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Village School students unveil art projects to benefit the community

Students unveil projects at Village School's Dr. Seuss Day
02/27/2015 09:39 PM EST
NORTH BENNINGTON >> Friday was Dr. Seuss day at the Village School of North Bennington, and students were able to show off their costumes of characters from Seuss and other books. The pre-K and kindergarten classes, along with the first and second grade classes, also had the opportunity to unveil art projects that they had been working on with the help of the Vermont Arts Exchange. 
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Vermont House endorses renewable energy package

MONTPELIER >> The Vermont House has advanced a wide-ranging bill that pushes utilities beyond electricity to help customers save on heat and could resolve criticism that the current state program to promote renewable energy double counts its results. Supporters say the bill would move Vermont from the back of the pack — the five other New England states already have the renewable Full Story
SPORTS
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SVC men advance to title game

Bromirski goes for 23 in semifinal victory
BENNINGTON >> Becker College coach Brian Gorman took the blame in the end. With 8.7 seconds left in overtime of the New England Collegiate Conference tournament against No. 1 seed Southern Vermont College, Becker was down three and Gorman set up a play looking for the tie. SVC doubled the recipient of the inbounds play, who after a second's hesitation, picked up his dribble and called a Full Story
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Lupita Nyong'o's expensive Oscar dress stolen

“12 Years a Slave” actress loses now-famous Academy Awards dress that’s made out of 6,000 pearls. Full Story
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23 horses rescued from Woodstock farm need foster homes

Horses were malnourished and will need continuous support of volunteers and donors
WOODSTOCK >> It started with an anonymous tip. The Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society in Brownsville got a phone call in November 2014 from someone concerned about the welfare of several horses at Skyland Arabians. The caller said the animals might be abused. Within a couple of weeks, 23 horses were seized from the property and are now in need of foster homes. Full Story
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Churches, synagogues, mosques bear tough New England winter

BOSTON (AP) — Religious leaders in snowbound New England are beginning to ask themselves how on Earth their houses of worship will make ends meet after all these acts of God. Full Story

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Berkshire Festival of Women Writers opens with poets, Madonnas

Dani Shapiro to give keynote in monthlong celebration
Berkshire Festival of Women Writers begins with a novelist and memoirist, a panel of poets, an art show and more. Full Story
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Maine weighs revoking seat belt law days after 75-car pileup

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — It's an effort that even the bill's sponsor acknowledges is poor timing. Just two days after a 75-vehicle pileup injured at least 17 people in the state, lawmakers in Maine are considering legislation that would allow adults to opt out of wearing seat belts. Full Story
Turkish author Yasar Kemal dead at 91

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Yasar Kemal, one of Turkey's best-known novelists with worldwide readership, has died, his doctor said on Saturday. 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
 
 
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