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Sports brings non biological brothers together

Planting a seed: Lasting relationship in the Big Brother/Big Sister program
MANCHESTER >> For the past three years, Bryan Richheimer and Tyler Benson of Manchester have enjoyed each other's company playing sports and taking advantage of all that Vermont's outdoors has to offer. Through the United Counseling Service's Big Brother/Big Sister mentor program, Benson is able to be experience things he wouldn't normally be exposed to. Full Story
Mullineaux: SVSU can't forget Act 46 education goals

BENNINGTON >> North Bennington Prudential Committee chairman Ray Mullineaux has implored the other board members of the Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union to remember to consider educational opportunities while discussing consolidation under Act 46. Mullineaux spoke at the SVSU board's meeting on Wednesday, a day after a meeting of the supervisory union's Act 46 exploratory committee that Full Story
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MAU upsets Burlington to advance to quarterfinals

BURLINGTON >> With the deck stacked against them to open up the playoffs, the No. 12 seed Mount Anthony girls volleyball team didn't flinch and pulled off a 3-1 set win over No. 5 seed Burlington on Thursday. After losing the first set 20-25, the Patriots fought back to win the next three 25-14, 25-23 and 25-17 to advance to the quarterfinals Jordyn Burke collected two kills, four blocks Full Story
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Low Lily to present new spin on American folk music

Brattleboro based band to play on Oct. 21 at UUF
BENNINGTON — The inspiration and passion Low Lily has for making music is what makes the trio a thriving Vermont based folk-roots band. Liz Simmons, her husband Flynn Cohen and Lissa Schneckenburger bring together years of music learning, making and teaching to embody a variety of tunes that range from bluegrass to Irish, Scottish, New England, American and contemporary folk. Full Story
Fire damages vacant building, under investigation

KEENE, N.H. >> Firefighters in Keene, New Hampshire, are investigating what caused a fire at a vacant, two-story residential building. Firefighters arrived Tuesday afternoon to find heavy fire coming from the back of the building, and more were called in to help. They there's extensive damage to at least 50 percent of the 26-by-60-foot building. Full Story