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Hydro plant still idle; state steps in with tech help

BENNINGTON — An agreement could be on the horizon allowing the idle Vermont Tissue Mill hydroelectric plant to begin producing power for the first time since the spring.The town, facility owner …

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Another view: We still need an election-system upgrade

One of American elections' biggest vulnerabilities can be found in one of the most obvious places: the voting machines themselves. The country's voting infrastructure may not have been tampered with …

Another view: Veterans Day is a fitting reminder of the values we cherish and defend

Another view: Don't send troops. Send judges.

Another View: A frightening closing argument

Lifestyles
Happy Peanut Butter Fudge Day!

National Peanut Butter Fudge Day is Tuesday. And what's not to love? Peanut butter ... fudge ... sweet creaminess melting on your tongue ...According to the National Peanut Board website, ancient …

A braised ragu is perfect for late fall

Health Take-Away: Vaginal birth after a cesarean section?

Appendix removal is linked to lower risk of Parkinson's

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Pownal, despite vote, seeks board candidates POWNAL — The town has apparently opened the door for someone else to fill remainder of former Select Board member Jenny Dewar's term, despite the board's having appointed Suzanne Caraman to the …
It's official: Second Chance is open for business ARLINGTON — Volunteers, donors, staff and others involved in Second Chance Animal Center's move to a larger, custom-designed building gathered Wednesday for an official opening ceremony.The new …
Lightning Jar hosts small business loan discussion BENNINGTON — Those looking to start a small business know the loan process can be a daunting one. To help clear up confusion and get business owners on the right track, The Lightning Jar hosted …
Hops farm, a local landmark, is transplanted POWNAL — Hoppy Valley Organics has moved to farmland on nearby Burrington Road, with the sale of its well-known location along Route 7 in Pownal.The farm produces hops, which function as the …
Jury fails to reach verdict on 2 of 3 charges in child abuse case BRATTLEBORO — Jurors who decided the case of a local man tried on charges he assaulted a 5-year-old girl told the Brattleboro Reformer that they found him guilty on one charge of cruelty to a …
Local sports
U.S. announces cross country, freeski teams Olympic gold medalist Jessie Diggins, of the SMS T2 elite team of Stratton Mountain, leads the 16-member 2018-19 U.S. Cross Country Team, announced by U.S. Ski & Snowboard, with a strong focus on …
Evans, Ryan earn Wasaren first-team honors CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. — The Wasaren League recently announced its girls soccer all-stars with multiple local athletes earning the honor.Cambridge's Vanessa Evans earned first-team honors after being …
Mountain ops crew blankets Vermont slopes with snow MONTPELIER — Last week closed with a gift from the snow gods: A powder dump of up to half a foot. Then, the mercury dropped and Vermont ski resorts came out with their guns …
Recipe for success: How BBA's defense stopped Fair Haven MANCHESTER — Fair Haven quarterback Cam Coloutti has made Division II football his playground for the past four seasons, reaching milestones of 100 career touchdown passes and 10,000 passing …
National News

The Latest: May to try to sell Brexit deal to lawmakers

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's departure from the European Union (all times local):8:25 a.m.British Prime Minister Theresa May will start on a campaign to sell a Brexit deal agreed …

Kuwait airport suspends flights due to rain, poor weather

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Kuwait has temporarily suspended flights to and from its international airport due to bad weather and heavy rains that have impacted visibility.The state-run …

South Korea dismantles guard posts with dynamite, excavators

CHEORWON, South Korea (AP) — South Korea was dismantling front-line guard posts with dynamite and excavators on Thursday as part of agreements to lower military tensions with North Korea.The …

EU and Britain start on campaign to sell Brexit deal

BRUSSELS (AP) — The British government and the European Union began the fraught process of selling a Brexit deal that they hope will ensure Britain leaves the bloc next March in as orderly a …

Mana honored as Latin Grammys' Person of the Year

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Mexican rock band Mana became the first group ever to be honored as the Latin Recording Academy's Person of the Year Wednesday, when its four members were recognized during a …

World News

The Latest: May to try to sell Brexit deal to lawmakers

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's departure from the European Union (all times local):8:25 a.m.British Prime Minister Theresa May will start on a campaign to sell a Brexit deal agreed …

Kuwait airport suspends flights due to rain, poor weather

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Kuwait has temporarily suspended flights to and from its international airport due to bad weather and heavy rains that have impacted visibility.The state-run …

South Korea dismantles guard posts with dynamite, excavators

CHEORWON, South Korea (AP) — South Korea was dismantling front-line guard posts with dynamite and excavators on Thursday as part of agreements to lower military tensions with North Korea.The …

EU and Britain start on campaign to sell Brexit deal

BRUSSELS (AP) — The British government and the European Union began the fraught process of selling a Brexit deal that they hope will ensure Britain leaves the bloc next March in as orderly a …

Mana honored as Latin Grammys' Person of the Year

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Mexican rock band Mana became the first group ever to be honored as the Latin Recording Academy's Person of the Year Wednesday, when its four members were recognized during a …

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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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