(Holly Pelczynski — Bennington Banner)
Eagles bring Thanksgiving to 950 Bennington residents

Annual Thanksgiving Meal Giveaway not stalled by snow
11/26/2014 11:22 PM EST
BENNINGTON >> The Fraternal Order of Eagles in Bennington carried out its annual Thanksgiving Meal Giveaway on Wednesday, bringing roughly 950 assembled meals to elderly and shut-in folk around town. The Eagles members obtained addresses of individuals, who would appreciate the food and the company, from the Bennington-Rutland Opportunity Center. 
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Church of Sacred Heart-St. Francis de Sales collects food for 161 families

Dedicated to the memory of Al Pinsonneault, a longtime member of the parish
BENNINGTON >> The Social Concerns Committee at the Church of Sacred Heart-St. Francis de Sales over the last several months organized a collection that was able to feed 161 area families in need. For the second year, the group dedicated the collection to Al Pinsonneault, a longtime member of the parish who played a major part in getting the program started, said committee chair Allen Boulet. Full Story
SPORTS
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Seahawks, 49ers renew rivalry on Thanksgiving

NFC West rivals meet for first of two important games in three-week span
SANTA CLARA, CALIF. >> Richard Sherman's leaping deflection of a pass headed for Michael Crabtree in the corner of the end zone was the defining moment to seal last January's NFC championship game that sent the Seattle Seahawks on their way to a Super Bowl win. The tip landed right in the hands of Malcolm Smith for the interception. Full Story

ENTERTAINMENT


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Are Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth exploring romance in real life?

“The Hunger Games” stars are reportedly single and may be ready to mingle & with each other. Full Story
REGION
USDA technology grant connects schools

BRATTLEBORO >> The U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing almost $500,000 in a distance learning project in four Vermont school districts that will use Marlboro Graduate Center as a training hub for the technology. The USDA Rural Development Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant will help 19 Vermont schools purchase videoconferencing equipment and software that will allow students Full Story
NATION/WORLD
Visitors crowd Vegas buffets for a day of feasting

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas visitors lined up before noon at the city's mega-buffets to pile their plates high for an unconventional holiday meal on the Strip. Full Story
Oregon police dog fired for poor performance

CANNON BEACH, Ore. (AP) — A 2-year-old Belgian Malinois was supposed to be the ninth member of the police force in the Oregon coastal town of Cannon Beach, but "Cash" just didn't have what it takes. Full Story
Ex-studio boss who oversaw major '70s films dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Frank Yablans, a former president of Paramount Pictures in the 1970s who oversaw the release of several groundbreaking pictures, has died. 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
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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