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Former vets home resident donates $100k for new pavilion

BENNINGTON - The Vermont Veterans Home will be getting a new pavilion in the coming months, and it will be named after the man who made it possible. Alan Gibney, who lived at the home and passed away in 2014 after a battle with amyotrophic …
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Rhode Island School of Design works with NASA on Mars suit

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - When scientists are trying to figure out how to live in near-isolation in a dome to simulate a Mars mission, the last thing they'll need is an ill-fitting space suit. So one of the nation's top design schools has come to the …

Stopgap spending bill to be unveiled as Congress finishes up

Trump taps Carson to head HUD

Questions and answers on what's next for Dakota Access pipeline

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Stratton: Thankful for fresh snow

SOUTH LONDONDERRY-Something that skiers and snowboarders might be thankful for every year at the dinner table is fresh snow. Many took to the mountains of southern Vermont on the day after Thanksgiving this year. A lack of powder last year as …

Build off what you got, says expert to Manchester

MANCHESTER - Build off what you've got, and your community can stand out, according to a development expert who will be giving a presentation on Wednesday. Ed McMahon is a senior resident fellow at the Urban Land Institute in Washington, D.C. …

Despite looming uncertainty, Act 46 committee moves towards finalizing articles

BENNINGTON - Draft articles of an agreement on a merger under Act 46 are almost ready for legal review, but some members of the Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union's exploratory committee feel the process is a waste of time. Last Thursday's …

New rule prohibits smoking in public housing

BENNINGTON - The federal government is pushing to ban smoking from public, multi-unit housing developments. The new federal regulation will impact thousands of Americans over the next year and a half, however many of the places in Bennington …

New SVAC president wants to boost membership

MANCHESTER - In order to address the decline of nonprofit support and to increase campus utilization, new Southern Vermont Arts Center board president Judi McCormick plans to …
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More than 200 Christmas wreaths stolen from Maine farm

ALFRED, Maine (AP) - Hundreds of holiday wreaths have been stolen from a Maine farm. Gile's Family Farm owner Frank Boucher said Monday that someone stole a trailer containing more than 200 wreaths from behind the Alfred business sometime …

Skiing Santas tackle the slopes in Maine for annual charity

NEWRY, Maine - Whether he's called Santa Claus, Father Christmas or Pere Noel, he had a slew of jolly, red-suited lookalikes hit the ski slopes on Sunday in Maine. About 180 Saint Nick wannabes participated in the …

Colchester man faces charges of hunting from truck

CAMBRIDGE, Vt. (AP) - A Colchester man is facing charges of shooting deer from the road while in his truck. State game wardens say they placed a fake deer in Cambridge on Sunday after getting complaints of people shooting at deer from a road. …

US to protect Northeast turtles as part of bigger project

MONTPELIER - An expanded federal program to improve wildlife habitat on private agricultural land could help preserve three species of rare turtles in New England and New York, including two types of turtles found in Vermont, officials said Monday. …
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After semifinal run last season, Cambridge girls a mystery heading into 2016-17

CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. - Last season, the Cambridge girls basketball team made a run to the Section II, Class C semifinal, finishing the year 15-8, but that was then. "For a long time we've talked about being young, last year we finally weren't," said …

Castleton, Legacy win first tournament

Eagles ready to go for opening night

Solid nucleus returns as Cambridge boys basketball begins season

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Now what?

What would have happened if Alabama Gov. George Wallace had won the White House in 1968? We're about to find out. Wallace and Donald Trump have a lot in common, after all. Populists? Check. Bigots? Check. Loved by underemployed, angry …

States' voters act on campaign finance reform

Graves Registry: The long road is still winding

Speaking of Religion: Life, Death and Halloween

Food
Chewy molasses cookies are perfect for the holidays

Holidays equal platters and tins of festive-looking cookies. Cookies with colored icing, cookies with sprinkles, cookies with fillings, cookies with layers. An artistic cookie display is a thing of beauty, that I'll not argue, but I'll reach …

Make chocolate rosemary biscotti for a snack or a gift

Sneaky ingredient makes fondue that's healthy

Robin Anish | The Table is Set: Calm your soul with this hearty soup

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American roots to touch souls, fight homelessness

BENNINGTON - Touching the soul of the audience is what musician Susanne Salem-Schatz said she hopes to do while performing with her partner Martin Grosswendt. The musicians will play American roots, early blues and old-time honky-tonk songs on …

Band to rock a wide variety of genres at Masonic Hall in Bennington

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Beyonce thrills CMA Awards crowd with surprise turn

Oldcastle brings back popular show for Veterans Day

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