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    (Derek Carson — Bennington Banner)
    Southshire students perform winter play at Oldcastle Theatre

    'East of the Sun, West of the Moon' featured
    12/18/2014 08:40 PM EST
    BENNINGTON >> Students from the Southshire Community School in North Bennington put on their 28th annual Winter Play on Wednesday night, performing an adaptation of the folk tale, "East of the Sun, West of the Moon," before a full house at the Oldcastle Theatre Company. They play, which was adapted and directed by Ann Fitzgerald, followed the story of Karen (played by Ajanta Deibel), who 
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    Vermont Veterans' Home honors those who have passed on
    12/17/2014 08:28 PM EST - BENNINGTON >> The Vermont Veterans Home held a ceremony on Wednesday to honor all members of their community who passed away this year. The program, the Day of Remembrance, which started two years ago, remembered 63 members of the Vets Home family: Charles Bamforth, John Barnet, Giles Becker, Marvin Behrens, Howard Bergeron, Gertrude Bishop, Mary Brostoski, Edward Cameron, James Carley, Full Story

    Pownal Elementary faculty, staff bring Christmas to less fortunate families.
    12/16/2014 10:25 PM EST - POWNAL >> Just as much as the holidays can be a joyous time of year, they may not be for the many people who struggle financially. One teacher at Pownal Elementary School and her team of supporters and volunteers, have managed to make Christmas a special time for even less fortunate families for almost 20 years. Full Story

    Counting down to Christmas with a cookie a day
    12/15/2014 07:25 PM EST - Crazy Russian Girls Neighborhood Bakery in Bennington is helping customers keep track of holiday time with a cookie advent calendar. Banner Photographer Holly Pelczynski captured these photos of some of last week's cookie delights at the Main Street business. Full Story

    Pownal Valley Swinging Seniors host annual Children's Christmas Party
    12/14/2014 09:36 PM EST - POWNAL >> The Pownal Valley Swinging Seniors hosted its annual Children's Christmas Party at the Pownal Center Firehouse on Saturday, to get kids in the holiday spirit with a returned visit from Santa Claus. The senior community group baked several holiday treats and offered crafting activities that could be shared between youth and the elderly, from making homemade bird feeders, to foam Full Story

    Sunderland residents turn out to help inaugurate new town hall
    12/12/2014 09:55 PM EST - SUNDERLAND >> The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Town of Sunderland's new municipal office building drew over 40 Sunderland residents on Friday, in celebration of a project that was over 20 years in the making. The new town hall, 104 Mountain View Road, will serve as Sunderland's very first municipal office, which was only a thought on officials' minds in 1992, when the town began raising Full Story

    New prospect submitted for Cambridge's former Mary McClellan Hospital
    12/11/2014 10:33 PM EST - CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. >> Roughly 50 village and town residents turned out to a public hearing Wednesday night to air concerns over a proposal to turn the former Mary McClellan Hospital into a hospitality complex. Once a working hospital with 74 certified rooms, the facility closed in 2003, forcing 225 salaried personnel to look for work elsewhere. Full Story

    Closed for nearly 2 years, Carmody's bought by Madison's
    12/11/2014 04:53 PM EST - Bennington >> Nearly two years after is closed, Carmody's has been purchased by another local business owner, but don't expect anything to happen with the space soon. The deal was closed Tuesday, said Mike Madison, co-owner of Madison's Brewing Co. Pub and Restaurant, which is at 428 Main St., directly across from the former Irish pub and bar at 421 Main St. Full Story

    Bennington Select Board mulls changes to solar contract
    12/09/2014 09:47 PM EST - BENNINGTON >> Town leaders are mulling changes to a lease option agreement with a Burlington solar company that will extend the length of the contract and create a new water line. The solar project is proposed for a five-acre site off Route 9, near Barney Road. It would be a 500-kilowatt facility. Full Story

    Milne says he'll fight to be governor
    12/08/2014 09:26 PM EST - MONTPELIER >> The second-place finisher in last month's election for governor announced Monday that he is staying in the race, bucking recent history of the losing candidate conceding and leaving the final say up to the state Legislature. Speaking at the Statehouse, Republican Scott Milne criticized what he called the "pervasive incompetence" of Democratic Gov. Full Story

    Dog injures Wyoming man in accidental shooting

    SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP) — Police in northern Wyoming say a rifle discharged after a dog apparently stepped on it, injuring a 46-year-old man. Full Story