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Garbage on the Walloomsac

BENNINGTON — Tires, shopping carts, rugs, a cat carrier, and a television were just some of the items fished out of the Walloomsac River during this weekend's cleanup efforts.About 20 volunteers gathered over the weekend to help clean up the …
Opinion
Should they teach this in schools?

We recently ran a column authored by a local hunter and TV host, Kevin Hoyt, who argued that hunter safety courses be taught in schools. Some of the details might need finagling, but on the whole it's not a bad idea. His column got us to thinking, …

Pownal program not something to fear

Don't forget the outsiders

Save the Census

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

WASHINGTON — A peeved President Donald Trump browbeat Republican opponents of his party's reeling health care bill Monday, asserting that his predecessor's signature overhaul has meant "death" and saying the Senate's planned faceoff vote is …

Promising 'A Better Deal,' Democrats try to rebrand party

Immigrants wept, pleaded for water and pounded on the truck

Spicer abruptly resigns: Big shake-up for Trump press shop

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$200K will strengthen NSK workforce

BENNINGTON — NSK Steering Systems America will use some $200,000 awarded through a state job training and workforce development program to bolster its workforce.The site's Bennington Manufacturing Center of Excellence will "broaden the …

Green Mountain Fair returns to Manchester

MANCHESTER — The Green Mountain Fair will be returning to Manchester this weekend, with an expanded schedule of musical performances, educational demonstrations, and family entertainment.The fair is organized in conjunction with the nonprofit …

Hoosick Falls man charged with grand larceny

Banner staff HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. — A village man faces a felony charge after police said he and two others stole a car and drove it across state lines to Vermont.Edward Cook, 33 was charged with grand larceny fourth, a class E felony, …

Bennington man to remain behind bars pending trial

BURLINGTON — A Bennington man, who has been charged in U.S. District Court with possession of child pornography, is going to remain behind bars pending trial.Donald S. Hammalian Jr., 42, denied on Friday two felony counts of knowingly …

Man held after crashing stolen car

BENNINGTON — A North Adams, Mass. man arrested Friday in connection with a crash involving a stolen vehicle is being held on $10,000 bail.Gerald H. Richardson, 33, allegedly took a car without its Adams, Mass. owner's permission, struck a …
Local sports

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, …

Locals thrive in summer league

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — In the most recent run at the Empire State Takeover summer league, local players helped their team, the Next Big Thing, remain unbeaten in the league with two wins.In the first game of the night, Cambridge's Lilly Phillips …

Battle of the Borders returns

BENNINGTON — Before the inaugural Battle of the Borders AAU basketball tournament, director Hunter Stratton was confident that the event — held during the summer at both Hoosick Falls Central School and Southern Vermont College — …

Fourth inning dooms Post 13 in defeat

BENNINGTON — It was only one bad inning for Post 13 starter Wyatt Whitman on Tuesday, but it was enough to foil Bennington's chance for a victory in its final home game of the season.Whitman allowed seven runs in the fourth inning as Post 13 …
World News

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 …

Venezuela opposition calls for escalation of street protests

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan opposition leaders called Monday for escalated street protests after more than 7 million people rejected a government plan to rewrite the constitution and consolidate power over the country, which has been …

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