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BRATTLEBORO — For a handful of people gathered in front of the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center Friday morning, seeing the flag that hung over the destruction of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, and the days after was incredibly heart-touching.

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MONTPELIER — Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos announced that the Statewide Canvass of Vermont 2022 Primary Election results will be held on Monday at the Secretary of State’s Office, located in Montpelier at 128 State St. The canvass will begin at 2 p.m.

Thanks to vaccines, boosters and treatments, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced last week simplified guidance for living in a world with COVID-19. While the pandemic is not over, it can have less of an impact on our daily lives.

STRATTON — In honor of World Humanitarian Day, Grace Initiative Global is hosting a forum today and Saturday featuring United Nations, government and non-profit leaders in discussions on issues facing the world in the face of climate change, violent conflict and hunger.

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MONTPELIER — Vermont's treasurer announced that S&P Global Ratings affirmed the State of Vermont’s AA+ (the second highest) general obligation bond ratings and revised the rating outlook from negative to stable. Vermont is still the highest rated New England state.

A hermit who was evicted from New Hampshire property on which he had lived for nearly three decades has found a new home in Maine. Eighty-two-year-old David Lidstone has put in windows and is working on installing a chimney on his rustic three-room cabin. He said it is on land he bought. Lidstone grew up in Maine but declined to say where he was living or provide a contact for the landowner. A family member confirmed he has moved there. He had returned to live on the New Hampshire property but faced a $500-a-day fine if he didn't leave.

In a presentation titled “A time of challenges and needed stabilization,” Southwestern Vermont Medical Center CEO Tom Dee and his executive team made a case to the state’s oversight board Monday for a 6.35 percent budget increase in 2023.

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BENNINGTON — Tryouts for the boys soccer team and girls volleyball team took place Thursday morning at Mount Anthony Union High School. The fall sports season begins Tuesday, Aug. 23, when the MAU boys soccer team faces Burr & Burton Academy in Manchester. The girls volleyball team opens…

MANCHESTER — Even after a down year, things continue to trend in the right direction for Burr and Burton football. Fresh off having a program-record 52 players on last year’s team, coach Tom McCoy’s Bulldogs have reloaded with a roster boasting an impressive 62 players – including 20 freshmen.

Mount Anthony Union High School and Middle School is looking for fall sub-varsity soccer and football officials.

WEST HAVEN — Justin Comes has certainly turned things around. After going winless for two years, the veteran Middlebury racer has made it back-to-back victories at Devil’s Bowl Speedway.

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Our communities are still struggling through the pandemic and its harmful impacts on mental health, substance use and affordable housing. It’s clear that we still need to do far more to support one another and to build healthy, safe and vibrant communities.

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Our communities are still struggling through the pandemic and its harmful impacts on mental health, substance use and affordable housing. It’s clear that we still need to do far more to support one another and to build healthy, safe and vibrant communities.

We all faced a barrage of unforeseen challenges when the pandemic arrived. As employers who deeply care about our teams, we prioritize the health and safety of our dedicated employees to ensure that their critical on-site work can continue. While we’ve done our best to address each new pande…

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