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Mount Anthony Union High School students help Conservation District map ash trees

07/07/2015 05:12 AM EDT
BENNINGTON — One local student is spending part of her summer helping the Bennington County Conservation District map ash trees in the Walloomsac Headwaters Park. Cora Delucia, who will be a senior at Mount Anthony Union High School this fall, was a part of this year's Emerging Leaders program. 
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Fireworks and bells on the Fourth of July
07/06/2015 06:24 AM EDT -

BENNINGTON — Fireworks and bells mark Independence Day in Bennington

Photo Gallery | Fireworks at Lake Paran

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Northside Drive paving project about to get underway
07/04/2015 01:27 PM EDT - BENNINGTON — The road work scheduled to begin on Northside Drive July 7 is not to be confused with the planned Walmart roundabout project. The work beginning next week is a repaving job, said Christopher Taft, project manager for VTRANS District 1. It will begin at a seam in the pavement near Benmont Avenue and end at a similar seam near the American Legion at the east end of Northside Full Story

Bennington Bike Nite is back
07/03/2015 09:25 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> It's back and bigger than before. Bennington Bike Nite returns for its second time on July 11 from 4 to 8 p.m. "This year expands a lot," said Ernie Thompson, vice president of the Bennington International Motorcycle Club. Motorcycles, vendors, food, music and camaraderie will be on full display at School Street again plus TD Bank and the north side of Main Street. Full Story

Dover Farmers Market starts up
07/02/2015 10:22 PM EDT - DOVER >> Farmers markets are popping up everywhere. And Alan Dellert, general manager at Dover Forge, wanted to bring one to the Deerfield Valley. "We have a 60-foot by 80-foot event tent behind the restaurant," he said. "It's just ideal." Other markets are weather dependent as they are held outdoors. Full Story

Whitman's Feed Store under new ownership
07/02/2015 10:50 AM EDT - NORTH BENNINGTON — A local animal feed business with roots going back 67 years has been bought by another family-owned grain producer based in Newport. Whitman's Feed Store at 1873 Route 67 changed hands Tuesday and is now owned by Poulin Grain. Art Whitman, former owner of the store, said it employs 35 full time positions and 41 during peak months when part timers are hired. Full Story

Dover film grants announced
07/01/2015 07:20 AM EDT - DOVER — Four grants will bring production teams to town. "They're all Internet-based videos, which is obviously becoming a very important part of that whole entertainment delivery piece now," said Ken Black, Dover's economic development director who reviewed 17 submissions before making his recommendation to the Select Board. Full Story

Bennington Select Board approves $18,000 study on redeveloping former MAU middle school
06/30/2015 05:46 AM EDT - BENNINGTON — The Select Board has approved the spending of $18,000 to study the redevelopment of the former Mount Anthony Union Middle School. Jon Hale, of Hale Resources, is the property's caretaker and potential developer. He said at Monday's board meeting that his vision is to renovate the large building into medium income apartments aimed at Millennials, "empty nesters" and young Full Story

United Counseling Service sees growth of annual Go The Distance 5K race/walk
06/29/2015 06:32 AM EDT - BENNINGTON — Looking around at the gathering crowds outside of the United Counseling Services building in Bennington on Saturday morning, race director Jo Anne Larsen could barely contain herself. With the 6th annual "Go The Distance" 5K race/walk about to begin, Larsen thought back to that first 5K. Full Story

Hoosick Falls Central School Class of 2015 graduates 142nd class
06/26/2015 10:03 PM EDT - HOOSICK FALLS >> The 74 seniors of the class of 2015 graduated from Hoosick Falls Central School on Friday, leaving behind four years of memories. The ceremony was held on Ken Baker Field, next to the school. After the opening processional, the traditional "Pomp and Circumstance," by Edward Elgar, performed by the HFCS symphonic band, under the direction of Robert Allen, interim principal Full Story

Drug bundles block pipe near border, send sewage into home

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities in the border city of Nogales, Arizona, believe smugglers were using an international sewage line to transport drugs into the U. Full Story
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Paula Deen tweets photo of son in brownface

Former Food Network star reveals racial insensitivity again with “I Love Lucy” post that ignites social media backlash.