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    Construction start nearing for Aeolus Spa

    05/05/2016 09:03 PM EDT
    MANCHESTER >> After seven years in the planning, the owners of the soon-to-be-built Aeolus Mountain Spa are hoping to break ground on their project sometime this summer, with an eye toward having the 80-room facility open by October or November 2017. In a sense, ground has already been broken in two ways — once for work on a geothermal system which will provide for some of the 
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    Mugits named new Molly Stark principal
    05/05/2016 09:00 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> The Bennington School District Board has unanimously selected Dr. Michael Mugits as the next principal of Molly Stark Elementary School. The term of employment will begin on July 1 of this year. Mugits will replace Donna Mackenzie-King, who announced her retirement from the position earlier this year. Full Story

    Young mother succeeds with community support
    05/05/2016 09:00 PM EDT - BENNINGTON>>Tiffany Gaghich ran into a baby bump as a junior in high school at 17, but now, she appreciates her support system on a day dedicated to being a mother. Gaghich was ready to drop out of school after she couldn't keep up with grades and courses, until she transferred to the opportunity program at Sunrise Family Resource Center. Full Story

    Bennington school district's energy improvement project delayed
    05/05/2016 09:00 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> After getting permission from voters to secure a bond for $4.5 million to improve energy efficiency in Bennington's three elementary schools, the Bennington School District board has hit a snag on the project. In a letter dated April 4, Secretary of Education Rebecca Holcombe wrote to the BSD board, "The record shows that the District has not made use of assistance from Full Story

    Battenkill Valley Health Center awarded $1,000,000
    05/05/2016 09:00 PM EDT - ARLINGTON >> Six health centers in Vermont have been awarded $5,477,210 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, to renovate facilities, expand operations, and serve more patients. Battenkill Valley Health Center in Arlington received $1,000,000, which will be utilized to purchase and renovate the existing building, as well as the neighboring 118-year-old facility that shares Full Story

    Governor Shumlin proclaims May as Youth Appreciation Month
    05/05/2016 07:47 AM EDT - BENNINGTON — Local young folk will have their time to shine at this Saturday's third annual Youth Appreciation Day. Activities start at noon at Willow Park and will include a basketball tournament sponsored by Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, t-shirt tie dying, raffles and live music. The community has all month to express gratitude to youth, thanks in part to local teens. Full Story

    Department of Public Service recommends Chelsea motions be denied
    05/05/2016 07:48 AM EDT - BENNINGTON — The Department of Public Service has denied a number of motions made by a solar developer whose project was turned down for a certificate of public good by the Public Service Board in February. The 2-megawatt solar array proposed for 500 Apple Hill Road is backed by Chelsea Solar LLC, which wants to build it on a parcel east of Route 279, across from the Bennington Welcome Full Story

    SVSU committee to review child abuse policy
    05/05/2016 07:48 AM EDT - BENNINGTON — The Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union (SVSU) is reviewing a child abuse and neglect policy after recent events in Shaftsbury caused aspects of it to come into question. Several Shaftsbury residents recently called for a review of the policy after a Shaftsbury Elementary School student was allegedly touched inappropriately by a parent volunteer during a field trip and the Full Story

    'Lady Lucy' author gives reading at Molly Stark School
    05/05/2016 01:14 PM EDT - BENNINGTON — Former Southern Vermont College President Karen Gross visited the Molly Stark School on Monday to read her new book, "Lady Lucy's Quest," to students.

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    Arlington Health Center gets $1M in federal funding
    05/05/2016 07:52 AM EDT - The Battenkill Valley Health Center, in Arlington, has been awarded $1,000,000 in funding, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders announced on Wednesday. The Department of Health and Human Services awarded $5.5 million to six community health centers in Vermont. The health centers will use this new federal funding to renovate facilities, increase patient capacity and expand primary care services. Full Story