Bennington’s Community Policing Advisory Review Board has set up an internal committee for community outreach, knowing that some residents have reported unfavorable experiences with town police.
During the first eight months of this year, 151 Vermonters died from an opioid overdose. The figure represents 14 more deaths than in the same period in 2021, a year that set a new record for opioid deaths in Vermont.
Plaintiff attorneys said payments will be going out to about 1,500 more property owners in Bennington and Shaftsbury. They said the process has been disrupted by fraudulent claims and the role of an out-of-state company that unnecessarily offered to help beneficiaries for a fee.
The portfolio of the new owner, Chinburg Properties, includes multiple former mills that have been redeveloped into residential and commercial spaces.
The finding came after two psychologists evaluated Darren Pronto, 34, who is accused of killing Emily Hamman, 26, during broad daylight in downtown Bennington.
From January to July 2022, xylazine was involved in 38 of 126 opioid overdose deaths among state residents, according to the Vermont Department of Health. That is more than double the rate for the same period last year, and reflects a steady rise since 2020.
Town officials have voted to commit $2 million in federal coronavirus aid to converting the former school to offices, recreation space and housing.
Michael Louise, 79, pleaded not guilty Friday to the stabbing deaths of his wife’s parents at their home in Danby three decades ago.
The suspect, identified as Elliot Russell, 46, is accused of killing another man on Wednesday night.
Jason Simpson, 26, of Massachusetts, is accused of planning the kidnapping of a Bennington woman in September to ensure her boyfriend paid $1,500 in drug money that Simpson was trying to collect.