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    (Derek Carson — Bennington Banner)
    Village School fourth graders continue 'Notables' tradition

    02/06/2016 10:31 AM EST
    NORTH BENNINGTON — As part of a long-standing annual tradition, the older students at the Village School of North Bennington have once again donned the raiments of famous figures, some long gone and others just beginning their lives' journeys, to present "Night of the Notables." When the 15 members of the fourth-grade class showed off their costumes and reports on Thursday, it was actually 
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    Bennington: Two arraigned after largest heroin seizure in town to date
    02/05/2016 08:49 AM EST - BENNINGTON — Two Springfield, Mass., men face multiple felony charges for their connection to what Bennington police say is the town's largest heroin seizure to date. Juan R. Martori, 24, and Robert Morales, 25, pleaded not guilty to charges in Vermont Superior Court on Thursday after police say they seized 690 bags of heroin from the two men's South Street motel room. Full Story

    The local shopper's guide for Valentine's Day
    02/04/2016 10:18 AM EST - BENNINGTON — Some say it was started by Hallmark, and others may not even know why it's celebrated; however, Valentine's Day stretches back to a Roman legend about Valentinus in 269 A.D. and his sentencing on the day of love. According to Hallmark, Valentinus was imprisoned for his religious beliefs, and on the night before his death, he wrote a note to the jailer's blind daughter, whose Full Story

    Nine-year-old's poem wins third place in Cricket magazine contest
    02/03/2016 07:39 AM EST - NORTH BENNINGTON — At nine-years-old, there are many things to be proud of. Lily Hutcheson of North Bennington is particularly proud of getting published in Cricket magazine for her poetry. Hutcheson won third prize for the October Cricket League poetry competition with the requirement of submitting a poem about an October night. Full Story

    Knitting club at Equinox Terrace knit blankets for community members
    02/02/2016 07:10 AM EST - MANCHESTER — Every Monday morning at 10 a.m. a group of women at the Equinox Terrace Assisted Living facility in Manchester sit together on brown embroidered couches knitting a square out of yarn that will eventually be part of a larger blanket. Thirty-two squares, seven to eight inches tall and wide, make up the afghan that the women give to every new resident who comes to the Equinox. Full Story

    Bromley spices up Ski for Heat fundraiser
    02/01/2016 07:04 AM EST - PERU — For the past three years, Bromley Mountain has teamed up with the non-profit Ski for Heat to raise funds to provide heating fuel assistance to low-income families throughout Vermont, but this year, a spicy kick was added to the event. Up at the Wild Boar Tavern sat brave, sweaty, snow-shredders. Full Story

    Erin Brockovich to Hoosick Falls, N.Y., residents: 'Everyone entitled to safe, pure water'
    01/31/2016 12:51 AM EST - BENNINGTON — Erin Brockovich stood at the podium and said she was struck by the beauty of Southern Vermont and the nearby village of Hoosick Falls, N.Y. But, she said, she's frustrated at the same time: The 3,500 residents of the working-class village have been told not to drink or cook with the water. Photo Gallery | Erin Brockovich meets with Hoosick Falls residents Full Story

    The Owl now has 2 'nests' on Main St.
    01/31/2016 09:27 AM EST - BENNINGTON — A local antique and upholstery business has spread its wings and now has a new warehouse space down the street from its storefront.

    Photo Gallery | Owl's Nest expands its business Full Story

    Erin Brockovich to convene town hall meeting on water pollution, tour Hoosick Falls
    01/29/2016 05:12 AM EST - BENNINGTON — Erin Brockovich, the famous environmental and consumer activist, will speak at Bennington College on Saturday about water contamination in nearby Hoosick Falls, N.Y. The town hall meeting, announced Thursday by the New York City law firm Brockovich consults with, will be at the college's Greenwall Auditorium between noon and 2 p. Full Story

    Alum takes on Diversity Officer position at Bennington College
    01/28/2016 07:45 AM EST - BENNINGTON — Bennington College added a new position to its faculty six months ago. The diversity office is run by an alum who plans to empower all persons at the college. Lydia Brassard graduated from the college in 2008 after finishing her thesis, "Alumni Perspectives on Race at Bennington College. Full Story

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    Susan Sarandon fires back at Piers Morgan for bra-shaming

    Susan Sarandon, Piers Morgan and everyone else on Twitter is in uproar over his fit over her cleavage-revealing bra ensemble at SAG Awards.