The Greeting

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Good day, Bennington County!

Yes, there's rain in the forecast, but look on the bright side: It might save you a trip to the car wash to get the mud rinsed off. 

While efforts to rescue Southern Vermont College continue, work is proceeding on salvaging its nursing and other academic programming. At the same time, the head of the state college system threw cold water on the idea of Vermont operating a campus like SVC.

Bennington Rescue Squad's paid apprenticeship program is beginning to bear fruit, as two new emergency medical technicians are now part of the squad's ambulance crew schedule.  Max Holt and Samantha Greene were among the first six candidates chosen for the program last fall, and they have now completed initial training.

The town of Bennington has gained a 96-acre nature reserve, accepting the donation from the One World Conservation Center, which is in the process of dissolving its assets. The gift comes at no cost to the town. 

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Dave LaChance
Banner news editor
dlachance@benningtonbanner.com


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EDITORIALS

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Letter: To cut use of plastic, 2 bills better than 1

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COLUMNISTS

Samantha Sheehan: Paid family medical leave is good for business

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The Entertainment

`100 Books' a bibliophile's delight

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Bluegrass festival lineup set, tickets on sale

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The Score

Storm moving up to Double A

BENNINGTON — The Southern Vermont Storm made a pair of big announcements over the weekend at a press conference.The first announcement is what division of the New England Football League the … more

Green stepping down as BBA boys basketball coach

MANCHESTER — Burr and Burton boys basketball coach Eric Green announced earlier this week that he will step down as the Bulldogs coach.Green, 35, said that with his children getting older, he … more


The Plan

Entertainment calendar for March 28-April 3

FridayTheater"Aladdin": 7 p.m. A performance by 23 students of Pownal Elementary School. Tickets $2 for students, $3 for everyone else. Pownal Elementary School, 94 Schoolhouse Road, Pownal.Long … more

Bestselling author, illustrator David Macaulay discusses his creative process

MANCHESTER — David Macaulay, award-winning author and illustrator of "Castle," "Cathedral" and "The Way We Work," will discuss current projects and challenges in his work in a talk at First … more

The Snap

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Arlington Memorial High school sophomore Jayden McDermott shows off his socks as he walks down the hallway of Fisher Elementary School during a 'Rock Your Socks" parade held to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day.

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