PFOAS: June 29 meeting on water lines, testing and more

06/24/2016 10:11 PM EDT
BENNINGTON >> An upcoming meeting on PFOA will focus on water line extensions, well testing and blood clinics. The meeting will be held on June 29 at 5:30 p.m. at Bennington College's Center for the Advancement of Public Action (CAPA) Symposium. Officials say they're looking for feedback on engineering reports to extend public water in the town and village. 
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Monarch Butterflies get some local help
06/24/2016 08:57 PM EDT - VERNON >> The creatures that soar in the air, displaying their orange, black and white patterned wings known as the Monarch butterfly, are now few and far between in Vermont. The Monarch population has dropped 90 percent in North America and Mexico according to Peggy Farabaugh, founder of Vermont Wood Studios. Full Story

Judge tosses out evidence in fatal DUI case against ex-cop

ST. ALBANS, VT. >> A judge has thrown out evidence against a former Burlington police officer charged with driving under the influence in a fatal crash last summer. The judge determined in an opinion filed Wednesday in St. Albans that results of 31-year-old Leanne Werner's breath test, statements made to police before her rights were read and her performance on field sobriety tests must be Full Story
Clinton's State Dept. calendar missing scores of entries

WASHINGTON >> Television cameras rolled when Hillary Clinton appeared on the central balcony of the New York Stock Exchange to ring the opening bell — just minutes after she attended a private breakfast in September 2009 with influential Wall Street and business leaders. But the identities of her breakfast guests would be left off of her official State Department calendar — Full Story
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Mud-splattered Filipinos pray to saint for blessing and woes

BIBICLAT, PHILIPPINES (AP) >> Hundreds of Filipino villagers donning capes of banana leaves covered themselves in mud Friday in a ritual to thank their patron saint, John the Baptist, who they believe saved residents from killings by Japanese invaders in World War II. The "Taong Putik" or "mud people" festival in Bibiclat village in northern Nueva Ecija province dates back to the brutal Full Story

Today's Calendar

06/24/2016 05:15 PM EDT
Please submit calendar items to at least seven days in advance of the event. We accept listings from non-profits and for events with free admission. Today, June 25 BENNINGTON Relay for Life: Cancer survivors, caregivers, volunteers, and community members will unite for the annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Bennington County to help save lives from cancer. 
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Today's Calendar
06/23/2016 09:20 PM EDT - Please submit calendar items to at least seven days in advance of the event. We accept listings from non-profits and for events with free admission. Today, June 24 BENNINGTON Charity tourney: Hole-in-One Tournament. Get a Hole in One & Win a Car. This event is sponsored by Catamount Rotary Club & Bennington Subaru. Full Story

Mt. Anthony Union Middle School Trimester Three Honor Roll for 2015-2016
06/23/2016 05:09 PM EDT - Grade 8 Principal's Honors: Zoey Amoroso, Asa Burrows-Crane, Elizabeth Buttle, Seth Button-Mosher, Alexa Dunlap, Kyana Frost, Kylee Hall, Savannah Jones, Ricardo Maikoo, Jordan Mattison, Claire Paquin, Kesha Patel, Leo Sedlock, Alexander Thompson, and Kiersten Wade. High Honors: Emma Bicking, Molly Cohen, Rebecca Crosier, Arianna Douglas, Lexie Gabrus, Tyler George, McKenzie Kelley, Anagha Full Story

Mount Anthony Union High School Quarter 4 honor roll 2015-2016
06/23/2016 05:09 PM EDT - Principal's Honors Grade 9: Byrom Jomaa Evan Kozierok Rachel Langlois Sarah Lapean Enzo Li Holden Lofaro Aditi Patel Noah Payne Victoria Pembroke Isabelle Small Quincy Thomas and Rimmele Wood High Honors Grade 9: Brandon Anderson Molly Austin Katherine Bruneau Savannah Carter Samuel Chaney Hannah Haytko-DeSalvo Natalie Jelley Simon Johnson Tyler Lapham Lily Loftus Hayleigh Full Story

College notes
06/23/2016 05:09 PM EDT - Presidents List • SUNY Canton, Canton, N.Y.: David P. Reedy, of Cambridge, N.Y., and Shaun A. Brownell, of Eagle Bridge, N.Y. • SUNY Potsdam, Potsdam, N.Y.: Sarah Solari of Bennington, and Trevor Braymer, of Cambridge, N.Y. Dean's List • Berkshire Community College, Pittsfield, Mass. Full Story

Learn about Mount Equinox Hillclimb
06/23/2016 07:04 AM EDT - MANCHESTER CENTER — Manchester Community Library and Manchester Historical Society are proud to present a free illustrated talk, Mt. Equinox Hillclimb with Jim Donick July 6 at 7 p.m. at the Library in the Hunter Community Room. Jim Donick has been competing on the mountain for over thirty years. Full Story

Southern Vermont Jazz Concert series continues June 25
06/23/2016 07:03 AM EDT - WILMINGTON >> The Southern Vermont Jazz Concert Series continues Saturday at Historic Memorial Hall, 14 W. Main St. at 8 p.m. Admission by freewill donation with proceeds going to Twice Blessed, a non-profit community organization dedicated to helping residents of the 9 surrounding towns of the Deerfield Valley. 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