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Puppeteers spread anti-bully message at MEMS

MANCHESTER — Just like squeezing toothpaste out of a tube, mean words aren't something you can take back.That was one of the lessons Manchester Elementary Middle School students learned on on Wednesday as they learned strategies and techniques …
Local sports
Bulldogs fall to Woodstock

MANCHESTER — The Burr and Burton girls hockey team hasn't gotten a win yet this year, but it's coming.Wednesday night was a 3-0 loss to Woodstock at Riley Rink, but in their first test against a Division II opponent instead of a D-I squad, the …

BBA, MAU matchup rekindles rivalry

MSJ defense clamps down on Eagles

Arlington clamps down on Poultney, earns sixth win

Editorials
The urgency of now

This week began with the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday, and was due to end with the inauguration of Donald Trump as president on Friday. One of these events was a source of inspiration. The other is making the world cringe.So instead of …

Letters to the editor
Letter: A small, patriotic gesture

To the Editor:Being homeowners after retirement, we never flew the American flag. Until, that is, the Electoral College put a minority president, Donald Trump, in the White House. As a kid during World War II, I pledged allegiance to the classroom …

Letter: Replying to concerns on solar farm

Letter: Library thankful for Taconic Music concert

Letter: Good first impression for Neiman

Local news

Marketing group forms nonprofit

MANCHESTER—After two public forums and roughly six months of discussion, a business group in town has moved forward to become a public entity. Manchester Business Association, Inc. — formerly referred to as Destination Manchester — …

Select Board discusses water plan, FY18 budget

MANCHESTER — If the town has to replace the Main Street water main in Manchester Village next year, it has a tentative scope of work in mind — and a way to pay for it. Town Manager John O'Keefe told the Select Board Tuesday night that if …

Habitat seeks buyer for house, applicants

MANCHESTER — Bennington County Habitat for Humanity is accepting applications for its home ownership program and seeking buyers for a 3-bedroom house it is building at its North Branch Street Development in Bennington this year. Any person …

Arlington church will host Q&A with cops

EAST ARLINGTON — A local church planned to host community members and law enforcement on Thursday, Jan. 19, during a question-and-answer style conversation about public safety.The event at the Federated Church of East Arlington was planned as …
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Entertainment
Taconic Music offering New Year's Eve, family concerts

MANCHESTER—The newly established Taconic Music, Inc. will host a New Year's Eve dinner and concert to feature a mix of chamber music accompanied by an international concert and recording artist, as well as a family concert. Maxine Linehan will …

'MASKED' gallery spooks North Bennington train station

Food
In 2017, spiralize your veggies for a fresh take on faux pasta

When you look at the Google Trends graph for "spiralizer," you'll see two abrupt peaks in Google's line graph, which rams upward starting around January 2015. The next peak? Early January 2016. And the next? The first week of 2017. It seems we've …

Vietnam inspires a healthy chicken salad

'Oxford Companion to Cheese' leaves few holes in story of ancient food

Bruschetta, 3 ways, for a satisfying main dish

Margaret Button: Buckeye cookies have same great peanut butter taste

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