Icy Palmer: A Manchester legend brought to life

She plays a part in the debate over author Dorothy Canfield Fisher’s legacy. “She was taken care of, she was assisted, but she was not accepted,” one local resident says of Palmer.

Rutland Regional Medical Center to offer free audiology series

News Release — Rutland Regional Medical Center June 30, 2017 Media Contact: Peg Bolgioni 802.772.2843 [email protected] Rutland Regional Medical Center to offer Free Audiology Series in Manchester Rutland, VT: Hearing is an easy thing to take for granted. Occasionally we might miss a few words, but in general we move around effortlessly in everyday life, […]

Grisham tour of ‘great bookstores’ comes to Manchester

“You know, we will always have print books, because we all love them,” Grisham said. “And we are always going to have bookstores, because a lot of people enjoy the experience of going to a bookstore.”

Then Again: A case of who done … what?

In 1800s Vermont, a case of family jealously and alleged murder takes a surprise turn.

Opponents of assisted living project drop court fight over permit

“We were stunned. I thought we were in this for the long haul,” Mary Norman, one of the partners planning the facility, said of the appeal. They hope to open by Aug. 1.

Opponents argue town erred in allowing assisted living facility

The appeal raises a number of procedural questions. One of the principals behind the project says it’s an attempt by a competitor to interfere.

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 […]

Permit for assisted living facility in Manchester appealed

An investor in the facility called the filing an attempt to stall the project. Residents earlier argued the change-of-use permit should have undergone a full review.

Business Owners and SVAC to Promote the Arts

News Release — Southern Vermont Arts Center April 24, 2017 Contact: [email protected] 802-362-7284 Mountain Media 802-362-7284 Southern Vermont Arts Center Provides Pop-Up Gallery Space MANCHESTER, VT: This summer, the Southern Vermont Arts Center will offer off-site exhibition space throughout the town of Manchester. The initiative dubbed ART Manchester will connect Vermont artists with visitors and residents […]

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 […]

Developer of Manchester hotel faces fraud charges in Florida

The indictment does not suggest any links to development of the local hotel. The scheme allegedly involved fooling a lender into thinking there were buyers for condos being built in Florida.

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.

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.