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BENNINGTON — As Vermont's population continues to age, the concern for food insecurity among seniors is growing.Advocates for health, nutrition and seniors gathered in Bennington on Jan. 11 for a regular Hunger Free Council meeting. … more
ARLINGTON — Patients were seen in newly renovated and updated exam rooms on Monday at the Battenkill Valley Health Center. By summer, the entire project will be finished with a dental practice, more staff and advanced technology. Demolition on … more
True love is staying with the same person for 63 years. Or experiencing a new kind of love the second time down the aisle.Roberta and Howard Smith's marriage still carries the glow of soulmates who met in their late teens. The couple moved from … more
@benningtonbanner.comMANCHESTER — In order to help rescued horses, a local equine organization is hosting their 3rd annual Boots and Baskets fundraiser.The Dorset Equine Rescue is hoping to raise more than $2,000 this year at the Feb. 16 … more
MANCHESTER — Tony Perry could be described as a business success whose roots in the restaurant and hospitality industry started here with establishments such as the Five Flys nightclub and the Sirloin Saloon restaurant. But friends and family say that's just scratching the surface of Perry, who passed away in Vail, Colo. on Jan. 21 at the age of 79. They remembered him as a Renaissance man who loved skiing, fishing and hunting, travel and native American art, and as a loyal friend who built his business by treating employees well. more
MANCHESTER — The town will have a new Select Board member come next month, as Carol Lattuga has decided not to run for re-election.But Lattuga's departure will not leave the town's governing body without female representation, as two women are … more
ARLINGTON — Despite Gov. Phil Scott's budget presentation on Jan. 24, which called for all schools to level fund their fiscal 2018 budgets, Arlington is going ahead with plans for major facility renovations.The board hired Montpelier-based … more
MANCHESTER — Progress continues with the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) in hopes of establishing a bus route from Manchester to the Albany/Rensselaer, N.Y. train station. Mark Anders, a regional planner from the Bennington County … more
DORSET — Spending and tax rates are set to increase slightly in Dorset under a Fiscal 2018 town budget proposal approved by the Select Board on Monday at a public forum.Due to new law enforcement services and the addition of an assessment … more
BENNINGTON—Vermont isn't the second healthiest state anymore. According to a report from the United Health Foundation, the state fell to No. 5, following Minnesota at fourth. Connecticut ranked third and Massachusetts was runner up to Hawaii, … more
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