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BENNINGTON — Southwestern Vermont Health Care and Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center are planning a merger that could be completed by March, a…

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MANCHESTER — Switching newspaper delivery from costly carriers to the U.S. Postal Service seemed like a no-brainer for Jordan Brechenser, pres…

BRATTLEBORO — A West Halifax man pleaded guilty this week to stealing some of his Christmas presents for his family — expensive sunglasses and…

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RUTLAND — The VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region offers weekly grief support groups in January and February. The groups are facilitated by Lori Rogers, spiritual care coordinator at the VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region, and Jamie Losikoff-Kent, licensed social worker and Hosp…

BENNINGTON — Alliance for Community Transformations, Queer Connect, and a planning team of middle and high school students are hosting a holiday movie night and pajama party for local youth on Dec. 16, at the Second Congregational Church in Bennington.

BURLINGTON — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders will hold a telephone town meeting at 5 p.m. on Tuesday to hear directly from older Vermonters about the issues that matter most to them and to discuss how the federal government can address the challenges facing seniors and working families across the country.

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The sounds of the air-raid sirens blasted through the gallery as participants were ushered into a long, dark utility room barely lit by several candles on the floor. The doors, closed tight against the siren’s blare, left the gathered in darkness as they sat on the concrete, listening to a r…

This month, I take you, once again, to my wild brook for the next installment of the beaver chronicles. To recap: counter to all expectations, in this large, vacant watershed, two half-sisters have moved in next door to each other. Ten-year-old Dew has a kit or two from the spring. Four-year…

SOUTH ROYALTON — Vermont Law School, now named Vermont Law and Graduate School, celebrated its 50th year on Monday. The school was incorporated in 1972, and the first classes were held in summer 1973 in the old South Royalton schoolhouse that would become the iconic Debevoise Hall, the cente…

BENNINGTON — Police have been called to Bennington Elementary School on numerous occasions to deal with “juveniles that are out of control” at a rate higher than seen in other local schools and districts.

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BENNINGTON — There’s a fountain of youth flowing through the Mount Anthony track program. More than half of the 24 student athletes on this year’s team are underclassmen, including 10 freshmen. It’s a completely different roster construction when comparing it to last year’s senior-laden squad.

BENNINGTON — Brian Bushee rises up from the left elbow and swishes a jump shot while the echo of basketballs hitting the hardwood floor, in unison, rings inside Bennington Sports Center. Fourteen Grace Christian players work on dribbling as they run a lap around the perimeter of the basketba…

HERKIMER, N.Y. — The Bennington Martens’ trouble starting games cost them once again on Saturday, falling behind by 15 points in the first half against the Herkimer Originals in American Basketball Association semi professional play.

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Eric Metaxas, author of Seven Women and the Secret of Their Greatness, in 2015, said, “Each era has the fatal hubris to believe that it has once and for all climbed to the top of the mountain and can see everything as it is, from the highest and most objective vantage point possible.” We hav…


Once again, Vermont Rail is renting out our backyards as a cheap parking lot for dangerous oil trains. For the past five years, autumn has brought an unwelcome gift: a long string of liquefied petroleum gas tankers parked on neglected rail lines snaking through residential neighborhoods.

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