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    Sunderland residents turn out to help inaugurate new town hall

    Lt. Gov. Scott boasts significance of new town hall
    SUNDERLAND >> The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Town of Sunderland's new municipal office building drew over 40 Sunderland residents on Friday, in celebration of a project that was over 20 years in the making. Full Story
    Elf Express Ready to Roll

    MANCHESTER >> It will be "all aboard" the weekend of Dec. 20-21 when the Elf Express shuttles back and forth between Arlington and Manchester, with Christopher Pop-In-Kins lurking about somewhere on the train. Full Story
    Bulldogs pull away in fourth quarter for opening night win

    Bulldogs pull away in fourth quarter for opening night win
    MANCHESTER >> At the end of the season, all that will matter is that Burr and Burton put up a W in the right column on Friday night. Because at the end of the season, the Bulldogs know this kind of game won't get them to where they want to go. Full Story
    Recent Storms Leave Thousands Without Power

    Recent Storms Leave Thousands Without Power MANCHESTER >> The back-to-back storms of this past Tuesday and Wednesday have resulted in between 23,000-25,000 current power outages, with approximately 70,000 outages that have already been Full Story

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    Hikes welcome the solstice in the winter woods

    From valley to ridge, outdoor explorers can enjoy winter
    Each year, the winter solstice marks the shortest day and the longest night of the year and the gradual conversion to longer days and shorter nights. Full Story
    Is the Russian bear back in his cave?

    Is the Russian bear back in his cave? The Ukraine had been the topic on everyone's lips for over six months. Today, nary a word is written about Russian's plan to annex that nation. You can thank declining oil prices for that. Full Story
    Thanksgiving Thanks

    To the Editor: The Thanksgiving Day Community Dinner was a success due to a true community spirit. The spirit overflowed in the planning stages as well as on the day of the dinner. Truly thank you for your kind and caring heart. Full Story
    The Manchester Journal

    MANCHESTER >> Counterpoint. Journalists love it. It's the collision of ideas and concepts — or contrasting versions of events — that often making writing about current affairs compelling reading. 
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    Among change, gift of jewels for Salvation Army

    DORAL, Fla. (AP) — In one of its famous red kettles in South Florida, the Salvation Army has received a gift worth more than a little bit of change: an emerald and diamond necklace. Full Story
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    Film students to play role in Academy Awards show

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — As many as six aspiring filmmakers will appear in next year's Academy Awards ceremony, and Channing Tatum will help them get there. Full Story