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    (Holly Pelczynski — Bennington Banner)
    Village School students unveil art projects to benefit the community

    Students unveil projects at Village School's Dr. Seuss Day
    02/27/2015 09:39 PM EST
    NORTH BENNINGTON >> Friday was Dr. Seuss day at the Village School of North Bennington, and students were able to show off their costumes of characters from Seuss and other books. The pre-K and kindergarten classes, along with the first and second grade classes, also had the opportunity to unveil art projects that they had been working on with the help of the Vermont Arts Exchange. 
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    10 students from Beijing experience Vermont schools
    02/26/2015 08:51 PM EST - NORTH BENNINGTON >> Ten children from Beijing, China recently had the opportunity to spend a month in Vermont, learning at three different area schools. The student exchange was organized by Matthew Mao Qun Mao, of the Beijing-based Star Resource Family. Three of the students went to the Village School of North Bennington, two went to the Hiland Hall School, and five went to the Grace Full Story

    Chris Oldham to become next executive director of Bennington County Coalition for the Homeless
    02/26/2015 09:50 AM EST - BENNINGTON >> Less than a year after hiring an executive director, the Bennington County Coalition for the Homeless has a new one. Christopher Oldham, a Bennington native, will step into his new role on March 9, leaving his position as circulation sales & marketing manager New England Newspapers, Inc. Full Story

    Legislator asks where Turning Point Center was at treatment center announcement
    02/24/2015 08:53 PM EST - BENNINGTON >> Recovery is often treated as an afterthought, legislators were told Monday after one of them asked where the Turning Point Center of Bennington County was when it was announced last year that a drug treatment center would be opening locally. Rep. Mary Morrissey, R-Bennington, asked the question of Joan Walsh, the Turning Point Center director, at a legislative breakfast Full Story

    Keelan returns service medal in protest over Veterans' Home funding ideas
    02/24/2015 09:41 AM EST - BENNINGTON >> For the second time, a local veteran is returning a state service medal in protest over the Shumlin administration allegedly considering the use of gambling to help fund the Vermont Veterans Home. On Monday, Don Keelan, of Arlington, a former Lance Cpl. in the U.S. Marine Corps, gave his Vermont National Defense - 1977 medal to Rep. Full Story

    Long Trail School students "book and bowl" with the community
    02/22/2015 07:54 PM EST - MANCHESTER >> The Long Trail School youth ambassadors spent Saturday morning at the Manchester Library for the "Book and Bowl," shaping and sculpting clay bowls in preparation for the school's biennial Empty Bowls event. The Long Trail students welcomed families and children from the community to participate, and was part of several bowl making events they do throughout winter in Full Story

    Citizens Against Fluoridated Water speak out
    02/20/2015 10:09 PM EST - BENNINGTON >> The Bennington Citizens Against Fluoridated Water hosted a forum discussion on Thursday, in response to the previous week's panel hosted by the pro-fluoride Bennington Oral Health Coalition. The forum, which was broadcast live on Catamount Access Television (CAT-TV) as an episode of "Bennington Tonite," hosted by Mike Bethel, featured a five-person panel made up of two Full Story

    Plasan North America says it will leave Bennington for Walker, Mich.
    02/20/2015 01:56 AM EST - BENNINGTON >> Plasan North America will close its Bowen Road plant and move to Walker, Mich., sometime after its contracts run out in July, the company's president announced Thursday. The announcement came almost exactly a year after Plasan Carbon Composites announced that it would be closing its Bennington facility and moving to Grand Rapids, Michigan. Full Story

    Ash Wednesday observed locally
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    Woodford faces difficult decisions on flood mitigation
    02/17/2015 09:11 PM EST - WOODFORD >> The town of Woodford in the coming months will be faced with a difficult decision: To adopt three somewhat controversial, and potentially costly, measures, or lose out on significant additional state aid in the result of a natural disaster. On Monday, Jim Henderson of the Bennington County Regional Commission explained to the town's planning and zoning board what the town would Full Story

    Joint birthday party for NY couple married 82 years

    SPRING VALLEY, N.Y. (AP) — A husband and wife thought to be one of the oldest married couples in New York have celebrated their birthdays — and their combined ages will be 212. Full Story
    15 artworks stolen from Chinese museum south of Paris

    PARIS (AP) — French cultural officials say 15 pieces of art have been stolen from a Chinese museum south of Paris, including a replica crown of the King of Siam given to France's emperor in the mid-19th century. Full Story