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Organizers: First 'Craft of Beer' competition was big success
09/03/2015 10:22 AM 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
Shap Smith running for governor, visits Bennington to talk solar, marijuana, and economy
09/03/2015 10:25 AM EDT - BENNINGTON — Speaker of the House Shap Smith was in town Wednesday and expressed his thoughts on a local solar project, how to revitalize the downtown economy, and how the legislature will debate marijuana laws. Solar Last year, a company proposed to build solar arrays on 27 acres of land east of Route 7 near the Apple Hill neighborhood. Full Story
Southern Vermont College welcomes new class at convocation
09/02/2015 06:51 AM EDT - BENNINGTON — Members of the Southern Vermont College Class of 2019 were welcomed to campus on Tuesday as part of the college's 2015 convocation ceremony.
Photo Gallery | Convocation at Southern Vermont CollegeFull Story
Three-car crash on Route 7A stops traffic
09/02/2015 07:03 AM EDT - BENNINGTON — A three-car crash shut down part of Route 7A Tuesday afternoon. Bennington Police and the Bennington Rural Fire Department worked to clean up the scene of the accident, which occurred at about 3 p.m. across from the Market Wagon on Harwood Hill Road, about half a mile north of the on-ramp for Route 7. Full Story
Senator Leahy visits Bennington businesses
08/31/2015 09:58 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy visited Bennington on Monday morning, where he spoke with town officials, citizens and local business owners. Leahy, a member of the Democratic party and the senior senator from Vermont, first met with town officials and representatives from Kaman Composites, before embarking on a brief tour of downtown Bennington, led by Bennington's economic and Full Story
Hoosick Falls Central School ready, building needs work
08/31/2015 12:01 PM EDT - HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. >> Possible items for an upcoming capital improvement project were outlined just before school starts. "We're ready for the start of school," said Hoosick Falls Central School Superintendent Ken Facin, noting math and Spanish position vacancies in the district. Math teacher William Clairmont's resignation was accepted during Thursday night's meeting, where Brian Bushner Full Story
Lady Moon soothes nerves and pain; offers dog massages and Reiki for all
08/28/2015 10:11 PM EDT - MARLBORO >> Naturally, Megan Littlehales went into business massaging dogs. "I've been an animal lover all of my life and had animals and worked with animals," said Littlehales, who recently left her office job after 15 years. "It was a fine job. It just wasn't working for me." The idea for Lady Moon Holistic Health came after Littlehales kept thinking about how she could serve the world Full Story
Operator forgets to use e-brake; vehicle winds up in Ashuelot River
08/28/2015 03:50 PM EDT - HINSDALE, N.H. >> An unoccupied vehicle rolled across Main Street and the Millstream Community Center lawn on its way into the Ashuelot River on Aug. 27 after its operator failed to utilize the emergency brake. Hinsdale Police Officer Timothy Richmond said Tyler Ebbighausen, 31, started his 2010 Toyota Corolla, parked at 22 Main Street and facing south toward the river, and went back into Full Story
Star Electric closing after 51 years in Bennington
08/27/2015 04:36 PM EDT - BENNINGTON — After 51 years in business, Star Electric will close at the end of September. "We're starting as of next week to sell whatever we can sell," said Sue Congdon, owner and operator of the business. "Some things we can still bring in, some things we can't, but we'll be trying to get rid of things as much as we can.
Photo Gallery | Star Electric to close after 51 years in business
Vermont Lt. Governor Phil Scott spends a day as a baker at Crazy Russian Girl's Bakery
08/27/2015 06:17 AM EDT - BENNINGTON — Wednesday started early for Vermont Lt. Governor Phil Scott, who had to be to work at 4 a.m. to prepare the bagels. For the past five years, Scott has been working for a day at random Vermont businesses. He's worked with Green Mountain Power crews, at a distillery, as a beekeeper, and as a violin maker.
Photo Gallery | Vermont Lieutenant Governor Phil Scott works in bakery for a dayFull Story
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