Latest Bennington News

Vermont woman who shot dog found guilty of animal cruelty

Jun. 19, 2022 12:33 PM EDT

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. Joyce Cornell, 48, of Sandgate, was convicted by a judge Friday...

Man arraigned in woman's murder; faces drug, gun charges

Jun. 03, 2022 17:28 PM EDT

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....

Man charged with murder in 2019 death after remains IDed

Jun. 02, 2022 09:51 AM EDT

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...

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...