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Dozens gather for MLK vigil

BENNINGTON — Every year, citizens gather at the Four Corners of Bennington on Martin Luther King Day to hold a candlelight vigil in memory of his struggle and in celebration of his life. This year's turnout, however, dwarfed the expectations …
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Revelers, rally-goers to clog DC for Trump's inauguration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to clog the nation's capital for Donald Trump's inauguration and a major demonstration the day after, but how many will actually arrive to party or protest is an open …

Thousands rally to resist Republican health law repeal drive

What does Trumpcare look like?

Outgoing CIA chief rips Trump on Russia threat

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Break-in reported at Iron Kettle Restaurant

SHAFTSBURY — State police report a burglary overnight at the Iron Kettle Motel on Route 7A in Shaftsbury.Trooper Benjamin Barton said in a release that the break occurred sometime between 11 p.m. on Saturday to 8 a.m. on Sunday.He said police …

Wilmington town manager resigns

WILMINGTON — Scott Murphy is stepping down as town manager."I have given the Wilmington Select Board my resignation, effective when the current contract expires," Murphy said, referring to February 2018.Murphy said the Select Board has asked …

Shaftsbury faces looming budget decision on CO2 fix

SHAFTSBURY — The Shaftsbury School Board is seeking ways to address the school's CO2 problems without putting too much strain on the school's budget.As it stands now, according to a report made by Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union finance …

New round of workshops and keynote at 3rd annual Youth Summit

BENNINGTON — For the third year in a row, a local youth group is dedicating an entire day to embarking on a healthy state of mind.The Teens 4 Change Youth Summit at Mount Anthony Union High School returns on Feb. 23 with similar workshops and …

Pownal board struggles with ballot question on new town hall

POWNAL — The Select Board appears close to asking voters at the March annual meeting to fund a new town offices building, costing in the neighborhood of $1 million.If the proposal reaches that stage, it would mark the first opportunity voters …
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Ski industry targeting millennials

WILMINGTON, N.Y. — When Aaron Kellett peers out the window of his office at Whiteface Mountain, these days he's usually smiling."My office is right next to our beginner trail, and when I look out I see people on our beginner trail," said the …

Toy sellers and makers offer more options for autistic kids

NEW YORK (AP) — Toy stores, with bright lights, loud sounds and crowded aisles, can be hard to manage for children with autism or other sensory issues. For parents, finding toys that match their kids' skill sets and will hold their attention …

Fishing groups in 4 states seek Atlantic wind farm delay

MINEOLA, N.Y. — Commercial fishing companies, trade groups and seaport communities in four states have asked a court to stop the federal government from auctioning off the rights to develop a huge offshore windfarm in the Atlantic Ocean …

More than 200 Christmas wreaths stolen from Maine farm

ALFRED, Maine (AP) - Hundreds of holiday wreaths have been stolen from a Maine farm. Gile's Family Farm owner Frank Boucher said Monday that someone stole a trailer containing more than 200 wreaths from behind the Alfred business sometime …
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Patriots soar past Hoosick Falls

HOOSICK, N.Y. — In the second showdown between the Mount Anthony and Hoosick Falls boys basketball teams, there were was no comeback or crazy ending to speak of. Instead, Monday night's game showcased MAU continuing its strong play from the …

MAU takes last shot to knock out Danbury

Marauders compete in N.Y. meet

Patriots win streak snapped by Redhawks

Food
Chicken and vegetable stir-fry is simple, flavorful

After the holidays, our appetites can go in a couple of different directions. On the one hand, after a steady diet of stuffed birds and figgy puddings, we seek something lighter, something that feels clean and simple. On the other hand, it's cold …

Fresh linguine with shrimp and peas will wow guests

What foods will be big in the Berkshires in 2017?

Robin Anish: The answer to your winter woes? Canned fruit

Entertainment
Bringing students young and old together through art

BENNINGTON — Southern Vermont College will be hosting a local artist for the spring term. Renee Bouchard starts her Visiting Artist in Residence semester as an exhibitor and instructor on Jan. 20. Her new work, "We the People" will be …

Two different styles produce a unique sound

Classic movie series to open at Oldcastle

Basement Music Series is back, here's this year's lineup

Arts and entertainment briefs

Opinion
Now what?

What would have happened if Alabama Gov. George Wallace had won the White House in 1968? We're about to find out. Wallace and Donald Trump have a lot in common, after all. Populists? Check. Bigots? Check. Loved by underemployed, angry …

Our Opinion: States' voters act on campaign finance reform

Graves Registry: The long road is still winding

Speaking of Religion: Life, Death and Halloween

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