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Key Bennington intersection now host to special design

BENNINGTON — You'll never be lost at Four Corners.Those who pass through the prominent downtown intersection are now guided by a North Star compass bordered by piano keys in a design painted onto the pavement.It's a new public art piece that …
Opinion
Kicking the pot down the road

Governor Phil Scott held off on ending some of Vermont's failed marijuana prohibition laws Wednesday, but said if the Legislature can make a few tweaks to S. 22 there may be a "path forward" in June during the veto session. The legalization would …

Left out again, no Bennington County reps on opioid council

Police checkpoints, fair or fascist?

A giant leap backwards

Lifestyles
Backyard flights of fancy: Hobbits, dragons, pirates, oh my!

Many a kid (and grown-up) has dreamed of having a magical playhouse. If you've got more cash than carpentry skills, there are creative entepreneurs who specialize in bringing those storybook flights of fancy alive with Hobbit holes, treehouses, …

Try these extreme hot dogs

Ron Kujawski | Garden Journal: Summer-flowering bulbs add color to garden

Support pollination and plant a buzzworthy garden

Entertainment
Oldcastle Theatre lands safely in "Shipwrecked!"

BENNINGTON — As I sat in Oldcastle Theatre Company soaking up the opening production of the 2017 season, "Shipwrecked! An Entertainment: The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougement (As Told By Himself)," I confirmed how difficult it is for regional theatre to kick off in May, and lamented the thin audience on my night of attendance.

VAE and Head Start wrap up 2017 arts partnership

Author Roland Merullo comes to Northshire Bookstore

Dorset Players wrap up season with hit musical

Folk band to perform at Meetinghouse Cafe

National News
Trump budget faces Dem opposition, GOP doubts about math

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's budget chief delivered a spirited defense of the plan's deep spending cuts, but his agriculture secretary offered only a half-hearted endorsement of proposed reductions to farm subsidies and food stamps.A …

Trump, Francis: After clashing, a search for common ground

Trump budget promises balance in decade, relies on deep cuts

Trump to Muslims on first foreign trip: Drive out terrorists

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Bearing the brunt of the Cold War

@manchesterjournal.comMANCHESTER — The Cold War ended without the United States and the Soviet Union fighting the nuclear war for which they had armed themselves to the teeth.But many of the men and women who served in the U.S. Armed Forces in …

Volatile Futures/Earthly Matters conference ties science and politics

BENNINGTON — The future of our earth and the societies it hosts is a poignant question for scientists and policymakers alike. This weekend, the Volatile Futures/Earthly Matters Conference at Bennington College will take a closer look at the …

Manchester's retail identity crisis

MANCHESTER — Manchester may be tucked away in the Green Mountains, but it's become painfully clear that the town's economy is not as insulated.In fact, Manchester has reflected national trends almost exactly when it comes to a "retail bubble …

Hoosick bond bill clears senate

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. — The New York State Senate has passed a bill that aims to help the village recover expenses and lost revenue from responding to water contamination.The bill would authorize the village to issue a bond worth up to $1.5 …

New Green Mountain pastor emphasizes 'good' news

BENNINGTON — Dustin Bell came completely across the country to become the new pastor in March at the Green Mountain Christian Center.He's not a native Vermonter. "Nope, I'm originally from the West Coast," he said in a recent interview, "born …
Local sports

Thursday's local schedule

BASEBALL:BBA vs Hartford, 4:30 p.m. at Hartford HSArlington vs Black River, 4:30 p.m. at Black River HSSOFTBALL:BBA vs Black River, 4:30 p.m. at Dorsey ParkBOYS LACROSSE:Mount Anthony vs Rutland, 4:30 p.m. at MAUNo. 2 Cambridge vs No. 3 …

Bulldogs continue to roll; battle off Colonels

MANCHESTER — There has been plenty of offense to go around for the Burr and Burton baseball team over this past week. The Bulldogs scratched out seven runs its 7-4 victory over Brattleboro on Tuesday afternoon, bringing its run total to 38 …

BBA soars past rival MAU on Senior Night

MANCHESTER — It was a great end to the regular season for the Burr and Burton boys lacrosse team as the Bulldogs defeated rival Mount Anthony 11-6 on Tuesday night at Applejack Field.The Bulldogs jumped out to an 8-1 lead going into halftime …

Wednesday's local schedule

BASEBALL:Mount Anthony vs Rutland, 4:30 p.m. at MAUSOFTBALL:Mount Anthony vs Rutland, 4:30 p.m. at Rutland HSGIRLS LACROSSE:Mount Anthony vs Rutland, 4:30 p.m. at MAUTENNIS:Mount Anthony girls vs Bellows Falls, 4:30 p.m. at Bennington Recreation …
World News

Raids, arrests as on-edge UK seeks 'network' of attackers

MANCHESTER, England — Security forces rounded up more suspects Wednesday in the deadly Manchester concert blast and soldiers fanned out across the country to national landmarks as an on-edge Britain tried to thwart the possibility of …

Manchester police hunt for accomplices after concert blast

MANCHESTER, England — As investigators hunted for possible accomplices of a suicide bomber, thousands of people poured into the streets of Manchester in a vigil Tuesday for victims of a blast that bathed a pop concert in blood — the …

Iran's president criticizes US after Trump's sharp words

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's newly re-elected President Hassan Rouhani took barbed swipes at the U.S. and its ally Saudi Arabia on Monday, hitting back at both a day after President Donald Trump used his first foreign trip to the kingdom to call for …

Pope strikes again with cold-call visits to bless homes

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The cold-call pope has struck again, with Pope Francis surprising a dozen families with an afternoon visit to their homes to perform an annual springtime blessing.Francis played the role of parish priest Friday as he rang …

Shrines mark tragedy on Greece's deadly roads

EFYRA, Greece (AP) — On a long, straight stretch of rural road in southern Greece, a little reminder of death stands among the long grass.Flanked by plastic flowers and illuminated after sunset by solar-powered lights, such miniature shrines …

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