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The Bennington Fire Department and emergency services responded Friday afternoon to a house fire on Beech Street. The fire was quickly contained and no one was injured, according to Deputy Chief Jeff Santarcangelo. Fire crews on scene hadn’t officially determined the cause of the fire, but t…

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WHITINGHAM — Long- and short-term solutions to the current crises facing both Vermont and the country’s organic dairy farms were outlined by S…

BRATTLEBORO — During a visit to the Winston Prouty Center, Sen. Peter Welch, D-Vt., learned about the effectiveness of the COVID-19 Paycheck P…

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BENNINGTON — The East Road Market and Deli in Bennington is newly opened, but already enjoying a daily lunch rush and steady flow of customers.

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Clark Art Institute offers a full day of special activities on Sunday, Feb. 5, as part of its Fun on First Sundays program. Admission to the galleries and special exhibitions is free all day, and visitors can enjoy special activities from 1 to 4 p.m.

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BENNINGTON — An unidentified male was struck and killed by a tractor trailer just south of the U.S. Route 7-Kocher Drive intersection on Friday evening. Police revealed that the deceased was 45 years old and from Bennington, but are holding his name until next of kin are notified.

Associated Press (AP) — As more organic dairy farmers are forced out of business by an economic crisis facing them, Vermont advocates and farmers are seeking a one-time state appropriation of $9.2 million to help existing organic dairies survive.

Noncitizen residents may continue to vote in municipal elections in Vermont’s capital city of Montpelier, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday, stating that such voting in local elections doesn’t violate the state constitution.

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MANCHESTER — In a game that featured five lead changes and three ties in the fourth quarter alone, the turning point in Thursday night’s boys basketball contest between Burr and Burton and visiting Brattleboro wasn’t a made basket or a timely defensive stop – it was a play that didn’t show up on the box score.

American skier Mikaela Shiffrin won a record-breaking 83rd World Cup race Tuesday. Shiffrin’s giant slalom victory broke a tie on the all-time women’s list with former American teammate Lindsey Vonn, who retired four years ago. For more on this story, see Sports on B1.

SPRINGFIELD — March is synonymous with dancing in the world of basketball. On Friday night, Mount Anthony boys basketball punched their ticket to “the dance” - also known as the playoffs - with its 89-62 victory over Springfield.

TROY, N.Y. — On Friday, the Tri-City ValleyCats announced that the contract of utility man Joe Campagna has been purchased by the Colorado Rockies. A product of Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, Campagna will get his first taste of affiliated baseball in 2023 after spending the last …

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In a plethora of ways Bennington is smack in the middle of a winning streak. Our Southwestern Vermont Medical Center is fully aligning with Dartmouth Hospital and is growing. Their addition is getting closer to completion with plans for a childcare center on the grounds of the former Souther…


Vermont lawmakers will take a deep dive into many thorny issues this session, including how to expand and improve affordable child care, crack down on substance abuse and the crime it attracts, increase affordable housing for young, working families, and more.

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