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Sixth grade students in Susan Green's music class at Shaftsbury Elementary School spent part of Thursday morning in "Drumming for Success," a grant-funded program aimed at helping students who have experienced trauma learn to regulate their emotions. Teacher Stave Ferraris of Norwich, who al…

As far as Murphy’s Law goes, it isn’t the worst thing to go wrong. But when one has an item missing from one’s Weekend Fun & Games section, aka the comics pages, like we do today, it’s noticeable. Even more glaring is what is stated in its place: “DOODLES HAS ENDED YOU NEED TO CONTACT CR…

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BENNINGTON — Southwestern Vermont Health Care’s (SVHC) Medical Matters Weekly with Dr. Trey Dobson — a weekly interactive, multiplatform medical-themed talk show — has produced 37 episodes since February 2021. Its season 1 finale, scheduled for Wednesday, will feature Pediatric Critical Care…

Jamie VanDeWater of Cambridge, N.Y., was recently recognized to have attained leadership milestones through SUNY Oneonta’s LEAD (Leadership Education and Development) program. VanDeWater, who is studying Adolescence Education, Social Studies, earned a Silver Level.

BENNINGTON — On a beautiful, sunny fall day, the Vermont Department of Labor in collaboration with Creative Workforce Solutions, VocRehab Vermont and the Southwestern Vermont Chamber of Commerce held their October Job Fest for employers and job seekers. The event, held on Oct. 20 from 11 a.m…

VERMONT — The Board of Directors of Girls on the Run Vermont announced that Nicole Moran has been named as the new Board chairperson. She succeeds Sybil Keefe of Charlotte, who has been the chairperson since 2017.

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BENNINGTON — The Mount Anthony Patriots volleyball program reached new heights with its win over Colchester in four sets on Tuesday. For the first time in the program’s six year history, they qualified for the playoffs with a winning percentage above 25 percent.

BENNINGTON — When the Mount Anthony boys soccer team stepped off the bus to face Stratton Mountain in the Sept. 29 matchup, the Patriots record sat at 2-4. For a roster filled with upperclassmen and high expectations, the start to the season was less than ideal.

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The Better Bennington Corporation has proposed expanding its jurisdiction by enlarging the definition of “downtown.” This was a recommendation of the study by the Vermont Council on Rural Development, based on comments from several business owners. I think this is an idea that needs to be ke…

There is an important vote on November 2. As such, I write to encourage the voters of Bennington to approve the budget for renovations to the Spinelli athletic complex at Mount Anthony Union High School. As a resident taxpayer, business owner, parent, and a former MAU coach, I ask you to con…

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This time of year, when pumpkins are on porches and macabre skeletons blow in the wind, we are drawn to the occult, to the paranormal. These dark imaginings date back to the Celtic culture when winter was at the door, portending death and darkness. Halloween is the modern-day extension of th…

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