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BENNINGTON — The choices we make about end-of-life care aren’t always what happens at the end of life. Advance Care Directives, legally binding forms that dictate whether or not we want extraordinary, life-prolonging measures to take place, in many cases are scrapped and attitudes changed wh…

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For more information on these and other adoptable animals, visit Second Chance Animal Hospital at 1779 Vermont Route 7A in Arlington, or online at

BENNINGTON — Jim Martinez, president of Tri State Area Federal Credit Union, presented a $5,000 check to Bennington Community Development Director Shannon Barsotti on May 6 to help get the Bennington Community Market up and running.

BENNINGTON — Prevent Child Abuse Vermont is sponsoring a six-hour training via Zoom to equip attendees with the knowledge and skills to facilitate Nurturing Healthy Sexual Development © for English and Spanish speaking audiences.

ARLINGTON — Arlington residents will soon enjoy two outdoor pickleball courts in the center of town thanks to a recently launched crowdfunding campaign. The campaign is sponsored by the Vermont Department of Housing and Community Development’s Better Places program and led by The Arlington Common.

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The Mount Anthony Union High School Patriot Players are excited to present Mamma Mia! on May 19 & 20 at 7 p.m. and May 21 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. ABBA's timeless songs propel this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. A large cast, non-stop laughs…

DOVER — A total of 20 Southern Vermont Emerging Leaders were recognized on May 12 during the Southern Vermont Economy Summit. With sponsorship from the Vermont Futures Project, the Southern Vermont Young Professionals and the Shires Young Professionals conducted the annual recognition event …

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HOOSICK, N.Y. — Connor Jones was perfect on Wednesday for Hoosick Falls baseball. The Panther took the mound and pitched a perfect game in the Class CC sectional first round as Hoosick Falls defeated Rensselaer 21-0 in five innings. Jones struck out eight, extending his scoreless streak to 1…

BENNINGTON — Despite Mount Anthony lacrosse’s 19-9 loss to Woodstock on Tuesday, co-coach Paul Reif believes his team is reaching its potential with playoffs less than two weeks away.

BRATTLEBORO — Mount Anthony softball earned a 5-1 win at Brattleboro on Tuesday behind a big day at the plate from Grace Kobelia. The Patriots infielder had two RBIs on two hits, including a double.

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I have been starting my column in pretty much the same way for the last two years. I will continue as long as the omicron variants threatened our normality. The state and federal mask mandates have pretty much lapsed. Unfortunately, another omicron variant is making waves in Vermont and else…

Democracy in a small town is democracy at its best. You can speak to a Select Board member on the street or at the grocery store to ask questions, discuss issues of concern, or make suggestions. You don’t need an appointment to talk to town staff — you can call us, email us, or simply stop i…

I appreciate Gov. Phil Scott ordering the beautiful blue and gold lights that illuminate the Bennington Battle monument showing our solidarity with the people of Ukraine. The new lighting is a perfect tribute to the heroes fighting to protect their homeland from Putin’s immoral war.

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