New phase of PCB contamination monitoring around Bennington Superfund site

New testing and monitoring will determine whether there has been further migration of the toxic chemical in water and soils.

State to brief public on PFOA test results and implications

The Jan. 26 meeting in Bennington will include information on how people were exposed to the contaminant and whether any links to health problems have been found.

Bennington mulls a TIF district

Bennington is considering joining other communities to lobby the Legislature this session to lift the cap on the Tax Increment Financing program.

Tests zeroing in on areas of PFOA contamination

The EPA is set to do more sampling in Pownal, while recent results from North Pownal show a pattern of contamination at sites linked to a former tannery.

Year in Review: Bennington businesses, government and schools saw changes in 2016

PFOA contamination of local water supplies was the biggest story of the year.

Bennington Guard armory being cleaned of lead contamination

The work should ease some concerns on the part of the town as it continues to consider acquiring the facility.

VTrans plans Bennington session on planned major project at Morse airport

A $5 million runway reconstruction effort is expected to begin in 2018.

Northshire study group readies campaign for proposed merged school district

The next phase is a town meeting vote in March on the plan.

Specialists help Bennington College prepare potentially explosive material for disposal

The substance involved was Dipicrylamine, which is described as a yellow dye in powder form.

Woman who caused Amber Alert wins appeal on bail issue

The Vermont Supreme Court’s decision hinged on statutory changes enacted in 2010 to reduce the number of inmates by making more people eligible for bail or other conditions of release.

Bennington covered bridge won’t lose spot on National Register

The state historic preservation officer said another official’s notice of a vote on delisting the bridge was sent prematurely. She has since determined the bridge still qualifies as historic after a major restoration.

Crowd hammers education board over private school rules

State officials and education leaders said Tuesday that discussions will continue on revisions to allay concerns about what the rules would actually do.

Arlington company fined for hauling sewage without a permit

Aaron Septic and Drain has now renewed its permit and agreed to pay a $15,000 fine, but the town of Brattleboro says the company still owes it money.

Bennington covered bridge may lose historic designation

On the grounds that the Paper Mill Village bridge was reconstructed as a replica and contains little of its original materials, a state official is recommending it be removed from the National Register of Historic Places. Bennington officials are protesting.