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Rockwell's "Blacksmith's Boy" fetches $7 million at auction

Norman Rockwell's painting of dueling blacksmiths sold Wednesday for $7 million, as the Berkshire Museum cashed out its gift from the artist with the more delicate rap of an auctioneer's hammer. The …
Opinion
No need for budget drama

Earlier this week, State Senate President Pro Tem Tim Ashe sent Gov. Phil Scott a politely worded but fairly scathing rebuke of Scott's announced intention to veto the budget and tax bill approved by …

On sports bets, Vermont should cash out

Innovating for water quality

Our Opinion: State joins fight to protect air standards

Lifestyles
Bring your best dish to the picnic

PITTSFIELD — Here comes summer! And not a moment too soon ...Memorial Day weekend is the official launch of the picnic and barbecue season in the region. Because it's the first cookout of the …

Ron Jujawski | Garden Journal: Be on the lookout for lily leaf beetles

Thom Smith | NatureWatch: Indigo buntings, little brown bats spotted in area

Noise exposure is 'the new secondhand smoke'

Vermont Digger
Anti-poverty protesters arrested for Statehouse sit-in

Fourteen members of an anti-poverty campaign were arrested in Vermont's Statehouse Monday evening after conducting an hours-long sit-in and refusing to leave the capitol building when it …

Scott vetoes minimum wage, paid family leave bills

Vocal critic joins Board of Education

Man charged with murder over deadly fire in St. Johnsbury

New law could boost payments for addiction treatment

Latest news
33rd annual Mayfest sure to draw crowds BENNINGTON — What otherwise might have been a quiet spring weekend will instead see downtown Bennington transformed into a bustling street festival as it hosts the 33rd annual Mayfest.The …
Hospital to celebrate its 100th with a community day BENNINGTON — After 100 years, it's time to take a moment to celebrate.On June 10 — the 100th anniversary of its first day accepting patients — Southwestern Vermont Health Care will …
Vermont artists celebrate Open Studio Weekend Yellow signs will once again dot the Vermont landscape over Memorial Day Weekend, leading visitors to the workspaces of artists and craftspeople who will open their studios to the public for the …
Local House delegation will look different in 2019 BENNINGTON — The House delegation from the Bennington region appears headed for a significant reshuffle, with at least two incumbents declining a re-election bid and a third yet to make an …
Big plans for Merchant's Park BENNINGTON — The town has expanded on plans to create a downtown play area, including a "splash pad," for children at Merchant's Park.Bennington Community Development Director Zirwat Chowdhury …
Local sports
Panthers upset LG in sectional quarterfinals LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. — The No. 7 Hoosick Falls softball team pulled off an upset Wednesday afternoon with a 5-4 win against No. 2 Lake George in the Class C sectional quarterfinals. The Panthers …
Armored Athlete ramps up for The Basketball Tournament BENNINGTON — For the fourth consecutive summer, Armored Athlete looks to compete in The Basketball Tournament (TBT) with a chance to win $2 million.Armored Athlete comes off a tournament last …
Panthers advance to Class D sectional finals TROY, N.Y. — The No. 6 seed Hoosick Falls girls lacrosse team pulled off an upset in the Class D sectional semifinals with a 14-9 win against No. 2 Catholic Central. The Panthers held a 6-4 …
Mount Greylock girls lacrosse team gets its revenge on MAU WILLIAMSTOWN — When Mount Anthony handed Mount Greylock its first loss of the season on April 14 in Bennington, Vt. it alerted the Mounties and head coach Lindsey von Holtz to a bug in the …
National News

Discovery of World War II soldier's plane brings closure

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tom Kelly grew up on a Northern California farm and once thought of becoming a cowboy before World War II got in the way.He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Forces instead, …

Cyclone Mekunu pounds Yemen island on its path to Oman

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Yemeni island of Socotra has been pounded by Cyclone Mekunu, which is on a path to strike Oman this weekend.India's Meteorological Department said in a …

Korean Air heiress questioned over Filipino housekeepers

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A Korean Air heiress whose tantrum over nuts delayed a flight nearly four years ago is being investigated by South Korean immigration officials on suspicion she …

Pakistani mob demolishes mosque belonging to minority sect

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Sunni extremists have demolished a mosque belonging to Pakistan's minority Ahmadi sect in the eastern city of Sialkot, the latest mob attack on minorities in the country.No …

NKorea hits Pence 'stupid' remarks, threatens to quit summit

TOKYO (AP) — North Korea has renewed its threat to pull out of a summit next month with President Donald Trump, saying it is just as ready to meet in a nuclear confrontation as at the …

World News

Discovery of World War II soldier's plane brings closure

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tom Kelly grew up on a Northern California farm and once thought of becoming a cowboy before World War II got in the way.He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Forces instead, …

Cyclone Mekunu pounds Yemen island on its path to Oman

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Yemeni island of Socotra has been pounded by Cyclone Mekunu, which is on a path to strike Oman this weekend.India's Meteorological Department said in a …

Korean Air heiress questioned over Filipino housekeepers

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A Korean Air heiress whose tantrum over nuts delayed a flight nearly four years ago is being investigated by South Korean immigration officials on suspicion she …

Pakistani mob demolishes mosque belonging to minority sect

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Sunni extremists have demolished a mosque belonging to Pakistan's minority Ahmadi sect in the eastern city of Sialkot, the latest mob attack on minorities in the country.No …

NKorea hits Pence 'stupid' remarks, threatens to quit summit

TOKYO (AP) — North Korea has renewed its threat to pull out of a summit next month with President Donald Trump, saying it is just as ready to meet in a nuclear confrontation as at the …

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Teflon Town: ChemFab's Toxic Legacy

Teflon Town: ChemFab's toxic legacy is a five-part series on the history of the company in Bennington and the impact of water contamination from the factories on local residents.

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