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  1. Thousands brave cool temperatures for 47th annual Mount Greylock RambleRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 14 | The Bennington Banner

    Though a once-in-a-lifetime hike for many who travel here from places like Hawaii and Arizona, the annual Greylock Ramble has remained as much a tradition as any for so many people in New England. James Gagne, of Plainfield, has climbed to the summit of the state's highest peak every fall for 20 years -- but the 2014 Ramble will be the last he spends with his daughter, who will head off to college next year.

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  2. Residents want more soundproofing for gun rangeRead the original story

    Monday Oct 13 | WCAX-TV Burlington

    New Hampshire residents who live across the Connecticut River from a shooting range in Hartland, Vermont, are pressing for more soundproofing. Vermont Fish and Wildlife recently added a 10-foot wall between the Hammond Cove Shooting Range and the river, but Plainfield residents say it hasn't helped.

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  3. Our opinion: Legislative knee-jerkRead the original story

    Wednesday Oct 8 | Times Observer

    Goddard College is a tiny post-secondary institution in Plainfield, Vt., which recently raised a stink when it treated its 20 graduates to a pre-recorded commencement speech by a convicted cop-killer. Yes, we smelled it, found it repugnant, and frankly wondered if the invitation to Mumia Abu-Jamal was simply a publicity stunt to draw attention to a college smaller than most high schools that 99 percent of Americans probably never heard of.

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  4. Convicted Pennsylvania killer Abu-Jamal's speech leads to victims' rights billRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 7 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    Republican Gov. Tom Corbett said he supports a bill designed to prevent offenders from causing their victims "mental anguish," a proposal launched after a Vermont college chose as its commencement speaker a man convicted of killing a police officer. Mr. Corbett spoke at a Capitol event Monday, a day after Mumia Abu-Jamal gave a recorded address to about 20 graduates at Goddard College in Plainfield, Vt.

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  5. Correction: College Commencement-Mumia storyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 6 | KRMG-AM Tulsa

    ... address was a pre-recorded telephone conversation that was broadcast along with a separate slide show. PLAINFIELD, Vt. (AP) - A one-time death row inmate now serving a life sentence for the 1981 murder of a Philadelphia police officer spoke to ...

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  6. Imprisoned Former Death-RowInmate Cop Killer Addresses GradsRead the original story

    Monday Oct 6 | Lucianne.com

    PLAINFIELD, Vt. - A one-time death row inmate now serving a life sentence for the 1981 murder of a Philadelphia police officer spoke to students graduating from a Vermont college on Sunday, encouraging them to strive to transform the world.

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  7. Police protest cop killer's commencement speechRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 6 | NJ.com

    PHILADELPHIA - While about 20 graduates of a small college in Vermont and their families were listening to a pre-recorded commencement speech given by a convicted cop killer Sunday afternoon, police hundreds of miles away were holding a silent protest. Mumia Abu-Jamal, 60, a former Black Panther convicted in the 1981 murder of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner addressed students at Goddard College in Plainfield, Vt., the school from which he graduated by taking correspondence courses from prison.

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  8. Alternative college and university programsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 6 | Examiner.com

    ... program model was created in 1938 when Goddard College (an accredited private liberal arts college) in Plainfield Vermont opened its doors. The college was designed to be an experimental and non-traditional educational institution based on the ideas ...

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  9. Imprisoned former death-row inmate addresses Goddard College gradsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 5 | The Bennington Banner

    A one-time death row inmate now serving a life sentence for the 1981 murder of a Philadelphia police officer spoke to a graduating class at a Vermont college Sunday, encouraging them to strive to transform the world. Mumia Abu-Jamal spoke by video to 20 students receiving bachelor degrees from Goddard College in Plainfield.

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  10. Former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal addresses college gradsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 5 | New York Daily News

    Mumia Abu-Jamal spoke by video to 20 students receiving bachelor degrees from Goddard College in Plainfield, telling them to strive to create a better world. Abu-Jamal was originally sentenced to death for killing white police Officer Daniel Faulkner on Dec. 9, 1981, but he was resentenced to life in 2012.

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  11. SICK Convicted Cop Killer Mumia Abu-Jamal Gives Graduation...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 5 | Scared Monkeys

    On Sunday, convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal gave a graduation speech to students at Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont by video. Unbelievable.

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  12. As Convicted Cop Killer Gives Controversial Commencement Address,...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 5 | TheBlaze.com

    ... honoring Faulkner as well as his widow. The choice of Abu-Jamal to give the prerecorded address to the school in Plainfield, Vermont, angered police and politicians far and wide. Abu-Jamal was initially sentenced to death for Faulkner's murder but ...

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  13. Mumia Abu-Jamal Speaks To College GraduatesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 5 | CBS Local

    ... trusted local CBS RADIO stations in Philadelphia to give you the best Philly has to offer. Talk Radio 1210 [...] PLAINFIELD, Vt. (AP) - A one-time death row inmate imprisoned for the 1981 murder of a Philadelphia police officer has praised the ...

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  14. EDITORIAL: Celebrating Mumia's microphoneRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 3 | Washington Times

    ... can achieve if they work hard in the years that lie before them. Goddard College, a small liberal arts school in Plainfield, Vt., wanted a different kind of speaker. The graduating class chose a cop killer. A video recording was arranged so that ...

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  15. Students pick convicted cop killer as commencement speakerRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 3 | WPTZ-TV Plattsburgh

    ... JURY CONCLUDED JAMAL GUNNED DOWN PHILADELPHIA POLICE OFFICER DANIEL FAULKNER. WPTZ'S JARRED HILL JOINS US LIVE IN PLAINFIELD, VERMONT TONIGHT WITH MORE. POLICE AGENCIES FROM ACROSS VERMONT ARE SPEAKING OUT AGAINST GODDARD COLLEGE'S CHOICE TO HAVE ...

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  16. Senator to College: Drop Convicted Cop Killer From CommencementRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 2 | NBC Connecticut

    ... of 20 Goddard holds each year - will begin at 4 p.m. Oct. 5 at the school's Haybarn Theatre at 123 Pitkin Road in Plainfield, Vermont.

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  17. Throwback Thursday: 1991 technology helps women find perfect swimsuitRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 2 | KHQ-TV Spokane

    ... night. Scarywood was recently featured on The Travel Channel and voted as one of the top haunts in the nation. PLAINFIELD, Vermont- A man serving life in prison for killing a Philadelphia police officer has been selected as a commencement speaker at ...

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  18. Toomey Blasts College for Inviting Mumia Abu-Jamal to SpeakRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 2 | Roll Call

    ... associate director of advancement and alumni affairs, recently told the Patriot-News in Harrisburg that the Plainfield, Vt.-based college has a history of empowering its students to make their own decisions. "The students made the argument that ...

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  19. MoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 1 | KHQ-TV Spokane

    ... night. Scarywood was recently featured on The Travel Channel and voted as one of the top haunts in the nation. PLAINFIELD, Vermont- A man serving life in prison for killing a Philadelphia police officer has been selected as a commencement speaker at ...

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  20. North Idaho sheriff's deputies seeing increase in burglariesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 1 | KTMF

    ... night. Scarywood was recently featured on The Travel Channel and voted as one of the top haunts in the nation. PLAINFIELD, Vermont- A man serving life in prison for killing a Philadelphia police officer has been selected as a commencement speaker at ...

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