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    Vaccination
    Should Vermont repeal its philosophical exemption from immunization requirements to enter kindergarten?
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    Kelley Stand Road restoration recognized

    04/28/2015 02:40 PM EDT
    SUNDERLAND >> The American Public Works Association has named Sunderland's Kelley Stand Road restoration project as one of the top public works projects of the year. The road suffered extreme damage from Tropical Storm Irene in 2011. In some places along the Roaring Branch, the road was completely washed away. 
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    LOCAL NEWS
    Inmate from Brattleboro who attempted suicide dies at hospital

    WATERBURY (AP) >> The Vermont Department of Corrections says an inmate who attempted suicide at the Springfield prison last week has died at the hospital. Officials say 34-old Patrick Fennessey of Brattleboro died Tuesday at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center of his self-inflicted injuries. The department says Fennessey, who was in prison on a conviction of burglary and unlawful trespass, Full Story
    SPORTS
    (ADAM SAMROV — BENNINGTON BANNER)
    Waiting not a problem for Panthers, crush Schenectady

    Springer, Lewsey, LaFlamme all score four times in rout
    HOOSICK, N.Y. >> Thanks to getting lost trying to get to Hoosick Falls, the girls lacrosse game between Schenectady and the Panthers started about 35 minutes late. Because of that, the Patriots didn't warm up, they wanted to get started. As well as Hoosick Falls played on Monday, they didn't seem to mind the wait at all. Full Story
    ENTERTAINMENT
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    'The Avengers: Age of Ultron" already cleaning up overseas

    New Disney/Marvel blockbuster doing well in South Korea, Britain and Russia, among others. Full Story
    REGION
    FairPoint rejects service-quality criticism, seeks less regulation

    FairPoint Communications officials say severe weather contributed to the company's low service-quality ratings going back to 2013. The company says it is not doing anything wrong with regard to its refund policy. That's according to Public Service Board testimony FairPoint executives filed on April 15 as part of an ongoing service-quality investigation. Full Story
    NATION/WORLD
    Univ. of Florida frat closed over veteran-abuse accusations

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The University of Florida closed a fraternity Tuesday after allegations that its members hurled drunken insults and spat at a group of disabled military veterans at a Panama City Beach resort. Full Story

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    Salem Art Works celebrates International Sculpture Day

    Studio and foundry demonstrations, art shows
    SALEM, N.Y. >> Worldwide in its scope but local in its imprint, International Sculpture Day hits this corner of the world with a free celebration at Salem Art Works on Friday that will link sites around the globe and celebrate the arts through the International Sculpture Center. Full Story
    Bruce Jenner lifts '20/20' to week's most-watched program

    NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Jenner's much-awaited interview on "20/20" lifted the ABC newsmagazine to the top spot last week. Full Story
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    'The Avengers: Age of Ultron" already cleaning up overseas

    New Disney/Marvel blockbuster doing well in South Korea, Britain and Russia, among others. 


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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
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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
    (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