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    04/18/2015 06:49 PM EDT - One morning last July, Brookline resident Neal Heffron found Dani, his 18-month-old Australian Shepherd with a sleek coat and unbridled energy, collapsed in her bed.   Full Story
     
    In New Hampshire, GOP White House hopefuls bicker over America's role in world
    04/18/2015 05:04 PM EDT - NASHUA, N.H. >> Rand Paul lashed out Saturday at military hawks in the Republican Party in a clash over foreign policy dividing the packed GOP presidential field. Full Story

    04/18/2015 04:35 PM EDT - LYNN (AP) >> Shaun O'Grady is earning a doctorate degree at the University of California Berkeley, but the journey he took to academic success began when he dropped out of Classical High School.   Full Story
     
    French replica of revolutionary frigate sets sail for Boston
    04/18/2015 03:57 PM EDT - FOURAS, FRANCE >> With champagne, fireworks and a presidential blessing, a painstakingly built replica of the frigate once used to bring French troops and funds to American revolutionaries is setting sail for Boston. Full Story

    04/18/2015 03:54 PM EDT - BOSTON >> The first casino hasn't opened its doors, but some Massachusetts cities and towns already are spending gambling windfalls.   Full Story
     
     
    04/17/2015 10:05 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> Southern Vermont College has filed a civil suit against two insurance companies, arguing that they companies do not have a claim to any of the funds recovered from James Beckwith until SVC recovers all of its losses. Beckwith, who served as chief operating officer and chief financial officer, as well acting president for a period of time from 2012-2013, while then-president   Full Story
     
    Fire destroys house, barns
    04/18/2015 01:42 PM EDT - NORTH HOOSICK >> Flames were reported around 11:30 p.m. Thursday night on Route 67 near the Bennington Battlefield, on a property with a farm house and three barns. Firefighters believe it started in one of the barns and then spread to the house. A fire chief present sais the house was empty, and no serious injuries have been reported. Full Story

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    April is the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD)'s Alcohol Awareness Month. Check out our two graphics above to see the calorie levels of alcoholic beverages compared to fast-food items like Oreos and Domino's Pizza. The numbers might surprise you!

    Here are some interesting facts we found:

    Having just 2 beers is equivalent to eating 5.2 cups of butter popcorn, or 2 slices of Domino's cheese pizza.   Full Story

     
    The Force Has Awakened Star Wars Quiz
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    The Force is strong in this quiz.  Full Story

    04/17/2015 05:09 PM EDT - NORTH ADAMS, MASS. >> Four people suffered serious injuries late Thursday in a dramatic three-vehicle crash on Curran Memorial Highway that police say was caused by a drag race. Hassen Delia, 26, of Brooklyn Street, North Adams, was allegedly participating in the race and driving a red 2007 Infinity in the northbound lane when the accident occurred, according to North Adams Police.   Full Story
     
     
    04/18/2015 09:04 AM EDT - Vernon Gospel concert Mountain View Seventh-day Adventist Church will host a concert featuring the a cappella gospel group Emmanuel Quartet on Saturday, April 18, at 6:30 p.   Full Story
     
    Local not-for-profit forms to preserve old Methodist church building
    04/17/2015 08:19 PM EDT - BELLOWS FALLS >> Meeting Waters YMCA's move to The Square in November 2014 spawned a grass-roots effort to save the building that served as the organization's home for 44 years. Full Story

    04/17/2015 08:19 PM EDT - GUILFORD >> Michelle Frehsee knows a town plan isn't "the most enticing read.   Full Story
     
    'Slow Medicine' author to chat in Brattleboro
    04/17/2015 08:19 PM EDT - BRATTLEBORO >> Dr. Michael Finkelstein says the "Slow Medicine" phrase suggests there is a problem with the fast paced world and the way it affects people. Full Story

    RICH EARTH INSTITUTE
    04/17/2015 08:18 PM EDT - BRATTLEBORO >> It has taken the state of Vermont a little while to figure out just how to issue a permit for the Rich Earth Institute.   Full Story
     
     
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    Highway abuzz with millions of bees after big truck tips

    LYNNWOOD, Wash. (AP) — A tractor-trailer carrying millions of honeybees overturned on a highway north of Seattle early Friday, scattering hives and sending white-suited beekeepers scrambling to save as many insects as they could. Full Story
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    Mark Hamill said he was 'suspicious' of J.J. Abrams

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mark Hamill knew he had to say yes when George Lucas told him about the plans to move forward with a new "Star Wars" trilogy. Full Story