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YMCA partnership is a win for Bennington
As seen in the Bennington Banner: http://www.benningtonbanner.com/stories/ymca-partnership-is-a-win-for-be... The town has known about its need for improved recreational programs since at least...
Bennington to contract with Berkshire YMCA
By Jim Therrien, as seen in the Berkshire Eagle: http://www.berkshireeagle.com/stories/vermont-town-to-contract-with-berk... Jacobs and Hurd said the impetus for the effort dates to the 2012...
Insulated panels help reduce energy use
Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) make up one of the most sustainable, energy-efficient construction methods in the residential and light commercial building industry today. Essentially, these are...
Renters 101 offers training
From the Bennington Banner: http://www.benningtonbanner.com/community/ci_28115453/renters-101-offers... BENNINGTON >> Bennington Renters 101 recently offered a free training for Bennington...
Southern Vt. town revisits fluoridation
By Patrick McArdle, Times Argus: http://www.timesargus.com/article/20150121/NEWS03/701219903 BENNINGTON — Voters in Bennington will be asked in March to weigh in on whether they want the town’s...
Downtown Wi-Fi kickoff will be celebrated during Midnight Madness
by KEITH WHITCOMB JR., Staff Writer BENNINGTON -- The town's annual Midnight Madness event will coincide with a celebration of the recent Wi-Fi project completed in the downtown. As part of the...
Wi-Fi Coverage Continues to Grow
Although we have been crossing the state to launch numerous Wi-Fi zones over the past few weeks, each town we’re in is so distinctive that every launch is a special experience. Last Thursday, we...
How One Vermont Supervisory Union is Integrating Digital Tools
  The Vermont Digital Economy Project has been very active in promoting digital skills-building through its Internet Intern program at 24 Vermont libraries and by making digital workforce training...
Bennington gets new Wi-Fi service
BENNINGTON, Vt. - Surfing the Internet in Bennington is getting a whole lot easier. A new Wi-Fi service is up and running downtown. The free access is part of an effort by Vermont's Council on Rural...
Bennington’s downtown now a Wi-Fi zone
By Patrick McArdle BENNINGTON — It’s a digital world, and visitors and residents alike can now get free access to it through the public Wi-Fi zone in downtown Bennington. People using laptops,...
Bennington To Launch New Wi-Fi Zone at "Midnight Madness"
BENNINGTON, VT - On July 17th, from 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm, Bennington, Vermont, will celebrate its public downtown Wi-Fi zone, which is free for residents and visitors alike. The zone was funded,...
Time bank thriving after one year
BENNINGTON -- What started out as five people thinking a time bank would be a neat idea has grown over the past year to boast 84 members who have exchanged 343 hours between each other. Hour of Our...
Video ~ New Wi-Fi zones popping up in Vt.
Caitlin Lovegrove, Outreach and Network Manager of VCRD's Digital Economy Project, and Chris Campbell of the Vermont Telecom Authority talk about new Wi-Fi zones being installed by the Vermont...
"Madness" gets Main Street hopping
BENNINGTON -- Downtown retailers were open late for the "most important night of the year to be on Main Street" -- the third Thursday in July, known as Midnight Madness in Bennington. For nearly...
Video on CAT-TV: Bennington Community Visit
Paul Costello and Joe Krawczyk talk about the upcoming community visit process that kicks on on March 15 in Bennington.
Joint town/school budget presentation to be held next week
BENNINGTON -- It may seem like an obvious thing to do, but for the first time the local school district and the Select Board will host a joint budget presentation. "Better informed" The...
Bennington’s First Fridays back on track for July
BENNINGTON -- Throughout the summer season and into October, Downtown Bennington will hold "First Friday" celebrations on the first Friday of every month. The concept for Bennington’s First Fridays...
Keeping The Youth in Vermont
I’ve been struck by census data on rural communities that shows that some rural towns across the country are rapidly urbanizing and others are losing population, especially young people. Vermont is...
Update on Bennington's "Downtown as a Destination" project
Members of the "Downtown as a Destination” task force have been meeting since it's formation through the VCRD Community Visit process in 2012. John Shannahan, chair of the committee, reports some...
VISTA volunteers to work with local community
BENNINGTON -- A pair of volunteers from a federal program will be attached to the local hospital for the next year, working with youth to address poverty and nutrition in the Bennington area. ...one...
Bennington Community Visit Report - 2012
During the Community Visit process in Bennington, community members identified 4 priority areas for future action: Advance a Bennington Community Center and Improve the Recreation Center, Develop a...
Work begins on goals set through community planning meetings
BENNINGTON -- Local residents began working Wednesday toward four community goals identified last month as part of the Vermont Council on Rural Development's Community Visit program. Nearly 100...
Stuart Hurd column: Communitywide efforts exerpt
On April 12, I attended the Community Day follow-up meeting. More than 100 people came to the Fire Facility to participate in the formulation of tasks/ideas important to the community. Rather than...
Hey, let's do them all!
It is too bad the community planning initiative Bennington is undertaking with help from the Vermont Council on Rural Development, and the many state officials and experts the process will bring to...
Bennington community defines goals
BENNINGTON -- Residents winnowed more than 20 potential action statements down to four Thursday evening with the help of the Vermont Council on Rural Development as part of that group's ongoing...
Commentary: This is the town's big chance
BENNINGTON ~ I have heard the voice of Bennington, and there is reason for hope. The Vermont Council on Rural Development paid us a visit recently. They held forums to stimulate a discussion on how...
A good start with forums: Now, let's build on that
Bennington residents turned out in impressive numbers Thursday afternoon and evening for nine community forums to offer suggestions and comments on broad topics for possible initiatives that would...
Bennington speaks out at community forums
BENNINGTON, NEAL P. GOSWAMI, Staff Writer -- Local officials and residents fanned out in force in nine separate forums Thursday as part of the Vermont Council on Rural Development's community visit...
Community-wide planning effort to launch
Friday February 24, 2012: KEITH WHITCOMB JR., Staff Writer BENNINGTON -- If other towns are any indication, some changes and new initiatives could be coming to Bennington in the near future. On...
Council wants to know Bennington’s goals
BENNINGTON -- The Council on Rural Development is planning to bring its Community Visit Program to Bennington to help residents identify and achieve goals for the town. Executive Director Paul...
Council on the Future of Vermont Community Forum Notes
From 2007 to 2008 the Council on the Future of Vermont traveled around the state holding public forums and met with farmers, nurses, students, veterans, seniors, businesspeople, advocates, low income...