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Democracy Now! Anchor Speaks at Bennington College

BENNINGTON — After over twenty years reporting on the events that shape our nation, Amy Goodman has plenty to say about the state of American politics.On Thursday the Democracy Now! host joined Bennington College students and community members …
Opinion
A quiet year in the Legislature?

Depending on who you ask, it's been a relatively quiet year in the Legislature. "It almost like even before the session started we all kind of got this grim reality, we don't know what kind of federal cuts are going to come down," said House Rep. …

Stand up and fight for your national monuments

New painkiller prescription rules a good start

Number one in ticks, but probably not for long

Lifestyles
Are you a new college grad? Weigh your health insurance options carefully

As graduation approaches for thousands of young adults this spring, sorting out your health insurance options may seem more daunting than any political economics problem you came up against at school. You may not think it's a high priority, but …

What's the secret behind the flavors at SoCo Creamery?

Ron Kujawski | Garden Journal: Plant a tree on Arbor Day

Could the Henrietta Lacks case happen today?

Entertainment
Remember this (stage) name: WAM.

BERKSHIRE COUNTY, Mass. - Its name makes one think of impact, as in a knockout punch in a boxing ring - WAM.But the relatively youthful professional theater company nestled in the Berkshires pursues another type of impact. It wants to make the world …

M'Balia and Thom Loubet to play Pangaea

Local duo welcomes Jack Williams in concert

Best-selling author Grisham to visit Northshire Bookstore

Blair Crimmins and the Hookers to perform at Masonic Hall

National News
Robots, high-tech tools join battle against invasive species

WASHINGTON — A robot zaps and vacuums up venomous lionfish in Bermuda. A helicopter pelts Guam's trees with poison-baited dead mice to fight the voracious brown tree snake. A special boat with giant winglike nets stuns and catches Asian carp …

Trump tax plan: Relief for his voters but lots of unknowns

Trump team softens war talk, vows other pressure on N. Korea

Trump tax cut: Huge, vague and likely mild boost for economy

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Saint-Gobain will fund project design work for some affected by PFOA in wells

BENNINGTON — Vermont officials said Thursday that Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics has agree to fund final design work for extension of town water service to about half the Bennington properties around the former ChemFab Corp. factory …

Invoices document village's dealings with law firm

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. — The village owes over $400,000 to the law firm that formerly represented it in talks with two companies over PFOA contamination.Some 50 pages of billing statements from FitzGerald Morris Baker Firth were released this …

Students unwrap the secrets of CAT-TV

BENNINGTON — Seven students from Bennington Elementary's "Seedlings" program got to experience a live TV studio on Thursday, participating in the filming of an episode of Bennington Unwrapped.This is the second time the Seedlings have …

Local groups hold vigil to honor abuse survivors

BENNINGTON — Two local organizations and members of the community joined together on Thursday evening to hold a candlelight vigil in support of survivors of sexual abuse and child abuse in Bennington County.April is both Child Abuse Prevention …

Manchester home health service wins OK to merge

MANCHESTER — Following an expedited certificate of need review, the Green Mountain Care Board has granted certificate of need approval for a planned merger of financially ailing Manchester Health Services Inc. with VNA & Hospice of the …
Local sports

Patriots force extras, game suspended

BENNINGTON — Even after the Mount Anthony baseball team allowed four runs in the second inning against Monument Mountain on Wednesday, they just had to keep chipping away.They scored two runs in the third, one in the fourth and one in the …

Bulldogs strike early; zoom past rival MAU

BENNINGTON — Round 1 of the Mount Anthony and Burr and Burton Academy boys lacrosse rivalry this spring saw the visiting Bulldogs come out standing tall, striking for six unanswered goals to begin the contest and rolling to a 14-5 victory over …

Panthers topple Lansingburgh

HOOSICK, N.Y. — The Hoosick Falls boys lacrosse team powered its way to its fourth straight win, defeating Lansingburgh on Wednesday 15-5.Justin LePage led the way for Hoosick Falls, scoring a game-high six goals in the winMikaleb Pelton had …

Thursday's local schedule

BASEBALL:Mount Anthony vs Fair Haven, 4:30 p.m. at MAUBBA vs Windsor, 4:30 p.m. at Windsor SchoolsHoosick Falls vs Saratoga Central Catholic, 7 p.m. at Spa CatholicCambridge vs Greenwich, 4:15 p.m. at CCSArlington vs Poultney, 4:30 p.m. at Poultney …
World News

In Egypt, pope brings a message of peace amid crackdown

CAIRO — Pope Francis demanded that Egypt's Muslim leaders teach a rejection of violence in God's name during a delicate visit Friday to the Arab world's most populous country, and he strongly backed its uncompromising crackdown on political …

Seoul: N. Korea fails in missile test-fire near its capital

SEOUL, South Korea — A North Korean mid-range ballistic missile apparently failed shortly after launch Saturday, South Korea and the United States said, the second such test-fire flop in recent weeks but a clear message of defiance as a U.S. …

"They're going for death:" Syrian tells of defection from IS

GAZIANTEP, Turkey — He was barely 20 when Islamic State group militants stormed his home city of Deir el-Zour in oil-rich eastern Syria. Mohammed had already been fighting government forces the past two years, so it was an easy decision for …

Turkey's president Erdogan fulfils ambition, but at a cost

ISTANBUL — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has finally fulfilled his long-held ambition to expand his powers after Sunday's referendum handed him the reigns of his country's governance. But success did not come without a cost.His …

Pope decries 'vile' attack on Syrians in Easter address

VATICAN CITY (AP) — On Christianity's most joyful day, Pope Francis lamented the horrors generated by war and hatred, delivering an Easter Sunday message that also decried the "latest vile" attack on civilians in Syria.Both in his impromptu …

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