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Hydro plant still idle; state steps in with tech help

BENNINGTON — An agreement could be on the horizon allowing the idle Vermont Tissue Mill hydroelectric plant to begin producing power for the first time since the spring.The town, facility owner …

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Another view: We still need an election-system upgrade

One of American elections' biggest vulnerabilities can be found in one of the most obvious places: the voting machines themselves. The country's voting infrastructure may not have been tampered with …

Another view: Veterans Day is a fitting reminder of the values we cherish and defend

Another view: Don't send troops. Send judges.

Another View: A frightening closing argument

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Happy Peanut Butter Fudge Day!

National Peanut Butter Fudge Day is Tuesday. And what's not to love? Peanut butter ... fudge ... sweet creaminess melting on your tongue ...According to the National Peanut Board website, ancient …

A braised ragu is perfect for late fall

Health Take-Away: Vaginal birth after a cesarean section?

Appendix removal is linked to lower risk of Parkinson's

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Pownal, despite vote, seeks board candidates POWNAL — The town has apparently opened the door for someone else to fill remainder of former Select Board member Jenny Dewar's term, despite the board's having appointed Suzanne Caraman to the …
It's official: Second Chance is open for business ARLINGTON — Volunteers, donors, staff and others involved in Second Chance Animal Center's move to a larger, custom-designed building gathered Wednesday for an official opening ceremony.The new …
Lightning Jar hosts small business loan discussion BENNINGTON — Those looking to start a small business know the loan process can be a daunting one. To help clear up confusion and get business owners on the right track, The Lightning Jar hosted …
Hops farm, a local landmark, is transplanted POWNAL — Hoppy Valley Organics has moved to farmland on nearby Burrington Road, with the sale of its well-known location along Route 7 in Pownal.The farm produces hops, which function as the …
Jury fails to reach verdict on 2 of 3 charges in child abuse case BRATTLEBORO — Jurors who decided the case of a local man tried on charges he assaulted a 5-year-old girl told the Brattleboro Reformer that they found him guilty on one charge of cruelty to a …
Local sports
U.S. announces cross country, freeski teams Olympic gold medalist Jessie Diggins, of the SMS T2 elite team of Stratton Mountain, leads the 16-member 2018-19 U.S. Cross Country Team, announced by U.S. Ski & Snowboard, with a strong focus on …
Evans, Ryan earn Wasaren first-team honors CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. — The Wasaren League recently announced its girls soccer all-stars with multiple local athletes earning the honor.Cambridge's Vanessa Evans earned first-team honors after being …
Mountain ops crew blankets Vermont slopes with snow MONTPELIER — Last week closed with a gift from the snow gods: A powder dump of up to half a foot. Then, the mercury dropped and Vermont ski resorts came out with their guns …
Recipe for success: How BBA's defense stopped Fair Haven MANCHESTER — Fair Haven quarterback Cam Coloutti has made Division II football his playground for the past four seasons, reaching milestones of 100 career touchdown passes and 10,000 passing …
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Chris Stapleton wins big at CMAs, Keith Urban nabs top prize

Chris Stapleton won the most awards at the 2018 Country Music Association Awards and had the show's best performance, almost capping a perfect night.That was until Keith Urban surprisingly won the …

Missing zoo meerkat case solved with 3 charged in Australia

SYDNEY (AP) — It wasn't grand theft. It was tiny.But the snatching of a baby meerkat from a zoo has not only become a major story in the Australian city of Perth, it has led to the arrest of …

The Latest: Funeral held for victim of California massacre

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on funerals for victims of a mass shooting at a Southern California bar (all times local):8:15 p.m.Family and friends have gathered to mourn a 22-year-old …

Mexican citizen executed in Texas for killings of wife, kids

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Mexican citizen on death row in Texas was executed Wednesday night for the sledgehammer killings of his wife and two children more than 26 years ago.Roberto Moreno …

The Latest: Mexican citizen executed for killings in Texas

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the execution of a Mexican citizen convicted for the sledgehammer killings of his wife and two children (all times local):9:42 pm.A 64-year-old Mexican …

World News

Chris Stapleton wins big at CMAs, Keith Urban nabs top prize

Chris Stapleton won the most awards at the 2018 Country Music Association Awards and had the show's best performance, almost capping a perfect night.That was until Keith Urban surprisingly won the …

Missing zoo meerkat case solved with 3 charged in Australia

SYDNEY (AP) — It wasn't grand theft. It was tiny.But the snatching of a baby meerkat from a zoo has not only become a major story in the Australian city of Perth, it has led to the arrest of …

Mexican citizen executed in Texas for killings of wife, kids

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Mexican citizen on death row in Texas was executed Wednesday night for the sledgehammer killings of his wife and two children more than 26 years ago.Roberto Moreno …

The Latest: Mexican citizen executed for killings in Texas

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the execution of a Mexican citizen convicted for the sledgehammer killings of his wife and two children (all times local):9:42 pm.A 64-year-old Mexican …

Hearing reveals chilling details of fatal Southwest flight

There was a loud bang, and suddenly the Southwest Airlines jet rolled sharply to the left. Smoke began to fill the cabin, and flight attendants rushed row by row to make sure all passengers could …

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Teflon Town: ChemFab's Toxic Legacy

Teflon Town: ChemFab's toxic legacy is a five-part series on the history of the company in Bennington and the impact of water contamination from the factories on local residents.

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