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On Monday, a truck hauling several thousand gallons of fuel overturned on Route 7 between Arlington and Manchester. The emergency response was swift with state police, multiple fire departments, and a hazardous materials team all arriving in short … more
On May 4, the community will get the chance to weigh in on the Putnam Block project, which, one way or another, will likely shape the Bennington's fortunes for decades to come. We hope it's an opportunity the public doesn't miss.The meeting will be … more
We reported last week that the Radio Shack in Bennington is closing. The employees there weren't allowed to comment on the matter, but the large "store closing" signs hung out front made the gist of the local situation pretty clear. more
The American Health Care Act — President Donald J. Trump's and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan's rapidly advanced bid to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, best known as "Obamacare" — has been pronounced dead.According to the New … more
The wrangle between supporters of private schools in Vermont and the State Board of Education, which proposes revised rules for those that accept public tuition money, continues to play out like a lingering Cold War.Another flash-point in this long, … more
If you want to know what someone really thinks of you, wait until they don't need you anymore. If that's true, then U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders may not like the Vermont media all that much. A recent piece published in Seven Days, written by John … more
A lawsuit filed recently against the Vermont civil courts highlights a problem that's been going on for years, one that's led to civil court cases going unreported in the media for long periods of time, or not reported at all.Courthouse News … more
After a hard reminder early in the week that winter is still very much a thing, a beer and hotwings festival is just what we needed. The Southern Vermont Wings and Winter Homebrew Festival, held Saturday at the Masonic Hall in Bennington, was filled … more
Sunshine Week, March 12-18, is a national annual celebration of the public's right to know what their government, at local, state, and federal levels, is doing. Now in its 12th year, Sunshine Week champions the conviction that open access to … more
The town will likely be paying the Bennington County Industrial Corp. $25,000 for a one-year contract to provide economic development services. The pitch was made at Monday's Select Board meeting, and while the board has a policy of waiting until … more
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