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MONTPELIER — The Vermont Training Program (VTP) helps fund innovative solutions to today’s workforce challenges. VTP grants may cover up to 50 percent of expenses related to training and up-skilling staff, including employee wages for time spent training on the job. Training can be on-site o…

MONTPELIER — The Vermont Agency of Education has committed $200,000 to support two national refugee non-profits with a presence in Vermont to ensure that refugee students and their families are provided with access to summer programs and community mentoring. The AOE will also leverage an exi…

ESSEX JUNCTION — Vermont 211, a confidential 24/7 helpline connecting Vermonters with community, health, and human services, has launched a new website at https://vermont211.org/.

BENNINGTON — The Better Bennington Corporation’s fourth Thursday Night Live event features the Convergence Quartet with Wanda Houston on June 30 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Merchants Park’s Thomson Family Stage, 119 North Street. Attendees should bring lawn chairs. The rain location is Missi…

BENNINGTON — The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) team at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), part of Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC), was the recipient of the DAISY Team Award for Extraordinary Nurses in May. The department was nominated in a message from a patient recovering from …

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BENNINGTON — Early voting in local and statewide primary elections starts Saturday, and the Secretary of State’s office and town clerks are working to make the process smooth for voters who want to cast a ballot in advance of the Aug. 9 primary.

MONTPELIER — The Vermont Warden Service responded to a coyote attack in Panton on Sunday. The complainant is a resident of Panton and has not responded to a request to be identified.

WATERBURY — Few birding experiences rival hearing the haunting call of the loon or seeing them glide by in protected coves on a lake. However, for the birds’ protection, the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is asking boaters and anglers to enjoy loons from a safe distance this summer.

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BRATTLEBORO — On a night that was all about NBA teams making selections, American Legion Post 13 coach Ryan Greenslet had to make one of his own.

BENNINGTON — Less than 24 hours removed from graduating Flood Brook Middle School, Manchester Union Underground’s Milo Tucker was inserted into a pressure situation with Manchester leading Bennington Post 13 8-4 in the bottom of the seventh in Tuesday’s American Legion baseball game.

Thursday marks the 50-year anniversary of Title IX being passed into law. Deborah Larkin — coach of the Mount Anthony girls tennis program — has worked on a national social impact campaign named ‘DemandIX’ to call attention to Title IX and the work that still needs to be done for gender equi…

BENNINGTON — If Saturday’s preseason game is any indication, the Southern Vermont Storm are once again going to be a legitimate threat in the semiprofessional New England Football League this fall.

HANOVER, N.H. — The Matt Grabher to Emmett Edwards connection is something those across the Green Mountain state have been acutely aware of since the Burr and Burton duo first hit the lacrosse field in the spring of 2019 as freshman for the Bulldogs.

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This isn’t the world I grew up in. I was raised in the 50s and 60s, when everything seemed so much simpler. Times were good, people were happy.

At long last, COVID infections are on the wane, according to Gov. Phil Scott. That’s great but let’s continue to be careful and stay safe and healthy.

Bennington has TIF districts. Those initials stand for “tax increment financing,” a private-public funding mechanism used to pay for infrastructure — sidewalks, storm drains, and streets — to enhance the value of developed properties. The program requires a vote of the town to work.

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