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Heels to Paws 5K benefits Second Chance Animal Shelter

Heels to Paws 5K benefits Second Chance Animal Shelter
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STRATTON >> Humans and dogs are notorious for their bonds. And racing together on Stratton Mountain only adds another dimension to such friendships. "It's a tradition," said Myra Foster, communications manager for Stratton Mountain. "We've been doing it for more than 10 years. So many of our guests have dogs and so many of the people who work here have dogs. 
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LOCAL NEWS
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Bennington preliminary park designs unveiled

BENNINGTON >> Design plans for two relatively new downtown park areas were unveiled at Monday's Select Board meeting. The first is the vacant lot at 336 Main Street, given to the town last year by Heather Maneely, who bought it for the purpose of donating it. The lot is between Fiddlehead at Four Corners, a large, three story building that used to be a bank and is now an art gallery, and Full Story
SPORTS
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Boston backs out of 2024 bid amid finacing issues

Los Angeles looking to fill in for Boston in bid for U.S. Olympic Games
Boston's bid to host the 2024 Olympics was undercut by its own mayor, its skeptical public and, finally, leaders of the U.S. Olympic Committee, who were tired of the city's ever-changing blueprint. Next, it may be time to see if there's more Olympic love in Los Angeles. After the USOC and Boston cut ties on Monday, CEO Scott Blackmun said the federation still wants to try to host the 2024 Games. Full Story
ENTERTAINMENT
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Review: 'Lego Jurassic World' doesn't live up to ginormous potential

For longtime fans, 'Lego Jurassic World' will be a familiar trip and the game excels with cooperative play with players switching off controlling characters such as Alan Grant, Ian Malcolm, Owen Grady and Claire Dearing.  Full Story
REGION
Feds: 'Wicked Tuna' TV fisherman claimed to be disabled

MONTPELIER, VT. (AP) >> A Massachusetts man seen manning big fishing rods and harpooning huge fish on the reality show "Wicked Tuna" collected government benefits while claiming to be disabled and unable to work, federal prosecutors said. Paul Hebert, 50, of Gloucester, Massachusetts, accepted more than $44,000 in Social Security and Medicaid benefits between 2010 and 2013, according to a Full Story
NATION/WORLD
Deutsche Bank profits rise, but hurt by litigation costs

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Deutsche Bank's net profit rose in the second quarter, but legal expenses stemming from investigations of the bank's past conduct also increased and the bank's new co-CEO said its financial performance was unsatisfactory. Full Story

(Stephanie Zollshan — Berkshire Eagle)
Hundreds canvass Housatonic Valley Art League summer shows

GREAT BARRINGTON >> A new downtown venue has bolstered the attendance of the Housatonic Valley Art League's annual juried show. Full Story
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Judge to consider fate of convent Katy Perry wants to buy

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge is scheduled to hear arguments Thursday about whether the Catholic archbishop of Los Angeles can sell a hilltop convent overlooking Hollywood to pop singer Katy Perry. Full Story
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Is Ben Affleck dating kids' nanny?

The actor's reps deny a report that he started to get close with his kids' 28-year-old nanny during his separation from Jennifer Garner. 

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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
 
 
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
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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