The Greeting

HOLLY PELCZYNSKI -- BENNINGTON BANNER
Students at Pownal Elementary School perform a scene from "Aladdin."

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Good day, Bennington County! Just two more days until trout fishing season begins on Vermont lakes and rivers. In the meantime, some positive news has arrived in Bennington.

It started with a visit from Gov. Phil Scott, who announced Wednesday the state has reached a settlement with Saint-Gobain to provide clean-water hookups to more homes whose wells have been contaminated by PFOA. 

The good news continued Thursday at Bennington College, where the school's poetry program has received a $4 million gift that will help endow short residencies for emerging and established poets.

There's new leadership on the Bennington Select Board, as Donald Campbell has been voted chairman. Much-needed repairs at Shaftbury's Cole Hall are complete. A longtime teacher at  Mount Anthony Union Middle School has won a prestigious award. And students at Molly Stark Elementary learned there's more to being a police officer than chasing bad guys.

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Have a great week!

Greg Sukiennik
Banner engagement and opinions editor
gsukiennik@benningtonbanner.com


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Kylee Radcliff, Kayla King and Jada Sorel take a moment to calculate living expenses and deduct the amount from their income during the Financial Reality Fair held at Southern Vermont College in Bennington on April 5.

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