(Derek Carson)
Bennington School students celebrate end of collaboration with tea party

10/20/2014 10:20 PM EDT
NORTH BENNINGTON -- Students from The Bennington School on Monday celebrated the conclusion of a six-week program with the Vermont Arts Exchange and the Hiland Hall Garden with a tea party. "We wanted to celebrate and a lot of the girls had said that they'd never had a tea party; so I said, okay, floppy hats, let's do this up," said Kristen Blaker, who represents both the 
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Bennington College files suit after purchase doesn't meet expectations
10/20/2014 10:14 PM EDT - BENNINGTON -- Bennington College has brought suit against a St. Louis-based manufacturer of environmental chambers after four chambers the company installed allegedly did not meet specifications. The college on Oct. 16 filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for Vermont against Darwin Chambers Company, asking for a declaratory judgment regarding its rights concerning the termination Full Story

City to address violence near N.H. pumpkin fest

KEENE, N.H. (AP) -- The governor urged the state’s colleges and universities to punish students involved in violent parties near Keene’s annual pumpkin festival that led to destruction, dozens of arrests and multiple injuries over the weekend. Meanwhile, Keene officials scheduled a news conference for 4 p. Full Story
GOP governors don’t see ‘Obamacare’ going away

WASHINGTON (AP) -- While Republicans in Congress shout, "Repeal Obamacare," GOP governors in many states have quietly accepted the law’s major Medicaid expansion. Even if their party wins control of the Senate in the upcoming elections, they just don’t see the law going away. Nine Republican governors have expanded Medicaid for low-income people in their states, despite their 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 -- Tuesday, Oct. 21

10/21/2014 09:55 AM EDT
Story time BENNINGTON -- Bennington Free Library holds "Story Rhythms for Babies & Toddlers," for children 4-36 months from 10:30-11 a.m. on Tuesdays upstairs in the Rotary meeting room. This special time for babies and toddlers will include stories, finger plays, song and movement. For more information, call Linda or Chris at 802-442-9051. 
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Community Calendar This Week
10/19/2014 10:43 PM EDT - Monday, Oct. 20 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, 125 Washington Ave. Full Story

Meetings This Week
10/19/2014 10:42 PM EDT - October 20 Sunderland Selectboard Meeting Sunderland Elementary School at 7 p.m. Agenda: 1. Call to order 2. Introduction of those present by chair 3. Approval of minutes from previous meeting 4. Reports from Road Liaison and/or Highway Foreman A. Kelley Stand update 5. Old and Unfinished Business A. Full Story

Religion News in Brief
10/18/2014 11:02 AM EDT - Sunday, Oct. 19 Worship in North Bennington NORTH BENNINGTON -- The North Bennington Congregational Church welcomes everyone to its 11 a.m. worship service led by the Rev. Penny Rich Smith. The sermon, "The Faithful Thing To Do," will be based on Exodus 33:12-23 and Matthew 22:15-22. Full Story

Weekend Briefing
10/18/2014 11:03 AM EDT - Saturday, Oct. 18 Hoosick First event HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- Hoosick First will sponsor an evening of music and refreshments at the Armory on Oct. 18. Hoosick First works to bring good government back to the Town of Hoosick -- putting Hoosick first, above party politics. To learn more, visit the Hoosick First Facebook page. Full Story

Morning Briefing -- Friday, Oct. 17
10/16/2014 09:36 PM EDT - Cake auction to benefit Book Angel Program MANCHESTER -- The Northshire Bookstore is excited to announce the second annual Book Angels Cake Auction. Each holiday season the Northshire donates books to local kids, who may not otherwise have access to them, as part of our Book Angels program. Full Story

Morning Briefing -- Thursday, Oct. 16
10/15/2014 09:59 PM EDT - Free workshop for managing long-term health conditions BENNINGTON -- The Vt. Blueprint for Health offers a free Healthier Living Workshop at 4:30-7 p.m., Thursdays through Oct. 23, in the Seminar Room at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center. This workshop, developed by Stanford University, will help you gain control of your symptoms with humor and grace. 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