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A new vision for creative pastries: Pastry chef brings a taste of Crazy Russian Girls to Dorset Rising Bakery

DORSET — A particular crazy Russian girl has taken her pastry skills north. Dorset Rising Bakery, an establishment of 8 Church Street Hospitality, has welcomed Pastry Chef Natasha Gardner Littrell and a team of three culinary arts professionals to transform the focus of the cafe that opened last summer.
Opinion
Trump is pulling Vermont's strings

Headlines across Vermont are currently all about President Donald Trump's immigration orders and how the state government plans to fight against them. There's a bill in the Senate now that would make it harder for state law enforcement and the …

Our Opinion: Where were the people of Bennington?

Our Opinion: Scott's housing plans are, mostly, on point

Our Opinion: House recount not likely to end well for Dems, Progressives

Lifestyles
Have something to say to your member of Congress? Here's how to find them

Nathan Williams is no novice to the political process. But suddenly there's a crop of people newly engaged and eager to participate, and since the November election, he's been looking for ways to help those people channel their desired activism.He …

A Polish treat: Behind the scenes look at the paczki process

Is your doctor over-prescribing?

What kind of cherry tree did Washington fell? (If he did.)

Entertainment
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Jay Z to become 1st rapper in Songwriters Hall of FameNEW YORK — Jay Z will become the first rapper ever inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame when he enters the prestigious organization in June.The Songwriters Hall announced Wednesday …

A season of local theater

From Beethoven to Bennington and back again

The Prescription dance party

Mindscapes derived from memory

Latest news

Town to form charter commission

BENNINGTON — The Select Board will create a charter review commission in the spring that is expected to consider a local option sales tax, changes to the map of the designated downtown area and other possible amendments.Town Manager Stuart …

'Healthy Homes of Bennington': Southwestern Vermont Health Care helps employees become first-time homeowners

BENNINGTON — The first of three abandoned, run-down properties was unveiled to the community on Wednesday, with first-time homeowners as the occupants.Southwestern Vermont Health Care and The Bank of Bennington established Healthy Homes for …

Former EPA director: Village "can do better" on settlement

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. — The former regional director for the EPA has criticized a proposed settlement between the village and two companies being held responsible for contaminating drinking water.Judith Enck, in an open letter to the village …

Judge approves deal freeing man after conviction overturned

BENNINGTON — With some reluctance, a judge on Wednesday approved a plea deal resulting in the release from prison of a former Shaftsbury man, whose lewd and lascivious conduct with a child convictions were overturned on appeal to the Vermont …

Wife arrested in connection with Mount Tabor shooting

MANCHESTER — State Police say they arrested a woman in Manchester on Wednesday in connection with the shooting death of her husband in December. Police said that on Dec. 11 David Shores Sr., 54, was found dead in his home on Brooklyn Road in …
Local sports

Four Patriots secure top seeds

BENNINGTON — Four Mount Anthony wrestlers have No. 1 seeds as the state converges on Vergennes this weekend for the Vermont statae tournament.Looking to win its 28th consecutive state championship, Mount Anthony's top seeds are mostly in the …

SVC excited again to be hosting in conference tournament

BENNINGTON — Six weeks ago, it looked very unlikely that the Southern Vermont College men's basketball team, sitting at 2-9, had any chance to make it back to its second straight NCAA tournament appearance.Fast forward and the Mountaineers are …

Panthers fall to No. 10 Catskill

HOOSICK, N.Y. — The No. 7 Hoosick Falls boys basketball team dropped its opening round matchup to No. 10 Catskill, 59-52, on Tuesday in Class B sectional action.Catskill trailed by eight, 39-31, heading into the fourth, but the Cats outscored …

Patriots dig hole, can't climb out in loss to Bratt

BENNINGTON — If the Mount Anthony boys basketball team is poised to make a postseason run, they will have to get out of the blocks quicker.That slow start doomed MAU on Tuesday night, as they didn't score in the first six-and-a-half minutes, …

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Trump denounces anti-Semitism in newly forceful condemnation

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday condemned recent threats against Jewish community centers in the U.S. as "painful reminders" of lingering prejudice and evil, his first full-throated comments on the rise of anti-Semitic …

State lawmakers channel grief into fight against opioids

Millions targeted for possible deportation under Trump rules

Flood fears renewed as California is pounded by storm

World News
Russia's ambassador to United Nations falls ill, dies at 64

NEW YORK — Russia's ambassador to the United Nations, a veteran diplomat known as a potent, savvy yet personable voice for his country's interests who could both spar and get along with his Western counterparts, fell ill and died suddenly …

Amid protests, UK lawmakers debate downgrading Trump visit

Amid protests, UK lawmakers debate downgrading Trump visit

Immigrant haven of Miami-Dade votes against sanctuary status

Conservative criticism of pope sparks rally of support

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