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'Like a big music family reunion'

NORTH BENNINGTON — Through the power of music,  more than 200 voices joined together to perform and celebrate Musical Director Cailin Marcel Manson's fifteen years of choral conducting …
Opinion
Local option tax deserves closer scrutiny

Watching the Bennington Select Board bumble its way through its meetings is discouraging. What we see of the board in action is a kind of gang that can't shoot straight. This is the case with the …

No need for budget drama

On sports bets, Vermont should cash out

Innovating for water quality

Lifestyles
Ron Jujawski | Garden Journal: Be on the lookout for lily leaf beetles

Among the most attractive flowers in the summer garden are the lilies, including Turk's cap lilies, tiger lilies, Asiatic and Oriental lilies. Yes, I know it is still spring, but I mention these …

Thom Smith | NatureWatch: Indigo buntings, little brown bats spotted in area

Noise exposure is 'the new secondhand smoke'

Host your own royal wedding party ...

Vermont Digger
Welch had stake in firms backing drug bill

Rep. Peter Welch was heavily invested in the health care industry as he worked to pass a bill championed by powerful health care companies, including ones in which the Vermont Democrat had a …

Universal primary care plateaus in committee

Scott signs drug-import bill but offers no guarantees

Sanders to announce re-election plans Monday

Senate leader: No closed-door budget talks

Latest news
Rescue crews search after report of downed plane GLASTENBURY — Rescue crews Sunday night were searching Bald Mountain after a report of a downed plane, but had failed to locate any sign of a crash as of 9 p.m., according to scanner reports. A …
Brattleboro wants its money back; unlikely to get it NEWFANE — Though there is a slim-to-none chance the town of Brattleboro will recoup its $70,000 loan to Cultural Intrigue, the town's attorney filed for a default judgment Monday in Windham …
Bennington seeks bids for DPW properties BENNINGTON — The Town of Bennington is seeking parties interested in buying or leasing two soon-to-be-vacated Highway Department facilities.Community Development Director Zirwat Chowdhury said …
Bennington lawmakers running again as a team BENNINGTON — Sens. Dick Sears and Brian Campion are running once again as "a team," and for the long-serving Sears, this is the second Democratic duo he's led into November elections.Sears and …
GMP offers Tesla PowerWalls to Vermonters BRATTLEBORO — When a windstorm or blizzard buzzes through the region, one of the most prevalent sounds in the hours and days after is that of generators firing up, supplying power to homes …
Local sports
Roundup: Local teams successful at Schuylerville SCHUYLERVILLE, N.Y. — The Mount Anthony boys finished fifth out of 19 teams at the Schuylerville Classic over the weekend.Robert Cunningham was fourth in the 400 meters while teammate Shawn …
Johnson honored as Vermont football official of the year BENNINGTON — When Leon Johnson got the call that he had been named as the Vermont football official of the year, he was stunned. "I was surprised because it's an off-year for the [Southern] …
MAU tops Bratt, inches closer to postseason BENNINGTON — The Mount Anthony and Brattleboro boys lacrosse teams had already faced off once this year, with the Colonels getting the better of the matchup at Natowich Field.When the teams …
Pitching shines as BBA tops rival MAU MANCHESTER — Playing its fourth game in five days, the Burr and Burton baseball team needed all the help it could get to conserve its pitching against rival Mount Anthony. BBA turned to one of …
National News

2nd Mexican presidential debate starts with US relationship

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's second presidential debate has started with all four candidates insisting that mutual respect must be the basis for their country's relationship with the …

Maduro declared winner in disputed Venezuela election

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan officials declared socialist leader Nicolas Maduro the easy winner of Sunday's presidential election, while his leading challenger questioned the …

NYPD probing sex allegations against Mario Batali

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department is investigating allegations of sexual misconduct leveled against celebrity chef Mario Batali.The NYPD confirmed the probe following a "60 …

US, China putting trade war on hold after progress in talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China are pulling back from the brink of a trade war after the world's two biggest economies reported progress in talks aimed at bringing down …

Manila takes non-confrontational stand vs China in sea feud

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine government is taking "appropriate diplomatic action" to protect its claims in the South China Sea but did not elaborate or name China in a …

World News

2nd Mexican presidential debate starts with US relationship

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's second presidential debate has started with all four candidates insisting that mutual respect must be the basis for their country's relationship with the …

Maduro declared winner in disputed Venezuela election

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan officials declared socialist leader Nicolas Maduro the easy winner of Sunday's presidential election, while his leading challenger questioned the …

NYPD probing sex allegations against Mario Batali

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department is investigating allegations of sexual misconduct leveled against celebrity chef Mario Batali.The NYPD confirmed the probe following a "60 …

US, China putting trade war on hold after progress in talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China are pulling back from the brink of a trade war after the world's two biggest economies reported progress in talks aimed at bringing down …

Manila takes non-confrontational stand vs China in sea feud

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine government is taking "appropriate diplomatic action" to protect its claims in the South China Sea but did not elaborate or name China in a …

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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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