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Couple who survived Irma raising money for neighbors

BENNINGTON — When Danby residents Steve and Nancy Burzon moved to their new home in St. Martin in November, they were eager to start the next chapter in their lives.That new chapter was tragically interrupted earlier this month, however, when …
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Editorials
Editorial: Bullying at the border hurts Vermont

Vermont is well-known around the world as a place that welcomes outsiders, as travelers or as new residents. It has to be. There's just 625,000 of us here, and it's not overstating the facts to say every visitor who pulls up to a roadside store …

Letters to the editor
Letter: Put your money where your conscience is

To the Editor:Perhaps you've noticed that from time to time, usually on Fridays, people have been standing on Bonnet Street outside the TDBank office in Manchester holding signs. I'd like to explain why.Those folks are participating in a world-wide …

Letter: Oil tank regulations left homeowners in dark

Letter: In bad taste?

Letter: Thanks for supporting summer reading

Arts
Weston Playhouse set to open $6.3 million second home

WESTON — Once upon a time Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney only had to see a barn to start shouting "let's put on a show!" The Weston Playhouse, set to open a $6.3 million second stage and community center beside the silos of the nearby Walker …

Taconic Music to perform Sunday at Depot 62

SVAC welcomes art show opening, The Samples

'American Buffalo' gets up close and personal

Weston's 'Long Day's Journey' simply powerful

Local sports

MAU, BBA to meet in John James final

BENNINGTON — The championship game of the 49th annual John James Tournament will feature a rematch. In the first game, the Burr and Burton boys soccer team beat Arlington, 3-1, before Mount Anthony topped Brattleboro, 2-1, in the nightcap.MAU …

Strong start continues for Arlington girls soccer

ARLINGTON — The offensive fireworks continued for a third straight game to start the season for the Arlington girls soccer team, winners over West Rutland, 8-1, on Monday in their home opener.In the Eagles' undefeated start, Arlington has …

LINAO Invitational honors legendary coach Werner

BENNINGTON — The Southern Vermont College men's soccer program is hosting an early-season tournament for the first time since 2009 this weekend, but this year's event will add a new meaning as the College introduces the 2017 LINAO Mountaineer …

Disc Golf finds home at Magic Mountain

LONDONDERRY — Magic Mountain, which has been known as a ski resort for more than 50 years, has added the first nine holes of a Disc Golf course to bring people to the mountain during the summer season."It's a fast growing sport and uses our …
Lifestyles

Opioid problem cutting into U.S. life expectancy

Prosecutors in New York announced this week that an August drug raid yielded 140 pounds of fentanyl, the most in the city's history and enough to kill 32 million people, they told New York 4.Those …

New cookbook: Make your own sausage

"Laws are like sausages — it is better not to see them being made," according to Otto von Bismarck, a conservative Prussian statesman who dominated German and European affairs from the 1860s until 1890. Not so, and the newly published 4th …

Ron Kujawski | Garden Watch: Black-eyed Susans make gardens pop in the fall

We really don't need the calendar to let us know that autumn begins this coming, Friday, Sept. 22. Yellowed and browned leaves of bearded iris and daylilies, red and purple spots on the foliage of disease-ridden peonies, and faded flowers and …

Thom Smith | Naturewatch: Planting a pollinator garden is a very wise idea

So much is being said about insect pollinators lately, especially the honey bees, bumblebees and other bees numbering something like 20,000 species worldwide. Pollinators also include many flies, a variety of beetles, our lovely butterflies and …
Teflon Town
Teflon Town: ChemFab's Toxic Legacy

Teflon Town: ChemFab's toxic legacy is a five-part series on the history of the company in Bennington and the impact of water contamination from the factories on local residents.

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