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Considered one of two "shire towns" (or county seats) of Bennington County, the town of Bennington sits in the bottom left corner of the state. The town was named after Colonial Governor Benning Wentworth, back in the mid-18th century. Interestingly, the population hasn't changed much since 1950, going from about 12,000 people up to its 2010 population of over 15,000 – just a 25-percent increase in 60 years. The Mount Anthony Patriots wrestling team is the 23-time defending state champions through 2010.

Population: 15764
Local Newspapers: Bennington Banner
Local Sports Teams: Bennington Sports Teams
Local Colleges: Bennington College Southern Vermont College

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Towns/Cities near bennington, vermont : South Shaftsbury Woodford Arlington Pownal Manchester Hoosick Falls NY

Bennington News
Charter review will kick off

THE BENNINGTON BANNER Charter Review Commission members meet at the Bennington town offices on Friday. From left: Co-chair Sean-Marie Oller, Jonathan M. Cohen, Assistant Town Manager Dan Monks, Robert Ebert, Daniel Malmborg, Robert F. Plunkett, Michael A. Keane.

Get the most from your primary care visit

Patients are advised to bring blood pressures logs, blood sugar counts, and, if the course of one's illness has been complicated, to also write up a chronology of symptoms, tests and treatments since the last primary care visit. With all the talk of health care reform dominating the news and halls of government for the better part of the last decade, much can be done to help wellness without fancy legislation, or costing billions of dollars.

Grant to help at-risk youth with work skills

Laura Mack, coordinator of opportunities and summer programs helps prepare a salad using some of the vegetables grown in the garden at Sunrise Family Resource Center. Students and educators at the Sunrise Family Resource Center's Summer employment opportunity program enjoy a family style lunch prepared by interns with some of the vegetables grown in the sunrise garden.

No bail for man accused of beating

A local man is being held without bail for allegedly beating a woman outside a Pleasant Street apartment last month. Ian S. Buck, 27 is accused of strangling and hitting a woman he knew multiple times while her children were nearby, according to police.

New streetlights too bright

Newly installed streetlights on the corner of Church Street and Route 7A had to be replaced following a mix-up that caused them to be much brighter than intended. Town Administrator David Kiernan said Monday that the project's engineers had accidentally ordered the wrong lights, leading residents to complain about their brightness.

Concerns after another tick-borne virus is on the rise in the Capital Region

We often hear about the tick-borne illness Lyme disease, but now the Vermont and New York State Health Departments say another tick borne illness is on the rise in our area. Mager from the Stram Center of Integrative Medicine in Delmar says she's seen a major rise in people diagnosed with the tick-borne illness known as anaplasmosis at both the Delmar and Bennington, Vermont office.

UCS encourages campers to "Be a Kid"

Williams Snow, 9, of Pownal, has some fun on the water slide at Lake Paran in North Bennington on Wednesday during camp Be a Kid. Matt Squires, 11, of Bennington enjoys swimming at lake Paran during camp Be a Kid on Wednesday afternoon in North Bennington.

Park plans include chalk wall

Plans for a proposed new "pocket park" downtown, which is moving through the permitting process, will now include a piece of public art. The Park at 336 was reviewed by the Development Review Board on Tuesday night.

New program helps homeless families

A former Hemmings Motor News employee has been tapped to help keep families of the street. Rick Morse, who was the facilities manager at Hemmings Motor News for 26 years, will coordinate and implement the new Family Supportive Housing program, which aims to help families struggling with homelessness find stable, permanent housing in Bennington County.

Midnight Madness to return Thursday

BANNER FILE Shoppers search for discounted items at Jay's Art Shop and Frame Gallery during the Midnight Madness sale event in July 2016. Dozens of merchants throughout Bennington will offer deals when the event returns for a 54th year on Thursday from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. BANNER FILE Shoppers search for discounted items at Bennington Potters during the Midnight Madness sale event in July 2015.

Don't forget the outsiders

Last week, Bennington Select Board members chose which residents will review and recommend changes to the town charter. Think of the charter as being the town's Constitution.

Man sentenced for strangling college student

A New York City man was sentenced to at least one year of probation after pleading guilty to charges that he strangled a woman this winter in her Southern Vermont College dorm room. Collin Bromwell, 26, pleaded guilty in Vermont Superior Court Bennington Criminal Division on Monday to single misdemeanor counts of domestic assault and providing false information to an officer.

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Thomas A. Dee, president and CEO of Southwestern Vermont Health Care , accepts a $25,000 donation from James Brown, president and CEO of The Bank of Bennington. For the kids: The Bank of Bennington presented a $25,000 donation to Southwestern Vermont Health Care earlier this month at the bank's flagship location at 155 North S. in Bennington, Vt.

Dellwood stories come alive

Photos by CHERISE MADIGAN - BENNINGTON BANNERJen Marcoux and Mike Chapman of the Oldcastle Theatre Company await their performances at Dellwood Cemetery. MANCHESTER - The stories of those buried at Manchester's Dellwood Cemetery came alive on Thursday night thanks to the Manchester Historical Society and the Dorset Players.

Finding the courage to speak up

Dr. Bernard Bandman, center, takes questions and comments from the audience during his Wednesday discussion, "How to Improve Communication With Doctors." BENNINGTON - Speaking with doctors can be intimidating, said Dr. Bernard Bandman, but the better patients are able to communicate, the higher quality their care.

Sukiennik named Vermont Managing Editor at New England Newspapers

Staff Reports Greg Sukiennik is now the managing editor of New England Newspaper Inc.'s Vermont newspapers, the Bennington Banner, Brattleboro Reformer and Manchester Journal. Sukiennik, 47, has been editor of the Manchester Journal since October.

Bennington considered for federal aid

The Federal Emergency Management Agency began on Wednesday its assessment of whether Bennington County and other areas in the state qualify for disaster funds after the flooding that hit the region from June 29 through July 1. Bennington was a late addition to the Preliminary Damage Assessment list, joining Addison, Caledonia, Orange, Rutland, and Windsor counties. Beginning on Wednesday, representatives from FEMA toured the six counties along with representatives from Department of Public Safety's Division of Emergency Management, the Vermont Agency of Transportation, regional planning commissions, and municipalities to assess and verify the reported damage.

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