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BENNINGTON — Before U.S. Rep. Peter Welch took part in certifying the election of Joe Biden as president on Jan. 6, he decided to take a long walk around the Lincoln and Washington monuments toward the Capitol building.

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BENNINGTON — Before U.S. Rep. Peter Welch took part in certifying the election of Joe Biden as president on Jan. 6, he decided to take a long walk around the Lincoln and Washington monuments toward the Capitol building.

As part of the town’s effort to improve recreational programming for people of all ages, we have begun to take a look at our Senior Center, its relationship to the agencies that serve seniors, its relationship to the Y and the fitness programming for adults it offers, and to the long-term sp…

BENNINGTON — While the Vermont Department of Health is reporting 217 new cases of COVID-19 in Bennington County in the past 14 days, the chief medical officer for Southwestern Vermont Medical Center said the hospital has not seen a marked increase in patients needing hospitalization.

Always wanting to work for himself, Brian Blass discovered the perfect item to sell. After owning a bidet for four years, he constantly found himself pitching the idea of getting one to people.

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AARP Vermont has announced the launch of a community grant program that aims to issue grants of $24,000 among six Vermont towns or cities. The goal is to jump start Winter Placemaking demonstration projects that create public spaces and streets that are safe and accessible for everyone. This…

MANCHESTER — The Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning welcomes certified arborist Jeromy Gardner to lead us on this garden tree talk.

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In 2011, the Great East Japan Earthquake and ensuing tsunami devastated northeast Japan, taking the lives of more than 18,000 people and triggering one of the worst industrial accidents in history: the crippling breakdown of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Three of the plant’s six…

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I‘ve heard many sermons so far in my life and spoken many to others and to myself. But the one sermon that changed my life more than any other was spoken by Tom Steffen. Tom was my pastor in high school and beyond and served Second Congregational Church here for many years.

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