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    Marchione visits HFCS to review College Completion Project

    Hoosick Falls college and career readiness program catches lawmaker's attention
    09/19/2014 10:53 AM EDT

    HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. - Hoosick Falls Central School District is three weeks into the new school year, and three weeks into its new college and career readiness initiative, the College Completion Project. New York State Sen. Kathleen Marchione (R-43) visited the district schools on Thursday to get an overview of the project and express her continued support for its implementation. Full Story

    CORRECTED: Southern Vermont College unveils new admissions building
    09/19/2014 05:40 PM EDT - BENNINGTON -- Southern Vermont College hosted the ribbon cutting ceremony for its new admissions building on Thursday, and dedicated the building to the alumni who made it possible. The Wagner House, formerly known as the Gate House, is located at 897 Monument Avenue, and was once part of the Edward Everett estate that would eventually serve as the SVC campus. Full Story

    Hoosick Falls planning board approves downtown projects
    09/18/2014 10:08 PM EDT - HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- The Hoosick Falls Planning Board heard proposals for industrial, residential and commercial development at its regular meeting Wednesday night. The planning board approved all three proposals contingent on the approval by the village and the following of building codes and fire codes. Full Story

    Three charged with trying to enter home
    09/18/2014 10:07 PM EDT - BENNINGTON -- Three men from the Bronx are facing felony charges after police say they tried to force their way into a Pratt Street apartment over a $5,000 drug debt. Ahmed Bilal, 32, Melvin Henriquez, 22, and Justin Lopez, 20, each pleaded not guilty in Vermont Superior Court to two counts of burglary of an occupied dwelling, one count of conspiracy to sell drugs, three misdemeanor counts Full Story

    Man pleads not guilty to domestic assault charge
    09/18/2014 10:07 PM EDT - BENNINGTON -- A Sandgate man is accused of strangling and hitting a woman during an argument. Nikolaus Trombley, 25, pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Vermont Superior Court to two counts of aggravated domestic assault and one count of misdemeanor domestic assault. He was released on conditions that he not contact the woman and check in daily at the Manchester Police Station. Full Story

    Planners approve development study
    09/18/2014 10:07 PM EDT - MANCHESTER -- The Planning Commission added their support to the economic development study proposed by the select board. At last week’s select board meeting, the board signed off on applying for a grant to fund this study for Manchester, Dorset and the Manchester Village. Allison Hopkins, director of planning and zoning, said the study will focus on how to create jobs that would allow Full Story

    Town seizes 11 pit bulls from East Road man
    09/18/2014 10:06 PM EDT - BENNINGTON -- Bennington Police have seized 11 pit bulls from an East Road man who had 13 of his dogs taken last year as the result of police enforcing a noise ordinance. Bennington Police Chief Paul Doucette said the dogs were removed from the former home of Dereck Jensen at 1820 East Road on Wednesday. Full Story

    Health care needs report issued in aftermath of North Adams hospital closure
    09/18/2014 04:07 PM EDT - An assessment of Northern Berkshire County's health care needs does not recommend a full revival of the former North Adams Regional Hospital, but instead lays out a "blueprint" to rebuild the area's medical landscape. Full Story

    Bennington, nearby NY to participate in national drug dropoff
    09/17/2014 10:05 PM EDT - BENNINGTON -- Local municipalities are preparing to host collection sites for the disposal of unwanted prescription medications in coordination with the National Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative. The 9th annual collection date is set for Saturday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bennington County residents can take their unused drugs to the Bennington Police Department, 118 Full Story

    Stiles hired as zoning administrator in Shaftsbury
    09/17/2014 10:05 PM EDT - SHAFTSBURY -- The Shaftsbury Select Board met on Monday night and appointed a new zoning administrator, as well as renewing debate regarding the property that would have housed the new town garage. The board introduced Shelly Stiles as a candidate to replace David Kiernan as the town's ZA. Full Story

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    The Kuro taste: Peppery tang and hint of squid ink

    TOKYO (AP) — The first Kuro, or black, burger had a black bun and sauce. Last year's edition, the Kuro Ninja, added a slice of (non-black) bacon to the signature black components. Full Story
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    TV special puts Stonehenge in spotlight

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Barack Obama pronounced England's Stonehenge "cool" during a side trip there earlier this month. Full Story