• Belichick: We followed rules - 01/24/2015 09:53 PM EST
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    01/24/2015 08:12 PM EST - BOSTON >> Parts of the Northeast got their first real taste of winter on Saturday as a storm crawling up the coast left a slushy, snowy coating from Pennsylvania to New England, but forecasters are watching a possible second shot of snow that could affect the region early in the work week.   Full Story
     
    Uxbridge boy born deaf receives gift of hearing
    01/24/2015 05:11 PM EST - UXBRIDGE (AP) >> Two weeks after Lucas Horan was born, doctors told his parents their only child was profoundly deaf. Full Story

    01/24/2015 03:14 PM EST - LEVERETT (AP) >> Julie Collier admits that her lifestyle may seem extreme to some people.   Full Story
     
    Dracut teen readjusts brain injury from skateboard accident
    01/24/2015 08:37 PM EST - DRACUT (AP) >> For Becky Ayotte, a mother of four boys, ages 8 to 18, the life-altering afternoon of Sept. Full Story

    01/23/2015 05:15 PM EST - BOSTON >> Gov. Charlie Baker promised a gathering of hundreds of local officials on Friday that he would be a strong advocate for Massachusetts' 351 cities and towns, while offering reassurances that they will not have to shoulder the burden of state budget cuts.   Full Story
     
     
    01/23/2015 10:06 PM EST - MANCHESTER >> The Bennington County Regional Commission held its January meeting in Manchester on Thursday, discussing Vermont's solar energy programs and a proposed bus line that would add Bennington and Manchester to the Amtrak network. BCRC executive director Jim Sullivan presented a proposed Amtrak Thruway Bus project, which would see the creation of an Amtrak bus line that would run   Full Story
     
    Lang McLaughry Real Estate merges with two Sotheby Realty offices
    01/23/2015 06:32 PM EST - MANCHESTER >> In a three-way merger that resulted in the creation of the largest real estate company in northern New England, Lang McLaughry Real Estate has merged with two Sotheby Realty offices. On Thursday, Jan. 22, a reconfigured Four Seasons Sotheby's International Realty was announced to the Northeast in a launch party held in Dartmouth, N. Full Story

    01/22/2015 10:08 PM EST - BENNINGTON >> The Grace Christian School and Northeastern Baptist College have announced a partnership, which will allow GCS students and local homeschoolers to graduate high school with up to 24 college credits. The Early Scholars Program, announced on Wednesday, is a dual-credit program that will allow accepted students to take one NEBC course per semester starting their sophomore year.   Full Story
     
    Town of Manchester sues Dorr over road obstruction
    01/22/2015 10:04 PM EST - BENNINGTON >> The Town of Manchester is suing a business owner over concrete barriers he allegedly placed in the town's right of way, and then physically prevented their removal. The suit was filed Jan. 8 in Vermont Superior Court Bennington civil division by Manchester attorney Robert Woolmington on behalf of Manchester. Full Story

    01/22/2015 09:59 PM EST - BENNINGTON >> Police used a tracking device they placed on a man's vehicle to tie him to a number of burglaries, some in Massachusetts and some in Vermont. On Tuesday, Timothy Houghtaling, 32, of Stamford, pleaded not guilty in Vermont Superior Court to two felony counts of burglary, and three misdemeanor counts of petit larceny.   Full Story
     
     
    01/23/2015 11:12 PM EST - BRATTLEBORO >> While there may not be consensus on how to fund public education in Vermont, there is widespread agreement on one issue: Education taxes are too high, causing financial strain among property owners statewide.   Full Story
     
    Brattleboro planning director says 'no' to Future Committee
    01/23/2015 11:11 PM EST - BRATTLEBORO >> A request by a Town Meeting Representative to have an article placed on the March 21 Town Meeting Warning has set up a showdown between the Selectboard and Representative Town Meeting. Full Story

    01/23/2015 11:10 PM EST - BRATTLEBORO >> The Vermont Occupational Safety and Health Administration has assessed two fines totaling $4,250 against a rebar-installation company for an accident that injured four workers on the West River Bridge project on Sept.   Full Story
     
    Chesterfield to review application for fireworks store on Route 9
    01/23/2015 11:09 PM EST - CHESTERFIELD, N.H. >> The first quarter-mile of Route 9 in New Hampshire could get a little more congested if the Planning Board approves a site application next month. Full Story

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    01/24/2015 04:17 PM EST - MARLBORO >> The Southern Vermont Natural History Museum is welcoming a new bald eagle to its animal family on Hogback Mountain.   Full Story
     
     
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    TV talk show pioneer Franklin, who gave Pacino chance, dies

    NEW YORK (AP) — Pioneering radio and TV host Joe Franklin, who gave breaks to the likes of Al Pacino and Bill Cosby on his variety show long before they became famous and who boasted he never missed a broadcast in decades, has died at age 88. Full Story
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    Seth Rogen sorry for 'American Sniper' comments

    “The Interview” actor compared Clint Eastwood’s movie to a Nazi propaganda film depicted in “Inglourious Basterds” because both dealt with snipers, he says; but his comments were taken by many to suggest he was dismissing “American Sniper” as pro-war propaganda.