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Free clinic, food pantry acquire new building

BENNINGTON — The Bennington Free Clinic, the Kitchen Cupboard food program and other services provided by Greater Bennington Interfaith Community Services Inc. will soon share newly renovated space in a former market building at 121 Depot …
Opinion
Number one in ticks, but probably not for long

Bennington County was the number one place in America to contract Lyme Disease in 2015. That's according to our own Department of Health, which says Vermont as a whole leads the country in tick-related illnesses. "There is a very high burden of …

There will never be a perfect pot bill

The Trump administration may be deporting 'the good ones'

Business outlook is improving in Vermont

Lifestyles
What's the secret behind the flavors at SoCo Creamery?

If you work at SoCo Creamery, you start every day with — what else — ice cream. "The first thing we do every morning at 6 a.m. is taste the ice cream we made the day before," said Matt Scott, director of brand integrity and production at SoCo Creamery in Great Barrington, Mass.

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Could the Henrietta Lacks case happen today?

Use up your jam with this jammy crisp

Entertainment
Local duo welcomes Jack Williams in concert

cmadigan@benningtonbanner.comBENNINGTON — A harmonious balance is not difficult to find for the local songwriting and performance team of Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen.The folk musicians, married in 1989, only play locally about once a …

Best-selling author Grisham to visit Northshire Bookstore

Blair Crimmins and the Hookers to perform at Masonic Hall

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Remembering the first snow

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GOP budget hawks open to Trump tax plan despite deficit

WASHINGTON — Republicans who slammed the growing national debt under Democrat Barack Obama said Tuesday they are open to President Donald Trump's tax plan, even though it could add trillions of dollars to the deficit over the next decade.Trump …

Trump backs away from demand for border wall money

Farmers fear deportation of workers could hurt livelihood

Lawyer: Kidnapped 15-year-old girl back home in Tennessee

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Police: Man and woman arrested for over 25 car break-ins

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. — A man and woman have both been arrested in connection with over 25 vehicle break-ins in the village since January, police say.Officers searched their River Street residence and recovered a number of items that were …

Mayor seeks Superfund status for village

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. — The newly elected mayor wants the federal government to take action that will clean up environmental contamination in the village.Rob Allen also wants the Environmental Protection Agency to work with his administration to …

Judge throws out grocery store's PFOA stigma suit

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. — A Supreme Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit that claimed the value of the Tops Friendly Market's property was diminished by the actions of two companies being held responsible for contaminating area water …

CDC superintendent Lawler gets three year contract extension

BENNINGTON — The board of the Southwest Vermont Career Development Center has extended the contract of Superintendent Michael Lawler for three years.Board member Leon Johnson made the motion to extend Lawler's contract after an executive …

CDC to re-evaluate adult ed offerings

BENNINGTON — The Southwest Vermont Career Development Center is undergoing a re-evaluation of its Adult Education programs to determine how they can best serve the community moving forward.Superintendent Michael Lawler said that a committee of …
Local sports

Indians shut out Johnstown

CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. — The Cambridge boys lacrosse team pitched a shutout on Tuesday, blanking Johnstown, 14-0.Zack Rowland led the way for the Indians with four goals and two assists, while Cody Oldham added a trifecta of scores. Max Ratelle and …

Wednesday's local schedule

BASEBALL:Mount Anthony vs Monument Mountain, 5 p.m. at MAUSOFTBALL:BBA vs West Rutland, 4:30 p.m. at Dana Thompson Recreation Park BOYS LACROSSE:Mount Anthony vs BBA, 4 p.m. at MAUHoosick Falls vs Lansingburgh, 5 p.m. at HFCSGIRLS LACROSSE:BBA vs …

Offense backs Loomis in his first win

BENNINGTON — It took a couple of days, but now the Mount Anthony baseball team's offense has woken up.The Patriots scored in every inning and cracked 16 hits in Monday's 15-6 victory over Bellows Falls."The kids are swinging the bats better, …

Runs galore, MAU blasts its way past Drury

BENNINGTON — If you came late to the Mount Anthony softball team's game against Drury on Monday, you missed most of the offensive fireworks. The Patriots racked up 14 runs in the first inning and smashed their way to a 24-1 win over the Blue …
World News

"They're going for death:" Syrian tells of defection from IS

GAZIANTEP, Turkey — He was barely 20 when Islamic State group militants stormed his home city of Deir el-Zour in oil-rich eastern Syria. Mohammed had already been fighting government forces the past two years, so it was an easy decision for …

Turkey's president Erdogan fulfils ambition, but at a cost

ISTANBUL — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has finally fulfilled his long-held ambition to expand his powers after Sunday's referendum handed him the reigns of his country's governance. But success did not come without a cost.His …

Pope decries 'vile' attack on Syrians in Easter address

VATICAN CITY (AP) — On Christianity's most joyful day, Pope Francis lamented the horrors generated by war and hatred, delivering an Easter Sunday message that also decried the "latest vile" attack on civilians in Syria.Both in his impromptu …

Hundreds of Palestinians held by Israel launch hunger strike

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Hundreds of Palestinians in Israeli prisons launched a hunger strike Monday, in what their leader behind bars called a new step in the Palestinians' "long walk to freedom."Activists said more than 1,500 of about 6,500 …

Filipinos re-enact Christ's crucifixion in gory spectacle

SAN FERNANDO, Philippines (AP) — Several Filipino devotees were nailed to crosses in a re-enactment of a Good Friday ritual, which one of the men dedicated to the victims of the deadly bombings of two churches in Egypt.Ruben Enaje, 57, who has …

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