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Santa drops in for a visit

By Edward Damon edamon@benningtonbanner.com BENNINGTON - Santa Claus and his helpers traded in their team of reindeer for a Cessna during a stop to Vermont this weekend. The big, jolly guy and an elf took a leap from an airplane …
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Feds block oil pipeline route at Standing Rock

By James MacPherson The Associated Press CANNON BALL, N.D. - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Sunday that it won't grant an easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline in southern North Dakota, handing a victory to the Standing Rock Sioux …

A year after attack in San Bernardino, faithful seek unity

Divided America: Easy retirement? Only for a privileged few

Chains and branded skin: California kidnap case baffles cops

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New SVAC president wants to boost membership

By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney mmcgeeney@benningtonbanner.com MANCHESTER - In order to address the decline of nonprofit support and to increase campus utilization, new Southern Vermont Arts Center board president Judi McCormick plans to …

Residents bring supplies to Stand Rock water protectors

By Makayla- Courtney McGeeney mmcgeeney @benningtonbanner.com CANNON BALL, N.D. - Since April, a growing number of water protectors have migrated to North Dakota to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline Project. The …

Pownal adding to lead in county's solar capacity

By Jim Therrien jtherrien @benningtonbanner.com POWNAL - With two solar facilities moving toward completion and a third in the planning stages, Pownal is poised to extend its commanding lead in solar power production among Bennington …

Readsboro man held after alleged sexual assault

BENNINGTON - A Readsboro man was ordered held without bail on Thursday after he allegedly forced a woman to have sex with him and later grabbed her by the throat, restricting her airway. Jamie Kogut, 41, pleaded not guilty in Vermont Superior …

Delinquent account numbers level, abatements down

BENNINGTON - The number of unpaid property tax bills are on track to be similar to past years. And how PFOA contamination will affect property values is unclear. Property tax bills were mailed out in August and were due by Nov. 10. Of the …
New England News

Skiing Santas tackle the slopes in Maine for annual charity

By The Associated Press NEWRY, Maine - Whether he's called Santa Claus, Father Christmas or Pere Noel, he had a slew of jolly, red-suited lookalikes hit the ski slopes on Sunday in Maine. About 180 Saint Nick wannabes participated in the …

Colchester man faces charges of hunting from truck

CAMBRIDGE, Vt. (AP) - A Colchester man is facing charges of shooting deer from the road while in his truck. State game wardens say they placed a fake deer in Cambridge on Sunday after getting complaints of people shooting at deer from a road. …

US to protect Northeast turtles as part of bigger project

MONTPELIER - An expanded federal program to improve wildlife habitat on private agricultural land could help preserve three species of rare turtles in New England and New York, including two types of turtles found in Vermont, officials said Monday. …

Vermonters in crisis can now send text messages for help

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont Department of Mental Health says people in crisis in the state can now send a text message to people trained to help them. The new, 24-house Crisis Text Line provides round-the-clock support, seven days a week …
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Local sports
New faces to lead Panthers this season

HOOSICK, N.Y. - It's the same story for the Hoosick Falls boys basketball entering this season as it was last season. Only one starter returning, and a host of seniors and underclassman that have little varsity playing experience that are filling in …

SVC can't close out Lesley, losing streak extended to three

Strong third quarter key in Hoosick Falls' win over Stillwater

SVC falls to Regis in conference play

Opinion
Now what?

What would have happened if Alabama Gov. George Wallace had won the White House in 1968? We're about to find out. Wallace and Donald Trump have a lot in common, after all. Populists? Check. Bigots? Check. Loved by underemployed, angry …

States' voters act on campaign finance reform

Graves Registry: The long road is still winding

Speaking of Religion: Life, Death and Halloween

Food
Chewy molasses cookies are perfect for the holidays

Holidays equal platters and tins of festive-looking cookies. Cookies with colored icing, cookies with sprinkles, cookies with fillings, cookies with layers. An artistic cookie display is a thing of beauty, that I'll not argue, but I'll reach …

Make chocolate rosemary biscotti for a snack or a gift

Sneaky ingredient makes fondue that's healthy

Robin Anish | The Table is Set: Calm your soul with this hearty soup

Entertainment
American roots to touch souls, fight homelessness

BENNINGTON - Touching the soul of the audience is what musician Susanne Salem-Schatz said she hopes to do while performing with her partner Martin Grosswendt. The musicians will play American roots, early blues and old-time honky-tonk songs on …

Band to rock a wide variety of genres at Masonic Hall in Bennington

Life, death, and the arts

Beyonce thrills CMA Awards crowd with surprise turn

Oldcastle brings back popular show for Veterans Day

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