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Veterans Home Workers Fight To "Save The Vets"
Saturday, 04/06/13
By Susan Keese
Workers from the troubled Vermont Veterans Home have taken to the streets of Bennington. They hope to enlist community support for what they see as a fight to save the state-run nursing facility.
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Police Launch Drug Sweep In Bennington County
Wednesday, 01/16/13
By Susan Keese
46 suspected drug dealers are in police custody after what officials are calling one of the largest arrest sweeps in Vermont history. More than 100 law enforcement officers conducted simultaneous raids in locations in and around Bennington.
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Barre Is Counting On Co-op To Generate Traffic Downtown
Wednesday, 12/19/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Planners looking to boost downtowns around the state have been focusing on home grown stores that specialize in fresh produce and local products. In Barre, a group hopes a new co-operative grocery store will revive the city's central business district.
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Bennington Theater Company Starts A New Chapter
Friday, 12/07/12
By Neal Charnoff
Bennington's Oldcastle Theater Company is christening it's new downtown home with an original  musical. 
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Vermonters Affected By Irene Organize To Help Sandy Survivors
Monday, 11/12/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Vermont dodged the ravages of Hurricane Sandy two weeks ago, but up and down the Eastern Seaboard many people are still suffering - and still worried about heat and survival.
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Irene Fresh In Mind, Vermont Braces For Hurricane Sandy
Thursday, 10/25/12
More than a year after Tropical Storm Irene devastated the state, town and state officials from Bennington to Bethel are getting questions from residents concerned about Hurricane Sandy as it moves north from the Carribean.
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Bennington OKs Land Swap With National Guard
Wednesday, 10/24/12
The Select Board in Bennington has approved a property swap with the Vermont National Guard.
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Veterans Home Maintains Federal Funding
Thursday, 09/27/12
By Susan Keese
The Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington will not lose its Medicare and Medicaid funding. After a six-month struggle to correct a string of violations, a final inspection completed Wednesday found the home in compliance with federal rules.
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Big Decisions Ahead For Veterans Home
Tuesday, 09/25/12
By Susan Keese
The Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington is hoping for an inspection this week that could offer one more chance to keep its federal certification.
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Second School Closure Vote Scheduled In Bennington
Friday, 09/14/12
By Mitch Wertlieb
School consolidation is a growing concern for a number of Vermont communities, and that's the case in Bennington where voters will head to the polls next month to decide the fate of one public school.
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In Bennington, New State Office Building Officially Opens
Wednesday, 05/09/12
By Susan Keese
About 130 state employees in Bennington have been working in prefab modular offices since 2007, when a rash of asthma-related illnesses among workers forced the old state building to shut down. On Wednesday, a host of state and local dignitaries gathered for a ribbon cutting at the new office complex.
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Voters Increasingly Expect Vt. Towns To Join Digital World
Monday, 03/05/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Vermonters value debating local issues and interacting with their local government on Town Meeting Day in person, but many voters increasingly expect their towns to take advantage of the digital world as well.
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Smart Meter Critics Take Their Fight To Town Meeting
Tuesday, 02/14/12
By John Dillon
Smart meter technology allows customers to save electricity, and gives utilities the ability to respond quickly to power outages. But the wireless meters have also raised health and privacy concerns, and now voters in several southern Vermont towns will get a chance to weigh in at next month's town meetings.
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Bennington Composites Industry Looks For Workers
Wednesday, 01/25/12
By Susan Keese
About a hundred people turned out at the Bennington Fire House Tuesday night to learn about opportunities for training and jobs in the composites industry.
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He's A Doctor; He Also Plays One On TV
Thursday, 10/27/11
By Susan Keese
In Bennington, a Broadway set designer who became a practicing physician has produced a pilot television show that he hopes will get people more involved in their own good health.
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Teacher Negotiations Continue In Bennington
Tuesday, 10/25/11
Teachers and members of the school boards in the Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union began talking about a contract settlement again this morning.
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Rare Flower, Native To Midwest, Turns Up In Bennington
Friday, 10/21/11
Botanists say they've found a flower in southern Vermont that they didn't expect to be there - an "arrow-leaved aster" was found in a conservation reserve in Bennington.
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Towns Borrow Money To Pay For Irene Repairs
Tuesday, 10/18/11
By Steve Zind
Vermont towns damaged by Tropical Storm Irene are still waiting to learn how much financial help they'll get from the federal government for damaged roads, bridges and buildings. In the meantime, the bills are coming in for the repair work. A number of towns are borrowing money to cover those costs.
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Regional Report: Bennington Teachers Picket
Friday, 10/07/11
By Mitch Wertlieb
Teachers have been picketing with signs and pleading their case to the public, as their local union clashes with the school board over stalemated contract negotiations.
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Have Justice, Will Work Pro Bono
Thursday, 07/07/11
By Susan Keese
Facing federal spending cuts, a program that provides representation for domestic violence victims, Have Justice Will Travel, has laid off staff in Bennington and Randolph, but that hasn't stopped lawyers from showing up in court.
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Support Grows For Passenger Rail
Wednesday, 06/08/11
By Susan Keese
The prospect of a new passenger rail service linking Bennington and Manchester to Albany gets a warm reception at a public meeting in Mechanicville, New York, as state transportation officials in Vermont and New York consider a passenger train that would connect the towns.
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Bennington Weighs Water System Budget
Monday, 05/16/11
By Kirk Carapezza
The Bennington Select Board is weighing a half-million-dollar plan to upgrade the underground pipes in the town's drinking water system.
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Bennington Bridge To Close For Work
Tuesday, 04/13/10
A bridge in Bennington will be closed for a month for construction.
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Bennington Wal-Mart Returns To Act 250 Approval Process
Thursday, 03/25/10
By Susan Keese
A proposal for a new, expanded Wal-Mart store in Bennington is back in the state's Act 250 approval process, after a year's delay. The plans call for tearing down a smaller Wal-Mart currently operating on the site.
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