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Two retailers support same environmental effort

MANCHESTER — There are many nonprofits in Vermont, but only a fraction of them are dedicated to improving and maintaining the environment. The Mountain Goat and Patagonia retailers have contributed to three local organizations' environmental …
Our Opinion: Where were the people of Bennington?

The public had a good chance Monday night to tell the government where to go and how to get there, but sadly most residents passed on it.The Bennington Select Board cleared its regular agenda to allow citizens to come in and discuss the comments on …

Our Opinion: Scott's housing plans are, mostly, on point

Our Opinion: House recount not likely to end well for Dems, Progressives

Our Opinion: Another day, another drug sweep

A Polish treat: Behind the scenes look at the paczki process

A week before Lent begins, Big Y World Class Market bakeries are busy pumping out paczki, The Polish pastry paczki, pronounced "PAWNCHI-ki" (also POONCH-ki or PUNCH-ki), is plural for paczek.

Is your doctor over-prescribing?

What kind of cherry tree did Washington fell? (If he did.)

Learn the art of makeup: 'It's a form of expression'

From Beethoven to Bennington and back again

BENNINGTON — Bennington Museum is pleased to begin the 2017 Music at the Museum concert series with "From Beethoven to Bennington and back again!" a performance by cellist Maxine Neuman and friends. Included in the musical offering is Josef …

The Prescription dance party

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Casting Oscar: Foundry creates each statuette as work of art

Aretha is retiring: Singer plans 1 more album

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Sending a message to the state

WHITINGHAM — Residents here have received a letter recommending they vote down the school budget.In the letter, the Whitingham Select Board says it is time to take a stand against the way education is funded in the state of Vermont.The Twin …

Officials mull reverse 911 in Hoosick Falls, N.Y.

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. — Officials are still exploring bringing an emergency notification system to the village.Ric DiDonato, deputy mayor and trustee, updated officials at last week's monthly trustee meeting on efforts into researching the best …

GrowIt! garden workshop returns to North Bennington

NORTH BENNINGTON — The Vermont Community Garden Network's "Grow It!" workshop is returning to North Bennington next month. The program will be held on Thursday, March 23, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Village School of North Bennington. The …

Settlement: Companies would pay $1 million to Hoosick Falls for pollution

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. — Two companies would pay about $1 million to the village under a revised settlement reached over drinking water contaminated with PFOA.The municipality would receive $1.045 million from multinational companies Honeywell …

Board wanted new approach to citizen input

BENNINGTON — Town officials wanted to avoid all the old formulas for soliciting the opinions of townspeople; they wanted something completely different.That led the Select Board late last year to sponsor a direct survey of voters — …
Local sports

Third quarter run helps Hoosick Falls advance to quarterfinals

HOOSICK, N.Y. — It was a slow start, but the No. 4 seed Hoosick Falls girls basketball team came alive in the second half of its Section II, Class B first round matchup against No. 13 seed Schuylerville, outscoring the Black Horses 23-4 in the …

Stingy Patriots shut down BBA

MANCHESTER — The Mount Anthony girls basketball team are rounding into form as the season enters its final days. They did it on both ends of the floor Monday night against Burr and Burton, holding the Bulldogs to single digits in all four …

Mountaineers dominate in win against Dean

BENNINGTON — The Southern Vermont College men's volleyball team picked up its second win of the season on Monday night, defeating Dean 3-0.SVC took the first two sets 25-17 over the Bulldogs and then claimed its second sweep of the season with …

MAU places third at state competition

VERGENNES — The Mount Anthony cheerleading team earned third place honors in Division I at the state competition on Saturday evening.Rutland placed first in Division I to claim its third-straight state championship, while Essex came in second …


National News
State lawmakers channel grief into fight against opioids

ST. PAUL, Minn. — In statehouses across the country, lawmakers with loved ones who fell victim to drugs are leading the fight against the nation's deadly opioid-abuse crisis, drawing on tragic personal experience to attack the problem.A …

Millions targeted for possible deportation under Trump rules

Flood fears renewed as California is pounded by storm

Trump taps military strategist as national security adviser

World News
Russia's ambassador to United Nations falls ill, dies at 64

NEW YORK — Russia's ambassador to the United Nations, a veteran diplomat known as a potent, savvy yet personable voice for his country's interests who could both spar and get along with his Western counterparts, fell ill and died suddenly …

Amid protests, UK lawmakers debate downgrading Trump visit

Amid protests, UK lawmakers debate downgrading Trump visit

Immigrant haven of Miami-Dade votes against sanctuary status

Conservative criticism of pope sparks rally of support

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