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Altland, McCoy feted as Athletes of the Year at Bennington Banner and Manchester Journal Regional All-Star Gala

BENNINGTON — The drama at the end of the night was palpable. Who would be the Athletes of the Year at the first-ever Regional All-Stars Gala?When all was revealed, a pair of three-sport athletes brought home the hardware.Mount Anthony senior …
Opinion
Yes to an open government ombudsman

We agree with Secretary of State Jim Condos that Vermont needs an open government ombudsman. An ombudsman is a government official designated to investigate complaints by citizens against public officials. In a recent column, Condos called for …

If you can't beat 'em, call them something else

This isn't tax reform

Physically unhealthy, fiscally unhealthy

Lifestyles
Ripe for the picking: Everything you need to know about strawberry season

There is nothing like biting into one of the first strawberries of the season, perhaps still warm from the sun in the field of a pick-your-own farm. The sweet, strawberry scent as you hold it by the crown to bring it to your mouth ... and then the …

Ron Kujawski | Garden Journal: V-a-c-a-t-i-o-n for your houseplants

Health Matters: Ticks and tick-borne diseases

Wait, is that black frozen yogurt?

Entertainment
Travel books, from literary pilgrimages to beer tours

NEW YORK — Whether you're an armchair traveler, a road tripper or a frequent flier, books about travel can inspire and inform. Here are a few out this season on a variety of travel themes.— "Great American Railroad Journeys." This book …

ITV Screening welcomes stars via Skype

The Sonicals come to Bennington

From bleeps of 'Pong' and 'Mario,' game music comes of age

Peter Criss, Kiss' founding Catman, saying goodbye to stage

National News
3 Chicago police officers indicted in Laquan McDonald case

CHICAGO — Three Chicago police officers were indicted Tuesday on felony charges that they conspired to cover up the actions of a white police officer who shot and killed 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, saying the officers lied when they alleged …

Senate GOP shelves health bill, imperils 'Obamacare' repeal

Facing defections, Senate GOP leaders delay health care vote

GOP leaders labor to rescue health care bill amid defections

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MAUMS students work with VYCC

BENNINGTON — Earlier this year, sixth grade students at Mount Anthony Union Middle School worked with the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps to maintain the school's greenhouse and trail system.On Wednesday April 12 and Thursday April 13, John …

Danby woman charged in connection with Dorset break-in

BENNINGTON — A Danby woman faces a felony charge in connection with the break-in of a Dorset home last spring.Police say Brandi Merrow (aka Grover) gave valuables taken from the home, including coins and jewelry, to George Hale, who sold them …

New solar plan, $200K settlement reviewed

BENNINGTON — Revised plans for two controversial solar projects — for which a New York City developer would pay the town $200,000 under a proposed settlement agreement — were reviewed by Select Board members this week. Allco …

Lease commitments pouring in for Putnam Block project

BENNINGTON — Ads seeking tenants for apartment units, retail and restaurant space in three Putnam Block buildings have prompted a surge of commitment — even though the developers have yet to close on the property and a grand opening …

Pownal to sell three of five buses

POWNAL — A year after retiring their school buses from regular use, Pownal now is working towards selling three.Pownal currently owns five buses, and plans to retain two to use for field trips.The school has a 2005 International Blue Bird, a …
Local sports

Robidoux excited to take over SVC volleyball program

BENNINGTON — After finishing up his collegiate volleyball career at Newbury College in 2014, Pat Robidoux set out a goal for the next chapter in his life, to become a head coach at the collegiate level. Three years later, Robidoux has made …

Locals qualify for Vermont Amateur

RUTLAND — A trio of local golfers qualified in their first attempt to compete in the Vermont Amateur golf tournament.At the Rutland Country Club on Sunday, Manchester Country Club's Chris Antonez shot a 7-over 77 to advance, the best of the …

Granite State sweeps Twin State lax

HANOVER, N.H. — New Hampshire won both ends of the Twin State lacrosse doubleheader over Vermont on Saturday, with a handful of local athletes doing big things in defeat for the Green Mountain State.In the 22nd annual girls game, New Hampshire …

Locals to compete in Eastern Championships

BENNINGTON — There's a ton of young soccer talent blooming in the Bennington area.To that point, Mount Anthony girls soccer players Alexa Gerow, Antonia Pellon and Haley and Madison Breese will all be participating in the Region I Eastern …
World News

Google hit with record fine by EU, told to change its ways

BRUSSELS — After a seven-year legal battle, European authorities came down hard on Google on Tuesday for taking advantage of its dominance in online searches to direct customers to its own businesses, fining the tech giant a record 2.42 …

Jewish groups cancel meetings with Netanyahu in protest

JERUSALEM — Two high-profile groups of Jewish leaders on Monday canceled meetings with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to protest his government's decision to scrap plans for a mixed-gender prayer area at Jerusalem's Western Wall.The …

Living with terror: How Europeans adapt to frequent attacks

PARIS — The jihadis' targets in Europe are depressingly repetitive: the Brussels metro, the Champs-Elysees in Paris (twice), tourist-filled bridges in London (twice) and a U.K. rock concert. And that's just the past few months.The steady …

Rome show smashes myth Virgin model was Borgia pope's lover

ROME — For centuries, Renaissance artist Pintoricchio was practically accused of blasphemy by those who contended he used Pope Alexander VI's young lover as the model for the Madonna in a wall painting that decorated the pontiff's private …

Detroit judge halts deportation of Iraqi Christians

DETROIT — A judge on Thursday temporarily halted the deportation of more than 100 Iraqi Christians living in the Detroit area who fear torture and possible death if sent back to Iraq.U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith said in a written order …

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