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Members of All Souls Church in Brattleboro make wreaths and other holiday decorations on Monday for the annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday. The bazaar, which has been held annually since the late 1970s, is a source for handmade goodies and themed baskets. They are also raffling off a quilt.

Die-hard soccer fans gathered at the River Garden Marketplace in Brattleboro to watch the United States vs. Iran World Cup Soccer match on Tue…

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Die-hard soccer fans gathered at the River Garden Marketplace in Brattleboro to watch the Un…

WESTMINSTER — The Westmoreland Town Band will hold a Christmas Concert on Sunday, Dec. 4, from 4 to 5 p.m. at the The First Congregational Chu…

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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…

MONTPELIER — To relieve some of the pressure on Vermont hospitals caused by a combination of factors, including COVID-19, the state is opening 80 beds at long-term care and rehabilitation facilities, said Agency of Human Services Secretary Mike Smith.

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Rhode Island has become the latest state to allow recreational marijuana sales. Customers started lining up to buy recreational marijuana in the state early Thursday morning, a little more than six months after Gov. Dan McKee signed legislation permitting such sales to people 21 and older. Five stores are currently allowed to sell recreational cannabis products, but the state could eventually have dozens more. They are in Central Falls, Providence, Pawtucket, Portsmouth and Warwick. All five stores had already been selling medical marijuana. The co-owner of Mother Earth Wellness in Pawtucket said the store opened earlier than normal on Thursday and business has been brisk.

The College Football Playoff says it will expand to a 12-team event starting in 2024. The announcement comes a day after the Rose Bowl agreed to amend its contract for the 2024 and 2025 seasons. That was the last hurdle CFP officials needed cleared to triple the size of what is now a four-team format. The expansion is expected to produce about $450 million in additional gross revenue for the conferences and schools that participate. The plan to expand the playoff was unveiled publicly in June 2021 and it took 18 months of haggling and delays to finally complete the process.

People in Hawaii are asking if anything can be done to stop or divert the flow of lava as molten rock from Mauna Loa volcano inches toward a highway on the Big Island. It's an issue that comes up every time lava approaches infrastructure or towns. And over the decades, people have tried rock wall berms and other barriers to divert lava flows. The Army once even dropped bombs on Mauna Loa. Whether it can be done successfully depends on force of the lava flow and the terrain. But many in Hawaii also question the wisdom of interfering with nature and Pele, the Hawaiian deity of volcanoes and fire.

Footage of an upcoming documentary about Harry and Meghan shows the couple is once again prepared to address their rift with the royal family directly and in their own words. Netflix released roughly a minute of footage of “Harry & Meghan” as their relatives, the Prince and Princess of Wales, embark on a U.S. trip. The footage includes photos and brief interview snippets of Harry and Meghan, with one portion showing a picture of Meghan crying transitioning with a glass-breaking sound effect as an image of William and Kate appears. Netflix has not announced a release date for the six-part series.

Multiple injuries have been reported after a school bus crashed into a house in Rockland County in suburban New York. Police say the crash happened just before 9 a.m. Thursday in the village of New Hempstead. Photos posted on social media show a yellow school bus against a building alongside an overturned car. News reports say several children and the bus driver were taken to hospitals for treatment. Police have released no details on the severity of their injuries.

The College Football Playoff says it will expand to a 12-team event starting in 2024. The announcement comes a day after the Rose Bowl agreed to amend its contract for the 2024 and 2025 seasons. That was the last hurdle CFP officials needed cleared to triple the size of what is now a four-team format. The expansion is expected to produce about $450 million in additional gross revenue for the conferences and schools that participate. The plan to expand the playoff was unveiled publicly in June 2021 and it took 18 months of haggling and delays to finally complete the process.

People in Hawaii are asking if anything can be done to stop or divert the flow of lava as molten rock from Mauna Loa volcano inches toward a highway on the Big Island. It's an issue that comes up every time lava approaches infrastructure or towns. And over the decades, people have tried rock wall berms and other barriers to divert lava flows. The Army once even dropped bombs on Mauna Loa. Whether it can be done successfully depends on force of the lava flow and the terrain. But many in Hawaii also question the wisdom of interfering with nature and Pele, the Hawaiian deity of volcanoes and fire.

Footage of an upcoming documentary about Harry and Meghan shows the couple is once again prepared to address their rift with the royal family directly and in their own words. Netflix released roughly a minute of footage of “Harry & Meghan” as their relatives, the Prince and Princess of Wales, embark on a U.S. trip. The footage includes photos and brief interview snippets of Harry and Meghan, with one portion showing a picture of Meghan crying transitioning with a glass-breaking sound effect as an image of William and Kate appears. Netflix has not announced a release date for the six-part series.

Multiple injuries have been reported after a school bus crashed into a house in Rockland County in suburban New York. Police say the crash happened just before 9 a.m. Thursday in the village of New Hempstead. Photos posted on social media show a yellow school bus against a building alongside an overturned car. News reports say several children and the bus driver were taken to hospitals for treatment. Police have released no details on the severity of their injuries.

It’s December and pretty much every network and streaming service seemingly has a show aimed at spreading holiday cheer. For those looking to skip re-runs of Christmases past, there’s a bounty of fresh shows and specials targeted to traditionalists, romantics and family friendly entertainment.

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.

Imagine being a college student who’s trying to get ahead but faces obstacles at every turn. Maybe it was a late phone bill, an unexpected closure of a child care center, or a failed vehicle inspection that prompted skipping class because there weren’t enough dollars for essentials. Would yo…

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