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!
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