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    Vermont State Police investigate gunshots in Shaftsbury

    Origin undetermined, police seek info
    11/26/2014 11:26 AM EST
    SHAFTSBURY >> State Police are investigating numerous gunshots heard on Cleveland Avenue shortly before 10 p.m. Monday. The initial complaint said three shots were heard coming from between Cleveland Avenue and Route 7A. While troopers were searching the area, between five and six more shots were fired. 
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    Safety crackdown this Thanksgiving in Bennington and Vermont
    11/26/2014 11:24 AM EST - BENNINGTON >> Police are warning motorists that they won't be messing around this holiday season when it comes to seatbelt laws. Bennington Police say they will be joining with other law enforcement agencies across the country in a "zero-tolerance crackdown" on buckling seatbelts. They will also be enforcing the new cell phone ban and smoking in cars with children. Full Story

    Mount Anthony Union Middle School Practical and Life Skills Class hosts Thanksgiving feast
    11/25/2014 08:54 PM EST - BENNINGTON >> The Practical and Life Skills class at Mount Anthony Union Middle School has spent the last month raising money for, preparing, and finally serving a Thanksgiving dinner for parents, staff, and service providers. According to teacher Pamm Powers, the students received 80 RSVPs for the event, up from 63 at the inaugural event last year. Full Story

    Hoosick Falls Central BOE prepares for vote on Capital Project
    11/25/2014 08:54 PM EST - HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. >> The Hoosick Falls Central School District board of education held its regular monthly meeting on Monday, rescheduled from Tuesday for the holiday week, making several positive announcements and preparing for the capital project vote. The board met a quorum of all seven members. Full Story

    Possible staff reduction at Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington
    11/25/2014 08:53 PM EST - BENNINGTON >> A report suggests some changes be made at the Vermont Veterans Home, which could mean changes to staffing levels. The report was prepared for the Joint Fiscal Committee by the Agency of Administration as per a law passed by the state legislature this year. According to the report, the Vermont Veterans Home, located at 325 North Street, has had to rely increasingly on funds Full Story

    Bennington Free Library needs $300,000 for roof
    11/25/2014 10:21 AM EST - BENNINGTON >> The Bennington Free Library wants to ask voters to borrow not more than $300,000 for a new roof. Lynn K. Fonteneau McCann, director of the Bennington Free Library, asked the Select Board Monday if it would place the request on the ballot to go before voters in March. Board members had a number of questions about the proposal including the cost of other construction materials Full Story

    Three Kmart employees accused of stealing from Bennington store
    11/24/2014 10:14 PM EST - BENNINGTON >> Three former Kmart employees are accused of helping each other steal items from the store where they worked. Olivia A. Hamann, 20, of Shaftsbury, Jacqee L. Manno, 20, of Bennington, and Christina M. Campbell, 24, also of Bennington, each pleaded not guilty Monday in Vermont Superior Court to a felony count of embezzlement. Full Story

    Winhall students give back for Thanksgiving
    11/24/2014 10:12 PM EST - WINHALL >> Students and families at the Mountain School at Winhall donated the ingredients for 10 local families in need to have complete Thanksgiving dinners. "In the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving, MSW participated in a community service project," said first and second grade teacher Abby Hemenway. Full Story

    MAUHS Drama Club presents "The Wizard of Oz"
    11/23/2014 09:07 PM EST - BENNINGTON >> Guests who attended Mount Anthony Union High School this weekend soon found that they weren't in Kansas anymore, as the MAU drama club presented four sold-out performances of L. Frank Baum's classic, "The Wizard of Oz." Dorothy was played by Sarah Solari and Jessie Kuzmicki, the Scarecrow was played by Tim Downs, the Tin Man was played by Thomas Tifft and Kevin Gorry, and the Full Story

    St. Luke's promotes community welfare in Cambridge with annual "Bazaar"
    11/23/2014 09:02 PM EST - CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. >> St. Luke's Episcopal Church and St. Martha's Guild held their annual Christmas Bazarr on Saturday at St. Luke's parish hall, to raise money for their missions that support the greater Cambridge community. St. Martha's Guild is the missionary arm of St. Luke's, which makes all of the church's community outreach possible. Full Story

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    Witherspoon goes on a soul-baring ride in 'Wild'

    NEW YORK (AP) — Once she'd decided to take on her gritty new role in "Wild," there were a few things Reese Witherspoon knew she DIDN'T want to hear from movie studio executives: "We want her to be more likable. Full Story
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    Ariana Grande, Bette Midler headed for truce?

    Grande respectfully hits back after Midler blasts the young singer’s sexy image; meanwhile, Midler has taken to twitter to backtrack on her earlier criticism.