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VTC graduates 20 LPNs

BENNINGTON — Eleven nursing students from the Bennington campus of Vermont Technical College and nine students from the Middlebury campus received their certificates on Friday.The ceremony for the licensed practical nursing graduates was held …
Opinion
Physically unhealthy, fiscally unhealthy

Senate Republican leaders released on Thursday a draft health-care bill, supposedly designed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. It includes a range of mostly unwise and ungenerous changes to the nation's health-care system, but it might, …

Common sense interrupted

Wind noise should be overseen by state, not developer

What kind of government do we have?

Lifestyles
Ripe for the picking: Everything you need to know about strawberry season

There is nothing like biting into one of the first strawberries of the season, perhaps still warm from the sun in the field of a pick-your-own farm. The sweet, strawberry scent as you hold it by the crown to bring it to your mouth ... and then the …

Ron Kujawski | Garden Journal: V-a-c-a-t-i-o-n for your houseplants

Health Matters: Ticks and tick-borne diseases

Wait, is that black frozen yogurt?

Entertainment
Travel books, from literary pilgrimages to beer tours

NEW YORK — Whether you're an armchair traveler, a road tripper or a frequent flier, books about travel can inspire and inform. Here are a few out this season on a variety of travel themes.— "Great American Railroad Journeys." This book …

ITV Screening welcomes stars via Skype

The Sonicals come to Bennington

From bleeps of 'Pong' and 'Mario,' game music comes of age

Peter Criss, Kiss' founding Catman, saying goodbye to stage

National News
New blow to GOP health bill: Nevada GOP Sen. Heller opposes

WASHINGTON — Republican Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada said Friday he opposes the GOP bill that would scuttle much of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, complicating the task party leaders face in guiding the banner legislation through …

Rolling sequoia: Idaho tree tied to John Muir set for move

AP Analysis: Could Trump push a partial Mideast deal?

Stabbing suspect was caretaker, studied insurance sales

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Hudson Valley prof speaks at HFCS graduation

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. — The 94 members of the 144th graduating class of Hoosick Falls Central School spent their last moments as high school seniors together, surrounded by friends and family, as they celebrated the past and looked forward to …

Girl Power: Detective Abigail Zimmer of the MPD

MANCHESTER — For police detective Abigail Zimmer, it's been a long and winding road to success. Still, the journey has made the destination all the sweeter for the first and only full-time female officer at the Manchester Police Department.As …

UCS celebrates staff achievements and contributions in annual luncheon

BENNINGTON — The many branches of Bennington's United Counseling Services (UCS) provide innumerable services for children, adults, families, and seniors with the goal of helping community members improve their quality of life.On Wednesday, …

Select Board will hear revised solar plan

BENNINGTON — A developer will present revised plans to the Select Board on Monday for two controversial solar projects.The Chelsea and Apple Hill solar projects were both proposed by Allco Financial Limited/Ecos Energy on a 27.3-acre parcel …

Stowe moose relocated successfully

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department successfully tranquilized and relocated a young bull moose that had been lingering just outside downtown Stowe for the past several weeks. Vermont state game wardens and the Stowe Police Department had been …
Local sports

Local athletes win titles at Nordic Cup

SOUTH BURLINGTON — A handful of local soccer players helped their teams to championships last weekend at the Nordic Cup competition.Three teams based out of the Berkshire Ajax soccer club in Massachusetts won their divisions, including the U14 …

Late inning struggles continue for Post 13

BENNINGTON — Close but no cigar for the Post 13 American Legion Baseball team, whose early season struggles continued on Thursday evening against Post 84. After coming back to tie the game in the second inning, Bennington was held scoreless …

Hoyt places 12th at Vermont Decathlon Championships

BURLINGTON — The Mount Anthony track and field team had five participants compete in the Vermont Decathlon Championships earlier this week.Skyler Hoyt placed 12th out of 92 athletes in the boys competition for the Patriots, with his top event …

MAU's Thibodeau named Academic All-American

BENNINGTON — No goalkeeper in the state of Vermont has had a career like Mount Anthony boys lacrosse player Jackson Thibodeau.The recent MAU graduate put together a stellar four-year career in net for the Patriots, racking up a state record …
World News

Rome show smashes myth Virgin model was Borgia pope's lover

ROME — For centuries, Renaissance artist Pintoricchio was practically accused of blasphemy by those who contended he used Pope Alexander VI's young lover as the model for the Madonna in a wall painting that decorated the pontiff's private …

Detroit judge halts deportation of Iraqi Christians

DETROIT — A judge on Thursday temporarily halted the deportation of more than 100 Iraqi Christians living in the Detroit area who fear torture and possible death if sent back to Iraq.U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith said in a written order …

Pope seeks to encourage Colombian reconciliation with trip

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis will preside over a reconciliation ceremony between Colombian victims and former guerrillas during a September visit aimed at consolidating the peace process to end Latin America's longest-running armed …

Brexit: May offers hope for EU citizens, wins guarded praise

BRUSSELS — British Prime Minister Theresa May promised Thursday that EU citizens will not be immediately kicked out of Britain when it leaves the union and says their fate will be a top priority in Brexit negotiations — prompting guarded …

Prosecutor: Paris attacker asked family to see him as martyr

PARIS — The Frenchman killed when he drove a car packed with arms and explosives into a Paris police convoy in a failed attack had pledged allegiance to the leader of the Islamic State group and asked his family to remember him as a martyr, …

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