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    Bennington Elementary raises $800 for cancer research

    Teachers humiliated for a great cause
    05/27/2016 09:11 PM EDT
    BENNINGTON >> Bennington Elementary students and stuff participated in the second annual "Staff Stunts" assembly on Friday, which for the first time raised money for leukemia and lymphoma research. The event started as a parent-teacher organization fundraiser last year, said assistant principal Jerry O'Connor. 
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    Retiring Bennington music teacher honored at final concert
    05/27/2016 07:01 AM EDT - BENNINGTON — Retiring Molly Stark Elementary School music teacher Wendy Fagerholm conducted her final concert on Wednesday, leading a band comprised of students from all three Bennington elementary schools and the sixth grade at Mount Anthony Union Middle School. The students had only rehearsed as a group once, earlier that day, but their parents were thrilled to hear them perform, filling Full Story

    Pownal students release classroom-grown trout
    05/26/2016 06:28 AM EDT - POWNAL — After four months of raising brook trout, students from Pownal Elementary were able to release the fish into the wild on Wednesday. The students took on the fish project as part of the national Trout in the Classroom program. Chris Alexopoulos, a fisheries and wildlife specialist with the U. Full Story

    Walk and Talk series wraps up to revise town's zoning and development uses
    05/25/2016 06:25 AM EDT - MANCHESTER — The current zoning maps in town are under revision after a series of open forums through "walk and talk" tours lead by a hired consultant and the town planner. On Wednesday, Consultant Brandy Saxton of PlaceSense in Windsor, noted several locations downtown including single residential districts, Depot Street corridor overlay district, Manchester Center corridor overlay Full Story

    Big Truck Night rolls into Shaftsbury Elementary
    05/24/2016 06:46 AM EDT - SHAFTSBURY — In what has become an annual tradition at Shaftsbury Elementary School, the parent teacher organization hosted its Big Truck Night fundraiser Friday evening. Cool trucks filled the parking lot while field next to the school featured carnival games. Students could purchase tickets, which could be redeemed for tries at games such as Lucky Pond, Lollipop Tree, Penny Toss, Toilet Full Story

    Bennington Area Habitat for Humanity dedicates a rehabbed 80-year-old home
    05/23/2016 04:57 AM EDT - BENNINGTON — A mother and her two children were welcomed into their own home on Sunday, after Bennington Area Habitat for Humanity (BAHfH) spent four months rehabilitating the 1930s house at 334 North Branch St.

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    Bennington Rescue Squad recognized for rapid response to cardiac cases
    05/20/2016 09:54 PM EDT - BENNINGTON>> Nationally, it takes a heart attack patient an average of 110 to 120 minutes to reach a cardiology center. But EMTs with the Bennington Rescue Squad can transfer patients in less time. It's an achievement attributed to new protocols which allow EMTs to administer critical tests in an ambulance, bypassing the local hospital to bring cardiac patients directly to a major Full Story

    Pownal teacher named as new Sunderland principal
    05/20/2016 07:26 AM EDT - SUNDERLAND — Sunderland Elementary School has announced the hiring of Skyler LaBombard as their new principal. LaBombard, who will begin at his new position starting July 1, is currently a sixth grade teacher at Pownal Elementary School. He will replace long-serving principal Melody Troy, who will retire at the end of the school year. Full Story

    Teens place warning stickers on alcoholic beverage cases for 'Sticker Shock' campaign
    05/19/2016 07:54 AM EDT - BENNINGTON — At four liquor stores, some 40 cases of alcoholic beverages now have a bright yellow and black warning sticker on them. The Sticker Shock Campaign is a collaborative effort amongst several community organizations to stop those selling alcohol to minors.

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    Grace Christian School evacuated due to dangerous gas
    05/19/2016 07:39 AM EDT - BENNINGTON — The Grace Christian School was evacuated on Wednesday after three people were exposed to a hazardous gas formed in a science lab.

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