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BENNINGTON -- The Vermont Veterans' Home CEO Melissa Jackson was presented with the 2021 Christmas Tokens to be distributed to the veterans. Don Keelan donated the 13.5 ft. tree, which was brought from Keelan's property in Arlington and put up on the porch of the Veterans' Home.

BURLINGTON — Health Commissioner Mark Levine announced Monday the appointment of Dr. Elizabeth Bundock as Vermont’s Chief Medical Examiner. Bundock, who joined the Department of Health in 2007 as deputy chief medical examiner, takes over the state office that oversees death investigations, f…

MANCHESTER — “He didn’t care so much about the social stuff, but he did like to square dance, and he was good at it,” said Marjorie Coulter about famed American painter and illustrator Norman Rockwell.

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BENNINGTON — A new social program for adults aged 50 and older will begin Dec. 1. The program is free to the public and is located at the Bennington Sport Center at 230 School St., the former Catamount Elementary School.

The National Institutes of Health reports that millions of older adults go to emergency rooms each year because of fall-related injuries. Treacherous walkways brought on by cold weather increase the risk of falling. And the consequences of falls can be serious. Falls cause broken bones, spin…

MANCHESTER — U.S. Forest Service officials in Vermont are welcoming the public to select and cut a Christmas tree on the Green Mountain National Forest with the purchase of a $5.00 permit. Permits are now available for purchase either on-line (an additional $2.50 service fee applies) or in-p…

MONTPELIER — Vermont’s loons are thriving with a record 109 nesting pairs recorded in 2021, the highest since loon monitoring began in 1978, according to the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department and Vermont Center for Ecostudies.

MANCHESTER — Seniors in the area will have a chance to connect this week. The Manchester Go Getters Luncheon for Seniors is scheduled for 12 p.m., Wednesday, at St. Paul’s Hall on Bonnet Street. Attendees should plan to arrive by 11:45 a.m.

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Despite different levels of success this fall, Mount Anthony and Burr and Burton both had its fair share of standouts on the gridiron. The hard work translated into 18 Bennington County athletes being named to Vermont coaches’ all-state teams.

BENNINGTON — The Mount Anthony boys basketball team hasn’t began its season yet, tryouts are slated for Monday. That didn’t stop the Patriots from giving back to the community. On Tuesday around 15 players and members of the coaching staff handed out more than 30 Thanksgiving meals at MAU.

The Worcester Majors defeated the Bennington Martens 112-100 on Saturday. High scorers for the Martens were Garrick Averett with 36 points, 10 rebounds and six assists. John Ryals added 29 points, 12 rebounds and five dimes for Bennington. Former SVC Alumni Casey Hall chipped in with a 14 po…

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The paper reports Peter Welch is running to fill the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Patrick Leahy. We have had Leahy in the Senate since 1974—48 years, six terms—and it’s certainly time for a change. We don’t need a carbon-copy of Leahy replacing him in that seat.

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BENNINGTON — For Vermont News & Media newspapers, as well as for an increasing number of daily papers around the country — especially in rural areas or with rural delivery customers — the switch to mail delivery is becoming a necessity to ensure financial viability to support local journ…

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It’s almost impossible to imagine the U.S. Senate without Patrick Leahy fighting for the best interests of Vermonters and our environment, low-income and vulnerable Americans, women and minorities, and those around the globe suffering human rights abuses or at risk of losing civil liberties.

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