     
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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
     
     
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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