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    Forum explores creating a beer and spirits destination

    07/23/2014 10:01 PM EDT
    BENNINGTON -- The Town of Bennington hosted its first "Beer and Spirits Forum" at Colgate Park on Wednesday evening, with guest speakers representing brewers, hop farmers, and government entities. Organized by Peter Odierna, executive director of the Bennington County Industrial Corporation, and Michael Harrington, Bennington's economic and community development director, the forum 
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    Local Navy veteran faces prison time for drone protest
    07/23/2014 09:55 PM EDT - SHAFTSBURY -- An 80-year-old local Navy veteran is facing a potential year in prison if convicted of charges stemming from his involvement in an anti-drone protest at a New York Air Force base in April. Andrew Schoerke, of Shaftsbury, is a retired U.S. Navy captain and a member of Veterans for Peace Will Miller Green Mountain Chapter. Full Story

    Realtors see company growth over transitioning housing market
    07/23/2014 10:04 PM EDT - BENNINGTON -- Since opening as a RE/MAX affiliate on Northside Drive in 2008, Maple Leaf Realty has grown to be more than an independent realty office. Indeed, it has a distinct place in the business community. Maple Leaf's owners Troy Richardson and Kathy Sollien and their affiliated Realtors work with property owners to lease and manage properties, and oversee the sales of Full Story

    Live animals will be highlight of children's wildlife program
    07/23/2014 09:57 PM EDT - BENNINGTON -- On Sunday, July 27, One World Conservation Center, on Route 7 in Bennington, will host the program, "Wildlife in Vermont," with Michael Clough of the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum. The program, which starts at 4 p.m., costs $4 for a single person and $8 per family, and is made possible by donations from sponsors Whitman's Feed Store and Wills Insurance. Full Story

    Man accused of sexually assaulting girl
    07/23/2014 09:52 PM EDT - BENNINGTON -- A River Street man is accused of sexually assaulting a young girl over a period of years. Robert L. Gibbons Jr., 53, pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Vermont Superior Court to aggravated sexual assault of a victim under 13, and repeated aggravated sexual assault of a child. The first charge, if convicted, carries a 10-year minimum sentence, while the second carries a minimum Full Story

    Actors bring Shakespeare classic to life at Park-McCullough
    07/23/2014 04:22 PM EDT - NORTH BENNINGTON -- The lawn of the Park-McCullough House was transformed into Shakespearean Verona on Sunday evening, as a sizable crowd witnessed Hubbard Hall's production of "Romeo and Juliet." The play was part of the organization's 20th annual Summer Shakespeare Theater Tour, and was the first production of the classic play in the organization's 37-year history. Full Story

    North Bennington man accused of lying during deposition
    07/22/2014 10:13 PM EDT - BENNINGTON -- A North Bennington man is accused of lying while under oath about what he witnessed another man allegedly do with a woman. Jason Pendlebury, 29, pleaded not guilty Monday in Vermont Superior Court to a felony count of false swearing. If convicted, the charge carries a sentence of no more than 15 years. Full Story

    After trying to flush drugs, man faces charges
    07/22/2014 10:11 PM EDT - BENNINGTON -- A man arrested in 2013's Operation County Strike is being charged with trying to flush Suboxone strips down a toilet after his probation officer discovered them in his shoe. Casey Gras, 27, of Bennington, pleaded not guilty Monday in Vermont Superior Court to a felony count of obstructing justice, and misdemeanor counts of narcotic possession, and disorderly conduct. Full Story

    Young professionals coordinate networking event with company
    07/22/2014 10:09 PM EDT - MANCHESTER -- The Bennington Young Professionals and other young professionals groups from around the state will be hosting one stop on the "Road Pitch" motorcycle tour by the capital investment group FreshTracks Capital L.P. of Shelburne. Individuals from the Bennington Young Professionals, the Northshire Young Professionals and the Southern Vermont Young Professionals in Brattleboro Full Story

    Kids have a blast with ‘Toy Hacking' workshop
    07/23/2014 10:01 PM EDT - BENNINGTON -- Hands-on learners found themselves in a technological paradise on Tuesday at the Bennington Free Library, when Jenn Karson showed them the inner workings of electronic childrens' toys, and how they could "hack" them. The program, "Toy Hacking," was put on by Vermont Makers and made possible through funding from the Vermont Community Foundation Innovations and Full Story

    New Jersey sues over Florida pizza shop logo

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Turnpike Authority wants a Florida pizza shop to pay a big toll for using a logo similar to the Garden State Parkway's green and yellow signs. Full Story