Bennington

Investors see Bennington project as spark for ‘renaissance’

“The downtown is a catalyst for change in the economy as a whole, and the Putnam Block is one of the most visible indications of change in the region,” says one backer.

Developers step up promotion of downtown Bennington project

A presentation to the public and potential business investors is planned in May as the purchase of six buildings for the Putnam Block project moves toward a closing.

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.

Don Keelan: When the Shires come together, all benefit

There are many who reside in this southwestern part of Vermont who do not realize how fortunate they are.

Sanders supports Trump plan to fund VA system

While Sanders has been highly critical of the president’s plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the Veterans Administration care system would get more funding under Trump’s budget.

Bennington election sweep boosts momentum for Act 46 talks

Three candidates who have said they’re open to or support the concept of a regional school district were elected in place of three skeptics or outright opponents.

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 […]

Mass.-based YMCA to provide summer programs in Bennington

The preliminary agreement calls for the YMCA to run summer camps and operate the Recreation Center pool.

Bennington residents say Scott administration is slow to release PFOA updates

House Speaker Mitzi Johnson heard concerns that the Scott administration does not seem as committed as the former Shumlin administration to resolving the problem.

Bennington voters unseat school and select board incumbents

Newcomers take all four seats on the school board and both on the Selectboard that were up for a vote. Voters also approved a $207,459 appropriation for the rescue squad, funding the nonprofit for the first time.

Town Meeting Day: Bennington County redux

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

New toxic chemical regulations would make companies fully liable for harm from contamination

New legislation would require well testing and create a statewide, electronic registry requiring industries to list the harmful chemicals they use.

Town meeting preview: Bennington County

A vote on whether to merge school districts has dominated discussion in nine towns in the Manchester-Dorset area. Meanwhile, Bennington will consider two noteworthy spending requests.