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SVC hosts gallery reception of 12 regional artists

Exhibit continues through Dec. 7
11/23/2014 04:17 PM EST
BENNINGTON >> Southern Vermont College hosted a reception at its Burgdorff Art Gallery in the Everett Mansion on Friday, with talks from several of the 12 featured artists exhibiting their work in the gallery. The exhibit will continue to be on display through Sunday, Dec. 7, reflecting on a diverse array of creative expressions influenced by the cultural scene in southern Vermont, eastern 
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Bennington Banner, NENI, make Thanksgiving food donations
11/21/2014 10:02 PM EST - BENNINGTON >> The Bennington Banner and New England Newspapers Inc. picked up several dozen frozen turkeys and boxes of food from Hannaford on Friday, and worked with the Bennington Coalition for the Homeless to distribute them to Bennington County families in need. The Vermont and Massachusetts newspaper conglomerate approaches its annual "Feed Your Mind, Feed a Family" project as an Full Story

Townshend woman pleads not guilty in double homicide
11/20/2014 10:37 PM EST - BRATTLEBORO >> As Robin O'Neill sat in a police cruiser moments after being detained on suspicion of a double murder, she recited prayers; requested red wine and cigarettes; and told herself, "you can go to prison for the rest of your life, 'cause you killed the (expletive)," according to court documents released Thursday. Full Story

Fisher Elementary School in Arlington explores co-teaching
11/19/2014 09:15 PM EST - ARLINGTON >> Three classrooms at Fisher Elementary School are experimenting with implementing an educational model in which a special educator spends an hour a day in the classroom, co-teaching with the regular teacher. Three regular education teachers, fifth grade teacher Jeremy Pratico, third grade teacher Charlie Cummings, and first grade teacher Meghan Knight, and three special Full Story

Catamount Glass to bring retail operation to County Street in Bennington
11/18/2014 09:14 PM EST - BENNINGTON >> Catamount Glassware Inc., is in the process of an expansion and renovation of its County Street factory, that will bring a new retail operation to town this spring. Adam Volpi, vice president of operations at Catamount Glassware, 309 County St., said that the new retail store and 16-handle beer and soda taproom will be finished before March for a soft opening in mud season. Full Story

Southshire Community School's community library already a hit
11/17/2014 09:46 PM EST - NORTH BENNINGTON>> Installed less than a month ago, the Southshire Community School of North Bennington's mobile library has already received an excellent response from the community. "Since it was installed, the response has been tremendous," said Southshire teacher Jude Fitzgerald, who said the he and the students restock the library with books about two times a week. Full Story

Bennington remembers the life of Town Clerk Tim Corcoran
11/16/2014 11:16 AM EST - BENNINGTON >> Family, friends and many Vermont legislators gathered at Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church on Saturday for a Mass in celebration of the life of Bennington's late town clerk, Tim Corcoran. Corcoran worked for the town for most of his life, most notably serving Bennington as town clerk for 20 years. Full Story

Bennington gallery owner hopes to give boost to downtown, arts community
11/14/2014 10:16 PM EST - BENNINGTON >> Meike Williams, a jewelry designer and Bennington native, recently renovated retail space in the first floor of the historic Putnam Hotel building, where she can now hear the chimes of the clock at the Four Corners and think of her father every day whilst at work. The clock is dedicated in honor of Williams' father, Michael Williams, who served as the director of the Full Story

North Pownal church to host tag sale to prepare for real estate listing
11/14/2014 09:41 AM EST - NORTH POWNAL >> Closed for three years, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 3310 Route 346, is now getting prepared for official closing and sale. Peggy O'Connor, head of the parish council at the time the church closed, will be opening the doors on Saturday for a tag sale of items that were left behind. Full Story

Vermont takes comment on possible marijuana legalization
11/12/2014 09:04 PM EST - BENNINGTON >> Vermonters have a wide range of opinions on the legalization of recreational marijuana use as evidenced by a statewide public hearing held Wednesday. Of the four people who offered testimony in Bennington, three were in favor while one, a health teacher, was more skeptical. People from all across the state testified using the Vermont Interactive Technologies system. Full Story

Iowa woman locked up after locked out of home

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Police say an Iowa woman who was locked out of her apartment has been locked up after officers who helped her regain entry found pot plants and drug paraphernalia inside. Full Story