Construction start nearing for Aeolus Spa

05/06/2016 07:45 AM 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
05/06/2016 07:46 AM 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

REGIONAL NEWS
Skateboarder struck by car, gets stuck underneath vehicle

LYNDONVILLE, VT. >> Police say a skateboarder is in critical condition after being struck by a car in Lyndonville, Vermont. Police say 25-year-old Brandon Villeneuve of Lyndonville became stuck underneath the car early Friday. He had been traveling south on High Street when he was struck by the northbound car. Full Story
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Trump says he was surprised by Paul Ryan's rebuff

WASHINGTON >> Donald Trump said Friday he was surprised by House Speaker Paul Ryan's rebuff of him as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. "He talks about unity but what is this about unity?" he said in a nationally broadcast interview. Ryan's declaration that he wasn't yet ready to embrace Trump sent shockwaves through the very Republican establishment that the New York Full Story
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Nation and World Religion News in Brief

Church shooting suspect's friend to plead COLUMBIA, S.C. >> A friend of the white man accused of fatally shooting nine black church members in South Carolina last year is set to plead guilty to two federal charges, according to an agreement signed by federal prosecutors and filed online Monday. Full Story

 
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Today's Calendar

05/05/2016 09:07 PM EDT
Please submit calendar items to news@benningtonbanner.com at least seven days in advance of the event. We accept listings from non-profits and for events with free admission. Today, May 6 BENNINGTON Meetings at Turning Point Center: All Recovery meeting, 4 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous, 5:30 p.m. Dual recovery, for those who experience both chemical dependency and an emotional or psychiatric illness, 
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Maple Leaf Realty names Lilli West top producer for the year
05/05/2016 04:55 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> Maple Leaf Realty announced today that it has named agent Lilli West their top producer for 2015. Since joining Maple Leaf Realty in 2010 and implementing Brian Buffini's "100 Days to Greatness" program, Lilli's business has skyrocketed. In 2015, Lilli sold $7 million worth of property in Vermont and nearby New York State, an incredible accomplishment in today's challenging Full Story

Sheila McCutcheon joins TD Bank at Manchester Center location
05/05/2016 04:55 PM EDT - MANCHESTER >> TD Bank, America's Most Convenient BankĀ®, has named Sheila McCutcheon as assistant vice president, store manager of the location at 58 Bonnet St. in Manchester Center. She is responsible for new business development, consumer and business lending, managing personnel and overseeing the day-to-day operations at the store serving customers across the region. Full Story

Karen Lemnah joins Bank of Bennington as vice president of residential loan operations
05/05/2016 04:54 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> The Bank of Bennington recently announced that Karen Lemnah has joined the bank as vice president of residential loan operations. Lemnah joins The Bank of Bennington after five years with Heritage Family Federal Credit Union. Lemnah has over 30 years of banking experience including mortgage loan operations, quality control, loan compliance and secondary market. Full Story

Stephanie Dunn promoted to accounting supervisor at the Bank of Bennington
05/05/2016 04:54 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> The Bank of Bennington is pleased to announce the promotion of Stephanie Dunn to accounting department supervisor. Jim Brown, president of The Bank of Bennington said, "Stephanie has been a long-time contributor to the bank and is very experienced with bank's systems and processes. Full Story

Today's Calendar
05/04/2016 10:05 PM EDT - Please submit calendar items to news@benningtonbanner.com at least seven days in advance of the event. We accept listings from non-profits and for events with free admission. Today, May 5 ARLINGTON Applications due: The Arlington Public Health Nursing Service is accepting applications for several scholarships. Full Story

Public invited to Senior Concert Week at Bennington College
05/04/2016 05:30 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> Music at Bennington College proudly encourages the greater Bennington community to join us in a free, week-long festival of culminating student work, May 9 through May 15. "The senior concerts are an eclectic, genre-bashing, fun series of events taking place everywhere from the historic Carriage Barn to the resonant Lens to the old creaky Jennings mansion where Music lives," Full Story

(Adam Berry)
Are car keys a thing of the past?

The furor over General Motors' deadly ignition switch has the potential to doom the car key, a technology drivers have been using for 65 years. Full Story
(Chris Pizzello)
Famous bidders lining up to buy Clippers

Billionaires, entertainers and athletes alike announced their intentions to pursue the Los Angeles Clippers with varying degrees of seriousness Wednesday, proving the longtime losers will be quite a prize if the NBA is able to wrest control of the team away from Donald Sterling after his lifetime ban for racist remarks. Full Story
(Chris Pizzello)
Louis CK is back and grumpier than ever

Louie, who (like Louis) is a New York comic and a divorced father of two daughters, knows struggle and angst and cloudy wonderment. He views life through eyes with a stricken look, dwelling in a state of comfortable dread. Full Story