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Bennington group loses bid for marijuana license

BENNINGTON - A local group's bid for a medical marijuana facility license has been rejected by state officials, who said they determined the application was incomplete. However, one of the remaining five groups in the running for the next production and retail license proposes a facility in the Ben

BENNINGTON BANNER - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

Bennington project moves forward following sale of site

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) - A downtown Bennington, Vermont, site marked for a major redevelopment initiative has been sold. The Bennington Banner reports (http://bit.ly/2xb2GDC ) the Putnam Block project was purchased on Monday by the Bennington County Industrial Corp. for $2 million. Bennington Redevelo

NEWS10 ABC - 2017-09-19 19:55:18

Garlic Fest waste management a success

This year's Southern Vermont Garlic and Herb Festival was successful in a number of ways, one of them being how well the trash was taken out. In keeping with state regulations on recycling and composting, the festival - organized by the Bennington Area Chamber of Commerce - stepped up its waste mana

TOPIX - 2017-09-21 21:32:40

Hoosick Falls seniors help renovate place special to them

"In school everyone would be like, 'are you going to the youth center?' Like, 'let's all meet at the youth center,' and that's where everyone would go," said Darian Morgan, senior. Since this senior class outgrew it, the number of programs declined, the gym was closed down, and since January, there'

WNYT - 2017-09-22 01:08:00

With $1 million in funding and a plan in place, Louison House ready for an upgrade

ADAMS - It's been more than a year since a fire forced the Louison House to shut down its Adams home. Now, there's a plan, and more than $1 million of funding, in place to reopen the nonprofit's headquarters on Old Columbia Street in 2018. With $867,000 from the Department of Housing and Community

BERKSHIRE EAGLE - 2017-09-21 21:21:37

Aaron Carter 911 call: 'He's a really heavy drug user, and he's inhaling computer duster'

In a series of 911 calls placed September 5, friends of Aaron Carter express concern to police over his drug use and beg them to stop him, according to audio obtained by The Blaze. First, a woman, reaching out to the St. Petersburg police: "He's a really heavy drug user, and he's inhaling computer

WRGB - 2017-09-21 19:13:53

Village trying to figure out how to handle reinstated officer

The Cambridge-Greenwich Police officer who sued to get her job back has been reinstated, but was promptly suspended for a driving while ability impaired conviction that occurred last fall when she was off the job. Marie Morrill has been suspended with pay as her lawyer and an attorney for the villag

POST-STAR - 2017-09-21 20:00:00

North Adams, Village ambulance services plan to merge

NORTH ADAMS - North Adams Ambulance Service and Village Ambulance Service in Williamstown have agreed to merge, the two agencies announced on Thursday. Pending the "operational, regulatory, governance and legal issues" the nonprofits must still work through, they hope to form a regional Northern B

BERKSHIRE EAGLE - 2017-09-21 21:51:34

Village hosts fifth annual stone skipping festival at lake

NORTH BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) - A Vermont village is hosting its fifth annual Stone Skipping Festival, gathering people of all sorts to compete among the best stone skippers. The festival will be held Saturday at Lake Paran in North Bennington. The Bennington Banner reports (http://bit.ly/2xvH9W5 ) the

NEWS10 ABC - 2017-09-20 06:55:12

Police: Active shooter reports a false alarm

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Police say reports of an active shooter that lead to the shutdown of a Vermont government complex turned out to be a false alarm. The Bennington Banner reports (http://bit.ly/2wtrh7g ) the State Office Complex in Bennington was placed under lockdown for 45 minutes Monday. Benn

CALEDONIAN RECORD-NEWS - 2017-09-19 16:18:20

Former Hoosick town supervisor focus of missing bank funds

HOOSICK - The State Police are investigating unauthorized withdrawals from a town checking account that were allegedly made by a former supervisor, a town official said Tuesday. "There were two unauthorized withdrawals," Supervisor Mark Surdam said. The amount of money taken from the town's Pioneer

