(This story is by Edward Damon of the Bennington Banner, in which it first appeared July 21, 2017.) BENNINGTON — State officials will update residents this week on plans to extend town water service to properties affected by PFOA contamination, legal negotiations with Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, and the ongoing investigation into a former ChemFab Corp. […]
She plays a part in the debate over author Dorothy Canfield Fisher’s legacy. “She was taken care of, she was assisted, but she was not accepted,” one local resident says of Palmer.
After dueling presentations about Dorothy Canfield Fisher and the eugenics movement, board Chair Bruce Post tried to temper the heated debate. The board eventually decided it needs more information.
(This story first appeared in the Bennington Banner on July 12, 2017.) Greg Sukiennik is now the managing editor of New England Newspaper Inc.’s Vermont newspapers, the Bennington Banner, Brattleboro Reformer and Manchester Journal. Sukiennik, 47, has been editor of the Manchester Journal since October. He began work in the new position on July 3. […]
An Essex educator and artist has led the fight for the removal of Dorothy Canfield Fisher’s name from Vermont’s premier children’s book award.
A three-count federal indictment alleges the couple submitted fraudulent mortgage loan and refinancing applications to five financial institutions between 2013 and 2015, totaling $1.06 million.
Culture Trip describes Dorset as “the perfect place for a relaxing vacation.”
The grant money will fund a project to equip science classes in chemistry, geology and environmental studies to produce independent data on PFOA contamination.
(This story by Greg Sukiennik was published in the Bennington Banner on June 2, 2017.) DORSET — Gov. Phil Scott stopped in Dorset on Friday morning to attend a meet-and-greet organized by state Rep. Linda Joy Sullivan, D-Dorset. The governor, who later visited Bennington to sign legislation addressing PFOA contamination of water supplies, chatted with […]
(This story by Derek Carson was published in the Bennington Banner on June 6, 2017.) BENNINGTON — With the current contract’s expiration date looming, teachers and board representatives from the Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union remain in negotiation about salary and benefit details. Mount Anthony Union High School teacher Michael Molloy, who has been the mouthpiece […]
The Public Service Board has reopened a discovery hearing for a permit application for Apple Hill Solar, a 2 megawatt solar project Allco Renewable Energy wants to build in Bennington.
(This story by Derek Carson was published in the Bennington Banner on May 31, 2017.) BENNINGTON — The Vermont Chamber of Commerce has declared Bennington’s Wings and Winter Homebrew Festival as one of the top 10 winter events in the state according to the Bennington Area Chamber. The event was held for the first time […]
A new public art piece painted in a downtown intersection aims to celebrate the town’s cultural history and give residents and visitors a unique sight to enjoy.
(This story by Ed Damon was published in the Bennington Banner on May 16, 2017.) ENNINGTON — The developer behind a proposed solar facility that had a state permit and a series of motions denied by state utility regulators is appealing those decisions to the Vermont Supreme Court. The 2.0 megawatt Chelsea Solar project is […]