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Patriot Challenge Day: fun in the sun

BENNINGTON — For Mount Anthony Union Middle School, one day of the year is always worth the wait.Friday's Patriot Challenge Day brought together students in activities from cooking to curling, …
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
Is it a migraine?

The first of a new class of drugs to prevent migraines was approved last week. The medication, called Aimovig, reduces the frequency of migraines among those severely afflicted, but the drug rarely …

Bring your best dish to the picnic

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

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

Vermont Digger
Community groups feel left out of EPA PFOA discussions

WASHINGTON — Groups from communities impacted by a class of toxic chemicals say they have been left out of federal-level discussions about the chemicals.The Environmental Protection Agency held …

Welch seeking re-election to seventh term in House

Veterans cemetery a vision of freedom and unity

Coyote hunting contests banned in Vermont

House lawmakers seek changes to relief from abuse order process

Latest news
Good progress made on runway reconstruction BENNINGTON — A $4 million reconstruction of the Morse State Airport runway, scheduled to finish up by July 30, seems on pace to meet that deadline. Crews working under contractor Markowski …
Arlington renews deal with sheriffs ARLINGTON — The Select Board has renewed its contract with the Bennington County Sheriff's Department to patrol the town.The one-year contract will go into effect on July 1. "Basically the …
New skate park could open in fall MANCHESTER — Several times every week, Jordan Cassese, 17, heads to the Dana L. Thompson Memorial Park with some friends after school at BBA to ride his skateboard on the aging skateboard …
Man charged with luring a child pleads not guilty BENNINGTON — A town man accused of luring a child has been released pending a July hearing.Phillip E. Dessert, 23, of Bennington, was charged Monday in Vermont Superior Court, Bennington …
Shaftsbury eyes long-term goals SHAFTSBURY — The Shaftsbury Select Board set its short and long term goals on Monday, including a 50-year plan to renew the town's gravel roads.The conversation was prompted by board Chairman …
Local sports
Hoosick softball run ends in semifinal MOREAU, N.Y. — A two-run first inning was enough for the No. 3 Greenville Spartans as they held off an upset-minded No. 7 Hoosick Falls, 2-1, at the Moreau Rec Park on Friday in the Class C …
Panthers fall to Black Horses in sectional final SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — The Hoosick Falls girls lacrosse team's run through the Class D sectional tournament came to an end Thursday, as the Panthers fell to No. 1 Schuylerville 17-7 at Mohonasen …
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 …
Colonels' five-run sixth the difference in 7-4 win MANCHESTER — In a possible playoff preview, Burr and Burton and Brattleboro, two of the top baseball teams in Division I, went toe-to-toe on Wednesday.In the end, the Colonels used a five-run …
National News

Ireland: Exit polls predict win for repealing abortion ban

DUBLIN (AP) — Official counting is set to begin Saturday morning in Ireland's historic abortion rights referendum, with two exit polls predicting an overwhelming victory for those seeking to …

AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you …

S. Korea relieved about Trump-Kim summit revival efforts

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Saturday expressed cautious relief about the revived talks for a summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un following a …

Declassified US cables link Uribe to Colombia drug cartels

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — As Alvaro Uribe, Colombia's most powerful politician, was making his rise to the presidency more than two decades ago, U.S. officials were repeatedly told that the …

China orders crackdown on large outdoor religious statues

BEIJING (AP) — China's ruling Communist Party has ordered local governments to better regulate the construction of large outdoor religious statues amid increasing restrictions on religious …

World News

Ireland: Exit polls predict win for repealing abortion ban

DUBLIN (AP) — Official counting is set to begin Saturday morning in Ireland's historic abortion rights referendum, with two exit polls predicting an overwhelming victory for those seeking to …

S. Korea relieved about Trump-Kim summit revival efforts

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Saturday expressed cautious relief about the revived talks for a summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un following a …

Declassified US cables link Uribe to Colombia drug cartels

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — As Alvaro Uribe, Colombia's most powerful politician, was making his rise to the presidency more than two decades ago, U.S. officials were repeatedly told that the …

China orders crackdown on large outdoor religious statues

BEIJING (AP) — China's ruling Communist Party has ordered local governments to better regulate the construction of large outdoor religious statues amid increasing restrictions on religious …

India military says 4 militants killed near Kashmir frontier

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — At least four suspected militants were killed in a gunbattle with government troops Saturday after crossing into the Indian-controlled part of Kashmir from the Pakistani …

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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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