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Wood Block project glances back, moves ahead in Hoosick Falls

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. — Surrounded by his husband Chris Sherman's raised vegetable beds, impressionist-like perennial arrangements and butterfly-covered bee balm, Brian Bushner could see both …
Opinion
Our View: Domestic violence deserves our contempt

This being an election year, we hear about all sorts of worrisome trends in Vermont — its aging and shrinking population, its lack of affordable housing, and the way those factors are dragging …

Trump's trade war will affect US to its roots

Our opinion: An avoidable drama ends

UN report on U.S. poverty right on target

Lifestyles
Thom Smith | Nature Watch: A pollinator's paradise thrives at Kimball Farms

Today, Jim McCarthy called me and said, "I'm coming to pick you up, I have something to show you." We drove down to our meadow and, lo and behold, we have a meadow in bloom with cosmos, poppies, …

It's too hot to think ... Studies track effects of heat on cognition

Ron Kujawski | Garden Journal: Daylilies - easy to grow, very few problems

What do you do with all that pickle relish? Make biscuits, of course!

Vermont Digger
State's anticipated tax surplus comes in at $65 million

Vermont's anticipated tax surplus from fiscal year 2018, which had been ballooning in recent months, came in at a total of $65 million, state officials reported this week.The surplus was no surprise …

UVM study: Consumers are not `scared away' by GMO products

Public utility commission to study why Vermont drivers are slow to go electric

Delegation vows scrutiny, resistance of Trump's SCOTUS pick

Sanders rails against `inflated' executive pay at UVM Medical Center

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Making art from outdoor things BENNINGTON — Twigs. Rocks. Bark. Branches.They're not typical artist materials, but for campers at the Vermont Arts Exchange's Outdoor Sculpture Camp, it's all part of the fun of creation."I'm …
Two dead in two-car collision in Londonderry LONDONDERRY — Two people died at the scene of two-car crash on Route 100 in South Londonderry on Saturday night, Vermont State Police said.According to state police, at about 8:24 p.m., a 2014 …
Manchester woman dies at Lowell Lake; grandson in critical conditio LONDONDERRY — A Manchester woman has died and her grandson is in critical condition following an incident at Lowell Lake State Park on Friday afternoon. Vermont State Police said Julie …
'Christmas in July' presented at Catamount Cafe BENNINGTON — The roads were clear of snow and the temperature sat in the mid-80's on Friday, but at Southwestern Vermont Health Care's Centers for Living and Rehabilitation, it was the height …
Police: Two crashes in same area in one month for driver NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A Bennington woman is facing charges in North Adams, Mass., after allegedly causing two car accidents on the same stretch of city roadway in less than a month. Stacy …
Local sports
Vermont boys tie, girls fall at Twin State CASTLETON — At the Twin State soccer games at Castleton University on Saturday, the Vermont girls lost 1-0 and the boys tied 1-1.In the girls game, New Hampshire's Danielle Desruisseaux of …
Vermont, N.H., face off in Twin State soccer BENNINGTON — The 2018 Twin State soccer game is set for today with multiple local players and coaches taking part.The annual games will take place at Castleton University and will pit the top …
Multiple winners for Marauders WOODSTOCK — The Bennington Marauders saw some strong performances in its Thursday night meet against Woodstock and Rutland.Emily Tibbetts won four events in the 9-10 age group, she was best in …
Storm prepare for championship game rematch BENNINGTON — There's always high stakes when the Southern Vermont Storm and Vermont Ravens go head-to-head.Being the only two teams in the New England Football League's Maritime Conference from …
National News

'Dukes of Hazzard' star pleads guilty to in touching case

WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) — A former star of "The Dukes of Hazzard" television show has pleaded guilty to inappropriately touching two women in the cast of a musical in Massachusetts in which he …

The Latest: 2 victims and gunman dead in Toronto shooting

TORONTO (AP) — The Latest on a mass shooting in Toronto (all times local):7:00 a.m.Ontario's police watchdog says a second person is dead after gunman shot 14 people in Toronto's …

French minister defends himself over violence of Macron aide

PARIS (AP) — France's interior minister has insisted that it wasn't for him to inform judicial officials of violence by a presidential security aide against a May Day protester even though he …

UK silent on US death penalty concerns for alleged jihadis

LONDON (AP) — Leaked documents show that British officials are not requiring U.S. counterparts to provide assurances that two alleged British jihadis will not be executed if put on trial.The …

Body of NY nurse found in bedroom closet on wellness check

NEW YORK (AP) — Police conducting a wellness check have found the body of a New York nurse who was bound and wrapped in a sheet in her bedroom closet.The body of 58-year-old Kyimar Thein …

World News

'Dukes of Hazzard' star pleads guilty to in touching case

WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) — A former star of "The Dukes of Hazzard" television show has pleaded guilty to inappropriately touching two women in the cast of a musical in Massachusetts in which he …

The Latest: 2 victims and gunman dead in Toronto shooting

TORONTO (AP) — The Latest on a mass shooting in Toronto (all times local):7:00 a.m.Ontario's police watchdog says a second person is dead after gunman shot 14 people in Toronto's …

French minister defends himself over violence of Macron aide

PARIS (AP) — France's interior minister has insisted that it wasn't for him to inform judicial officials of violence by a presidential security aide against a May Day protester even though he …

UK silent on US death penalty concerns for alleged jihadis

LONDON (AP) — Leaked documents show that British officials are not requiring U.S. counterparts to provide assurances that two alleged British jihadis will not be executed if put on trial.The …

Body of NY nurse found in bedroom closet on wellness check

NEW YORK (AP) — Police conducting a wellness check have found the body of a New York nurse who was bound and wrapped in a sheet in her bedroom closet.The body of 58-year-old Kyimar Thein …

2018 Regional All Stars

Teflon Town
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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