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Fuel truck crash closes Route 7

SUNDERLAND — A tanker truck hauling fuel overturned on Route 7 on Monday morning, closing the highway for most of the day and drawing a wide response from local and state first responders.The truck's driver was not injured in the crash, which …
Opinion
Our Opinion: Radio Shack's demise a sign of a burst bubble?

We reported last week that the Radio Shack in Bennington is closing. The employees there weren't allowed to comment on the matter, but the large "store closing" signs hung out front made the gist of the local situation pretty clear.

A victory for both Vermont and the nation

The BOE has a point; the schools have one too

Why so cold, Bernie?

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

Tired of looking out onto a snow-covered or soggy landscape? Then look in ... no, I don't mean self-reflection; that's always depressing for someone with all of my short comings, which includes questionable writing skills. I mean look at your …

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

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

Pile your plate high with pie - host your own pie contest

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

Latest news

Piano camp scholarships available

BENNINGTON — The Bennington Downtown Alliance has announced that scholarships for Bennington's internationally recognized Summer Sonatina piano camp are now available.Those who are interested in applying for the scholarships can download the …

BVSU superintendent resigns

ARLINGTON — Battenkill Valley Supervisory Union Superintendent Judith Pullinen has submitted her letter of resignation, and will become the new interim superintendent for the Rutland Southwest Supervisory Union.The superintendent submitted her …

Major investors in Putnam Block project see it as crucial for Bennington

BENNINGTON — The major investors in the Putnam Block redevelopment project say they're fully aware that more than an economic development project is at stake."Our view is that this is one of the most important economic development initiatives …

Fuel truck crash closes Route 7

SUNDERLAND — Police say it will be several more hours before Route 7 between Exits 3 and 4 is open. Emergency responders are working to clear the scene where a truck carrying 9,000 gallons of gasoline and 2,000 gallons of diesel fuel …

Sugarmakers offer taste of syrupy sweetness during Maple Open House Weekend

ARLINGTON — The Hawley family welcomed more than 1,800 visitors to XR Maple Farm on Saturday and Sunday for the annual Vermont Maple Sugar Maker Association's Maple Open House Weekend.
Local sports

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 …

Wilkins, Blair become All-Americans

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — For the second straight year, a pair of Mount Anthony wrestlers come back to Bennington as All-Americans after placing in the top eight at the National High School Coaches Association national tournament this …

North, South split at VBCA event

WINDSOR — Seniors from Mount Anthony, Burr and Burton, Arlington and Long Trail helped the South split four all-star games against the North at the annual Vermont Basketball Coaches Association all-star event at Windsor High School on …

SVC lacrosse pitches shutout

MEDFORD, Mass. — Southern Vermont College took to the road to face off against a young Newbury College team for the first time ever Saturday afternoon, and the Mountaineers kept the hosts off the board to start the New England Collegiate …
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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