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$20 million from Saint-Gobain will connect 200 homes to town water

NORTH BENNINGTON — Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics has agreed to pay for about $20 million in water line extensions to homes in a PFOA contamination zone around the former ChemFab Corp. plant it once owned.Gov. Phil Scott, Attorney General …
Opinion
Coming to terms with Act 46

Over the last 18 months every aspect of Act 46 and how it could affect the Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union and its students has been debated ad nauseam. But whether or not you believe consolidation will benefit the region or not, one thing is …

Should they teach this in schools?

Pownal program not something to fear

Don't forget the outsiders

Lifestyles
Get the most from your primary care visit

With all the talk of health care reform dominating the news and halls of government for the better part of the last decade, much can be done to help wellness without fancy legislation, or costing billions of dollars. Doctors at the grass-roots of …

Keep your kids cool with these sweet treats

Thom Smith | Naturewatch: Lone mother goose spotted raising brood of ducklings

Protecting young bodies, brains from toxic stress

Entertainment
New Orleans sound jazzes up Stratton

STRATTON -- The sound of New Orleans and Cuba could be heard all the way up north at Stratton Mountain over the weekend as the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, led by Ben Jaffe, performed before the mountain's summer concert lovers. The septet, minus …

Dorset's "Baskerville" is howl-inducing

Living Room Theatre's "Adam and Evie" speaks to love

North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show begins

"Sunset Bliss" wins lifestyle photo contest

National News
Official: Driver in smuggling attempt part of larger group

SAN ANTONIO — Investigators believe a truck driver accused in the deaths of 10 people found inside a packed, sweltering tractor-trailer is just one member of a larger organization involved in human smuggling that they are looking to identify …

Senate opens 'Obamacare' debate at last but outcome in doubt

Trump cranks up heat on Sessions, says "time will tell" fate

Trump says upcoming health vote is GOP's chance to keep vow

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New minister sees `thoughtful and caring' community

BENNINGTON — The Rev. Kathy Duhon began serving the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Bennington as part time minister on July 1. She is in the pulpit on the first and third Sundays of the month. "It's active. It's got lots of things going …

Man sentenced for drug trafficking

BENNINGTON — A man charged with drug trafficking after police arrested him last fall with nearly 500 bags of heroin has been sentenced to serve at least 18 months in prison.Officers arrested John D. Petteys Jr., 23, on Oct. 30, 2016 after they …

Tax rate set, Increase driven by agency requests

BENNINGTON — The overall municipal tax rate is going up 4.8 percent over the previous year, an increase officials say was driven by funding requests from agencies.Select Board members on Monday approved tax rates for the town's general, …

How to talk politics without burning bridges

MANCHESTER — How do you talk politics these days without starting a fight? About 100 folks in Manchester tried to figure that out Monday. The event, held at the Manchester Community Library and titled "Can We Talk?" brought together community …

Tractor trailer brakes catch fire

BENNINGTON — Traffic on Route 9 was delayed near the intersection with Route 279 Tuesday afternoon when a tractor trailer's brakes caught fire coming into town from Woodford.The Bennington Village Fire Department responded to the call, which …
Local sports

Goldsmith tournament coming soon

BENNINGTON — The annual Lee Goldsmith Memorial Soccer Tournament will take place on August 12 at Willow Park.Players have to be enrolled in high school as of September and only all-male or co-ed teams are allowed.Each team has six field …

Hoosick Falls tops at tournament

The Hoosick Falls girls varsity team won their bracket at the 5th annual Battle of the Borders basketball tournament that took place this weekend at Hoosick Falls Central School and Southern Vermont College. Hoosick won their first game against …

Local Roundup: Hoosick Falls girls varsity wins bracket at Battle of the Borders

HOOSICK, N.Y. — The Hoosick Falls girls varsity team won their bracket at the 5th annual Battle of the Borders basketball tournament that took place this weekend at Hoosick Falls Central School and Southern Vermont College.

Armored Athlete falls in regional final

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — In the 2017 edition of The Basketball Tournament, the No. 4 seed in the West Region, Armored Athlete, reached the regional final again.This time, Armored Athlete trailed throughout against No. 6 and upset-minded Challenge ALS, …
World News

Charlie Gard's parents ask court to let him die at home

LONDON — Charlie Gard's parents know their treasured son is about to die. They have one final wish — to take him home, put him to bed and kiss him goodbye.The mother of the critically ill baby at the center of an international medical …

Israel, Jordan end diplomatic standoff over embassy shooting

JERUSALEM — Israel and Jordan resolved a diplomatic standoff late Monday after a day of high-level negotiations that ended with the evacuation of Israeli Embassy staff from their base in Jordan to Israel.The crisis had been triggered by a …

They escaped Islamic State's bastion, but remain terrified

AIN ISSA, Syria — They have escaped their hold, but displaced residents of Raqqa still fear the militants of the Islamic State group, terrified they will return and seek revenge for defeats.In one of the largest camps housing those who fled …

Palestinians clash with Israel police at Jerusalem holy site

JERUSALEM — Palestinians clashed with Israeli security forces near a contested Jerusalem shrine after Muslim worshippers massed outside for evening prayers on Thursday as tensions over the holy site escalated further.Israel police spokeswoman …

Venezuela strike erupts into sporadic violence

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A nationwide strike against plans to rewrite the constitution shut down much of Venezuelan's capital Thursday before erupting into sporadic violence when protesters clashed with riot police and burned a post office …

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