College hosts documentary showing, panel

10/23/2014 10:36 PM EDT
BENNINGTON -- Bennington College hosted the screening of a documentary Wednesday night, called "DamNation," which highlighted use feasibility and environmental issues related to dams, as well as recent trends in dam removal. Producer Yvon Abbey and directors Ben Knight and Travis Rummel used the film to explore the changes in national attitudes from the early 20th-Century pride in large 
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CCS considers facility repair options
10/23/2014 10:36 PM EDT - CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. -- The Cambridge Central School District has issued a report regarding facility damage around the school gym. The gym has been closed this year due to water damage, and the gym floor is the only item covered by insurance. There is a storm drain line beneath the school foundation that connects to the spouts surrounding the gym. Full Story

Vermont halts guardrail installations

MONTPELIER (AP) -- Vermont has joined a growing list of states that have halted new installations of a type of highway guardrail that’s been the focus of safety concerns and a major lawsuit. But Agency of Transportation spokesman Erik Filkorn says there currently are no plans to remove currently installed Trinity Industries’ ET-Plus guardrails. Full Story
Autopsy: St. Louis officer shot Myers from behind

ALAN SCHER ZAGIER, Associated Press ST. LOUIS -- An 18-year-old killed earlier this month by an off-duty St. Louis police officer was shot eight times, including six times from behind, said a forensic pathologist who performed a private autopsy Thursday. Dr. Cyril Wecht, who has investigated the deaths of John F. 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 -- Friday

10/24/2014 09:38 AM EDT
Friday, Oct. 24 Senior Center activites BENNINGTON -- On Fridays in October, the senior center will offer ceramics from 9 to 11 a.m., painting from 9 a.m. to noon, and bingo from 1 to 3 p.m. 'House of Horrors' in Bennington BENNINGTON -- The first Annual nightmare in Bennington presents House of Horrors: A 30-minute interactive, creepy attraction about 
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Morning Briefing -- Thursday, Oct. 23
10/22/2014 09:54 PM EDT - Free workshop for managing long-term health conditions BENNINGTON -- The Vt. Blueprint for Health is excited to offer a free Healthier Living Workshop from 4:30 to 7 p.m., Thursdays through Oct. 23, in the Seminar Room at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center. This workshop, developed by Stanford University, will help you gain control of your symptoms with humor and grace. Full Story

Morning Briefing -- Wednesday
10/22/2014 10:02 AM 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. Full Story

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

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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