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    Auto dealer owner accused of writing bad $9,500 for camper

    03/05/2015 08:34 PM EST
    POWNAL >> State Police say the owner of a truck dealership and service center wrote a bad check for $9,500 to a Massachusetts woman for a camper. According to Trooper Benjamin Barton, on Jan. 29, Gertrude E. Hooks contacted police to say she had an arrangement with Joseph J. Tornabene, 51, to sell a camper at his business, Tornabene's Auto Sales and Service, off Route 7. 
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    Woman accused of threatening family with knives, released without bail
    03/05/2015 08:34 PM EST - BENNINGTON >> A Michaels Drive woman was released on conditions without bail Thursday after being accused in court of threatening her family members with knives and other household objects, and assaulting them numerous times over a period of months. Karen E. Michaels, 50, pleaded not guilty in Vermont Superior Court to two felony counts of first degree aggravated domestic assault with a Full Story

    BSD Board thanks voters for supporting budget
    03/05/2015 08:32 PM EST - BENNINGTON >> The Bennington School District board held its first meeting with its slightly altered post-election lineup on Wednesday. The meeting began with the election of officers, with chair Ken Swierad, who lost his seat on the Mount Anthony Union board to Kevin Goodhue on Tuesday, and vice-chair George Sleeman being unanimously re-elected to their positions. Full Story

    Morris, Sibilia, introduce economic bill
    03/05/2015 08:31 PM EST - BENNINGTON >> When an area loses hundreds of jobs at once, the government often steps in to attempt to mitigate the impact, but some feel when that happens, local economic plans are ignored. State House Representatives Kiah Morris, D-Bennington 2-2, and Laura Sibilia, I-Windham-Bennington, have introduced H. Full Story

    NRC commissioners approve elimination of EPZ at Yankee
    03/05/2015 12:25 PM EST - BRATTLEBORO >> The commissioners of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission have given their seal of approval to Entergy's proposal to reduce its commitment to emergency response at its Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant in Vernon. By a vote of four to zero, the commissioners forwarded the plan to the staff of the NRC for implementation. Full Story

    Voters reject Landmark tax exempt request
    03/04/2015 08:51 PM EST - PUTNEY >> Putney voters rejected three Town Meeting Day articles that would have given tax exempt status to three different parcels recently acquired by Landmark College. Landmark was asking town voters to approve the tax exempt status which would have removed about $15,500 in tax revenue. Putney residents spent more than an hour-and-a-half, before and after lunch, debating the issue, and Full Story

    Town Meeting results for Woodford, North Bennington, Readsboro, Peru
    03/04/2015 08:50 PM EST - BENNINGTON >> Due to a deadline for going to print, several election results were unable to be posted in Wednesday's paper. Those results are listed below. In Woodford, the race for a three year select board seat between incumbent and board chair Ryan Thurber and Maureen O'Neil ended with Thurber winning 71-50. Full Story

    Molly Stark students learn about the fun, magic of reading
    03/04/2015 08:49 PM EST - BENNINGTON >> Students at Molly Stark Elementary School kicked off their annual Read-A-Thon with two exciting events this week, Bingo for Books on Tuesday night, and a reading-themed performance by magician Tommy James on Wednesday. According to Chaila Sekora, president of the school's Parent Teacher Group, the Read-A-Thon is a two week event, the beginning of which corresponds with Full Story

    Caring Dads program gives fathers a second chance
    03/04/2015 08:47 PM EST - BENNINGTON >> Since 2012, Caring Dads of Bennington County has been giving men who have committed crimes of domestic abuse in the past the chance to be better fathers to their children. The program was founded when Christine Williams, the director of Project Against Violent Encounters' Family Time program, which offers supervised visits for non-custodial parents, as well as parenting Full Story

    Readsboro voters pick two for School Board; Pownal, Stamford budgets pass
    03/04/2015 08:46 PM EST - Town meetings and elections in three Southern Vermont towns saw modest turnout and mostly uncontested races this week. Pownal, Stamford and Readsboro all held town meetings on Monday and elections on Tuesday. Readsboro's election saw two contested races on the School Board. Susan Edgarton was elected to a three-year term on the board, defeating Larry Hopkins, 109-91. Full Story

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    Air Force veteran who saved orphans in Korean War dies at 97

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Retired Air Force Col. Dean Hess, who helped rescue hundreds of orphans in the Korean War and whose exploits prompted a Hollywood film starring Rock Hudson, has died at age 97. Full Story
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    Update: Harrison Ford plane crash injuries 'moderate'; engine failure cited

    The “Star Wars” actor crash-landed a small vintage plane on a Venice Beach golf course. Reports say he was taken to a hospital with bloody gashes on his head.