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  1. Bennington's Home for the Holiday's Dec. 6Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 21, 2017 | Manchester Journal

    The Vermont Veterans' Home and the Bennington Area Chamber of Commerce invite locals and visitors to participate in their annual collaboration, "Bennington's Home for the Holidays Celebration" which includes the annual lighting of the community tree at the Vermont Veteran's Home on Wednesday December 6th. Starting at 5:30pm, the public is invited onto the Veterans' Home front yard to enjoy the lighting of the community tree.

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  2. United Way of Bennington County joins global #GivingTuesday movementRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2017 | Manchester Journal

    United Ways of Vermont - Bennington County has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Occurring this year on November 28, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and CyberMonday to kick off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support. 3 comments

  3. Be Brave for Life launches "Hats for Halley" fundraiserRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2017 | Manchester Journal

    The Be Brave for Life foundation is continuing its mission to honor everyday heroes battling brain cancer through a new fundraiser -- Hats for Halley. Hally Montforte is a mother of three, an active community member, and one of this years "Be Brave" award winners.

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  4. License signals Rite Aid part of mergerRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2017 | Manchester Journal

    Rite Aid Pharmacy on North Street in Bennington. A company associated with Walgreens has applied for a license through the town, signaling the location was included in a merger approved this fall.

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  5. Woodford, Pownal plan Act 46 vote recountsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 16, 2017 | Manchester Journal

    A recount of the Nov. 7 Act 46 school district merger vote is scheduled for this morning in Woodford and one is expected soon in Pownal. Woodford Town Clerk Susan Wright said the town Board of Civil Authority will meet at 10 a.m. to recount only those votes cast for or against the proposed Act 46 merger of five local districts that are part of the Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union.

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  6. GNAT buzzes to triumphRead the original story

    Nov 10, 2017 | Manchester Journal

    It was much more than a simple spelling bee. Each round was fiercely contested, with some teams spelling with meritorious ease while others left the stage doleful and flummoxed.

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  7. Cherise Madigan named Journal editorRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2017 | Manchester Journal

    Cherise Madigan, who has covered the Manchester and the mountains region as a reporter for the Manchester Journal and Bennington Banner, has been named editor of the Manchester Journal. Madigan, a resident of Manchester, has been writing for the Journal since 2016, and has been a staff writer with the Journal and Banner since April.

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  8. Dorset Players to present holiday showRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 9, 2017 | Manchester Journal

    The Dorset Players' holiday production "The 12 Days of Christmas" - by Renee Calarco and directed by Sheila Childs - will open on Dec. 1 and run for two weekends. Based on the song of the same name, the young Partridge, Shirley is responsible for gathering all those mentioned in the song for the first official singing of the song.

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  9. Advertising director named for Vermont newspapersRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 8, 2017 | Manchester Journal

    An industry veteran with extensive experience in both print and digital advertising has been named advertising director for New England Newspapers' three Vermont publications, NENI announced on Tuesday. Erik Smelser, who has previously held advertising and digital marketing positions in Connecticut and Missouri, will direct all advertising operations for NENI's three Vermont newspapers: the Bennington Banner, the Brattleboro Reformer and the Manchester Journal.

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  10. Hiking trail plan challengedRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2017 | Manchester Journal

    A landowner involved in an ongoing boundary dispute with the town is appealing recent Dorset Select Board decisions regarding the Owls Head Town Forest Public Trail. William Burns, of Stonewall Lane, has appealed the board's Aug. 2 decision to create a new section of trail to facilitate access to the town-owned Owls Head property.

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  11. SolarFest supporter pledges to match donationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2017 | Manchester Journal

    As part of the planning for the 2018 festival, the SolarFest board of Trustees announced that a generous long-time supporter of SolarFest has pledged to match all donations to SolarFest up to $6,000. John Blittersdorf, SolarFest Vice President, said, "Renewable energy education is complex, and more important than ever before.

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  12. Seniors upset by Meals on Wheels location changeRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 1, 2017 | Manchester Journal

    Meals on Wheels of Bennington County is fielding some criticism over its decision to stop serving lunches at Town Hall and invite seniors to attend meals in Arlington instead. Executive Director Ilsa Svoboda, who announced the decision last week, was confronted Tuesday by several seniors at the Manchester site, who sharply questioned the need to discontinue the service and the reasoning provided by Svoboda - that attendance was not high enough to justify the lease and other expenses.

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  13. Scholarship established in memory of Sandy CaseyRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 1, 2017 | Manchester Journal

    The Sandy Casey Scholarship Fund, honoring the life of the East Dorset native who was killed in the Las Vegas shooting on Oct. 1, will be overseen by a committee, including Sandy's father Steven Casey, the president and the publisher of The Bennington Banner, Brattleboro Reformer and Manchester Journal, and a representative of Burr and Burton Academy. The Bennington Banner has established a nonprofit corporation to administer the fund.

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  14. Judge sets Butler murder trial scheduleRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 1, 2017 | Manchester Journal

    The murder trial of Timothy Butler in the death of an elderly Arlington woman is tentatively scheduled for August 2018. Judge David Howard approved a trial schedule following a status conference in the case Friday in Bennington Superior Court Criminal Division.

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  15. Big vote Tuesday for Southshire school mergerRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2017 | Manchester Journal

    On Nov. 7, voters of Bennington, Pownal, Shaftsbury and Woodford will be asked to decide whether or not to adopt a proposal that would bring their schools into compliance with Act 46 by merging the districts into a single pre-K through 12 district with one board and one budget. The process that lead to this point has lasted over two years and has involved three study committees, dozens of public meetings, and countless proposals for how to best meet the requirements of the law.

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  16. The real cost of the opioid crisisRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2017 | Manchester Journal

    In 2016, the opioid crisis cost the United States 64,070 lives. President Trump's declaration of a "public health emergency" on Thursday, however, signified that the administration would continue to address this crippling crisis on only the most superficial of levels.

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  17. 'Everything is not alright'Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 26, 2017 | Manchester Journal

    Panelists at a Community Forum on Race and Diversity hosted by MoveOn Manchester and the Rutland NAACP, from left to right: Manchester's Theo Talcott, Burr and Burton alumnus Naomi Johnson, Tabitha Pohl-Moore of the Rutland Area NAACP, Representative Kiah Morris of Bennington, and MoveOn Manchester founder Jonathan Fine. "We can pretend we have all of these progressive ideals and we pass all of this great legislation, but we're not actually doing anything with the people."

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  18. Manchester artist Musick launches show at HelmholzRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 26, 2017 | Manchester Journal

    In 2013, local artist Pat Musick created a series of collages for a show in Montpelier when she was honored with the Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts. Seemingly, those pieces, which will go on display in a solo show at Helmholz Fine Art with an opening reception starting at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4, are about autumn in Vermont.

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  19. Bigotry comes in many formsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 24, 2017 | Manchester Journal

    Thursday's forum held at Burr and Burton Academy provided an important step in opening a dialogue on issues of race and diversity in Manchester, but there's still plenty of work to be done when it comes to racial justice in the Northshire community. The documentary "Divided by Diversity," by local filmmaker Duane Carlton served as an impetus for the discussion, drawing together MoveOn Manchester founder Jonathan Fine, Tabitha Pohl-Moore of the Rutland Area NAACP, and 2012 Burr and Burton graduate Naomi Johnson.

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  20. Time to prepare for wintertime issuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 24, 2017 | Manchester Journal

    With the weather we have been having lately, it may be difficult to think about winter. But it is coming, so it's time to consider some of the issues we will have to face.

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