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BURLINGTON — A Connecticut man, who police say was hiding in Bennington to avoid a litany of criminal charges in his home state, has pleaded not guilty in federal court to a charge of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

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A story on Page 1 of Friday’s Banner, “Former employee guilty of stealing from store,” should have stated that $1,467 was stolen from the H.N. Williams Store in Dorset.

BENNINGTON — Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), part of Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC), graduated eight nurses from its Transition-to-Practice Nurse Residency Program. The program is the first program in the state and one of only 208 in the United States to have received ac…

These animals are available for adoption at Second Chance Animal Shelter, located at 1779 Vermont Rt. 7a in Arlington. The shelter can be reached at 802-375-2898 or by visiting

MONTPELIER — The Vermont Warden Service and Vermont State Police are asking Vermonters to boat responsibly this Fourth of July weekend, as part of the nationwide Operation Dry Water campaign to reduce alcohol and drug related boating injuries through education and more visible deterrence.

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With summertime temperatures climbing into the 80s, kids found ways to cool off at the Dorset Quarry on Thursday.

POWNAL — Regular shoppers popping into the Pownal Village Market and Video on their way home from work last week were in for a surprise. Front and center as they entered sat a small refrigerator at eye level, its glass door providing a peek inside to a colorful display of blueberries, carrot…

The Hoosick Falls High School Class of 2022 celebrated its graduation on a beautiful evening Friday. Top: A little girl holds a rose she received during the Hoosick Falls High School commencement ceremony. Bottom: The class processional featured students with roses marching onto Ken Baker Fi…

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Every time Austin Grogan’s cleats meet the gridiron, he becomes a problem for the opposition. That was apparent for the Mount Anthony wide receiver and safety during his senior football campaign this past fall. Grogan has been named as the Vermont News & Media football player of the year.

RUTLAND — Rutland’s Post 31 Matt Greeno and Bennington Post 13’s Ethan Paligo had themselves an old-fashioned pitching duel in American Legion baseball action on Thursday afternoon.

BENNINGTON — The Bennington Marauders began their summer season with a sweep over Springfield on Tuesday at the Bennington Recreation Center. The girls won 182-113, while the boys won 114-97.

Mount Anthony’s Nate Potter was a constant for the Patriots soccer team this fall. The senior scored in all but three games for the Patriots, totaling 19 goals along the way. Potter has been named as the Vermont News & Media boys soccer player of the year for his stellar performance duri…

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We bring our big water bottle in from the truck, and the nice waitress goes off to fill it up. We are sitting in a corner booth, and I am fidgeting with an LAX parking receipt, watching my 12-year-old son demolish a short stack of pancakes from his plate, at a place called the Blue Dolphin Diner.

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