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    CCS board approves audit report, annual goals

    10/23/2014 05:44 PM EDT
    CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. -- The Cambridge Central School District board of education listened to the external auditor's report, gave a new charter for the district's communication advisory committee and approved annual goals at its regular meeting Tuesday night. The board also discussed the assessed conditions of the school's small gym. 
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    State union endorses local Democrats
    10/22/2014 09:50 PM EDT - BENNINGTON -- The Vermont State Employees Association has endorsed three Democrats running for the state legislature. The three candidates are Dick Sears, Brian Campion, and Rachael Fields. Sears and Campion are running for the Senate while Fields is running unopposed in Bennington House District 2-1. Full Story

    Court: GOP governors group violated campaign law
    10/22/2014 09:46 PM EDT - MONTPELIER -- A court has determined that the Republican Governors Association violated campaign finance law in 2010 by taking in contributions larger than the state limit of $2,000 and that its attempt to set up a new independent expenditure political action committee didn’t get it around the law. Full Story

    DRB deliberates on Shires Housing
    10/21/2014 11:00 PM EDT - 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

    FairPoint strike reaches local residents
    10/22/2014 09:50 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. Full Story

    CCS Social Studies department ranks in top 10 among N.Y. schools
    10/21/2014 10:26 PM EDT - CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. -- Buffalo Business First recently ranked 432 upstate public school districts in 48 counties, as it does every year. With rankings based on four years of state department of education testing data, Cambridge Central School ranked 10th in social studies -- in the top two percent. Among other subjects, Cambridge ranked in the top 20 percent in science; the top 30 percent in Full Story

    U.S. Rep. Gibson applauds IBM operations sale
    10/21/2014 10:26 PM EDT - WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson, R-N.Y.-19, expressed support for the deal announced Monday, that would transfer ownership of IBM’s local chip fabrication operations to GlobalFoundries. IBM employs thousands of people between its East Fishkill, N.Y. and Essex Junction, Vt. A small team of IBM semiconductor server group employees will remain at the plants, however the Full Story

    Elementary school generator issue sparks debate at Shaftsbury meeting
    10/21/2014 10:26 PM EDT - SHAFTSBURY -- A Shaftsbury electrician called into question the process used to acquire bids on the installation of a generator at the elementary school during the Shaftsbury Select Board’s meeting on Monday. Ben Hulett submitted a letter to the board prior to the meeting, in which he questioned whether the town’s purchasing policy had been followed, and asked for various Full Story

    Groups discuss early childhood education, preview documentary
    10/21/2014 10:35 PM EDT - BENNINGTON -- Eighteen public and private organizations from across the state of Vermont presented a panel discussion on early childhood education, plus a sneak peek of an upcoming PBS documentary on the subject. The panel was made up of five Bennington area residents with knowledge of early childhood education: Dr. Full Story

    State purchases former LaFlamme's lot at intersection
    10/21/2014 10:36 PM EDT - BENNINGTON -- The State of Vermont has purchased the former location of LaFlamme's furniture store on Harwood Hill, which burned down in January. While the store is enjoying its new location on Main Street at the former Alcaro building, the half-acre lot located where Route 7A and Route 67A meet has, since the fire, been vacant of all but the store's famous "Big Chair," which Full Story

    Heads or tails? Coin toss decides Peru election

    LIMA, Peru (AP) — A coin toss has decided the mayoral race in small town high in the Peruvian Andes after two candidates tied at the ballot box. Full Story
    Steinbeck heirs fight over control of movie rights

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — John Steinbeck's heirs say a literary agency is wrongly cutting them out of negotiations over movie deals for the late Nobel Prize-winning author's books. Full Story
    'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" star Mama June dating convicted child molester

    In news that could mean the end of the reality TV show; it’s been reported that “Mama June” Shannon has rekindled her romance with Mark McDaniel, who spent 10 years in prison for allegedly molesting a 8-year-old girl who was a relative of Mama June’s.