Brother and sister sentenced for embezzlement

Sold late mother's house, didn't pay estate's debts
07/31/2015 10:17 PM EDT
BENNINGTON >> A brother and sister have been sentenced in federal court for spending money they got from selling their late mother's house without paying off her estate's legal debts. According to the United State's Attorney's Office District of Vermont, In 2014, Patricia Merz, 58, of Niskayuna, N. 
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Cop and court action for week of July 27
07/31/2015 10:17 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> The following is a list of local police and court activities. • On July 31 Bennington Police arrested Steven Russell, 25, and Shawn Russell, 27, both of Bennington, for felony counts of burglary and "conspiracy." They allegedly burglarized a private residence on Water Street in North Bennington, forcing their way into the home and stealing a large sum of cash. Full Story

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Vermont diversity leaders have a message for Sanders

By Jess Wisloski When Sen. Bernie Sanders spoke at the Netroots Nation Presidential Town Hall in Arizona this month, he was interrupted by activists from the Black Lives Matter movement who demanded that the two candidates – Sanders and former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley – address racial injustice issues. Full Story
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Experimental Ebola vaccine could stop virus in West Africa

LONDON >> An experimental vaccine tested on thousands of people in Guinea exposed to Ebola seems to work and might help shut down the ongoing epidemic in West Africa, according to interim results from a study published Friday. There is currently no licensed treatment or vaccine for Ebola, which has so far killed more than 11,000 people in West Africa since the world's biggest outbreak began Full Story
RELIGION
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SUNday St. James' Episcopal celebrates feat day ARLINGTON >> Now in its 251st year of service to the community, St. James' Episcopal Church, Arlington, will celebrate the feast day of its patron saint, James the Apostle, on Sunday, July 26,. The celebration will begin at 9 a.m. with the liturgy of the Holy Eucharist followed by a potluck brunch on the church green. Full Story

 
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07/31/2015 10:19 PM EDT
Today Arlington Meet the Author: Book signing event at American Legion Post 69. Author and American Legion Post 69 member William Hook will be selling and signing copies of his book "Liberating North China – 1945." A Marine's story of little known WWII events surrounding the liberation of China by Allied forces following the Japanese surrender. 
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Town of Bennington Project List
07/31/2015 12:58 PM EDT - Water Department Throughout the week-Water Crews will be doing Fire Hydrant maintenance. Motorist should use caution when moving through these work zones. Wednesday and Thursday — Shultz Construction will be digging on Monument Avenue near the Southern Vermont College athletic field entrance to make a new water connection. Full Story

Meetings
07/31/2015 11:31 AM EDT - Monday, Aug. 3 Town of Shaftsbury Select Board Meeting. Cole Hall, 61 Buck Hill Road, 6:30 p.m. Agenda: 1. Call to order. 2. Conflict of interest statement. 3. Approval of minutes. 4. Warrants. 5. Announcements. 6. Public comments. 7. Other business. 8. Review of action items. 9. Adjournment. Sunderland Select Board Meeting Sunderland Town Hall, 7 p. Full Story

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07/30/2015 10:08 PM EDT - Friday, July 31 BENNINGTON Bennington Senior Center: Sculpture, 9 to 11:30 a.m.; painting, 9 a.m. to noon; Bingo, 1 to 3 p.m. Friday night supper: Every Friday night the Moose serves supper, from 5:30 p.m. until gone. POWNAL To help celebrate the craft of beer: Hoppy Valley will host an open house at its hop yard on Route 7 in Pownal today from 2 to 8 p. Full Story

Two employees at Bennington Health & Rehab recognized
07/28/2015 09:44 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> Premier Therapy Services (PTS) at Bennington Health and Rehab has recognized two of their employees with awards for outstanding contributions and service. Chito Villarin and Tabitha Davis-Barron were honored during special ceremonies held at the Center and attended by PTS corporate and regional staff. Full Story

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07/28/2015 09:42 PM EDT - Wednesday, July 29 BENNINGTON Authors are Heroes to Libraries: Join us for this special edition of our Preschool Story time "Hero Search Detective Agency" and meet local author/illustrator Kimalie Wassick on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. upstairs in the Rotary meeting Room for children 3-6 yrs. Kim will read from two of her Basil & Prune Books. Full Story

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07/27/2015 10:12 PM EDT - Today Bennington Senior Center: Building Bones, 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. and 10 to 11:15 a.m. Trip to Hampton Beach, 7 a.m. to 10 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

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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