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BENNINGTON — Ed Maroney is sure there will be some emotional moments when the expected sale of Willy’s Variety becomes final, marking the end of his 40 years of owning the landmark corner store at Gage and Park streets.

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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.

BENNINGTON — There will be a presentation of the final playground designs for Willow Park on Thursday at 4 p.m. The presentation will be held at the Upper Pavilion at Willow Park off of East Road.

BARRE — Registration is now open for the Vermont Community Development Association Spring Conference on June 28. This year’s theme is Addressing the Vermont Housing Challenge: Local and Regional Strategies for Success.

BENNINGTON — The Town of Bennington has been awarded a $200,000 grant from the Vermont Downtown Development Board from the Transportation Fund for the start of the Walloomsac Redevelopment Project. The grant application was developed by the Better Bennington Corporation Design Committee and …

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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.

HOOSICK, N.Y. — The Hoosick Falls/Tamarac Wildcats boys lacrosse team was victorious on its senior night Thursday, handing Lansingburgh a 13-4 loss. Eight different Wildcats scored a goal, led by Brady Mann’s four. Mann also assisted on five more scores. Sammy Fauler pitched in with two goal…

HOOSICK, N.Y. — Hoosick Falls starter Kennedy Boisvert threw 75 pitches against Stillwater on Thursday. The Warriors didn’t record a hit on one of them.

BENNINGTON — A strikeout was the difference maker in Thursday’s Mount Anthony softball win over Taconic, but not in the traditional sense. It wasn’t starter Mia Paligo sending a Thunder batter back to the dugout with a nasty third strike, though Paligo did pitch a gem.

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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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