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    Shap Smith running for governor, visits Bennington to talk solar, marijuana, and economy

    Gubernatorial candidate talks about local solar projects, marijuana and the economy
    09/02/2015 09:14 PM EDT
    BENNINGTON >> Speaker of the House Shap Smith was in town Wednesday and expressed his thoughts on a local solar project, how to revitalize the downtown economy, and how the legislature will debate marijuana laws. Solar Last year, a company proposed to build solar arrays on 27 acres of land east of Route 7 near the Apple Hill neighborhood. 
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    (Nina Makiw — Special to the Reformer)
    Monarch butterflies can be saved by everyone

    VERNON >> Vernon is an entry point for monarch butterflies migrating north from their wintering grounds in Mexico. In June, a group of nature lovers got together on the back deck of Vermont Woods Studios and shared milkweed seeds and plants — milkweed is the monarch's only food source and the over-use of pesticides has nearly eliminated it from today's landscape.

    Photo Gallery | Saving the Monarch butterfly

    Video | Monarch caterpillar chrysalis Full Story

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    MANCHESTER >> When the Manchester Lions Club started running the Maple Leaf Half Marathon nine years ago, David Pardo had no idea what to expect from the event. Now, Pardo and everyone else associated with getting the Maple Leaf off the ground know exactly what they've got — one of the best running events in the entire state. Full Story
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    More than 20 Broadway shows offer half-off ticket deal

    NEW YORK >> Broadway shows will soon be much cheaper to see — at least for a few weeks next month. Some 22 shows are participating in Broadway Week, in which two tickets go for the price of one. These special tickets go on sale starting Thursday at 10:30 a.m. for performances only during Sept. Full Story
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    Northern New England's bear hunters could face tough season

    PORTLAND, MAINE >> Northern New England's bear hunters might have a more difficult time bagging a bruin this year due to an abundance of natural food. Most of a black bear's diet is plant material, such as acorns and berries. Those foods are more readily available this year than last year, and that means bears are less likely to travel for food or take bait laid by humans, wildlife managers Full Story

    (Gillian Jones — The Berkshire Eagle)
    Adams' Quaker Meeting House a nod to unflinching beliefs

    ADAMS — Perched above a grassy knoll of the unmarked graves of its members, the Quaker Meeting House stands as a silent reminder of the town's founding families.

    Photo Gallery | The Quaker Meeting House in Adams Full Story

    Lost Australian sheep yields 42 kilos (93 pounds) of fleece

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An overgrown sheep found lost in Australian scrubland was shorn for perhaps the first time on Thursday, yielding 42 kilograms (93 pounds) of wool, the shearer said. Full Story
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    Dean Jones, boyish Disney star, dies at 84

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dean Jones, whose boyish good looks and all-American manner made him Disney's favorite young actor for such lighthearted films as "That Darn Cat! Full Story
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    'Star Wars: The Force Awakens': Toy unboxing a swing and a miss

    Too few toys and too much repetition turn the much-hyped 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens Global Toy Unboxing Live Stream Event' into an early snooze fest. 
     
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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
     
     
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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