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Bennington Elementary summer program ends on high note

BENNINGTON >> Bennington Elementary closed out their summer program with a day full of fun activities on Thursday. Mary Monick, who operates the program and works at the school as a paraeducator during the year, said that the summer camp has been more popular this year than in recent years. "We've had a lor more kids than usual," she said, "It's been great. Full Story
LOCAL NEWS
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No-drink order lifted on a Pownal public water system; Shumlin to visit on Monday

A no-drink order on Pownal Fire District No. 2 has been lifted
POWNAL >> Residents who drank bottled water for months after a potentially harmful chemical turned up in a municipal water system can again drink from the tap. Test results show a new filter is removing PFOA from water from the Pownal Fire District No. 2, Gov. Peter Shumlin's office announced on Thursday afternoon. Full Story
SPORTS
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Marauders prepare for districts

Bennington looks to win the small division at SVSL
BENNINGTON >> The final two weeks of the summer season have come for the Bennington Marauders, but there is still work to be done for the Bennington swim team. "We're at the end of our season, but there are still some goals that our kids are striving for," said Marauders coach Nicole Goswami. "Some kids are still trying to qualify for state, while our swimmers are looking to place at 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
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Rutland area resident seeks to charter local NAACP chapter

Tabitha Pohl-Moore grew up in a racially diverse family, the daughter of a white mother and black father. But now raising her own children in Rutland County, she's living in an area that's even more Caucasian — 96.8 percent — than the state as a whole, which is second only to Maine as the nation's whitest based on a census figure of 94. Full Story