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R. John Wright Doll Company celebrates 40 years

Two day open house allows public to witness behind-the-scenes production process at R. John Wright Doll Co.
02/12/2016 08:17 PM EST
BENNINGTON >> The public was invited into the R. John Wright Doll Company's workshop for the first time ever on Friday to tour the in-house production line and to celebrate 40 years of business. Over a dozen people visited the first of two studio tours at the local company's 2402 West Road workshop, where they make dolls of all sizes and styles, some depicting characters from famous works 
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Students call on governor to act on contaminated water

Hoosick Falls students call on governor to act on contaminated water
HOOSICK FALLS >> Students at Hoosick Falls Central School added their voices Friday to the controversy over the contamination of the village water supply, calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to "keep your promise" and help the village. At a morning news conference in the school auditorium, a dozen student leaders spoke to the entire junior-senior high school student body and demanded four steps be Full Story
SPORTS
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Eagles finish regular season on high note

Arlington projects to be No. 3 seed in D-IV
ARLINGTON >> Having a star or two on your team is great, but the championship-caliber teams have balance as well, hopefully negating an off-day from your first or second option. The Arlington boys basketball team has had their stars do their thing all year, but nights like Friday are how teams win the big prize. Full Story
ENTERTAINMENT
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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
REGION
Vermont experiences solar jobs boom

BURLINGTON >> Vermont has the third-most solar industry jobs per resident of any state in the Union, according to a report published Monday by Washington, D.C.-based group The Solar Foundation. Next year's solar job market is expected to continue expanding, the report states, with an anticipated 13 percent growth in 2016. Full Story
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Kanye West's super strict rules for Yeezy show models

Kanye West had some pretty strict rules for how models at his Yeezy Season 3 fashion extravaganza should display his clothes. 
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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