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    Habitat for Humanity begins project on North Branch Street

    10/09/2015 06:08 PM EDT
    BENNINGTON >> The Bennington Area Habitat for Humanity on Friday began work on a project that will see at least three units of affordable housing erected on North Branch Street. The one acre lot, at 296 North Branch Street, had been vacant for at least two years, according to neighbors. Habitat for Humanity acquired the property after it was placed in foreclosure. 
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    Williams College sets fundraising goal of $650 million by 2019
    10/09/2015 11:47 AM EDT - WILLIAMSTOWN >> Williams College has raised the bar on its fundraising efforts, announcing this week that it hopes to raise to $650 million by June 30, 2019. The college, which has quietly raised $374 million toward that goal since 2012, on Saturday kicked off the public portion of its campaign. Full Story

    School Street structure fire displaces 3
    10/09/2015 09:58 AM EDT - BENNINGTON — Firefighters responded to a structure fire on School Street early Thursday that displaced three individuals. According to Bennington Village Fire Department chief Jeff Vickers, trucks from the Village Department, and one from the Rural Fire Department responded to a call at about 3:30 a.m. Full Story

    Oktoberfest to bring taste of Germany
    10/08/2015 07:16 AM EDT - BENNINGTON — For the fifth year in a row, the NorShaft Lions Club will bring a taste of Munich to Southern Vermont. The organization's annual Oktoberfest — a local take on the Bavarian celebration of the fall harvest — returns to Colgate Park on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, free for children under 12. Full Story

    Landlord receives $25,000 town loan to improve Pleasant Street apartments
    10/06/2015 06:07 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> A Pleasant Street apartment building will receive $25,000 for improvements as part of a new initiative that aims to combat drug abuse and crime. Landlord Peter Cross, of Cross Apartments, will use the $25,000 low-interest loan from the town to improve the landscape, exterior and interior of the apartment building he owns at 326 Pleasant St. Full Story

    Staff changes at Maple Street School: Bisselle to resign at end of year
    10/05/2015 05:55 PM EDT - MANCHESTER >> Maple Street School welcomed five new staff members this school year, and announced that their head of school will not be returning next year. Mary F. "Fran" Bisselle has been the head of school since 2007, when she took over the position from Nancy Holmes Calicchio. The school announced last week that she would be resigning at the end of this year to pursue new opportunities. Full Story

    Bennington County artists welcome visitors for Fall Open Studio Weekend
    10/05/2015 07:48 AM EDT - READSBORO — For husband and wife Mary Angus and K. William LeQuier, the weekend was a chance to celebrate the changing foliage and meet new people. Over just two days, the couple's studio, Readsboro Glassworks, had visitors from New York, Connecticut and even California. They've been living in southern Vermont for 32 years and say now more than ever, visitors and year-round residents are Full Story

    Barn Sale raises record $37,000 for UCS
    10/02/2015 09:25 PM EDT - MANCHESTER >> This year's annual Barn Sale to benefit United Counseling Service, held on Sept. 19 and 20, was a great success, according to event organizers, raising more for the organization than ever before. For the first time this year, the tag sale was held at Riley Rink in Manchester. Last year, it was held at 3 High Fields Lane in Manchester, next to the Southern Vermont Arts Center. Full Story

    Former Peppermills building headed to auction
    10/02/2015 12:44 PM EDT - BENNINGTON — The building that once was home to the former Peppermills restaurant, which closed last year, will head to bankruptcy auction later this month. The building at 716 East Main St. [Route 9] will be auctioned off on Oct. 20, according to the website of Thomas Hirchak Company of Morrisville, the company leading the auction. Full Story

    Southwestern Vermont Medical Center conducts active-shooter drill
    10/01/2015 07:19 AM EDT - BENNINGTON — Emergency responders, college students and nearly 150 employees came together on Wednesday for Southwestern Vermont Medical Center's first active-shooter drill.

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