11/28/2015 04:54 PM EST - BOSTON >> As Boston considers raising the legal age for purchasing cigarettes and other tobacco products in the city from 18 to 21, Massachusetts lawmakers are weighing the possibility of a making such a change on a statewide basis.   Full Story
Attorney General Healey launches student loan assistance unit
11/28/2015 02:35 PM EST - BOSTON >> In an effort to help borrowers struggling to repay student debt, Attorney General Maura Healey on Tuesday announced a new student loan assistance unit and a crackdown on unlawful debt relief companies. Full Story

11/26/2015 05:00 PM EST - MILLIS >> A former police officer fired and indicted for fabricating a story about a shootout with a mystery gunman in September and calling in a fake bomb threat to the high school was found dead at his home on Thanksgiving.   Full Story
Police ID suspect in death of woman found burning
11/25/2015 10:11 AM EST - BRIDGEWATER, MASS. >> Authorities have issued an arrest warrant for a Boston man they say is responsible for the death of a woman whose body was found burning near train tracks in Bridgewater earlier this month. Full Story

11/25/2015 10:11 AM EST - NATICK, MASS. >> Police say a pedestrian was killed and two others were injured after they were struck by a car in the parking lot of a Massachusetts shopping center.   Full Story
11/27/2015 09:24 PM EST - BENNINGTON >> Working with the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center and Catamount Access Television, students in the Mosaic program at Mount Anthony Union Middle School have created a video warning about the dangers of cyberbullying. On Tuesday, Dec. 1, the students will show their video production to the public at 3 p.   Full Story
Thanksgiving structure fire results in $30k damage
11/27/2015 09:23 PM EST - HOOSICK FALLS, NY>> A small family was unable to return to their home on Thanksgiving night after a structure fire in Hoosick Falls. Firefighters responded to the fire at 62 High St. Thursday night around 5 p.m. An investigation proved improper installation of a pellet stove caused the fire. Fire Chief Paul Aleksonis estimated damage to be worth $30,000. Full Story

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11/27/2015 09:22 PM EST - BENNINGTON >> For the third straight year, students in the Mount Anthony Union Middle School practical and life skills course hosted a Thanksgiving dinner for over 100 parents, staff, and service providers. The event has continued to grow for each of the three years, said teacher Pamm Powers, from 63 the first year, to 80 last year, to over 100 on Tuesday.   Full Story
Downtown businesses gear up for "Our Hometown Holiday"
11/26/2015 01:59 PM EST - BENNINGTON>> Not long after the holiday of stuffed bellies follows three days of shopping on all levels of retail. The day after Thanksgiving is big box stores Black Friday, proceeded by Small Business Saturday, or Bennington's "Our Hometown Holiday." Then, give the wallet a rest on Sunday to later virtually shop on Cyber Monday. Full Story

11/26/2015 09:28 AM EST - BENNINGTON — A Shaftsbury man was held without bail Monday after being accused of assaulting his girlfriend on multiple occasions. Shaun P. Caccamo, 38, pleaded not guilty in Vermont Superior Court to three felony counts of first degree aggravated domestic assault with prior conviction, second degree unlawful restraint, and misdemeanor counts of interfering with access to emergency   Full Story
11/26/2015 07:16 PM EST - West Chesterfield, N.H.: On Nov. 28, there will a Holiday Craft Bazaar at the Chesterfield Town Hall from 9 a.   Full Story
Brattleboro department heads talk numbers
11/26/2015 07:16 PM EST - BRATTLEBORO >> Town Manager Peter Elwell had department heads present "highlights" surrounding the proposed fiscal year 2017 budget. Full Story

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11/26/2015 07:14 PM EST - BELLOWS FALLS >> The implementation of multi-million-dollar criminal detainee/resource facility was proposed to the town's trustees and Rockingham Selectboard by Windham County Sheriff Keith Clark on Tuesday evening.   Full Story
Crisis Fuel program starts Nov. 30
11/26/2015 07:14 PM EST - WESTMINSTER >> Holiday cheer, time with family, skiing and other winter sports, a nice cup of hot cocoa. Full Story

11/26/2015 07:13 PM EST - BRATTLEBORO >> Monday: 10 a.m., Tai Chi for Beginners; 10 a.   Full Story