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    Registration now open: The Unfinished Agenda: New England Women's Policy Conference

    Friday, Nov. 7, 9 a.m.-5:15 p.m., followed by reception
    10/02/2014 11:34 AM EDT
    Registration now open The Unfinished Agenda: New England Women's Policy Conference Friday, Nov. 7th, 9 a.m.-5:15 p.m., followed by reception John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Columbia Point, Boston, Mass. Registration link / Conference website / Conference program This day-long conference in Boston is a collaboration between the Vermont Commission on Women and partners from 
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    Vermont police investigate death of man on tracks
    10/01/2014 10:16 PM EDT - WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. (AP) -- Hartford, Vermont, police are investigating the death of a man found on the railroad tracks in White River Junction. Police say the body of 52-year-old Scott Smith was found by the crew of a slow-moving train just after midnight Wednesday about 100 yards from the White River Junction Amtrak station. Full Story

    Chen recommends some changes to DCF
    10/01/2014 10:16 PM EDT - MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Acting Agency of Human Services Secretary Harry Chen says he wants to increase staffing levels and training at the Department for Children and Families, but he is not calling for a major overhaul of the department. In the long-awaited plan released Wednesday, Chen said he felt splitting the divisions of DCF would weaken the ability to protect and support Full Story

    North Adams candlelight vigil held for those touched by drug addiction
    10/01/2014 05:55 AM EDT - NORTH ADAMS -- As a recovering addict, Michelle Slater knows about the long road to recovery.

    She told her story at Tuesday's second annual Candlelight Vigil of Healing, Remembrance and Recovery at Noel Field. Full Story

    Montpelier gets boost in eliminating fossil fuels
    09/30/2014 10:06 PM EDT - MONTPELIER-- A long-term plan to eliminate the state capital city’s dependence on fossil fuels is getting a boost from two new projects: one to install more solar panels at an insurance company and another to meet more heating needs with a new biomass heating facility. On Tuesday, Gov. Peter Shumlin and officials with National Life Group insurance and financial services company marked Full Story

    Boil-water order continues in Fair Haven
    09/30/2014 10:06 PM EDT - FAIR HAVEN (AP) -- A boil-water order continues in the Vermont town of Fair Haven after tests showed the drinking water was contaminated with bacteria. Town officials said Tuesday they are awaiting the results of tests taken Sunday and Monday to see if the water is clean. The town was ordered to boil its water on Sept. Full Story

    NH budget surplus $7M short of goal
    09/30/2014 10:06 PM EDT - CONCORD, N.H. -- The first year of New Hampshire’s two-year budget ended with a $19.5 million surplus, balancing the books for year one but leaving the state $7 million short of the expected rollover into the second year. Gov. Maggie Hassan, a Democrat, announced the unaudited numbers yesterday and praised state agencies for hitting the appropriate lapses, or the amount of budgeted Full Story

    Museum mural vandalized
    09/30/2014 10:06 PM EDT - MARLBORO -- While the damage was minimal, why someone would vandalize a mural at the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum has left many people scratching their heads. "I don’t understand why anyone would want to do such a thing," said Ed Metcalfe, the museum’s director. "Why would someone come into a museum and do something like that? Full Story

    Judge finds school discriminated against critic
    09/30/2014 10:06 PM EDT - MONTPELIER -- A federal judge ruled Tuesday that a Vermont school district discriminated against a man who criticized it by banning him from school property and not allowing him to attend school board meetings. U.S. District Court Judge J. Garvan Murtha ruled the Addison-Rutland Supervisory Union discriminated against Marcel Cyr, formerly of Benson, for not allowing him to go onto any Full Story

    Home child care providers file for union election
    09/30/2014 10:05 PM EDT - A group of home-based child care providers who serve families receiving government child care subsidies this week moved one step closer to unionizing, the American Federation of Teachers announced Friday. A majority of the providers asked the state’s Labor Relations Board to begin the process of certifying the union, according to the AFT. Full Story

    Washington crews try to oust persistent beaver

    PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) — A road crew in Washington state has had it with a beaver that persists in building a dam under a bridge. Full Story
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    Taymor puts 'Spider-Man' behind her with new movie

    TORONTO (AP) — Moving on from the debacle that was "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," Julie Taymor has gone back to an old friend — Shakespeare. Full Story
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    Charlie Sheen allegedly pulls knife on dentist

    Former 'Two and a Half Men’ actor was supposedly on cocaine and didn’t want nitrous oxide during dental visit.