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Bennington Area Chamber of Commerce plans to expand into regional chamber

MANCHESTER — The leadership of the Bennington Area Chamber of Commerce introduced itself to the Manchester Select Board on Tuesday night, detailing the group's present and future evolution to a regional chamber that serves and advocates for businesses from Peru to Pownal.
Community Briefs

DorsetEmpty Bowls at Long Trail SchoolFrom 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, March 25, Long Trail School will raise funds to combat hunger in the region by hosting Empty Bowls. A $12 admission fee includes soup, bread, dessert, live entertainment and a handmade …

Community Briefs

Community Briefs

Editorials
Our Opinion: Stand up to bullying

The arrest of three undocumented migrant workers last week in Vermont by federal immigration officials is cause for great concern. The Department of Homeland Security, which oversees the agents of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, denied …

Letters to the editor
Letter: Rod and Gun Club appreciates support

To the Editor,Thank you to the community of Manchester for approving Article 10 and continuing the great relationship between the Town and the Manchester Rod and Gun Club on Saturday, March 4. As the club President, I apologize that I did not get a …

Letter: Education equity for Pawlet, Rupert

Letter: Give President Trump a chance

Letter: BBA chair, headmaster support merger

Entertainment
'Moonlight' wins best picture at botched Academy Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oscar winner, take two.Barry Jenkins' "Moonlight" — not, as it turned out, "La La Land" — won best picture at the Academy Awards in a historic Oscar upset and an unprecedented fiasco that saw one winner swapped …

Oscars flap eclipses 'Moonlight' win, but civility reigns

Local sports

BBA lands three players for Shrine Game

MANCHESTER — The Burr and Burton football team will be well represented at the 64th Annual Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl this summer.Seniors Griff Stalcup, Carter Vickers and Dylan Kapusta were all selected this week to represent BBA on the Vermont …

Trio of Bulldogs named to all-state team

MANCHESTER — The Burr and Burton boys hockey team had three players earn all-state honors for their performances this past season for the Bulldogs.Junior Sam Cottrell and sophomores Egan and Steven Schmitt were all named to the Division II …

Patriots, Bulldogs start quest for crown

BENNINGTON — The spring sports season has finally arrived in the state of Vermont as Monday officially marked the first day of practice for spring sports teams in the area.Both the Mount Anthony and Burr and Burton girls lacrosse teams held …

Little, Legacy lead MVL all-stars

BENNINGTON — Three Mount Anthony girls basketball team players earned Marble Valley League honors after the team posted a 18-5 record and a trip to the semifinals of the Division I tournament this past season.Seniors Madison Little, Brianna …
Lifestyles

Ron Kujawski | Garden Journal: Time to give your houseplants some love

Tired of looking out onto a snow-covered or soggy landscape? Then look in ... no, I don't mean self-reflection; that's always depressing for someone with all of my short comings, which includes questionable writing skills. I mean look at your …

This this drug worth the cost?

A long-acting cholesterol medicine cut the risk of having a heart attack or some other serious problems by 15 to 20 percent in a big study that's likely to spur fresh debate about what drugs should cost.Statins such as Lipitor and Crestor are cheap …

How to help children with autism make — and keep — friends

Matthew rarely was invited to birthday parties or play groups as a young child. On the few occasions he was included, his mother said a prayer and "hoped nothing bad would happen," she recalls.

Pile your plate high with pie - host your own pie contest

Does anyone really need an excuse to eat pie?We don't, here at The Berkshire Eagle, but sometimes we like to celebrate random holidays — such as Pi Day (March 14) by holding a pie contest.

Food
Robin Anish: Become a picky produce shopper with these tips

I'm a discriminating produce shopper. I sniff, squeeze, inspect, hoist and often reject. Actually, persnickety better describes my behavior. I notice other shoppers just grabbing handfuls of string beans and tossing them into a bag and buying them …

Guinness Cake: Pour yourself a stout - for baking

Serve a rustic, hearty St. Patrick's Day dish

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