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POWNAL — The Select Board has approved a new town government tax rate that reflects an increase of 1.67 cents per $100 property valuation.

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BENNINGTON — The Better Bennington Corporation’s next Thursday Night Live features Beard and Glasses. The event will run from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Aug. 18 at Merchants Park’s Thomson Family Stage, 119 North St. Attendees should bring lawn chairs. The rain location is Mission City Church.

BENNINGTON — The annual Southern Vermont Summer Homebrew Festival brought the heat to Bennington this past weekend. The festival was held on the field in front of the Bennington Sports Center, formerly the Catamount School. Hot temperatures reaching over 90 degrees couldn’t scare away the cr…

MANCHESTER — Tony Award and two-time Golden Globe Award winner Linda Lavin will perform at the Southern Vermont Arts Center’s Arkell Pavilion at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 18, as part of the Broadway in Vermont Concert Series presented by Berkshire Bank.

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MONTPELIER — Concerned Vermont residents who have a relationship with the medical cannabis market in the state were invited to a roundtable with the Cannabis Control Board to discuss the fees associated with medical cannabis, or marijuana.

BRATTLEBORO — G.S. Precision, a leading manufacturer of complex, high-precision components and specialty hardware used primarily in aerospace engines and defense systems, is inviting the public to learn more about the G.S. Precision School of Manufacturing Technology during an open house on …

MONTPELIER — The youngest members of the community are eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations, and a nurse practitioner took the time to address potential concerns parents might have about taking their children in for a shot.

The Associated Press has declared Senate President Pro Tem Becca Balint winner of the Democratic nomination for the U.S. House, defeating Lt. Gov. Molly Gray — her closest competitor — for the nomination. Vermont News & Media will update this story.

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CASTLETON — New Hampshire defeated Vermont 7-0 on Saturday at Castleton University for its third consecutive Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl victory. The Granite Staters won it with an 80-yard drive early in the second quarter. Londonderry’s Aidan Washington fired a 26-yard touchdown pass to Sanborn…

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We all faced a barrage of unforeseen challenges when the pandemic arrived. As employers who deeply care about our teams, we prioritize the health and safety of our dedicated employees to ensure that their critical on-site work can continue. While we’ve done our best to address each new pande…

Vermont has been experiencing a summer of uncertainty — with many feeling that our core rights and values are on the line. Whether from a hostile federal judiciary eliminating fundamental rights, or here at home as we see an increase in gun violence, uneven progress on law enforcement accoun…

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Problematic alcohol use in older adults is something of a hidden issue. We often think of substance use problems as an issue that starts in adolescence or young adulthood, but this doesn’t apply to everyone. In fact, alcohol use in those over 60 has been increasing for the past two decades, …

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