BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont woman who shot her dog twice and left it chained outside in the snow so severely injured that it was later euthanized has been found guilty of aggravated cruelty and animal torture.
BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man pleaded not guilty Friday to second-degree murder in the 2019 death of a woman whose remains were found in a gravel pit in Searsburg.
Deven Moffitt, 32, of Bennington, was also charged Friday with drug and gun felonies, according to the U.S.
SEARSBURG, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police have arrested a man on a murder charge in the 2019 death of a woman following the identification of her jawbone and other remains found in a gravel pit.
Deven Moffitt, 32, of Bennington was taken into custody on a second-degree murder charge on Wednesday in the death of Jessica Hildenbrandt, 43, of Ballston Spa, New York, police said in a news release.
COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) —
Planned Parenthood of Northern New England will close four health centers in Vermont and one in New Hampshire next month, while also expanding the days of operation at seven other centers in the region.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Gov. Phil Scott signed a bill into law Thursday that will allow people exposed to toxic substances to sue the culpable facility for medical testing or procedures to monitor for diseases from the exposure.
A federal judge has given final approval to a $34 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit against a plastics company over toxic chemical contamination of soil and groundwater in a southern Vermont community.
A Vermont judge refused Thursday to seal the records from a decades-old sexual assault case that had been scheduled to go to trial this year, but was canceled after the death of the defendant.
In a Thursday ruling, Vermont Superior Court Judge Cortland Corsones said it was in the “interest of justice” to keep open the records in the case of Leonard Forte who was convicted after a 1988 jury trial, but the verdict was overturned after a judge ruled the prosecutor had been too emotional.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Four visitor centers across Vermont are honoring the state's fallen military veterans with a new display.
The ‘Vermont Remembers: Fallen Heroes Memorial’ was a collaboration between the Office of Veteran Affairs, the Department of Buildings and General Services and Shadows & Light Design, officials said.
BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) —
Two Massachusetts men have been arrested on drug charges after police said they seized about $81,000 worth of drugs from a Bennington apartment and vehicle parked outside.
BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Bennington task force is seeking opinions from the public about a recommendation for a Police Department review board in the southwestern Vermont community.
Bennington’s 10-member Safety and Equity Task Force released its recommendations to the select board last week for the creation of a police advisory review board.
BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Bennington County sheriff will not seek reelection after nearly 14 years in office.
BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont judge has dismissed a decades-old sexual assault case against a Florida man nearly a month after the suspect died at his home, but prosecutors want to make sure the case isn't removed from the public record.
BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Police are looking for a driver who hit an elderly woman in a Bennington parking lot and fled the scene on Monday.
Surveillance footage in the Vermont community shows the front end of a white SUV hit the woman around 2:45 p.m.
BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A federal judge has given preliminary approval to a $34 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit against a chemical company over contamination of groundwater and soil in a southern Vermont community.
BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A nonprofit group wants to open a grocery store in downtown Bennington and has secured a $200,000 loan from the town to do so.
BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A southern Vermont police chief says gangs from Massachusetts are behind more of the recent drug arrests and violence in the area.
Bennington Police Chief Paul Doucette his department is taking the issue seriously and they are working to counter the gang activity with federal law enforcement and police departments in Massachusetts.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont on Tuesday reported its highest number of hospitalizations from COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.
A total of 84 people were hospitalized, with 22 in intensive care, according to the Vermont Department of Health.
LYNDON, Vt. (AP) — General contractor J.A. McDonald, Inc. has agreed to pay $637,500 to settle allegations of deficient work on federally funded bridge projects in southern Vermont that caused the state to unwittingly present false claims for payment to the federal government, the U.S.
BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — After voters turned down a $3.5 million bond to pay for improvements to the athletic complex at the Mount Anthony Union High School in Bennington, the committee working on the project wants to come up with a proposal that voters support.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's unemployment rate remained at 2.8% in October, unchanged from the previous month, the state Labor Department said Friday.
The national unemployment rate for October was 4.6%, a drop of ten-tenths of a percentage point from September.
BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — New pipes bringing water to more than 440 homes near Bennington have finished being installed after chemical contamination was found in groundwater wells in 2016.
BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A chemical company has agreed to pay $34 million to compensate residents of a Vermont town for chemical contamination in groundwater and soil.
BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — After voters turned down a $3.5 million bond to pay for improvements to the athletic complex at the Mount Anthony Union High School in Bennington, the question remains about what to do with the dilapidated athletic field.
BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A dormant hydroelectric plant in Vermont is planning to reopen under new ownership after its closure in 2018.
According to town property records, the Vermont Tissue Paper hydroelectric plant was sold to North Bennington Hydroelectric for $100,000 on Oct.
BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Bennington Select Board has voted to apply for a grant to pay for work to explore potential uses for the downtown Vermont National Guard Armory building.
BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A new report looking for possible ways to redevelop the now-closed the Energizer industrial buildings in Bennington says it could be converted into hundreds of units of much needed housing for the community.
BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Police took a 17-year-old male into custody near a Vermont high school after investigating a report of a threat that resulted in a brief lockdown Thursday.
The teen was overheard making a comment involving the safety of students at Mount Anthony Union High School in Bennington on Thursday morning, police said in a news release.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's unemployment rate dropped a tenth of a percentage point to 2.9% in September, the state Labor Department said Friday.
The national rate last month was 4.8%, a drop of four-tenths of a percentage point August.
BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — An $11 million pilot project to dig up, remove and replace old lead water pipes from more than 1,500 homes has begun in Vermont.
The state said the federally funded project will begin in Bennington, although it’s likely that there are lead water fixtures in communities across Vermont.
BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — An Abraham Lincoln statue at a Vermont museum has been vandalized with the number “38," which police say they believe is a reference to the execution of 38 Native Americans ordered by the former president in 1862.
ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) — More than $3.6 million in tax incentives is going to 28 projects in designated downtowns and village centers around Vermont, Gov. Phil Scott announced.
The awards announced on Thursday are expected to help spur over $83 million in building and public infrastructure improvements, Scott said.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — President Joe Biden has signed a disaster declaration for damage caused by storms that hit the southern Vermont counties of Windham and Bennington at the end of July, the office of Vermont Gov.
BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A citizen task force designing a future panel that will provide oversight of the Bennington Police Department is moving forward and hoping to present a report to town officials by January.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Gov. Phil Scott asked the federal government Tuesday to help Bennington and Windham counties recover from summer flooding.
Scott said communities in the two southern Vermont counties suffered an estimated $4 million in damage from flooding that occurred on July 29 and 30.
BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Bennington, Vermont will transform into “Garlic Town, USA” on Saturday to celebrate of all things garlic.
Bennington's annual Garlic and Herb Festival is held every year on Labor Day weekend.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's unemployment rate decreased slightly in July to 3%, the state Labor Department said Friday.
The rate was a decrease of one-tenth of one percentage point from June.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A parade, historical re-enactments and other festivities once again marked Bennington Battle Day after a year off because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The events were held during the weekend ahead of Monday, a Vermont state holiday on the anniversary of the Revolutionary War victory over the British at the Battle of Bennington.
BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's storied Bennington Battle Day holiday is being celebrated this weekend in Bennington.
The events are returning this weekend after most were canceled last year because of the pandemic.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The extended eviction moratorium mandated by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention affects five Vermont counties.
The order that was issued Tuesday applies to areas of the country experiencing high levels of coronavirus spread.
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — The state is going to ask the Federal Emergency Management Agency to see if the damage caused by flooding in southern Vermont will qualify for disaster assistance.
To qualify, Vermont must show there is at least a million dollars' worth of damage and recovery costs.
BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A giant ladderback chair that stands 19 feet (5.8 meters) tall may be big but it wasn't tough enough for some vandals.
Damage to the massive “Big Chair” made from 3,000 pounds (1,361 kilograms) of cedar and white pine was captured early Thursday by surveillance video outside a credit union where the chair sits.
BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Little League championship series is being moved after a player on one team tested positive for COVID-19.
The positive case on the Bennington team for players ages 10 to 12 forced the team to withdraw from the tournament, which had been scheduled for this coming weekend in Bennington.
BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont town board is considering whether to revive the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance now that it is holding in-person meetings again after it stopped the practice at the beginning of the pandemic.
BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that he crashed a car into a house while driving drunk, injuring a Vermont couple who were sitting in the living room.
The vehicle missed the couple, both 73, “by only several feet" on Tuesday evening, Vermont State Police Trooper Justin Walker said in a statement.
BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Officials in Bennington are looking for ideas about how to reuse a battery manufacturing plant in the southern Vermont community that is closing down.
The Bennington County Regional Commission was hired by the town to produce a detailed reuse plan for the nearly 300,000-square-foot complex now used by Energizer.
BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A former New York police detective who awaits trial on charges that he sexually assaulted a girl at his vacation home in Vermont in the 1980s has now been accused of misrepresenting claims of poor health and his inability to travel to Vermont.
BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Bennington is applying for a $1 million grant to be used to buy two homes and turn them into housing for people recovering from substance misuse.
The Select Board voted this past week to approve the grant application request from housing developer Shires Housing, the Bennington Banner reported.
BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man charged with violating a 2018 state law restricting the size of large-capacity ammunition magazines has pleaded not guilty to violating the conditions of his release.
BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A new town board has been proposed in Bennington to allow community involvement in decision-making concerning public safety and equity issues.
The Community Policing Work Group of the Bennington Select Board released a draft proposal for the new board on Thursday, the Bennington Banner reported.