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BENNINGTON — The choices we make about end-of-life care aren’t always what happens at the end of life. Advance Care Directives, legally binding forms that dictate whether or not we want extraordinary, life-prolonging measures to take place, in many cases are scrapped and attitudes changed wh…

As the weather warms up this weekend, with air temperatures forecasted at close to 100 degrees, many people will be seeking refuge from the heat. However, Paul Walker, a senior meteorologist at State College, Pa., advises people to use caution before jumping into water that is still pretty c…

BENNINGTON — More than a dozen teens participated in a mental health summit designed to tackle potential challenges from inclusivity to suicide prevention.

The recently leaked draft opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization signals what many of us have feared would happen: At least 5 right-wing Supreme Court justices seem poised to overturn Roe v. Wade and abolish the constitutional right of women to have an abortion.

“This is a debate about the Women’s Health Protection Act. Protecting women’s health. Protecting half America’s population in their right to seek the health care they require. Protecting their ability, half of America, to make decisions about their own bodies. How is this a question even up …

BENNINGTON — A new group wants to fill a void for cyclists by opening a bicycle sales, repair and maintenance center in town and promoting community rides and other activities.

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HAMPTON, N.H. — Planet Fitness is inviting high schoolers ages 14 to 19 to work out for free at any of its Planet Fitness locations from Monday through Aug. 31 as part of the High School Summer Pass initiative.

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The number of COVID cases and hospital admissions in Vermont continue to rise as the highly transmissible BA.2 variant moves through the state — and now an even newer subvariant with the complicated name BA.2.12.1 has arrived, while another gains momentum in Africa, according to Health Commi…

BENNINGTON — One day after a federal judge in Florida struck down a mask requirement on travelers using indoor or enclosed public transportation, such as airplanes and trains, state Health Commissioner Mark Levine said he recommends that Vermonters continue masking up when traveling.

DORSET — The Dorset School’s science instructor, Michael Schaeffer, never saw it coming. After the usual hurried lunch at his school desk, Schaeffer opened his computer to check for email messages. That is how he learned he had been designated as the recipient of the Prevention Champion Awar…

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PLEASE NOTE: Starting Monday, the center will be conducing walk-in only COVID testing at the site from 8 a.m. to noon; vaccinations and booste…

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