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About 2,000 members arrive leading to more legal notices

Attendance: Twenty-seven buses and 35 camps in the Green Mountain
06/28/2016 09:25 PM EDT
MOUNT TABOR >> Sixty Rainbow Family members appeared in court on Monday to clear violation notices. "There's been an equal number of incident reports. Nothing out of the ordinary," said John A. Sinclair, forest supervisor for the Green Mountain and Finger Lakes National Forests. "The majority is what we expected. 
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Hiker injured on Appalachian Trail airlifted to Albany Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries
06/28/2016 07:06 AM EDT - WOODFORD — A thru-hiker was airlifted to Albany Medical Center on Monday after injuring her leg on the Appalachian Trail in Woodford. Bennington Rescue Squad Executive Director Forest Weyen described the injuries of Kristen Breen, 46, as serious, but non-life-threatening. Breen was hiking the Appalachian Trail with her husband, Robert, Monday morning when she reportedly tripped on a root Full Story

Eight compete in first Southern Vermont Cooking Challenge to raise money for homeless coalition
06/27/2016 07:01 AM EDT - BENNINGTON — While the sun sizzled outside, chicken appetizer dishes were served inside Madison's Brewery on Sunday at the first-ever Southern Vermont Cooking Challenge. Organized by Chris Bates and Stephanie Calabro to benefit the Bennington County Coalition for the Homeless, eight cooks signed up to offer their best chicken appetizer dish for a chance to win a spot on the restaurant's Full Story

New nurses graduate from Vermont Technical College
06/24/2016 09:03 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> Thanks to hard work, the support of their families and friends, and indomitable spirit, 16 graduates of Vermont Technical College's practical nursing program are now ready to take the next step in their careers. Their accomplishments were celebrated at the college's Southwest Region Commencement at the Bennington Center for the Arts on Friday morning. Full Story

Bennington College faculty mentors 25 students
06/24/2016 07:13 AM EDT - NORTH BENNINGTON — Bringing words to life with others who hold the same passion is what happened for the first time at Bennington College (BC) this week, at least for those not enrolled. The Governor's Institute for Young Writers brought 25 high school students — out of 46 who applied — from all over the state to campus this week to craft their writing, critiquing and reading Full Story

Rainbow Family arrives at Green Mountain National Forest for gathering
06/23/2016 07:02 AM EDT - MOUNT TABOR — At about noon on Monday, the entrance to Forest Road 10 displayed a white van with a "Hippie on board" dust message and Colorado license plates that sat across from an RV in the baseball field right before the railroad tracks. Henry the Fiddler snapped his flip phone shut to meet with David Crockett Williams, RV operator. Full Story

Homebrew Festival to return for second year
06/22/2016 12:46 PM EDT - BENNINGTON — The second annual Four Corners North Homebrew Festival will return to Bennington the first weekend in August, bringing with it 60 different beers to taste, live music, and entertainment appropriate for the whole family. Visitors who pay $20 will be able to have unlimited samples of the home-brewed beers, and will be able to vote on the winners of the competition. Full Story

Dorset Union Store celebrates 200 years with monthly giveaways
06/21/2016 06:40 AM EDT - DORSET — In 1816, a building that may have been owned by Norman Blackmer and Harvey Holley was established as a retail store, and is one of the oldest country stores in the Green Mountain State. This year it turns 200. Throughout the year the Dorset Union Store is celebrating by giving away items every month to the 200th customer. Full Story

Battle of Bennington commemorated during history weekend
06/20/2016 08:13 AM EDT - WALLOOMSAC, N.Y. — Historical re-enactors, musicians and speakers came together on Saturday in recognition of the Battle of Bennington. Entitled "History on the Hill," it was one of 250 historic and culture events in New York's Path Through History weekend. David Pitlyk, historic site assistant for the Bennington Battlefield Historic Site in Walloomsac, N. Full Story

Horse walks on Main Street to promote equine program
06/17/2016 09:07 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> People walking down Main Street Friday afternoon were greeted by an unusual sight — an eight year old miniature horse named Spice. Spice was downtown with some of his friends, Mary Gerisch and Joey Moore, to promote Spirit Riders Equine Center, a non-profit that was registered this April. Full Story