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Howard Park keeps alive traditions of kindness and community

SHAFTSBURY — Howard Park is a hidden gem with a long-standing history. Thanks to some recent work by a number of volunteers, that gem is shining just a bit more brightly. The story of …

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Vt. House moves to head off tax increase MONTPELIER — The state House of Representatives on Friday took action to try to prevent potentially steep property tax increases next spring by short-circuiting the process by which property …
The Checkup for Sept. 18: State announces business assistance program With this regular feature, the Banner runs down breaking local and regional developments in the coronavirus pandemic. THE NUMBERS The statistics supplied by the Vermont Department of Health at …
House OKs cannabis compromise, passes to Senate MONTPELIER — The state House of Representatives on Thursday approved a conference committee report on a bill establishing the regulation and taxation of marijuana and cannabis products in …
Vt. House overrides Scott's veto of climate bill MONTPELIER — The Vermont House of Representatives has voted to override Gov. Phil Scott's veto of climate change legislation designed to set and enforce carbon emissions targets, and establish …
The Checkup for Sept. 17: 3 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Vermont With this regular feature, the Banner runs down breaking local and regional developments in the coronavirus pandemic. THE NUMBERS The statistics supplied by the Vermont Department of Health at …
All Stars event honors region's top athletes

All Stars virtual ceremony honors region's top athletes

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Bennington Banner and Manchester Journal Regional All Stars awards show
All Stars virtual ceremony honors region's top athletes BENNINGTON — The region's top athletes and coaches were honored on Monday night as the Bennington Banner and Manchester Journal hosted the virtual version of the fourth annual Bennington Banner …
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Regional chamber to host inaugural B2B Golf Classic

BENNINGTON — The Southwestern Vermont Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their inaugural golf tournament, the B2B (Business to Business) Golf Classic Sept. 30 at Mount Anthony Country …

Vermont still in Step II, no games allowed The target date for the return of high school sports games was Sept. 21, this upcoming Monday. Try outs for varsity sports have concluded and teams across the state are practicing and preparing to …
CAT-TV to broadcast MAU varsity sporting events BENNINGTON — With no spectators currently allowed at Mount Anthony high school sporting events, MAU athletic director Ashley Hoyt wanted to find a way to allow fans to still watch the game. …
Wasaren League postpones fall sports until March 2021 Local New York schools will now have to wait until March to play their fall sports. The Wasaren League, which both Cambridge and Hoosick Falls are members of, announced on Monday via a press …
Section II gives green light for most fall sports New York high school fall sports are set to begin Sept. 21. On Thursday, we learned section II will be participating. Section II schools, including local schools Cambridge and Hoosick Falls, will …

Defending champs hit the gridiron for unique season

MANCHESTER — High school football is back in Vermont. Burr and Burton held practice on Wednesday, officially their second practice of the 2020 season. The game looks different this year, as …

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Section II gives green light for most fall sports New York high school fall sports are set to begin Sept. 21. On Thursday, we learned section II will be participating. Section II schools, including local schools Cambridge and Hoosick Falls, will …
Football season moved to March in New York state LATHAM, N.Y. — Football, volleyball and competitive cheer fall high school sports seasons have been postponed until March 1, 2021 in New York state. The New York State Public High School …
Youth flag football registration open BENNINGTON — Todd Ordway is organizing a flag football season for kids in third through sixth grade. The youth tackle football season was canceled earlier this summer. This is a non …
Fall sports begin at Mount Anthony BENNINGTON — After his team's first practice on Tuesday, Mount Anthony boys soccer coach Mike Molloy reminded his team to stay apart while they stretched. It's just one of many new things …
Sports finally return at Burr and Burton MANCHESTER — 178 days, Just under half a calendar year. That's how long of a hiatus Vermont high school sports took because of the coronavirus. On Tuesday, they returned. Both Burr and …
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Learn to make sweet potato noodle pad Thai

Manchester food blogger Aysegul Sanford will offer a class on making sweet potato noodle pad Thai via Zoom on Sept. 26 from 2-4 pm., presented by the Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning. …

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