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The Lightning Jar welcomes first director

BENNINGTON — Bennington's own business incubator and collaborative coworking space, the Lightning Jar, has hired its first full-time director. Michelle Marrocco, a northeast Massachusetts …
Opinion
Our View: Domestic violence deserves our contempt

This being an election year, we hear about all sorts of worrisome trends in Vermont — its aging and shrinking population, its lack of affordable housing, and the way those factors are dragging …

Trump's trade war will affect US to its roots

Our opinion: An avoidable drama ends

UN report on U.S. poverty right on target

Lifestyles
Could walking barefoot on grass improve your health?

It is not a secret that spending time in nature is good for you. For years, researchers have been detailing how people who live near green spaces — parks, greenbelts, tree-lined streets, rural …

What's your favorite kitchen gadget?

Thom Smith | Nature Watch: Turtle Season - How old is this little guy?

Ron Kujawski | Garden Journal: For added garden space, grow plants vertically

Latest news
Numbers paint a mixed picture on child welfare BENNINGTON — Data puts Vermont is in the top 10 states for child welfare — but economic indicators tell a more complex story.Vermont ranks eighth in the nation for overall child …
Training focuses on the law and access BENNINGTON — Disability accommodation is a conversation — a system involving give-and-take.Presenters from the Vermont Center for Independent Living-Montpelier shared that idea Wednesday …
Bennington patrol officer dead at 24 BENNINGTON— The Bennington Police Department is mourning the death of a patrol officer. Patrol Officer Dustin H. Lynds, 24, died Friday morning in Westport, N.Y., said Trooper Jennifer …
School safety grants to be announced Aug. 1 BENNINGTON — Gov. Phil Scott's office announced on Monday that the recipients of $4 million in school safety grants will be revealed on Aug. 1.More than 250 Vermont schools have applied for the …
Bennington Tag Sale: The stories stuff can tell BENNINGTON — Bennington held its first town-wide tag sale on Saturday. Despite threats of drizzle, dozens of people spread out tarps, tables and tents on their lawns, arranged what they had …
Local sports
Bennington 10U, 12U all-stars set for state tournament BENNINGTON — The Bennington Little League 10U all-star team was absolutely dominant in its series with Brattleboro for District 2 supremacy.Bennington scored 60 runs in just three games and …
Summer track meets return Tuesday BENNINGTON — There will be four family track meets coming up this summer, starting on Tuesday.The meets will be held at Mount Anthony and the Zemianek Track on the next four Tuesdays, July 17, …
Thompson, Bushee lead Bennington BRATTLEBORO — The Bennington U12 all-stars won Game 2 of their 3-game series, 8-3, on Saturday.Tanner Bushee went 5 1/3 innings, allowing three runs but striking out eight. Connor Barrett shut …
Summer track meets to return BENNINGTON — There will be four family track meets coming up this summer, starting on Tuesday.The meets will be held at Mount Anthony and the Zemianek Track on the next four Tuesdays, July 17, …
National News

AP editor Sue Manning dies; gave world LA's biggest stories

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sue Manning, an Associated Press editor who for decades delivered stories of Southern California to the world, has died. She was 71.Manning's brother Daniel Manning says …

AP Exclusive: Survivor says officials responsible for riot

HOCKESSIN, Del. (AP) — Patricia May had a feeling of dread when she reported to work at Delaware's maximum-security prison last year.For months, May had been concerned about her safety after …

Day care owner gets probation for trying to kill toddler

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis day care owner was sentenced Monday to 10 years of probation for trying to kill a toddler in her home by hanging him.Nataliia Karia, 43, received her …

Slain officer, local woman remembered during vigil

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts police officer who was shot about 10 times with his own service weapon was described by community members on Monday as a loving and compassionate family man who …

Fire turns Yosemite National Park smoky, hurts businesses

MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — A deadly wildfire near Yosemite National Park shrouded the popular destination in smoke and left some tourist-dependent businesses hurting Monday, but visitors still …

World News

AP editor Sue Manning dies; gave world LA's biggest stories

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sue Manning, an Associated Press editor who for decades delivered stories of Southern California to the world, has died. She was 71.Manning's brother Daniel Manning says …

AP Exclusive: Survivor says officials responsible for riot

HOCKESSIN, Del. (AP) — Patricia May had a feeling of dread when she reported to work at Delaware's maximum-security prison last year.For months, May had been concerned about her safety after …

Day care owner gets probation for trying to kill toddler

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis day care owner was sentenced Monday to 10 years of probation for trying to kill a toddler in her home by hanging him.Nataliia Karia, 43, received her …

Slain officer, local woman remembered during vigil

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts police officer who was shot about 10 times with his own service weapon was described by community members on Monday as a loving and compassionate family man who …

Fire turns Yosemite National Park smoky, hurts businesses

MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — A deadly wildfire near Yosemite National Park shrouded the popular destination in smoke and left some tourist-dependent businesses hurting Monday, but visitors still …

2018 Regional All Stars

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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