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• The following area residents were named to the dean’s list for the 2022 fall semester at Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, Vermont:

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NORTH BENNINGTON — The primary colors blend and deepen, blues and purples set off by a vivid yellow or maybe deep red, revealing the flattened perspective of childhood, simple moments of everyday life, joy and intimacy captured and witnessed under the artist’s tender hand.

No matter where we look, whether it’s the mirror, a magazine, social media or the internet, opinions are everywhere. We’re told, “don’t eat that, eat this,” preferably combined with something …

Returning from a mini ski vacation in Colorado, I overheard a flight attendant educating passengers on which choice was better: Diet Coke or C…

I’ve spent the past few nights riveted by Bernie Madoff. I can certainly say that it wasn’t his boyish good looks, charisma or honesty that dr…

When combined with a healthy diet, quality sleep, an active social life, and preventative medical care there nothing is more powerful than exercise to keep us feeling younger, stronger, mobile, and independent. But incorporating exercise into our daily lives can be challenging for some. Here…

Most of us will experience many losses over our lives, including the grief that accompanies these sad events. Elizabeth Kubler Ross described the “stages” of grief as denial, anger, bargaining, depression (sadness) and finally acceptance.

BRATTLEBORO — The Brattleboro Union High School girls basketball team held off a furious comeback bid by Southern Vermont League foe Mount Anthony Union to escape with a 46-41 victory Tuesday night.

MANCHESTER — In a game that featured five lead changes and three ties in the fourth quarter alone, the turning point in Thursday night’s boys basketball contest between Burr and Burton and visiting Brattleboro wasn’t a made basket or a timely defensive stop – it was a play that didn’t show up on the box score.

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PUTNEY — The Putney Ski Club hosted a youth ski race on Sunday at the Putney School. One hundred athletes ages 3 to 13 (and some grownups too) attended from across Southern Vermont, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. They competed on a carefully prepared course around Paige’s Field. The races …

BURLINGTON — William Clarence Matthews, who broke several color barriers in baseball in the early 20th century including playing professionally in Burlington, will be honored at historic Centennial Field prior to the Vermont Lake Monsters game on Thursday. Jeff Schulman, UVM director of athl…

MANCHESTER — On what was just about a perfect night to be outside at Judy McCormick Taylor Field, the Burr and Burton Bulldogs were nearly perfect, as well. The BBA girls raced out to an early lead and never looked back, overwhelming Brattleboro for a 20-4 victory at home.

The ongoing saga of George Santos feels like a complete rerun of the Trump show highlighting another completely unqualified and morally bankrupt candidate who has now become one of the faces of the Republican party. The most interesting part of the Santos saga is not the abject failure of th…

I have been a certified nurse midwife for seven years, and I have lived in Vermont for that entire time. As a midwife, I have taken care of hundreds of families. I have caught babies in small community hospitals as well as large tertiary care centers. But when it came time to have my own thr…

Health officials on Tuesday encouraged Vermonters to get COVID-19 booster shots right up through Wednesday to protect themselves and others as they travel and visit friends and family for the Thanksgiving holiday. Testing for the virus is also recommended, Health Commissioner Mark Levine sai…

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The fire chief in Ohio's small town of East Palestine says Wednesday that evacuated residents can safely return to the area where crews burned toxic chemicals after a train derailed five days ago near the Pennsylvania state line. Authorities in East Palestine had warned that burning vinyl chloride that was in five of the derailed tanker cars would send hydrogen chloride and the toxic gas phosgene into the air. They said Wednesday subsequent air monitoring hasn’t detected dangerous levels inside or outside the mile-radius evacuation zone, which stretched into Pennsylvania. Many nearby residents left shortly after the derailment, and others were ordered out before the controlled release of the chemicals because of concerns about serious health risks from it.

The Phoenix Suns acquired 13-time All-Star Kevin Durant from the Brooklyn Nets, according to multiple reports. The outlets, citing unnamed sources, said the Suns added Durant to a starting lineup that already includes an All-Star backcourt of Chris Paul and Devin Booker, along with center Deandre Ayton. Phoenix sent Cam Johnson, Mikal Bridges, Jae Crowder, four first-round picks and additional draft compensation to the Nets. The Suns also receive forward T.J. Warren in the deal.

