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Farewell, Melpo!

BENNINGTON — After over 50 years in Bennington, Melpomeni "Melpo" Papaioannou is returning home to live in her native Greece.Papaioannou, who founded Bennington Pizza House on Main Street with …
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
Thom Smith | Nature Watch: A pollinator's paradise thrives at Kimball Farms

Today, Jim McCarthy called me and said, "I'm coming to pick you up, I have something to show you." We drove down to our meadow and, lo and behold, we have a meadow in bloom with cosmos, poppies, …

It's too hot to think ... Studies track effects of heat on cognition

Ron Kujawski | Garden Journal: Daylilies - easy to grow, very few problems

What do you do with all that pickle relish? Make biscuits, of course!

Vermont Digger
State's anticipated tax surplus comes in at $65 million

Vermont's anticipated tax surplus from fiscal year 2018, which had been ballooning in recent months, came in at a total of $65 million, state officials reported this week.The surplus was no surprise …

UVM study: Consumers are not `scared away' by GMO products

Public utility commission to study why Vermont drivers are slow to go electric

Delegation vows scrutiny, resistance of Trump's SCOTUS pick

Sanders rails against `inflated' executive pay at UVM Medical Center

Latest news
Manchester woman dies at Lowell Lake; grandson in critical condition LONDONDERRY — A Manchester woman has died and her grandson is in critical condition following an incident at Lowell Lake State Park on Friday afternoon. Vermont State Police said Julie …
Police: Two crashes in same area in one month for driver NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A Bennington woman is facing charges in North Adams, Mass., after allegedly causing two car accidents on the same stretch of city roadway in less than a month. Stacy …
Group seeks vote on new town hall POWNAL — Come September, a 20-plus-year saga may come to an end.Or at least, the beginning of an end.Pownal residents may vote on a proposal by the Pownal Historical Society for new town …
Man on a mission to preserve history BELLOWS FALLS — Christopher Glennon has a quixotic mission to save a historic building.Glennon, 76, of Bellows Falls, purchased the former YMCA building for $1 last September, and since then …
WBTN returning to FM broadcasting BENNINGTON — Bennington's community radio station is returning to the FM airwaves.While no date for the change is yet set, in the near future WBTN-AM 1370 will begin broadcasting simultaneously …
Local sports
Storm prepare for championship game rematch BENNINGTON — There's always high stakes when the Southern Vermont Storm and Vermont Ravens go head-to-head.Being the only two teams in the New England Football League's Maritime Conference from …
MAU's Coon named NWCA Head Coach of the Year BENNINGTON — Mount Anthony wrestling coach Brian Coon was named National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Head Coach of the Year for the state of Vermont.Coon, in his second season as head …
Post 13 drops matchup to Bellows Falls BENNINGTON — An undermanned Post 13 struggled in all phases of the game in a 12-1 run-rule loss against Post 37 Bellows Falls on Thursday."We had some mental lapses and we didn't play good …
154th season opens today; race slate will feature $18.8 mil in purses The 2018 season — the 154th overall — gets underway at the track in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., today, with gates opening at 11 a.m. for the first races of the year. The post time for the …
National News

Manley role at Fiat Chrysler a turning point for carmaker

The nomination of Mike Manley as CEO of Fiat Chrysler marks a turning point for the carmaker, putting a brand with historic Italian roots in the hands of someone with no ties to Italy — a …

The Latest: Resident says life vests not worn on duck boats

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly tourist boat accident in Missouri (all times local):3:45 p.m.A Branson resident who says she's ridden duck boats on Table Rock Lake about 10 times …

'Wonder Woman,' 'Aquaman' and 'Shazam!" thrill Comic-Con

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Warner Bros. brought out all the stops Saturday at Comic-Con with an army of stars, surprises and new footage from films like "Aquaman," ''Shazam!" and even "Wonder Woman …

Japanese Princess Mako begins visit to Brazil's biggest city

SAO PAULO (AP) — Japan's Princess Mako has arrived in Sao Paulo as part of her two-week visit to Brazil to celebrate 110 years of the arrival of the first Japanese immigrants to Latin …

Citing Florida law, sheriff won't arrest parking lot shooter

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff says that he will not arrest a man who killed a man during an argument over a parking space.The Tampa Bay Times reports that Pinellas County Sheriff …

World News

Manley role at Fiat Chrysler a turning point for carmaker

The nomination of Mike Manley as CEO of Fiat Chrysler marks a turning point for the carmaker, putting a brand with historic Italian roots in the hands of someone with no ties to Italy — a …

The Latest: Resident says life vests not worn on duck boats

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly tourist boat accident in Missouri (all times local):3:45 p.m.A Branson resident who says she's ridden duck boats on Table Rock Lake about 10 times …

'Wonder Woman,' 'Aquaman' and 'Shazam!" thrill Comic-Con

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Warner Bros. brought out all the stops Saturday at Comic-Con with an army of stars, surprises and new footage from films like "Aquaman," ''Shazam!" and even "Wonder Woman …

Japanese Princess Mako begins visit to Brazil's biggest city

SAO PAULO (AP) — Japan's Princess Mako has arrived in Sao Paulo as part of her two-week visit to Brazil to celebrate 110 years of the arrival of the first Japanese immigrants to Latin …

Survivors recount deadly Missouri duck boat sinking

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — "Grab the baby!"Those were the last words Tia Coleman recalls her sister-in-law yelling before the tourist boat they were on sank into a Missouri lake, killing 17 people, …

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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