05/26/2015 05:32 PM EDT - BOSTON >> Showcasing photos of 62 kids, lawmakers and family members of people who went missing as children pledged Tuesday to work together to find their loves ones and to hold predators accountable.   Full Story
 
Senate budget alters emergency shelter eligibility
05/26/2015 05:32 PM EDT - BOSTON >> As the Baker administration works to reduce the number of homeless families living in motels, the annual budget bill that just cleared the Senate could open up new avenues to emergency shelter assistance. Full Story

05/26/2015 05:32 PM EDT - BOSTON >> South Boston's beaches are cleaner than "iconic" urban beaches around five U.   Full Story
 
Galvin 'actively considering' ballot question on records
05/26/2015 05:32 PM EDT - BOSTON >> If lawmakers don't attempt to reform the state's public records law by this August, Secretary of State William Galvin said he is willing to press ahead with a ballot initiative. Full Story

05/26/2015 01:37 PM EDT - BOSTON >> The state's highest court has overturned the indictment of a juvenile on a heroin trafficking charge, ruling it was not a violent act under the state's youthful offender law.   Full Story
 
 
05/26/2015 09:53 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> Two men are facing felony charges, one being held without bail, after a fight involving a gun and a wrench. Virgil C. Lasher, 47, of Metcalfe Drive, pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Vermont Superior Court to felony counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, reckless or gross negligent vehicle operation, and a misdemeanor count of simple assault.   Full Story
 
Woman accused of threatening suicide to extort pills from mother
05/26/2015 09:53 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> A Pownal woman is facing a felony extortion charge for allegedly threatening to kill herself if her mother did not give her a medication. Megan S. Pinsker, 35, pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Vermont Superior Court to felony extortion, and misdemeanor domestic assault. She was released under the conditions she not have contact with her mother, only use medication as direction, Full Story

05/26/2015 09:51 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> Southern Vermont College announced today that lieutenant colonel John Miles, who had served as the director of the college's Veterans Scholars program, has been let go after just one year on the job. The decision was made, according to SVC communications director Susan Biggs, due to a lack of funding.   Full Story
 
Meeting to address suspicious South Londonderry fires
05/26/2015 09:51 PM EDT - SOUTH LONDONDERRY >> An upcoming community meeting will focus on a string of suspicious fires going back to 2005. "I've lost count of how many people I've heard from on this issue but I've heard from many people," said Rep. Oliver Olsen, who will be facilitating the meeting. "People are really nervous, they're scared and I think more than anything, they're looking for some resolution. Full Story

Holly Pelczynski - Bennington Banner
05/26/2015 12:19 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> The legislative sessions are too long, not enough laws work to improve the economy, and there are too many regulations for small business owners to keep up with, said Lt. Governor Phil Scott. He spoke at the annual meeting of the Bennington County Regional Commission held Thursday at the Mount Anthony Country Club.   Full Story
 
 
05/26/2015 08:25 PM EDT - May 4 • At 10:35 p.m., the Vermont State Police responded to a residence in Stratton for a report of unlawful trespass.   Full Story
 
Park and ride project on hold
05/26/2015 08:19 PM EDT - PUTNEY >> If the Putney park and ride ever opens it will probably not be the busiest park and ride in the state. Full Story

Mike Faher Reformer
05/26/2015 08:19 PM EDT - NEWFANE >> There is consensus among town and state officials that the historic, deteriorating Arch Bridge should be replaced — not repaired.   Full Story
 
4 people in hospital after 2-vehicle crash in Dummerston
05/26/2015 08:17 PM EDT - DUMMERSTON >> Four people were taken to the hospital with what were believed to be non-life-threatening injuries following a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Route 30 and Williamsville Road in Dummerston on May 26. Full Story

Domenic Poli Reformer
05/26/2015 08:16 PM EDT - BELLOWS FALLS >> A fixture of downtown Bellows Falls for the past 26 years will serve its final customer next month.   Full Story
 
 
Family returns found dog tags to veteran's relatives

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Basil Robinson's relatives have his military dog tags back after a family found them in a dumpster while searching for scrap metal. Full Story
Historian, author of 'The Pacific' Hugh Ambrose dies at 48

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Hugh Ambrose, who wrote the World War II history "The Pacific" after years of researching for his father, the renowned historian Stephen Ambrose, has died at age 48. Full Story
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Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield reunited?

'The Amazing Spider-Man' co-stars have been spotted together around L.A. amid reports their romance is back on.