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Lake Paran to host fifth stone-skipping festival

NORTH BENNINGTON — Almost everyone has tried skipping stones at least once, but very few have had the opportunity to compete among the best stone skippers in the world.Some will have that opportunity at this weekend's fifth annual Stone …
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Our view: Take scanner chatter with extra salt

Monday in Bennington began with a bit of excitement. An active shooter was reported at the State Office Complex, prompting police to place the facility under lockdown. No one was allowed in or out while Bennington Police searched the area. As it …

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Another view: Trump dares to dream

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New cookbook: Make your own sausage

"Laws are like sausages — it is better not to see them being made," according to Otto von Bismarck, a conservative Prussian statesman who dominated German and European affairs from the 1860s until 1890. Not so, and the newly published 4th …

Ron Kujawski | Garden Watch: Black-eyed Susans make gardens pop in the fall

Thom Smith | Naturewatch: Planting a pollinator garden is a very wise idea

Study prompts call to examine flu vaccine and miscarriage

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Brian Marsella's iMAGiNARiUM comes to Masonic Hall

BENNINGTON — Local musician Brian DeAngelo is passionate about bringing music to the Bennington community, including this Saturday's performance of Brian Marsella's "iMAGiNARiUM: The Clocks Have Gone Mad," at Masonic Hall.DeAngelo and Marsella …

Dot MacDonald follows a musical trail

Authentic Rockwell was thought to be just a print - until it sold for $1.6M

Zumix program brings Boston students to Vermont School for Girls

Ragtime pianist Bob Milne to play at SVAC

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Clobbered by Irma, former locals raise money to help island neighbors

BENNINGTON — When former Danby residents Steve and Nancy Burzon moved to their new home on St. Martin island in November, they were eager to start the next chapter in their lives.That new chapter was interrupted earlier this month, however, …

TV spots for Bennington will air through fall foliage season

BENNINGTON — Two new commercials being broadcast on two Albany, N.Y., TV stations aim to bring visitors to Bennington, a message its creators hope will make impressions on viewers across New York's Capital Region and the Berkshires of …

Accused hemp farm thief in court

BENNINGTON — One of three New York men charged after police said they stole plants from a hemp farming operation appeared in court this week to have his bail reviewed.Leon Lovelace, 22, of Hoosick Falls, who according to court records had been …

Woman held on vehicle theft

BENNINGTON — A woman who Manchester police were seeking in connection with a vehicle stolen from Pennsylvania is being held on $20,000 bail.Christine O. Powers, 51, was arrested Saturday after attempting to flee police officers in Manchester, …

No danger: broken window leads to State Office Complex lockdown

BENNINGTON — Reports of an active shooter led to police placing the State Office Complex under "lockdown" for about 45 minutes on Monday morning, however there turned out to be no danger. Bennington Police Chief Paul Doucette said a loose item …
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Patriots blank Brattleboro

BRATTLEBORO — The Mount Anthony field hockey team earned its first victory of the season, 2-0, over Brattleboro under the lights at Natowich Field on Tuesday. Chloe Rogers scored both goals for the Patriots in the second half. MAU goalie …

Second half scores lead Panthers

HOOSICK, N.Y. — It took the Hoosick Falls girls soccer team a bit to get going, a little more than a half, on Monday against Emma Willard. In the second half, the Panthers scored a pair of goals and then held on through a late charge to pick …

Roundup: MAU volleyball falls in three to Pittsfield

BENNINGTON — The Mount Anthony volleyball team dropped a 3-0 decision to Pittsfield on Monday night.The Generals won 25-22, 25-8 and then 25-19 to take the victory.Mackenzie Mayhew had a pair of aces and five assists, while Kirstin Murray …

Terriers top BBA for 27th straight victory

WESTMINSTER — The Bellows Falls stickers did what the Cleveland Indians couldn't.They extended their winning streak to 27 games — a run that would have given the Tribe the Major League Baseball record.Abbe Cravinho scored once and also …
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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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