Vermont can’t take many immigrant children

07/30/2014 11:11 PM EDT
BURLINGTON (AP) -- Vermont doesn’t have the facilities to accept large numbers of immigrant children, Gov. Peter Shumlin said in a letter to the regional head of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He was responding to a request from DHS made to the states asking about the availability of a 90,000-square-foot facility that could host up to 1,000 children. 
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Week of adventure and New Experience for local kids
07/30/2014 11:18 PM EDT - BENNINGTON -- Local kids have been facing down 2,400-foot zip lines, car crashes, fire truck ladders, and first aid training this week, and they have a day at the shooting range and white water rafting trip left to go before it's done. Their adventures are part of an annual summer camp run by the Bennington Police Department with the help of Bennington County Sheriff's Full Story

REGIONAL NEWS
3 women claim Vt. agency paid them less than male counterpart

MONTPELIER -- Three female business managers in the state Department of Corrections went to court Wednesday to argue they were paid thousands of dollars less annually than a man in the same job, in violation of the state's equal-pay law. Lawyers for, Lynne Silloway, Mary Bertrand and Lisa Deblois squared off against a state assistant attorney general who argued that the unnamed Full Story
NATIONAL NEWS
World News in Brief

Vast Israeli support for Gaza war eclipses and silences dissenters JERUSALEM (AP) -- Despite Israeli casualties and world criticism, a near-consensus in Israel supports the government’s conduct of the Gaza war, views Hamas as the aggressor and considers outsiders’ moralizing as hypocritical, ignorant or both. Full Story
RELIGION
Police: Priests attacked at Phoenix church, 1 dies

PHOENIX -- A badly injured priest managed to administer last rites to his dying fellow clergyman who was fatally shot in a nighttime attack at their Roman Catholic church in downtown Phoenix as police rushed to the scene after the man also called 911. Authorities had no suspects or solid leads as of Thursday afternoon. Full Story

 
MOST RECENT
Morning Briefing -- Thursday, July 31

07/30/2014 11:14 PM EDT
Pownal Legion bingo POWNAL -- The American Legion Post 90 in Pownal holds bingo on Thursdays. Doors open at 5 p.m., bingo starts at 6:30 p.m. promptly. Snack Bar available. Cookie jar and progressive games. Everyone is invited to attend. Bennington Free Clinic hours BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Free Clinic is held each Thursday starting at 6 p. 
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Morning briefing -- Wednesday, July 30
07/29/2014 10:23 PM EDT - Thrift shop JOHNSONVILLE, N.Y. -- The Thrift Shop at Christ United Methodist Church just south off Route 67 is open every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon. Most clothing items are priced at $1 per bag. Community yoga BENNINGTON -- Enjoy a gentle yoga class free of charge, led by Laurae Coburn, Ph. Full Story

Morning Briefing -- Tuesday, July 29
07/29/2014 09:38 AM EDT - Bingo Tuesdays at Bennington Moose BENNINGTON -- Bingo is held Tuesdays at the Bennington Moose. Doors open at 5 p.m. Storytime at Cheney Library HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- Cheney Library will have storytime for preschoolers and their caregivers on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Several of the classic tales and songs. Full Story

Community Calendar This Week
07/28/2014 10:01 AM EDT - Monday, July 28 Bennington Free Clinic Monday hours BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Free Clinic will be open from 10 a.m. to noon at the First Baptist Church, 601 Main St. Call for an appointment, 802-447-3700. Drop-ins will not be seen. Elks hosts bingo BENNINGTON -- Every Monday, the Bennington Elks hosts bingo. Full Story

Meetings This Week
07/27/2014 10:08 PM EDT - Monday, July 28 Bennington Board of Civil Authority Town Clerk’s Office at 4:30 p.m. The purpose of this meeting is to hear committee reports of grievances. No agenda provided. Arlington Board of Selectmen Town Hall at 7 p.m. Agenda: 1. Meeting to Order 2. Full Story

Weekend Briefing, July 26-27
07/26/2014 09:00 AM EDT - July 26 Church dinner PITTSTOWN, N.Y. -- There will be a church dinner at Pittstown United Methodist Church Hall on Saturday, July 26, from 4 to 6 p.m. Eat in or take out; the menu will be chicken, potato salad, cole slaw, baked beans, roll, dessert, beverage. Cost: Adults $10, children 5-12 $5, children under 5 are free. Full Story

Religion News in Brief
07/26/2014 09:06 AM EDT - Saturday, July 26 Blueberry Dessert Festival and at James ARLINGTON -- Blueberries are in season and it's time to celebrate enjoy one of summer's treats. Come to the Blueberry Dessert Festival at St. James' Episcopal Church on Saturday, July 26, from noon to 4 pm. or until all the desserts are gone. Full Story

(Adam Berry)
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