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Fluoride the hot topic at Bennington Town Floor Meeting

Voters also passed a resolution in support of the Vermont Veterans Home
03/02/2015 10:41 PM EST
Bennington >> As expected, water fluoridation was a hot topic at the 2015 Bennington Town Floor Meeting, with those for and against weighing in. On the ballot for Tuesday is an article asking voters if they want fluoride added to the drinking water. It's an advisory vote, meaning the Select Board has the final say on whether or not such a measure is ever taken. 
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LOCAL NEWS
Shaftsbury annual Town Meeting sees good turnout

SHAFTSBURY >> Town moderator Tom Dailey served as master of ceremonies for Shaftsbury's annual town floor meeting on Monday night, which was well-attended by members of the community. Elections on the ballot this year include Tim Scoggins and Mitch Race running unopposed for two select board seats. Full Story
SPORTS
SVC's Flagg earns second NECC first-team spot

McDonald snags honorable mention
BENNINGTON >> Two Southern Vermont College women's basketball players were named to the 2015 All-New England Collegiate Conference teams on Monday. Junior Amber Flagg was honored with an All-NECC first team selection, her second in as many years, while classmate Sarah McDonald was tabbed with an All-NECC honorable mention. Full Story
ENTERTAINMENT
Scarlett Johansson defends John Travolta's Oscars behavior

“Lucy” actress says red carpet encounter was 'very sweet’ and 'totally welcome.’ Full Story
REGION
Vermont lawmakers take week off for Town Meetings

MONTPELIER (AP) >>It's the traditional Town Meeting Day break, when Vermont lawmakers head home to report to their constituents at annual municipal meetings and rest up for the second half of the legislative session. This year's week off comes after lawmakers made progress on child protection, education, and renewable energy — but are voicing increasing worries about the state budget. Full Story
NATION/WORLD
Parents sue county, landlord over Santa Barbara rampage

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The parents of three victims of a deadly rampage in Santa Barbara, California, last year are suing the county, the Sheriff's Department and the apartment building where the killer lived. Full Story

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Berkshire Festival of Women Writers opens with poets, Madonnas

Dani Shapiro to give keynote in monthlong celebration
Berkshire Festival of Women Writers begins with a novelist and memoirist, a panel of poets, an art show and more. Full Story
Woman admits digging up dad's grave in search of 'real will'

LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) — A woman who told police she dug up her father's grave in search of his "real will" but found only vodka and cigarettes pleaded guilty Monday. 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