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HOLLY PELCZYNSKI -- BENNINGTON BANNER
Students from St. Mary's Academy colored Easter eggs at Hoosick Falls Senior Center.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Good day, Bennington County!  Whether you celebrate Passover, Easter or merely gather with family and friends this weekend, travel safely -- and keep an eye out for magical rabbits bearing candy.

Lots of news to report here in Bannerland:

• If you're behind the wheel, put the phone away. Even if you're at a red light. Bennington Police are watching.

• Mount Anthony Union High School is turning to restorative justice instead of one-size-fits-all school discipline.

• There's big news of local interest in Montpelier, where a bill regulating PFAS in drinking water has passed the state House and Senate.

• There won't be a trial in the death of Helen Jones of Arlington, as Timothy Butler has pleaded guilty.

How do you catch up on all this news? A digital-plus weekend subscription is a great way to take time out and  learn about  what's happening in your home town.

Have a great week!

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


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House joins Senate in passing PFAS bill

BENNINGTON — The Vermont House has followed the Senate in passing by an overwhelming majority a bill assessing and further regulating PFAS (polyfluoroalkyl substances) in drinking water … more

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Local students to take part in 'Six Degrees' premiere

MANCHESTER — Students from Burr and Burton Academy and Maple Street School will join the professional a cappella group Counterpoint to perform the world premiere of "Six Degrees" at 6 p.m. on … more

Bennington College concert series features acclaimed faculty and visiting musicians

BENNINGTON — Bennington College's Carriage Barn Concert Series, which takes place each term in the Deane Carriage Barn, has announced its spring 2019 lineup of talented, innovative, and … more

 
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DAVID LACHANCE — BENNINGTON BANNER
A member of the North Bennington Cold Water Support Team wades into the rain-swollen Roaring Branch of the Walloomsac River on Monday to retrieve a kayak. The kayak's owner was found safe, out of the water. Emergency crews responded around 4:30 p.m. when the kayak was spotted near the Park Street bridge.

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