Dealerships have new owner

Michael Coggins is the new owner of the Toyota, Honda and Ford/Hyundai dealerships on North Bennington Road in Bennington. Coggins worked for many years with the Haddad Auto Group in Berkshire County, Mass., before purchasing the dealerships this year from multi-state auto network Lithia Motors. He plans to serve as general manager and his son, Patrick, also will join him in the business.

Dealerships have new owner

Photojournalist

Caroline is the photojournalist for the Bennington Banner. She began her journalism career at The North Adams Transcript in 2001 and joined The Berkshire Eagle in 2004. She lives in the Berkshires with her two young children and a flurry of animals.