Thursday, April 25, 2019
Rejoice, Bennington County! Spring has finally arrived. Trees are budding, birds are singing, classic rock is serenading our newsroom from cars stopped at the Four Corners ...
Our favorite sign of spring is when we get the press release announcing the Bennington Battle Monument will reopen on May 1. Fun fact: The Monument is 306 feet and 4½ inches high.
Speaking of fun facts, there's a lot of education news this week in Bannerland:
• Big changes are ahead at Bennington College, where Mariko Silver is stepping down as president to head the Henry Luce Foundation.
• The new Southwest Vermont Union Elementary School District has an elected board, despite low voter turnout.
• And the process of Stamford and Clarksburg, Mass. forming an interstate school district started in earnest this week.
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Have a great week!
Banner engagement and opinions editor