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    Egg hunt kicks off Easter weekend

    04/20/2014 10:03 PM EDT
    BENNINGTON -- Over 400 children flooded the northeast end of Willow Park to gather 6,000 colored-plastic eggs from the grass on Saturday in celebration of Easter. Children visited with Mickey Mouse and the Easter Bunny. Families brought their own hard-boiled eggs to color at dye stations as well, all of which was set out Friday night and Saturday morning by the Bennington Parks and Recreation 
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    LOCAL NEWS
    Feed store sells live trout for locals to stock their ponds and streams

    NORTH BENNINGTON -- Gary Hoag of Woodford and Jeff Dousman of Hoosick Falls, N.Y. came to Whitman's Feed Store on Saturday for a common purpose: To buy live fish. Hoag, a forest fire warden for Woodford, has a private pond in his yard. Like he has done every other year, he came to Whitman's Feed for Art Whitman's annual stocking-trout sale. Full Story
    SPORTS
    SVC baseball fights back to top Lesley

    BENNINGTON -- The Southern Vermont College baseball team spotted Lesley University two runs in the first inning during the second game of the teams' doubleheader on Saturday, but the Mountaineers were able to turn things around over the final six innings with some timely hitting and a few lucky breaks to take a 6-3 victory and a 2-1 series win at Bill Epstein Field. Full Story
    ENTERTAINMENT
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    Michelle Obama will appear on ABC's 'Nashville'

    Mrs. Obama is already set to appear on Thursday's season finale of the NBC hit "Parks and Recreation." Full Story
    REGION
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    Ex-worker due in court on embezzlement charges

    BARRE (AP) - A former Vermont state employee is due in court on charges she embezzled more than $50,000. Lisa Peduzzi of Plainfield resigned this month from her position as a claims examiner in the office of risk management. She is accused of setting up false claims against the state and using the payments to pay her property taxes and buy guitars, boats, automobiles and jewelry. Full Story

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    ThinkFOOD from cheese to chickens at Bard College at Simon's Rock

    GREAT BARRINGTON -- Fresh eggs, maple cream, blue cheese -- even in early spring, before the asparagus is ready to pick, local farms have flavor to offer. A movement is growing accross the country to get back to its roots, grow and use locally grown food. To advance this movement in Berkshire County, Bard College of Simon's Rock has created a new Center for Food Studies.  Full Story
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    Osama bin Laden's son-in-law convicted on terrorism charges

    Osama bin Laden's son-in-law, the voice of fiery al-Qaida propaganda videotapes after the Sept. 11 attacks, was convicted Wednesday of conspiring to kill Americans for his role as the terror group's spokesman. Full Story
    Going nuts? Turkey looks to pistachios to heat new eco-city

    Pistachios are already a key ingredient in Turkish baklava, but the country may now have found a new way to exploit the nuts known as "green gold" -- by using their shells to heat a new eco-city. Full Story
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    Boston Marathon is ready to be run again

    A year after a pair of homemade pressure-cooker bombs killed three people and wounded more than 260 others at the Boston Marathon, runners and spectators began filtering in Monday morning at the starting line in Hopkinton amid tight security. Full Story
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    Lindsay Lohan reveals she suffered a miscarriage

    The 27-year-old actress made the disclosure during Sunday's final episode of "Lindsay," the OWN cable channel series. 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

    Evan Agostini
    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
    (Evan Agostini)
    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
    (REUTERS/Yuri Gripas)
    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