Woman arraigned in Bennington Cinemas robbery

The male police say was involved has yet to appear in court, but is in custody
03/06/2015 11:18 AM EST
BENNINGTON >> One of the two people accused of robbing Bennington Cinemas at gunpoint in June has appeared in court, pleading not guilty to half a dozen felonies and continuing to be held without bail. Star M. Crandall, 23, of South Burlington, pleaded not guilty in Vermont Superior Court to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, grand larceny, two counts of kidnapping, assault and 
Full Story
Vermont officials seek more VY decom input
03/06/2015 10:29 AM EST - BRATTLEBORO >> Attorney General William H. Sorrell, the Department of Public Service, the Agency of Natural Resources, and the Department of Health filed comments today with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission regarding Entergy's proposed plans for decommissioning the Vermont Yankee nuclear power facility in Vernon. Full Story

REGIONAL NEWS
Train car derailment closes crossing

ESSEX JUNCTION, VT. (AP) >> Authorities are investigating a train car derailment in Essex Junction, Vermont, that closed Route 15 at Five Corners. The accident happened early Friday. By 6 a.m., several crossings were open, but Main Street was expected to be closed until about 1 p.m. The Burlington Free Press reports some train cars derailed; it wasn't immediately clear how many and what Full Story
NATIONAL NEWS
Super Bowl, World Series champs back gay marriage at Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) >> The New England Patriots are for same-sex marriage. So are the San Francisco Giants. The reigning baseball and football champions, along with baseball's small-market Tampa Bay Rays, are among the thousands of businesses, religious groups, advocacy organizations and politicians who are filing legal briefs at the Supreme Court in support of gay marriage. Full Story
RELIGION
(The Associated Press)
Theodore Hesburgh, former Notre Dame president, dies at 97

SOUTH BEND, IND. >> The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh transformed the University of Notre Dame into a school known almost as much for academics as for football, even if it meant challenging popes, presidents — or legendary football coaches. And he did it while championing human rights around the globe, from civil rights and immigration reform to supporting Third World development. Full Story

 
MOST RECENT
Morning Briefing — March 6

03/05/2015 01:49 PM EST
Today BENNINGTON Ananda Yoga: Come to The Yoga Place, 532 Main St., Fridays from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. for Ananda Yoga. The class is a creative, medium paced yoga flow incorporating floor work to energize you for your weekend. For more information, call 802-447-0393 or visit www.benningtonyoga.com. Friday night supper: Every Friday night the Moose serves supper, from 5:30 p. 
Full Story
Morning Briefing — March 5
03/05/2015 10:41 AM EST - Today ARLINGTON Auxiliary meeting: A special meeting of Arlington American Legion Auxiliary Unit 69 is called, for update and review of the Constitution and Bylaws to align with the National American Legion Auxiliary Constitution. Please join us for this very important meeting. Also tonight: American Legion Post 69 monthly meeting, E-board meeting follows. Full Story

Morning Briefing — March 4
03/04/2015 01:07 PM EST - Today BENNINGTON Gentle yoga for cancer survivors: The Cancer Center sponsors free Gentle Yoga for Cancer Survivors weekly, Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., in Conference Room C, at SVMC. You can join at any stage in your treatment or recovery regime. For more information, call 802-447-0393 or go to www. Full Story

The Dorset Players present 'Watson: The Last Great Tale of the Legendary Sherlock Holmes'
03/03/2015 09:35 PM EST - DORSET >> The Dorset Players will present "Watson: The Last Great Tale of the Legendary Sherlock Holmes," written by Jaime Robledo, which is both a witty comedy and dramatic mystery based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's heroes and villains. When Sherlock Holmes is sidelined after being entrusted by Queen Victoria to deliver a mysterious box to a political summit, it's up to Holmes' Full Story

Morning Briefing — March 3
03/02/2015 06:00 PM EST - Today BENNINGTON Senior Center activities: Join the Bennington Senior Center for RSVP Bone Builders at 8:30 and 10 a.m., HELP at 4:30 p.m. and chair yoga from 3 to 4 p.m. Bingo Tuesdays at Bennington Moose: Bingo is held Tuesdays at the Bennington Moose. Doors open at 5 p.m. Overeaters Anonymous meeting: Overeaters Anonymous meets Tuesdays at 7 p. Full Story

Meetings this week — March 2
03/01/2015 05:26 PM EST - March 2 Sunderland Selectboard Meeting: Sunderland Elementary School at 6:45 p.m., followed by Town Meeting at 7 p.m. Agenda: Call to order 2. Introduction of those present by chair 3. Approval of minutes from previous meeting 4. Discuss Town Meeting with Moderator 5. Review of bills and signing of selectboard's order 6. Full Story

Community calendar this week — March 2
03/01/2015 03:09 PM EST - Today BENNINGTON Bennington Free Clinic Monday hours: The Bennington Free Clinic will be open from 10 a.m. to noon at the First Baptist Church, 601 Main St. Call for an appointment, 802-447-3700. Drop-ins will not be seen. Elks hosts bingo: Every Monday, the Bennington Elks hosts bingo at the Bennington Elks, 125 Washington Ave. Full Story

(Adam Berry)
Are car keys a thing of the past?

The furor over General Motors' deadly ignition switch has the potential to doom the car key, a technology drivers have been using for 65 years. Full Story
(Chris Pizzello)
Famous bidders lining up to buy Clippers

Billionaires, entertainers and athletes alike announced their intentions to pursue the Los Angeles Clippers with varying degrees of seriousness Wednesday, proving the longtime losers will be quite a prize if the NBA is able to wrest control of the team away from Donald Sterling after his lifetime ban for racist remarks. Full Story
(Chris Pizzello)
Louis CK is back and grumpier than ever

Louie, who (like Louis) is a New York comic and a divorced father of two daughters, knows struggle and angst and cloudy wonderment. He views life through eyes with a stricken look, dwelling in a state of comfortable dread. Full Story