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Mayfest blessed with good weather

BENNINGTON — Main Street was packed with thousands of visitors on Saturday afternoon for the 32nd annual Mayfest street festival.The event was hosted by the Bennington Downtown Alliance organization with the help of hundreds of volunteers. The …
Opinion
Four Corners compass shows us the way

Oftentimes it's not the art itself that's important, it's what lies behind it. Bennington's iconic Four Corners now sports in its center a North Star compass with a piano key motif. It was put there Tuesday night, the culmination of several months …

Kicking the pot down the road

Left out again, no Bennington County reps on opioid council

Police checkpoints, fair or fascist?

Lifestyles
Backyard flights of fancy: Hobbits, dragons, pirates, oh my!

Many a kid (and grown-up) has dreamed of having a magical playhouse. If you've got more cash than carpentry skills, there are creative entepreneurs who specialize in bringing those storybook flights of fancy alive with Hobbit holes, treehouses, …

Support pollination and plant a buzzworthy garden

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For Mother's Day, turn a simple vase into a work of art

Entertainment
Local artist to exhibit work at Brown Cow Cafe

BENNINGTON — The Vermont Arts Exchange will open a new art exhibit at the Brown Cow Cafe on June 2, featuring the drawings and paintings of local artist Joey Bishop.Bishop was born in Bennington in 1960, and at a young age attended the Brandon …

Oldcastle Theatre lands safely in "Shipwrecked!"

VAE and Head Start wrap up 2017 arts partnership

Author Roland Merullo comes to Northshire Bookstore

Dorset Players wrap up season with hit musical

National News
Has Memorial Day lost its meaning?

ANNVILLE — Allison Jaslow heard it more than once as the long holiday weekend approached — a cheerful "Happy Memorial Day!" from oblivious well-wishers.The former Army captain and Iraq War veteran had a ready reply, telling them, …

Alabama officials raced clock to execute convicted murderer

Trump pushes on terror, listens on climate at G-7

GOP House hopeful keeps low profile after assault charge

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Car, motorcycle collide in downtown area

@benningtonbanner.comBENNINGTON — The Bennington Police Department responded to a collision between a motorcycle and car in downtown Bennington on Saturday.The crash occurred around 1 p.m. at the intersection of Main Street and Branch Street, …

Zuckerman working into new political role

@benningtonbanner.comBENNINGTON — Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman is working his way into a uniquely different governmental role this year.Amid a standoff between Republican Gov. Phil Scott and Democratic legislative leaders over teacher health …

Farmers Market kicks off 2017 season

@benningtonbanner.comMANCHESTER — The Manchester Farmers market kicked off its 17th season on Thursday, May 25th, at Adams Park.The Farmers Market offers community connections amidst music, activities, and a plethora of local produce. …

Crash due to distracted driving

@benningtonbanner.comBENNINGTON — Vermont State Police report that a car crash on Route 7A in Shaftsbury on Saturday was caused by distracted driving.Late Saturday morning Kaleigh Ward, 17, of Arlington, was traveling southbound on 7A when her …

Dozens call for universal health care

BENNINGTON — Dozens of supporters of universal health care turned out to the River Street fire facility on Friday night, calling for the implementation of Vermont's "Healthcare for All" law.High-quality, consistent care, would make for a more …
Local sports

Cambridge runner fourth at Vermont City Marathon

BURLINGTON — Cambridge's Jessica Bashaw was the fourth highest finishing woman at the Vermont City Marathon in Burlington on Sunday.Bashaw was 72nd overall across the finish line, completing the 26.2-mile course in 3 hours, 1 minute and 23 …

OPI back to honor fallen friend in TBT

BENNINGTON — A bond of friendship that started in sixth grade continues to this day for Kyle Callanan and the late Owen Iannotti. Memories of their friendship, including playing football and basketball together throughout their time at Mount …

Two for one: Patriots best Brattleboro twice

MANCHESTER — With their Senior Day game moved from Mount Anthony to Burr and Burton because of all-day rain, things were a bit odd for the MAU boys lacrosse team's last matchup of the year against Brattleboro on Friday.But the quick change in …

10th annual Coach Baker weekend coming soon

HOOSICK, N.Y. — The committee for the Coach Baker Fund is pleased to announce the 10th annual weekend of events. This year's events in honor of the late coach Ken Baker of Hoosick Falls and Cambridge who passed away in 2008 will take place on …
World News

At least 28 killed in ambush attack on Christians in Egypt

CAIRO — Masked gunmen ambushed a bus carrying Coptic Christians to a monastery south of Cairo on Friday, killing at least 28 people, and Egypt responded by launching airstrikes against what it said were militant training bases in …

UK Labour leader links terror to wars as campaign resumes

LONDON — Four days after a suicide bombing plunged Britain into mourning, political campaigning for a general election in two weeks resumed Friday with the main opposition leader linking acts of terrorism at home to foreign wars like the one …

Iraqis demand 'justice' after US probe into Mosul strike

MOSUL, Iraq — Little has changed at the scene of the al-Jadida airstrike that killed more than 100 civilians more than two months ago and ratcheted up pressure on the U.S.-led coalition to address allegations of mounting civilian casualties in …

Trump chastises NATO, vows to crackdown on leaks

BRUSSELS — With long-standing European alliances facing new strain, President Donald Trump chastised NATO member nations for not paying their fair share to protect the long-standing pact and declined to explicitly endorse its mutual defense …

Raids, arrests as on-edge UK seeks 'network' of attackers

MANCHESTER, England — Security forces rounded up more suspects Wednesday in the deadly Manchester concert blast and soldiers fanned out across the country to national landmarks as an on-edge Britain tried to thwart the possibility of …

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