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4 hrs ago | Manchester Journal

Dorset Library to present new photo exhibit

The Dorset Village Library will present photographer Seline Skoug at a public reception on Saturday, May 3. The free reception will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and all works will be for sale with proceeds benefiting the library.

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Related Topix: Arlington, VT

9 hrs ago | Manchester Journal

Drug Take Back is Saturday

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, April 26. The Health Department's Bennington District Office has worked closely with the Bennington County Prescription Drug Task Force, the Collaborative in Manchester, Southwestern Vermont Medical Center and local pharmacists to encourage the community to collect and dispose of unused drugs by ... (more)

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

15 hrs ago | The Brattleboro Reformer

Sheriff pitches better offender monitoring

Close-up of an electronic-monitoring device on the ankle of Windham County Sheriff Keith Clark, who is wearing to device as part of his proposal to develop a home-detention program that is monitored by authorities in real time.

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Related Topix: Windham County, VT, Brattleboro, VT

19 hrs ago | The Bennington Banner

College barely survived Great Depression

In September 1930, dispirited by the impact of the Great Depression, early trustees of Bennington College experienced a make-or-break session in which the very existence of the college hung in the balance.

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Related Topix: Bennington College, Bennington, VT, Old Bennington, VT, North Bennington, VT, Opinion

23 hrs ago | The Bennington Banner

Household hazardous waste day coming up

Got hazardous waste? The annual spring household hazardous waste collection day falls on May 10 for many Bennington County residents, with three being held between Bennington, Shaftsbury, and Arlington.

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Related Topix: Shaftsbury, VT, Arlington, VT, Bennington, VT, Pownal, VT

Tue Apr 22, 2014

The Bennington Banner

UPDATED: Shooting incident at Bennington Police Station under investigation

Vermont State Police responded to a shooting in the lobby of the Bennington Police Department, 118 South St., at approximately 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Manchester Journal

'Let's Talk Shop' discussion planned for Thursday

Tucked in the Southwestern corner of the state, Manchester is a small but mighty town.

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Related Topix: Manchester, VT, Vermont, Life, Charity , St. Johnsbury, VT, Brattleboro, VT

Mon Apr 21, 2014

The Bennington Banner

Man sues sheriff's department, former deputy

A New York man is suing the Bennington County Sheriff's Department, the sheriff, and a former deputy over an alleged civil rights violation that involved the deputy chasing the man across state lines and using pepper spray on him.

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Related Topix: Manchester, VT, Bennington, VT, North Bennington, VT

Fri Apr 18, 2014

WCAX-TV Burlington

Will the Vt. Senate pass a ban on cellphones behind the wheel?

A bill that bans cellphone use behind the wheel has passed the Vermont House and is now being considered in the Senate.

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Related Topix: Vermont, Home Listing, Home, Franklin County, VT

Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Bennington Banner

Over $40,000 raised at Bowl for Kids' Sake

Following the 27th annual bowl-a-thon at Bennington Lanes on Saturday, April 5, nearly 500 bowlers pledged over $40,000 in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bennington County.

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Related Topix: Bennington, VT

Manchester Journal

How 'bout a raise?

The minimum wage in Vermont could be on its way up to $10.10 per hour, from its current level of $8.73.

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Related Topix: Manchester, VT, US Governors, Peter Shumlin

Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Bennington Banner

Garden gets its season's start Americorps organizes youth groups ...

Noah Marks, 6, of Eagle Bridge, N.Y. helps Maddi Nagel as they work together in the Morgan Spring Community Garden on Gage Street in Bennington on Saturday afternoon during the Global Youth Service Day.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Bennington, VT, Family, Kids

Mon Apr 14, 2014

The Bennington Banner

Woman-owned businesses on the rise in Bennington County

Two Bennington County moms who recently started small businesses make up two of Vermont's estimated 22,200 women-owned firms.

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Related Topix: Vermont, Small Business, Personal Finance, Dorset, VT, Bennington, VT, tick, Health

Sat Apr 12, 2014

The Bennington Banner

Roses to chamber trip that schooled students on the Statehouse

ROSES to the Bennington Area Chamber of Commerce's annual "Day Under the Dome" trip on Tuesday for which some residents paid $30 to sponsored a local student to experience the Vermont Statehouse, sit in on the House of Representatives and have an audience with the governor.

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Related Topix: Bennington, VT, Arlington, VT, North Bennington, VT, Shaftsbury, VT, Education Etc., Opinion

Fri Apr 11, 2014

WCAX-TV Burlington

Police ID Brattleboro officer who fired fatal shot

Vermont State Police say Brattleboro Police Sgt. Mark Carignan killed Michael Santiago, 35, last week at America's Best Inn on Putney Road.

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Related Topix: Brattleboro, VT, Vermont, Windham County, VT

Boston.com

Police name Vermont cop who shot, killed suspect

State police say Mark Carignan of the Brattleboro Police Department shot 35-year-old Michael Santiago of Brattleboro on April 4 as he and other officers executed a search warrant at a motel.

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Related Topix: Brattleboro, VT, Windham County, VT

The Bennington Banner

'Safe Steps' teaches children life skills

Starting April 22, the Bennington County Child Advocacy Center will offer a new, free educational program for children ages 2 to 5 years old.

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Related Topix: Family, Parenting, Kids

Thu Apr 10, 2014

The Bennington Banner

One in 10 children

It's a beautiful April morning. The sun is shining, it's not snowing, and the sap is definitely running today! You have a brief moment in your hectic schedule to step outside, take a breath and enjoy the warm air.

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Manchester Journal

Train study presented

Jim Sullivan, the executive director of the Bennington County Regional Commission and Costa Pappis, with the Vermont Agency of Transportation led a meeting about the New York and Vermont Bi-State intercity passenger rail study last Thursday at Arlington Memorial High School.

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Related Topix: Vermont, Vermont Government

Manchester Journal

Panda's closing sparks rumors

Owing multiple years rent. Prostitution. Using raccoon meat in cooking. Heroin deals.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Criminal Defense Law, Law

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