04/01/2015 11:27 AM EDT - BOSTON (AP) >> A group representing unionized construction workers says it has signed an agreement with the company that plans a $5 billion underground natural gas pipeline through southern New England.   Full Story
 
Survey: Child welfare workers stressed out, overworked
04/01/2015 11:25 AM EDT - BOSTON (AP) >> Employees of the state's child welfare agency suffer from low morale, heavy caseloads and poor working conditions, according to a report based on a confidential survey of more than 1,500 agency workers. Full Story

04/01/2015 09:18 AM EDT - BOSTON (AP) >> Domestic workers in Massachusetts can begin enjoying tougher labor protections under a new law set that takes effect Wednesday.   Full Story
 
New Hampshire governor apologizes to 4th-graders who proposed raptor bill
04/01/2015 07:21 AM EDT - HAMPTON FALLS, N.H. (AP) >> Gov. Maggie Hassan has apologized to a group of fourth-graders whose bill designating the red-tailed hawk as New Hampshire's official raptor received negative comments from some state lawmakers. Full Story

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03/31/2015 08:18 PM EDT - BOSTON >> Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev rested their case in his federal death penalty trial Tuesday, a day after they began presenting testimony designed to show his late older brother was the mastermind of the 2013 terror attack.   Full Story
 
 
04/01/2015 11:42 AM EDT - BENNINGTON — A Pownal woman is accused of having her child subjected to dozens of invasive, unwarranted medical tests, and lying about the child's health on Social Security Disability applications. Tina Sbrega, 33, pleaded not guilty Monday in Vermont Superior Court to two misdemeanor counts of welfare fraud, two felony counts of false swearing, two misdemeanor counts of false pretenses   Full Story
 
Vermont State Police: Dorset woman who hit trooper's cruiser located in North Carolina
04/01/2015 11:52 AM EDT - SUNDERLAND — State Police say the driver of a car that collided with a trooper's cruiser Monday morning, then fled the scene, boarded a flight to Charlotte, N.C., where she is currently located. Police said that Trooper Benjamin Barton was on the Route 7 exit ramp in Sunderland when an oncoming car lost control and veered into his lane. Full Story

03/30/2015 08:26 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> Much of the discussion at Monday's Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union's Legislative Breakfast centered around H.361, and the effects it would have on local education. The bill, which will be debated on the Senate floor on Tuesday, as the House version currently stands, would cause any school budgets that increase by more than 2 percent from the previous year to automatically   Full Story
 
Bennington Car Show canceled
03/30/2015 08:25 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> There will be no Bennington Car Show this year, at least not one planned by the Bennington Area Chamber of Commerce. "First of all, the sky isn't falling, the car show isn't going away," said Chamber of Commerce President Chad Schmidt. "We need to take a much needed pause to regroup and to gather more partners for this event. Full Story

03/30/2015 04:55 PM EDT - SHAFTSBURY >> State Police are looking for the driver of a car they say hit a police cruiser, causing it to go off the road, then fled the scene. According to Vermont State Police Sgt. Brian Turner, on Monday at 6:05 a.m. Trooper Benjamin Barton was traveling north on the Route 7 exit ramp in Sunderland when a vehicle coming from the opposite direction lost control and crossed the center   Full Story
 
 
03/31/2015 08:38 PM EDT - DOVER >> Local officials have a feeling proposed legislation dealing with education spending, funding and governance won't make things better.   Full Story
 
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03/31/2015 08:36 PM EDT - March 25 • Following an investigation, the Windham County Sheriff's Office and the Southeastern Unit for Special Investigation arrested Raymond Powers, 40, of Vernon, for domestic assault. Full Story

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03/31/2015 08:33 PM EDT - BRATTLEBORO >> Many of the 13 Thies children were born and raised in Brattleboro.   Full Story
 
Suspect in Brattleboro assault has long criminal record
03/31/2015 08:32 PM EDT - BRATTLEBORO >> A man facing three felony charges in connection with a weekend assault in Brattleboro has a long criminal record covering several states, court records show. Full Story

03/31/2015 08:31 PM EDT - BRATTLEBORO >> The president and CEO of Brattleboro-based R.   Full Story
 
 
Judge ends man's attempt to salvage Cape Cod shipwreck

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A treasure hunter's effort to salvage what he calls $3 billion in platinum from a World War II shipwreck off Cape Cod has been ended by a federal judge. Full Story
Marlon James among winners of Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Novelist Marlon James and poet Marilyn Chin are among this year's winners of the Anisfield-Wolf (AN'-is-feeld) Book Awards, given for literature that "confronts racism and examines diversity. Full Story
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Will Forte and January Jones dating

Forte, a former Lafayette resident, has been stepping out with his 'Last Man on Earth' co-star, reports say.