Donations still needed for annual Warm the Children campaign

Funds sought to provide winter clothing for 50 more children
12/01/2015 09:42 PM EST
BENNINGTON >> Donations are still being sought to purchase winter clothing for 50 children in the Bennington area as part of the annual Warm the Children campaign. About 250 children were approved to receive a $100 shopping trip at JC Penney, although only enough money has been raised for 200 children as of this week, according to organizer Lisa Shea. 
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Brattleboro Great Auk Wireless founder accused of fraud
12/01/2015 04:33 PM EST - BRATTLEBORO >> The founder of Great Auk Wireless, a now-defunct wireless provider, has been charged by the Securities and Exchange Commission with conducting a Ponzi scheme that used the lure of quick riches from virtual currency to defraud investors. According to a press release from the SEC, Homero Joshua Garza perpetrated the fraud through his Connecticut-based companies GAW Miners and Full Story

Republican Phil Scott kicks off campaign for governor

SOUTH BURLINGTON (AP) >> Republican Lt. Gov. Phil Scott kicked off his campaign for governor Tuesday, saying he will work to rebuild Vermont's economic foundation. The construction company co-owner and race car driver announced his candidacy with words of support from Republican former Gov. Jim Douglas and state Sen. Full Story
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Mexico experts: passageway may lead to Aztec ruler's tomb

MEXICO CITY >> A Mexican archaeologist said his team has found a tunnel-like passageway that apparently leads to two sealed chambers, the latest chapter in the search for the as-yet undiscovered tomb of an Aztec ruler. The Aztecs are believed to have cremated the remains of their leaders during their 1325-1521 rule, but the final resting place of the cremains has never been found. Full Story
Religion News in Brief

Sunday 'Signs of Hope' at the Federated Church of East Arlington EAST ARLINGTON >> The season of Advent begins this Sunday, Nov. 29, at 10 a.m. at the Federated Church of East Arlington on Ice Pond Road with the lighting of a single purple candle. Ours is a world filled with the hurting, those searching for home and great schisms between people. Full Story

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12/01/2015 09:47 PM EST
Today, Dec. 2 BENNINGTON Gentle yoga for cancer survivors: The Cancer Center sponsors free Gentle Yoga for Cancer Survivors weekly, Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., in Conference Room C, at SVMC. You can join at any time and at any stage in your treatment or recovery regime. For more information, please call Jane Schaeffer, 802-447-0393 or go to www. 
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Hoosick Falls Central School news and happenings
12/01/2015 03:07 PM EST - Christmas Wish Program The HFCS National Honor Society is in charge of the Christmas Wish program again this year. Our Christmas Wish program provides new clothing for needy children within the Hoosick Falls school district. Money will be collected in high school homerooms until Dec. 11 Once again, this worthwhile program needs your help in two ways. Full Story

Area Lions Clubs to assist senior citizens
12/01/2015 02:41 PM EST - SHAFTSBURY >> The Bennington and NorShaft Lions Clubs want senior citizens to be safe this winter. To help protect you from falling on your icy steps and entrance ways they are offering to bring you a bucket of sand. If you live in Bennington, North Bennington or Shaftsbury and are 62 years and older and would like a bucket of sand delivered free of charge to your home, please call 442-0380 Full Story

Wreaths across America has local supporter
11/26/2015 02:29 PM EST - BENNINGTON >> A national program established a few years ago in Maine called Wreaths Across America now has a local supporter. Dwain and Beth Wilwol, owners of The Gift Garden on Main Street in Bennington, learned about the program when Dwain's father Frank, a veteran of The United States Army, died recently and was buried in Saratoga in the Gerald B. Full Story

Southern Vermont College to hold faculty panel discussion on power of choice
11/26/2015 02:26 PM EST - BENNINGTON >> In honor of its Presidential Inaugural week, Southern Vermont College (SVC) will host a faculty panel discussion on "Power of Choice: Making a Difference, SVC in the Community" at 2:25 p.m. on Dec. 3, in the Everett Mansion Theatre. The public is invited to the hour-long session followed by a reception in Burgdorff Gallery. Full Story

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11/26/2015 01:22 PM EST - Today, Nov. 27 BENNINGTON All Recovery meeting: 4 p.m. Turning Point Center Artist reception: Timothy James Shay. 7 p.m. Shay will present and share his work and tribal history, National Native American Month exhibition space, 520 Main Street, next to Allegro Thanksgiving Art Camp: Fiddlehead at Four Corners art gallery is offering three days of art enrichment for grades 1-6. Full Story

Report Emphasizes 049: Zero alcohol for nine months of pregnancy
11/25/2015 11:12 AM EST - BURLINGTON >> Two years ago, the Vermont Department of Health launched an informational outreach campaign called '049' that asked women and health care providers to become more aware of how alcohol can cause health problems for babies. A new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) identifies prenatal exposure to alcohol as the leading preventable cause of birth defects and 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