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    It's time to head back to school

    MEMS and BBA ready to welcome returning and new students
    MANCHESTER — Ready or not, school is starting and kids of all ages are back in action in crosswalks and classrooms all over the Northshire. But it's not just the first day of school for the youngsters.

    Photo Gallery | Manchester students heading back to school Full Story

    COMMUNITY NEWS
    Manchester Elementary Middle School Bus Route Schedule 2016-2017

    Please allow 15 minutes before and after estimated stop times, due to unforeseen conditions and safety issues.
    Morning Bus 1 Trip 1 Stop #1 7:16 39 School St. Stop #2 7:18 147 Bonnet St. Stop #3 7:20 Little Rooster Cafe Stop #4 7:22 Franklin St. & Dillingham (pick up at 95 West Rd.) Stop #5 7:23 Village Glen & West Rd. Full Story
    SPORTS NEWS
    (HUBERT SCHRIEBL — FOR THE BANNER)
    Vermont Challenge hosts hundreds of riders

    MANCHESTER >> Whether it was a valley stage or a mountain one, the Vermont Challenge gave riders from all over the U.S. and Canada a chance to see a picturesque Southern Vermont landscape. The Challenge, which took place from August 11 to 14 Full Story
    LOCAL NEWS
    (Scott Stafford — The Manchester Journal)
    Northshire Bookstore offers weekend of activities in honor of 40th anniversary

    Looking back on its growth over four decades
    MANCHESTER >> A lot has changed in the book industry since 1976 when the Northshire Bookstore first opened, but 40 years later, a celebration will prove that wrong. On Sept. 9, 10 and 11 the store invites the public to experience, fun, food Full Story
    LETTERS
    Letter to the editor: Red Cross blood drive thank you

    Red Cross blood drive thank you The Red Cross Blood Drive held in July was a success where we went over our goal, surprisingly. We apologize to those who walked in to donate and had a long waiting time. Full Story
    BUSINESS NEWS
    Taking a stand for public access

    SUNDERLAND >> Representatives of the Vermont Access Network (VAN), the association of twenty-six Public, Educational, and Government (PEG) media centers across the state, testified before the Vermont Public Service Board (PSB) in Montpelier Full Story
    THE ARTS
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    New play to premiere at Old Castle Theatre

    Offers glimpse at Charlie Chaplin's world
    08/26/2016
    "The Consul, the Tramp & America's Sweetheart" an award winning play, will receive its world premiere opening Friday, Sept. 2, at Bennington's Oldcastle Theatre. Playwright John Morogiello has had two earlier works presented by Oldcastle as 
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    Is Amber Heard seeing Elon Musk?

    Amber Heard and Elon Musk have reportedly been seen in public recently which, if true, was something Musk apparently sought after meeting her in 2013.