Latest Bennington News

Planned Parenthood to close 5 centers in north New England

May. 13, 2022 17:08 PM EDT

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. The organization announced the...

VT governor signs bill for toxic exposure medical monitoring

Apr. 21, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

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. The governor's bill signing came three days...

Judge approves $34M settlement over PFOA contamination

Apr. 19, 2022 18:28 PM EDT

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. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corporation will pay $26.2 million...

Saint-Gobain to provide drinking water to 1,000 properties

Apr. 18, 2022 14:12 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A chemical company agreed Monday to providing drinking water to about 1,000 properties in New Hampshire that showed elevated levels of toxic industrial compounds associated with serious health conditions. The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services and...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Apr. 15, 2022 07:14 AM EDT

Bangor Daily News. April 14, 2022. Editorial: Rick Lawrence makes welcome history as 1st Black justice confirmed to Maine high court Supremely qualified people keep making history. This week, the Maine Senate confirmed Judge Rick Lawrence to the Maine Supreme Judicial...

Judge won't seal sex assault case after defendant's death

Mar. 24, 2022 17:57 PM EDT

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...

New veterans memorial display at Vermont visitor centers

Feb. 27, 2022 11:09 AM EST

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...

2 arrested after police seize $81K in drugs in Bennington

Feb. 23, 2022 12:00 PM EST

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. Police were responding to a call of unwanted men in an apartment early...