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    (Holly Pelczynski — Bennington Banner)
    Sunderland residents turn out to help inaugurate new town hall

    Lt. Gov. Scott boasts significance of new town hall
    SUNDERLAND >> The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Town of Sunderland's new municipal office building drew over 40 Sunderland residents on Friday, in celebration of a project that was over 20 years in the making. Full Story
    COMMUNITY NEWS
    Elf Express Ready to Roll

    MANCHESTER >> It will be "all aboard" the weekend of Dec. 20-21 when the Elf Express shuttles back and forth between Arlington and Manchester, with Christopher Pop-In-Kins lurking about somewhere on the train. Full Story
    SPORTS NEWS
    (Geoff Smith — Bennington Banner)
    Bulldogs roll past Hurricanes

    MANCHESTER >> Behind the trio of Joey Shehadi, Conor Harrington and Taylor Muench, the Burr and Burton Academy boys basketball team defeated Hartford 96-63 on Thursday. The three seniors combined for 61 points, most of which came in three Full Story
    LOCAL NEWS
    Recent Storms Leave Thousands Without Power

    Recent Storms Leave Thousands Without Power MANCHESTER >> The back-to-back storms of this past Tuesday and Wednesday have resulted in between 23,000-25,000 current power outages, with approximately 70,000 outages that have already been Full Story

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    Hikes welcome the solstice in the winter woods

    From valley to ridge, outdoor explorers can enjoy winter
    Each year, the winter solstice marks the shortest day and the longest night of the year and the gradual conversion to longer days and shorter nights. Full Story
    BUSINESS NEWS
    It's all in the way you say it

    @theMarket It's all in the way you say it "I know nothing in the world that has as much power as a word." Emily Dickinson The Fed ended the stock market decline this week by simply changing a sentence or two. Full Story
    LETTERS
    First Wednesdays a hit

    To the Editor: Congratulations to the Vermont Humanities Council on the First Wednesdays program last week at the First Congregational Church in Manchester. Dr. Richard Kogan's discussion of Beethoven's life and his genius, accompanied by his Full Story
    THE ARTS
    The Manchester Journal

    12/16/2014
    MANCHESTER >> Counterpoint. Journalists love it. It's the collision of ideas and concepts — or contrasting versions of events — that often making writing about current affairs compelling reading. 
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    Fort Worth firefighters use oxygen to save cat

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — North Texas firefighters have used oxygen on a cat that was rescued from a burning house after the residents escaped on their own. Full Story