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Locals raise thousands for cancer research

Locals raise more than $45K for cancer research
06/26/2016 09:55 PM EDT
BENNINGTON >> More than 300 people came together on Saturday to raise thousands of dollars for cancer research and patients. Many said they knew family and friends who were diagnosed with cancer. Others spoke about caring for a loved one while they underwent treatment. Dozens of participants wore purple shirts, signifying they had survived the illness. 
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Ham operators hone their skills during national field exercises
06/26/2016 09:51 PM EDT - HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. >> Ted Vincent carefully fine-tuned a radio as static ebbed and flowed from his receiver. An antenna — a transmission wire suspended from two tall poles he put up earlier that day — is less than 50 feet away. The afternoon sun beat down on a small solar array. He again announced a call sign into the microphone: "K2, Foxtrot, Charlie, Romeo. Full Story

Police need more information on car break-ins
06/26/2016 09:51 PM EDT - ARLINGTON >> Vermont State Police are searching for more information after two incidents of theft from motor vehicles on Saturday evening. According to a release from Shaftsbury Trooper Justin Walker, a motor vehicle break-in occurred around 8:30 p.m. in the area of the West Mountain Inn. Police learned that a vehicle's window had been broken out to gain access. Full Story

Robert Frost's granddaughter visits his museum for first Sunday talk of the season
06/26/2016 09:50 PM EDT - SHAFTSBURY >> The Friends of Robert Frost kicked off the 14th summer of "Sunday Afternoons with Robert Frost" with special guest Lesley Lee Francis, Frost' granddaughter. Francis delivered her talk "You Come Too: My Journey with Robert Frost" to an overflowed crowd of more than 60 at the Little Red Barn at the Robert Frost Stone House Museum. Full Story

PFOAS: June 29 meeting on water lines, testing and more
06/24/2016 10:11 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> An upcoming meeting on PFOA will focus on water line extensions, well testing and blood clinics. The meeting will be held on June 29 at 5:30 p.m. at Bennington College's Center for the Advancement of Public Action (CAPA) Symposium. Officials say they're looking for feedback on engineering reports to extend public water in the town and village. Full Story

Monarch Butterflies get some local help
06/24/2016 08:57 PM EDT - VERNON >> The creatures that soar in the air, displaying their orange, black and white patterned wings known as the Monarch butterfly, are now few and far between in Vermont. The Monarch population has dropped 90 percent in North America and Mexico according to Peggy Farabaugh, founder of Vermont Wood Studios. Full Story

Hoosick Falls graduates walk with pride
06/24/2016 08:55 PM EDT - HOOSICK FALLS >> Hoosick Falls Central School graduated 95 students on Friday evening, each of them ready to move on into the next phase of their lives, be that the workforce, college, or the military. "The Class of 2016 has achieved many successes," said principal Stacy Vadney, "This I can assure you: The graduates sitting before us tonight can match up against any of their peers, anywhere Full Story

Vermont Rep. Peter Welch took part in Democrats' sit-in
06/24/2016 07:13 AM EDT - A sit-in staged by 60 Democrats who called for stricter gun control laws lasted 25 hours in the House Chambers before it ended early Thursday afternoon. Vermont's own U.S. Rep. Peter Welch was among the lawmakers who demanded votes on laws that aim to expand background checks for gun buyers and prevent terrorist suspects from buying firearms. Full Story

Rowley, Brownell clash at SVSU meeting
06/24/2016 07:13 AM EDT - BENNINGTON — Two school board members, chairman Nelson Brownell and alternate Bennington representative Gene Rowley engaged in several heated exchanges at Wednesday's regular meeting of the Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union board. The first exchange occurred during a motion to authorize superintendent Jim Culkeen to approve nominations in the interim hiring period until the August board Full Story

Town's tax sale nets Bennington $100K
06/24/2016 07:15 AM EDT - BENNINGTON — Nine properties were sold at the town's tax sale on Thursday, netting over $100,000 in delinquent payments and reducing the total amount owed by about 20 percent. A total of 17 properties were up for sale, according to Town Manager Stuart Hurd. The town bid the minimum amounts on five of the eight properties which did not sell. Full Story

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