• Readsboro boy gets 'wish' pool - 07/26/2016 08:41 PM EDT
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    Readsboro boy gets 'wish' pool

    07/26/2016 08:41 PM EDT
    READSBORO >> On top of a mountain in Readsboro, lives a very special little boy and his family. Asa Frost is a 7-year-old artist, who loves to paint, be outdoors, grow vegetables and flowers, explore nature, search for insects and frogs, and most especially anything to do in, and around, water. 
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    Co-Principals appointed at MEMS
    07/26/2016 08:41 PM EDT - MANCHESTER >> A husband-and-wife team of educators has been hired by the Manchester school board to serve as co-principals for the coming school year at the Manchester Elementary Middle School. Martin and Irene Nadler of Bondville accepted an offer from the school's directors Monday, July 25, to oversee the school through June 30, 2017, replacing Thomas Quinn. Full Story

    Bennington criminal court roundup
    07/26/2016 08:41 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> The following cases were heard recently in Vermont Superior Court Criminal Division Bennington unit. Woman accused of DUI crash with child in car Sarah Harris, 37, of Bennington, pleaded not guilty July 25 to a second offense of driving under the influence of alcohol, reckless or gross negligent vehicle operation, and reckless endangerment, all misdemeanors. Full Story

    UVM offers web-based class for composters
    07/26/2016 08:39 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> The University of Vermont is once again offering a web-based class that will help residents of the state better understand composting and Act 148, the Universal Recycling Law. The four-week online course will give graduates the possibility of becoming a certified Master Composter, through the UVM Extension Master Gardner Program. Full Story

    Walmart, roundabout projects near completion, truck detour during final construction phase
    07/26/2016 08:39 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> A new Walmart and an accompanying roundabout on Northside Drive are both on track to be completed next month. The new Walmart store is slated to open on Aug. 24, a spokesperson for the company confirmed on Tuesday. Drivers are being told to expect delays while a "no trucks" detour is in effect during the roundabout's fifth and final phase of construction. Full Story

    Blood test results from some residents show PFOA levels five times above national average
    07/26/2016 08:39 PM EDT - NORTH BENNINGTON >> The results from PFOA blood tests of nearly 500 area residents found an average level that's about five times the national average, according to the state Department of Health. The results of blood tests for the potentially harmful chemical that turned up in private wells showed a "geometric mean" — a type of average — of 10 micrograms per liter, or parts per Full Story

    Shaftsbury updates residents on PFOA
    07/26/2016 06:59 AM EDT - SHAFTSBURY — The Select Board updated the public about the discovery of PFOA in the town's closed landfill at a special meeting on Monday. The state's Department of Environmental Conservation asked the town to test the landfill, which operated from 1967 to 2006, in June, due to its proximity to North Bennington, where several wells have tested positive for the chemical that was used in the Full Story

    Woman accused of pointing a gun at man holding their baby
    07/26/2016 06:58 AM EDT - BENNINGTON — A Hoosick Falls, N.Y. woman is accused of pointing a gun at a man while he held their 7-month-old child. Alicia Burdick, 19, pleaded not guilty Monday in Vermont Superior Court Criminal Division Bennington Unit to two felony counts of aggravated domestic assault with a weapon, and misdemeanor counts of reckless endangerment, and unlawful mischief. Full Story

    Two teachers to represent MAUMS at NEH conference
    07/26/2016 06:58 AM EDT - BENNINGTON — Two Mount Anthony Union Middle School teachers have been selected to attend an exclusive workshop provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Each year, NEH offers a series of week-long workshops for teachers in grades K through 12 as part of their Landmarks of American History and Culture program. Full Story

    Cigarette bucket said to cause East Mountain Park mobile home fire
    07/26/2016 06:58 AM EDT - BENNINGTON — A late Sunday night fire at a mobile home park is believed to have been caused by a cigarette bucket, according to the Bennington Rural Fire Department. Firefighters responded to the East Mountain Park Mobile Home at 22 Chapel Home Park Rd. at 11:30 on July 24. The fire was contained within 10 minutes, Assistant Fire Chief Kevin Mattison said, but emergency personnel remained Full Story

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