DRB deliberates on Shires Housing

10/21/2014 11:00 PM EDT
BENNINGTON -- After a nearly two-hour hearing in which residents repeated many of their concerns about a proposed $5.5 million housing project off Silver Street, the Development Review Board moved into deliberative session. Planning Director Dan Monks said any decision made will be issued in writing. 
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FairPoint strike reaches local residents
10/21/2014 10:32 PM EDT - BENNINGTON -- A handful of local FairPoint Communications employees have been picketing locally, joining their union represented counterparts in northern New England. The strike began at midnight on Thursday. Ed Willette, of Bennington, who works as a special service technician for FairPoint said a picket line has been established at 126 Pleasant St. Full Story

MCLA Day of Service set for Saturday

NORTH ADAMS >> Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, the North Adams Chamber of Commerce and the City of North Adams announce that a "Day of Service — Fall Edition" will take place on Saturday from 10 a. Full Story
Ebola: Why virus kills some, other people survive

WASHINGTON -- People who shared an apartment with the country's first Ebola patient are emerging from quarantine healthy. And while Thomas Eric Duncan died and two U.S. nurses were infected caring for him, there are successes, too: A nurse infected in Spain has recovered, as have four American aid workers infected in West Africa. Full Story
Gov. Shumlin's tax filings show $10M in assets

Gov. Peter Shumlin released his 2013 tax return Friday, reporting $721,445 in gross income and total assets worth $10.3 million. Shumlin's 1040 IRS form shows most of his income comes from real estate he owns and rents. He reported $128,639 in wages and $349,091 in income from real estate, royalties, supplemental income and trusts. Full Story



Morning Briefing -- Wednesday

10/21/2014 10:26 PM EDT
Wednesday, Oct. 22 Food and health workshop MANCHESTER -- The Manchester Parks and Recreation Department will offer a workshop on which foods boost or drain your energy. Taught by Marie Forlich, a certified health coach and herbalist, the class will teach you about the good, bad, and the best foods to add to your diet, cut cravings, and increase energy and focus. 
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HAYC3 calls for ‘Holiday Pop-Up Shop’ vendors
10/21/2014 10:26 PM EDT - HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- The Hoosick Armory Youth Center and Community Coalition is planning to host its second-annual "Holiday Pop-Up Shop" on Dec. 6, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the second floor Perry Room at the HAYC3 Armory, 80 Church St. HAYC3 is currently soliciting vendors for the event, which allows small business owners, craftspeople, artists, artisans, farmers and nonprofits from Full Story

VT Race for the Cure grosses $326K
10/21/2014 10:25 PM EDT - MANCHESTER -- Last month’s 22nd annual Komen Vermont Race for the Cure, held in Manchester, drew 1,113 walkers and runners, raised $152,000 in cash to date, plus an additional $174,000 in in-kind donations, for a total of $326,000. "Pledges are still coming in, and folks are encouraged to continue donating throughout October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month," said Terry Farkas, Full Story

SVMC becomes teaching hospital for Podiatry
10/21/2014 10:25 PM EDT - BENNINGTON -- A new program at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center is attracting podiatry students from across the country who want to train with an outstanding medical staff in a rural hospital. The new podiatry surgical residency program, which launched earlier this year, began with two recent graduates, Dr. Full Story

Morning Briefing -- Tuesday, Oct. 21
10/21/2014 09:55 AM EDT - Story time BENNINGTON -- Bennington Free Library holds "Story Rhythms for Babies & Toddlers," for children 4-36 months from 10:30-11 a.m. on Tuesdays upstairs in the Rotary meeting room. This special time for babies and toddlers will include stories, finger plays, song and movement. For more information, call Linda or Chris at 802-442-9051. Full Story

Community Calendar This Week
10/19/2014 10:43 PM EDT - Monday, Oct. 20 Bennington Free Clinic Monday hours BENNINGTON -- 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 BENNINGTON -- Every Monday, the Bennington Elks, 125 Washington Ave. Full Story

Meetings This Week
10/19/2014 10:42 PM EDT - October 20 Sunderland Selectboard Meeting Sunderland Elementary School at 7 p.m. Agenda: 1. Call to order 2. Introduction of those present by chair 3. Approval of minutes from previous meeting 4. Reports from Road Liaison and/or Highway Foreman A. Kelley Stand update 5. Old and Unfinished Business A. 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