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BENNINGTON — The choices we make about end-of-life care aren’t always what happens at the end of life. Advance Care Directives, legally binding forms that dictate whether or not we want extraordinary, life-prolonging measures to take place, in many cases are scrapped and attitudes changed wh…

As the weather warms up this weekend, with air temperatures forecasted at close to 100 degrees, many people will be seeking refuge from the he…

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The first of the season's four Hemmings Motor News Cruise-in events revved up under clearing skies Thursday evening on Main Street in Bennington. Upcoming shows will be held on June 16, July 7, and August 11. The action starts at 5 p.m. and runs to 8 p.m. The Cruise-in events had been cancel…

BENNINGTON — The Bennington Select Board invites the public to join us at the Monday meeting at 6 p.m. at the Bennington Fire Facility. The full agenda and packet can be accessed in paper form at the Bennington Free Library and online at https://benningtonvt.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/05…

For more information on these and other adoptable animals, visit Second Chance Animal Hospital at 1779 Vermont Route 7A in Arlington, or online at https://2ndchanceanimalcenter.org/.

BENNINGTON — Jim Martinez, president of Tri State Area Federal Credit Union, presented a $5,000 check to Bennington Community Development Director Shannon Barsotti on May 6 to help get the Bennington Community Market up and running.

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TRAFFIC ALERT: US Route 7 southbound just north of exit 2 is now OPEN to one lane of travel. Crews remain on scene. Expect delays and seek an alternate route. An update will be provided when the roadway opens.

The Mount Anthony Union High School Patriot Players are excited to present Mamma Mia! on May 19 & 20 at 7 p.m. and May 21 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. ABBA's timeless songs propel this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. A large cast, non-stop laughs…

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BURLINGTON — The annual Make-A-Wish Twin State All-Star Hockey Classic is celebrating its 30th year of the men’s game in 2022, and the 25th year for the women. The games will feature one Bennington County athlete and one coach.

HOOSICK, N.Y. — Connor Jones was perfect on Wednesday for Hoosick Falls baseball. The Panther took the mound and pitched a perfect game in the Class CC sectional first round as Hoosick Falls defeated Rensselaer 21-0 in five innings. Jones struck out eight, extending his scoreless streak to 1…

BENNINGTON — Despite Mount Anthony lacrosse’s 19-9 loss to Woodstock on Tuesday, co-coach Paul Reif believes his team is reaching its potential with playoffs less than two weeks away.

BRATTLEBORO — Mount Anthony softball earned a 5-1 win at Brattleboro on Tuesday behind a big day at the plate from Grace Kobelia. The Patriots infielder had two RBIs on two hits, including a double.

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I was fortunate to meet the Mahar family early in my 30-plus years in Bennington. Though it took a while, the process was an evolving experience of welcoming grace over several years. It continues to this day, with his grandchildren emerging as real friends with real contributions to the wor…

I have been starting my column in pretty much the same way for the last two years. I will continue as long as the omicron variants threatened our normality. The state and federal mask mandates have pretty much lapsed. Unfortunately, another omicron variant is making waves in Vermont and else…

Democracy in a small town is democracy at its best. You can speak to a Select Board member on the street or at the grocery store to ask questions, discuss issues of concern, or make suggestions. You don’t need an appointment to talk to town staff — you can call us, email us, or simply stop i…

I appreciate Gov. Phil Scott ordering the beautiful blue and gold lights that illuminate the Bennington Battle monument showing our solidarity with the people of Ukraine. The new lighting is a perfect tribute to the heroes fighting to protect their homeland from Putin’s immoral war.

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