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Editorial: In Children's Best Interest, Vermont Needs Transparency

Anyone who doubts that Vermont's child protection system is a mess need only to consult Attorney General Bill Sorrell's remarks this week to a legislative committee in order to be set straight. "Our…

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Column: Independent Scotland Could Be Nuke-Free

Novelist and longtime Scotland resident J.K. Rowling did not mention national security issues when she recently donated 1 million pounds ($1.71 million) to the Better Together Campaign, which wants Scottish…

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Veteran NBA Referee Marries Longtime Partner

Violet Palmer made her biggest call yet: The NBA referee married her partner of 20 years on Friday. In an interview with The Associated Press, Palmer said she came out to her fellow NBA referees in 2007.…

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Hazel F. Hickson

Norwich, Vt. -- Committal services for Hazel F. Hickson, 94, who died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, at Hanover Terrace in Hanover, N.H., will be held Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, at 2 p.m. in the Hillside Cemetery…

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June Rae Mohla

Grantham, N.H. -- Committal services for June Rae Mohla, 88,who died Sunday Nov. 10, 2013, at the Sullivan County Nursing Home in Unity, N.H., will be held Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. in the…

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Reverend Fernand Cassista, M.S.

Attleboro, Mass. -- Reverend Fernand Cassista, M.S. of the Missionaries of Our Lady of La Salette died Thursday, July 31, 2014, at Sturdy Memorial Hospital, Attleboro. He was born in Nashua, N.H. on March…

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Plainfield Property a Hard Sell

Plainfield -- As the auction date nears for the sale of the compound on Center of Town Road that once belonged to Ed and Elaine Brown -- the anti-government activists who took part in a nine-month standoff…

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Column: When Can Israel, or Hamas, Declare Victory and End the Fight?

I've written a couple of posts already about why all the international calls for a cease-fire in Gaza haven't yet borne fruit -- it's mainly because the two sides doing the fighting have irreconcilable…

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Braff Grows in'Wish I Was Here'

Some people just want to dislike Zach Braff. The actor once known as the charmingly goofy Golden Globe nominee from Scrubs has since become that guy, who's overly earnest and lends his voice to toilet…

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Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton Spar in 'And So It Goes'

Ratings by the Motion Picture Association of America are: (G) for general audiences; (PG) parental guidance urged because of material possibly unsuitable for children; (PG-13) parents are strongly cautioned…

Aug 1
It's Game Time for Shrine Bowl Teams

Hanover -- This week's Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl training camp involved three grueling practices per day for both Vermont and New Hampshire in the summer sun at Castleton State College. The teams also fit…

Aug 1
Larson Wins 1st Career Pole

Long Pond, Pa. (ap) -- Kyle Larson had one more celebration left during his birthday week, setting a track record of 183.438 mph to win his first career Sprint Cup pole Friday at Pocono Raceway. He…

Aug 1
Goodell Defends Rice Ban

Canton, Ohio -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell defended himself Friday against criticism that he was too lenient in suspending Ray Rice two games for his "horrible mistake." "We just can't make up the…

Aug 1
New Arrivals Settle in After Upheaval

Boston -- If Yoenis Cespedes didn't know much about the Boston Red Sox while growing up in Cuba, he found the perfect person to teach him all about the history of the franchise and its ballpark. The…

Aug 1
Giants' Strahan Joins Hall Class

Canton, Ohio -- Michael Strahan is pleased to know he is scheduled to go last during the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremonies. That means the former New York Giants star pass-rusher won't…

Aug 1
In Brief: Garcia Leads by 3 in Ohio

Akron, Ohio -- Sergio Garcia doesn't know anything about being in a zone. He had no trouble identifying the best round of his career. Garcia one-putted the final 11 holes and made birdies on his last…

Aug 1
New Era for Sox Begins on Right Note

Boston -- Anthony Ranaudo pitched six solid innings in his major league debut and Dustin Pedroia drove in two runs as the Boston Red Sox snapped a three-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory over the…

Aug 1
Orioles Edge Mariners

Baltimore -- Wei-Yin Chen won his fifth consecutive start and had a season-high eight strikeouts to lead the Baltimore Orioles to a 2-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night. Baltimore…

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PGA Tour Denies Golfer Suspension

Akron, Ohio (ap) -- The PGA Tour rebutted a published report Friday that Dustin Johnson has been suspended for failing a drug test. Johnson said in a vague statement issued by his management company…

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Winning numbers drawn in 'Mega Millions' game

ATLANTA (AP) AAA" The winning numbers in Friday evening's drawing of the "Mega Millions" game were:

Aug 1
Winning numbers drawn in 'Megaplier' game

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The winning numbers in Friday evening's drawing of the "Megaplier" game were:

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Arizona man accepts father's WWII Purple Heart

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - An Arizona man whose father was killed during World War II fighting on the island of Iwo Jima received the Purple Heart medal Friday that his father earned nearly 70 years ago.

Aug 1
Vermont Gas: Phase 2 price tag going up

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Less than a month after raising the estimated cost of phase 1 of a pipeline project by 40 percent, Vermont Gas has announced that the phase 2 cost is going up as well.

Aug 1
Christie hits back at judicial pick critics

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (AP) - Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is hitting back at conservative critics who've been running ads criticizing his judicial picks.

Aug 1
Sudanese family 'very tired,' thankful for freedom

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - The husband of a Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence said Friday the family is healthy but "very tired" and grateful for the global efforts to free his wife.