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    08/21/2014 12:00 PM EDT - BOSTON (AP) -- One person has died and nine others, including five firefighters, were hurt in a four-alarm fire at a three-story home in Boston.   Full Story
     
    Almanac predicts colder winter, hotter summer
    08/21/2014 09:24 AM EDT - CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- The Old Farmer’s Almanac, the familiar, 223-year-old chronicler of climate, folksy advice and fun facts, is predicting a colder winter and warmer summer for much of the nation. Full Story

    08/21/2014 07:16 AM EDT - YARMOUTH (AP) -- Two young sisters from New York vacationing on Cape Cod have been flown to a Boston hospital after they were pulled unconscious from a motel swimming pool.   Full Story
     
    Police: Lawrence shooting victim dies
    08/21/2014 06:53 AM EDT - LAWRENCE (AP) -- Police say a man shot in the head in Lawrence last weekend has died. Full Story

    08/21/2014 06:44 AM EDT - SPRINGFIELD (AP) -- A Springfield man has been sentenced to up to four years in prison for shooting an 11-year-old girl waiting in line outside a store selling the latest Nike Air Jordan sneakers.   Full Story
     
     
    08/21/2014 07:15 PM EDT - LOWELL -- A judge ordered Tewksbury resident Daniel White, accused of throwing his sister to the floor and choking her, held on $5,000 cash bail on a new domestic-abuse charge of strangulation.   Full Story
     
    Man arraigned in 2003 Fitchburg shooting death
    08/21/2014 06:06 PM EDT - WORCESTER -- A Lynn man with a lengthy criminal history was arraigned in Worcester Superior Court Thursday afternoon, charged with shooting a Fitchburg man to death nearly 11 years ago. Full Story

    08/21/2014 06:45 PM EDT - LOWELL -- Independent candidates Evan Falchuk and Jeff McCormick spoke about health care, immigration, casinos and energy issues at a debate Thursday afternoon at Middlesex Community College.   Full Story
     
    Lowell police probe armed robbery
    08/21/2014 06:37 AM EDT - LOWELL -- City police are investigating an armed robbery at Jerry's Food Store on University Avenue in which a masked subject pulled a knife and escaped with cash Wednesday evening. Full Story

    08/21/2014 06:37 AM EDT - LOWELL -- Perhaps the most anticipated item on Wednesday night's School Committee agenda was a proposed motion from member James Leary that would call for the adoption of a policy on nepotism.   Full Story
     
     
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    08/20/2014 09:59 PM EDT - POWNAL -- The Oak Hill Children's Center of Pownal's new and improved summer program for elementary school-aged children wrapped up this week, after giving the children a chance to create and maintain their own space all summer long. The Oak Hill Children's Center opened in 1972, and has been providing day-care services for infants through pre-kindergarten and after-school   Full Story
     
    SVHC Web portals will allow patients to access records online
    08/20/2014 09:54 PM EDT - BENNINGTON -- Southwestern Vermont Health Care has taken a major step in toward greater accessibility with the introduction of two new Web portals that will allow patients to access their medical records from their computers, smartphones, and tablets. The portals, which can be accessed at svhealthcare. Full Story

    08/20/2014 09:56 PM EDT - CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. -- The Cambridge Central School Board of Education went over administrative reports, student test results, and assessments and made some last-minute staff changes in preparation for the new school year at its regular meeting Tuesday. The official first day of school is a full, regular day of classes on Thursday, Sept.   Full Story
     
    Four vie for Dem. nomination in House District 2-2
    08/20/2014 09:55 PM EDT - BENNINGTON -- Four people are vying for the Democratic party nomination for state representative in House District 2-2, but only two will make it to the general election. In the running are: Brandy J. Reynolds, Kiah Morris, Jim Carroll, and Joann Erenhouse. Each sat for an interview with the Banner about their candidacy and what they hope to bring to the legislature. Full Story

    08/20/2014 09:50 PM EDT - BENNINGTON -- Police have accused two brothers of selling drugs based on information obtained from an informant. Dennis Winchell Jr., 27, of Sunderland, pleaded not guilty Monday in Vermont Superior Court to a felony count of heroin sale, and a misdemeanor count of heroin possession. He was released on conditions.   Full Story
     
     
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    TOWNSHEND -- Detectives with the Vermont State Police are still investigating the circumstances that led to the deaths of two residents of a home on Grafton Road Wednesday night, but they have concluded that 26-year-old Shane Brodeur shot 20-year-old Katelyn McFadden before killing himself.   Full Story

     
    Dummerston to celebrate farming
    08/20/2014 10:53 PM EDT - DUMMERSTON -- If the organizers of Dummerston's inaugural Open Farms Day had to pick a theme, they might choose "variety." Full Story

    08/20/2014 10:48 PM EDT - PUTNEY -- The Development Review Board has rejected a request from the owners of Santa's Land to develop a campground at the embattled theme park.   Full Story
     
    Preparing for the unthinkable: Brattleboro officials tackle school security
    08/20/2014 10:46 PM EDT - BRATTLEBORO -- In the days following the mass shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14, 2012, town officials met to talk about whether Brattleboro was prepared to deal with a similar crisis. Full Story

    08/20/2014 10:47 PM EDT - BRATTLEBORO -- In a sense, Dean Corren stepped into a vacuum with his run for Vermont lieutenant governor.   Full Story
     
     
    Woman pays fine for climbing into giraffe pen

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — A California woman who got kicked in the face after trying to climb into the giraffe exhibit at a Madison zoo has paid a fine and apologized. Full Story
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    Dominican Republic bans Miley Cyrus concert

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — The Dominican Republic government commission that oversees public performances is banning a Sept. Full Story