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    Elderly woman hospitalized after Bennington house fire

    Smoke inhalation: 80-year-old resident found unconscious in smoke-filled home
    07/25/2016 07:29 AM EDT
    BENNINGTON — An elderly woman who was rescued from an early-morning house fire on Saturday has been taken to a hospital in Westchester County, N.Y. State investigators believe the structure fire that caused significant damage to 366 North Branch St. was electrical in nature and is not suspicious. 
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    Elderly woman hospitalized after Bennington house fire
    07/23/2016 04:46 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> An elderly woman who was rescued from an early-morning house fire on Saturday has been taken to a hospital in Westchester County, N.Y. State investigators believe the structure fire that caused significant damage to 366 North Branch St. was electrical in nature and is not suspicious. Full Story

    Summer Sonatina piano camp 'flash mob' invades Bennington
    07/22/2016 10:08 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> Musicians from the Summer Sonatina International Piano Camp performed at the Four Corners on Friday with their own take on a Billy Joel classic. "Sing us a song of piano camp," were the lyrics that rang out in downtown Bennington on noon on Friday, as a "flash mob" consisting of Summer Sonatina students, staff, and friends closed out their season with a bang. Full Story

    Midnight Madness: Hundreds flood downtown Bennington businesses
    07/22/2016 06:29 AM EDT - BENNINGTON — Sales, food, laughter and music filled the crevices of downtown on Thursday night as folks ventured from business to business for the annual Midnight Madness. Doors closed at 5 p.m. but opened back up from 7 p.m. to midnight, or a few hours before. This is the event's 53rd year. Bennington Potters drew the biggest crowd for sales up to 75 percent off on 20,000 pieces of Full Story

    Midnight Madness returns to Bennington on Thursday
    07/20/2016 06:33 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> Merchants across town will again keep their doors propped open well into the late night on Thursday for the annual traditional of Midnight Madness. Dozens of businesses across town are expected to stay open until midnight, or a couple hours before, for the annual event. Now in it's 53rd year, it's a tradition that pre-dates the Better Bennington Corporation, according to Full Story

    Thrivent Build Team assists with new home on North Branch Street
    07/20/2016 06:58 AM EDT - BENNINGTON — All the way from Ohio, a group of 12 dedicated construction workers partnered with the Bennington Area Habitat for Humanity (BAHfH) this week to construct a new home on North Branch Street. Thrivent Builds Team is an independent, international organization that helps build homes and brings $8,000 to the operation for necessary materials to offset Habitat's budget. Full Story

    Bennington County farmers markets accept food assistance programs
    07/19/2016 07:08 AM EDT - BENNINGTON — More often, consumers are carrying less cash and more plastic. However, not all businesses accept major credit cards, like vendors at the farmers market for example. In Vermont, there are currently more than 80,000 people who received 3SquaresVT food assistance benefits, or SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). Full Story

    Carmen French to speak on unique trip to Cuba at Manchester Community Library
    07/18/2016 06:35 AM EDT - MANCHESTER — Not only has the relationship between the United States and Cuba evolved over time, but so have the people who fled the country with intent to return, but didn't until now, or not at all.  Full Story

    At least one severe injury in Bennington Route 7 south crash
    07/15/2016 06:11 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> At least one person received life-threatening injuries in a three-car crash Friday on Route 7 in front of the Park Lawn Cemetery. Bennington Police Chief Paul Doucette said that at approximately 4:30 p.m. a black Kia with Florida registration plates was driving north on Route 7. Witnesses say it was moving faster than the speed limit. Full Story

    Person struck, killed by train in Brattleboro
    07/15/2016 04:04 PM EDT - BRATTLEBORO, VT. >> The Brattleboro Police Department has confirmed a body was found on the railroad tracks about a quarter-of-a-mile south of the North Bridge on Friday afternoon. According to Amtrak spokesman Mike Tolbert, at 1:25 p.m. train number 55 of the Vermonter, traveling south, struck a "trespasser on the tracks. Full Story