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U.S. Rep. tours Putnam Block, pledges support to redevelopment project

Redevelopment: Congressman pledges his support to a local investment group
BENNINGTON >> U.S. Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., pledged his support this week to a local investment group's plan to purchase and redevelop the Putnam Block. Welch was briefed on the plan to turn the properties at the Four Corners intersection into mixed-use retail and commercial space on Wednesday morning. Full Story
Informal SVSU Act 46 student committee meets, makes progress

BENNINGTON >> Meeting for the first time, the Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union's informal Act 46 study committee made progress toward a common understanding between towns. As its first act, the board nominated and elected Jackie Prue of Bennington to be the chairwoman of the committee. She had previously served as the chairwoman of the formal Act 46 committee before it disbanded in late Full Story
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Patriots eliminated by Burlington in penalty kicks

MAU finishes the season with a 7-7-1 record
BENNINGTON >> As the day grew shorter and the cold wind stronger, the No. 8 Mount Anthony girls soccer team and No. 9 Burlington were facing off in a battle of wills. Eighty minutes passed without a winner. Then 15 more minutes and another 15, the teams deadlocked at 1-1. There's only one way to separate two teams that close — penalty kicks. Full Story
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Low Lily to present new spin on American folk music

Brattleboro based band to play on Oct. 21 at UUF
BENNINGTON — The inspiration and passion Low Lily has for making music is what makes the trio a thriving Vermont based folk-roots band. Liz Simmons, her husband Flynn Cohen and Lissa Schneckenburger bring together years of music learning, making and teaching to embody a variety of tunes that range from bluegrass to Irish, Scottish, New England, American and contemporary folk. Full Story
Fire damages vacant building, under investigation

KEENE, N.H. >> Firefighters in Keene, New Hampshire, are investigating what caused a fire at a vacant, two-story residential building. Firefighters arrived Tuesday afternoon to find heavy fire coming from the back of the building, and more were called in to help. They there's extensive damage to at least 50 percent of the 26-by-60-foot building. Full Story