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Fifth graders discover nature at first Walloomsac Watershed Festival

One World Conservation Center: Organizers hope it will become an annual event
09/30/2016 07:35 AM EDT
BENNINGTON — For the first time, One World Conservation Center teamed up with the students of the Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union and the Sacred Heart School to present the Walloomsac Watershed Festival.

Photo Gallery | Students learn about wildlife at the Watershed Festival Full Story

State to fund water line design amid stalled talks with Saint-Gobain
09/29/2016 07:25 AM EDT - BENNINGTON — The state will pay $2 million to complete the final design of a project that would extend public water lines to affected homes. And local legislators say they plan to file a bill that would make individuals who contaminate drinking water with PFOA liable for paying. The state's Department of Environmental Conservation will pay for the final design of a water line extension Full Story

Proposed downtown Bennington taproom could feature outdoor seating
09/28/2016 07:07 AM EDT - BENNINGTON — Plans for the former Carmody's building on Main Street are coming together, and owner Mike Madison came before the Select Board on Monday with a proposal for outdoor seating. The new business will be called the 421 Taproom, and Madison hopes it will open next spring. He was joined at the meeting by architect Geoffrey Metcalfe of Keefe and Wesner Architects of North Bennington, Full Story

Global Village assists in Jennifer Lane construction
09/27/2016 06:46 AM EDT - MANCHESTER — Ten strangers from all over the country traveled to Vermont this week to voluntarily assist in the construction of a Bennington County Habitat for Humanity home on Jennifer Lane. A majority of the Global Village team has never been this far north or has little experience with construction. Full Story

National super pac targets Vermont legislators
09/27/2016 06:45 AM EDT - BRATTLEBORO — A pair of veteran lawmakers are coming under attack by a national organization whose top 10 contributors include the likes of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Altria, Wal-Mart and Koch Industries. According to the Vermont Secretary of State's Office, the Republican State Leadership Committee is spending cash on ads aimed to unseat 22 Democratic Full Story

2016 Walk to End Alzheimer's Disease raises $10,000 for prevention and treatment
09/26/2016 06:13 AM EDT - BENNINGTON — Roughly 100 participants walked two miles and raised more than $10,000 Sunday to help fight Alzheimer's disease. The Vermont Alzheimer's Association hosted its annual Walk to End Alzheimer's at Willow Park. Mary Thon, Alzheimer's Association development specialist talked about how she lost her mother to the disease at age 67.

Photo Gallery | 2016 Walk to End Alzheimer's Disease at Willow Park Full Story

Vermont Veterans Home celebrates six new LNAs
09/23/2016 06:25 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> The Vermont Veterans Home welcomed on Thursday it's newest class of Licensed Nursing Assistants. Six graduates were celebrated for completing the Veterans Home's 32 day training course, which was taught by Pat Babcock. Throughout the course, potential LNAs saw many presentations from veterans home employees, and practiced shaving balloons, and later VVH Director of Marketing Full Story

Second Scully hydroelectric plant restoration to power up in spring
09/23/2016 07:11 AM EDT - NORTH POWNAL — Chef and restaurant owner Bill Scully has a winning recipe for restoring dormant Vermont hydropower facilities. Work began in August on the North Bennington resident's $4 million project to overhaul a long-idle generation plant at a former factory site in North Pownal. By March, Scully expects his company, Hoosic River Hydro LLC, will have new generating equipment installed Full Story

Bennington Subaru seeks approval for new building, parking and other improvements
09/22/2016 09:34 AM EDT - BENNINGTON — The local Subaru dealership is planning to expand. Bennington Subaru has sought town approval to replace its existing dealership building and service center at 527 North Bennington Road with a new, larger facility and to construct new parking areas and sidewalks, and drainage and sewer improvements. Full Story

Stuck in the mud: Excavator slips during Water Street construction
09/21/2016 01:03 PM EDT - NORTH BENNINGTON — Construction on Water Street was delayed briefly after an excavator slid into the mud on Tuesday and had to be extracted by road crews. North Bennington Highway Superintendent Norm LeBlanc said that the incident was not as serious as it appeared from the roadway, where it looked to many as if the vehicle had slid down from the top of the steep embankment.

Photo Gallery | Excavator gets stuck in river in North Bennington Full Story

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Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston split up

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