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Relay for Life raises $40K for cancer research

BENNINGTON — As the sun began to set, one by one, each of the luminarias placed around the track began to glow, as people crouched down beside them, lighter in hand. When lighted, they …
Opinion
Trump's abhorrent policyruns counter to who we are

Ever since January of last year, the nation has endured President Donald Trump's debasement of the highest office in the land. Through it all, his base — wooed by his careful nurturing of its …

Our opinion: Time for action on child mistreatment

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Lifestyles
Great brew gifts for Dad

With Father's Day looming this weekend, you may need help finding the gift pack of brews that are sure to be a perfect gift for Dad every beer-loving dad.All dads' tastes in beer are different. It …

Ron Kujawski | Garden Journal: Protect your garden from unwanted pests

For some, going to the doctor is a group activity

CORN AND BLACK BEAN SALAD: A veggie-packed summer dish

Vermont Digger
Democrats reject deal on budget

MONTPELIER — There was a deal, then there wasn't, and now Vermont's House could be back to the Statehouse on Monday to vote again on a budget bill that they already passed.Senate leadership …

Condos backs election security bill in Congress

Enforcement questions loom in Vermont as pot legalization nears

Ski industry posts solid year despite tough weather

Vermont not meeting renewable energy goals, report says

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First Pownal town administrator to begin July 16 POWNAL — Pownal's long quest to create and fill a position of town administrator will end when Michael A. Walker begins work on July 16.Walker, a public safety consultant, adjunct professor, …
Hundreds turn out for Second Chance carnival BENNINGTON — A rainy Saturday afternoon didn't deter families from having some fun as the Mount Anthony Union Middle School gym became a small fairground full of games and activities during …
$200K pledge for Harriman-West Airport might be pulled NORTH ADAMS, MASS. — The owner of the Harriman-West Airport's largest business has threatened to withdraw a pledge of $200,000 toward a new administrative airport building.Harry S. Patten, …
Cannabis, music festival forges ahead WEST DOVER — Organizers behind The Original Green Mountain Cannabis and Music Festival aren't giving up despite some challenges along the way. "Social media platforms have flagged our content …
Key grant OK'd toward Prospect Mountain purchase WOODFORD — Efforts of a nonprofit group to purchase the Prospect Mountain Nordic Ski Center were energized this week with receipt of a major grant from the Vermont Housing and Conservation …
Local sports
Vermont sweeps N.H. in Twin State baseball WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Strong pitching in the opener and a pair of two-run triples by Leif Bigelow of Brattleboro and Tyler Hamilton of Hartford in game two led Vermont to a sweep of New …
Granite Staters sweep VT in lacrosse HANOVER, N.H. — Led by Mount Anthony coach Whitney Brooks and Burr and Burton coach Jamie Blake, the Vermont girls lacrosse Twin State team fell 17-10 to their Granite State counterparts in the …
Local players, coaches prepare for Twin State game HANOVER, N.H. — The best senior high school lacrosse players in Vermont and New Hampshire will come together Saturday for the 26th annual Byrne Cup games.The games will take place at Hanover …
Gala honoring the region's best just five days away We're just five days away from the second annual Bennington Banner-Manchester Journal Regional All Stars Gala, honoring the top high school student-athletes and coaches in Bennington County and …
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Philippine president slammed for calling God 'stupid'

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president, notorious for having cursed the pope and world leaders like former U.S. President Barack Obama, has sparked new outrage by calling God …

German train conductor sexually abused boys on 218 occasions

BERLIN (AP) — A court in southwestern Germany has convicted a train conductor of sexually abusing several children on 218 occasions between 2013 and 2017.The Freiburg regional court sentenced …

Supreme Court rules for Texas redistricting plans

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is upholding Texas' use of electoral districts that a lower court struck down as racially discriminatory.The justices ruled 5-4 Monday in an unusual case …

The Latest: 600 migrants rescued at sea by Spain amid uptick

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the flow of migrants into Europe (all times local):4:55 p.m.Spain is reporting that it has rescued at sea more than 600 people, more than half of them in the …

The Latest: Would-be Olympian charged in death of cyclist

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on a hit-and-run crash that killed a Florida father on bike ride with his young sons (all times local):10:15 a.m.A motorist arrested in Florida after a witness …

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Philippine president slammed for calling God 'stupid'

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president, notorious for having cursed the pope and world leaders like former U.S. President Barack Obama, has sparked new outrage by calling God …

German train conductor sexually abused boys on 218 occasions

BERLIN (AP) — A court in southwestern Germany has convicted a train conductor of sexually abusing several children on 218 occasions between 2013 and 2017.The Freiburg regional court sentenced …

The Latest: 600 migrants rescued at sea by Spain amid uptick

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the flow of migrants into Europe (all times local):4:55 p.m.Spain is reporting that it has rescued at sea more than 600 people, more than half of them in the …

Buzz Aldrin sues children, alleging misuse of his finances

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Apollo 11 moonwalker Buzz Aldrin is suing two of his children and a business manager, accusing them of misusing his credit cards, transferring money from an account and …

Northern California wildfires prompt evacuations, burn homes

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hundreds of Northern California homes and businesses were threatened Monday after wind-driven wildfires broke out over the weekend, forcing thousands of residents to flee …

2018 Regional All Stars

Teflon Town
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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