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Blockage of streets by stalled train protested

NORTH BENNINGTON — Village trustees have lodged a complaint with Vermont Railway System after a stalled train blocked key local streets for approximately 45 minutes.Resident Bill Scully voiced …
Opinion
Local option tax deserves closer scrutiny

Watching the Bennington Select Board bumble its way through its meetings is discouraging. What we see of the board in action is a kind of gang that can't shoot straight. This is the case with the …

No need for budget drama

On sports bets, Vermont should cash out

Innovating for water quality

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

Among the most attractive flowers in the summer garden are the lilies, including Turk's cap lilies, tiger lilies, Asiatic and Oriental lilies. Yes, I know it is still spring, but I mention these …

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

Noise exposure is 'the new secondhand smoke'

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Vermont Digger
Universal primary care plateaus in committee

The 2018 legislative session was a roller-coaster ride for advocates of universal primary care in Vermont.Supporters celebrated when the primary care bill, S.53, advanced with public financing …

Scott signs drug-import bill but offers no guarantees

Sanders to announce re-election plans Monday

Senate leader: No closed-door budget talks

Health insurers request rate hikes next year

Latest news
GMP offers Tesla PowerWalls to Vermonters BRATTLEBORO — When a windstorm or blizzard buzzes through the region, one of the most prevalent sounds in the hours and days after is that of generators firing up, supplying power to homes …
Halifax couple raises puppies only to say good-bye HALIFAX — While saying good-bye might be hard for Linda Lyon and Everett Wilson, they know what they've been doing can help people recover from stroke and traumatic injuries.Lyon told the …
Girl Scout leaders honored BENNINGTON — Every year, the ETA chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma International selects several local educators, typically women, and recognizes them with Bright Spots in Education Awards. This …
Contractor says he wasn't paid for work WILMINGTON — A contractor is suing companies related to the Hermitage Club for unpaid site work. Brown's Country Services LLC of Wilmington filed the foreclosure complaint against Hitchcock …
Hallquist makes campaign stop in Bennington BENNINGTON — Democratic candidate for governor Christine Hallquist made a stop in Vermont on Wednesday evening, promoting a platform that supports rural economic development, universal …
Local sports
Pitching shines as BBA tops rival MAU MANCHESTER — Playing its fourth game in five days, the Burr and Burton baseball team needed all the help it could get to conserve its pitching against rival Mount Anthony. BBA turned to one of …
BBA honors veteran, throws out first pitch MANCHESTER — Burr and Burton and Mount Anthony battled once more in a rivalry clash Friday afternoon, but it was what took place before the game that truly mattered for all in attendance in …
Panthers upset Cohoes in Class D tourney COHOES, N.Y. — The No. 6 Hoosick Falls girls lacrosse team pulled an upset against No. 3 Cohoes on Friday, winning the rubber match, 12-11, to advance in the Class D tournament.The game was …
Offense on point as MAU blasts Woodstock BENNINGTON — The Mount Anthony girls lacrosse team got off to a slow start against Division II Woodstock on Thursday.But once Avery Galle and Natalie Jelley got going offensively, so did the …
National News

Palestinian publicly sets himself on fire in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A 20-year-old Palestinian is in critical condition Sunday after publicly setting himself on fire but his motives remain unclear with family believing he was …

International military company to be based in New Hampshire

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A multinational company that develops and builds equipment for military use worldwide is choosing Portsmouth, New Hampshire, as its U.S. headquarters.Revision Military …

Montenegro's president talks of EU aims during inauguration

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegro's new president has promised to boost democratic freedoms and to fight corruption in the small Balkan nation seeking European Union membership.Milo …

Italian populist says he and rival have deal on new premier

ROME (AP) — One of Italy's two main populist leaders said Sunday that he and his rival finally have agreed on who should be the next premier — neither of them -- in what would be the …

FAA: Helicopter carrying 4 people crashes in Louisiana

BOUTEE, La. (AP) — Authorities say a helicopter carrying four people has crashed in south Louisiana.Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Tony Molinaro told news outlets the Hughes 369 …

World News

Palestinian publicly sets himself on fire in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A 20-year-old Palestinian is in critical condition Sunday after publicly setting himself on fire but his motives remain unclear with family believing he was …

International military company to be based in New Hampshire

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A multinational company that develops and builds equipment for military use worldwide is choosing Portsmouth, New Hampshire, as its U.S. headquarters.Revision Military …

Montenegro's president talks of EU aims during inauguration

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegro's new president has promised to boost democratic freedoms and to fight corruption in the small Balkan nation seeking European Union membership.Milo …

Italian populist says he and rival have deal on new premier

ROME (AP) — One of Italy's two main populist leaders said Sunday that he and his rival finally have agreed on who should be the next premier — neither of them -- in what would be the …

UAE to loosen visa rules for investors and innovators

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates, home to financial hubs Abu Dhabi and Dubai, is loosening its residency laws and will grant long-term visas for up to 10 years to …

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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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