Vermont state worker accused of selling drugs tied to Massachusetts arrests

Police used informant to help build case for drug charges
07/28/2015 09:42 PM EDT
BENNINGTON >> A state employee was released on $5,000 bail Tuesday after being arraigned on felony charges alleging that she sold heroin to a person she met through her work as a child support specialist. Kacey E. Caprari, 35, of North Adams, Mass., pleaded not guilty to heroin sale, and conspiracy to sell drugs. 
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Valley turns blue: Blueberry Festival begins Friday
07/29/2015 07:19 AM EDT - WILMINGTON — It's that time of year again, when the Deerfield Valley is dominated by all things blue. The Blueberry Festival starts Friday with opening ceremonies then continues until Sunday, Aug. 9. "It's becoming a really popular event," said Michele Mazur, Southern Vermont Deerfield Valley Chamber of Commerce membership director, referring to Friday's Jell-O slip and slide kick-off at Full Story

Feds: 'Wicked Tuna' TV fisherman claimed to be disabled

MONTPELIER, VT. (AP) >> A Massachusetts man seen manning big fishing rods and harpooning huge fish on the reality show "Wicked Tuna" collected government benefits while claiming to be disabled and unable to work, federal prosecutors said. Paul Hebert, 50, of Gloucester, Massachusetts, accepted more than $44,000 in Social Security and Medicaid benefits between 2010 and 2013, according to a Full Story
Theater shooting: No red flags reported at time of gun sale

CARROLLTON, GA. (AP) >> John Russell Houser's mental problems were well known to many, though perhaps not to the store that sold him the .40-caliber handgun used in a deadly attack on a Louisiana movie theater. A federal background check came back clean, the pawn shop said, with no red flags raised at the time of sale. Full Story
Religion News in Brief

Religion News in Brief
SUNday St. James' Episcopal celebrates feat day ARLINGTON >> Now in its 251st year of service to the community, St. James' Episcopal Church, Arlington, will celebrate the feast day of its patron saint, James the Apostle, on Sunday, July 26,. The celebration will begin at 9 a.m. with the liturgy of the Holy Eucharist followed by a potluck brunch on the church green. Full Story

Two employees at Bennington Health & Rehab recognized

07/28/2015 09:44 PM EDT
BENNINGTON >> Premier Therapy Services (PTS) at Bennington Health and Rehab has recognized two of their employees with awards for outstanding contributions and service. Chito Villarin and Tabitha Davis-Barron were honored during special ceremonies held at the Center and attended by PTS corporate and regional staff. 
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07/28/2015 09:42 PM EDT - Wednesday, July 29 BENNINGTON Authors are Heroes to Libraries: Join us for this special edition of our Preschool Story time "Hero Search Detective Agency" and meet local author/illustrator Kimalie Wassick on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. upstairs in the Rotary meeting Room for children 3-6 yrs. Kim will read from two of her Basil & Prune Books. Full Story

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07/27/2015 10:12 PM EDT - Today Bennington Senior Center: Building Bones, 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. and 10 to 11:15 a.m. Trip to Hampton Beach, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Bingo Tuesdays at Bennington Moose: Bingo is held Tuesdays at the Bennington Moose. Doors open at 5 p.m. Overeaters Anonymous meeting: Overeaters Anonymous meets Tuesdays at 7 p. Full Story

Calendar for July 27
07/27/2015 05:21 AM EDT - Monday. July 27 BENNINGTON Bennington Free Clinic Monday hours: 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: Every Monday, the Bennington Elks hosts bingo at the Bennington Elks, 125 Washington Ave. Full Story

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07/24/2015 10:56 PM EDT - Saturday, July 25 BENNINGTON Sneak Preview: In anticipation of the 10th Annual Rock, Rattle and Drum Pow Wow, The Bennington Bookshop has expanded its selection of books on Native American history and culture, as well as its range of Native American children's stories. To celebrate, Fidel Moreno, co-director of Healing Winds, will be conducting a sneak preview of the Pow Wow at The Bennington Full Story

Community News in Brief
07/23/2015 10:42 PM EDT - Family Fun Walk on Aug. 1 BENNINGTON >> The Tristate Breastfeeding Awareness Task Force will host the Second Annual Family Fun Walk on Saturday, Aug. 1, at Willow Park. The first 100 people to register will receive a free event tote bag. There will be refreshments, door prizes, a stroller decorating contest and children's activities. Full Story

Hoosick Falls Central School Honor Roll
07/23/2015 10:26 PM EDT - Seniors - Grade 12 Principals List (95+) Shaelynn Kelly Elizabeth Philpott Emily Martin Maxwell Haar Lindsey McMahon Casie Mann Abigail Brown Ashly Cumbo Kolumbia Cook Joshua Wood Devin Bettis Taylor Flohr Lauren Cottrell Rachel Pine Honor (90.0-94.9) William Charbonneau Rebecca Nielsen Alyssa Houghton Madeline Ryan Mark Hackett Shane Barss Nicholas Bohmer Kealan Hitt Garrett Wright Jacob 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