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BENNINGTON — It started with a son's love for his father. Richard Setzer's dad, a resident at the Vermont Veterans' Home, had been feeling low since the facility suspended visitations …

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Petition calls for removal of chief, manager BENNINGTON — The goal of a Rights and Democracy-Vermont petition concerning the Bennington Police Department is to show support for residents around the state who feel marginalized in dealing …
Car caravan planned for Bennington Pride BENNINGTON — The town's Pride parade won't return next month as originally envisioned because of the coronavirus pandemic, but a planned car caravan will help to bring visibility to the LGBTQ …
Campground owners feel 'lost in the shuffle' DUMMERSTON — Local campground owners are wondering how to keep their businesses alive given the restrictions put in place by the state for the coronavirus pandemic. "It feels like …
The Checkup: 6 new COVID-19 cases reported in Vermont With this regular feature, the Banner runs down breaking local and regional developments in the coronavirus crisis. The numbers According to the Vermont Department of Health, six new cases of …
Oncology nurse helps keep cancer patients safe during pandemic BRATTLEBORO — When she attended Brattleboro Union High School, Jessica (Thurber) Gould babysat for a young girl with cancer. She knew then that she would be an oncology nurse. "I feel a …
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LONDON (AP) — A junior British government minister quit on Tuesday over Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s failure to fire his top aide for breaching coronavirus lockdown rules. Johnson has …
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Going door-to-door to save lives BENNINGTON — If you'd seen them, you might have wondered what the three people were up to: wearing face masks and gloves, they went from door to door at the Best Western motel, leaving …
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Penned in pandemic, book highlights nature In her latest book, written in response to the coronavirus pandemic, Melanie Choukas-Bradley advises readers to find their very own "wild home." "I think the best way to connect to nature is to …
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MAU's Gavin Johnson invited to Hawaii Tiki Bowl

BENNINGTON — Mount Anthony's Gavin Johnson has been selected to participate in the Hawaii Tiki Bowl, a high school football all star game held in Honolulu, Hawaii. The game is scheduled for …

Guidelines released for the return of high school sports BENNINGTON — With spring sports canceled in both New York and Vermont, officials in both states have been looking for guidance in how sports can get back on the field in the fall when school …
Hoosick's Flynn named Sage female athlete of the year HOOSICK, N.Y. —Hoosick Falls graduate Megan Flynn was named as the 2019-2020 Sage Colleges Female Athlete of the Year. Flynn had a standout senior season on the basketball court for the …
West River Trail Run goes virtual SOUTH LONDONDERRY — The eighth annual West River Trail Run will look a little different this year. The event, scheduled to take place June 6, will now be a virtual race due to the …
Cambridge's Sophie Phillips commits to Rhode Island CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. — New York's Class C girls basketball player of the year has a new home, and it is in South Kingstown, R.I. Cambridge basketball standout Sophie Phillips announced on Twitter …

Bennington Little League cancels 2020 season

BENNINGTON — The Bennington Little League was holding out hope of having a season this summer. But on Wednesday night, the league announced it was officially canceling the 2020 season. …

Sam Wilkins, Keegan Coon named All-Americans

BENNINGTON — Mount Anthony wrestlers Keegan Coon and Sam Wilkins have been named as All-American honorable mention recipients for their stellar performances on the mat during the 2019-2020 …

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Going for Gold: Bennington's Kobelia trains with Team USA in luge BENNINGTON — Grace Kobelia is doing something only the best of the best get the opportunity to do in their lifetime — compete for her country. The Bennington resident and Mount …
New York announces winter scholar athletes The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) has announced their scholar athletes for all winter sport teams and individuals. Six local teams were listed. For an entire …
BBA's Joey McCoy earns scholar athlete nomination MANCHESTER — The awards keep on piling up for Burr and Burton's Joey McCoy after an outstanding 2019 football season. On Tuesday, McCoy was named as one of six 2019 Vermont High School Scholar …
2 Stratton Mountain School grads earn spot on Team USA STRATTON — Two former Stratton Mountain School skiers were nominated to the U.S. Alpine Ski Team this week, according to the Vermont Alpine Racing Association. George Steffey was named to …
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Inside Bennington Museum's collection: Terrestrial Globe, 1810

James Wilson of Bradford, Vt., was a farmer and blacksmith of little formal education who created the first globes in America. At age 37, with a farm to run and a large family to support, he set …

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