Bennington beekeeper gets his bees ready for winter months

10/01/2014 10:37 PM EDT
BENNINGTON -- Jacob Esh of Harwood Hill Road in Bennington is not only the owner of the Christian Book Store on County Street; he is also a gardener and beekeeper. He has been for four decades. Esh has about a dozen stacks of beehives in his own yard, and takes care of a couple hive yards in the Hoosick area of New York. 
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LOCAL NEWS
Lanning new executive director of Coalition for the Homeless

BENNINGTON -- The Bennington County Coalition for the Homeless has a new executive director, after the board decided to create the position last November. Avaloy Lanning was hired by the coalition's board of directors on Aug. 4. A native of a rural area in central Texas, Lansing spent the last several years in New York City, working as a senior member of the New York Anti-Trafficking Full Story
SPORTS
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Panthers claw into Cougars

HOOSICK, N.Y. -- It was far from a perfect win, but it was a win all the same. The Hoosick Falls Central School field hockey team kept its perfect season going with a 3-0 win over North Warren on Wednesday, but a bevy of missed opportunities on corners and a defensive lapse in the second half left coach Denise Campbell wanting more from her now 12-0 Panthers. Full Story
ENTERTAINMENT
Morning Briefing for Oct. 2

Free workshop for managing long-term health conditions BENNINGTON -- Do you or someone you know have a long-term health condition? The Vt. Blueprint for Health is excited to offer a free Healthier Living Workshop at 4:30-7 p.m., on Thursday evenings from Sept. 18 to Oct. 23, in the Seminar Room at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC). Full Story
REGION
Vermont police investigate death of man on tracks

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. (AP) -- Hartford, Vermont, police are investigating the death of a man found on the railroad tracks in White River Junction. Police say the body of 52-year-old Scott Smith was found by the crew of a slow-moving train just after midnight Wednesday about 100 yards from the White River Junction Amtrak station. Full Story

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Metal sculptor Gregory Smith has homecoming at SVC

BENNINGTON -- When he has thoughts and ideas impossible to describe in words, local sculptor Gregory Smith of North Pownal turns to sculpture. Full Story
NATION/WORLD
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European Central Bank to detail stimulus plan

NAPLES, Italy (AP) — European Central Bank head Mario Draghi is expected Thursday to underline the bank's willingness to deploy more economic stimulus measures, a stance that could send the euro skidding even lower. Full Story
AP PHOTOS: Lines linger for famed Chicago hot dogs

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's hippest hot dog stand helped elevate the lowly sausage into a culinary superstar by stuffing it with exotic ingredients including escargot, foie gras and rattlesnake. Full Story
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Queen of Soul says new covers album feels fresh

NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin says her new album brings out an excitement she hasn't felt since 1982 and the music feels as good as Marvin Gaye's seminal "What's Going On? Full Story
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Tracy Morgan may not perform or walk without assistance again

“Saturday Night Live” alum seen outside New York hospital Wednesday in a wheelchair. 
 
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