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Stay to Stay program picking up momentum, receives national attention

BENNINGTON—A state program to bring more residents to Vermont is picking up speed this summer, even gaining national attention this month as an NBC news crew came to document the success of the …

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Opinion
Our opinion: A wise choice on education

When the news broke last week that former Bennington-Rutland Supervisory Union Superintendent and Manchester resident Dan French had been appointed secretary of education, local educators and school …

Long time, no see

Our View: Domestic violence deserves our contempt

Trump's trade war will affect US to its roots

Lifestyles
Watermelon, man!

Watermelon ...  It's simple. It's easy to prepare. It's the ultimate summer party and picnic people pleaser."It is so much fun and so healthy at the same time," said Megan McKenna, director of …

How to keep working out on vacation

Ron Kujawski | Garden Journal: August - a time to reap, a time to sow

Thom Smith | Naturewatch: Protecting our pollinators and their food supply

Vermont Digger
Environmentalists: Power from massive Canadian dams isn't renewable

Environmental activists from New England and Canada are demanding that political leaders stop promoting "false" solutions to climate change.The Vermont Sierra Club, 350Vermont and other environmental …

Sleepy turnout predicted for state primary

Grassroots health program goes statewide

Squirrel blamed for internet blackout

Gun activists put up a `hurdle' on Scott's path to re-election

Latest news
Transportation officials to visit Bennington, attend public session BENNINGTON — Area residents will have the chance to weigh in on local transportation needs and voice their concerns during a meeting next week at Bennington College.Sen. Brian Campion, …
Berle Farm wins national recognition HOOSICK, N.Y. — A local organic farm has received top recognition for its dairy practices.Berle Farm was recently rated in the top "beyond organic" category, as part of a ranking of about 160 …
Voters head to polls in high-interest primary election Bennington County voters are making their way to the polls today, part of an election cycle some officials said was marked by increased voter interest."I think it's been a pretty active election …
New policy restricts entry to schools at dropoff, pickup BENNINGTON — The Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union has added restrictions to the procedure for student drop-offs and dismissals this year in an effort to ensure that the schools are as safe …
Bank offers to match splash pad donations BENNINGTON — A new park is preparing to make a splash in downtown Bennington. A splash pad is planned to open next summer, and the community is determined to raise the necessary funds to …
Local sports
Atkins, Webster dominant in OCR Championships STRATTON — Competition at the North American Obstacle Course Racing Championships continued Saturday with the 15K Classic Course Championships Both Ryan Atkins and Lindsay Webster continued to …
10th Annual Goldsmith tournament a success Saturday BENNINGTON — Five teams competed in the 10th annual Goldsmith Tournament this past Saturday.Two Mt. Anthony teams, one from Cambridge, one from Burr and Burton and one from Rutland took part. …
Atkins, Webster win 3K race at NorAm OCR Championships STRATTON — North America's best obstacle racing athletes from over ten nations converged on Stratton Mountain for the 3K Short Course Championships as part of the North American Obstacle Course …
Storm prepare for rematch with Ravens BENNINGTON — For all intents and purposes, Saturday's matchup against the Southern Vermont Storm is the Super Bowl for the Vermont Ravens.For an 0-3 Ravens team, the stakes couldn't be higher …
National News

Malta to let rescue boat dock with 141 migrants aboard

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Malta on Tuesday agreed to let a private rescue ship dock on the island, with the 141 migrants it is carrying to be distributed among five fellow European Union nations …

Highway bridge collapse in Italy kills at least 20

MILAN (AP) — A bridge on a main highway linking Italy with France collapsed Tuesday in the Italian port city of Genoa during a sudden, violent storm, sending vehicles plunging 45 meters …

Impeached W.Va. justice retires in time for voters to choose

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Democratic West Virginia Supreme Court justice announced her retirement Tuesday, just hours after her impeachment and before a deadline to hold a special election …

Police chief defends Taser use on woman, 87, holding knife

CHATSWORTH, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia police chief says an officer was justified in using a Taser to stun an 87-year-old woman after she didn't obey commands to drop a knife in her hand.Chatsworth …

Jimmy Carter backs Democrat for Georgia governor

ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter is backing Democrat Stacey Abrams in the race for Georgia governor, becoming the third U.S. president to weigh in.Carter's statement says Abrams …

World News

Malta to let rescue boat dock with 141 migrants aboard

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Malta on Tuesday agreed to let a private rescue ship dock on the island, with the 141 migrants it is carrying to be distributed among five fellow European Union nations …

Highway bridge collapse in Italy kills at least 20

MILAN (AP) — A bridge on a main highway linking Italy with France collapsed Tuesday in the Italian port city of Genoa during a sudden, violent storm, sending vehicles plunging 45 meters …

Impeached W.Va. justice retires in time for voters to choose

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Democratic West Virginia Supreme Court justice announced her retirement Tuesday, just hours after her impeachment and before a deadline to hold a special election …

Swedish leader voices anger after dozens of cars are burned

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Masked youths torched dozens of cars overnight in Sweden and threw rocks at police, prompting an angry response from the prime minister, who denounced an "extremely …

Ethiopian special police force kills 41, official says

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — An Ethiopian official says a notorious special police force in the country's Somali region killed 41 people and wounded 20 others as ethnic violence poses a …

2018 Regional All Stars

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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