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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
SVMC Hosts Life Hacks Meme Competition for Teens

Southwestern Vermont Medical Center invites teenagers to design and submit memes - images with text that spread a cultural phenomenon or idea. It's an opportunity for students to bring attention to issues that are most important to them, like dealing with stress, snacking healthfully, understanding parents, and getting enough sleep.

Select Board talks library funding

Two libraries would receive more funding in the coming fiscal year under a budget that could go to voters at Town Meeting in March. The Bennington Free Library's funding request of $470,000 is up $12,250, or 2.68 percent.

Police: Man shot out car's windows with gun

A Shaftsbury man faces charges after police said he shot out the windows of a woman's vehicle while it was parked in front of a North Bennington pub on Wednesday morning. James J. Farrell, 58, pleaded not guilty in Bennington criminal court on Thursday to felony unlawful mischief greater than $1,000 and misdemeanor reckless endangerment.

Farmers market serves up contest for mac and cheese

Last year's first-place winner, Jezi Roberts, holds the gold-ribbon-decorated wooden spoon she won for her dish, macaroni and cheese with shredded venison. Wooden spoons from Manchester Woodcraft will once again go to the first- second- and third-place entries.

GRAPHIC: Mum nearly dies after ski injury turns out to be deadly...

Laura Hayes-Meerman lost skin and muscle from the right side of her body after doctors were forced to cut away the dead tissue infected with necrotising fasciitis. The 52-year-old began suffering pain in her shoulder which doctors first thought was a pulled muscle when she was skiing in Vermont with her 14-year-old son.

Former employee suing Mack Molding over alleged workplace treatment

A woman fired in 2016 from her job at Mack Molding is suing the Arlington-based company over several alleged violations of fair employment practices and family leave statutes. Former longtime Mack Molding employee Angela Gates, of Mount Holly, also alleges a "pattern of discrimination and retaliation" against her and other employees over a number of years - allegations the firm's attorneys deny in seeking to have the suit dismissed in Bennington Superior Court Civil Division.

SVC working on plan to manage donated arts center

A working group of faculty and staff members at Southern Vermont College is developing academic programming in the arts and preparing an updated events calendar for the Laumeister Art Center at SVC. The center off West Road, which includes a 315-seat theater and significant gallery space, was donated to the college in early December by founders Bruce Laumeister and his wife, Elizabeth Small.

Transfer station may not remain on North Road during garage construction

With the beginning of construction on Shaftsbury's new highway department garage looming ever closer, the town has begun considering options for how to handle the transfer station while the garage is being built. The transfer station, on North Road, is located on the site where the garage is being constructed, and will be re-worked as part of the project.

Our opinion: Time to Green Up public access laws

If you've ever had the feeling that obtaining information about your government is hard to come by in Vermont, you're not alone. There are more than 260 exemptions carved into the state's public records statute by lawmakers.

SVMC Waiting Rooms Now Kid-Friendly Thanks to Bennington Bank

The Kids Korners donated by Bank of Bennington gave two waiting areas much-needed face-lifts to make them welcoming for children. BENNINGTON, Vt.

Bennington site eyed for medical cannabis dispensary

The group that holds the Vermont's newest medical marijuana license is focusing on a different Bennington site for a dispensary, after dropping a residential Elm Street location last fall amid neighborhood opposition. PhytoScience Institute, LLC, has applied for town permits to operate a dispensary in the former state Department of Motor Vehicles space within the business center at 120 Depot St. The permit request is scheduled to go before the Development Review Board on Feb. 6. The shopping center also includes a Family Dollar store, Hollister's Appliance and Anytime Fitness, along with TJ's Fish Fry at the opposite end of a parking lot.

Woman sentenced for overdose death

A local woman was sentenced to at least three years in prison this week for providing the heroin that resulted in her sister's overdose death. Kristin Long was 35-years-old when she died of an overdose in December 2016.

Depositions due in trial of man charged in Vt. killing

Attorneys say they're going to begin depositions in March for the trial of a Vermont man accused of stabbing an elderly woman to death in the town of Arlington. The Bennington Banner reports that Timothy Butler is due to be tried in August for the killing of 81-year-old Helen Jones in her home in early January 2017.

Third-graders to help raise fish from eggs

Barry Mayer, volunteer and educator with the Southern Vermont chapter of Trout Unlimited, places trout eggs into a fish tank at the Village School Of North Bennington on Friday afternoon. Third-graders at the Village School of North Bennington watch in anticipation as trout eggs are placed in the fish tank in their classroom.

LaFlamme's closes, enters Chapter 7 bankruptcy

LaFlamme's, Inc. furniture store at 239 Main St. in Bennington. The business has closed after entering Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceedings.

Mayor issue heating up Bennington election season

Battle lines are forming in what promises to be an acrimonious debate over a ballot question that could overturn Bennington's town manager/select board form of government. A referendum submitted via citizen petition would eject the professional manager's position from the town charter and insert an elected mayoral post with strong executive powers - including the authority to veto actions of the select board.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day observances and programs set for Bennington and region

Numerous Martin Luther King Jr. Day observances and programs are scheduled in Bennington County and the wider region. A roundup follows: BENNINGTON Join in celebrating the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, Jan. 15. This year's theme is based on the vision and meaning of Dr. King's words "The Beloved Community."

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