• Small Talk: One impactful issue - 05/22/2015 10:24 AM EDT
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    05/22/2015 08:23 AM EDT - LOWELL (AP) >> Incoming University of Massachusetts president Marty Meehan will be paid $525,000 in the first year of a five-year contract that could be bumped to more than $750,000 with perks.   Full Story
     
    Massachusetts veterinary clinic funds police dog equipment
    05/22/2015 08:13 AM EDT - FAIRHAVEN (AP) >> Clients of a suburban New Bedford veterinary clinic have donated nearly $1,000 to help fund equipment for a local police dog. Full Story

    05/22/2015 05:24 AM EDT - RICHMOND (AP) — Twenty-four agriculture and 12 forestry projects around Vermont will share 36 grants totaling more than $1 million from the Working Lands Enterprise Board.   Full Story
     
    Feds seeking to manage massive air bag recall
    05/22/2015 05:22 AM EDT - DETROIT >> Exploding air bags made by Takata Corp. are so dangerous that U. Full Story

    Jim Cole — The Associated Press
    05/21/2015 08:11 PM EDT - CONCORD, N.H. >> Only a few days after saying he wouldn't "go out of my way" to point out what he saw as mistakes made by his brother, Jeb Bush did just that Thursday, criticizing former President George W.   Full Story
     
     
    05/22/2015 09:26 AM EDT - BENNINGTON >> Over 40 members of the community came to the Mount Anthony Union school board meeting on Wednesday, to demand answers from the board and the superintendent regarding the hiring of Glenda Cresto as the high school's new principal. In what turned out to be a highly controversial decision, the MAU board in April, at the recommendation of Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union   Full Story
     
    Officials seek answers for string of Londonderry fires
    05/21/2015 10:11 PM EDT - SOUTH LONDONDERRY >> After a home on Under the Mountain Road was destroyed in a fire earlier in the month, Rep. Oliver Olsen reached out to constituents and agencies. They're now looking for answers to what seems like a history and pattern of suspicious fires in the area stemming back to 2005. "Initial investigations were not able to establish a definitive cause but it has been deemed Full Story

    05/21/2015 10:09 PM EDT - MANCHESTER >> The Town of Manchester and the School Board received strong public feedback on Wednesday regarding their proposals to create more sidewalk and parking space around Manchester Elementary and Middle School. Mark Anders of the Bennington County Regional Commission first presented the town and school's proposal to install a sidewalk on the south side of School Street and a   Full Story
     
    VocRehab's reaction to federal mandate sparks small protest
    05/21/2015 10:07 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> A federal mandate directing the state to shift the focus of its vocational rehab spending sparked a small protest Wednesday. The peer members of the Community Rehabilitation and Treatment Advisory Board, wearing green and carrying signs, protested outside a meeting between United Counseling Service leaders and representatives from the Vermont Division of Vocational Full Story

    05/21/2015 10:06 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> Local children's author Karen E. Rose stopped by Molly Stark Elementary School in Bennington on Thursday, and brought along one of the main characters from her book to meet the students. Rose, a resident of Shaftsbury, is the author of "Pixie and Fenway: Unlikely Friends at Two Mountain Farm," the true story of a house cat and a chicken who end up becoming friends.   Full Story
     
     
    05/21/2015 08:47 PM EDT - BRATTLEBORO >> Waster and sewer rates in Brattleboro will go up next year after the 2016 Utilities Budget was approved at this week's Selectboard meeting.   Full Story
     
    Tax appeal victory for TransCanada would be detrimental to BF
    05/21/2015 08:47 PM EDT - BELLOWS FALLS >> The village of Bellows Falls, the town of Rockingham and the public education system of Vermont could all take a big financial hit if TransCanada wins a tax appeal regarding its dam at 20 Mill St. Full Story

    05/21/2015 08:46 PM EDT - VERNON >> There is some room for improvement, but overall, the town's finances are stable.   Full Story
     
    Fiddleheads Festival promises great music
    05/21/2015 08:46 PM EDT - WILMINGTON >> Five bands are lined up for Fiddleheads Festival, occurring all weekend in the Deerfield Valley. Full Story

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    05/21/2015 08:44 PM EDT - BELLOWS FALLS >> The daughter of a local business owner has started an online petition to try to convince Rockingham to pay the full cost of replacing a sign destroyed by a town highway vehicle.   Full Story