• Hoosick Falls-based McDonald's closes - 09/02/2015 09:16 PM EDT
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    (Chris Mays — Bennington Banner)
    Hoosick Falls-based McDonald's closes

    Owner and operator says restaurant was in a low-volume location
    09/02/2015 09:16 PM EDT
    HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. >> McDonald's on Route 22 shut its doors this week. "Our Hoosick Falls restaurant was a low-volume location and ceasing operations was a necessary economic measure I had to make for my organization," said Charlie Coughlin, owner and operator, in a statement. Signs displaying the McDonald's logo were seen lying in front of the building Wednesday afternoon. 
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    Organizers: First 'Craft of Beer' competition was big success
    09/02/2015 09:16 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> One month ago, Bennington businesses and community members teamed up to host the first Craft of Beer Homebrew Competition, which event organizers are now calling a great success. Forty-three homebrewers had the opportunity to showcase their beers, but it was Joe Prandini, with his citra double India pale ale, who received the most votes and took home the top prize. Full Story

    Source to Sea to focus on illegally dumped tires
    09/02/2015 10:56 AM EDT - SAXTONS RIVER >> The Connecticut River Watershed Council's 19th annual Source to Sea Cleanup on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 25 and 26, will focus on cleaning up trash tires along our rivers. The Source to Sea Cleanup is a two-day event coordinated by CRWC in all four states of the 410-plus mile Connecticut River basin. Full Story

    Brattleboro's Twilight Tea Lounge closing after 10 years
    09/02/2015 10:24 AM EDT - BRATTLEBORO >> After more than 10 years of serving a variety of teas, herbals, and vegan baked goods, Anneka Kindler, owner of Brattleboro's Twilight Tea Lounge, is closing up shop. Kindler bought the Tea Lounge in 2004 from the original owners, who started the business on the lower level storefront at 51 Main Street in 2001. Full Story

    New York motorcyclist dies in I-87 crash; Bennington driver taken to hospital
    09/02/2015 09:53 AM EDT - New York State Police say a motorcyclist died from his injuries in a collision with two vehicles Tuesday afternoon on the New York State Thruway. Jason Vanterpool, 37, of Yonkers, N.Y., struck the rear of a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer, continued northbound then struck the rear of a 2016 Subaru, and was then ejected from his motorcycle. Full Story

    Win an inn: Essay contest to establish next Deerfield Valley Inn owner
    09/02/2015 07:17 AM EDT - WEST DOVER — The Deerfield Valley Inn could be all yours. The winner of a new essay contest will become its next owner. "I'm sitting here with queries," said Doreen Cooney, the owner who opened the contest Tuesday. "We decided it would be good because our conventional methods to sell the inn have been unsuccessful. Full Story

    Vermont Yankee hearing over decom costs in the making
    09/02/2015 07:11 AM EDT - BRATTLEBORO — The state of Vermont will get a hearing on how Entergy gets to use decommissioning funds to clean up the site of Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant in Vernon. The Atomic Safety and Licensing Board rejected several claims made by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Entergy that contended Vermont had no standing to request a hearing. Full Story

    Dunkin' Donuts hearing concludes
    09/02/2015 07:01 AM EDT - WILMINGTON — Plans for a downtown Dunkin' Donuts were put through the wringer. "We've taken everything into consideration that was brought up at the last hearing and walk through," said Richard Marcks, representing Sandri Realty. "And we completely redesigned the building." It will now feature a "colonial style" with a solid fence, a porch out front and a sign made of wood rather than Full Story

    Halifax reaches 'milestone' with broadband
    09/02/2015 07:01 AM EDT - HALIFAX — Wireless broadband is here. "While we're wondering once final deployment is made whether there will be little patches or gaps the technology can't reach, we still ought to take time and say we reached a milestone," said Edee Edwards, Select Board and Broadband Committee member. Federal funding for the Vermont Telephone Company project was approved in 2010 but the grant was Full Story

    Manchester man accused of attempted robbery at gunpoint
    09/02/2015 07:02 AM EDT - BENNINGTON — A man who police initially thought was the victim of an assault is now being held without bail for allegedly trying to rob someone at gunpoint. Daniel Richland, 24, of Manchester, pleaded not guilty Monday in Vermont Superior Court to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, attempted robbery with a deadly weapon, and extortion. Full Story