Saint-Gobain agrees to fund work for PFOA-affected homeowners

The plastics company has agreed to reimburse the state for approximately $800,000 in design work to extend water lines to affected homeowners.

Former church finds afterlife as craftsman’s workshop, home

James Gardiner just moved his business from Pennsylvania after considering many areas, including Asheville, North Carolina, and sites around the Northeast.

Bennington Free Clinic, other service programs to get new digs

The nonprofit’s programs “are very stressed for space” at the First Baptist Church complex on Main Street, says the executive director.

Vermont firm is low bidder for Bennington airport project

BENNINGTON — A Florence contractor is the low bidder for a major runway reconstruction project at William Morse State Airport in Bennington. According to figures provided by the project design firm, Passero Associates of Rochester, N.Y., Markowski Excavating Inc. submitted a low bid of $3.9 million. Other bidders included Casella Construction Inc., of Mendon, which […]

Planning group approves Bennington-Windham joint economic development efforts

Officials are seeking to create a comprehensive two-county strategy to enhance development efforts and the promotion of the entire 44-town southern Vermont region

Dutch Hill Ski Area trail revival part of multi-year Forest Service project

A newly formed group will work with the U.S. Forest Service on reviving trails at the historic Dutch Hill Ski Area site in Readsboro for backcountry and cross-country skiing.

Effort to help towns thrive in climate change will start in Pownal

The program director said the aim is to encourage communities to “embrace the transition to a new economy” through transportation improvements, renewable energy and more.

Donovan and Condos: Special interest money could flood local elections

Since the 2010 Citizens United case, reform efforts have “come down to disclosure and transparency,” Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos said.

UPDATED: Stratton Mountain sold to Aspen in $1.5 billion deal

In an announcement from Intrawest Resorts Holdings Inc., a company official said the deal “creates significant opportunity for Intrawest and delivers tremendous value to our current shareholders.”

Public input sought on campaign finance changes

Secretary of State Jim Condos and Attorney General TJ Donovan have announced a slate of public meetings of the Joint Committee on Campaign Finance Education, Compliance and Reform. The meetings will be Tuesday at the Bennington Firehouse; April 25 at the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum on Main Street; May 9 at Hartford Town Hall in White […]

Two small hydropower sites planned in North Bennington

The projects at existing dams on Lake Paran and Paran Creek are being sponsored by the village and developed with the help of college students and volunteers.

Bennington College to renovate historic Commons building

New access points for the Commons, including a three-story glass-enclosed addition and entrance on the north side, will direct the building toward the newer campus structures.

Assisted living facility proposed at former school site in Manchester

MANCHESTER — A proposed assisted living complex at the site of the former Bromley Brook School campus on Routes 11/30 is moving through the permitting process. According to a notice of the Act 250 application for the project, Bromley Manor Ltd. Partnership, based in Tunbridge, and Spirit Master Funding II LLC, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, […]

VNA & Hospice proposes merger with Manchester Health Services

MANCHESTER — VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region is applying for an emergency state certificate of need to merge with the financially ailing Manchester Health Services Inc. and expand its coverage area into Manchester, Arlington, Sandgate and Sunderland. According to a letter to the Green Mountain Care Board from VNA’s CEO Ronald Cioffi, the […]