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New downtown Bennington taproom could feature outdoor seating

Preliminary design: Board views plans for new downtown taproom
BENNINGTON >> Plans for the former Carmody's building on Main Street are coming together, and owner Mike Madison came before the Select Board on Monday with a proposal for outdoor seating. The new business will be called the 421 Taproom, and Madison hopes it will open next spring. He was joined at the meeting by architect Geoffrey Metcalfe of Keefe and Wesner Architects of North Bennington, Full Story
LOCAL NEWS
Community meeting on PFOA slated for Wednesday at Bennington College

Officials will focus on water line extension, talks with Saint-Gobain
BENNINGTON >> Municipal water line extensions, ongoing talks with the company believed to be responsible for the contamination, and long-term fixes to PFOA contamination will be the focus of a meeting on Wednesday. The community meeting is slated for 6 p.m. at Bennington College's Tishman Lecture Hall. Full Story
SPORTS
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Pinkus leads Bulldogs past Raiders

RUTLAND >> One goal was all the Burr and Burton girls soccer team needed to get their win against Rutland on Tuesday night. Grace Pinkus scored the game's only goal off a corner kick by teammate Sky Woodard in the second half to help BBA grab a 1-0 win over the Raiders. With the win, the Bulldogs improve to 7-1 on the season. Full Story
ENTERTAINMENT
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Irish music duo to perform for Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Meetinghouse Cafe series

Boston-based couple brings old stories to life with warm presence
BENNINGTON — Since 1991, Matt and Shannon Heaton have visited four continents and a variety of venues to deliver and authentic Irish music performance. On Sept. 23 they'll return to Vermont for a more intimate show at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. The duo met at a gig and Shannon Heaton needed a guitar player for a wedding, which was the start of a life long music career. Full Story
REGION
Replica of landmark steeple installed at Burlington church

BURLINGTON, VT. >> A recognizable landmark has returned to Burlington's skyline following a nearly three-year absence. Monday was all a construction crew needed to replace the College Street Congregational Church steeple, a $2 million project that had been in the works since an arsonist's blaze damaged the structure in October 2013. Full Story