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    Many pet owners make the first Help-A-Pet clinic a success

    Fulfilling a need: Free veterinary exams and treatment for those who can't afford it
    05/02/2016 07:08 AM EDT
    BENNINGTON — Faint whines were heard throughout the entryway of the First Baptist Church on Sunday evening as dogs and cats waited to be seen for an examination. Nearly 30 pet owners turned out for the Help-A-Pet free veterinary clinic to get insight from Dr. George Glanzberg and John Resio between 4 to 6 p. 
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    First blood clinic for PFOA held Friday
    04/29/2016 08:53 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> The first blood drawing clinic for PFOA testing was held Friday at the state health offices on Main Street, the latest in the response around contamination in North Bennington. Officials expected about 100 people to have their blood drawn at the clinic, some being village residents with contaminated wells, others who lived near or worked at the former ChemFab/Saint-Gobain Full Story

    SVHC leader says big changes are coming to the Bennington area health care system
    04/29/2016 11:30 AM EDT - BENNINGTON — While he was short on details, the leader of the local hospital system said to expect some big announcements later this year that will impact not just health care in the region, but the economy. Thomas Dee, president and CEO of Southwestern Vermont Health Care, spoke at a Bennington Area Chamber of Commerce mixer, held at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center on Thursday. Full Story

    Manchester zoning review yields first feedback
    04/28/2016 05:38 AM EDT - MANCHESTER — About 50 Manchester residents got to play at being municipal planning directors for a few hours at Town Hall Monday night, exploring where new development in town should ideally be steered and what should be encouraged. The occasion was the kick-off of what will be a year-long process of gathering information and feedback to guide a review of the town's zoning districts and Full Story

    Two Brews: New cafe opens on North Street
    04/27/2016 06:56 AM EDT - BENNINGTON — A new cafe on North Street aims at serving up sandwiches, all-day-breakfast, and two different types of "brews." Visitors will find 24 craft beers and several varieties of coffee at Two Brews Cafe at 230 North St. Owners Stacy and Tony Bolio say a grand opening is planned for the week of May 21 to mark the six-month anniversary of the cafe's opening. Full Story

    Shaftsbury Country Store to reopen in May under new management
    04/27/2016 06:42 AM EDT - SHAFTSBURY — The Shaftsbury Country Store at 972 Route 7A that closed in 2014, will reopen in May under new ownership. After two years of being vacant, the property was purchased on Dec. 23, 2015, by Valerie Gray-Shemeth for $72,500.

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    Local dentists to hold free dental day for veterans
    04/26/2016 06:45 AM EDT - BENNINGTON — Two local dentists have found a way to give back to their community, by, for one day, providing their services for free to a group that is far too often forgotten. Betsy and Tyler Carmack, who operate the Bennington Dental Center at 219 River Street in Bennington, and the Shaftsbury Dental Center at 677 Route 7A in Shaftsbury, are opening their doors to veterans. Full Story

    Southern Vermont College Biology Club hosts Science Exploration Fair
    04/25/2016 07:05 AM EDT - BENNINGTON — The community explored science a few different ways Sunday with guidance from Southern Vermont College Biology Club students. The club members demonstrated science experiments for children pre-K to sixth grade. Experiments included elephant toothpaste, mini lava lamp bottles, silly putty, static orbs and getting hands dirty in plants with worms. Full Story

    Youth Summit theme: 'Healthy State of Mind'
    04/22/2016 09:45 PM EDT - BENNINGTON>> It may be April vacation week, but the halls of Mount Anthony Union High School were still busy on Friday. Upwards of 50 youth turned out for the second annual Youth Summit, sponsored by United Counseling Service. Carrying the theme "Healthy State of Mind," the day-long series of workshops and activities aimed to teach attendees about mental, physical, and community wellness. Full Story

    The Bennington Banner returning to local ownership
    04/21/2016 12:55 PM EDT - PITTSFIELD, MASS. >> In a bold move restoring local control to The Bennington Banner and its three sister newspapers, a group of area investors is purchasing New England Newspapers Inc. (NENI), from its corporate owners, Digital First Media. The purchase price, which includes the regional company's stock but not its real estate, is not being disclosed by mutual agreement with Digital First Full Story