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    Bennington Elementary kicks off a weekend for penguins

    Bennington Elementary School students teach others
    01/30/2015 09:35 PM EST
    BENNINGTON >> Teacher Lexie Dunham's first grade class at Bennington Elementary School takes on an in-depth lesson on the zoology of penguins every year, from migration habits and life cycles, to basic biology and diet. Penguins On Friday before school let out, students had the opportunity to share what they learned with their parents and families. 
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    North Bennington children dress up as historical figures, present biographies
    01/29/2015 08:47 PM EST - NORTH BENNINGTON >> Each year, the fifth and sixth grade classes at the Village School of North Bennington host a "Night of the Notables," during which students dress up as historical figures and present their biographies. On Wednesday night, Denise Sklepowicz's fifth grade took center stage, acting as a living wax museum. Full Story

    Mount Anthony Union Middle School students decorate their doors with positive messages
    01/28/2015 09:57 PM EST - BENNINGTON >> Mount Anthony Union Middle School last week participated in No Name-Calling Week with a contest in which students decorated their classroom doors with positive messages. School counselor Hannah Green said the annual door decorating contest is designed to "encourage students to reflect upon what acceptance means. Full Story

    Snow enough
    01/28/2015 09:21 AM EST - Some used Tuesday's "snow day" for play, sledding on area hills. Others went to work as the snowfall totals fell short of predictions. Full Story

    Bennington drug treatment center not opening until July, at best
    01/26/2015 07:09 PM EST - BENNINGTON >> A drug treatment center announced in October may come later than originally thought. Ralph Provenza, executive director of United Counseling Service, one of the partners working on The Addiction Treatment Center of Southwestern Vermont, said the facility will not open in March as previously thought, and that July is a far more likely, yet still optimistic, goal. Full Story

    Significant snowfall to hit Southern Vermont
    01/26/2015 10:34 AM EST - BENNINGTON >> The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Monday, in advance of a storm that could drop as much as 16 inches of snow on southern Vermont. The storm warning will be in effect from early afternoon on Monday until early Wednesday morning. During that time, the NWS advises, areas between Albany, N. Full Story

    John Grega dies in car crash on Long Island
    01/24/2015 04:39 PM EST - BRATTLEBORO >> A Long Island man who spent 18 years in a Vermont prison for murdering his wife in Dover only to be released by a judge after DNA evidence cast doubt on his guilt, died Friday in a one car accident, just minutes away from his home in Lake Ronkonkoma, Long Island. John Grega, 52, of Campus Lane, Lake Ronkonkoma, crashed his 1999 Chevrolet van after losing control of the Full Story

    Castles made of ice at Stratton Mountain
    01/23/2015 10:08 PM EST - STRATTON >> Anyone can build sand castles. But, castles made of ice? That's a different story. "We need consistent water," said Ice Castles lead artisan Cory Livingood, standing at Sun Bowl at Stratton Mountain in front of his creation. "I got here at the end of October and started putting up the sprinkler system. Full Story

    Mount Anthony Union Middle School students learn about online privacy, cyberbullying
    01/22/2015 09:56 PM EST - BENNINGTON >> Mount Anthony Union Middle School hosted this week three days of technology safety education, presented by Technicool. The presentation, run by Prevent Child Abuse Vermont, was led by Daniel Ozimek, who taught students about how to protect their privacy online, what constitutes cyberbullying, and that they have very few ways of controlling how the information they put online Full Story

    Vernon, Entergy strike one-year tax deal
    01/21/2015 09:35 PM EST - VERNON >> Ever since Vermont Yankee owner Entergy announced plans to shut the plant at the end of 2014, officials have asked a critically important question for Vernon's budget: How much is a closed nuclear facility worth for tax purposes? The newly disclosed answer is $250 million, at least for now. Full Story

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    Japan self-censors images, words linked to hostage crisis

    TOKYO (AP) — Images or mentions of knives, ransom or blood — or anything else that can be seen alluding to the hostage crisis involving two Japanese in Syria — have been omitted. Full Story
    Eddie Murphy returning to 'Saturday Night Live'

    The actor and comedian will appear on “SNL’s” 40th anniversary episode, marking his first time on the show in 31 years.