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Bennington fire injures occupant, kills a dog

The cause of the fire was undetermined.
03/01/2015 06:20 PM EST
BENNINGTON >> A person suffered burn injuries Saturday morning during a house fire that caused the death of a dog. According to Bennington Fire Chief Jeff Vickers, at 8:37 a.m. firefighters were dispatched to 112 Branch Street where they found flames coming from the upper, rear windows of a residence. 
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Gov. Shumlin says he will stand by Vermont Veterans' Home during tough budget season

Closing Bennington facility a possibility on list of proposed budget cuts
BENNINGTON >> While closing the Vermont Veterans' Home is one possibility that is included on a list of proposed budget cuts released last week by the Shumlin administration, the governor told the Banner that he will continue to stand by the facility. The list of budget-cut proposals, which could save up to $29 million if enacted, targeted many facilities and groups across the state of Full Story
SPORTS
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SVC men fall to Regis in NECC championship game

BENNINGTON >> Of course it came down to defense. It has all season for the Southern Vermont College men's basketball team, and on Saturday the defense was there again in the NECC championship game against Regis College. Down 12 with three minutes to go, the Mountaineers cranked up the defensive pressure and somehow managed to tie the game on a pair of Casey Hall free throws with eight Full Story
ENTERTAINMENT
Scarlett Johansson defends John Travolta's Oscars behavior

“Lucy” actress says red carpet encounter was 'very sweet’ and 'totally welcome.’ Full Story
REGION
Vermont lawmakers take week off for Town Meetings

MONTPELIER (AP) >>It's the traditional Town Meeting Day break, when Vermont lawmakers head home to report to their constituents at annual municipal meetings and rest up for the second half of the legislative session. This year's week off comes after lawmakers made progress on child protection, education, and renewable energy — but are voicing increasing worries about the state budget. Full Story
NATION/WORLD
Polish top senator: Russia banned me from Nemtsov's funeral

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's Senate speaker says Russia's authorities have denied him entry into the country for the funeral of slain Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov. Full Story

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Berkshire Festival of Women Writers opens with poets, Madonnas

Dani Shapiro to give keynote in monthlong celebration
Berkshire Festival of Women Writers begins with a novelist and memoirist, a panel of poets, an art show and more. Full Story

 
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