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    FairPoint strike reaches local residents

    10/21/2014 10:32 PM EDT
    BENNINGTON -- A handful of local FairPoint Communications employees have been picketing locally, joining their union represented counterparts in northern New England. The strike began at midnight on Thursday. Ed Willette, of Bennington, who works as a special service technician for FairPoint said a picket line has been established at 126 Pleasant St. 
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    DRB deliberates on Shires Housing

    BENNINGTON -- After a nearly two-hour hearing in which residents repeated many of their concerns about a proposed $5.5 million housing project off Silver Street, the Development Review Board moved into deliberative session. Planning Director Dan Monks said any decision made will be issued in writing. Full Story
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    MAU stickers advance

    BENNINGTON -- A week ago, the Mount Anthony Union High School field hockey team wasn't even sure if it would make the Division I playoffs this year. Now, the Patriots can say they have a playoff win under their belt with first-year coach Amber Cottrell. The Patriots were able to squeak into the playoffs as an 8-seed, and on Tuesday the Patriots knocked off No. Full Story
    ENTERTAINMENT
    Oscar de la Renta, legendary designer, dead at 82

    NEW YORK >>At his Fashion Week runway show in September, Oscar de la Renta sat in his usual spot: in a chair right inside the wings, where he could carefully inspect each model just as she was about to emerge in one of his sumptuous, impeccably constructed designs. Full Story
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    MCLA Day of Service set for Saturday

    NORTH ADAMS >> Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, the North Adams Chamber of Commerce and the City of North Adams announce that a "Day of Service — Fall Edition" will take place on Saturday from 10 a. Full Story

    (Photos by Jess Gamari / Special to Berkshires Week & Shires of Vermont)
    Spice of life: Searching for fall flavor in North Adams

    From warm, crunchy apple crisp and salted caramel candy apples to steamy pumpkin spice lattes and roasted butternut squash soup, the Berkshires spills over with fall foods. We set out to explore North Adams for an afternoon in search of local seasonal flavor. NORTH ADAMS -- From warm, crunchy apple crisp and salted caramel candy apples to steamy pumpkin spice lattes and roasted butternut squash soup, the Berkshires spills over with fall foods. Full Story
    Elusive bobcat again escapes from New Jersey home

    STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A pet bobcat that has repeatedly escaped from its owner's southern New Jersey home is again on the loose. Full Story
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    Kenny G visit to HK protest out of tune with China

    HONG KONG (AP) — Smooth jazz star Kenny G stopped in at Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests on Wednesday but his visit was out of tune with Chinese authorities, who have warned about meddling by foreign forces. Full Story
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    Renee Zellweger barely recognizable Monday on red carpet

    The actress, who hasn’t been in a film since 2010, shows up for Elle’s Annual Women in Hollywood Awards in Los Angeles looking like she’s had some plastic surgery. 

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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
    (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