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NORTH BENNINGTON — For its 24th year, the annual North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show is returning to its usual scale and continuing a part…

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A long quest to provide a north-south recreational trail through all of Berkshire County is inching its way forward. A new $1.4 million segment will connect the popular trail to one of Pittsfield’s busiest roads.

BENNINGTON — Here’s what you can expect to encounter on the roadways around the region this week. This information has been provided by the Vermont Agency of Transportation and the Bennington Department of Public Works.

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CAT-TV has three seats up for election during this year’s annual Board of Director election. If you are interested in serving on the Board, contact Lisa Byer, CAT-TV Executive Director, at 802-442-8868 or lisa@catamountaccess.com. The elected seat carries a 3-year term. Qualified nominees mu…

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. — The Hoosick Falls Senior Center will open its doors on Wednesday, June 23, with limited hours. The center will be open on Wednesdays and Thursdays only until further notice. Hours will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be no van transportation to and from the center at this time.

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. — The next public meeting of the Hoosick Area Community Participation Work Group will be held Tuesday, June 22 from 6-8 p.m. The meeting will be conducted using an online platform and login information will be shared via the CPWG Listserv prior to the meeting.

ARLINGTON — The Arlington Community House will hold a tag sale on June 26, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. This sale raises funds for the care of this historic house which has served Arlington and the surrounding area for decades, since first donated to the Arlington Community Club.

BURLINGTON — A couple of minutes into the second half of the Division I boys lacrosse championship on Saturday, Nicky Miceli gave Burr and Burton a four-goal lead against annual powerhouse Champlain Valley.

Saturday’s Division I boys lacrosse final was the last high school sporting event of the year for the Banner sports staff and it capped off a year of “Are we or are we not going to play?” because of the unknown nature of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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I mentioned Malcolm Gladwell’s new book, “The Bomber Mafia,” in an earlier column. It is one of the best works of nonfiction that I have read in a long time. Gladwell weighs and contrasts the effectiveness, from both a military and a moral standpoint, of two divergent schools of thought invo…

For more than 20 years at the Vermont Council on Rural Development, we have hosted community conversations with the goal of helping Vermonters come together, consider their local assets and challenges, decide on priorities for action, and then get to work making those priorities happen. At t…

What an extraordinary legislative session 2021 has been. It was historic — the first Vermont legislative session to be conducted completely remotely during an international pandemic. And, despite those challenges, we were incredibly productive — managing to accomplish a great deal to improve…

The good news is that the legislation referred to as H.157 did not make it over the finish line last month before the Vermont General Assembly had adjourned. The bill, which passed the House, would have required construction contractors who work on residential projects over $2,500 to registe…

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