Vermont State Police respond to several crashes over a few days

02/01/2015 07:04 PM EST
BENNINGTON >> Starting late Wednesday night and through the weekend, Bennington County saw several motor vehicle crashes, according to the Vermont State Police. At approximately 10:38 p.m. on Wednesday, a 2005 Dodge Durango, operated by Jason Noblet, 37, of Bennington, went off the road on Route 9 in Woodford, just east of Harbour Road. 
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Reciprocal Weekend welcomes visitors to Vermont snowmobile trails
01/31/2015 11:18 AM EST - WOODFORD >> The Bennington Police Department administered snowmobile safety checks in Woodford on Friday for out-of-state riders coming to glide along Vermont trails for the annual Tri-State Reciprocal Weekend. As a part of the Southern Vermont Trail Riders, BPD takes one day each year to have a presence on local snowmobile trails, to make sure the vehicles are in compliance with Vermont Full Story

3 of 4 teens seek juvenile trial in rock on car case

3 of 4 teens seek juvenile trial in rock on car case LEWISBURG, PA. >> Three of four teenagers charged after a rock was dropped onto a car on a central Pennsylvania highway, severely injuring the motorist, are asking to have their cases moved to juvenile court. Attorneys for Dylan Lahr, Keefer McGee and Tyler Porter filed motions last month in Union County Court asking that the case be Full Story
Balloon crew makes history crossing Pacific

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. >> A pair of American and Russian pilots has traveled farther and longer in a gas balloon than anyone in history, trying to eliminate any remaining debate over a century of records in long-distance ballooning. The Two Eagles pilots surpassed the distance and duration records that have held since the 1970s and 1980s, and were aiming Friday for a safe landing somewhere on a Full Story
Vt. Episcopal Episcopal Bishop Thomas Ely's statement on firearms measure

By the Right Rev. Thomas Ely, Bishop of the Episcopal Church in Vermont
I am writing today to express my support for S.31, the bill currently before the Vermont legislature, that would require criminal background checks on unlicensed sales of firearms, prohibit violent felons from possessing guns, and require timely submission of relevant court records to the National Instant Background Check System when a person has been adjudicated as being a danger to themselves Full Story

College News in Brief

01/30/2015 09:29 PM EST
Norwich University announces dean's list NORTHFIELD >> The following students from your readership area have been recognized on the dean's list at Norwich University for the fall 2014 semester: Dagan Levin of North Bennington; Shawna Shea of Pownal. Providence College announces dean's list PROVIDENCE, R. 
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Morning Briefing — Jan. 31
01/31/2015 10:39 AM EST - Today CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. Night ski and hike: On Jan. 31, the Battenkill Conservancy will offer its popular Full Moon Night Sky Cross Country Ski & Snow Shoe Hike at the home of Jan and Tom Wolski. Bill Frederick of the Salem Astronomy Club has been invited to share his expertise and will be setting up a high-precision telescope to identify the winter constellations. Full Story

The Cash Registers to perform at the Vermont Arts Exchange
01/30/2015 12:30 PM EST - BENNINGTON >> The Vermont Arts Exchange is excited to welcome the Cash Registers, an old school punk band, to the Basement Music Series stage. Please join us on Saturday, Feb. 7. Doors open at 7 p.m. while the show begins at 8 p.m. The Cash Register's mastermind, John Bendik, was already a veteran of the Pittsburgh hardcore scene at age 18. Full Story

SVC lecture: "Mah Jongg Art: Messages of Propaganda, Politics and Culture on Game Tiles"
01/30/2015 12:29 PM EST - BENNINGTON >> Author and art historian Gregg Swain will offer a presentation on "Mah Jongg Art: Messages of Propaganda, Politics and Culture on Game Tiles" at Southern Vermont College on Tuesday, Feb. 3. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 2:25 p.m. in the Everett Mansion Theatre; note that space is limited. Full Story

Mount Anthony Union named to AP Honor Roll
01/30/2015 12:29 PM EST - BENNINGTON >> Mount Anthony Union High School is one of only six Vermont schools honored on the College Board's AP Honor Roll for the 2014-2015 school year. Schools are acknowledged for increased AP course offerings and the number of students earning at least a 3 on AP exams. MAUHS offers AP courses in English Literature and English Language, United States, World, and European History, Full Story

Bennington County Choral Society welcomes new members
01/30/2015 12:29 PM EST - BENNINGTON >> There's still time for interested signers to participate in the spring concert of The Bennington County Choral Society. Due to the recent snowstorm, the Bennington County Choral Society cancelled its rehearsal this past Monday evening. It is therefore still possible for interested singers to participate in the spring concert, "100 Years of Broadway," if they attend the next Full Story

Morning Briefing — Jan. 30
01/29/2015 02:23 PM EST - Today BENNINGTON Friday night supper: Every Friday night the Moose serves supper, from 5:30 p.m. until gone. Senior Center activities: The Bennington Senior Center is offering painting and ceramics at 9 a.m. and bingo at 1 p.m. HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. Empty bowls event: HAYC3 partners with Hoosick Falls High School and St. 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