Camp Green Mountain , June 24th – August 30, 2019

For more information please click the following links:
Camp Green Mountain Flyer
Camp Green Mountain Registration Form

Water Quality Day – May 30, 2019

Open House 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Discover the amazing high tech & science at Bennington’s drinking water plant–1378 Vermont Rt. 9!

Please click the following link to the Water Quality Day Flyer

Town Clerk’s Office Closure – May 21, 2019 – 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Office Closure:  Town Clerk

 The Town Clerk’s Office will be closed Tuesday, May 21, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM to attend a training.  This is the Town Clerk’s Office ONLY, all other offices are open regular hours. 



Select Board Meeting – May 13, 2019

M E E T I N G   N O T I C E
Monday, May 13, 2019
Bennington Fire Facility
Multi-Purpose Room – 3rd Floor
130 River Street
Bennington, VT 05201
6:00 PM
1. Pledge of Allegiance
2. Consent Agenda (6:00 PM – 6:10 PM)
A. Minutes of April 22, and April 29, 2019
B. Warrants
C. Proclamation for EMS Week
3. Public Comment (6:10 PM – 6:25 PM)
4. Planning Commission Update (6:25 PM – 6:55 PM)
5. Downtown Improvement District Workplan and Funding
(6:55 PM – 7:35 PM)
6. UCS Lease for Gage Street Property (7:35 PM – 7:50 PM)
7. Proposal to name the Splash Pad site Pleasant Park
(7:50 PM – 8:00 PM)
8. Liquor License (8:00 PM – 8:05 PM)
9. Manager’s Report (8:05 PM – 8:20 PM)
10. Upcoming Agenda (8:20 PM – 8:25 PM)
11. Other Business (8:25 PM – 8:35 PM)
12. Executive Session
A. Legal


Bennington Senior Center hosting – Soup to Nuts

Image of painting of medieval kitchen helpers

Please click the link below for information on Soup to Nuts:

Soup to Nuts: An Eccentric History of Food, Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 1:00 P.M.

Special School Election Announced

The voters of the Southwest Vermont Union Elementary School District, comprised of the current Bennington School District Inc. and the current Pownal, Shaftsbury and Woodford Town School Districts will be voting on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 to approve a budget for the upcoming fiscal year. Ballots are now available for early absentee voting.

The Bennington polls will be open on June 11, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM at the Bennington Fire Department on River Street. Please note the limited polling hours. If you believe it will be difficult for you to get to the polls during these hours, please call (802-442-1043), email ( or stop into the Town Clerk’s Office for an early absentee ballot. We will be happy to assist you. If you have previously requested absentee ballots for the calendar year, you can expect your ballot within the next several days.

As always, please do not hesitate to contact the office with any questions.

SVCOA offers free Powerful Tools for Caregivers course in Bennington – May 22, 2019

For Immediate Release: May 7, 2019
Media Contact: Aaron Brush, 802-772-7835


SVCOA offers free Powerful Tools for Caregivers course in Bennington

BENNINGTON, Vt. – Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging will be hosting its popular “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” course in Bennington this spring with a six-week class kicking off on May 22.

The course, which is free and offered to caregivers who are caring for family members, friends and neighbors, among others, is designed to give participants the tools to be a highly effective caregiver while also ensuring that they are taking care of themselves as well.

The class is not intended for career caregivers who are employed by a health care, home care or hospice service.

“The Powerful Tools for Caregivers course covers a range of caregiving topics, such as using community supports and services one might not know about, boosting your confidence in coping with the demands of caregiving, and managing the various emotions that can result from caregiving experiences,” said Aaron Brush, caregiver, volunteer and senior companion coordinator with SVCOA.

All class participants will also receive a free copy of “The Caregiver Handbook,” valued at $25.

The course will be held on Wednesdays from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. at Bennington Project Independence at 614 Harwood Hill Road in Bennington. Refreshments will be provided. The class runs through June 26.

Pre-registration is required.  For more information or to register, contact Aaron Brush at 802-772-7835 or


Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging exists to be a community force in creating and sustaining opportunities for elders and caregivers in our region to help assure that elders are able to maintain maximum independence and quality of life.

For more information about SVCOA, visit

Pool Schedule – April 29th – June 1, 2019

Please view the Morning and Afternoon Pool Schedule below:

April 29th – June 1, 2019 Pool Schedule

Town of Bennington and Berkshire Family YMCA Partnership







Please click the link below for a handout of the partnership between the Town of Bennington and Berkshire Family YMCA:

Town of Bennington and Berkshire Family YMCA Partnership


Don’t forget to vote!


The voters of the Bennington, Pownal, Shaftsbury and Woodford School Districts will be voting Tuesday, April 23, 2019 to elect permanent Board Members to the newly formed Southwest Vermont Union Elementary School District. Check with your Town for polling hours and locations.