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BENNINGTON — Town officials have made some progress in dealing with a former business structure gutted by a fire in May, as well as a house on Gage Street that was slapped with a zoning violation notice and order prohibiting its use as a dwelling.

SEARSBURG — Route 9 has been opened after a motor vehicle accident just east of the Route 8 intersection, according to Vermont State Police. In an email from police at 2:24 p.m., it was reported that both lanes of Route 9 were now open.

BURLINGTON — The city of Burlington is closing a homeless encampment in the south end of the city after police searched it looking for illegal drugs and after first responders had what turned out to be a replica pellet gun pointed at them.

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It’s Socktober time — a sock drive to benefit local homeless shelters in the region. Socktober is a nationwide program that started around 2013. There are 10 collection boxes located around the region for the drop off of new socks. All socks collected will be donated to the Bennington Coalit…

CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. — The Agricultural Stewardship Association (ASA) is offering its first program — Wild Art — at the Cambridge Community Forest (CCF). Wild Art draws inspiration from earth and land artists Andy Goldsworthy, Nancy Holt and Robert Smithson. The goal is for children and their fam…

SOUTHERN VERMONT — The annual submissions process has opened for projects to be included in the Southern Vermont Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). The plans are due Nov. 30. The CEDS is a federally-approved action plan for growing the Southern Vermont economy with a regiona…

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Enjoy some Halloween fun at the Clark Art Institute on Oct. 31.

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DEAR RIDER, a feature documentary from Red Bull Media House and Emmy-winning director Fernando Villena, is a celebration of the life and vision of Jake Burton Carpenter (1954-2019), the pioneer who propelled the sport of snowboarding into a global and cultural phenomenon. The film debuts Nov…

BURLINGTON — Today, Vermont Green Football Club, a men’s soccer club in Burlington, announced its entry into USL League Two. The Club plans to kick off its inaugural season in May 2022 and will play home matches at the University of Vermont’s Virtue Field. By joining USL League Two, the Club…

MANCHESTER — We are nearing the end of the fall sports regular season in Vermont. It is at this point in the season where regular season games take on added significance; Monday’s girls soccer matchup between Burr and Burton and Essex was a crucial one for a Bulldogs team who is trending upw…

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This time of year, when pumpkins are on porches and macabre skeletons blow in the wind, we are drawn to the occult, to the paranormal. These dark imaginings date back to the Celtic culture when winter was at the door, portending death and darkness. Halloween is the modern-day extension of th…

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