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Oldcastle volunteers take a bow

BENNINGTON — Throughout the year, Oldcastle Theatre Company relies on the efforts of a small army of volunteers to keep the shows running smoothly and costs affordable.Those people were honored …
Opinion
Our Opinion: The $340,000 question

The time has come for full and transparent disclosure from the Town of Bennington and its Select Board about the decision to proceed without a state permit in building the new salt shed on Bowen …

Our Opinion: Time to Green Up Vermont's public access laws

Our View: Uncertainty follows Act 46 vote

Our View: A step forward on marijuana

Lifestyles
Dear popcorn, we love you

Popcorn. One whiff and you have to have some. It goes hand-in-hand with ball games, parties and movies. October has been designated National Popcorn Poppin' Month — and this Friday, Jan. 19, is …

RSV - common, yet potentially dangerous childhood illness

'Locavore' is the word for 2018

Thom Smith | NatureWatch: Winter activity around bird feeders abounds

Vermont Digger
Scott administration proposes caps on spending, commission that could close schools

As promised, Gov. Phil Scott has proposed significant changes to the state's education funding system. Most of the proposals, in a memo submitted to lawmakers, focuses on caps for per pupil spending …

Suspect killed in standoff armed with BB gun

Vermont renters often stuck in unsafe homes, report finds

Welch to introduce legislation to block net neutrality rollback

Activist accuses trooper of race-based assault at Statehouse protest

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Most SVSU districts see tax rates holding steady, despite statewide fears

BENNINGTON — With the last of the Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union's budgets being finalized this week, tax rate increases are projected in most of the districts to be well below the 8-to-10 …

Sidewalks, covered bridge repair in highway budget

BENNINGTON — Repairs to sidewalks and a covered bridge's roof, and the first bond payment to the new Department of Public Works Facility, are a few things included in the highway fund budget …

Ex-priest, diocese sued over alleged abuse

BENNINGTON — A former priest with a history of sexually abusing boys and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, N.Y., are being sued over alleged abuse of an unnamed victim during incidents in …

Police arrest three for "drug activity" outside library

WILMINGTON — Three people face charges in connection with an alleged drug deal last Saturday, police said.A concerned citizen reported possible drug activity near South Main Street and the …

Select Board talks library funding

BENNINGTON — Two libraries would receive more funding in the coming fiscal year under a budget that could go to voters at Town Meeting in March.The Bennington Free Library's funding request of …
Local sports

Eagles edge Twin Valley

WILMINGTON — The Arlington boys basketball team edged Twin Valley, 52-47, on Friday night. Keyshawn King led the way with 23 points, a season-high, while Jack Lane added 14 for the Eagles, who …

Elms blows out Mountaineers at MAC

BENNINGTON — The Southern Vermont College women's basketball team got down early against Elms and couldn't recover, falling to the Blazers 75-38 at the Mountaineer Athletic Center Thursday …

Panthers drop dual to Mechanicville

MECHANICVILLE, N.Y. — The Hoosick Falls wrestling team won six out of eight contested matches, but Mechanicville-Stillwater won 48-36 on the strength of forfeits during their dual on Thursday …

Bobcat a big prize for Vermont hunters

Every foot step is strategically placed. Agile and almost angelic, his slow cautious walk is calculated like his every move. He stops periodically and also looks up with a brief pause in between …
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Teflon Town
Teflon Town: ChemFab's Toxic Legacy

Teflon Town: ChemFab's toxic legacy is a five-part series on the history of the company in Bennington and the impact of water contamination from the factories on local residents.

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