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Mount Anthony middle schoolers explore career paths

BENNINGTON — It's never too early to start thinking about possible careers. Wednesday's MAUMS Career Fair was the third annual such event, and featured local professionals from all manner of …
Opinion
Clean water worth the cost

Lake Carmi is more than three hours north of Bennington, about as far north as you can drive and still be in Vermont. So the plight of that body of water, which was closed to the public for several …

Editorial: A sobering look at the risks of drinking

Our View: Choosing action over expedience

Our Opinion: A pointless, hurtful gesture

Lifestyles
Breakfast for dinner: A 'risque' delight

Sometimes, at the end of the day, you just have a hankerin' for breakfast. Kathy Portolano, owner of Papa Pete's Diner on Vt. Route 9 in Bennington's east end — which is known for its 14-inch …

Thom Smith | NatureWatch: Where have all the pigeons gone?

Ron Kujawski | Garden Journal: Friday is Arbor Day - plant or hug a tree!

Vaccinated against shingles? Great. Do it again.

Vermont Digger
Opioid tax proposal spurs concern over cost consequences

With the 2018 legislative session winding down, a proposed tax on prescription opioids is mired in uncertainty.The Senate Finance Committee is scrutinizing how the levy would work and whether it …

Board approves raising flag at schools

Senate budget would spend big on mental health, criminal justice

Scott administration looks to impose student ratios

UVM faculty votes no confidence in provost's actions

Latest news
Education hole balloons to $58 million The education fund gap is much higher than originally projected, legislative analysts say.The gap, which had been reported by the Scott administration to be $40 million, is actually $58.2 million. …
Water line funds proposed for Bennington PFOA project BENNINGTON — The Senate Appropriations Committee has approved funding to design the second phase of water line extensions to deal with PFOA contamination of wells in Bennington.Sen. Dick Sears, …
House sustains Scott's veto of toxics bill BENNINGTON — Gov. Phil Scott's veto of a bill that would have enacted stricter regulation of toxic substances will stand after an an attempted override fell four votes short in the Vermont …
Regional art partnerships celebrated at EXPOsion BENNINGTON — Regional collaboration was the story of the day as arts and community organizations from around Bennington County came together for the third "EXPOsion!" on Wednesday.The event, …
The 'enthusiasms' of Jessica Park BENNINGTON — In an installment of a four-part PBS series called "The Mind Traveler," neurologist Oliver Sacks tells the story of Jessica Park, an artist who lives with autism. In the episode, …
Local sports
Patriots top Raiders in high-scoring affair RUTLAND — The Mount Anthony girls lacrosse team picked up its third straight win on Tuesday, beating Rutland 15-12 on the road.Caroline Musinski and Avery Galle led the way with four goals each …
Patriots earn first victory of season BENNINGTON — The Mount Anthony boys lacrosse team started the year with three losses to three strong teams in LaSalle Institute, Woodstock and Rice.In Game 4, the Patriots made sure quickly …
Strong offense leads BBA over Poultney MANCHESTER — The Burr and Burton softball team played Poultney at home and won 12-4 Tuesday afternoon.Sophomore Shaye Squillante pitched all seven innings for the win. She was consistent all …
Full team effort propels BBA to win MANCHESTER — Quality over quantity.That's been the motto Burr and Burton girls lacrosse coach Jamie Burke has been preaching to her team when it comes to goal-scoring opportunities. BBA …
National News

Arkansas judge blocks state's revived voter ID law

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas judge on Thursday blocked a voter ID law that's nearly identical to a measure the state's highest court found unconstitutional about four years ago.Pulaski …

5 years before massacre, gunman promised not to hurt anyone

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The gunman in a mass shooting at a Texas church last year told a military judge in 2012 he "would never allow myself to hurt someone" again while admitting to abusing his …

'Oh! Susanna' songwriter's statue removed amid criticism

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A 118-year-old statue of the "Oh! Susanna" songwriter was removed from a Pittsburgh park Thursday after criticism that the work is demeaning because it includes a slave …

Venezuela and Panama resolve rocky diplomatic feud

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro says Venezuela and Panama are restoring diplomatic and business ties cut during heightened tensions just weeks earlier.Maduro said Thursday …

Kent Jones' 'Diane' takes top award at Tribeca

NEW YORK (AP) — Kent Jones' intimate drama "Diane" landed a leading three awards at the 17th annual Tribeca Film Festival, including best narrative feature."Diane" stars 70-year-old Mary Kay …

World News

IT company Infosys plans adding 1,000 workers at Indiana hub

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Information technology outsourcing company Infosys announced Thursday that it will build a campus in Indianapolis to continue an expansion in the United States that is …

'The real Bill Cosby': Comedian convicted of sexual assault

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — After decades of whispers, lawsuits, investigations and close calls — and a multitude of women who lost hope anyone would ever believe their word against that of …

5 years before massacre, gunman promised not to hurt anyone

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The gunman in a mass shooting at a Texas church last year told a military judge in 2012 he "would never allow myself to hurt someone" again while admitting to abusing his …

'Oh! Susanna' songwriter's statue removed amid criticism

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A 118-year-old statue of the "Oh! Susanna" songwriter was removed from a Pittsburgh park Thursday after criticism that the work is demeaning because it includes a slave …

Venezuela and Panama resolve rocky diplomatic feud

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro says Venezuela and Panama are restoring diplomatic and business ties cut during heightened tensions just weeks earlier.Maduro said Thursday …

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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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