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State to fund water line design amid stalled talks with Saint-Gobain

Picking up the tab: DEC will pay $2 million for final design of extended water lines
BENNINGTON >> The state will pay $2 million to complete the final design of a project that would extend public water lines to affected homes. And local legislators say they plan to file a bill that would make individuals who contaminate drinking water with PFOA liable for paying. The state's Department of Environmental Conservation will pay for the final design of a water line extension Full Story
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Madison's to begin canning, will release Pumpkin Ale on Oct. 1

Will release a canned Pumpkin Ale on Saturday
BENNINGTON >> Beginning on Saturday, Madison's Brewing Company will offer canned beer for the first time. The first batch will be the downtown brewery's seasonal Harvest Pumpkin Ale, and it will be sold in four-packs of 16-ounce cans. The brewery expects to produce about 240 cans for the can release event, which will run from 4 to 6 p. 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
Pro-refugee group: 100 Syrians approved to move to Vermont

Plan calls for bringing up to 100 refugees to Green Mountain State
MONTPELIER >> The U.S. Department of State confirmed on Wednesday it had approved a plan to bring up to 100 refugees from war-torn Syria and Iraq to the Vermont city of Rutland. The director of the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program, Amila Merdzanovic, wrote an email to Rutland's mayor and state officials "to share the news that the U. Full Story