Bank fraud trial is set

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.

Dorset named ‘Most beautiful town in Vermont’

Culture Trip describes Dorset as “the perfect place for a relaxing vacation.”

Bennington College gets $300K grant to study PFOA

The grant money will fund a project to equip science classes in chemistry, geology and environmental studies to produce independent data on PFOA contamination.

Scott touts teacher health plan savings at stop in Dorset

(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 […]

Southwest Vermont SU teachers seek 3.5 percent salary increase

(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 […]

State to take another look at Bennington solar project

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.

Bennington homebrew fest named top winter event

(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 […]

New design graces Bennington’s Four Corners

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.

Solar developer appealing PSB decision on Bennington project to Supreme Court

(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 […]

Bennington fined $15K for failure to maintain wastewater plant

(This story by Derek Carson was published in the Bennington Banner on May 9.) BENNINGTON — The state has fined the Town of Bennington $15,000 for failing to maintain its wastewater treatment plant. The Department of Environmental Conservation announced Monday that the “facility’s disrepair caused foul odors and several releases of partially treated wastewater into […]

Scott chosen as Burr & Burton commencement speaker

(This story by Greg Sukiennik was published in the Bennington Banner on May 9, 2017.) MANCHESTER — Gov. Phil Scott will be the keynote speaker at Burr and Burton Academy’s 184th commencement exercises next month, the school announced Monday. Headmaster Mark Tashjian made the announcement at the school’s regular school-wide Monday morning meeting, according to […]

Bennington Third in National Arts Vibrancy Index

BENNINGTON — Bennington boasts a vibrant community and that local color and character has been recognized for the second time by the National Center for Arts Research, ranking third in a national list of the top arts vibrant small communities. Three lists based on population are collected annually by the Center, with factors including supply, […]

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.