TIMES UNION - 2017-09-19 16:52:48

Our Opinion: Collective will is key to opioid epidemic fight

The fight against the Berkshire opioid addiction crisis is a three-pronged one - local, state and federal. The federal effort has been lackluster, but North Adams, Boston and the Berkshires are willing to do what it takes. Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey was in North Adams on Monday and

BERKSHIRE EAGLE - 2017-09-19 21:27:35

Phyllis McGuire | View from the Village: New Williamstown Historical Museum site boasts higher visibility, designated space

WILLIAMSTOWN - I was at the right place at the right time on Sept. 1. At the Williamstown Historical Museum, Sarah Currie, director of the museum, was greeting senior citizens who had just exited the Williamstown Council on Aging van. "This is our space, exclusively," Currie enthused as she stood

BERKSHIRE EAGLE - 2017-09-20 20:15:34

Rensselaer County GOP moves to get McLaughlin Independence line

TROY - Death and moving to another state weren't viable options that Rensselaer County Republicans could consider to get Deputy County Executive Christopher Meyer off the Independence Party ballot line. So they found a judicial position he could run for instead. Grafton Town Justice Pierce Hoyt, a R

TIMES UNION - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

ROUNDUP: Cummings, Izzy Dennison lead Spartans

GIRLS SOCCEER QUEENSBURY 5, SOUTH GLENS FALLS 4 (at Queensbury) League: Foothills South High 1 3 - 4 Queensbury 2 3 - 5 First half: 1, Queensbury, Izzy Dennison (Maddie Montgomery), 18:00. 2, South High, Aly Fish (Amaya Naja), 24:00. 3, Queensbury, Christina Cummings (Izzy Dennison), 32:00. Second h

POST-STAR - 2017-09-19 21:00:00

Vermont man attempts to transform property into bear refuge

WILMINGTON, Vt. (AP) - A Vermont man is trying to turn his property into a wildlife refuge for bears. The Brattleboro Reformer reports (http://bit.ly/2xibO7e ) Jim Burke met with the Wilmington Development Review Board on Monday to discuss turning the majority of his 62-acre property into a safe hav

CALEDONIAN RECORD-NEWS - 2017-09-20 20:27:48

Police: Arlington is still a safe town

ARLINGTON - Despite a homicide earlier this year, residents of Arlington are safe. Even so, they should take steps to protect themselves, such as locking their doors. That was a message law enforcement sent to residents attending a community meeting on public safety at the Federated Church of East

MANCHESTERJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

Bernard and Moulton top preliminary, will face off for North Adams mayor's seat

NORTH ADAMS - Political newcomer Thomas Bernard will face off against City Councilor Robert Moulton Jr., in the race for mayor. Bernard and Moulton were the top two vote-getters out of the five candidates on the ballot in Tuesday's preliminary election, moving forward to the Nov. 7 city election.

BERKSHIRE EAGLE - 2017-09-20 00:09:35

ROUNDUP: Seacord, Stallmer lead Cambridge

First half: 1, Corinth, Morgan Thompson, 33:30. Second half: 2, Whitehall, Jessica Moore (Kennedy O'Dell), 2:26. 3, Corinth, Grace Farr, 16:30. 4, Whitehall, Jessica Moore, 25:35. 5, Whitehall, Kennedy O'Dell (Zoe Eggleston), 27:32. 6, Whitehall, Kennedy ODell (Jessica Moore), 34:10. Goalies-saves:

POST-STAR - 2017-09-20 21:00:00

A day trip along NY's Route 22

Route 22, a state road that stretches from the Bronx nearly to the Canadian border, is, for most of its distance, the quintessential rural highway. And that makes it a perfect place for a fall foliage outing. You'll pass through small towns in Dutchess and Columbia counties and rolling farmland for

TIMES UNION - 2017-09-20 14:59:58