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Residents form Get Fit Bennington workout group

Meets four times a week for free
05/31/2016 05:16 PM EDT
BENNINGTON >> There's a new group in town with a passion for health and fitness. Get Fit Bennington meets Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday every week at 6 p.m. at lower Willow Park for a free workout. Katie Favreau, Sara Sokolowski, and other local residents recently formed the group. Its goal is to encourage people of all ages and abilities to get more mobile through a wide 
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Honoring first responders and firemen in Shaftsbury
05/31/2016 07:03 AM EDT - SHAFTSBURY — About a dozen organizations marched in the Norshaft Shaftsbury Memorial Day parade on Monday. Every other year the parade is held in North Bennington.

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REGIONAL NEWS
Vermont State Police: Four dead in three crashes over Memorial Day weekend

Vermont State Police release enforcement data
BENNINGTON >> State Police said this Memorial Day weekend saw four people killed in three crashes, making for 28 traffic fatalities so far in 2016. Approximately half of the traffic deaths this year have involved people not using seatbelts or not using them properly, according to police. State Police released the following data collected between May 23 and May 30. Full Story
NATIONAL NEWS
NYC man gets prison for calling 50 fake emergencies to 911

NEW YORK >> A New York City man has been sentenced to six years in prison for calling 911 more than 50 times to report fake emergencies. Ronald DeShields was sentenced Thursday. The calls, made between January and February 2014, included false claims of police-involved shootings, law enforcement in need of assistance and fires with people trapped. Full Story
RELIGION
Religion News in Brief

today SUNday Worship and events at St. Peter's BENNINGTON >> The Rev. Justin Lanier will preside as St. Peter's Episcopal Church celebrates the Eucharist on the second Sunday after Pentecost, May 28, at the 8 a. Full Story

 
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05/30/2016 08:51 PM EDT
Please submit calendar items to news@benningtonbanner.com at least seven days in advance of the event. We accept listings from non-profits and for events with free admission. Tuesday, May 31 BENNINGTON Medicare info: Learn how to navigate through the Medicare system by attending an informational session regarding Medicare Part A, Part B, and Part D Prescription Drug Coverage Medicare 
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05/29/2016 10:14 PM EDT - Please submit calendar items to news@benningtonbanner.com at least seven days in advance of the event. We accept listings from non-profits and for events with free admission. Today, May 30 (Memorial Day) Arlington Memorial Day Parade: Line up by 10:45 a.m. on School Street. Parade at 11 a.m. Ends at the memorial at Fisher Elementary School. Full Story

Meetings
05/29/2016 10:13 PM EDT - Tuesday, May 31 Arlington Select Board: Town Hall, 7 p.m. Agenda: 1. Meeting to order. 2. Minutes. 3. Highways. 4. Water department - warrants and orders. 5. 30 River Road update. 6. Yellow Barn Farm/dog park update. 7. Website proposal. 8. BCSD contract. 9. Bennington County Conservation District. 10. Full Story

Memorial Day events calendar
05/27/2016 09:28 PM EDT - Arlington Memorial Day Parade: Line up by 10:45 a.m. on School Street. Parade at 11 a.m. Ends at the memorial at Fisher Elementary School. BENNINGTON Memorial Day Parade: Line up at 11 a.m. at the former Jr. high school on Main Street. Parade begins at noon, turns north at the Four Corners and ends at the Vermont Veterans Home where there will be a brief service. Full Story

Today's Calendar
05/27/2016 09:15 PM EDT - Please submit calendar items to news@benningtonbanner.com at least seven days in advance of the event. We accept listings from non-profits and for events with free admission. Today, May 28 BENNINGTON Free workout: Anytime Fitness has been delivering Free Workouts to our community every Saturday this month. Full Story

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05/26/2016 10:02 PM EDT - Please submit calendar items to news@benningtonbanner.com at least seven days in advance of the event. We accept listings from non-profits and for events with free admission. Today, May 27 BENNINGTON Live Music: Woven to preform at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Bennington at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10; $5 for students. Full Story

Southern Vermont College's Board of Trustees announces appointment of new members
05/26/2016 03:51 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> The Board of Trustees at Southern Vermont College appointed Vice President Mark R. Manley 'P15 of AllianceBernstein, N.Y., and SVC alumnus Vice President Toby Potterton '99 of Atlas Private Wealth Management, North Adams, Mass., as new Board members at its recent meeting in May. "I am excited to work with both Toby and Mark as they join the SVC board," said SVC President Dr. 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