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The town will likely be paying the Bennington County Industrial Corp. $25,000 for a one-year contract to provide economic development services. The pitch was made at Monday's Select Board meeting, and while the board has a policy of waiting until … more
A common complaint in Bennington is that there's nothing for the kids to do in town. Far from a petty gripe, many believe it to be one of the root causes for drug abuse and crime. The good news is that the town plans to begin a partnership with … more
The refugees are coming, the refugees are coming!Only they're not. Not to Bennington, at least, and not for the foreseeable future. Unfortunately, those facts haven't stopped some locals from having online panic attacks since hearing the news that a … more
It's Sunshine Week, but that has nothing to do with the weather. This is the week when newspapers and secretaries of state across the United States remind anyone still listening that the public has a right to access government records. The … more
Republicans are killing the planet. We say that because President Donald Trump was their nominee and they own him— golden locks, who knows what stocks and barrel of childish tweets.March 7 brought the news that 52,000 square miles of … more
It's Sunshine Week, but that has nothing to do with the weather. This is the week when newspapers and secretaries of state across the United States remind anyone still listening that the public has a right to access government records. The … more
Good news, Dr. Michael Mugits, principal of Molly Stark Elementary School, has decided to stay. The widely respected principal submitted his resignation — effective at the end of the school year — to the Bennington School District board … more
Town meeting day 2017 was a success. With a few exceptions, voters made the right calls on school and select board candidates as well as ballot articles. In Bennington, Carson Thurber and Chad Gordon won seats on the Select Board. The Banner … more
Politics in Vermont is a bit like winter, just when you think everyone is done with it, here it comes again in early March. If the November national and state elections wore out your ballot-marking hand, now's not the time to stay at home nursing … more
There has been a great deal of angst going into this year's legislative session and upcoming Town Meetings over Act 46, the education law that pressures school districts across the state to consolidate.The law was enacted to address ever-rising … more
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