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BENNINGTON — One of the biggest hurdles before a community vote was cleared on Wednesday when the State Board of Education approved the Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union's merger proposal … more
Vermont is losing 1,500 acres of forest a year and New England as a whole is losing nearly 24,000, according to a report released Tuesday by forestry researchers at Harvard University and the … more
BENNINGTON — This year's Southern Vermont Garlic and Herb Festival was successful in a number of ways, one of them being how well the trash was taken out.In keeping with state regulations on … more
POWNAL — Fears over potential impacts from a revised Pownal Town Plan clearly boosted attendance during a public hearing Tuesday before the Planning Commission.Select Board Chairman and Zoning Administrator Nelson Brownell said similar … more
BENNINGTON — The staff of the Southwest Vermont Career Development Center have compiled and submitted a 160-page self-study report to the New England Association of Schools and Colleges as part of their decennial evaluation.The report is a … more
BENNINGTON — The $53 million redevelopment of the Putnam Block is moving closer to becoming a reality, with the project's first phase now awaiting local permits.The project needed town approval for the first of two phases, which would focus on … more
WILMINGTON — Jim Burke is moving to North Carolina.But before then, the former Select Board member and Twin Valley baseball coach is trying to make part of his property on Route 9 west a "wildlife refuge.""I just want a safe place for animals … more
SHAFTSBURY — The Shaftsbury Select Board is reviewing the bid package put together by Goldstone Architecture in preparation of putting the new town garage project out to bid on Oct. 1.Town Administrator David Kiernan said he had received the … more
Vermont's unemployment rate fell slightly to 3 percent in August, dropping one-tenth of a percentage point from the July.The state continues to have one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country, behind North Dakota (2.3 percent), Colorado … more
NORTH BENNINGTON — Almost everyone has tried skipping stones at least once, but very few have had the opportunity to compete among the best stone skippers in the world.Some will have that opportunity at this weekend's fifth annual Stone … more
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