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Elderly woman hospitalized after Bennington house fire

Smoke inhalation: 80-year-old resident found unconscious in smoke-filled home
BENNINGTON — An elderly woman who was rescued from an early-morning house fire on Saturday has been taken to a hospital in Westchester County, N.Y. State investigators believe the structure fire that caused significant damage to 366 North Branch St. was electrical in nature and is not suspicious. Full Story
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Southwestern Vermont Health Care dedicates northshire campus at open house event

MANCHESTER — Southwestern Vermont Medical Center's (SVMC) staff dedicated the northshire campus on Sunday with a newly renovated facility, in an effort to spread awareness of primary care access in the area.

Photo Gallery | Southwestern Vermont Health Care Dedicates its Northshire Campus Full Story

SPORTS
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New England Alliance hosting tryouts

BENNINGTON — The New England Alliance Girls Fast Pitch Softball tryouts will be held at the Mount Anthony Union Middle School, located at 747 East Road, Bennington. Tryouts for U14 and U16 players are August 13 from 10 a.m. to noon, and August 20 from 10 a.m. to noon. Rain dates are the next day at the same time. Full Story
ENTERTAINMENT
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Busy weekend for Brattleboro Music Center

Northern Roots Festival on Saturday; Heath Quartet on Sunday
BRATTLEBORO — It will be a busy weekend for the Brattleboro Music Center with back to back events on Saturday and Sunday, each one deserving its own weekend in its own right. First off, BMC will present what promises to be the biggest and best ever Northern Roots Festival, a popular day-long event on Saturday, Jan. Full Story
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Police: Drunken driver was playing 'Pokemon Go' during crash

RUTLAND TOWN, VT. >> Vermont State Police say a drunken driver was playing "Pokemon Go" on his cellphone when he crashed his car. Officers responded to a report of a crash at an intersection in Rutland Town at around 8:15 a.m. Sunday. Police say 21-year-old Rutland resident Nicholas Coccia told them he was driving from Chittenden to Rutland and had been hunting Pokemon with friends. Full Story