Bennington Farmers' Market to test downtown location this week

09/19/2014 10:46 PM EDT
BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Farmers' Market is testing out a new location for its Tuesday event, right in the heart of the downtown. This Tuesday, Sept. 23, and through the beginning of October, the market will run Tuesdays from 3 to 6 p.m. at the park on North Street behind LM Realty, formerly Merchant's Bank. 
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Gun worth $89K reported stolen from Manchester business
09/19/2014 10:43 PM EDT - MANCHESTER -- Police are looking for two men, one of them with a Great Dane, in connection with the theft of an $89,000 shotgun. Manchester Police said that on Thursday a white male, 5' 8" tall, mid 30s to early 40s, clean-shaved with dark hair, well dressed in light clothing and a long suit coat entered a business with a 6' tall white male in his 30s. Full Story

Milne loses campaign manager, hires former editor who fabricated stories for Times Argus

Scott Milne, the Republican candidate for governor, parted ways with Brent Burns, his campaign manager, last Friday, just seven weeks before the General Election, and he has hired a former editor who fabricated stories published in the Times Argus to write press releases. Milne said he didn't want his campaign staff to be a subject of media scrutiny, but stories about both Full Story
World News in Brief

France becomes 1st country to join US airstrikes on Islamic State group in Iraq PARIS (AP) -- France is back at America’s side in conducting military strikes in Iraq. More than a decade after spurning President George W. Bush’s war against Saddam Hussein, France on Friday became the first country to join U. Full Story
Gov. Shumlin's tax filings show $10M in assets

Gov. Peter Shumlin released his 2013 tax return Friday, reporting $721,445 in gross income and total assets worth $10.3 million. Shumlin's 1040 IRS form shows most of his income comes from real estate he owns and rents. He reported $128,639 in wages and $349,091 in income from real estate, royalties, supplemental income and trusts. Full Story

Morning Briefing -- Weekend

09/19/2014 10:37 PM EDT
Saturday, Sept. 20 Comedy show benefit BENNINGTON -- There will be a Supper Comedy Show starring local comedian Bob Alper on Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Moose Lodge on East Main Street. Tickets must be purchased in advance at the Moose Lodge or call 802-440-4239, $30 per person, $50 per couple. 
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Religion News in Brief
09/19/2014 10:37 PM EDT - Sunday, Sept. 21 ’Hungry for...’ at the Federated Church EAST ARLINGTON -- As summer officially draws to a close and we pull out the sweaters for the beautiful briskness that is fall in our corner of Vermont, a warm invitation is extended to be a part of the 10 a.m. service of worship at the Federated Church of East Arlington on Ice Pond Road. Full Story

Morning Briefing -- Friday
09/19/2014 09:40 AM EDT - Friday, Sept. 19 Stoneware Collectors event BENNINGTON -- The Stoneware Collectors' Group will meet at 4 p.m. in the Bennington Museum's Ada Paresky Education Center to hear a presentation by Jon Meredith titled "An Overview of Columbia County, New York Stoneware." Open to the public, the lecture is included with the $10 admission to the Bennington Museum. Full Story

Morning Briefing
09/17/2014 10:10 PM EDT - Thursday, Sept. 18 Free workshop for managing long-term health conditions BENNINGTON -- Do you or someone you know have a long-term health condition? Vt. Blueprint for Health is offering a free Healthier Living Workshop from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday evenings from Sept. 18 to Oct. 23, in the seminar room at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC). Full Story

Morning Briefing -- Wednesday, Sept. 17
09/16/2014 10:33 PM EDT - Senior Center activities BENNINGTON -- On Wednesdays in September the Bennington Senior Center is holding Zumba Gold from 9:30-10:30 a.m. and will show a movie from 1-3 p.m. Van Gogh lecture MANCHESTER -- The Mark Skinner Library: Manchester's Public Library is pleased to announce that Carol Berry will share her interest and expertise in all things Van Gogh at the library Full Story

School News in Brief
09/15/2014 11:05 PM EDT - Fisher Elementary to host open house, dedicate new playground ARLINGTON -- Fisher Elementary School will host an Open House for students and their families on Thursday, Sept. 18, from 5 to 6 p.m. At 5 p.m., Principal Deanne Lacoste will welcome community members and dedicate the new playground that was completed over the summer. Full Story

Long Trail School hires new faculty and staff
09/15/2014 11:03 PM EDT - DORSET -- Long Trail School continues to grow. Head of School Steven E. Dear is very pleased to welcome four new faculty members and one additional staff member for the 2014-15 school year. Veronique Chopin de La Bruyere will be teaching Spanish and French in the world languages department. Veronique earned a BA in Spanish and Linguistics at the University of San Francisco. 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