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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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Bennington News
Bennington Radio Shack to close

BENNINGTON BANNER Shoppers stop into The Radio Shack on Friday afternoon to take advantage of some of the discounts offered at the Bennington Square location as they close their doors for good on the Kosher Drive location. HOLLY PELCZYNSKI - BENNINGTON BANNER a shopper walks past Radio Shack in the Bennington Square shopping center on Kosher Drive on Friday afternoon.

Turning Point adds youth program

Something has been lacking in the Bennington youth population - outreach and education on recovery and prevention related to substance use. Turning Point Recovery Center now has the ability to cater to that need with the availability of a Regional Prevention Planning funding opportunity through The Collaborative, a substance free education group.

Woman gets deferred sentence

A woman who prosecutors say ran an illegal drug operation with her husband has pleaded guilty to two felony charges. Authorities searched a home in the White Birches Trailer Park in Bennington last fall and seized marijuana, marijuana edibles, prescription pills, firearms, and a concentrated form of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana.

Credit union plans new branch

A local credit union has its eyes on expanding into the tri-state area. To that end, it intends to change its name and aims to build a new branch in Bennington, which its president hopes will be substantially completed by the end of the year.

Location found for replacing contaminated Pownal well

The Bennington Banner reports the site, one of three visited during a preliminary inspection last week, is north of the former Green Mountain Race Trace well and south of the current district well head. The well would replace the Pownal Fire District 2 well.

Village votes McKenny as newest trustee

Erin McKenny, Bennington College's design and planning coordinator and a parent of three, will be the newest member of the North Bennington Board of Trustees. McKenny was elected at the Village's annual meeting on Tuesday to fill the vacancy on the board left by the retiring Janice Lerrigo.

Man accused of assault on repo man

A Rupert man faces an assault charge after he allegedly struck a repossession agent with his truck. Gordon Patrick, 44, pleaded not guilty in Vermont Superior Court Bennington Criminal Division to a felony count of aggravated assault with a weapon.

A performing passion of piano virtuosos

Pianists Christopher Lewis and Yoshiko Sato, both Bennington College faculty members, will perform a free concert of Beethoven piano sonatas on March 25 at the Oldcastle Theatre Company BENNINGTON - It began as an artistic quest, and now, five concerts in, it's a performing passion of piano virtuosos. At stake: thirty-two Beethoven piano sonatas.

Report: SVSU could save under new education tax formula

The Vermont House's education spending bill, H.509, would change the way the state's homestead education tax rate is calculated, which could lead to savings for the schools of the Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union. This is according to a report prepared by the Joint Fiscal Office last week, which shows what towns are paying under the current formula and what they would be paying if the new bill were fully implemented.

YMCA director meets with Bennington officials, residents

Randy Kinnas, right, CEO of the Berkshire Family YMCA, and Tracy Knights, director of the Bennington Recreation Center, participated in an informational session Tuesday on programming options the YMCA could help bring to Bennington. The old YMCA in Bennington, which was the corner of Main and School Streets, where the Lucky Dragon restuarant is now.

Two charged with overdose death appear in court

Two people facing charges relating to a woman's death from an overdose late last year appeared in court again on Tuesday. Tianna K. Fronsman, of Wilmington, and Richard W. Muir III, of North Pownal, have both denied charges stemming from the death of Kristin Long.

Planners mull stop sites for Bennington-Rensselaer bus link

Before a new bus service linking the region to rail service in New York's Capital Region can start, local officials must choose sites where riders will be picked-up and dropped off. The state-supported bus-to-rail service, which will link the Bennington-Manchester area to the Amtrak rail station in Rensselaer, N.Y., is set to begin in the summer or fall.

Bank of Bennington will celebrate 100th anniversary

The Bank of Bennington is gearing up to celebrate it's 100th year. The Bennington-based financial institution will celebrate its centennial this year with special events at each branch, the burying of a time capsule and a commemorative book.

PB cup stout and Ramunto's take top billing at Bennington festival

The Masonic Hall can only fit 300 people, and for the Southern Vermont Homebrew Winter Festival, some were turned away. Attendees mingle and taste a variety of homebrew beer on Saturday.

Pb&J Slam to benefit food shelves

What's a better way to help food pantries during a slow donation season than with ingredients for a childhood staple meal? The first ever Peanut Butter and Jam Slam food drive launches March 20 and runs until April 3, the day after National Peanut Butter and Jelly day. Hunger Free Vermont, the Vermont Department of Health and United Ways of Bennington hope to collect 1,000 peanut butter jars to benefit BROC , The Kitchen Cupboard and HIS Pantry.

Montpeculiar: Reporters Turn Lobbyists for Shield Law Debate

Something big happened Friday - reporters met a deadline. More specifically, a coalition of Vermont journalists successfully got a media shield bill passed out of a Senate committee in time to make the legislature's crossover deadline.

Veterans praise VA care in Vermont during Sanders visit

Meeting with local veterans at an outpatient clinic in Bennington, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders learned that Veterans Administration health care in Vermont is good enough to entice some to relocate here from other states. "I learned that in general people feel very good about VA care in Vermont, and that there are literally people coming from other states to take advantage of Vermont VA health care," Sanders said, after meeting with about a dozen veterans and VA officials.

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