Women charged with selling drugs to Vets Home resident

11/30/2015 08:35 PM EST
BENNINGTON >> Two Bennington women are facing felony charges alleging that they sold a depressant drug to a resident at the Vermont Veterans Home. Jessica M. Walsh, 36, and Karen Maxham, 43, pleaded not guilty as co-defendants Monday in Vermont Superior Court to sale of a depressant. They were released under the conditions they not contact the person they allegedly sold to. 
Full Story
New Stewart's Shops opening on Dec. 9
11/30/2015 08:32 PM EST - BENNINGTON >> The new Stewart's Shops is on track to open in December, a company spokeswoman said Monday. The new convenience store and gas station at 636 Main St. (Route 9) will be open starting Dec. 9. A grand opening ceremony is slated for Dec. 18, according to company spokeswoman Maria D'Amelia. Full Story

(Wilson Ring AP photo)
Trooper specializes in speeders on Vermont interstate spot

Trooper finds sweet spot on interstate
ROYALTON >> A stretch of the southbound side of Interstate 89 is a hotspot for speeders traveling faster than 100 miles per hour and a member of the Vermont State Police's traffic safety unit has made a specialty of catching them. Trooper Richard Slusser has a hidden spot on a long downhill stretch on a less-traveled section of the highway near the town line of Royalton and Sharon where Full Story
10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHAT WORLD LEADERS ARE HOPING CLIMATE TALKS SIGNIFY By striking a deal to cut emissions that are warming the planet they hope they can show terrorists what countries can do when they stand together. 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

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

Today's Calendar
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

Terra Obscura exhibit debuts at Southern Vermont College Gallery
11/25/2015 11:08 AM EST - BENNINGTON >> "Terra Obscura: Images from the Road," a special exhibit by Brooklyn, N.Y., photographer Max Flatow featuring images from the American West to India, will be presented in Southern Vermont College's Burgdorff Gallery through Dec. 18. The Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 a. Full Story

Sunrise receives grant
11/25/2015 11:07 AM EST - Sunrise Family Resource Center recently received a grant and is the host agency for the Expanding Strengthening Families to Family Child Care Homes Project through Vermont Birth to Five (VB5), a program working to strengthen the quality of infant and toddler care in Vermont. Vermont Birth to Five is an initiative supported by the Permanent Fund for Vermont's Children, the A. Full Story

Hospital receives cardiography reaccreditation
11/25/2015 10:46 AM EST - BENNINGTON >> Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) Cardiology has again achieved the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission's (IAC) accreditation for adult transthoracic and adult stress echocardiography. SVMC, which includes SVMC Cardiology, is one of only two facilities in the state that is accredited in adult stress echocardiography. 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
(Chris Pizzello)
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
(Chris Pizzello)
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