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    Annual Primitive Biathlon succeeds without snow

    Annual tradition: Skinner Hollow Farm hosted the event for the 12th year
    02/07/2016 10:00 PM EST
    MANCHESTER >> While shooters are usually found trekking through the powder in snow shoes, this year was the first year the Southern Vermont Primitive Biathlon ran without the accompanying winter weather. The event held on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. is a timed run and walk through wooded trails and participants stop along the way to shoot at designated targets to compete for 
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    Maple Street School names new Head of School

    Trustees: Chosen candidate was the most well-rounded of all
    MANCHESTER >> Maple Street School has selected its next Head of School, who will be taking over the reins of the K-8 independent school on July 1. Fanning M. Hearon III, 47, has been named to succeed the outgoing Dr. Fran Bisselle, who after nine years at the helm will be heading to the Hathaway Brown School in Shaker Heights, Ohio, to be the head of school there at the end of the current Full Story
    SPORTS
    Panthers fourth at Class C tourney

    Laporte, Fisher win wrestling titles
    CLUMS CORNERS, N.Y. >> The Hoosick Falls wrestling team had three finalists and two champions as the Panthers finished fourth overall at the Class C sectional tournament on Saturday. Matt Laporte and Gabe Fisher won championships at 99 and 106 pounds, respectively, while Alex Hull was the runner-up at 285. Full Story
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    Busy weekend for Brattleboro Music Center

    Northern Roots Festival on Saturday; Heath Quartet on Sunday
    BRATTLEBORO — It will be a busy weekend for the Brattleboro Music Center with back to back events on Saturday and Sunday, each one deserving its own weekend in its own right. First off, BMC will present what promises to be the biggest and best ever Northern Roots Festival, a popular day-long event on Saturday, Jan. Full Story
    REGION
    Hinsdale, N.H., bridge to be started two years ahead of schedule

    Hinsdale to Brattleboro bridge project two years early?
    HINSDALE, N.H. — The historic Vilas Bridge linking Walpole to Bellows Falls is crumbling into the Connecticut River, closed in 2009 with no real plan to replace it. Meanwhile, traffic across the Anna Hunt Marsh and Charles Dana bridges, which link Hinsdale to Brattleboro, Vt., continues unabated. 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
     
     
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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