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Monument students perform 'Peter Pan' musical

Saturday performances at 1:30 and 6 p.m.
03/27/2015 07:17 PM EDT
BENNINGTON >> The students of Monument Elementary School are putting on three performances of Disney's "Peter Pan Jr." One performance was slated for 6 p.m. on Friday, March 27, and there will be two on Saturday, March 28. Based on the play by J.M. Barrie and the 1953 Disney animated film, this adaptation for performance by children is licensed by Musical Theatre International. 
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Readsboro landlord sued over killing tenant's cat

Readsboro landlord plead guilty to killing tenant's pet
BENNINGTON >> A Readsboro landlord who pleaded guilty in 2012 to killing a tenant's cat is now being sued by the cat's owner. The suit was filed in February by attorney David G. Reid, of Brattleboro, on behalf of Kelly Gancarz, owner of "Dizzy," a cat who was killed when Michael R. Choquette threw a piece of wood at it. Full Story
SPORTS
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Gassaway breaks state record at Nationals

All six MAU seniors head into wrestlebacks
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. >> Mount Anthony Union High School senior wrestler Troy Gassaway won his first two matches at the National High School Coaches Association Nationals to break the Vermont state wins record Friday. Gassaway won his 236th career match, passing Jesse Webb into first place in state history. Full Story
ENTERTAINMENT
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Friday's TV picks: Can 'Hart of Dixie' survive?

Low-rated series airs Season 4 finale. Plus, peek inside the kitchens of 'Disney Dream Cruise.' Full Story
REGION
Economic development committee looks for resident participation

WILLIAMSTOWN< MASS. >> A town committee aiming to create new economic opportunities is looking for residents' participation. The Economic Development Committee has created an online survey to collect ideas and suggestions for ways to strengthen the town's economy, Chairman Jeffrey Thomas said. Full Story
NATION/WORLD
2 Czechs kidnapped in Pakistan in 2013 freed

PRAGUE (AP) — Two Czech tourists who were abducted by gunmen two years ago as they were traveling on a bus through southwestern Pakistan have been released, the Czech government said on Saturday. Full Story

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Maple Open House Weekend: Vermont sugar shacks hold open houses

VERMONT — While many of us are looking forward to snow melting and warmer spring evenings, maple sugar makers are hoping for a few more weeks of winter weather. Full Story
Alaska police officers corral grazing miniature horses

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Police officers in Alaska's biggest city became wranglers early Friday morning, rounding up a couple of miniature horses that escaped from their corral. Full Story
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Taraji P. Henson apologizes for racial profiling allegation

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Taraji P. Henson has apologized to police in the Southern California city of Glendale for accusing an officer of racially profiling her son. Full Story
'The Sopranos' Drea De Matteo loses New York home in explosion

'Modern Family’ actress Sarah Hyland grew up across the street from buildings that burned and collapsed in accident caused by gas and plumbing work. 


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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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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

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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