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  1. Boy Scout Troop hosts Christmas tree sale to raise fundsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2017 | Manchester Journal

    Manchester's Boy Scout Troop 332 will be selling Christmas trees starting on Nov. 24 in a fundraising effort to send scouts to a 2018 summer camp. The troop will be selling balsam fir trees starting on "Black Friday" at the Depot Station lot in Manchester, immediately adjacent to R.K.Miles on Depot St. Funds raised from the sale will assist the troop in sending members to a "High Adventure" camp, taking place at West Virginia's Summit Bechtel Scout Reserve this June.

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Will you accept this show?Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 9, 2017 | Manchester Journal

    A "major network TV shoot" will be coming to Manchester in early December, according to ITVFest Director Philip Gilpin Jr., who made the announcement at a meeting of the Manchester Selectboard Tuesday night. Gilpin, who is also a member of the nascent Vermont Production Council, announced that the VPC has convinced the American Broadcasting Company to shoot an opening segment of "one of their hit reality TV shows" on Manchester's Main Street.

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  5. Community effort restores ice at Northshire Civic CenterRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 8, 2017 | Manchester Journal

    As thousands across the state lost power during massive wind storms last week, Manchester's Jon Larson knew that he had to act fast. Larson is the General Manager of the Northshire Civic Center, which houses the well known Riley Rink.

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  6. Stealth retail invasion in Manchester?Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2017 | Manchester Journal

    How will the growing dominance of online retailers like Amazon impact Vermont's small businesses, jobs, and communities? That question will lead the conversation between Stacy Mitchell, co-director of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance , and Anne Galloway, founder and editor of VTDigger.org, at "Amazon's Stealth Invasion of Vermont," to be hosted at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14 by the Northshire Bookstore. During that discussion Mitchell will present her report "Amazon's Stranglehold: How the How the Company's Tightening Grip on the Economy Is Stifling Competition, Eroding Jobs, and Threatening Communities," which was published in late 2016.

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  7. Hayden Dublois: Welfare Worries - Vermont's Burdensome BenefitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 28, 2014 | Manchester Journal

    Among several of the crises that materialized at the Vermont Department of Children and Families this year, one that didn't make headlines was our state's hidden welfare troubles, which no one seems to be talking about. Vermont's approach to welfare benefits is different from many states, in terms of benefit package size, poverty trends, total welfare caseloads, and guidelines.

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  8. Meals on Wheels finds new home at Manchester Community LibraryRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 4, 2017 | Manchester Journal

    Manchester's seniors will now have a new location to enjoy their bi-weekly "Meals on Wheels" lunches following criticism of the organization's decision to merge their Arlington and Manchester meal sites. The Manchester Community Library has offered to host Meals on Wheels of Bennington County for lunches on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. beginning Tuesday, Nov. 7. "When I read about the situation that had recently unfolded, and the number of seniors who had been displaced, I thought that the Library could easily absorb a handful of people at lunchtime," said the Library's Executive Director Betsy Bleakie in an email Saturday morning.

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  9. 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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  10. Forum to examine top issuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 1, 2017 | Manchester Journal

    What are the biggest issues facing the state of Vermont? At 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 13, a panel of local leaders will congregate at Burr and Burton Academy's Riley Center for the Arts to discuss those issues at the "The State of the State" forum organized by the Bennington County Republican Party. Local legislators Cynthia Browning, Linda Joy Sullivan, and Brian Keefe will be joined by Manchester Police Chief Michael Hall to discuss current issues in Montpelier and hear input from citizens.

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  11. Climate warrior brings the fight homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2017 | Manchester Journal

    Manchester native Carina Bachofen has built an international career at the intersection of climate change and human rights, and she wants you to know that opportunities do exist for local youth with big aspirations. Bachofen, a graduate of Burr and Burton Academy, now boasts a fulfilling career with the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, where she specializes in the human implications of climate change.

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  12. 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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  13. Professor to speak on past immigration issuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 26, 2017 | Manchester Journal

    Keene State College professor Paul Vincent will be the honored guest for the Vermont Humanities Council's upcoming First Wednesday's talk, with a reception and photo exhibit at the Manchester Community Library preceding his lecture titled "The Voyage of the St. Louis and American Immigration Policy."

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  14. '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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  15. 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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  16. Champine wins 'Best Bagger Competition'Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 26, 2017 | Manchester Journal

    Manchester's own Brooke Champine emerged victorious at the Vermont Retail and Grocers Association's "Best Bagger Competition," hosted in South Burlington on Saturday. Champine, 18, will now travel to Las Vegas, Nevada to represent Vermont in the national Best Bagger Competition, taking place in February.

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  17. 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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  18. Executives talk about 'Famous Filming in New England' at ITVFestRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 17, 2017 | Manchester Journal

    What will it take to bring more major productions to the state of Vermont? As the nascent Vermont Production Council works to do just that, a panel led by "Boston Strong" author and Journalist Dave Wedge - featuring Director Bobby Farrelly, Filmmaker Jenna Laurenzo, and Producer Kris Meyer - provided some insights based on their experiences making films in New England. "For me it was kind of a dream come true to be honest with you, because Bobby [Farrelly] is one of my idols," said Wedge in an exclusive Journal interview, who was asked by ITVFest Director Phil Gilpin Jr. to lead the panel.

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  19. Final Farmers Market in the midst of a festivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2017 | Manchester Journal

    After a successful summer season, Manchester's Farmers Market decided to stay open just a little bit longer to welcome visitors to the Independent Television and Film Festival last week. Festival-goers and locals alike amassed at Adams Park for the final farmers market, which provided a fitting end for a season of growth according to vendors.

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  20. Patriots, Bulldogs square off in rivalry tiltRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 18, 2017 | Manchester Journal

    Thanks in part to Mount Anthony football's move down to Division II this season, the Patriots and the Burr and Burton Bulldogs will face off for the first time since 2014. Friday night at Applejack Field, the 6-1 Bulldogs will host the 3-4 Patriots in the final game of the regular season.

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