Bennington top in state in tick-borne illness

Infectious disease experts note ticks can cause not only Lyme disease but other serious diseases such as anaplasmosis and babesiosis.

VOSHA investigating crane operator’s death at wind project

Information about VOSHA’s investigation won’t be released until it’s concluded. The worker was electrocuted when the crane he was operating touched power lines, according to police.

Bennington Chamber seeks AG’s help to end Google mixup

Many locations incorrectly display as being in Woodford, which shares a ZIP code. “We can’t be the only town in rural America that is dealing with this,” said a chamber official.

1 dead in accident at Deerfield Wind site

A worker died after the crane he was operating came into contact with high tension power lines at the wind project site in Searsburg.

Bennington’s UCS Head Start awarded $1.2 million federal grant

Funds will support comprehensive child care to 48 low-income infants, toddlers and their families to prepare the children for transition into Head Start and preschool.

Bank of Bennington will celebrate 100th anniversary

It’s the only bank that is still headquartered in Bennington and it has not consolidated or merged with other financial institutions.

Teacher at Bennington private school denies assaulting, using slur at student

This article by Ed Damon was published in the Bennington Banner on March 7, 2017. ENNINGTON — A teacher at a local independent school has pleaded not guilty to accusations that he assaulted and was cruel to a student during an alleged incident that prosecutors are treating as a hate crime. The incidents are alleged […]

Man arrested in stabbing death of elderly Arlington woman

31-year old Timothy Butler, of Sunderland, is scheduled to be arraigned at Bennington County Superior Court Criminal Division on Thursday on charges of first degree murder and burglary.

Town Meeting Day: Bennington County redux

Find everything you need to know about the issues in one handy guide.

Postponed PFOA settlement meeting draws ire from Hoosick Falls residents

Residents expressed outrage over the last-minute postponement, shouting at officials from the floor and demanding the opportunity for public comment. The meeting was adjourned only a few minutes after it began.

Montford Point marine honored in Montpelier

Boone was a member of one of the first groups of black Marines to receive training at Camp LeJeune.

Bennington man seeks to vacate sexual assault convictions

BENNINGTON — A local man sentenced to a lengthy prison term after being convicted of two counts of aggravated sexual assault on a 12-year-old girl is seeking to have his conviction and sentence vacated in a suit brought in Superior Court Civil Division. Rusty Brooks is contending in a petition for post-conviction relief that there […]

Police: Nine arrested in Bennington area for allegedly selling heroin

The arrests were made after several months of investigation, according to Vermont State Police, and all nine face at least one felony charge of selling heroin.

Arlington church will host Q & A with police in wake of homicide

Police will be available to give advice, but will not be taking questions about the ongoing homicide investigation.