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    Vermont police step up patrols for Memorial Day holiday

    Increased patrols, checkpoints, focus on seat belts
    05/28/2016 05:09 PM EDT
    BENNINGTON >> Police will be setting up checkpoints and increasing traffic patrols to coincide with Memorial Day weekend. The Bennington Police Department announced Thursday at that starting the week of May 30 it would be conducting a "safety checkpoint" somewhere in town. "An aggressive effort will be made to identify impaired drivers and safety violations on our highways," police said 
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    More new businesses on the way in Bennington
    05/27/2016 09:11 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> Multiple new businesses have opened in recent months and more are on the way. It signals good news, economic development leaders say, after several years of a difficult national economic climate. "Overall, the business vibe in Bennington has been improving, and I think the opening or expanding of businesses in town is evidence of that," Economic and Community Development Full Story

    Grace Christian students raise $10,000 for school
    05/27/2016 09:10 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> Grace Christian School in Bennington recently completed a Race for Education fundraiser to raise $10,000 for the new playground and athletics fields. Students from all grade levels were sponsored to run or walk for an hour on Friday. The middle and high school level students went first, said principal Shawn Smith, followed by the elementary school students. Full Story

    Benmont Ave bridge to close two weeks in June
    05/27/2016 09:09 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> The Benmont Avenue bridge will be closed for about two weeks in June, a move the contractor says is necessary while concrete hardens and strengthens. Crews are tentatively scheduled to close the bridge to all through traffic on Monday, June 13 at 7 a.m., according to Natalie Boyle, project outreach coordinator for Greenman-Pedersen Inc. Full Story

    Mount Snow EB-5 business plan approved
    05/27/2016 07:03 AM EDT - WEST DOVER — Mount Snow is one step closer to getting funds to complete construction on a snowmaking pond near its ski resort and build a new lodge. "We are almost there!" Mount Snow General Manager Kelly Pawlak said Tuesday. "We're excited to have approval of our EB-5 business plan and we look forward to the approval of our first EB-5 investor. Full Story

    Battle Creek solar project to be scaled back
    05/27/2016 07:02 AM EDT - BENNINGTON — The developer looking to build a controversial solar facility behind Home Depot intends to file for a scaled-back proposal. A 4.99-megawatt solar array would be placed on 41 acres of industrial zoned land, according to Brad Wilson of Ecos Energy, and no panels would be placed on land zoned rural residential. Full Story

    Experienced consultant to host nonprofit help workshop
    05/27/2016 07:02 AM EDT - NORTH BENNINGTON —; For a non-profit organization trying to do good, it can be hard raising money, recruiting volunteers, and organizing finances. Next week, consultant Andy Robinson will be hosting a workshop to show nonprofits how to leap those hurdles. At Left Bank on June 3, Robinson will host a full-day workshop with interactive activities and a 25-page handout to help organizations Full Story

    County resident victim of IRS scam
    05/27/2016 07:01 AM EDT - BENNINGTON — If the phone rings and a voice on the other end says they're from the Internal Revenue Service, hang up immediately. Folks from across the state are receiving unsolicited calls to their cell and home phones. The caller claims to be from the IRS, demands money, and makes threats if people decline to give personal information or send money. Full Story

    Volunteers make annual Mayfest possible
    05/27/2016 07:01 AM EDT - BENNINGTON — Every spring, Mayfest comes to Bennington, and goes off without a hitch thanks to the tireless, and often thankless, work of dozens of volunteers. One of those volunteers is NancyJean Steffen, who has been helping out with the event for about 25 years. Last week, she was at the Better Bennington Corporation, helping BBC employee Diane Perry nail down the final details for the Full Story

    SVSU board approves three tech-related expenses
    05/27/2016 07:00 AM EDT - BENNINGTON — The Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union board approved a number of expenses on Wednesday related to technology improvements within the schools. As part of a project to upgrade the wireless internet across the SVSU, a request for proposals was prepared in March, said SU technology director Frank Barnes. Full Story