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Music as Medicine: Healing with music focus of panel discussion at Oldcastle Theatre

BENNINGTON — Southern Vermont College and Oldcastle Theatre will host a night of music and discussion on Wednesday entitled, "The Art and Science of Medical Music."
Opinion
Fuel truck crash could have been worse

On Monday, a truck hauling several thousand gallons of fuel overturned on Route 7 between Arlington and Manchester. The emergency response was swift with state police, multiple fire departments, and a hazardous materials team all arriving in short …

Speak up on the Putnam Block

Our Opinion: Radio Shack's demise a sign of a burst bubble?

A victory for both Vermont and the nation

Lifestyles
Think spring with vegetable ragoût

A melange of bright green peas, asparagus, sugar snaps, and haricots verts is my favorite way to start dinner now that winter is behind us. This classic combination of spring vegetables will wow your guests with a deliciousness far beyond the sum of its minimal parts. After blanching, seasonal veggies are simply tossed with truffle oil, salt and pepper. That's all there is to it, though there are a few tips that will make your life easier and your ragoût extra delicious.

Ron Kujawski | Garden Journal: Time to give your houseplants some love

Is this drug worth the cost? Cholesterol drug cuts heart risks, spurs new debate

How to help children with autism make — and keep — friends

Entertainment
International experience fuses with American roots

BENNINGTON — From the Sahel Desert to New Zealand, and Rome to Rio, Avi Salloway returns to Vermont with his band Billy Wylder for a debut show at the Basement Music Series on Saturday.As the producer of the Moonshine Music Festival at Earth …

A performing passion of piano virtuosos

EDM festival returns to Stratton Mountain

Arts and entertainment news

Celtic music for St. Patrick's Day

National News
Visit to WH grounds by Intel chairman clouds investigation

WASHINGTON — House intelligence chairman Devin Nunes went to the White House grounds to review intelligence reports and meet the secret source behind his claim that communications involving Trump associates were caught up in "incidental" …

Police: No active search for suspects in nightclub shooting

GOP struggles to govern despite a monopoly in D.C.

US Jews wrestle with arrest of Jew in bomb threats case

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Overturned tanker leaked 100 gallons of fuel

SUNDERLAND — Only a small fraction of fuel was spilled after a tanker truck overturned and closed Route 7 for hours on Monday, according to a preliminary environmental report.The driver wasn't injured when the tractor trailer left the road and …

Regional commission adopts county energy plan

BENNINGTON — Bennington County Regional Commission representatives have approved a comprehensive energy plan for the county's 13 towns and 3 villages in the region.James Sullivan, the BCRC executive director, said 16 of the commission reps had …

Town will contract with BCIC, update economic post description

BENNINGTON — The town will contract with the Bennington County Industrial Corporation (BCIC) for economic development services, a move officials say will avoid duplicated efforts. It's also expected to reduce demands on at least one town …

Hit like a girl

ARLINGTON — Kathleen Brown of Arlington is unique in many ways. She's a music teacher at Mount Anthony Union High School, a musician and a contestant in the international "Hit Like A Girl" competition. It's in its sixth year searching for a …

Bennington still has work to do

BENNINGTON — It's been five years since the publication of Healthy Vermonters 2020 was released.Since then, residents have made strides in a variety of areas of becoming healthier, but most importantly, in the areas of oral health and tobacco …
Local sports

Panthers fall in season opener

TROY, N.Y. — The Hoosick Falls boys lacrosse team came up short in its season opener on Tuesday, losing to Lansingburgh 12-9.Junior Guy Milliman scored a team-high five goals in the loss for Hoosick Falls.Senior David Everard knocked in a pair …

New coaches, new year for Panthers

HOOSICK, N.Y. — Since the Hoosick Falls girls lacrosse team became a varsity group in 2013, the Panthers have only had one coach in Lisa Ferrannini.The new season brings two new coaches into the fold in Jennifer Berry and Corie Linehan and …

Senior leadership key for Hoosick Falls

HOOSICK, N.Y. — Hoosick Falls senior Mike Sprague is supposed to be the starting goalie for the Panthers' boys lacrosse team this season, but after an injury, Sprague will not be between the pipes to begin the year. But that doesn't mean he's …

Brandmeyer leads SVC in opening meet

BRIDGEWATER, Mass. — Cold and misty conditions could not prevent the Southern Vermont College outdoor track and field team from chalking up a number of school records on Saturday as the Mountaineers charted six new program bests at Bridgewater …
World News

EU leaders converge on Rome to rekindle sense of unity

ROME (AP) — Posing with Pope Francis before Michelangelo's masterpiece "The Last Judgment" at the Vatican, European Union leaders started their weekend pilgrimage in Rome hoping that a visit to the cradle of their unity project could somehow …

London attacker cheerful, joking on eve of deadly rampage

BIRMINGHAM, England — Long before his short stints in jail turned into years behind bars, Khalid Masood was known as Adrian Elms, with a reputation for drinking and an unpredictable temper.At least twice he was convicted of violent crimes, …

UK defiant as IS claims responsibility for London attack

LONDON — Britain's prime minister defiantly declared Thursday that "we are not afraid" even as the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for an attack by a man who plowed an SUV into pedestrians on a London bridge and then stabbed a …

Who's happy, who's not: Norway tops list, US falls

OSLO, Norway — If you want to pursue happiness, grab a winter coat.A new report shows Norway is the happiest country on Earth, Americans are getting sadder, and it takes more than just money to be happy.What makes Norway and other northern …

Death toll in Peru climbs to 67 from El Nino rains, floods

LIMA, Peru — The number of people killed in Peru following intense rains and mudslides wreaking havoc around the Andean nation climbed to 67 Friday, with thousands more displaced from destroyed homes and others waiting on rooftops for …

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