09/27/2016 04:50 PM EDT - BOSTON >> The MBTA connects some of the country's busiest universities with the downtown business community and the heart of the state's thriving technology sector, and now it wants to establish a process for those groups to suggest ways to improve the transportation system.   Full Story
Cranberries at 200: Market changes, drought create a crisis
09/27/2016 04:50 PM EDT - ROCHESTER >> All is not well in cranberry country this harvesting season, the 200th anniversary of the world's first known commercial cultivation. Full Story

Andy Metzger — State House News Service
09/27/2016 04:24 PM EDT - MALDEN >> Massachusetts education officials plan to decide over the next year or so whether to shift the 10th grade standardized test that serves as a graduation requirement into the 11th grade or potentially add an 11th grade test.   Full Story
Man plucked from life boat after week at sea reaches Boston
09/27/2016 03:53 PM EDT - BOSTON >> A Vermont man who spent a week at sea in a life raft before being rescued by a passing freighter arrived in Boston on Tuesday and was being questioned by Coast Guard officials. Full Story

09/27/2016 11:37 AM EDT - CAMBRIDGE, MASS. >> Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will be spending some time at Harvard University this fall.   Full Story
09/27/2016 10:01 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> Municipal water line extensions, ongoing talks with the company believed to be responsible for the contamination, and long-term fixes to PFOA contamination will be the focus of a meeting on Wednesday. The community meeting is slated for 6 p.m. at Bennington College's Tishman Lecture Hall.   Full Story
Windham County sheriff searches home of man found missing at sea
09/27/2016 07:28 PM EDT - VERNON >> The Windham County Sheriff's Office conducted a search of Nathan Carman's home at the behest of South Kingston, R.I., Police Department. Carman, 22, spent a week at sea in a four-person, inflatable life raft after his 31-foot aluminum fishing boat sank. On Monday, he was rescued by a passing freighter and on Tuesday he arrived in Boston and was being questioned by Coast Guard Full Story

09/27/2016 05:31 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> The group seeking to redevelop the Putnam Block has extended the due diligence period on an option agreement to purchase the property from the Greenberg Family. The Bennington Redevelopment Group LLC announced plans this summer to buy six buildings at the Four Corners intersection, including the former Putnam Hotel.   Full Story
Mayoral government once again proposed for Bennington
09/27/2016 05:16 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> It was a deja vu moment all over again in Bennington. At the request of Michael Bethel, a community activist and longtime supporter of installing a mayoral form of government here, the Select Board agreed Monday to discuss the idea again at an upcoming meeting. Bennington has considered a switch from a select board/town manager form of government several times in the recent Full Story

09/27/2016 06:47 AM EDT - BENNINGTON — Police say a Bennington man is accused of exposing himself to two women and making lewd comments at a third at Lake Paran in North Bennington. Albert Mott, 76, of Bennington, pleaded not guilty Monday in Vermont Superior Court Criminal Division to two felony counts of lewd and lascivious conduct and one misdemeanor count of stalking.   Full Story
Kristopher Radder Brattleboro Reformer
09/27/2016 10:38 PM EDT - VERNON >> A committee exploring the prospects for opening a community store has found an "interim" space in the lobby between town offices and the library.   Full Story
Beware of ticks, which will be coming out in force in October
09/27/2016 10:38 PM EDT - BRATTLEBORO >> Now is what should be the most worrisome time of the year for folks who spend any time out of doors. Full Story

09/27/2016 10:38 PM EDT - BRATTLEBORO >> On Friday, September 30, the oldest state symphony in the country will return to Brattleboro as part of its Made In Vermont tour.   Full Story
Windham County sheriff searches home of man found missing at sea
09/27/2016 07:47 PM EDT - VERNON >> The Windham County Sheriff's Office conducted a search of Nathan Carman's home at the behest of South Kingston, R. Full Story

Kristopher Radder Reformer Staff
09/27/2016 06:54 AM EDT - DEERFIELD VALLEY — To enhance snowmaking operations at Haystack Mountain, the Hermitage Club is hoping the U.   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.