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NORTHFIELD — Bob Lowder arrived at the Veterans' Place about a year ago.As a member of the U.S. Navy Construction Battalion, Lowder served in Vietnam in 1967 and 1968. Afterward he came to Vermont, first to become a farmer, then to run a print … more
SHAFTSBURY — The tax rate will be set this week, the new garage is proceeding as planned, and Cole Hall is mold-free after sustaining water damage in July.The Select Board will hold a special meeting this Thursday to approve the town's tax … more
MANCHESTER — The Long Trail School has welcomed an Interim Head of School, Seth Linfield, for the 2017/2018 academic year.This announcement comes approximately two months after former Head of School Steven Dear announced his forthcoming … more
BENNINGTON — Residents of PFOA contamination zones in Bennington and Hoosick Falls and Petersburgh in New York are being asked to complete a survey concerning medical issues that could be linked to exposure to the industrial chemical.The … more
BENNINGTON — Former Mount Anthony Union High School Principal Glenda Cresto will receive her full salary and benefits for the coming school year, per her separation agreement with the school.Cresto and the MAU Board agreed to a mutual … more
The leader of Vermont's trade organization for ski areas will leave his job this winter to run the National Ski Areas Association in Lakewood, Colorado.Parker Riehle, 50, who has been president of the Vermont Ski Areas Association since 2006, said … more
NORTH BENNINGTON — When Vermont regulators learned last year that the former ChemFab factory had polluted hundreds of wells in Bennington with perfluorooctanoic acid, or PFOA, the reaction was swift. Gov. Peter Shumlin assembled a press conference hours after the findings were released, an investigation was launched, and that same day state authorities began delivering bottled drinking water to affected residents. more
SUNDERLAND — A section of Sunderland Hill Road., one of the main throughways for the town of Sunderland, will be closed to through traffic for nine days starting on Sunday, Sept. 10 for railroad maintenance.Only local traffic will be permitted … more
MANCHESTER — Manchester's Riverwalk continues to grow thanks to the dedicated work of community volunteers, who recently welcomed the donation of a historic water turbine from the Manchester Historical Society.The turbine, originally from the … more
By Jim Therrienjtherrien@benningtonbanner.comPOWNAL — Opponents of the Vermont Council on Rural Development-sponsored Empower Pownal initiative have taken their suspicions and concerns about the program to a higher level in submitting a … more
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