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Generosity and taste: Cookies for a Cause Saturday supports Warm the Children

BENNINGTON — For some Monument Elementary School parents and students, baked goods are a vehicle for giving back.Specifically, cookies.Parent volunteers baked dozens of cookies, along with …

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Opinion
Our view: A growth opportunity for SVSU

Last week, the Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union held its first board meeting since it found out that the Arlington and Sandgate school districts will be moved into their supervisory union by the …

Another view: Mars landing shows we can reach the stars

Another View: Make your voice heard on proposed campus sexual assault rules

Our opinion: Trump war on press is war on Americans

Lifestyles
How to make a shrub: A taste of summer in the winter

Many months ago, I went cherry picking at Lakeview Orchard in Lanesborough. I'm big into picking local fruit when it's ripe, freezing it, and baking or making pancakes with it for the next six …

Deer season: 'Never cook game past medium'

Looking for the best bagel in town? It's in your kitchen ...

Happy Peanut Butter Fudge Day!

Latest news
Reward doubled in power tool theft DORSET — A reward offered for information leading to the arrest of the suspect or suspects who stole nearly $10,000 in power tools from a Dorset property in July has increased from $1,000 to …
Peru man aims to lift snowboarding biz to new heights PERU — Jesse Loomis builds snowboards that connect his past to his present in a little shop next to his home.After close to a lifetime of riding the slopes of Vermont, Loomis would like to …
Zuckerman: Change begins with 'hearts and minds' BENNINGTON — Real political power resides "in the hearts and minds of the people," Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman told a lecture audience at the Center for the Advancement of Public Action at …
Census data shows poverty rate up Organizations providing services to low-income community members aren't surprised local poverty rates have worsened in the last 10 years.U.S. Census Bureau data released Monday shows the poverty rate …
Police investigating armed robbery in Arlington BENNINGTON— A suspect armed with a crowbar entered the Arlington Stewart's and demanded money from employees before running away from the scene Wednesday night, Vermont State Police say. Police …
Local sports
Arlington falls in Leland & Gray tournament TOWNSHEND — The Arlington girls basketball team started its season in the Leland & Gray tournament, falling 37-29 to the host Rebels. Schuylar Nolan led the way with 11 points, while Morgan …
BBA's Grace Pinkus chosen as Allstate All-American NORTHBROOK, Ill — Allstate Insurance Company today announced the first group of high school soccer players to be named as Allstate All-Americans with Burr and Burton's Grace Pinkus earning a …
Hoosick Falls dominates against Albany HOOSICK, N.Y. — Hoosick Falls wrestling coach Landon Nelson made it clear to his team that if they were the more aggressive and physical team, they would come out on top against Albany Thursday …
Local athletes, teams earn academic honors LATHAM, N.Y. — The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) announced its fall 2018 Scholar-Athlete teams and individuals.The Cambridge boys golf, boys soccer, girls …
National News

African-American North Carolina voting rights activist dies

LOUISBURG, N.C. (AP) — African-American North Carolina voting rights activist Rosanell Eaton has died at age 97.Eaton's daughter, Armenta Eaton, says her mother died Saturday at home in …

Drake scores on wild final play as Miami beats Pats 34-33

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Kenyan Drake ran the last 52 yards as the Miami Dolphins scored on a pass and double lateral on the wild final play Sunday to beat the New England Patriots …

The Latest: French official says Trump should keep quiet

PARIS (AP) — The latest on the unrest in France (all times local):10:40 p.m.French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian says U.S. President Donald Trump should not comment on France's domestic …

A young mayor, his friend, and a fatal attraction to opioids

MOUNT CARBON, Pa. (AP) — Brandon Wentz agonized over his resignation letter.The 24-year-old mayor of Mount Carbon had just moved with his family to a nearby town, requiring him to give up the …

Mexico starts oil industry 'rescue' with refinery overhaul

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's new government has detailed plans to build an oil refinery in the home state of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and to renovate six others as the …

World News

Drake scores on wild final play as Miami beats Pats 34-33

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Kenyan Drake ran the last 52 yards as the Miami Dolphins scored on a pass and double lateral on the wild final play Sunday to beat the New England Patriots …

The Latest: French official says Trump should keep quiet

PARIS (AP) — The latest on the unrest in France (all times local):10:40 p.m.French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian says U.S. President Donald Trump should not comment on France's domestic …

Mexico starts oil industry 'rescue' with refinery overhaul

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's new government has detailed plans to build an oil refinery in the home state of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and to renovate six others as the …

'I killed my best friend': Opioids' fatal grip on mayor, pal

MOUNT CARBON, Pa. (AP) — Janel Firestone found her son — the 24-year-old, just resigned mayor of the tiny Pennsylvania town of Mount Carbon — in what she assumed was a deep …

Former Ag Secretary Bob Bergland dies at 90

ROSEAU, Minn. (AP) — Former U.S. Agriculture Secretary Bob Bergland has died in Minnesota. He was 90.Bergland's daughter, Linda Vatnsdal (VAHT'-ens-dahl), says he died Sunday at a nursing home …

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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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