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Proliferation of Service Dogs Leads to Conflict

White River Junction — Elroy Litchfield, a Vietnam War veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder, recently acquired something that he believes will prove a tremendous help in coping with his condition: a five-month-old dog named Mischief who’s being trained …

Vermont Drivers Face Stricter Cellphone Rules Starting Oct. 1

White River Junction — Come Oct. 1, drivers in Vermont who are caught holding a cellphone to their ear could face a fine that is bigger than their monthly phone bill. And next summer, similar rules will apply …

Trying to Create a Little Bit of Magic

Claremont — Dylan Tenney is full of restless energy. The young magician has never caught a bullet in his teeth before, and certainly not in front of a crowd like the one assembled at the Visitor Center Green …

Identity Theft Talk Scheduled for Royalton Royalton — A free talk about protecting against scams, fraud and identity theft is set for Sept. 25, 7 p.m., at Royalton Memorial Library, 23 Alexander Place. The program will be led by Amy Schram, a community outreach specialist with the Better …

Uighur Knives Get a Bad Rap in China

Yengisar, China — Here on the fertile edge of the Taklimakan Desert, people have long believed that placing a knife on their bedside keeps away bad dreams. On a baby’s seventh day of life, it’s tradition for parents …

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