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1 hr ago | The Bennington Banner

Vermont labor report reveals rising unemployment rate

The Vermont Department of Labor report for the month of July revealed a continued shrinking labor force and rising unemployment rate, both statewide and in Bennington County.

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Related Topix: Vermont, Law, Employment / Labor Law, Small Business, Personal Finance, US Governors, Peter Shumlin, Bennington, VT

Fri Aug 22, 2014

The Bennington Banner

Morning Briefing for August 22

The Bennington County Choral Society will begin rehearsals for its December concert, The Majesty of Music under the direction of new director Cailin Marcel Manson on September 8. Choral pieces by Handel, Vaughn Williams, and Rutter will be featured.

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Related Topix: Bennington, VT, Putney, VT, Dorset County, England, United Kingdom, Life, Labor Day, Holidays, Grafton, VT

Thu Aug 21, 2014

WCAX-TV Burlington

Battle brewing over effort to move accused killer

October 25, 1991 is a day many in Bennington will never forget. Officials say disgruntled Eveready Battery company employee Elizabeth Teague shot and killed her supervisor, Jonathan Perryman, injured three others and attempted to burn down the plant with homemade Molotov cocktails.

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Related Topix: Bennington, VT, Violent Crime, Brattleboro, VT

Manchester Journal

Perfect pitch

I would like to take this opportunity to thank so many people for the success of the Young Professionals Mixer featuring FreshTracks Capital.

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Related Topix: Brattleboro, VT, Bennington, VT, Vermont, Montpelier, VT, Opinion

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Bennington Banner

Four vie for Dem. nomination in House District 2-2

Four people are vying for the Democratic party nomination for state representative in House District 2-2, but only two will make it to the general election.

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Related Topix: Bennington, VT

Manchester Journal

Dorset Select Board reviews hazard plans

A multitude of issues were aired out at the Dorset Select Board meeting Tuesday night, ranging from proposed changes to the town plan, a public hearing about a vicious dog and an emergency mitigation plan.

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Related Topix: Dorset, VT, FEMA, US News

Tue Aug 19, 2014

WCAX-TV Burlington

Bennington teacher faces sexual assault charges

She walked into court on her own accord but left in handcuffs after prosecutors say she took advantage of her position as an authority figure over minors with emotional issues.

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Related Topix: Bennington, VT

The Bennington Banner

Small business financing roundtable lays out options

Many entities exist to help business owners obtain financing, and program representatives gathered at Community College of Vermont on Monday to talk about what they can offer.

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Related Topix: Small Business, Personal Finance, Vermont, Bennington, VT

The Brattleboro Reformer

Assault conviction overturned by Vermont Supreme Court

The Vermont Supreme Court overturned the conviction of a man found guilty of domestic assault for an incident in July 2012.

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Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Wilmington, VT, Pownal, VT

Sun Aug 17, 2014

The Bennington Banner

Anniversary memories linger

Battle Day Weekend has come and gone but the 50th Anniversary memories will linger.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Food Festival, Bennington, VT, Opinion

Sat Aug 16, 2014

The Bennington Banner

Roses to Bennington's Battle Day

ROSES to Bennington's Battle Day celebrations this weekend. What a fun little holiday we have to call our own.

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Related Topix: Shaftsbury, VT, Opinion

The Bennington Banner

Sears endorses Republican incumbent Scott for lieutenant governor

A Democrat from Bennington County is endorsing a Republican for lieutenant governor, a move he says is in the interest of keeping the government balanced.

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Related Topix: US News, Bennington, VT

Fri Aug 15, 2014

The Bennington Banner

College purchase of hotel could be a boon to downtown

College President Mark Ballard said the sale was finalized two weeks ago. The lodge, at 250 Main St., is between Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales Church and the Dollar General.

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Related Topix: Brattleboro, VT, Bennington, VT

Thu Aug 14, 2014

The Bennington Banner

Celebrity suicide affects more than one: Local resources available...

Robin Williams battled depression and mental illness. He and more locally, Vermont Law School Professor Cheryl Hanna, each individually took their own lives within the last month.

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Related Topix: Vermont Law School, Suicide, Psychology, Science, Bennington, VT

Wed Aug 13, 2014

The Bennington Banner

Select board votes to move forward with Kocher Drive bike path

With the town saying it will do part of the work and the state kicking in about $150,000, the final design phase of a bicycle and pedestrian path along Kocher Drive can begin.

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Fri Aug 08, 2014

The Bennington Banner

Thorns to continued state snafus with the Vermont Health Connect website

THORNS to the state's too-little, too-late decision to cut ties with CGI, the Canadian IT firm that was hired to create the Vermont Health Connect website.

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, Patrick Leahy, Vermont, Vershire, VT, Bennington, VT, Ceredigion County, Wales, World News, United Kingdom, Opinion

Wed Aug 06, 2014

Manchester Journal

Dorset opts for village designation

Tyler Yandow, zoning administrator, said this designation, approved during the planning commission meeting Tuesday night, would put the town in a better position to apply for different types of grants from the state.

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Related Topix: Dorset, VT, Dorset County, England, United Kingdom, East Dorset, VT, Bennington, VT, Manchester, VT

The Bennington Banner

Pownal man accused of hitting woman with screwdriver

A man who police have been looking for since April was in court Monday to answer charges that he hit a woman in the head with a screwdriver and damaged her car.

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Related Topix: Pownal, VT, Bennington, VT

Tue Aug 05, 2014

The Bennington Banner

UCS developmental services clients attend 'Gathering Place Camp'

United Counseling Services of Bennington County is holding its annual "Gathering Place Camp" this week at Camp Ondawa, which is offered to clients of UCS Developmental Services, empowering intellectually-disabled adults with ideals of fun, freedom and responsibility.

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Related Topix: Arlington, VT

The Bennington Banner

UCS's 'Camp Be a Kid' returns for secong year at Lake Paran

United Counseling Services of Bennington County began offering its six-week day camp for Youth and Family Services clients, "Camp be a Kid," in 2013.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

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