Bennington man accused of trying to enter homes while fleeing police, whom he then assaulted

04/27/2015 10:26 PM EDT
BENNINGTON >> A Depot Street man is accused of trying to enter people's homes while fleeing police, whom he also fought while on parole. Deven D. Moffitt, 24, pleaded not guilty Monday in Vermont Superior Court to felony counts of attempted unlawful trespassing, unlawful trespassing, escaping furlough, and misdemeanor counts of assaulting a law enforcement officer through menace, resisting 
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Bakery outlet's closure leave food pantry low on bread
04/27/2015 10:26 PM EDT - HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. >> The closing of a bakery outlet in Troy has left a local food pantry without a source of bread. It was one week ago when volunteers from the Hoosick Area Church Association went to the Friehofer's in Troy to pick up the regular bread donation when they were told the store would soon be closing and this would be the last bread pick-up. Full Story

Vermont Yankee: NRC says no significant impacts to reducing EPZ

BRATTLEBORO >> Following a review on an application from Entergy, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has concluded there will be no significant environmental impacts if emergency preparedness at Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant in Vernon is scaled back. The boiling water reactor at Yankee ceased operations on Dec. Full Story
Senate takes up bill on congressional approval of Iran deal

WASHINGTON (AP) >> The Senate begins debate Tuesday over legislation empowering Congress to review and possibly reject any nuclear pact the Obama administration develops with Iran. The bill approved by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee has gained the tacit approval of Obama, and proponents are trying to discourage any changes. Full Story
Pope accepts resignation of bishop who didn't report abuse

KANSAS CITY, MO. >> Pope Francis accepted the resignation Tuesday of a U.S. bishop who was convicted of failing to report a suspected child abuser, answering calls by victims to take action against bishops who cover up for pedophile priests. Bishop Robert Finn, who led the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Full Story

SVAC opens spring season

04/27/2015 02:56 PM EDT
MANCHESTER >> The Southern Vermont Arts Center will reopen for the 2015 season after a brief winter break with several exciting exhibitions. The spring shows will offer a truly eclectic assortment of artwork including several group shows, solos, and juried exhibitions. These shows will be on display at Yester House, the campus' original building and home to 12 individual gallery spaces. 
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Civil War celebration encampment planned
04/27/2015 02:20 PM EDT - SALEM, N.Y. >> Civil War reenactors are needed to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the end of the Civil War and the return of the 123rd Regiment N.Y.V.I. to Salem. The Salem Civil War Committee is inviting men and women Civil War reenactors to join the celebration encampment and other events on July 4 by going to the 123rd Regiment webpage at www. Full Story

Meetings this week
04/26/2015 05:45 PM EDT - April 27 SVRTSD Strategic Planning Committee: CDC Conference Room at 2:30 p.m. Agenda: 1. Approval of March 23 minutes 2. Report on AAUW visit for lunch and tour 3. Superintendent update 4. Programs of Study A. Computer networking academy B. Networking and business 5. Other 6. Next meeting date. Bennington Select Board: Bennington Fire Facility at 6 p. Full Story

United Counseling Service awarded Governor's Excellence in Wellness Award
04/26/2015 05:17 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> United Counseling Service was recognized by the Vermont Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports with a Governor's Excellence in Wellness Award at the Vermont Worksite Wellness Conference. This was the second recognition from the Governor's Council for UCS' worksite wellness initiatives; the program won a silver award last year. Full Story

Bennington Rescue announces new board members
04/26/2015 05:17 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> At the March membership meeting of the Bennington Rescue Squad, the membership selected candidates to fill three seats open on the Board of Directors. Bennington Rescue Squad is led by an 11 member Board of Directors that consists of eight community representatives and three membership representatives. Full Story

Arts News in Brief
04/26/2015 05:17 PM EDT - Oldcastle announces 2015 season BENNINGTON >> Oldcastle Theatre Company's 44th season features a variety of award-winning plays ranging from musicals to dramas to comedies from May through October. The season opens May 1 with a co-production with the Bickford Theatre and Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey with Lanford Wilson's Pulitzer Prize winner, "Talley's Folly. Full Story

Local agent receives Keller Williams honor
04/26/2015 05:16 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> KW Vermont is pleased to announce that Brenda Jones has closed more transactions in January than any other of the 3,750 Keller Williams Agents in the New England Region. "Brenda is an inspiration to all of us — small town Vermont and big time production! (And I should say a big heart! 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