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    Cambridge Central board aims for building improvements

    Energy performance contractor reveals district's savings
    12/18/2014 07:38 PM EST
    CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. >> Tuesday's regular Cambridge Central School District board of education meeting preceded a special public meeting on Wednesday night between the board and the building committee, to discuss options for addressing storm drain issues. The board of education gave its second reading of policy revisions at its Tuesday meeting, the final of which will be administered on Jan. 
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    Cambridge's Battenkill Books to expand children's section with donation from author
    12/18/2014 07:33 PM EST - CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. >> Battenkill Books announced its receipt of a monetary donation from author James Patterson which will be used for a partial renovation at the Cambridge book retailer. The independent small-town bookstore, 15 E. Main St., was one of 81 stores nationwide, to benefit from Patterson's campaign to support independent bookstores, "#SaveOurBooks. Full Story

    FairPoint CEO fires back in letter to Gov. Shumlin
    12/18/2014 08:41 PM EST - The demands of FairPoint strikers are unreasonable and the company will not give in, CEO Paul Sunu wrote in a letter Wednesday to Gov. Peter Shumlin, in response to the governor's recent call for an end to the 62-day standoff. Sunu's letter said he wants to clarify misinformation from the union and assure the governor and the public it is still servicing customers, in some cases better than Full Story

    Mount Anthony Union High School begins search for next principal
    12/18/2014 07:33 PM EST - BENNINGTON >> The Mount Anthony Union district board has officially begun the search for the next principal of Mount Anthony Union High School, as current principal Sue Maguire has officially announced that she will be retiring at the end of the school year. "It's not a rumor," said superintendent Jim Culkeen, during his bimonthly report, "Sue Maguire is retiring. Full Story

    Bennington man charged with two counts of lewd and lascivious conduct against minors
    12/18/2014 07:01 PM EST - BENNINGTON >> A Bennington man is being charged with two counts of lewd and lascivious conduct against children, and their mother is accused of providing false information to police to help cover it up. In October of this year, according to a statement written by Robert Zink of the Vermont State Police, Bennington County Special Victims Unit began an investigation into allegations of sexual Full Story

    Police news in brief
    12/18/2014 07:01 PM EST - READSBORO >> On Tuesday, Dec. 16, at approximately 2:30 p.m., Vermont State Police were dispatched to a Readsboro residence for a 911 hang up call. The dispatcher reported that a female could be heard crying and yelling at someone to "let go," before the phone line went dead. Upon arrival to the scene at 1454 Branch Hill Road, troopers discovered that John Thayer, 35, had allegedly Full Story

    Veterans' Home to cut back on patient beds
    12/17/2014 10:19 PM EST - BENNINGTON >> The Vermont Veterans' Home Board of Trustees voted on Wednesday to take steps to reduce the number of patient beds it is licensed for, from the current 171 beds to 130. The only no vote came from H. Jamie Percey, the Vermont State Employees Association representative on the board. Full Story

    Bennington's own American hero: Bob Sausville
    12/18/2014 01:19 PM EST - BENNINGTON >> Bennington has an American hero in its midst. Though he might not admit he is a hero, career military veteran Bob Sausville spent his life serving his country, but enjoyed every minute of it. As his nephew, Paul Sausville, described to The Banner in a letter, he is a "model of small town character for young people. Full Story

    Career Development Center board approves MAU allocation contract
    12/17/2014 06:55 PM EST - BENNINGTON >> The board of the Southwest Vermont Regional Technical School District, which operates the Career Development Center on Monday agreed to a new allocation contract with Mount Anthony Union High School . The agreement, which will need to be approved by the MAU board at its meeting Wednesday night, will replace the current financial relationship between the two schools, in which Full Story

    Burlington man arrested in N.Y. for drug possession
    12/17/2014 05:14 PM EST - PITTSTOWN, N.Y. >> State Police in Brunswick arrested Jacob Wollman, 21, of Burlington, for drug possession after a traffic stop on Monday, Dec. 15, when Wollman was pulled over in his car for speeding. While interviewing the Vermont man the trooper that conducted the stop reported to have smelled marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. Full Story

    Dog injures Wyoming man in accidental shooting

    SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP) — Police in northern Wyoming say a rifle discharged after a dog apparently stepped on it, injuring a 46-year-old man. Full Story