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BENNINGTON — The choices we make about end-of-life care aren’t always what happens at the end of life. Advance Care Directives, legally bindin…

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MONTPELIER — The Community College of Vermont (CCV) will hold its 2022 commencement ceremony at Norwich University’s Shapiro Field House in Northfield on June 4. The ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. More than 450 students will be awarded associate degrees.

BENNINGTON — Brittany Felton, RN, a medical/surgical nurse, was the May recipient of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses at Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC).

BENNINGTON — The Bennington Free Library’s Spring Book Sale will be held on Saturday in the Rotary Room from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lots of kids books, YA titles and adult fiction and non-fiction will be available. All proceeds support the library

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BENNINGTON — Vermont law enforcement, including the Bennington Police and Bennington County law enforcement, will be participating in the national campaign Click It or Ticket beginning today and continuing through June 5. Click It or Ticket (CIOT) is a national seat belt enforcement mobiliza…

POWNAL --Vermont State Police are investigating a hit-and-run that occurred in front of the Stewarts Shop on Route 7 in Pownal. Troopers were advised of the incident on Sunday afternoon, with one of the operators leaving the scene right after the collision.

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MANCHESTER — To run or to walk? That’s the dilemma several seniors on the Burr and Burton track team are faced with after the recent announcement from the Vermont Principals Association (VPA) that the Division II state track and field meet will take place June 3 at Burlington High School, the same day as BBA’s commencement.

Deb Larkin’s in her second year as coach of the Mount Anthony girls tennis program, and she’s leading by example. The MAU coach and her doubles partner won gold in the Senior Olympics 65-plus age division doubles in Fort Lauderdale, Florida over the weekend.

MANCHESTER — Senior night at scenic Applejack Field was a success for Burr and Burton girls lacrosse. They controlled play for most of the game against a solid Woodstock squad, winning 14-5 on Friday night and hitting double-digit wins for the season in the process.

MANCHESTER — Mia Paligo’s no-hitter powered Mount Anthony softball to a 24-0 win over Burr and Burton on Friday. Paligo struck out 11 batters and walked six. At the plate, Autumn Hayes went three-for-five with three RBIs. Madisyn Crossman and Taeya Guetti each hit a home run for the Patriots…

MANCHESTER — Arlington track and field is looking for volunteers as the program prepares to host the Division IV track meet at Knapp Field in Manchester for the second consecutive year on Friday, June 3.

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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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