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New nurses graduate from Vermont Technical College

Studied at the Bennington campus
BENNINGTON >> Thanks to hard work, the support of their families and friends, and indomitable spirit, 16 graduates of Vermont Technical College's practical nursing program are now ready to take the next step in their careers. Their accomplishments were celebrated at the college's Southwest Region Commencement at the Bennington Center for the Arts on Friday morning. Full Story
LOCAL NEWS
PFOAS: June 29 meeting on water lines, testing and more

BENNINGTON >> An upcoming meeting on PFOA will focus on water line extensions, well testing and blood clinics. The meeting will be held on June 29 at 5:30 p.m. at Bennington College's Center for the Advancement of Public Action (CAPA) Symposium. Officials say they're looking for feedback on engineering reports to extend public water in the town and village. Full Story
SPORTS
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Bisselle joins Vermont ice hockey squad for Twin State games

BBA coach Lewicki on the Vermont team's coaching staff
BENNINGTON >> This weekend, a host of Twin State matchups will be played, with the All-Star Classic ice hockey games being played today. In the girls ice hockey game, Burr and Burton senior Aggie Bisselle will play for the Vermont all-star team. Joining Bisselle on the Vermont team is BBA coach Ed Lewicki who will serve as an assistant coach for the Green Mountain state team. 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
REGION
Judge tosses out evidence in fatal DUI case against ex-cop

ST. ALBANS, VT. >> A judge has thrown out evidence against a former Burlington police officer charged with driving under the influence in a fatal crash last summer. The judge determined in an opinion filed Wednesday in St. Albans that results of 31-year-old Leanne Werner's breath test, statements made to police before her rights were read and her performance on field sobriety tests must be Full Story