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Bennington, Vermont is located in Bennington County. Zip codes in Bennington, VT include 05201. The median home price in Bennington is $170,000. More Bennington information.

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9 hrs ago | The Bennington Banner

Charges pending for man who allegedly had sexual contact with child, supplied alcohol

A 22-year-old man has been placed under a 24-hour curfew after being accused of supplying alcohol to a number of minors and having sexual contact with one of them. Zachary S. Woodard, of Bennington, pleaded not guilty Thursday in Vermont Superior Court to lewd and lascivious conduct with a child, and five counts of enabling alcohol consumption by a minor.

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9 hrs ago | The Bennington Banner

Charges pending for man who allegedly had sexual contact with child, supplied alcohol

A 22-year-old man has been placed under a 24-hour curfew after being accused of supplying alcohol to a number of minors and having sexual contact with one of them. Zachary S. Woodard, of Bennington, pleaded not guilty Thursday in Vermont Superior Court to lewd and lascivious conduct with a child, and five counts of enabling alcohol consumption by a minor.

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9 hrs ago | The Bennington Banner

Man accused of voyeurism after incident that included squirting lubricant on sleeping couple

A Bennington man is accused of squirting personal lubricant on a woman and a man while they slept, photographing them, then posting the image to Facebook. Steven A. Carbonaro, 42, pleaded not guilty Monday in Vermont Superior Court to a misdemeanor count of voyeurism.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

The Bennington Banner

Select Board hears both sides of housing issue at lengthy meeting

Both those for and against a proposed $5.5 million housing project turned out to speak at a special Select Board meeting Monday one week ahead of a vote that will affect the project's financing. Shires Housing, a private non-profit housing corporation that has operated in Bennington for over two decades, needs the board to receive a $700,000 community block grant on its behalf to fund Monument View Apartments, a 24-unit project that will be built on the unfinished portion of an Applejack condominium project approved in 2006.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Bennington Banner

Local man enjoys leading class for converts

Barth Vander Els, a retired physician and convert to Catholicism, runs the adult religious education program for converts for Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales Church and St. John the Baptist Church in North Bennington. The official title of the program is Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.

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The Bennington Banner

Roses to quickly-organized fundraiser for infant in need

ROSES to the Bennington Chapter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars for hosting a fundraiser Friday to benefit a local infant. Baby Ava, just three weeks into her life, has cancer and a massive tumor on her back.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Bennington Banner

Shires info meeting gets heated

After months of criticism from the public, the housing corporation proposing a $5.5 million project off Silver Street publicly made its case Thursday, a few days before a Select Board meeting that will decide the fate of a $700,000 grant the project has applied for. Shires Housing, a private, non-profit housing corporation that operated for many years in Bennington County as the Regional Affordable Housing Corporation , has proposed a 24-unit rental project to be built off Silver Street on the vacant portion of Appleridge Condominiums.

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The Bennington Banner

SerVermont AmeriCorps VISTAS settle into Bennington

As they prepare for a full year of building capacity within some of the town's nonprofits and public organizations, the three VISTAs visited the state capital for their first time on Friday. The VISTAs joined Gov. Peter Shumlin, legislative leaders and other members of various AmeriCorps programs from around the state in Montpelier to take part in the National Swearing-in Ceremony to celebrate AmeriCorps' 20th anniversary.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

The Bennington Banner

Banner readers share memories of Sept. 11, 2001

Thirteen years after the terrorists attacks that toppled the World Trade Center, damaged a wing of the Pentagon, and crashed a passenger airplane in Pennsylvania, many within the Banner readership remember where they were upon hearing the news. The Banner asked them to share their memories through its Facebook page and here were some of the responses.

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The Bennington Banner

Prudential Committee questions SVSU assessment

The North Bennington Graded School District's assessment to the Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union was lowered this year, but is still more than it should be, according to board members. At Wednesday's meeting of the North Bennington Prudential Committee, chairman Ray Mullineaux raised issue with the SVSU's "technology administration assessment."

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

The Bennington Banner

QuiltFest returns this weekend at MAUMS

More than 120 quilts will be on display during the 21st Bennington QuiltFest presented by the Quiet Valley Quilters' Guild of Bennington on Saturday, September 13th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, September 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Mount Anthony Union Middle School on East Road. Many of the quilts have been created by Quiet Valley Quilt Guild members, but the show has entries from all over the country.

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The Bennington Banner

VFW to hold fundraiser for infant with cancer

The Bennington Chapter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars will host a fundraiser on Friday for a young girl who was diagnosed with cancer less than a month into her life. The girl, whose name is Ava, according to VFW Post 1332 commander Norm LeBlanc, is about 20 days old, and has a tumor weighing almost a pound on her back.

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Berkshire Eagle

Maguire reaches out to help teens

After 15 years as a teacher and 23 years as an administrator in the Bennington public schools, Sue Maguire has come to understand the impact of poverty on children, and she has found herself in a position to try new solutions. Maguire served as principal at Bennington's Molly Stark Elementary School and took over as principal of Mount Anthony Union High School in 2002.

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Berkshire Eagle

Cantrip to perform in Bennington

The Meetinghouse Caf series at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Bennington will open its fall season with Cantrip, a Scots/ Vermont trio, at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, at 108 School St. Cantrip has performed for audiences on both sides of the Atlantic for more than a decade with a driving blend of twin fiddles, bagpipes and guitar.

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The Bennington Banner

Bennington area colleges ranked by U.S. News

Before U.S. News ranks schools, it divides them into four categories based on their missions: National universities, national liberal arts colleges, regional universities, and regional colleges. Regional universities and colleges are further divided into four regions: North, south, midwest, and west.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

The Bennington Banner

All About Town: Vacant property ordinance will be a positive for the community

I note, with sadness, the passing of Rick Burgess. He was always upbeat, positive, and open in the times we met.

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Valley Voice

Educator Comes Home To Vermont To Take Lead Position At Mount Abraham

Principal Gaynell Lyman, Mount Abraham Union High School's new leader always knew she wanted to be a teacher and Vermont schools gave her a passion for learning and teaching. Lyman was born in Bennington, grew up in Newport attending North Country Union High School and earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Vermont.

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The Brattleboro Reformer

Police shootings in 2014 double average

Vermont police have fired their weapons at suspects in five instances this year, the most in one year and double the average since the attorney general's office began investigating all officer-involved shootings 17 years ago. The most recent was Thursday when a state trooper shot and wounded a woman in Bristol who was waving a gun and refused officers' order to put it down.

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

The Bennington Banner

Woman accused of posing for sexual photos near 2-year-old

A Manchester Center woman is facing charges after an ex-boyfriend turned over to police photos of her posing in a sexually explicit manner within a few inches of a child. Monica Rusk, 23, pleaded not guilty Monday to two felony counts of lewd and lascivious conduct.

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The Bennington Banner

GPS ankle bracelet leads police to make arrest in suspected drug case

Philip R. Hollendonner, 52, of Pownal, pleaded not guilty Monday in Vermont Superior Court to a felony counts of cocaine delivery and narcotic delivery, misdemeanor charges of cocaine possession and narcotic possession, and one count of violating release conditions. He was released on conditions he not contact a certain woman.

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