COMMUNITY NEWS
Exciting youth programs offered this spring and summer

Dorset Theatre Festival is about to kick off its fourth annual Jean E. Miller Young Playwrights Competition, which provides free playwriting instruction to area schools, and invites students to submit their work to be judged by a panel of Full Story
LOCAL NEWS
Dorr Loses Appeal on Gravel Pit Case

MONTPELIER >> After appealing the decision of Vermont's Superior Court in May to the Vermont Supreme Court, Manchester resident Donald Dorr was found by the Natural Resources Board Land Use Panel to be in violation of an Act 250 Full Story

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Winterfest brings ice sculpture, games to North Bennington

From laser tag to iguanas, village takes plunge
BENNINGTON >> The winter can be a time for cozying up inside, but North Bennington is calling everyone outside for the annual village-wide WinterFest, which often sees the whole community come out to celebrate with their neighbors and welcome visitors. Full Story
BUSINESS NEWS
Collier joins Manchester law practice

MANCHESTER >> Briana W. Collier, of Manchester Center, has joined the law practice of Witten, Woolmington, Campbell & Bernal, P.C. as an associate attorney. Prior to joining Witten, Woolmington, Campbell & Bernal, P. Full Story
LETTERS
Letters to the Editor

Scandal To the Editor: The NFL and the New England Patriots are both tainted as a result of the latest scandal involving deflating the air in game footballs in the AFC Champianship game of the Colts vs. Full Story
THE ARTS
Photography Exhibit opens at Spiral Press

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MANCHESTER >> Concurrent Exhibits at Spiral Press and Southern Vermont Arts Center during February and March will showcase the captivating photography of Matthew Lerman. Lerman, a Manchester-based environmental photographer and retired 
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Worker dies on Taiwan film lot to be used for Scorsese movie

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A worker was killed in an accident Thursday at a Taiwanese film lot during preparations for the shooting of a new Martin Scorsese movie, media reports said. Full Story
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Bruce Jenner is becoming a woman, will document process with reality TV show

The Olympic gold medal winner and “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star will document his transformation on a new reality show, reports say.