02/11/2016 07:13 AM EST - NORTH ANDOVER, MASS. >> A Massachusetts man has pleaded guilty to charges he tortured and abused his stepdaughters over a five-year period.   Full Story
 
Chelsea woman found guilty of murder in fatal fire
02/11/2016 07:10 AM EST - BOSTON >> A suburban Boston woman has been found guilty of setting a fire that killed a 20-year-old woman. Full Story

02/10/2016 11:47 AM EST - BOSTON >> Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court justice Fernande Duffly said Wednesday she would retire in July, making her the third member of the state's highest court in the last week to announce plans to leave the bench.   Full Story
 
Today is registration deadline for Massachusetts primary
02/10/2016 09:52 AM EST - BOSTON >> The deadline has arrived for Massachusetts residents who are eligible to vote in the state's presidential primary. Full Story

02/10/2016 09:41 AM EST - DENVER >> A plane bound for San Diego was diverted to Denver Tuesday night after a passenger allegedly became agitated and started yelling threats.   Full Story
 
 
photo courtesy of michael batcher and shelly stiles—bennington county conservation district
02/11/2016 06:50 AM EST - BENNINGTON — The Bennington County Conservation District (BCCD) is celebrating its 70th anniversary of promoting living in harmony with the land this year. Shelly Stiles, BCCD director, recently finished "The Big Burn" by Timothy Egan, which documented the August 1910 forest fire near the Montana-Idaho border.   Full Story
 
Lamson to run for North Bennington Trustees seat vacated by Monks
02/10/2016 09:18 PM EST - NORTH BENNINGTON >> The Village Trustees introduced on Tuesday John Lamson, who is running for the seat on the board that will soon be vacated by David Monks. The election will take place at North Bennington's annual meeting on March 15. Lamson moved to North Bennington in 2010, and had lived in the western part of Shaftsbury for three years prior to that. Full Story

02/11/2016 06:52 AM EST - BENNINGTON — A group of students from the Southwest Vermont Career Development Center took home several prizes from a state competition in Burlington earlier this month, and are looking forward to competing on the national level. DECA, which was formerly known as the Distributive Education Clubs of America, each year offers statewide and national competitions in which technical students   Full Story
 
Bennington Select Board candidates participate in Q & A style forum
02/11/2016 06:49 AM EST - BENNINGTON — Five of the seven candidates running for three seats on the Select Board participated in a question and answer session Tuesday at Oldcastle Theatre. Each had two minutes to respond to each of the 10 questions posed to them. Present were incumbent Chairman Thomas Jacobs, Jeannie Jenkins, Don Miller, Michael McDonough, and Jeanne Conner. Full Story

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02/11/2016 06:51 AM EST - BENNINGTON, VT — A Pittsfield, Mass. man is being charged after police found a large sum of cash in his vehicle along with the drug Ketamine. Bennington Police said that on Tuesday at 6:40 p.m. an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling north on Route 7. Police obtained a warrant to search the vehicle based on observations they made.   Full Story
 
 
Kristopher Radder — Reformer Staff
02/11/2016 06:37 AM EST - BRATTLEBORO — Commonwealth Dairy's greek yogurt will continue to be found in school lunchrooms in Connecticut, Vermont and California.   Full Story
 
Townshend double homicide suspect faces new charge
02/11/2016 06:18 AM EST - BRATTLEBORO — A Townshend woman accused of killing two men in November 2014 is facing a new charge of aggravated murder. Full Story

Keith Whitcomb Jr. — Bennington Banner
02/11/2016 06:23 AM EST - BENNINGTON — Five of the seven candidates running for three seats on the Select Board participated in a question and answer session Tuesday at Oldcastle Theatre.   Full Story
 
Pittsfield man arrested for drug possession in Bennington, Vt.
02/11/2016 06:25 AM EST - BENNINGTON, VT — A Pittsfield, Mass. man is being charged after police found a large sum of cash in his vehicle along with the drug Ketamine. Full Story

02/11/2016 06:20 AM EST - SHELBURNE — Residents are incensed that Vermont Rail System cleared 19 acres of forest to make way for a planned rail spur and storage facility without seeking state and local approval.   Full Story