Brattleboro: Suspect arrested in local robberies

07/02/2015 06:24 AM EDT
BRATTLEBORO >> Late Wednesday night, the Brattleboro Police Department announced it had made an arrest in the recent robberies at McDonald's and Dunkin Donuts on Putney Road. Through investigation by the Brattleboro Police Department's Criminal Investigation Divison, detectives developed information identifying the suspect responsible for both robberies as Christina L. 
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Fresh Air Fund kids arrive
07/02/2015 05:26 AM EDT - MANCHESTER — It isn't summer until kids from the city come to Vermont through the Fresh Air Fund. "This is my sixth or seventh year," said Taliyah Sanchez, 13, of the Bronx. "My favorite part is experiencing how they live down here because the city is so different. You don't get to see as much nature and stuff so it's nice to come here. Full Story

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New warden, increased security after New York prison escape

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) >> A new superintendent has been named at the maximum-security prison in upstate New York where two inmates escaped last month, and a range of new security measures has been put in place. The state correction department announced Wednesday that 30-year correction veteran Michael Kirkpatrick will be the new superintendent of the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora. Full Story
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Episcopalians OK allowing gay marriage in churches

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) >> The Episcopal Church has completed its embrace of gay rights, changing church law to allow same-sex religious marriages throughout the denomination, just days after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide. The new policy won overwhelming approval from the top Episcopal legislative body Wednesday, following decades of debate and conflict. Full Story
RELIGION
Religion News in Brief

Sunday Worship at Second Congregational Church BENNINGTON >> I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," wrote the great poet and author Maya Angelou. At Second Congregational Church, on this last Sunday in June, two weeks after the killings in Charleston, S.C., the Rev. Mary Lee-Clark will reflect on our response to that tragedy and the long-standing wounds of our nation, in her sermon entitled, Full Story

 
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Morning Briefing for Wednesday

06/30/2015 09:09 PM EDT
Today BENNINGTON Senior Center: The Bennington Senior Center will hold Zumba Gold from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and show a movie from 1 to 3 p.m. July 2 NORTH BENNINGTON Food shelf hours: The Food Shelf at the North Bennington Baptist Church is open every Thursday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. BENNINGTON Bennington Free Clinic hours: The Bennington Free Clinic is held each Thursday at 6 p. 
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July 4th Weekend at the Bennington Battle Monument
07/01/2015 07:17 AM EDT - BENNINGTON — A perfect way to enjoy a long weekend, three different activities on three different days at the Bennington Battle Monument. On Friday, July 4, there will be colonial games for children starting at 11 a.m.. At 1 p.m. Willy Jones will give his traditional reading of the Declaration of Independence. Full Story

Community Calendar this week — June 30
06/30/2015 05:44 AM EDT - Today BENNINGTON Bingo: Bingo is held Tuesdays at the Bennington Moose. Doors open at 5 p.m. Overeaters Anonymous meeting: Overeaters Anonymous meets Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the Bennington Free Library, 101 Silver St. Bereavement support group: There is a weekly adult grief support for those who have lost a loved one, every Tuesday at 2:30 p. Full Story

Meetings this week — June 29
06/28/2015 05:37 PM EDT - Today Arlington Board of Selectmen: Town Hall, 7 p.m. Agenda: 1. Meeting minutes of June 15. 2. Highways. 3. Old business, finances, park and rec update, Yellow Barn Farm update, water co. update, vilage designation maps, BCSWA update. 4. New business, computers AVG yearly contract, warrants and orders, all other business. Full Story

Community Calendar this week — June 29
06/28/2015 03:28 PM EDT - 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 7 p.m. Healing Winds at the Vets' Home: Healing Winds offers Native American healing chants and drumming on Full Story

Morning Briefing — June 27
06/26/2015 10:12 PM EDT - Today BENNINGTON Sherlock Holmes program: On June 27, at 1 p.m. in The Rotary Room at the Bennington Free Library, Sally Sugarman, BSI and editor of the book, "Sherlock Holmes: The Man and His Worlds," will give a talk and a power point presentation on Sherlock Holmes and Children. The program is free. Full Story

Monday meeting
06/25/2015 11:01 PM EDT - Monday, June 29. Arlington Board of Selectmen: Town Hall, 7 p.m. Agenda: 1. Meeting minutes of June 15. 2. Highways. 3. Old business, finances, park and rec update, Yellow Barn Farm update, water co. update, vilage designation maps, BCSWA update. 4. New business, computers AVG yearly contract, warrants and orders, all other business. Full Story

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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
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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
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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