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    (Andrew McKeever — Manchester Journal)
    Fire departments consider collaboration, consolidation

    DORSET >> Town officials met with representatives of Dorset's two fire districts Monday at the town offices to begin a process of exploring how a consolidation into one fire department — or more collaboration between the two — Full Story
    (Andrew McKeever — Manchester Journal)
    The Shires Scenic Byway - A History of the Designation Process and Partnerships

    MANCHESTER >> In the winter of 2006, the process of bringing the two ends of Bennington County together in a common effort took root. Community leaders from all sectors came to a summit hosted by Hildene to embark on an exercise that would Full Story
    (Geoff Smith — Bennington Banner)
    Hungry BBA girls squad looks to improve, advance

    After a stellar regular season ended in playoff heartbreak, BBA aiming for more
    MANCHESTER >> Replicating an undefeated regular season is going to be an uphill battle for the Burr and Burton Academy girls soccer team this season. But if a few losses in the regular season translate into a few more wins come playoff time, Full Story
    (Chris Mays — Bennington Banner)
    Merger talks begin for Dorset, Manchester and Mountain Towns RED

    Dorset, Manchester and Mountain Towns RED boards react to new legislation
    LONDONDERRY >> School officials from several towns and a Regional Education District plan to look at whether to form a supervisory district, with an eye on the new education law and their communities' feelings. Full Story

    (Gillian Jones — The Berkshire Eagle)
    Adams' Quaker Meeting House a nod to unflinching beliefs

    ADAMS — Perched above a grassy knoll of the unmarked graves of its members, the Quaker Meeting House stands as a silent reminder of the town's founding families.

    Photo Gallery | The Quaker Meeting House in Adams Full Story

    William Schmick | @TheMarket: What's going on?

    Markets are supposed to pullback It was a sea of red for stocks this week. Global markets broke a seven-month trading range and the rest is history. Consider this week's decline a positive development. Full Story
    Staying Around

    To the Editor: Dear members of the community and beloved patients and friends — It has been my great pleasure to be your doctor and part of this community over the past two years. As you know, I have tried to provide first-class modern medical Full Story
    'Avenue of Spies' latest treat from Alex Kershaw

    MANCHESTER >> One of the less well-known chapters of World War II, possibly one of the most picked over periods in recent history, is what happened in France during the four years of German occupation. 
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    Chris Brown owns 14 Burger Kings

    Peyton Manning, Kanye West, Magic Johnson, Rick Ross, Jimmy Buffett, and Hank Aaron also own fast food joints.