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POWNAL — Longtime town official Ronald Bisson resigned from the Select Board and the Planning Commission Saturday after apologizing for a comment concerning Jews that he made during a recent commission meeting.

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BENNINGTON — The Select Board has a packed agenda for its Monday meeting, which includes discussion of proposed uses for American Rescue Plan Act funding, the annual town meeting warning, a presentation by the Bennington Police Department and a periodic review of the board’s masking policy t…

POWNAL — Longtime town official Ronald Bisson resigned from the Select Board and the Planning Commission Saturday after apologizing for a comment concerning Jews that he made during a recent commission meeting.

MANCHESTER — A California man has filed a civil lawsuit in federal court against The Orvis Company Inc., claiming the internationally known Vermont-based sporting goods business violated his privacy by including his name when selling their customer lists to marketing companies and data brokers.

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BENNINGTON — Grants are now available to support innovative youth programs in Bennington, North Bennington, Pownal, Shaftsbury and Woodford through the Opportunity Fund for Southshire Youth at the Vermont Community Foundation.

BENNINGTON — Building Bright Futures announced that Bennington County’s Children’s Integrated Services Early Intervention Program was one of seven grant recipients from the Vermont Early Childhood Fund.

BENNINGTON — Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) recently honored four nurses with DAISY Awards for Extraordinary Nurses. They are Ashley Andrews, AD, RN and Hannah Hill, BSN, RN, both of the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) Emergency Department; Katie Klebbe, BSN, RN, of the I…

CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. — Cambridge Elementary School has finalized its plans for the kindergarten registration process for the 2022-2023 school year. Parents/guardians of children residing in the Cambridge Central School District who will be 5 years old on or before Dec. 1, 2022 should visit www.ca…

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Arlington girls basketball defeated Mill River 64-35 on Saturday. Sidney Herrington led the Eagles attack with 22 points. Taylor Wilkins (16), Molly Briggs (12) and Katrina Gordon (10) all reached double digits in the win, as well.

DORSET — Long Trail girls basketball lost a close battle to Bellows Falls 48-42 on Saturday. The Mountain Lions forced the game to overtime, but were unable to come away with their second win of the season in a hard-fought battle.

HOOSICK, N.Y. — Thursday was senior night for the Hoosick Falls bowling team as they hosted Berlin at the Barbecue Recreation. The team honored its five seniors: Colin King, Brody Mullen, Riley Hayes, Ethan Yonconish, and Jamie Haviland with a win over Berlin. The Panthers won by a score of …

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“I don’t take responsibility at all,” former President Donald Trump blamed his administration’s lagging ability to test Americans for the coronavirus outbreak, insisting instead — without offering evidence — that fault lies with his predecessor, Barack Obama.

It is important to ensure the doors of our justice system remain open to those who’ve been harmed, including those harmed by wrongful government action. The civil court system is how we solve disputes, how we keep society peaceful and ordered. It is how Vermonters access justice.

As much as I love the movies, I don’t care much about the personal lives of moviemakers. I think that actors owe the public a good performance. That’s what we pay our money for and that, it seems to me, is all they are really obligated to provide. The Kardashian aspect of show business: marr…

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