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Divided America: Easy retirement? Only for a privileged few

NEW YORK - The American dream of a blissful retirement, free of financial worries, is dying. Most U.S. households are heading for a worse lifestyle in retirement than they had while they were working, because they simply aren't saving enough, …
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A year after attack in San Bernardino, faithful seek unity

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - Almost a year after her father was killed in the San Bernardino terror attack last December, Kate Bowman etched the word "love" in yellow chalk on the sidewalk outside a mosque. It was one of many messages of peace …

Chains and branded skin: California kidnap case baffles cops

The 'Two Trumps' surface in president-elect's transition

Trump, backers ask courts to halt or block 3 state recounts

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Readsboro man held after alleged sexual assault

BENNINGTON - A Readsboro man was ordered held without bail on Thursday after he allegedly forced a woman to have sex with him and later grabbed her by the throat, restricting her airway. Jamie Kogut, 41, pleaded not guilty in Vermont Superior …

Delinquent account numbers level, abatements down

BENNINGTON - The number of unpaid property tax bills are on track to be similar to past years. And how PFOA contamination will affect property values is unclear. Property tax bills were mailed out in August and were due by Nov. 10. Of the …

Students: VTC practical nursing program not meeting expectations

BENNINGTON - Students in Vermont Technical College's practical nursing program have said that technical problems and a lack of faculty support have led to more than half the class failing this semester. According to VTC President Patricia …

State okays SVMC boiler project

BENNINGTON - The state has given the green light to a new central heating plant at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center. Regulators this week approved the $3.75 million project to replace three aging, oil-fired burners with energy efficient …

Fisher Elementary raises money with the Mannequin Challenge

ARLINGTON - Fisher Elementary students raised money for a worthy cause by turning to the latest social media craze - The Mannequin Challenge. Each student that wanted to participate in the challenge, over 150 in total, brought $1 to school. All …
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Colchester man faces charges of hunting from truck

CAMBRIDGE, Vt. (AP) - A Colchester man is facing charges of shooting deer from the road while in his truck. State game wardens say they placed a fake deer in Cambridge on Sunday after getting complaints of people shooting at deer from a road. …

US to protect Northeast turtles as part of bigger project

MONTPELIER - An expanded federal program to improve wildlife habitat on private agricultural land could help preserve three species of rare turtles in New England and New York, including two types of turtles found in Vermont, officials said Monday. …

Vermonters in crisis can now send text messages for help

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont Department of Mental Health says people in crisis in the state can now send a text message to people trained to help them. The new, 24-house Crisis Text Line provides round-the-clock support, seven days a week …

Missing hunter from Vermont found dead in New York

ELLENBURG CENTER, N.Y. (AP) - A missing hunter from Vermont has been found dead in upstate New York. WPTZ-TV reports the body of Ira Munn Boardman was discovered on Sunday morning, about a mile from his hunting camp in the Ellenburg area. …
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Strong third quarter key in Hoosick Falls' win over Stillwater

HOOSICK, N.Y. - Through the first half of the Hoosick Falls boys basketball opener on Friday night against Stillwater, both teams were having some early-season jitters. But after halftime, the Panthers started to pick up and using a 22-4 third …

SVC falls to Regis in conference play

Mountaineers fall to Becker

Experienced Panthers ready to continue recent success

Opinion
Now what?

What would have happened if Alabama Gov. George Wallace had won the White House in 1968? We're about to find out. Wallace and Donald Trump have a lot in common, after all. Populists? Check. Bigots? Check. Loved by underemployed, angry …

States' voters act on campaign finance reform

Graves Registry: The long road is still winding

Speaking of Religion: Life, Death and Halloween

Food
Chewy molasses cookies are perfect for the holidays

Holidays equal platters and tins of festive-looking cookies. Cookies with colored icing, cookies with sprinkles, cookies with fillings, cookies with layers. An artistic cookie display is a thing of beauty, that I'll not argue, but I'll reach …

Make chocolate rosemary biscotti for a snack or a gift

Sneaky ingredient makes fondue that's healthy

Robin Anish | The Table is Set: Calm your soul with this hearty soup

Entertainment
American roots to touch souls, fight homelessness

BENNINGTON - Touching the soul of the audience is what musician Susanne Salem-Schatz said she hopes to do while performing with her partner Martin Grosswendt. The musicians will play American roots, early blues and old-time honky-tonk songs on …

Band to rock a wide variety of genres at Masonic Hall in Bennington

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Beyonce thrills CMA Awards crowd with surprise turn

Oldcastle brings back popular show for Veterans Day

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