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Grant to help at-risk youth with work skills

BENNINGTON — For over 30 years, the Sunrise Family Resource Center has been working to transform the lives of local "at risk" youth by providing educational and vocational programs, community support, and real world experience.This year, …
Opinion
Pownal program not something to fear

Some Pownal residents are highly suspicious of the intent of the Vermont Council on Rural Development's Climate Economy Model Communities Program, which launched here in May as the first such initiative in the state.In general, the program brings …

Don't forget the outsiders

Save the Census

What if we're not alone? How aggressively should we search for extraterrestrial life?

Lifestyles
Get the most from your primary care visit

With all the talk of health care reform dominating the news and halls of government for the better part of the last decade, much can be done to help wellness without fancy legislation, or costing billions of dollars. Doctors at the grass-roots of …

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Thom Smith | Naturewatch: Lone mother goose spotted raising brood of ducklings

Protecting young bodies, brains from toxic stress

Entertainment
Dorset's "Baskerville" is howl-inducing

DORSET — There's a reason why "The Hound of the Baskervilles," that revered Sherlock Holmes offering, has been redone as a comedy on stage a number of times. That's because the classic storyline by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle lends itself to …

Living Room Theatre's "Adam and Evie" speaks to love

North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show begins

"Sunset Bliss" wins lifestyle photo contest

Oldcastle comes up roses in "Magnolias"

National News
Spicer abruptly resigns: Big shake-up for Trump press shop

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Sean Spicer abruptly resigned Friday, ending a rocky six-month tenure that made his news briefings defending President Donald Trump must-see TV. He said Trump's communications team "could benefit …

Publicly assailed by Trump, Sessions says he's staying on

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Water line extensions, settlement updates on tap

BENNINGTON — State officials will on Wednesday update residents on plans to extend town water service to properties affected by PFOA contamination, legal negotiations with Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, and the ongoing investigation into a …

Poole hired as CLR medical director

BENNINGTON — The Centers for Living and Rehabilitation recently welcomed an SVMC hospitalist as their new medical director.Dr. James Poole, who has worked as a hospitalist at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center since 2008. Poole is also …

Charter review will kick off

BENNINGTON — A commission charged with reviewing the town's charter met for the first time Friday, where its seven members appointed two chairpeople and laid groundwork for creating a report to the Select Board.Members unanimously elected two …

SVSU takes step toward merger vote

BENNINGTON — After reviewing the projected financial implications of a merger, and considering the consequences if a deal is not reached by November, the Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union's Act 46 committee voted on Thursday to pursue …

New streetlights too bright

SHAFTSBURY — Newly installed streetlights on the corner of Church Street and Route 7A had to be replaced following a mix-up that caused them to be much brighter than intended.Town Administrator David Kiernan said Monday that the project's …
Local sports

Locals thrive in summer league

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — In the most recent run at the Empire State Takeover summer league, local players helped their team, the Next Big Thing, remain unbeaten in the league with two wins.In the first game of the night, Cambridge's Lilly Phillips …

Battle of the Borders returns

BENNINGTON — Before the inaugural Battle of the Borders AAU basketball tournament, director Hunter Stratton was confident that the event — held during the summer at both Hoosick Falls Central School and Southern Vermont College — …

Fourth inning dooms Post 13 in defeat

BENNINGTON — It was only one bad inning for Post 13 starter Wyatt Whitman on Tuesday, but it was enough to foil Bennington's chance for a victory in its final home game of the season.Whitman allowed seven runs in the fourth inning as Post 13 …

Cambridge recognizes recent track champs

CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. — On Thursday, July 13, the Cambridge Tribesmen Booster Club recognized a number of Track and Field athletes for winning League and Section 2 championships in a variety of events. The Booster Club presented each athlete with …
World News

They escaped Islamic State's bastion, but remain terrified

AIN ISSA, Syria — They have escaped their hold, but displaced residents of Raqqa still fear the militants of the Islamic State group, terrified they will return and seek revenge for defeats.In one of the largest camps housing those who fled …

Palestinians clash with Israel police at Jerusalem holy site

JERUSALEM — Palestinians clashed with Israeli security forces near a contested Jerusalem shrine after Muslim worshippers massed outside for evening prayers on Thursday as tensions over the holy site escalated further.Israel police spokeswoman …

Venezuela strike erupts into sporadic violence

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A nationwide strike against plans to rewrite the constitution shut down much of Venezuelan's capital Thursday before erupting into sporadic violence when protesters clashed with riot police and burned a post office …

Venezuela opposition calls for escalation of street protests

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan opposition leaders called Monday for escalated street protests after more than 7 million people rejected a government plan to rewrite the constitution and consolidate power over the country, which has been …

Macron: My charm offensive may soften Trump's climate stance

PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron says his glamorous Paris charm offensive on Donald Trump was carefully calculated — and may have changed the U.S. president's mind about climate change.Macron defended his outreach to Trump, whose …

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