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Molly Stark to use Karen Gross' "Lady Lucy's Quest" for year-long study

BENNINGTON — A children's book based on layers of principles ranging from female empowerment and equality to rules and community support will soon become a staple in the library of the Molly Stark Elementary School. Karen Gross, former Southern Vermont College president and an author, has partnered with the new principal and the librarian at the school to develop her book "Lady Lucy's Full Story
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NY Senate begins water hearings in Hoosick Falls

HOOSICK FALLS, NY >> State officials at the first half of today's Senate hearings defended actions taken in response to water contamination and criticized the federal government for its "shifting" and "confusing" guidance. The seven state senators leading today's hearings questioned what specific steps were taken by environmental and health agencies when PFOA was found in local water Full Story
SPORTS
SVC harriers tops in preseason poll

BENNINGTON — Receiving six of the eight possible first-place votes, the Southern Vermont College men's cross country team was selected to win its third straight New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) Championship as announced Monday through the league's preseason poll. SVC fourth-year head coach Kathleen Newton entered the preseason with high hopes for her crew, thinking that her men's Full Story
ENTERTAINMENT
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Review: Dorset's 'Lady Day' sings oh so sweetly

Dorset's season closes with Billie Holiday tribute 'Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill'
DORSET — Prior to the opening of Dorset Theatre Festival's final show of the 2016 season, "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill," by Lanie Robertson, I sauntered over to say hello to Dorset's artistic and executive direct, Dina Janis. The play, which Janis directs, is a tribute to the late Billie Holiday. Full Story
REGION
Police: Homeless man arrested after shots fired in Barton

BARTON, VT. >> Police in Barton have arrested a homeless man accused of firing a gun, drawing a large police response in an area close to a school with students inside. Thirty-year-old Max Pickle was charged with unlawful trespass and reckless endangerment after he allegedly fired a .45-caliber handgun during an argument on Lincoln Avenue around 11:30 a. Full Story