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Bennington Farmers Market to recreate Old Fashioned County Fair

Bennington Farmers Market to recreate Old Fashioned Country Fair
BENNINGTON >> The Bennington Farmers Market is encouraging cooks, bakers and growers to participate in a food contest for the Sept. 10 Old Fashioned County Fair. Anytime after 10 a.m. there will be an opportunity to win heaviest tomato, longest zucchini, most bizarre vegetable and the most attractive vegetable; the latter will win popular vote. Full Story
LOCAL NEWS
Bennington Select Board reviews conflict of interest policy

BENNINGTON >> The Bennington Select Board is reviewing their conflict of interest policy, after complaints that board members did not recuse themselves when directing funds to organizations of which they were a part. "We've had a lot of comments over time about those of us who are associated with groups that are trying to be civic decision makers or civil leaders," said board member Donald Full Story
SPORTS
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Eagles look to improve from last season

Arlington opens up the season on the road against Proctor
ARLINGTON >> Last season was a rebuilding year for the Arlington girls soccer team. Now in year two under coach Aaron Wood, the Eagles are looking to continue to build off the success they had at the end of last season. "Last year was a rebuilding year for us, so this season our expectations are higher than they were last season," Wood said. Full Story
ENTERTAINMENT
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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
REGION
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Money woes follow Medicaid probe for drug lab

MONTPELIER >> A Burlington-based chain of drug-testing labs that has been a key player in Vermont's battle against opiate addiction is being investigated for alleged Medicaid fraud, a state official said Tuesday, but Burlington Labs denied any wrongdoing and blamed coding errors for any overbilling. Full Story