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Working Lands Program To Begin at Vermont Tech

Randolph -- A new hands-on program for high school graduates interested in agriculture will start this fall. The yearlong Working Lands Certificate Program is a partnership between Vermont Technical…

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Social Security Q&A: How to Save and Return to Disability Form Online

Question: I'm getting ready to start filling out my disability benefits application online, but I'm concerned I will need to stop before I can finish it. Can I stop before completing the application…

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Who's This Dog's Daddy? DNA Tests Help Adoption

Los Angeles -- A quarter of the dogs taken in by one California animal shelter look like Chihuahuas. So how do you make a pet stand out when it's similar to so many other dogs at the shelter? Check the…

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Was This Man Part of Lincoln's Assassination?

Washington -- Outside a Georgetown restaurant a group of crime writers is calling it a night when somebody brings up an old case one of them has been mining for years. "Guilty!" declares James Swanson,…

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Wedding: Williams -- Wade

Norwich -- Betsy Williams and Chad Wade were married on December 20, 2014, at Jay Peak Resort in Jay, Vt. Jim Eakin officiated the ceremony that was held in the resort's Valhalla Room. The bride was…

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60th Anniversary: Lynn and Royal Houghton.

Ascutney -- Marilyn (Trask) and Royal Houghton celebrated their 60th anniversary on March 14, 2015, at the Inn at Weathersfield. The couple was married on March 11, 1955, at the Plainfield Community Church,…

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Engagement: LaFountaine -- Soto

White River Junction -- Bryan and Jeanne LaFountaine, of White River Junction, have announced the engagement of their son, Eric M. LaFountaine, to Meiber Soto. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Meiber…

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At the Hospitals: March 29, 2015

VA Police Officers Honored White River Junction -- Several employees at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in White River Junction have received national Veterans Affairs police awards. John Richardson…

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Two New Ways To Remember Your Password

San Jose, Calif. -- Tired of trying to remember a different password for each of your online accounts? Or worried about re-using the same password too many times? You're not alone. Tech experts agree that…

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David's House Receives $500 Community Spirit Grant

Lebanon -- David's House in Lebanon has been awarded $500 from Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation's Community Spirit 9/11 mini-grant program. The money will be used to provide home-away-from-home…

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Consumer Confidential: Credit Card Issuers Shouldn't Bully Customers Into Arbitration Clauses

Credit card companies say you can't sue them and you can't join other customers in suing them, and if you don't like it, tough. Federal regulators finally have reached the obvious conclusion: That's not…

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3 Steps to Setting Up An Emergency Fund

If you lose your job tomorrow, do you have enough money to pay your rent next month? Bad things can happen. Start an emergency fund in three simple steps to cushion you in times of trouble. Saving an…

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Markets End a Tough Week Lower

New York -- A tough week on the stock market ended quietly Friday. Major indexes notched modest gains, not nearly enough to make up for the four previous days of losses. It wound up being the second-worst…

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Yellen Touts Slow, Steady Approach

Washington -- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that any increase in rock-bottom interest rates to "more normal" levels would be gradual and that rates would remain low "for some time" while…

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Recession, Interest Rates Reduce Local Bank Ranks

It used to be easy to start a local bank: Find investors. Get a charter. Hire staff and appoint a board of directors. Off you go. Not anymore. A confluence of factors spawned by the Great Recession have…

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Oram A. Dubey

White River Jct., Vt. -- Oram A. Dubey, 87, died Thursday evening, March 26, at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Knight Funeral Home in White…

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Jane Marie (Curran) Johnson

Clayton, N.C.--Jane Marie (Curran) Johnson, born April 5, 1924 in Mullaghbrach (near Mohill), County Leitrim, Ireland, died on March 26, 2015 at the age of 90, surrounded by loving family. Jane came…

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Sophie J. Ordman

Hartsdale, N.Y. -- It is with great sadness that her family announces the death of Sophie J. Ordman of Hartsdale, N.Y., who died Friday, March 27 at age 92, peacefully in White River Jct., Vt., where she…

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Juliette (Sora) Bonfiglio

Sarasota, Fla. -- Juliette (Sora) Bonfiglio, of Sarasota, Fla., was born in 1925 in Brooklyn, N.Y. She is formerly of Hartland, Vt.; Baldwin, N.Y.; and Richmond Hill, N.Y. She passed away on March 27,…

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Paul V. Amell, Sr.

South Royalton, Vt. -- Paul V. Amell, Sr., 87 died Thursday, March 26, 2015 at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. He was born Jan. 5, 1928 in Northfield, Vt. the son of Joseph and…

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Two Still Missing After NYC Building Collapse

New York -- Emergency workers continued searching Saturday for at least two people still missing after an apparent gas line explosion leveled three Manhattan apartment buildings while investigators piece…

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Ready to Serve: Ex-Hanover Player Takes Long Road to Army

Andrew O'Leary's winding path to college hockey resulted in an unorthodox destination: the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. The Black Knights have a long history in the sport, but unfortunately it's…

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Martinsville A Longtime Favorite

Martinsville, Va. -- If Jeff Gordon ever decides to race again after his 2015 retirement tour is finished, it would likely be at Martinsville Speedway, a track where the four-time champion has had great…

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Indiana Rally Protests Law

Indianapolis -- Hundreds of people gathered outside of the Indiana Statehouse on Saturday, some carrying "no hate in our state" signs, to rally against a new law that opponents say could sanction discrimination…

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Shiffrin Signs Off on U.S. Slalom Title

Carrabassett Valley, Maine -- Over the years, Mikaela Shiffrin has been patiently refining her technique, trying to get it just perfect. Her signature for autographs, that is. Her skiing is pretty letter…