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The Senate has approved Democrats' big election-year economic package. The legislation is less ambitious than President Joe Biden’s original domestic goals. But it embodies deep-rooted party dreams of slowing global warming, moderating pharmaceutical costs and taxing big corporations. Debate…

BRATTLEBORO — Volunteers from New Chapter helped others from the Connecticut River Conservancy to clear away brush on Depot Street on Thursday…

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American Legion Auxiliary Unit 13 delivered thank you cards to Purple Heart recipients on Aug. 5 in advance of Purple Heart Day at The Vermont Veterans' Home in Bennington.

These animals are available for adoption at Second Chance Animal Center at 1779 Vermont Rt. 7A in Arlington. For more information, call (802) 375-2898 or visit https://2ndchanceanimalcenter.org/.

SHAFTSBURY — A $1,000 reward is being offered to anyone who can help locate Hero, a Morgan quarter horse cross who was last seen in North Bennington on Aug. 2.

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ARLINGTON -- The Bennington Chapter of UVM Extension Master Gardeners is hosting Which, Why and How, a season-relevant talk on seed saving for next year’s garden. The presentation on Aug. 2 from 10 to 11 a.m. will provide an introduction into some of the reasons people choose to save their o…

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We all know examples of palindromes: taco cat, racecar, kayak, Hannah. A palindrome is a word that, when spelled backward, is the same word. Today, however, I want to delve into the bizarre world of the semordnilap. Get your word-nerd glasses on and push them up the bridge of your nose, beca…

With the Aug. 9 primaries fast approaching, Vermont News & Media sent a questionnaire out to candidates with three questions: 1) What qualifications make you the best candidate for this office? 2) What are the three most important issues or challenges going forward and how would you addr…

BENNINGTON — The delivery of high-speed internet service to Starr Volkmer of Bennington was celebrated Thursday afternoon by the Southern Vermont Communication Union District and its partner in expanding service throughout the county, Consolidated Communications.

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BENNINGTON — For all students interested in playing football for Mount Anthony Union High School, there will be a player/parent meeting and equipment handout Aug. 14 at 6 p.m. on the Spinelli visitor bleachers.

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Vermont has been experiencing a summer of uncertainty — with many feeling that our core rights and values are on the line. Whether from a hostile federal judiciary eliminating fundamental rights, or here at home as we see an increase in gun violence, uneven progress on law enforcement accoun…

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Problematic alcohol use in older adults is something of a hidden issue. We often think of substance use problems as an issue that starts in adolescence or young adulthood, but this doesn’t apply to everyone. In fact, alcohol use in those over 60 has been increasing for the past two decades, …

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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