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    Community meeting on PFOA slated for Wednesday at Bennington College

    Officials will focus on water line extension, talks with Saint-Gobain
    09/27/2016 10:01 PM EDT
    BENNINGTON >> Municipal water line extensions, ongoing talks with the company believed to be responsible for the contamination, and long-term fixes to PFOA contamination will be the focus of a meeting on Wednesday. The community meeting is slated for 6 p.m. at Bennington College's Tishman Lecture Hall. 
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    Windham County sheriff searches home of man found missing at sea
    09/27/2016 07:28 PM EDT - VERNON >> The Windham County Sheriff's Office conducted a search of Nathan Carman's home at the behest of South Kingston, R.I., Police Department. Carman, 22, spent a week at sea in a four-person, inflatable life raft after his 31-foot aluminum fishing boat sank. On Monday, he was rescued by a passing freighter and on Tuesday he arrived in Boston and was being questioned by Coast Guard Full Story

    Redevelopment group extends purchase agreement for Putnam Block
    09/27/2016 05:31 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> The group seeking to redevelop the Putnam Block has extended the due diligence period on an option agreement to purchase the property from the Greenberg Family. The Bennington Redevelopment Group LLC announced plans this summer to buy six buildings at the Four Corners intersection, including the former Putnam Hotel. Full Story

    Mayoral government once again proposed for Bennington
    09/27/2016 05:16 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> It was a deja vu moment all over again in Bennington. At the request of Michael Bethel, a community activist and longtime supporter of installing a mayoral form of government here, the Select Board agreed Monday to discuss the idea again at an upcoming meeting. Bennington has considered a switch from a select board/town manager form of government several times in the recent Full Story

    Man accused of exposing himself at Lake Paran
    09/27/2016 06:47 AM EDT - BENNINGTON — Police say a Bennington man is accused of exposing himself to two women and making lewd comments at a third at Lake Paran in North Bennington. Albert Mott, 76, of Bennington, pleaded not guilty Monday in Vermont Superior Court Criminal Division to two felony counts of lewd and lascivious conduct and one misdemeanor count of stalking. Full Story

    Bennington board considers downtown hotel study
    09/27/2016 06:47 AM EDT - BENNINGTON — The Select Board is considering a study that will determine the economic viability of a hotel in downtown Bennington. Board chairman Tom Jacobs said Monday that the Bennington Redevelopment Group is well underway with a plan for the former Putnam Hotel building on Main Street, often referred to as the Greenberg Block, but that the plan does not at this time include a hotel. Full Story

    Communities to meet at Tuesday Act 46 forum
    09/27/2016 06:47 AM EDT - BENNINGTON — The Town of Bennington and the Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union will host a community forum to discuss Act 46 on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Bennington Fire Department. All are welcome to attend. The forum comes after a tumultuous several months, in which the districts of the SVSU have sought to find fair and equitable solutions for how to come into compliance with the 2015 Full Story

    Vernon man found at sea after eight days missing
    09/27/2016 06:41 AM EDT - BOSTON — The U.S. Coast Guard says one of two Connecticut boaters who had been missing for a week after leaving a Rhode Island marina was found alive, drifting on an inflatable life raft off the coast of Massachusetts. Nathan Carman, 22, and his mother, 54-year-old Linda Carman, of Middletown, disappeared Sept. Full Story

    2016 Walk to End Alzheimer's Disease raises $10,000 for prevention and treatment
    09/26/2016 06:13 AM EDT - BENNINGTON — Roughly 100 participants walked two miles and raised more than $10,000 Sunday to help fight Alzheimer's disease. The Vermont Alzheimer's Association hosted its annual Walk to End Alzheimer's at Willow Park. Mary Thon, Alzheimer's Association development specialist talked about how she lost her mother to the disease at age 67.

    Photo Gallery | 2016 Walk to End Alzheimer's Disease at Willow Park Full Story

    Second Congregational Church turns 180
    09/26/2016 06:16 AM EDT - BENNINGTON — Vintage recipes, photos, newspaper clippings and stories was the center of the Second Congregational Church's 180th birthday celebration on Sunday. The worship service consisted of four "Grasshopper Tales" — five-minute stories similar to ones told on Moth Radio — that shared the history of the church. Full Story

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    Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston split up

    Taylor Swift decides Tom Hiddleston isn’t the one after all and hands him his walking papers.