A New York City police officer wants his badge back after federal prosecutors dropped charges alleging he worked as a foreign agent for China. Officer Baimadajie Angwang spent months in a detention center after his 2020 arrest. Prosecutors initially said he passed information about New York's Tibetan community to Chinese consular officials. But they abruptly dropped all charges Jan. 19, saying they were acting “in the interest of justice.” Angwang tells The Associated Press he wants to go back to work on the force. He also wants an explanation for why he was charged and what authorities learned that made them drop the case.

The Los Angeles Lakers are trading Russell Westbrook to Utah and reacquiring guard D’Angelo Russell from Minnesota in a three-team, eight-player deal, a person with knowledge of the trade told The Associated Press. Los Angeles is also getting guard Malik Beasley and forward Jarred Vanderbilt from the Jazz, bolstering its core around LeBron James in a bid to jump-start its sputtering season. Minnesota is getting Mike Conley Jr. and Nickeil Alexander-Walker from Utah along with three second-round picks, while the Lakers are sending Juan Toscano-Anderson, Damian Jones and their first-round pick in 2027 to Utah with Westbrook. Westbrook’s tenure with his hometown team lasted just 130 tumultuous games.

Hundreds of thousands of students who have dropped off public school rolls since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic are unaccounted for. An analysis by The Associated Press, Stanford University’s Big Local News project and Stanford education professor Thomas Dee found 240,000 students in 21 states who have gone missing from schools. They did not move out of state, and did not sign up for private school or home-school. Early in the pandemic, school staff went door-to-door to reengage kids, but most such efforts have ended. Dee says the data suggests a need to understand more about the children who aren’t in school and how that will affect their development.

The fire chief in Ohio's small town of East Palestine says Wednesday that evacuated residents can safely return to the area where crews burned toxic chemicals after a train derailed five days ago near the Pennsylvania state line. Authorities in East Palestine had warned that burning vinyl chloride that was in five of the derailed tanker cars would send hydrogen chloride and the toxic gas phosgene into the air. They said Wednesday subsequent air monitoring hasn’t detected dangerous levels inside or outside the mile-radius evacuation zone, which stretched into Pennsylvania. Many nearby residents left shortly after the derailment, and others were ordered out before the controlled release of the chemicals because of concerns about serious health risks from it.

The Phoenix Suns acquired 13-time All-Star Kevin Durant from the Brooklyn Nets, according to multiple reports. The outlets, citing unnamed sources, said the Suns added Durant to a starting lineup that already includes an All-Star backcourt of Chris Paul and Devin Booker, along with center Deandre Ayton. Phoenix sent Cam Johnson, Mikal Bridges, Jae Crowder, four first-round picks and additional draft compensation to the Nets. The Suns also receive forward T.J. Warren in the deal.

A New York City police officer wants his badge back after federal prosecutors dropped charges alleging he worked as a foreign agent for China. Officer Baimadajie Angwang spent months in a detention center after his 2020 arrest. Prosecutors initially said he passed information about New York's Tibetan community to Chinese consular officials. But they abruptly dropped all charges Jan. 19, saying they were acting “in the interest of justice.” Angwang tells The Associated Press he wants to go back to work on the force. He also wants an explanation for why he was charged and what authorities learned that made them drop the case.

The Los Angeles Lakers are trading Russell Westbrook to Utah and reacquiring guard D’Angelo Russell from Minnesota in a three-team, eight-player deal, a person with knowledge of the trade told The Associated Press. Los Angeles is also getting guard Malik Beasley and forward Jarred Vanderbilt from the Jazz, bolstering its core around LeBron James in a bid to jump-start its sputtering season. Minnesota is getting Mike Conley Jr. and Nickeil Alexander-Walker from Utah along with three second-round picks, while the Lakers are sending Juan Toscano-Anderson, Damian Jones and their first-round pick in 2027 to Utah with Westbrook. Westbrook’s tenure with his hometown team lasted just 130 tumultuous games.

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