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    (Holly Pelczynski — Bennington Banner)
    Electric car charging stations installed in Bennington

    Two charging stations are ready to go
    05/29/2015 05:45 AM EDT
    BENNINGTON — Two grant-funded electric car charging stations are up and ready for public use, free of charge. Last year it was announced that Bennington was one of six Vermont towns to receive a grant from the Agency of Natural Resources to install electric car charging stations.

    Video | New charging station in Bennington VT will allow electric cars to charge while visiting the area Full Story

    Vermont Bowl Company touts new laser capabilities
    05/29/2015 05:41 AM EDT - WILMINGTON — Vermont Bowl Company owner John McLeod has added a new machine to his fleet, the Epilog Laser Fusion. "It's endless," he said of its engraving and cutting possibilities.

    Video | Personalized products now being made at Vermont Bowl Company in Wilmington

    Video | Epilog Laser Fusion machine at work at Vermont Bowl Company

    Video | Vermont Bowl Company owner John McLeod shows off his new machine Full Story

    Dog tags from Vietnam War discovered in Bennington garage
    05/26/2015 09:51 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> Sitting beneath an old appliance in a garage lay two dog tags from the Vietnam War era. "I pulled out an old dishwasher and they were under there," said Alex Boyer, who was cleaning up his garage at the time. "We starting to pull everything forward, cleaning it out because there's so much stuff in there from people who lived here in the past. Full Story

    Bennington's fallen heroes honored at annual Memorial Day ceremony
    05/26/2015 06:13 AM EDT - BENNINGTON — Bennington hosted the annual Memorial Day parade and ceremony at the Vermont Veterans Home on Monday. The parade began at 11 a.m. at the old middle school on Main Street, and proceeded to the Four Corners, before turning up North Street and continuing on to the Veterans Home.

    Photo Gallery | 2015 Bennington Memorial Day Parade

    Video | Taps is played during the Memorial Day ceremony in Bennington

    Video | Mount Anthony Union band marches down Main Street Full Story

    Mayfest 2015 a melting pot of local and international participants
    05/24/2015 07:53 PM EDT - BENNINGTON — As Mayfest celebrated its 30th anniversary on Saturday, a combination of new organizations and familiar faces congregated on Main Street at an event known to attract over 10,000 people to town. According to Better Bennington Corporation Executive Director John Shannahan, 20 percent of the vendors each year are new to the festival.

    Photo Gallery | 2015 Mayfest in Bennington Full Story

    U.S. Rep. Peter Welch lends ear to citizens' questions in Manchester
    05/22/2015 09:14 PM EDT - MANCHESTER >> U.S. Representative for Vermont Peter Welch (D-VT) visited the Northshire Bookstore Friday to speak with a handful of community members about his work in Washington, D.C., his recent visit to the Middle East, and issues facing Vermont residents. "The one comment that I've been hearing for a couple of years now is, 'Peter, why don't you get something done? Full Story

    MAUHS senior learns what it takes to run a small business through field study
    05/20/2015 09:40 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> Sierra Dickie, a Mount Anthony Union High School senior, hopes to someday open her own business. Thanks to a partnership with Evans' News, she is learning what exactly that dream entails. "It's been beyond helpful, I've learned so much here," said Dickie, who was connected with Evans' News after signing up for a senior project taught by Brooke Remington, MAUHS' school-to-work Full Story

    First grade pen-pals from Molly Stark, Maple Street schools meet up
    05/19/2015 09:23 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> After a full school-year of writing back and forth, first grade pen-pals from Bennington's Molly Stark School and Manchester's Maple Street School met in person for the first time on Tuesday at the Bennington Museum. The classes of Marilyn Thompson of Maple Street and Christine Burr joined together for a guided tour of the museum's Grandma Moses gallery lead by Deana Mallory, Full Story

    Maple Street students bring Chinese folk tale to life
    05/18/2015 09:57 PM EDT - MANCHESTER >> The first grade at Maple Street School in Manchester presented a play based on a Chinese folktale, to wrap up their 10-week unit on China. The play they performed was based on the traditional Chinese tale, "The Golden Reed Pipe," in which a boy, Bayberry, must save his sister, Little Red, from an evil dragon, using a magic flute that causes any creatures that hear it to dance. Full Story

    Morgan Street float launch inaugurates new public wildlife parcel
    05/17/2015 06:11 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> The Walloomsac Headwaters Park and Natural Area had its first day of official public use this weekend as kayakers and canoers took part in a float event down Jewett Brook. Shelly Stiles, manager of the Bennington County Conservation District, wore an orange safety vest on the roadside of Morgan Street while greeting the few people who attended the float event Saturday. Full Story

    (Elise Amendola/AP)
    Officials say those Boston snow piles are even more vile

    BOSTON (AP) — It's disgusting enough to put you off snow cones for the rest of the summer. A Boston public works official says the towering piles of filthy snow left over from the city's record-setting winter are even more grotesque than most people can imagine. Full Story
    (RJ Sangosti/AP)
    The Latest: Holmes says depression drove him to kill

    4:30 p.m. (MDT) James Holmes says he was driven to plot a mass killing out of depression. In a videotape that jurors in the Colorado theater shooting watched Friday, Holmes tells a state-appointed psychiatrist he transferred suicidal feelings to homicidal thoughts because he was catatonic with depression after breaking up with a Full Story
    (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
    Michael Jackson's ranch can be yours for $100 million

    'Thriller’ singer’s amusement parks rides are gone, and property now called Sycamore Valley Ranch.