Stamford man sentenced two years probation for reckless endangerment

11/21/2014 10:21 PM EST
BENNINGTON >> A Stamford man was sentenced to two years of probation on Thursday in the criminal division of Bennington Superior Court, for a reckless endangerment charge, following some jail time served for an incident that took place in August. Christopher Crockwell, 33, was accused of smashing the side mirror of a sport utility vehicle with a baseball bat, while his girlfriend and her 
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Pownal selectmen consider waste, transfer station options
11/21/2014 10:04 PM EST - POWNAL >> The Pownal Select Board met its full quorum for a short regular meeting on Thursday night, which quickly moved into executive session to craft performance reviews of personnel who requested one. A piece of the select board's mail opened at the meeting, revealed that the the solid waste management certificate for the Pownal transfer station would expire in July, which just added Full Story

Mount Anthony Union School Board hears citizens' concerns
11/20/2014 10:28 PM EST - BENNINGTON >> Mount Anthony Union school board meetings tend to not be heavily attended by the public, but on Wednesday several members of the community came out to express their concerns. The first person to speak was the parent of an 11-year old middle school student, who had not been added to the bus route because she was determined to live too close to the school. Full Story

Superintendent updates Career Development Center board
11/20/2014 10:27 PM EST - BENNINGTON >> Southwestern Vermont Regional Technical School District superintendent Michael Lawler gave a report to the board at their meeting on Monday night on the state of the school. "Enrollment is very healthy in most areas," said Lawler, "which is very nice to see. We're not at capacity, but we're close in some areas, which is what we want to see. Full Story

Cambridge Central School BOE stuck in building disrepair
11/19/2014 09:16 PM EST - CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. >> The Cambridge Central School Board of Education held its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday night to hear several presentations, to conduct the first reading of the parental involvement policy revision, to get an update on the storm drain damage and to declare several items as surplus. Full Story

SVSU offers interim superintendent Culkeen two-year contract
11/19/2014 09:16 PM EST - BENNINGTON >> The board of directors of the Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union has offered interim superintendent Jim Culkeen a two-year contract. The contract, which comes into effect on July 1, 2015, will officially remove the "interim" title from Culkeen, who said that he has not yet discussed the other terms of the contract with the board. Full Story

Greenwich Free Library to host "Books and Beer"
11/19/2014 08:22 PM EST - GREENWICH, N.Y. >> The Greenwich Free Library has teamed up with Argyle Brewing Company to host a "Books and Beer" fundraiser on Friday, Nov. 21, featuring an author talk and book signing for the new book, "Upper Hudson Valley Beer." Books and Beer will feature a cash bar of Argyle's beer selection from 5 to 9 p. Full Story

NSK creates over 30 new positions, to host job fair Saturday
11/19/2014 07:58 PM EST - BENNINGTON >> NSK Steering Systems America Inc., will be hosting a job fair at its facilities on Saturday, Nov. 22, from 9 a.m. to noon, to find job seekers for the company's more than 30 new employment opportunities. NSK is not looking for seasonal hires, but is looking to fill full-time permanent positions, due to an increase in business and in production demand. Full Story

Pownal man charged with third DUI
11/19/2014 05:24 PM EST - BENNINGTON >> On Wednesday, Nov. 19, at approximately 12:10 a.m., a Vermont State Police trooper stopped the operator of a 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer after observing suspicious driving. The driver, Alexander Held, 22, of Pownal, was found to be criminally suspended in the state of Vermont. After a brief interview with Held, the trooper was led to believe Held was under the influence of alcohol. Full Story

Law enforcement agencies announce Thanksgiving DWI crackdown
11/19/2014 05:24 PM EST - WASHINGTON COUNTY, N.Y. >> Washington County Undersheriff and Stop-DWI Coordinator John Winchell announced last week that all Washington County police agencies will participate in a special enforcement effort to crack down on impaired driving throughout Thanksgiving weekend. New York State Police, and several other agencies throughout the state will conduct routine traffic stops and Full Story

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Joey Chestnut devours turkey to win eating contest

MASHANTUCKET, Conn. (AP) — Competitive eater Joey Chestnut has won a turkey-eating contest in Connecticut, setting a record by devouring an entire bird. Full Story
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Iggy Azalea, Taylor Swift set for 2014 AMAs

Is this the American Music Awards or the Australian Music Awards? Iggy Azalea, who was born Down Under, is the lead nominee at Sunday's show. Full Story