Kaman Composites apprenticeship program bolsters workforce

09/17/2014 10:01 PM EDT
BENNINGTON -- Two Kaman Composites Structures employees have completed an apprenticeship program that the company and other officials say strengthens the local workforce. Jim Sharkey, vice president and general manager of Kaman, said four employees have been involved in the program. Three completed it with one moving to another company, while the fourth is about to finish. 
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LOCAL NEWS
Bennington, nearby NY to participate in national drug dropoff

BENNINGTON -- Local municipalities are preparing to host collection sites for the disposal of unwanted prescription medications in coordination with the National Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative. The 9th annual collection date is set for Saturday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bennington County residents can take their unused drugs to the Bennington Police Department, 118 Full Story
SPORTS
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Rutland tops Mount Anthony in MVL field hockey

BENNINGTON -- Dealing with some illness, the Mount Anthony Union High School field hockey team scored the first goal against Marble Valley League rival Rutland on Wednesday, giving the Patriots a boost 10 minutes into the contest. But Rutland, using an unrelenting and precision style of passing, scored the next three and took a 3-1 victory on the road. Full Story
ENTERTAINMENT
Postcard Perfect Bennington presentation on Sunday

On view at the Bennington Museum through October 27 is Postcard Perfect Bennington. The exhibition includes forty-one postcards of the over 800 in the museum’s collection. Picture postcards and tourism came of age together in early twentieth century Vermont. In 1907, Congress authorized postcards with space for both the address and a message on the back, leaving the front available for an Full Story
REGION
Food manufacturers seek GMO labeling injuction

BRATTLEBORO -- Contending Vermont's GMO labeling law is meant "to pacify a vocal segment of the population that opposes genetic engineering," the Grocery Manufacturers Association is asking a federal court to prevent the state from implementing Act 120 until its lawsuit against Vermont "has run its course. Full Story

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Mark Twain will return to Dorset Theatre Festival with wry comedy

Dorset Theatre Festival brings Mark Twain to town. In the summer of 1904, bare weeks after his wife died, he came to the mountains. Full Story
NATION/WORLD
Whaling meeting votes against Japan's hunt

PORTOROZ, Slovenia (AP) — An international whaling conference has voted against Japan's plans to resume whaling in the Antarctic next year, but Japan has vowed to go ahead anyway. Full Story
Man at Texas Chick-fil-A pays $1K to treat diners

ABILENE, Texas (AP) — A generous customer has paid $1,000 to pick up the tab for diners in dozens of vehicles at the drive-thru lanes of a West Texas fast-food restaurant. Full Story
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Wallenda: Spectacle, legacy inspire Chicago walk

CHICAGO (AP) — Nik Wallenda is all about spectacle, a showman who crossed Niagara Falls and an Arizona gorge on a high wire and now has his sights on Chicago's iconic skyscrapers — partly because of the city's reputation for being windy. Full Story
 
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