Stamford man sentenced two years probation for reckless endangerment

11/21/2014 10:21 PM EST
BENNINGTON >> A Stamford man was sentenced to two years of probation on Thursday in the criminal division of Bennington Superior Court, for a reckless endangerment charge, following some jail time served for an incident that took place in August. Christopher Crockwell, 33, was accused of smashing the side mirror of a sport utility vehicle with a baseball bat, while his girlfriend and her 
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Pownal selectmen consider waste, transfer station options
11/21/2014 10:04 PM EST - POWNAL >> The Pownal Select Board met its full quorum for a short regular meeting on Thursday night, which quickly moved into executive session to craft performance reviews of personnel who requested one. A piece of the select board's mail opened at the meeting, revealed that the the solid waste management certificate for the Pownal transfer station would expire in July, which just added Full Story

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Apples of New England: Expert writes book detailing history, varieties of the region's apples

GREENFIELD (AP) >> There's Old Nonesuch of Massachusetts, Paw Paw, Melvin Sweet, Cogswell, Fallawater ... Do you know your apples? Like, for example, that the first apple seeds in this country were planted three years after the Pilgrims landed and that the first named variety — Roxbury Russets — was cultivated in 1635 in Boston? Full Story
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Big snow ends, but flooding a concern

More than 30 major roof collapses. High temperatures expect over the weekend
BUFFALO, N.Y. >> A snowfall that brought huge drifts and closed roads in the Buffalo area finally ended Friday as the looming threat of rain and higher temperatures through the weekend and beyond raised the possibility of floods and more roofs collapsing under the heavy loads. More than 30 major roof collapses, most involving farm and flat-roof buildings, were reported overnight, officials Full Story
Religion News in Brief

Religion News in Brief
SATURDAY, NOV. 22 St. Luke's sets Christmas Bazaar CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. >> The Christmas Bazaar at St. Luke's parish hall will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a free luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. All the proceeds will go directly towards the food pantry, beaver cross scholarships and families for Christmas. Full Story

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11/21/2014 10:07 PM EST
Today BENNINGTON Southern Vermont College's Fall Open House: Southern Vermont College will host its second Fall Open House from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Prospective students and their families will have an opportunity to learn about the College. The event includes guided tours of campus and presentations on academic programs. 
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Morning Briefing — Nov. 21 and Nov. 22
11/21/2014 09:47 AM EST - Today BENNINGTON Friday night supper: Every Friday night the Moose serves supper, from 5:30 p.m. until gone. Ananda Yoga: Come to The Yoga Place, 532 Main St., Fridays from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. for Ananda Yoga. For more information, 802-447-0393 or Concert at South Street cafe: Arlington Memorial Jazz Band will perform at 7 p. Full Story

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11/19/2014 05:20 PM EST - Today NORTH BENNINGTON Infant-Toddler play group: Bennington County Head Start is hosting an Infant Toddler Playgroup from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the North Bennington Head Start Cottage. This is a parent-child, drop-in playgroup. Figure Drawing at the VAE: The Vermont Arts Exchange offers self-guided figure drawing on Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p. Full Story

Thanksgiving in the Meals on Wheels Kitchen
11/18/2014 05:33 PM EST - These Meals on Wheels meal sites — in Manchester, Arlington, Bennington, and Stamford — bustle with laughter ordinary days. On holidays, they are abuzz with the pre-feast excitement found across the country in most homes. "Is the turkey ready yet?" "When are we going to eat?" and "Smells delicious! Full Story

Morning Briefing — Nov. 19 and Nov. 20
11/18/2014 03:53 PM EST - Today BENNINGTON Pre-school story hour: Bennington Free Library will hold a pre-school story hour for children 3-5 years from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Rotary Meeting Room. Gentle yoga for cancer survivors: The Cancer Center sponsors free Gentle Yoga for Cancer Survivors weekly, Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p. Full Story

VSAC college scholarship booklet now available online
11/18/2014 02:01 PM EST - WINOOSKI -- Vermont Student Assistance Corp. has released its annual Scholarships for Vermonters, a compendium of more than 140 programs for eligible students looking to finance college. This year's application process features simplified essay and recommendation requirements for most scholarships and is available online now at www. Full Story

Morning Briefing — Nov. 18 and Nov. 19
11/17/2014 02:39 PM EST - NOV. 18 BENNINGTON VSAC offers 'Paying for College' workshops: Vermont Student Assistance Corp. will offer free workshops at local high schools to help families plan how to pay for college and training after high school. The presentations, which normally run 90 minutes to two hours, provide students and their parents with information on financial aid and other resources available to pay for 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