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    Paid time off
    Should Vermont require employers to give workers paid time off?
     Yes
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     I'm not sure
    (Holly Pelczynski — Bennington Banner)
    State Police start new educational outreach program

    Will visit schools throughout Bennington County
    04/24/2015 09:53 PM EDT
    ARLINGTON >> As part of a new educational outreach program, three members of the Vermont State Police's Shaftsbury barracks visited Fisher Elementary School on Friday to teach students some ways to stay safe over the summer. Sgt. Brian Turner, Trooper Travis Hess, and Trooper Paul Sokolowski spent an hour giving students advice on everything from how to stay safe at the beach, while hiking, 
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    Suspect arraigned in fatal Springfield shooting

    Suspect arraigned in fatal Springfield shooting WHITE RIVER JUNCTION (AP) >> A suspect arrested in the shooting death of a Springfield man was being held without bail after pleading not guilty to second-degree murder on Friday. Gregory A. Smith of Springfield is charged in the shooting death of Wesley J. Full Story
    SPORTS
    (CASSANDRA SAMROV)
    Arlington falls, but varsity transition in right direction

    Eagles play first varsity home game in two years
    ARLINGTON >> After not having a varsity softball team in 2014, instead just playing a junior varsity schedule, the main goal came to fruition on Friday afternoon for the Arlington softball team — they were at the Rec Park playing a varsity contest. The Eagles were beaten by West Rutland, 9-0, but the team did exactly what new coach Eric Green has asked — they are nursing the Full Story
    ENTERTAINMENT
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    'Animal House' cast to reunite Saturday at the Mahaiwe

    Cast of hit movie to reunite Saturday at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
    GREAT BARRINGTON >> It was 1977. Director John Landis assembled a cast of relative newcomers in Eugene, Ore., to shoot a quirky little movie about frat house life in a small New England college in the '60s. It was just about everyone's first feature-length movie. Except for Peter Riegert, who was to be cast as Donald "Boon" Schoenstein in the movie, which would eventually be called "Animal Full Story
    REGION
    Vermont cutting in half antlerless deer hunting permits

    MONTPELIER, VT. >> The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife is cutting by almost half the number of muzzle-loader antlerless deer hunting permits that will be issued for this fall's hunts. The department says the Fish and Wildlife Board voted to reduce the number of antlerless permits from 17,050 last year to 9,650 because of reductions in deer numbers caused by two severe winters in Full Story
    NATION/WORLD
    Police suspect 4 kids locked in basement overnight

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say four children ages 9 to 13 were rescued from the basement of a Philadelphia home where authorities suspect they'd been locked since the day before. Full Story

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    Salem Art Works celebrates International Sculpture Day

    Studio and foundry demonstrations, art shows
    SALEM, N.Y. >> Worldwide in its scope but local in its imprint, International Sculpture Day hits this corner of the world with a free celebration at Salem Art Works on Friday that will link sites around the globe and celebrate the arts through the International Sculpture Center. Full Story
    Winehouse family criticizes 'misleading' movie about singer

    LONDON (AP) — The family of Amy Winehouse has criticized a documentary about the late singer that is due to have its premiere at next month's Cannes Film Festival. 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

    Evan Agostini
    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
    REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
    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
    (Evan Agostini)
    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
    (REUTERS/Yuri Gripas)
    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