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Bennington Banner, NENI, make Thanksgiving food donations

Subscribers help grow 5th-annual "Feed Your Mind, Feed a Family" food pickup for Thanksgiving
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BENNINGTON >> The Bennington Banner and New England Newspapers Inc. picked up several dozen frozen turkeys and boxes of food from Hannaford on Friday, and worked with the Bennington Coalition for the Homeless to distribute them to Bennington County families in need. The Vermont and Massachusetts newspaper conglomerate approaches its annual "Feed Your Mind, Feed a Family" project as an 
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LOCAL NEWS
Stamford man sentenced two years probation for reckless endangerment

BENNINGTON >> A Stamford man was sentenced to two years of probation on Thursday in the criminal division of Bennington Superior Court, for a reckless endangerment charge, following some jail time served for an incident that took place in August. Christopher Crockwell, 33, was accused of smashing the side mirror of a sport utility vehicle with a baseball bat, while his girlfriend and her Full Story
SPORTS
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PANTHER POWER: Hoosick Falls dominates in Class C semi, earns another trip to Syracuse

KINGSTON, N.Y. >> The Hoosick Falls Central School football team started its year at the Kickoff Classic at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse. Now more than three months, the Panthers will end it there, too. Hoosick Falls dominated on both sides of the ball in Saturday's Class C semifinal against Section IX's Millbrook, scoring a 29-0 victory to reach the final. Full Story

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Are Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth exploring romance in real life?

“The Hunger Games” stars are reportedly single and may be ready to mingle & with each other. Full Story
REGION
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Apples of New England: Expert writes book detailing history, varieties of the region's apples

GREENFIELD (AP) >> There's Old Nonesuch of Massachusetts, Paw Paw, Melvin Sweet, Cogswell, Fallawater ... Do you know your apples? Like, for example, that the first apple seeds in this country were planted three years after the Pilgrims landed and that the first named variety — Roxbury Russets — was cultivated in 1635 in Boston? Full Story

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Cross-country ski slopes broaden offerings in the Berkshires and Southern Vermont

Quiet trails and athletic challenges draw winter adventurers
Some skiers like the idea of finding moose tracks under red pine — or of skinning up the mountain before they skim down. Full Story
NATION/WORLD
Rhodes scholars for class of 2015 announced

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Rhodes Trust says 32 U.S. men and women have been named Rhodes scholars and will enter Oxford University next October. Full Story
City's 'ugly' Christmas tree prompts public outcry

READING, Pa. (AP) — A Christmas tree that might make Charlie Brown think twice is getting kicked to the curb a little early after residents of a Pennsylvania town complained it was too ugly. Full Story
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Shifting attitudes at play in Cosby allegations

Tamra Wade struggled mightily over whether to go to the police more than a decade ago, when, she says, a trusted professor forced himself on her in an empty classroom. 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
 
 
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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