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BENNINGTON — With the Bennington Bookshop moving this week from Main Street into new space at the Four Corners, other changes are waiting in the wings as the first phase of the Putnam Block redevelopment project nears completion.

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BENNINGTON — With the Bennington Bookshop moving this week from Main Street into new space at the Four Corners, other changes are waiting in the wings as the first phase of the Putnam Block redevelopment project nears completion.

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BENNINGTON — As springtime officially turns to summertime this coming week, state and local crews are continuing to make improvements to the region’s roadways. This list of new and continuing projects has been provided by the Vermont Agency of Transportation and local departments of public works.

The blare of sirens made its way through Bennington County Saturday morning as around 40 emergency vehicles participated in the second annual first responders appreciation parade.

WATERBURY — A small, walk-in vaccination clinic held in Waterbury on Thursday is one of the reasons Vermont was able to be the first state in the country to give at least one COVID-19 vaccination shot to 80% of the eligible population.

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BENNINGTON — Fido will have to sit this one out, but everyone else is invited to take part in the grand opening ceremonies for the new Bennington Dog Park on Saturday, June 26th, beginning at 2 p.m. at the site, next to the volleyball courts in Willow Park.

MANCHESTER — Sanjay Correa, an aerospace engineer with GE Aviation, will discuss the current state of commercial aviation on June 29 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. via Zoom. His talk is presented by the Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning.

BENNINGTON — Kaitlyn Daniels, a registered nurse who works in Southwestern Vermont Medical Center’s Women’s and Children’s Unit, has been honored with the hospital’s DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses for May.

BENNINGTON — The monthly Walloomsac Walk will be held on Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m. at People’s Park on Depot Street, between Main and River streets. The walk leader will be holding an orange flag.

ARLINGTON — Mentoring at UCS will host a Family Fun Day, a day full of food, fun, and friends on Saturday, July 10 from 12-4 p.m. at the Arlington Recreation Park. All are invited to stop by and enjoy a hot dog or hamburger and learn more about the program. Activities will include bocce ball…

WEST HAVEN — Demetrios Drellos continued his hot start to the dirt track racing summer at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Saturday netting his fourth Sportsman Modified victory in the first eight weeks of the 2021 campaign. The Queensbury, N.Y., driver won the annual Father’s Day Weekend “Topless” …

Armored Athlete is gearing up for its seventh season of The Basketball Tournament (TBT), a $1 million winner-take-all, March Madness-style tournament featuring 64 teams battling it out for the top prize

MANCHESTER — For the more than 800 people jammed into Applejack Stadium for Saturday night’s Women’s Premier Soccer League contest between the Vermont Fusion and the New York Shockers, there was a lot of familiarity on the pitch.

MANCHESTER —Max Brownlee took the hill for Manchester Union Underground’s first ever game as an American Legion baseball team on Saturday afternoon against Bennington Post 13. The Manchester native delivered in a big way, tossing a complete game shutout in a 2-0 victory in the first game of …

BENNINGTON — Jake Sparks went 3-for-5 with a three-run homer and Nick Santiago started the year with a perfect 5-for-5 performance as Bennington Post 13 held on through a furious seventh-inning rally to beat Brattleboro Post 5, 13-11, at Mount Anthony Union High School on Thursday.

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