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Proposed downtown Bennington taproom could feature outdoor seating

Preliminary design: Board views plans for new downtown taproom
BENNINGTON — Plans for the former Carmody's building on Main Street are coming together, and owner Mike Madison came before the Select Board on Monday with a proposal for outdoor seating. The new business will be called the 421 Taproom, and Madison hopes it will open next spring. He was joined at the meeting by architect Geoffrey Metcalfe of Keefe and Wesner Architects of North Bennington, Full Story
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Horse's Mouth and The DuPont Brothers perform Saturday

BENNINGTON>>Two Vermont native indie-folk bands will play at a special fall concert hosted by the Vermont Arts Exchange and the Bennington College Activity Council on Saturday. The show is at the Masonic Hall on Main Street. Doors open at 7 p.m. Horse's Mouth was a product of friends meeting at Bennington College in 2005. Full Story
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Pinkus leads Bulldogs past Raiders

RUTLAND — One goal was all the Burr and Burton girls soccer team needed to get their win against Rutland on Tuesday night. Grace Pinkus scored the game's only goal off a corner kick by teammate Sky Woodard in the second half to help BBA grab a 1-0 win over the Raiders. With the win, the Bulldogs improve to 7-1 on the season. Full Story
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Irish music duo to perform for Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Meetinghouse Cafe series

Boston-based couple brings old stories to life with warm presence
BENNINGTON — Since 1991, Matt and Shannon Heaton have visited four continents and a variety of venues to deliver and authentic Irish music performance. On Sept. 23 they'll return to Vermont for a more intimate show at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. The duo met at a gig and Shannon Heaton needed a guitar player for a wedding, which was the start of a life long music career. Full Story
Fliers on UNH campus seek 'sugar daddies' for female students

DURHAM, N.H. >> University of New Hampshire officials are worried after fliers soliciting young women for "sugar daddies" have been appearing on campus and in downtown Durham. Town Administrator Todd Selig says the ads have popped up on several downtown businesses' bulletin boards since last week. Full Story