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Summer Sonatina piano camp 'flash mob' invades Bennington

Putting their own spin on Billy Joel classic
BENNINGTON >> Musicians from the Summer Sonatina International Piano Camp performed at the Four Corners on Friday with their own take on a Billy Joel classic. "Sing us a song of piano camp," were the lyrics that rang out in downtown Bennington on noon on Friday, as a "flash mob" consisting of Summer Sonatina students, staff, and friends closed out their season with a bang. Full Story
State says Shaftsbury responsible for bottled water, well test costs after PFOA found in landfill

Shaftsbury called responsible to provide bottled water and well tests for some
SHAFTSBURY >> The town will pay to provide bottled water and well tests for some residents after a potentially harmful chemical was found at the old landfill. The state says the town is responsible for responding to PFOA in groundwater at the site, according to Select Board Chairman Tim Scoggins. Full Story
Armored Athlete falls in TBT

PHILADELPHIA >> Armored Athlete's run in The Basketball Tournament has come to an end. The team that is coached by Southern Vermont College men's basketball coach Dan Engelstad and whose general manager is former Mount Anthony star AJ Mahar, fell to The Golden Eagles Alumni in the Super 16, 82-71. Full Story
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Busy weekend for Brattleboro Music Center

Northern Roots Festival on Saturday; Heath Quartet on Sunday
BRATTLEBORO — It will be a busy weekend for the Brattleboro Music Center with back to back events on Saturday and Sunday, each one deserving its own weekend in its own right. First off, BMC will present what promises to be the biggest and best ever Northern Roots Festival, a popular day-long event on Saturday, Jan. Full Story
Trump speech signals shift to coded race language

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. >> During the primaries, Donald Trump threw red-meat rhetoric to supporters, pledging to build a wall on the Mexico border and to ban Muslim immigrants. He even told at least one crowd that he wanted to punch a demonstrator who disrupted an event. Now that he's the GOP presidential nominee, who needs to appeal to the whole country instead of just Republicans, some Full Story