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    Wildlife expert shows children some of Vermont's 'amazing creatures'

    08/01/2014 09:55 AM EDT
    BENNINGTON -- More than 140 visitors crowded into the children's room at Bennington Free Library on Thursday to see a troupe of live animals, including a bald eagle. Michael Clough, of the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum, on Route 9 in Marlboro, introduced six animals to the capacity crowd during the hour-long program, which was part of the library's summer 
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    Wildlife expert shows children some of Vermont's 'amazing creatures'

    BENNINGTON -- More than 140 visitors crowded into the children's room at Bennington Free Library on Thursday to see a troupe of live animals, including a bald eagle. Michael Clough, of the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum, on Route 9 in Marlboro, introduced six animals to the capacity crowd during the hour-long program, which was part of the library's summer Full Story
    SPORTS
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    Thanks, but see you later

    BOSTON -- The last-place Boston Red Sox traded pitching for power. Now they can use some name tags to stick on the jerseys of the newcomers. Nine months after winning the World Series, the Red Sox unloaded five key members of that championship team Thursday, bringing to seven the number shipped out in a five-day span. Full Story
    ENTERTAINMENT
    Bennington gears up for Arts Weekend

    BENNINGTON -- The Southern Vermont Art and Craft Festival returns this weekend for its second year in Bennington, and the arts organizations in town will come together to celebrate the occasion with Bennington's first Arts Weekend, an organized effort to showcase local culture with performances, activities and exhibits from Friday to Sunday. Full Story
    REGION
    Putney Mountain land deal completed

    PUTNEY -- The Putney Mountain Association has closed on a 144-acre parcel that connects two conserved areas near the popular mountain top hiking area. Full Story
    NATION/WORLD
    Girl gets $1.2M settlement over school shooting

    PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) — The family of a girl who was critically wounded two years ago when a gun went off inside a classmate's backpack at her Washington state elementary school agreed Friday to a $1. Full Story
    Otter attacks swimmers in Washington river

    SEATTLE (AP) — State and federal wildlife agents are trying to trap the otter that attacked a boy and his grandmother as they were swimming in the Pilchuck River about 30 miles northeast of Seattle. Full Story
    Correction: Obit-James Garner story

    NEW YORK (AP) — In a story July 20 about the death of TV legend James Garner, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the actor was "found dead. Full Story
     
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