• Gray feted for selfless efforts - 08/31/2016 09:05 PM EDT
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  • NECC XC, soccer polls released - 08/31/2016 06:40 AM EDT
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    (Scott Stafford — The Manchester Journal)
    Gray feted for selfless efforts

    Reverend makes bi-weekly visits to Equinox Terrace Assisted Living
    08/31/2016 09:05 PM EDT
    MANCHESTER >> Rev. Jim Gray paid another visit to Equinox Terrace Assisted Living the other day, just like he has hundreds of other times in the past 18 years. But this time it was different. Residents and staff gathered to honor him with the annual Equinox Terrace Assisted Living Senior Service Award for the countless time he has spent presiding over church services or making pastoral 
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    Southshire Challenge to return for third year
    08/31/2016 09:04 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> The Southshire Challenge workforce-education partnership will return for its third year, and will feature some major changes. In the past, students and businesses have teamed up to complete challenges, such as designing a space for youth in downtown Bennington, or writing a play to be performed at Oldcastle Theatre Company, or designing an informational video for Southwestern Full Story

    Homeless woman accused of child neglect, children covered in filth, lice, suffering health problems
    08/31/2016 07:16 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> A homeless woman is facing charges after her children were found covered in filth, infested with lice, and suffering numerous health problems from a lack of medical care. Tajia Morway, 24, pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Vermont Superior Court Criminal Division Bennington Unit to felony counts of endangering a child under 2, and cruelty to a child. Full Story

    Blues Sanctuary and Legato Blues Band to reunite for Rick Burgess
    08/31/2016 05:01 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> It's been two years since the death of Blues Sanctuary lead vocalist Rick Burgess, and the group thought there would be no better way than to have a reunion on Sept. 2 for a "Pathway of the Blues" show to honor him. As part of First Fridays, Vermont Arts Exchange invited Blues Sanctuary and the newly formed Legato Blues Band to the Masonic Hall. Full Story

    Southern Vermont College kick off new year with academic convocation
    08/31/2016 06:39 AM EDT - BENNINGTON — Southern Vermont College celebrated the start of the school year and welcomed new students at the annual academic convocation exercises on Tuesday. Returning students, faculty and staff gathered in the Everett Mansion Courtyard to kick off the new year and recognize 130 new students. Full Story

    Retha Charette to give presentation on her experiences hiking in Peru
    08/31/2016 06:40 AM EDT - MANCHESTER — A puma encounter, a roller coaster of high and low elevations and the final destination being Machu Picchu are things Retha Charette experienced in May and will share with the community on Sept. 7. As part of the Manchester Community Library's Summer Wednesdays Series, Charette will tell stories with photos about her most recent trip to Peru. Full Story

    NY Senate holds water hearings in Hoosick Falls
    08/31/2016 06:41 AM EDT - HOOSICK FALLS, NY — A hearing by a state Senate panel that collected testimony and examined the water crisis on Tuesday lasted nearly 10 hours. Senators questioned what specific steps environmental and health agencies took after PFOA was found in local water supplies. State officials defended their actions, praised their staff, and criticized the federal government for its "shifting" and Full Story

    Bennington criminal court roundup
    08/30/2016 07:03 AM EDT - BENNINGTON — The following cases were heard on Monday in Vermont Superior Court Criminal Division Bennington Unit. Man makes false medical call Edward A. Allen, 52, of Bennington, pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct, and giving false alarm. He was released without bail under the conditions he not have contact with certain witnesses. Full Story

    Biologist: Tropical Storm Irene may be looked at as a 'rejuvenating event' for trout
    08/30/2016 07:04 AM EDT - WILMINGTON — Fishermen could be enjoying the fruits of Tropical Storm Irene. "Floods, such as occurred during Tropical Storm Irene, may be looked at as a rejuvenating event to which populations respond. Not only is trout habitat disturbed, habitat is created, and often time of higher quality and complexity than existed before," said Ken Cox, fisheries biologist at the Vermont Fish & Full Story

    Phil Holland publishes color guide about Battle Day and Monument
    08/30/2016 07:05 AM EDT - BENNINGTON — In an effort to guide visitors through a historical path of the Battle of Bennington and the Bennington Monument, Shaftsbury resident Phil Holland self-published another piece of work that was released on Aug. 16, Battle Day. "A Guide To The Battle of Bennington & the Bennington Monument" is a 56-page book filled with various illustrations, maps and memories of what made the Full Story

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    Doris Day's Charles Manson connection revealed in Mike Love's new book

    A new memoir by Beach Boys frontman Mike Love revisits the surprising connection between perky movie star Doris Day and notorious serial killer Charles Manson.