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Vt. Carbon-Cutting Challenge Set for May

A Vermont organization is encouraging people to take a bus, walk, bike, telecommute or carpool instead of driving alone in their cars between May 4-15. Way to Go! Vermont encourages New Englanders to reduce…

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Talk on Therapy Dogs Planned in Woodstock

Woodstock -- A free talk about therapy dog work is set for May 2 at 1:30 p.m. at Norman Williams Public Library. The presentation is sponsored by Therapy Dogs of Vermont, based in Williston. Gordon Perkinson,…

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Pine Tree Lane Apartment Dwellers Still Seeking Alternatives

West Lebanon -- Housing advocates continue to seek ways to keep rents affordable for the people living in the 50 units at Pine Tree Lane Apartments in the wake of the announcement late last month that…

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High School Track Preview: Athletes on a Race for More Titles

In her 20th season coaching the Hartford High track and field program, Heather Scudder finally feels as though she has the numbers to compete for team accolades. The Hurricanes have 37 athletes this season,…

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White House Staff Discuss Roles in Book

Washington -- Many of the men and women who have worked in the White House residence -- serving presidents and their families in their private quarters -- are breaking with a long-held tradition of silence:…

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Riding Aside Instead of Astride

Leesburg, Va. -- The first riders appeared in the distance just before noon, dark silhouettes galloping along the crest of a hill in the bright April sunshine. It wasn't until they closed in on the final…

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Social Security Q&A: Finding the Right Age to Start Collecting Benefits

Question: I've been planning my retirement throughout my career, and I'm finally nearing the age when I can stop working. What is the earliest age I can start receiving Social Security retirement benefits? …

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On Fashion: Lilly Pulitzer May Be Good for Retail, But It's Terrible Fashion

The debut of the Lilly Pulitzer collection for Target was a spectacular feat of retailing that had very little to do with the quality of the fashion that the mass marketer was selling. Lilly Pulitzer…

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6 Ways You're Sabotaging Your Credit Repair Efforts

Although the financial climate is improving and unemployment rates continue to drop, many consumers are struggling. Last year alone, U.S. courts reported nearly 1 million cases of Chapter 7 and Chapter…

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Cats (Allegedly) Love Wearing These Hats

It's not enough to knit sweaters for our children and grandchildren -- no. Dexterous fingers need more. They need to knit something smaller, faster: They need to knit hats for cats. What started as a…

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Inside Tuesday's 'Valley News'

Local designers, from left, Mark Merrill and Sigrid Lium, both of White River Junction, Colleen McCleary, of Canaan, and Rene Gerrior, of Lebanon, are honored with flowers and applause at the end of the…

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Dartmouth Grad Quits Adam Sandler Film

Hanover -- A 2013 Dartmouth College film and media studies major was among the Native American extras to walk off the set of an Adam Sandler production on Wednesday, citing the film's offensive character…

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N.H. Police Push Hands-Free Law Education

Concord -- State and local law enforcement have begun distributing fliers during traffic stops in a final push to educate drivers ahead of the July 1 launch of New Hampshire's hands-free law. The state…

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Bernice Ballard

White River Jct, Vt.-- Graveside committal services for Bernice Ballard, 87, who died March 10 2015, will be held Saturday, May 2, 3p.m. in the Binghamville Cemetery in Fletcher, Vt. Knight Funeral Home…

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Stephen P. Lambert

Wilder, Vt. -- Graveside committal services for Stephen P. Lambert, 63, who died Jan. 13, 2015, will be held next Saturday, May 2, at 11a.m. in the Christian Street Cemetery on Route 5 in White River Jct.,…

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Jacqueline English

Wilder, Vt.-- Committal Services for Jacqueline English, 89, who died Jan. 23, 2015 in Wilder, Vt. will be held Saturday May 2nd at 11a.m. in the Holman Cemetery in Salisbury, Vt. Arrangements are under…

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College Roundup: Big Green Baseball Extends Win Streak

Hanover -- Freshmen stole the show in the first game on the Dartmouth College baseball team's Senior Day, but the seniors grabbed the spotlight in the nightcap as the Big Green swept an Ivy League doubleheader…

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FairPoint Customers In N.H. Must Now Ask for Phone Book

Nashua -- The long decline of the telephone book, once a staple of homes and businesses but increasingly irrelevant in the online era, is continuing with the announcement by FairPoint that it will no longer…

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Yanks Turn Into Mustache Gang

New York -- There's something hairy going on in the New York Yankees clubhouse. Mustaches in various stages of growth have been sprouting on the upper lips of an increasing number of players during…

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NASCAR in Rain Delay, Will Try Again Today

Richmond, Va. -- Persistent rain forced NASCAR to postpone Saturday night's race at Richmond International Raceway. It rained all day at the track, and NASCAR made the decision to call the event roughly…

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Thousands Rally in Baltimore

Baltimore -- Thousands of protesters took to the streets Saturday to demand answers in the case of Freddie Gray, the largest rally since the 25-year-old black man died in police custody. Signs in hand,…

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Documents: Ex-A.G. Misled on NSA

Washington -- Alberto Gonzales, a U.S. attorney general in the George W. Bush administration, misled Congress by downplaying a dispute the White House and the Justice Department over the legality of the…

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U.S. May Revamp Hostage Procedure

Washington -- The White House is considering revamping its overseas hostage-rescue program after CIA drone strikes that mistakenly killed an American and an Italian held captive by terrorists in Pakistan,…

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Islanders Force Seventh Game

Uniondale, n.y. -- Nikolay Kulemin scored the go-ahead goal with 9:27 left and the New York Islanders beat the Washington Capitals 3-1 on Saturday to force Game 7 in the first-round playoff series. …

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3 More Sentenced in Florida Hazing

Orlando, Fla. -- The convictions Friday of three former Florida A&M University band members in the 2011 hazing death of a fellow percussionist represent the end of the state's prosecution against…