• The Berkshire Eagle - 10/24/2016 01:59 PM EDT
    Andrew Selsky — The Associated Press
    10/24/2016 05:33 PM EDT - BOSTON >> It's rare that the Democratic leaders of the House and Senate and Gov.   Full Story
    School committees register their opposition to charter question with Gov. Baker
    10/24/2016 04:20 PM EDT - BOSTON >> Rejecting an education policy supported by Gov. Charlie Baker, school committee members from across the state on Monday delivered nearly 200 resolutions to the governor's office opposing a charter-school-expanding ballot question. Full Story

    10/24/2016 04:07 PM EDT - BOSTON >> Gov. Charlie Baker's administration is offering employee buyouts and busily crafting savings plans and spending cuts to close a "probable deficiency" of $295 million in the state budget, but House Speaker Robert DeLeo has a different view of the situation.   Full Story
    5 dead in wrong-way crash on Massachusetts highway
    10/24/2016 10:17 AM EDT - MIDDLEBOROUGH, MASS. >> State police say five people have died in a wrong-way crash on a Massachusetts highway. Full Story

    10/24/2016 05:35 AM EDT - TRENTON, N.J. — You probably already know whether you'll vote for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton on Election Day, leaving one important question to consider when you walk into your polling place: Is it OK to take a picture of your ballot?   Full Story
    Holly Pelczynski — Bennington Banner
    10/24/2016 09:39 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> This Halloween weekend there are plenty of spooky activities across the region for trick-or-treaters of all ages to participate in. Here are some of the Halloween-themed events that we've heard about. If you're already in the Halloween spirit and can't wait for this weekend, the Manchester Community Library on Tuesday, Oct.   Full Story
    Arlington schools adopt new three-year tech plan
    10/24/2016 09:37 PM EDT - ARLINGTON >> At the recommendation of the faculty, the Arlington School District board has adopted a three-year technology plan for the local schools. The plan, which was presented to the board by computer and technology instructor Nicole Jozefiak and technology manager Ben Leslie earlier this month, is centered around four principle goals — "1. Full Story

    10/24/2016 09:36 PM EDT - POWNAL >> Facing no major party opposition and an independent candidate he defeated in 2014, Rep. Bill Botzow, Pownal/Woodford, still isn't abandoning his time-consuming formula for electoral success. Since he won his first race for the Bennington-1 House seat in 2002, upsetting an incumbent, the Pownal Democrat has systematically tried to visit each of the approximately 1,500 residences or   Full Story
    Dorset woman accused of false burglary claim, bribing trooper
    10/24/2016 08:13 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> A Dorset woman is accused of giving a false report to police about a break-in at her home, then of attempting to bribe officers. Betsy J. Zarucki, 56, pleaded not guilty Monday in Vermont Superior Court Criminal Division to a felony count of bribing a public officer, and misdemeanor counts of giving false information to police, and giving false alarm. Full Story

    10/24/2016 08:13 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> Wind, rain and snow over a 24-hour period ending Sunday evening caused widespread power outages throughout Vermont, Green Mountain Power reported. GMP Spokeswoman Dorothy Schnure said Monday that more than 14,000 electricity customers were affected by the outages at various times from dinner time on Saturday through Sunday evening.   Full Story
    10/24/2016 09:51 PM EDT - BRATTLEBORO >> The United Way of Windham County is seeking volunteers to prepare tax returns, schedule appointments and greet participants for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.   Full Story
    Vernon firefighters respond to electrical issue
    10/24/2016 09:49 PM EDT - VERNON >> Firefighters didn't know what to expect when arriving at Allison Lane on Sunday. Full Story

    10/24/2016 09:49 PM EDT - VERNON >> Federal inspectors are satisfied with Vermont Yankee's environmental monitoring, spent fuel storage and handling of radiological waste – including contaminated water that had accumulated at the shut-down plant.   Full Story
    East Dover fire destroys home
    10/24/2016 03:44 PM EDT - EAST DOVER >> Two adults escaped a fire that destroyed a house early Monday morning. Full Story

    Photo courtesy of Doug Blackmore
    10/24/2016 12:15 PM EDT - SOUTHERN VERMONT >> Spokespeople from two local ski resorts were elated after this weekend's snowfall.   Full Story
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    Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston split up

    Taylor Swift decides Tom Hiddleston isn’t the one after all and hands him his walking papers.