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MANCHESTER — Everton Brownie, his wife Viris, and his family emigrated to Vermont from Jamaica over 18 years ago. They own the Jamerican Cuisine Food Truck, cooking authentic, home-style Jamaican and Caribbean comfort food, in the Orvis parking lot in Manchester.

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MONTPELIER — Secretary of State Jim Condos issued a reminder that Thursday, May 26 at 5 p.m. is the deadline for major party (Democratic, Republican and Progressive) candidates to file to appear on the ballot for the upcoming August 9 primary elections.

BENNINGTON — The Walloomsac Riverwalk will be getting some long-awaited improvements. With the recent grant approval by the state Downtown Transportation Fund, the Town will now have the extra resources it needs to help widen and improve lighting on the path, and connect it to the new Rail-t…

Students from Arlington High School’s Memorial Anti Racism Commission (AMARC) worked on a mural for the outside of the school on Monday with the help of RiseUP, a Connecticut nonprofit that helps communities create inclusive public art.

BENNINGTON — Bennington College announced the selection of Pulitzer Prize winning poet Jericho Brown as the commencement speaker for the Class of 2022. The faculty speaker will be Elena Demyanenko, a faculty member in dance. The senior student speaker will be Sofia Pacheco Pardo ‘22.

The pollinators at Terry's Orchard on Houghton Lane in Bennington are busy at work amidst apple trees in full bloom.

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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.

BENNINGTON — Elyse Altland tallied five goals in a dominant 21-0 Mount Anthony girls lacrosse win over Wahconah on Saturday afternoon. It was another strong showing for Altland, who surpassed 100 career goals during her career as she powered the Patriots to a win.

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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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