Bennington

Attorney General TJ Donovan announced the results of the investigation into the alleged racial harassment of former state Rep.  Kiah Morris on Januart 14, 2019.
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Local branches of the NAACP and the American Civil Liberties Union are calling on state officials to investigate the Bennington Police Department.

The state is close to reaching an agreement with the company linked to widespread water contamination around Bennington.

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Attorney General TJ Donovan said Monday he will not file charges in the reported racial harassment of former State Rep. Kiah Morris, though he believes Morris and her family were victims.

The Bennington County Courthouse. Incumbent State’s attorney Erica Marthage faces a challenge from her former deputy Christina Rainville.
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On election day, Vermonters will go to the polls to vote on candidates for a number of offices across the state. One race that doesn't usually get much attention is state's attorney. All 14 county prosecutors are up for re-election. Only four of the races are contested.

Vermont Attorney General TJ Donovan stands before a microphone.
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The Vermont Attorney General’s Office has taken over an investigation into allegations of racial harassment against a sitting state lawmaker in Bennington, amid criticism from racial justice advocates over local law enforcement’s handling of the case.

Rep. Kiah Morris, left, speaks at a podium during a Statehouse press conference about a racial justice bill back in March.
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Bennington Rep. Kiah Morris is speaking up about her decision not to seek re-election — and she said being the target of hate both online and in the real world played a factor in her decision to withdraw her candidacy. 

Headshot of Kiah Morris in the Vermont House chamber.
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The Vermont Attorney General’s Office is investigating online threats made against a state representative from Bennington.

Rep. Kiah Morris at a podium in March speaking about racial justice legislation
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Bennington Rep. Kiah Morris is no longer seeking re-election.

A clock at Four Corners in Bennington, pictured here in July 2014
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There could be a governmental shift coming to Bennington. On Town Meeting Day, voters will decide if the town should elect a mayor, instead of sticking with the town manager system that's currently in place.

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The Agency of Natural Resources is poking holes in a report that says Saint-Gobain was not responsible for some of the PFOA contamination in Bennington.

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A downtown development project in Bennington is back on track after Congress preserved crucial funding sources in the tax bill that President Trump signed last week.

Paint chips on a wood surface
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lengthy investigation by Reuters News identified thousands of U.S. communities with lead levels more than twice those found in Flint, Michigan, during that city's notorious water crisis — and several of those communities are in Vermont.

This drawing shows part of the plan developers have for The Putnam Block in downtown Bennington.
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A development group in Bennington says it's acquired a major downtown property that's part of a $50 million renovation project.

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An investment group in Bennington says it needs more time before finalizing a deal to purchase a major downtown property. In July, investors said they secured a 90-day purchase and sale agreement for the historic Putnam Hotel, and five other buildings in the center of Bennington.

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The course of history is often shaped by the outcome of battles, even small ones.  That's the case with the Battle of Bennington, which was fought back in August 1777.  Phil Holland is an English teacher at Community College of Vermont and the author of the new book A Guide to the Battle of Bennington and the Bennington Monument.

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For the past several years, co-working spaces have been popping up across Vermont, from Bennington to Burlington; Vergennes to St. Johnsbury.

While each location is different, they all share some common goals. Foremost among them is helping new businesses get started.

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An investment group wants to bring residential housing and new office space to a former downtown Bennington hotel with a plan to jumpstart economic development across southwestern Vermont.

Bennington County Towns Look To Improve Local Economy

Mar 18, 2016
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In Bennington County, concerns are growing about a regional economy that’s only slowly rebounding from the Great Recession.

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The state is ramping up its efforts to protect North Bennington residents from potential widespread hazardous chemical exposure.

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Four years after Tropical Storm Irene devastated central and southern Vermont, federal officials have identified nearly 900 properties in Bennington County as being in high-risk areas for future floods.

Property owners now have a three-month window to buy flood insurance before the cost of coverage will increase.

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