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Dental clinic planned in SVMC Medical Office Building

BENNINGTON — Hoping to address a significant need in the Bennington area, Southwestern Vermont Health Care is planning a dental care facility in the medical offices building on the campus of the local hospital.According to the proposal, which …
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Trump begins first week in office with outreach

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is set to meet with congressional leaders from both parties to discuss his agenda, as he enters his first official week in the White House and works to begin delivering on his ambitious campaign …

Rubio faces moment of truth on secretary of state vote

Trump's 'war with the media' raises questions of trust

Inauguration coverage shows deep divisions remain

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Man charged with fleeing police to avoid DUI

BENNINGTON — A Dorset man is facing several criminal charges after he crashed his truck while fleeing from police, all because he didn't want to get pulled over for drinking and driving.Adin Cornell, 23, pleaded not guilty Monday in Vermont …

Business group to become non-profit

MANCHESTER — After two public forums and roughly six months of discussion, a business group in town has moved forward to become a public entity.Manchester Business Association, Inc. — formerly referred to as Destination Manchester …

UCS' programs succeed, funds still limited

BENNINGTON—What used to be an agency with a reputation for having a call wait list, its no longer the case for United Counseling Services. At the annual breakfast meeting on Monday, Rose Schatz, coordinator for the Universal Access Program, …

Stratton Foundation reaches $1 million to support families in poverty

STRATTON — It wasn't its biggest fundraising year, but a milestone was met at the 5th annual "24 Hours of Stratton" earlier this month for the Stratton Foundation.Presented by Southwestern Vermont Medical Center and Dartmouth Hitchcock Putnam …

Mighty Food Farm finds new home in Shaftsbury

SHAFTSBURY — Ever since Lisa MacDougall founded Mighty Food Farm in Pownal a decade ago, she dreamed she'd someday own her own land.After a mighty move, that dream is now a reality: MacDougall, through help from the Vermont Land Trust, now …
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Ski industry targeting millennials

WILMINGTON, N.Y. — When Aaron Kellett peers out the window of his office at Whiteface Mountain, these days he's usually smiling."My office is right next to our beginner trail, and when I look out I see people on our beginner trail," said the …

Toy sellers and makers offer more options for autistic kids

NEW YORK (AP) — Toy stores, with bright lights, loud sounds and crowded aisles, can be hard to manage for children with autism or other sensory issues. For parents, finding toys that match their kids' skill sets and will hold their attention …

Fishing groups in 4 states seek Atlantic wind farm delay

MINEOLA, N.Y. — Commercial fishing companies, trade groups and seaport communities in four states have asked a court to stop the federal government from auctioning off the rights to develop a huge offshore windfarm in the Atlantic Ocean …

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 …

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MAU perfect at Springfield Quad

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — The Mount Anthony wrestling team was a perfect 4-0 on Saturday at the Springfield Quad meet.The Patriots shut out Keene, N.H., 84-0, then beat Shawsheen 63-8. North Attleboro was the next opponent to go down, 64-3 and then …

Rebels take crown at 'Dominate the Dance Floor'

Saturday's local schedule

Mount Anthony takes down Hornets

Food
In 2017, spiralize your veggies for a fresh take on faux pasta

When you look at the Google Trends graph for "spiralizer," you'll see two abrupt peaks in Google's line graph, which rams upward starting around January 2015. The next peak? Early January 2016. And the next? The first week of 2017. It seems we've …

Vietnam inspires a healthy chicken salad

'Oxford Companion to Cheese' leaves few holes in story of ancient food

Bruschetta, 3 ways, for a satisfying main dish

Entertainment
"What Do You Do With a Kinkajou?" gets an update

EAST DORSET — While Alice Gilborn attended college in Massachusetts — some 2,000 miles away from home — her mother wrote to her about the many wild and domesticated animals that still roamed her family's land in Littleton, …

Waxing Poetic: Savoring our experiences

"Alice in Wonderland" comes to Dorset

Bringing students young and old together through art

Two different styles produce a unique sound

Opinion
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 …

Our Opinion: States' voters act on campaign finance reform

Graves Registry: The long road is still winding

Speaking of Religion: Life, Death and Halloween

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