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Bellows Falls Post 37 might not have officially sewn up a spot in the Vermont State Legion Baseball Tournament, but just about any way you slice it, the Pierce-Lawton Gang is there after sweeping Sunday's doubleheader from Lakes Region, 5-3 and 8-7 in eight innings at St. Peter's Field. The sweep elevated BF's Southern Division record to 10-4 and gave 
CHITTENDEN Voters will decide Tuesday whether to approve an extra $150,000 needed to fix the almost 100-year-old Wildcat Road Bridge, almost a decade after it was first flagged as needing replacement. Voting will be conducted by Australian ballot between 10 a.m.
MOSCOW Sliding across the rain-soaked turf holding the World Cup trophy tight, teenager Kylian Mbappe and the rest of Frances players acted like the youthful bunch they are. Nothing, not a Pussy Riot protest nor a postgame downpour that soaked Russian President Vladimir Putin, was going to stop the party. The 19-year-old Mbappe became only the second teen after 
WESTMINSTER Lakes Region, with its playoff chances on life support, will have one more day to salvage something of this season. When Saturdays scheduled doubleheader at Bellows Falls began, Post 37, with its 7-4 record, had a solid hold on the No. 4 and final Southern Vermont American Legion tourney position.
FAIR HAVEN Former University of Vermont men's basketball coach Tom Brennan and Fair Haven Union High School's all-time leading scorer Todd Roberts were at midcourt Saturday having a conversation at the Mike Roberts Memorial Basketball Clinic at Fair Haven. They likely discussed myriad topics but you can be sure one of them was Brennan's effort to recruit Roberts before 
Mary Moran has joined the board of directors of the J. Warren & Lois McClure Foundation, a supporting organization of the Vermont Community Foundation. Moran has served the Rutland City Public Schools since 1996, first as assistant superintendent and, since March 2000, as superintendent of education.
SOUTH BURLINGTON At its 31st Summer Membership Meeting, held at Sugarbush Resort, the Vermont Business Roundtable elected five new members to the organization: Dan Bennett, CEO of Gifford Health Care; Phelan Fretz, executive director of ECHO Leahy Center; Sarah Morris, fifth generation host at Basin Harbor Resort & Boat Club; Premila Peters, president and CEO of Data Innovations; and 
BERLIN Laura Pierce has joined the board of directors of the Vermont Futures Project. She is senior director of information services at Rutland Regional Medical Center. I first learned about the Vermont Futures Project while attending the Vermont Young Professionals Summit and was immediately impressed by the vision and research-based approach of the organization.
NORTHFIELD Norwich University has appointed John Hart as director of the Sullivan Museum and History Center. Hart has worked in the museum field for 15 years, most recently as museum registrar for the Sullivan Museum, where he organized the collection of over 15,000 objects and undertook one of the first major inventories of the collection in the history of 
CASTLETON Beating breast cancer in Vermont begins with a barbecue, and all are invited. The American Cancer Society is hosting an event at Castleton Universitys Hoff Hall on July 31 to kick off fundraising efforts for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer leading up to the community walking event on Oct. 21.
WESTON Attending Weston Playhouse's West Side Story isn't so much watching it as living it. Leonard Bernstein's brilliant score, and Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim's updating of Romeo and Juliet come to life, and the legendary Jerome Robbins' dance is practically in your lap. At Friday's opening night performance at the historic 300-seat theater, the performance was brilliant, entertaining 
The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources has unveiled a strategic plan that will explore replacing fossil-fuel driven school and transit buses with heavy-duty electric vehicles to improve air quality in Vermont. Funds from the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust will be used to support the plan, which seeks to expand electric vehicle technology and also help Vermonters move to low- and 
LONDON Angelique Kerber was so steady, so patient, so accurate throughout the Wimbledon final. She never really gave Serena Williams much of a chance. Kerber won her first championship at the All England Club and third major overall by playing cleanly as can be and picking her spots for big shots, beating Williams 6-3, 6-3 on Saturday.
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia Belgium and England both leave the World Cup happy to have reached the semifinals. Belgium may be a little happier, though.
WEST RUTLAND A Wallingford man was arrested early Saturday for driving under the influence. Vermont State Police stopped 43-year-old Seth A. Blanchard at about 12:30 a.
An inmate at the Rutland jail was cited after he allegedly assaulted a fellow inmate earlier this week. James F. Revels, 41, of West Rutland, was cited to appear in Rutland criminal court Aug.
BURLINGTON Nurses at Vermonts largest hospital are back on the job after a two-day strike. The strike of 1,800 nurses from the University of Vermont Medical Center ended at 7 a.m.
Retirement Reinvention by Robin Ryan, 2018, Penguin, $16, 284 pages. It was a bittersweet moment, that pass-along. Cleaning out your workspace was no big deal.
CHELSEA Living the dream, especially if the dream is running a small goat farm and making goat milk gelato, takes hard work. Just ask Lisa and Michael Davis, owners of Sweet Doe Dairy, a newly established farm and creamery in Chelsea. Michael Davis, who works more than full-time on the 81-acre hillside farm, says he hasn't had a day 
By Sarah Galbraith Correspondent On the Green River, a tributary to the Lamoille River in Hyde Park, sits a hydroelectric dam waiting for a court decision to determine whether and how it will continue to make power. In addition to providing renewable energy, the water held back by the dam creates Green River Reservoir State Park, a place enjoyed by