• Mass begins St. Joe's new school year - 09/04/2015 08:07 PM EDT
    09/04/2015 10:25 PM EDT - BOSTON >> In an effort to combat the ongoing opioid epidemic, state officials and deans of the four medical schools in Massachusetts have agreed to collaborate in the development of a set of principles to teach their students about pain management and safe prescribing of opioids.   Full Story
    Massachusetts 4th in solar, but slowdown looms
    09/04/2015 10:01 PM EDT - BOSTON >> Massachusetts ranked fourth in the country for the amount of solar energy capacity installed in 2014 and has the sixth highest total solar capacity in the nation, according to a new report from the Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center. Full Story

    09/04/2015 08:20 PM EDT - BOSTON >> The Department of Children and Families failed to protect a 7-year-old boy who police say was beaten and starved by his father and who is now in a coma, according to a report released Friday.   Full Story
    Chinese rail car firm sets up shop in Springfield
    09/04/2015 07:39 PM EDT - SPRINGFIELD >> The site of a failed casino bid in Springfield will find new life as China's largest railway manufacturing corporation sets up shop to build MBTA subway cars and eventually seek work for other transit agencies. Full Story

    Gregorio Borgia — Associated Press
    09/04/2015 07:36 PM EDT - BICSKE, HUNGARY >> Hundreds of migrants, stymied by Hungarian authorities who had halted trains to Germany, began a final march toward freedom Friday, breaking away from police and heading on foot for the western border.   Full Story
    Gillian Jones - Bennington Banner
    09/04/2015 10:33 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> A car and motorcycle crash on Friday just before 6:30 p.m. at the intersection of Main Street and Washington Avenue seriously injured the man operating the motorcycle, according to police and scanner reports. Lionel Kavanaugh, 49, was taken to SVMC for medical attention and later air lifted to Albany Medical Center, according to police and scanner reports.   Full Story
    'Year of Change' at BBA
    09/04/2015 10:00 PM EDT - MANCHESTER >> A new turf athletic field may be the most visible, but it isn't the only change underway at Burr and Burton Academy since last year. The gleaming and privately funded new field will see its first contest, a field hockey game, played Friday, Sept. 4, with a formal dedication planned for Sept. Full Story

    09/04/2015 09:52 PM EDT - SHAFTSBURY >> The town of Shaftsbury is looking into a municipal planning that would help them update bylaws to make them more efficient and easier to understand. The idea to apply for the grant, said select board chairman Tim Scoggins, had been brought to him by planning commission chairman Chris Williams, town administrator David Kiernan, and zoning administrator Shelly Stiles.   Full Story
    Court roundup Sept. 4
    09/04/2015 09:50 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> The following cases were heard in Vermont Superior Court, Bennington criminal division. Woman accused of domestic assault, trespassing On Sept. 2, Nicole L. LeRoux, 34, of Bennington, pleaded not guilty to felony counts of second degree aggravated domestic assault, unlawful trespassing, and misdemeanor counts of unlawful mischief, and violating conditions of release. Full Story

    09/04/2015 04:36 PM EDT - NORTHFIELD >> A central Vermont company that employs 60 people making colored T-shirts will shut its doors for good next month. Gildan Garments announced it would close the company it owns in Northfield, called Comfort Colors, at the end of October. Comfort Colors dyes T-shirts and is often on the tag for dyed apparel, such as college sweatshirts and sweatpants.   Full Story
    09/04/2015 07:37 PM EDT - HINSDALE, N.H. >> The founder of NhSolarGarden.   Full Story
    A literary revolution in Brattleboro
    09/04/2015 07:34 PM EDT - BRATTLEBORO >> Gateless Writing founder Suzanne Kingsbury of Brattleboro was an accomplished novelist when she enrolled in her first graduate-level writing course. Full Story

    09/04/2015 07:33 PM EDT - Sept. 2 • The Brattleboro Police Department responded to a reported family fight which occurred on South Main Street.   Full Story
    Brattleboro West River bridge project update
    09/04/2015 07:33 PM EDT - BRATTLEBORO >> To reduce congestion on Interstate 91, both Exit 3 on ramps will be closed on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. Full Story

    09/04/2015 07:32 PM EDT - BRATTLEBORO >> A Springfield, Mass., man will spend not less than two years, but not more than 15, behind bars after a jury returned a guilty verdict against him for lewd or lascivious conduct with a child on Aug.   Full Story