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Park-McCullough celebrates 150 years

Park-McCullough House hosts weekend of events
08/30/2015 09:43 PM EDT
NORTH BENNINGTON >> Owing to its 150th year anniversary celebration, the historic Park-McCullough House had a few more visitors this weekend than usual. "We've been quite busy this summer," said Mary Feidner, volunteer and board member at the historic house. Guests come not only for the building's Vermont history but its national history too, she said during the community picnic held there 
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Growers see strong apple-picking season in region
08/30/2015 09:42 PM EDT - BOSTON >> As summer winds down in New England, apple-picking season is gearing up with growers forecasting a bumper crop. According to the U.S. Apple Association, the six-state harvest is expected to be about 14 percent higher than last year's and 18 percent above the region's five-year average. Full Story

New England in brief

Vermont woman delivers hand grenade to police Police in South Burlington, Vermont, evacuated their department and surrounding homes and businesses after a woman brought them a hand grenade she found while sorting through her grandfather's stored belongings. Several roads were also temporarily closed. Full Story
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Scientists, tribe study shrinking Washington state glacier

MOUNT BAKER, Wash. (AP) — Mauri Pelto digs his crampons into the steep icy slope on Mount Baker in Washington state and watches as streams of water cascade off the thick mass of bare, bluish ice. Every 20 yards, the water carves vertical channels in the face of the glacier as it rushes downstream. Full Story
Teen gets more than 11 years for helping Islamic State

ALEXANDRIA, VA. >> A northern Virginia teenager was sentenced Friday to more than 11 years in prison for helping another teen travel to Syria to join the Islamic State and for providing other aid to the militant group. The judge said he considered 17-year-old Ali Shukri Amin's age and lack of a criminal record during sentencing in federal court in Alexandria. Full Story

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08/27/2015 10:23 PM EDT
Today BENNINGTON Friday night supper: Every Friday night the Moose serves supper, from 5:30 p.m. until gone. Come experience recovery in a safe, non-judgmental environment: Emphasis is on the hope and healing of recovery - and how it has changed lives. This facilitated-lead meeting welcomes all pathways to recovery. 
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08/26/2015 09:51 PM EDT - Thursday, Aug. 27 BENNINGTON Bennington Free Clinic hours: The Bennington Free Clinic is held each Thursday at 6 p.m., for uninsured people 18 years of age or older, in the First Baptist Church at 601 Main St. Please call 802-447-3700 for an appointment. Senior Center: Building Bones, 8:30 to 9:45 a. Full Story

Lesters Trio to perform at Green Mountain Christian Center
08/26/2015 06:22 AM EDT - BENNINGTON — The Lesters Trio will perform at the Green Mountain Christian Center on Friday, Aug. 28, at 7 p.m. Admission is free. The center is located at 440 Main St. If you enjoy Southern Gospel music, you will love the Lesters. They have a rich heritage to draw from — a passion that began with their grandparents, Harvey and Opal Lester, in 1925. Full Story

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08/26/2015 02:26 AM EDT - Today BENNINGTON Support group: There is a support group for anyone living with any type of loss due to a death at Second Congregational Church the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at 6 p.m. Bennington Senior Center: The AARP Driving Course will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. A movie will be shown from 1 to 3 p. Full Story

Mount Anthony Union Middle School trimester three honor roll 2014-2015
08/26/2015 02:19 AM EDT - Grade 8 Principal's Honors Molly Austin, Adam Ballou, Olivia Elmer, Natalie Jelley, Tadakazu Kosaki, Benjamin Medvedev, Caroline Musinski, Kyla Obenauer, Aditi Patel, Iris Patterson, Noah Payne, Victoria Pembroke, Emiliano Salazar, Adam Sampsell, Amelia Schroeder, Emma Shroyer, Alison Simmons, Quincy Thomas, Samantha White, Catherine Worthington High Honors Taylor Andrews, Mackenzie Bourgeois, Full Story

SVSU bus schedule for 2015-2016 school year
08/24/2015 09:32 PM EDT - Bus Stop Locations For MAU 04 Chapel and East Rd 15-16 MAU AM 6:34 a.m. START NORTH BRANCH ST@CHAPEL RD 6:39 a.m. STOP CHAPEL RD @ CROSSOVER RD 6:40 a.m. STOP CHAPEL RD @ Chapel Road MHP 6:43 a.m. STOP CHAPEL RD @ EAST RD 6:44 a.m. STOP EAST RD @ OUTWATER RD 6:45 a.m. STOP EAST RD @ LOWER EAST RD 6:46 a. Full Story

CAT-TV Monthly Movie Night
08/24/2015 09:32 PM EDT - On Friday, Sept. 11, and Saturday, Sept. 12, beginning at 7 p.m, CAT-TV will once again sponsor their monthly movie night on Channel 15. This month's offering will be "The Mark of Zorro", a silent film with music background, and English subtitles, which was made in 1920. This film, based on a short story by author, Johnston McCulley, "The Curse of Capistrano: The Mark of Zorro," features 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