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Training program aims to support business needs, increase interest in advanced manufacturing

BENNINGTON — What used to be "lift and grunt" work in manufacturing has been largely taken over by computers and robots, leaving manufacturing companies in need of skilled labor.To address a …

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Our Opinion: Freedom of the press is a Vermont value

How essential is a free press to Vermont? So essential that when Vermont's founding fathers convened upstairs at Elijah West's Windsor Tavern in July 1777 to agree to a Constitution for the brand-new …

Our opinion: A wise choice on education

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Our View: Domestic violence deserves our contempt

Lifestyles
A dinner fit for Julia Child

"The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking, you've got to have a what-the-hell attitude." — Julia ChildYou wouldn't expect the iconic chef who introduced French cuisine to …

Watermelon, man!

How to keep working out on vacation

Ron Kujawski | Garden Journal: August - a time to reap, a time to sow

Vermont Digger
To head off mergers, some communities consider shuttering schools

GROTON — Even in the mid-afternoon, voters arrived at a steady clip at the Groton Community Building on Tuesday to cast their ballots.But by most accounts, no particular candidate in the …

Hallquist celebrates historic victory, trains sights on Scott

Receiver plans to sell Jay Peak by next summer, hits brake on Burke sale

`Bellwether' Bethel strikes a moderate tone

Governors and premiers promote electric vehicle revolution

Latest news
November ballot lineups still evolving BENNINGTON — Democratic primary contests for state's attorney and county sheriff remained close through late Tuesday night, but both incumbents finally secured victories.Other primary results …
PFAS numbers decline in school re-testing BENNINGTON — After a second round of water testing for PFAS substances at five Vermont schools, only one result — at Grafton Elementary — remained above the state's 20 parts per …
Superintendent explains new drop-off policy BENNINGTON — A new policy restricting parents' access to school buildings during drop-off periods is intended to create consistency and help ensure student safety, the superintendent of the …
Students, professors discuss classes offered by CCV and The Lightning Jar BENNINGTON — Local coworking space The Lightning Jar and the Bennington division of Community College of Vermont hosted an open house recently for interested entrepreneurs to learn about two …
Former sheriff's deputy charged with domestic assault BENNINGTON— A former Bennington sheriff's deputy has been charged with domestic assault, according to court documents.Bennington Police were dispatched to Jason Noblet's home August 6 after …
Local sports
SVC releases basketball schedules BENNINGTON — The Southern Vermont College athletic department released their men's and women's basketball schedules on Wednesday.The men come off a season where they went 22-6 and won the New …
Football is back! Local teams return for opening practices BENNINGTON — Football practice started on Monday for both Vermont and New York schools and the opening of camp is like having Christmas in August.Hoosick Falls coach Ron Jones, Cambridge coach …
Atkins, Webster dominant in OCR Championships STRATTON — Competition at the North American Obstacle Course Racing Championships continued Saturday with the 15K Classic Course Championships Both Ryan Atkins and Lindsay Webster continued to …
10th Annual Goldsmith tournament a success Saturday BENNINGTON — Five teams competed in the 10th annual Goldsmith Tournament this past Saturday.Two Mt. Anthony teams, one from Cambridge, one from Burr and Burton and one from Rutland took part. …
National News

Jordan McNair's dad: Maryland should fire suspended coach

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The parents of offensive lineman Jordan McNair say suspended University of Maryland coach DJ Durkin should be fired.McNair collapsed during a preseason conditioning …

AP Newsbreak: 'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin dies at 76

NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin, the undisputed "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think," ''I Say a Little Prayer" and her signature song, "Respect," and stood …

Woman accused of faking own kidnapping, sending ransom notes

CORBIN, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky woman has been accused of staging her own kidnapping and sending her father fake ransom notes demanding $400.News outlets report 19-year-old Abbygail Farley's …

Something borrowed: Georgia planner nabs wedding grifter

MILTON, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia wedding planner came in handy for one couple who nearly had more than $2,000 stolen from their reception.News outlets report Kristina Dardo was arrested Saturday …

A slideshow of the landmark events Aretha Franklin's life

DETROIT (AP) — Early in 1967 when she was already a music industry veteran but had only a few minor hits to show for it, Aretha Franklin recorded "Respect" and sent herself into superstardom. …

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AP Newsbreak: 'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin dies at 76

NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin, the undisputed "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think," ''I Say a Little Prayer" and her signature song, "Respect," and stood …

A slideshow of the landmark events Aretha Franklin's life

DETROIT (AP) — Early in 1967 when she was already a music industry veteran but had only a few minor hits to show for it, Aretha Franklin recorded "Respect" and sent herself into superstardom. …

The Latest: Missing woman's online page implies happy family

FREDERICK, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of a Colorado man in the disappearance of his family (all times local):8:30 a.m.A social media account of a pregnant Colorado woman whose …

Turkish finance chief tries to reassure investors on crisis

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's finance chief tried to reassure thousands of international investors on a conference call Thursday, in which he pledged to fix the economic troubles that have …

A timeline of major events in the life of Aretha Franklin

DETROIT (AP) — A timeline of major events in the life and work of Aretha Franklin:March 1942 — Aretha Franklin is born in Memphis, Tennessee. Her father, a prominent Baptist minister …

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Teflon Town
Teflon Town: ChemFab's Toxic Legacy

Teflon Town: ChemFab's toxic legacy is a five-part series on the history of the company in Bennington and the impact of water contamination from the factories on local residents.

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