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BENNINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is seeking a court order to remove any remaining occupants from a Gage Street house that was determined by the town to have significant health and safety violations and unfit for habitation.

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MANCHESTER — Following the lead of other Southern Vermont communities, town officials have made a statement declaring Manchester to be inclusi…

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BENNINGTON – The Bennington Banner Corporation on Wednesday announced its new executive director, a Pownal resident with experience promoting concerts, stage-managing plays on Broadway and organizing an online business listing for her home town.

BENNINGTON – To launch an exploration of potential uses for the downtown Vermont National Guard Armory building, the Bennington Select Board on Monday voted to apply for a grant to fund that work. The town will own the armory after a planned new Guard Readiness Center is constructed on a Bow…

BENNINGTON — Updated police procedures when it comes to officers' duty to intervene, response to mental health crises and the investigation of hate crimes, among other policies, are now viewable to the public on the Bennington Police Department's website.

BENNINGTON — A defendant awaiting trial in a sexual abuse case has been released on a string of conditions, including having no contact with the victim, no contact with anyone under the age of 16, an 8 p.m. curfew, and that he resides at a relative’s home in New Hampshire.

BENNINGTON — A proposal to fund the Better Bennington Corporation by spreading the cost among all property taxpayers, not only the downtown business owners, came under scrutiny by the Select Board on Monday night — the panel’s second discussion of the proposal — and faced some resistance by …

BENNINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is seeking a court order to remove any remaining occupants from a Gage Street house that was determined by the town to have significant health and safety violations and unfit for habitation.

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BENNINGTON — The Children’s Literacy Foundation (CLiF) has awarded the Sunrise Family Center in Bennington one of 12 At-Risk Children literacy grants to organizations serving low-income, at-risk and rural kids in Vermont and New Hampshire.

Scholarships to Northern Vermont University will be awarded to winners and runners up of the 2021-2022 Vermont High School Writing Contest.

CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. — Hubbard Hall Center for the Arts and Education in Cambridge, N.Y., is proud to present the world premiere of “My Witch” by John Ahlin.

BENNINGTON — United Counseling Service has been selected as a recipient of Cigna’s Well Being Award for demonstrating a strong commitment to improving health and well-being of its employees through a worksite wellness program.

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. — The Hoosick Halloween parade returns to the village. For people who want to participate, the lineup will be Saturday at 6 p.m. in the Wood Park in Hoosick Falls.

BENNINGTON — The Southshire Window Dressers program is looking for volunteers for four-hour shifts during the community-build that runs from Nov. 4-10. Volunteers will build reusable, sturdy window inserts for residents in the Bennington area. Volunteers, who should be 16 years or older and …

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During Tuesday’s press conference, state officials said that vaccinated school children should be able to fully participate in winter sports. Unvaccinated children will face more restrictions, such as not being able to attend games following an exposure.

Mount Anthony boys soccer enters its Division I first round matchup as one of the hottest teams in the state, winners of eight consecutive matches. The Patriots finished the regular season with a 10-4 record, earning the No. 4 seed and will host No. 13 Rutland (2-12) today at 3 p.m.

BENNINGTON — The Mount Anthony Patriots volleyball program reached new heights with its win over Colchester in four sets on Tuesday. For the first time in the program’s six year history, they qualified for the playoffs with a winning percentage above 25 percent.

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It’s an old story. As old as the time period in which the movie is set. After members of the crew of a western called “Rust,” filming in New Mexico, walked out on the production because of safety concerns, Alec Baldwin, star and producer (that’s a key word here), fired a prop gun that killed…

A good deal of discussion is happening around the proposed high school’s playing field resurfacing. Constituents who have reached out to me have largely expressed one concern, which I share, and that is whatever is put down, it should be free of PFOA.

The Better Bennington Corporation has proposed expanding its jurisdiction by enlarging the definition of “downtown.” This was a recommendation of the study by the Vermont Council on Rural Development, based on comments from several business owners. I think this is an idea that needs to be ke…

There is an important vote on November 2. As such, I write to encourage the voters of Bennington to approve the budget for renovations to the Spinelli athletic complex at Mount Anthony Union High School. As a resident taxpayer, business owner, parent, and a former MAU coach, I ask you to con…

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