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17 hrs ago | Manchester Journal

Town's tax rate declines

Residents of Arlington will have a smaller tax bill this September. At Monday night's select board meeting, the board approved the 2014 tax rate of $1.7358.

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Related Topix: Arlington, VT

21 hrs ago | Manchester Journal

Hotel/Retail complex raises concerns

Our Town Boards have approved the Hampton Inn and Retail Complex just south of town center on Route 7A.

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Related Topix: Big Box Retailers, Manchester, VT, Bennington, VT, Opinion

Wed Jul 30, 2014

The Bennington Banner

Cost of elementary education: How school districts in region compare

Those who follow schools in Vermont are most likely familiar with two numbers that are often talked about: NECAP test scores and a school's cost per student.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Vermont, Standardized Testing, Education, Rutland County, VT, Shaftsbury, VT

Berkshire Eagle

Models remember Norman Rockwell

Decades after he painted their young faces into lasting symbols of blissful innocence and post-war American prosperity, Norman Rockwell's models -- the local people who posed for him during his time in Arlington -- will reunite this weekend at Bennington Museum to celebrate Rockwell's legacy and share their stories of working with the celebrated ... (more)

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Related Topix: Painting, Arts

Tue Jul 29, 2014

The Bennington Banner

Charges filed in May rollover crash

Misdemeanor charges have been filed against a Pownal woman who in May crashed her vehicle into two houses on Route 346.

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Related Topix: Pownal, VT, Shaftsbury, VT

The Bennington Banner

Morning Briefing -- Tuesday, July 29

Cheney Library will have storytime for preschoolers and their caregivers on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Several of the classic tales and songs.

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Related Topix: Preschoolers, Family, Hard Choices, Books, Bennington, VT

Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Bennington Banner

Southshire Challenge seeks businesses, schools to participate

With last year's very successful Southshire Challenge in the rear window, the program's steering committee is looking for schools and businesses to participate in the 2014-2015 edition of the program.

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Related Topix: Bennington, VT, Shaftsbury, VT

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Bennington Banner

Roses to the fun, educational summer programs for kids at Bennington Free Library

ROSES to the innovative summer programs for kids at Bennington Free Library. This week there was a toy hacking workshop that allowed the young attendees to learn about circuitry and how small electronics work by giving them the chance to take apart and put back together old toys.

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Related Topix: Vermont, Bennington, VT, Shaftsbury, VT, Opinion

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Bennington Banner

Bennington County June labor report reveals 4.5% unemployment

State labor force data has drawn out labor trends manifest of Bennington's economy.

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Related Topix: Law, Employment / Labor Law

Manchester Journal

Rockwell models reunite

During Bennington Arts Weekend , models who posed for Norman Rockwell while he lived in Arlington will gather at the Bennington Museum for their annual reunion.

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Related Topix: Arlington, VT, Life, Holidays, Lughnasadh

Manchester Journal

Depot Street overhaul topic of discussion

The Depot Street corridor study was presented to the public at a meeting of the Planning Commission Monday, July 21, by Mark Anders, the Bennington County Regional Commission's regional planner.

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Related Topix: Manchester, VT

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Bennington Banner

Draft housing study indicates upgrade needed

A draft housing study suggests the town's housing stock is not a factor in business' desire to locate here, but that's not necessarily good thing.

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Related Topix: Bennington, VT

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Bennington Banner

Morning Briefing -- Wednesday, July 23

The Thrift Shop at Christ United Methodist Church just south off Route 67 is open every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon.

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Related Topix: Fitness, Yoga

The Brattleboro Reformer

Police report in Santiago shooting released

Before Michael Santiago was shot and killed by Brattleboro Police Department Sgt.

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Related Topix: Brattleboro, VT

Sun Jul 20, 2014

The Bennington Banner

Catamount Prowl sells 28 painted cat sculptures, raising $60,000

The Bennington Area Chamber of Commerce put on its "Midsummer Night's Catamount Prowl and Auction" on Saturday night to sell off the products of a two-year community art project.

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Related Topix: Bennington, VT

Sat Jul 19, 2014

The Bennington Banner

SVHC plans to open same-day clinic in the fall

People in immediate need of a doctor -- but who don't need the emergency room -- may have another option this fall.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Pownal, VT, Wilmington, VT, Manchester, VT, Bennington, VT

Tue Jul 15, 2014

The Bennington Banner

New state-run website encourages flood preparedness

The state of Vermont launched on Monday a new website designed to help town officials and homeowners be more prepared in the event of a flood disaster.

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Related Topix: Arlington, VT

Mon Jul 14, 2014

The Bennington Banner

Addressing concerns about the Shires Housing proposal

Shires Housing is planning to build 24 new apartments on a vacant residential site close to downtown Bennington.

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Related Topix: Bennington, VT, Opinion

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Tick checks urged year after Lyme disease peaked

In 2013, the state confirmed 674 cases of the disease, a big increase over 2012, with 386 cases, and 2011, with 476 cases.

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Related Topix: Lyme Disease, Medicine, Health, Rutland County, VT, Windsor County, VT, Chittenden County, VT

Fri Jul 11, 2014

The Bennington Banner

Pownal selectmen review bike route proposal

The Pownal selectmen met with Bruce Lierman of Western New England Greenway during its regular meeting on Thursday night to hear the organization's proposal for extending its touring bike route through Pownal.

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Related Topix: Pownal, VT, Montpelier, VT, Wilmington, VT

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