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Women of the Revolution: A reminder of the role they played

BENNINGTON — Historic interpreter Phyllis Chapman slid on a soldier's coat and hat over the top of her colonial styled dress and hat, seemingly transforming herself into a man. She then told the story of a "man" named Robert Shirtliff, who …
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Our Opinion: Which side are you on?

Vermont in general and Manchester in particular pride themselves on being tolerant and welcoming places. But we know there is racism in our state, because this is the United States and it's part of our history, as uncomfortable as that legacy might …

Another view: Remembering Heather Heyer

Our view: It should be easy to denounce Nazis

Our view: Be a human being and ask for help

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Greek Fest: It's all about the food, dancing and music

Opa! What would a Greek Fest be without music and dancing?There will be plenty of both this weekend at St. George Greek Orthodox Church of the Berkshires' annual Greek Fest. Athenian Entertainment will provide music, and dancers from the Greek …

New study: High school athletes not being fully protected

Ron Kujawski | Garden Journal: Residents of garden are eating more than their share

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Zumix program brings Boston students to Vermont School for Girls

BENNINGTON — For students at the Vermont School for Girls, music can prove an invaluable asset in handling complex trauma. Creating original music alongside peers from East Boston, however, can amplify that impact.For over two decades East …

Ragtime pianist Bob Milne to play at SVAC

Dorset's "McBride" anything but a drag

Southern Vermont Arts Center welcomes new executive director

Bizarre Foods host on new show, travel tips, addiction hope

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Deer or DUI? Police suspect alcohol involved in crash

SHAFTSBURY — A man who told police he crashed his truck after swerving to avoid a deer is being cited with driving under the influence of alcohol. State Police said that on Sunday, shortly after midnight, they responded to Harwood Hill Road …

Manchester board hears sign argument

MANCHESTER — A local business owner who insists that the sign for his vacation rental units doesn't violate the town's bylaws made his case before the Development Review Board on Wednesday. Andrew Tarantino, owner of A Safe Place Storage, is …

No tolerance for bad drivers, state police step up patrols

BENNINGTON — The Vermont State Police are stepping up traffic enforcement following a string of fatal crashes earlier this month.There were seven fatalities on Vermont roads on Aug. 7. In response, state police will be focusing more heavily on …

Where and when to watch Monday's eclipse

BENNINGTON — All over the country, people are flocking to areas where they'll be able to see Monday's total solar eclipse, the first to cross over the continental United States since 1979.Unfortunately, the totality will not be visible in …

State looking for new Bennington public defender offices

BENNINGTON — The Office of the Public Defender is leaving its longtime Gage Street location for temporary quarters in the Main Street building that houses Community College of Vermont and state Department of Health offices.The move is expected …
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Magic Mountain opening Disc Golf course

LONDONDERRY — SKI MAGIC LLC announced today that it will open the new Magic Mountain National Disc Golf Course to the public today with 9-holes of an eventual 18-hole championship course in scenic Londonderry. The course layout stretches …

OPI tournament brings people together

BENNINGTON — Former Mount Anthony basketball player Hunter Stratton is in the business of putting together off-season basketball tournaments, getting the best and brightest stars in front of as many eyes as possible.On Saturday, Stratton will …

After unexpected week off, Storm prep for Colts

BENNINGTON — The Southern Vermont Storm found themselves in a strange spot last weekend.Friday morning, coach Guy Changa received a text message saying that the Franklin County Greyhounds would be forfeiting their game against the Storm."It is …

Patriots ahead of schedule as practice begins

BENNINGTON — On the calendar, Thursday was Day 1 of fall practice in Vermont for boys and girls soccer, but at Mount Anthony, both programs looked to be in good form.On the girls side, MAU coach Mark Boudreau said 33 players came out for …
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