Saturday, July 7
Posh Pups Parade in Manchester
MANCHESTER -- Dogs and their owners will don their finest fashions and compete for prizes at the Posh Pups Summer Parade presented by Manchester Designer Outlets, beginning at 4 p.m. at the corner of Routes 7A and 11/30.
Contestants are required to pay a $10 parade participation fee with all proceeds donated to the Manchester Food Cupboard, http://communityfoodcupboard.org, a non-profit organization providing food to those in need. For more information and to register in advance visit http://www.manchesterdesigneroutlets.com, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Event day registration is available at 3:15 p.m. Benefit bike ride
BENNINGTON -- A benefit bicyle ride for Amy Squires begins with registration today at 8 a.m. at the Home Depot. The fee is $20 per bike, $5 per rider. There will be music, food, prizes and lots more after the ride.
Sunday, July 8
New Bingo hours
BENNINGTON -- American Legion Post 13, 225 Northside Drive, will host bingo. Doors open at 5 p.m. and bingo starts at 6:30 p.m. No one under 14 will be admitted.
Town project list
BENNINGTON -- The Town of Bennington project list for the week of July 9 to 13 follows.
Monday through Thursday, crews will be repairing sewer manholes in the Crescent Boulevard and Pine Circle areas in preparation for upcoming highway work. We will attempt to maintain one-way traffic but this work may necessitate a road closure between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Monday and Tuesday, crews will be replacing a lead waterline at 134 Main St. One lane traffic will be required to perform this work and traffic control will be provided.
Wednesday and Thursday, crews will be making water line repairs on Union Street between Silver and Valentine Streets. One-lane traffic will be accommodated Wednesday. On Thursday, the road may be closed.
Wednesday a private contractor will be making water/sewer repairs on Robinson Avenue. Road closure will be necessary.
Crews will be painting stop bars, crosswalks, and parking stalls throughout the week. Please use caution when driving in these areas; the road may be coned to one-lane traffic without traffic control. Burgess Road will be closed throughout the week due to culvert replacement, from Barney Road to Burgess Brothers office location. Please use Gore Road as a detour. Please use caution, men and equipment will be in the road. All work will be dependent on weather conditions.
Attempted strong-arm robbery on School Street
BENNINGTON -- An elderly woman walking on School Street was the victim of an attempted "strong-arm robbery" Thursday, according to police.
The woman was walking near Bennington Elementary School sometime between 3 and 4 p.m. when she was approached by an older black man who demanded money and tried to snatch her purse, police said.
The woman told police that she thought several people who were leaving a nearby house scared off the assailant. Police ask anyone with information to contact the Bennington Police Department.