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Career Development Center culinary students take first place

BENNINGTON — A team of students from the Southwest Vermont Career Development Center took first place in the 2017 New York State Restaurant Association's ProStart Invitational last weekend.The team was made up of Logan Ennis of Arlington, …
Opinion
Keep bears safe by keeping food out of reach

Recent studies show the bear population in Vermont is doing quite well. Biologists from the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department estimate the state's "large and healthy" bear population at about 6,000 animals, which is at the upper end of the …

Fuel truck crash could have been worse

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Lifestyles
Tips for a mistake-free tax return

The 2017 income tax filing season is a procrastinator's delight. Since April 15 falls on the Saturday of Easter weekend, a special federal rule dictates the deadline be extended this year to April 18. Despite the extra three days, local tax …

Think spring with vegetable ragoût

Ron Kujawski | Garden Journal: Time to give your houseplants some love

Is this drug worth the cost? Cholesterol drug cuts heart risks, spurs new debate

Entertainment
One-Act Festival rules Dorset Players this weekend

DORSET — They are typically much shorter. Their casts often modest in numbers. The storylines focused for maximum impact in a smaller package.Welcome to one of the staples of the theater: the one-act play, courtesy of The Dorset Players. This …

International experience fuses with American roots

A performing passion of piano virtuosos

EDM festival returns to Stratton Mountain

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National News
Visit to WH grounds by Intel chairman clouds investigation

WASHINGTON — House intelligence chairman Devin Nunes went to the White House grounds to review intelligence reports and meet the secret source behind his claim that communications involving Trump associates were caught up in "incidental" …

Police: No active search for suspects in nightclub shooting

GOP struggles to govern despite a monopoly in D.C.

US Jews wrestle with arrest of Jew in bomb threats case

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Woodford man held after assault

BENNINGTON — A Woodford man is being held without bail after being accused of assaulting a woman over the weekend.George McGuire, 53, pleaded not guilty in Vermont Superior Court Bennington Criminal Division on Monday to single charges of …

Bennington College developing program on displacement and forced migration

BENNINGTON — A consortium of institutions including Bennington College has received a $135,000 grant to explore creating a curriculum addressing the ever-growing problem of displacement and forced migration.The money will be divided between …

Overturned tanker leaked 100 gallons of fuel

SUNDERLAND — Only a small fraction of fuel was spilled after a tanker truck overturned and closed Route 7 for hours on Monday, according to a preliminary environmental report.The driver wasn't injured when the tractor trailer left the road and …

Regional commission adopts county energy plan

BENNINGTON — Bennington County Regional Commission representatives have approved a comprehensive energy plan for the county's 13 towns and 3 villages in the region.James Sullivan, the BCRC executive director, said 16 of the commission reps had …

Music as Medicine: Healing with music focus of panel discussion at Oldcastle Theatre

BENNINGTON — Southern Vermont College and Oldcastle Theatre will host a night of music and discussion on Wednesday entitled, "The Art and Science of Medical Music."
Local sports

SVC fires through Becker

WORCESTER, Mass. — The Southern Vermont College women's lacrosse team had its offense clicking in Wednesday's matchup against Becker, defeating the Hawks 15-4.SVC quickly jumped out to a 4-0 lead on the heels of two goals by senior Lauren …

Playoff expectations continue for Indians after breakout season

CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. — It was a ground-breaking year for the Cambridge softball team in 2016. The Indians secured a playoff spot for the first time in over 15 years and made it to the quarterfinals of the Section II, Class C tournament.With most of …

Panthers fall in season opener

TROY, N.Y. — The Hoosick Falls boys lacrosse team came up short in its season opener on Tuesday, losing to Lansingburgh 12-9.Junior Guy Milliman scored a team-high five goals in the loss for Hoosick Falls.Senior David Everard knocked in a pair …

New coaches, new year for Panthers

HOOSICK, N.Y. — Since the Hoosick Falls girls lacrosse team became a varsity group in 2013, the Panthers have only had one coach in Lisa Ferrannini.The new season brings two new coaches into the fold in Jennifer Berry and Corie Linehan and …
World News

EU leaders converge on Rome to rekindle sense of unity

ROME (AP) — Posing with Pope Francis before Michelangelo's masterpiece "The Last Judgment" at the Vatican, European Union leaders started their weekend pilgrimage in Rome hoping that a visit to the cradle of their unity project could somehow …

London attacker cheerful, joking on eve of deadly rampage

BIRMINGHAM, England — Long before his short stints in jail turned into years behind bars, Khalid Masood was known as Adrian Elms, with a reputation for drinking and an unpredictable temper.At least twice he was convicted of violent crimes, …

UK defiant as IS claims responsibility for London attack

LONDON — Britain's prime minister defiantly declared Thursday that "we are not afraid" even as the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for an attack by a man who plowed an SUV into pedestrians on a London bridge and then stabbed a …

Who's happy, who's not: Norway tops list, US falls

OSLO, Norway — If you want to pursue happiness, grab a winter coat.A new report shows Norway is the happiest country on Earth, Americans are getting sadder, and it takes more than just money to be happy.What makes Norway and other northern …

Death toll in Peru climbs to 67 from El Nino rains, floods

LIMA, Peru — The number of people killed in Peru following intense rains and mudslides wreaking havoc around the Andean nation climbed to 67 Friday, with thousands more displaced from destroyed homes and others waiting on rooftops for …

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