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10/21/2016 04:28 PM EDT - BOSTON >> "Fifty Shades of Grey," Puritan edition? The famously strait-laced 17th-century sectarians who helped settle America weren't nearly as priggish as you might think, a leading Puritan scholar says.   Full Story
GE profit falls 19 percent
10/21/2016 04:23 PM EDT - FAIRFIELD, CONN. >> General Electric's profit fell 19 percent in the last quarter from a year ago, as revenue at its transportation, lighting and oil and gas businesses fell. Full Story

10/21/2016 09:05 AM EDT - AMHERST, WIS. >> Disorderly conduct charges are pending against a woman who authorities say smeared peanut butter on 30 vehicles outside a gathering in central Wisconsin that she mistakenly thought was a Donald Trump rally.   Full Story
More than $33M raised by both sides in charter school fight
10/21/2016 09:03 AM EDT - BOSTON >> Both sides in the battle over a contentious charter school ballot question are raising money at a ferocious pace — topping a combined $33 million as of mid-October. Full Story

10/21/2016 07:25 AM EDT - SCHENECTADY, N.Y. >> An upstate New York high school football team preparing for a playoff game has lost all of its equipment in a fire.   Full Story
10/21/2016 08:52 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> A forum to be hosted on Tuesday by a working group under the state attorney general will collect input on the public's interactions with police. It's part of a series. The third and final forum will look at how Vermonters have been affected by implicit bias in interactions with law enforcement, according to the office of Attorney General Bill Sorrell.   Full Story
"Grip of Addiction" series to air on WBTN
10/21/2016 08:09 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> Issues around the opioid epidemic will be the focus of a four-part series set to air on the local radio station this week. Titled "The Grip of Addiction," WBTN-AM 1370 will broadcast each segment over the air and stream it online twice daily from Monday to Thursday. The series covers the growing heroin problem, the number of overdose-related deaths and the lack of treatment Full Story

10/21/2016 06:47 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> Earlier this week, administrators from both Mount Anthony Union High School and Middle School presented the test scores that will act as a baseline for future years. The presentation took place at the MAU board meeting on Wednesday, and was based off of test scores from the 2015-2016 school year.   Full Story
Plaintiffs' attorneys want to see PFOA lawsuit move forward
10/21/2016 09:44 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> Plaintiff attorneys are poised to advance a lawsuit filed in May on behalf of Bennington residents over PFOA contamination in water supplies — provided Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics' bid to have the suit dismissed is denied. "We are confident the judge will dismiss this motion," said David Silver, one of several attorneys from four legal firms representing the more Full Story

10/21/2016 07:08 AM EDT - DORSET >> The Dorset reservoir has returned to a safe level after leaks in the water system were fixed by shutting off the water supply for several nights, according to the Dorset Fire District. Jim McGinnis, water system technician, said there were six definite leaks and three suspected areas that needed to be checked out.   Full Story
10/21/2016 06:56 PM EDT - WESTMINSTER>> The Windham 4 House District race features two leaders of a statewide gun-rights group and two incumbents who've received public support from a gun-control organization.   Full Story
Grandparents sue child protection agency over sex abuse
10/21/2016 06:55 PM EDT - CONCORD, N.H. >> The grandparents of two young sisters who were sexually abused by their parents while in foster care are suing New Hampshire's child protection agency. Full Story

10/21/2016 06:54 PM EDT - DURHAM, N.H. >> University of New Hampshire researchers want to understand why bobcats are making a comeback in the state despite a dramatic decrease in their traditional prey, such as rabbits.   Full Story
Massachusetts Senate President: I'm voting for pot question
10/21/2016 04:20 PM EDT - BOSTON >> Massachusetts Senate President Stan Rosenberg said he's backing a ballot question that would legalize the recreational use of marijuana in the state. Full Story

10/21/2016 07:13 AM EDT - BRATTLEBORO — The move to trash pickup every other week has been summed up as "another successful transition.   Full Story
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Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston split up

Taylor Swift decides Tom Hiddleston isn’t the one after all and hands him his walking papers.