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Bennington School students celebrate end of collaboration with tea party

10/20/2014 10:20 PM EDT
NORTH BENNINGTON -- Students from The Bennington School on Monday celebrated the conclusion of a six-week program with the Vermont Arts Exchange and the Hiland Hall Garden with a tea party. "We wanted to celebrate and a lot of the girls had said that they'd never had a tea party; so I said, okay, floppy hats, let's do this up," said Kristen Blaker, who represents both the 
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Bennington College files suit after purchase doesn't meet expectations
10/20/2014 10:14 PM EDT - BENNINGTON -- Bennington College has brought suit against a St. Louis-based manufacturer of environmental chambers after four chambers the company installed allegedly did not meet specifications. The college on Oct. 16 filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for Vermont against Darwin Chambers Company, asking for a declaratory judgment regarding its rights concerning the termination Full Story

Man who broke in to CDC gets jail time
10/20/2014 10:13 PM EDT - BENNINGTON -- One of the two men accused of breaking in to the Southwest Vermont Career Development Center last October, was sentenced earlier this month to serve two years in prison. Matthew Adrion, 24, of Petersburgh, N.Y., pleaded guilty on Oct. 8 in Vermont Superior Court to a felony charge of burglary, and misdemeanor false information to police. Full Story

Woman accused of using man's credit cards to pay tickets
10/20/2014 10:13 PM EDT - BENNINGTON -- A Pownal woman is being accused of using a man's credit cards to pay off several hundred dollars in traffic fines and make other purchases without his permission. Kristy Prouty, 33, pleaded not guilty Monday in Vermont Superior Court to a felony count of identity theft, and misdemeanor charges of false tokens, and petit larceny. Full Story

Man pleads no contest to crash, damaging property
10/20/2014 10:12 PM EDT - BENNINGTON -- An Arlington man pleaded no contest Monday in Vermont Superior Court to driving off the road in Dorset in August and damaging tents on Church Street. Matthew Arena, 34, pleaded not contest to two misdemeanor counts of leaving the scene of a crash with property damage. The state dismissed a third such count. Full Story

IBM to pay $1.5B to shed its costly chip division
10/20/2014 10:25 AM EDT - NEW YORK -- IBM will pay $1.5 billion to Globalfoundries in order to shed its costly chip division. Full Story

Shumlin: IBM plant to stay in Vermont under sale
10/20/2014 12:45 PM EDT - BURLINGTON (AP) - Gov. Peter Shumlin said Monday the plan by IBM to sell its microelectronics plant in Essex Junction is good news because the company that hopes to buy it is a leader in the computer chip manufacturing industry. Full Story

Vermont wins grant for connecting renewables
10/20/2014 08:30 AM EDT - MONTPELIER (AP) - The state of Vermont has won a nearly quarter-million-dollar grant to help promote connecting renewable energy projects to the state's electric grid. Full Story

Vermont VA hospital recognizing homeless vets
10/20/2014 08:29 AM EDT - WHITE RIVER JUNCTION (AP) - Vermont's Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in White River Junction is going to be hosting an event for homeless veterans. Full Story

Beyond GoPro: Skiers and snowboarders can measure everything with apps, hardware
10/20/2014 02:17 PM EDT - A growing number of mobile apps, high-tech goggles and other digital devices that can measure with precision all of a skier or snowboarder's moves down a mountain, allowing winter sport athletes to push their limits with gadgets -- possibly even Google Glass -- that offer a wealth of data about their technique on the trail. Full Story

Convicted murderer sues state over prison porn ban

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A convicted murderer sentenced to more than a half-century behind bars is suing the state of Connecticut, saying its ban on pornography in prison violates his constitutional rights. Full Story
Argentina demands 'Top Gear' apology from BBC

LONDON (AP) — Argentina's ambassador to Britain is demanding an apology from the BBC over an ill-fated trip by car show "Top Gear" to the South American country. Full Story