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Bennington College chooses media executive as new president

BENNINGTON — Laura R. Walker, a longtime public radio executive, has been selected to be the next president of Bennington College, the college announced Monday. She succeeds Mariko Silver, …

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Oldcastle Theatre cancels summer season BENNINGTON — Oldcastle Theatre Company has joined a lengthening list of regional artistic organizations canceling the 2020 season because of the coronavirus epidemic.
2 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Vermont With this regular feature, the Banner runs down breaking local and regional developments in the coronavirus crisis. The numbers According to the Vermont Department of Health, two new cases of …
SVMC opens respiratory evaluation center BENNINGTON — Southwestern Vermont Medical Center has announced the opening of a new treatments space particularly for patients with respiratory symptoms. It's called the Respiratory Evaluation …
A civics lesson for Shaftsbury 6th graders SHAFTSBURY — The sixth-graders at Shaftsbury Elementary School got an up-close civics lesson recently. Well, as close as a Zoom meeting allows. The two sixth grade classes, co-taught by …
Bennington's visitor from the 18th century BENNINGTON — Pre-pandemic, you might have spotted Colonial Man chatting with people on the streets of downtown Bennington, or at Mayfest, Bennington Battle Day weekend and a host of other …
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 26,000 nursing home residents in the United States have died from COVID-19, according to a report prepared for the nation’s governors, a number that is partial …
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'This cannot happen in our country anymore' BENNINGTON — Adding their voices to those of tens of thousands of Americans, about 50 people gathered at the Four Corners in the rain on Saturday night to protest the death of George Floyd, and …
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Road work for the week of June 1 BENNINGTON — The following list of road projects for the coming week was supplied by the Bennington Department of Public Works. Motorists are asked to use caution and expect delays, as workers …
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Catamount archery league to start on Sunday

BENNINGTON — The Catamount Bow Hunters 3-D archery league will go on this summer, the group announced earlier this week. The four week long league starts on Sunday, and will conclude June …

Vermont gyms are allowed to reopen on June 1 BENNINGTON — Vermont Gov. Phil Scott announced in a press conference on Friday that gyms, and other "close-contact" businesses throughout the state, will be allowed to open starting June 1. …
Stratton Mountain School named Club of the Year STRATTON — U.S. Ski and Snowboard has named Stratton Mountain School as the Club of the Year. "We are proud to receive recognition as U.S. Ski & Snowboard's Overall Club of the year …
Frost named Academic All-American BENNINGTON — Mount Anthony senior wrestler Adam Frost was named as one of 90 Academic All-Americans by the National High School Coaches Association. Frost, who won his 100th match of his …
BBA's Johnny Miceli wins scholar-athlete award MANCHESTER — Burr and Burton Academy student-athlete Johnny Miceli has been named as the Section I National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) male scholar-athlete of …

Guidelines released for the return of high school sports

BENNINGTON — With spring sports canceled in both New York and Vermont, officials in both states have been looking for guidance in how sports can get back on the field in the fall when school …

Cambridge's Sophie Phillips commits to Rhode Island

CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. — New York's Class C girls basketball player of the year has a new home, and it is in South Kingstown, R.I. Cambridge basketball standout Sophie Phillips announced on Twitter …

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MAU's Gavin Johnson invited to Hawaii Tiki Bowl BENNINGTON — Mount Anthony's Gavin Johnson has been selected to participate in the Hawaii Tiki Bowl, a high school football all star game held in Honolulu, Hawaii. The game is scheduled for …
Hoosick's Flynn named Sage female athlete of the year HOOSICK, N.Y. —Hoosick Falls graduate Megan Flynn was named as the 2019-2020 Sage Colleges Female Athlete of the Year. Flynn had a standout senior season on the basketball court for the …
West River Trail Run goes virtual SOUTH LONDONDERRY — The eighth annual West River Trail Run will look a little different this year. The event, scheduled to take place June 6, will now be a virtual race due to the …
Bennington Little League cancels 2020 season BENNINGTON — The Bennington Little League was holding out hope of having a season this summer. But on Wednesday night, the league announced it was officially canceling the 2020 season. …
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Inside Bennington Museum's collection: Processional banner of the Washington Benevolent Society of Bennington

The Washington Benevolent Society was a grassroots political group set up 1808-1816 by the Federalist Party to electioneer for votes. The Bennington chapter was organized in July 1811 by Gov. Isaac …

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