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.

Panelists give Northshire voters little hope of escaping Act 46

As residents weigh a district consolidation, legislators are telling them not to expect changes in the law that would eliminate the pressure to merge.

Northshire mirrors a modest statewide rebound in real estate

Smaller, less expensive homes are in demand in the area. Meanwhile, the high end residential market remains stagnant.

Bob Stannard: Vote in support of your library

It was clear from the start that we would all benefit from this remarkable facility and that it would be our responsibility to keep it up.

Area Guide To Manchester And The Mountains Is Now Manchester Life

News Release — Mountain Media LLC Jan. 26, 2017 Contact: Kim Jones Mountain Media 802-362-7200 [email protected] 
Local Visitor Information Publication Transforms 

 MANCHESTER, VT: Manchester’s Mountain Media announces the production of a new publication to showcase the beauty, lifestyle, and community of the Manchester area. Manchester Life is slated to feature the vibrant breadth of […]

Bennington chamber looks to extend reach countywide

It plans to recruit new members in the Northshire towns and eventually add a staff presence in the Manchester area, which lost its local Chamber of Commerce in March.