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The Vermont Arts Exchange has announced the 29th Annual North Bennington Halloween Parade, scheduled for Oct. 31 at 4 p.m. This is an annual local event where young and old break out their amazingly creative costumes.

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — To relieve some of the pressure on Vermont hospitals caused by a combination of factors, including COVID-19, the state is opening 80 beds at long-term care and rehabilitation facilities, said Agency of Human Services Secretary Mike Smith.

BENNINGTON — Voters in the Mount Anthony Union School District will have two opportunities to learn more about a proposed $3.5 million upgrade project for the Spinelli athletic field prior to a Nov. 2 bond vote, including an MAU Board meeting set for tonight that will include a presentation …

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ARLINGTON — The Southwest Vermont Mineral and Gem Club will resume monthly meetings starting Saturday at the Martha Canfield Library in Arlington.

BENNINGTON — The Renal Dialysis team at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), part of Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC), was the recipient of the DAISY Team Award for Extraordinary Nurses in September. This was the first time SVMC has honored a team with a DAISY award.

BENNINGTON — One hundred years ago, a full generation before Rosie the Riveter, women rolled up their sleeves and entered war industries where they had never been welcome before. They ran powerful machinery, learned new skills, and faced the sullen hostility of the men in the shops.

BENNINGTON — Ocean State Job Lot (OSJL), the region’s discount retail chain with 146 store locations across the Northeast, including in Bennington Square Plaza, will be hosting an in-person chain-wide hiring event at each of its stores on Oct. 26 and 27 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Citizens for a Greater Bennington (CFGB) is currently accepting proposals for funding projects that support the long-term economic vitality of downtown Bennington. CFGB expects to grant up to $35,000 for economic development projects.

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BENNINGTON — When the Mount Anthony boys soccer team stepped off the bus to face Stratton Mountain in the Sept. 29 matchup, the Patriots record sat at 2-4. For a roster filled with upperclassmen and high expectations, the start to the season was less than ideal.

DEAR RIDER, a feature documentary from Red Bull Media House and Emmy-winning director Fernando Villena, is a celebration of the life and vision of Jake Burton Carpenter (1954-2019), the pioneer who propelled the sport of snowboarding into a global and cultural phenomenon. The film debuts Nov…

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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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This time of year, when pumpkins are on porches and macabre skeletons blow in the wind, we are drawn to the occult, to the paranormal. These dark imaginings date back to the Celtic culture when winter was at the door, portending death and darkness. Halloween is the modern-day extension of th…

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