Free Covid Test Kits – Pickup September 9

The Town of Bennington is partnering with the Vermont Department of Health to make available free Covid-19 test kits for Vermonters.

The antigen test kits were offered to municipalities, libraries, and food shelves as a way to ensure that as many kits are distributed as widely as possible. The Town is happy to be a partner in this effort.

The kits will be given away on a first come, first served basis, on Friday, September 9, from 7:00 am to 8:30 am, and again on that same day at 3:30 pm to 5 pm., while supplies last.

The location is the parking lot behind the Fire Station at 130 River Street in Bennington.

IMPORTANT EXPIRATION NOTE: The antigen test kits being given out are manufactured by AccessBio, lot number CP21L68. These kits may have a printed expiration date of April, 2022 on the box HOWEVER that expiration date has been extended THROUGH OCTOBER 2022. A copy of the letter from the manufacturer specifying that important change is available by CLICKING HERE.


Town Offices Closed Sept. 5 for Labor Day

The Bennington Town Offices will be closed on Monday, September 5, 2022, in observance of Labor Day.

We will reopen on Tuesday, September 6, at 7:30 am.

Bids Requested – County Street Sewer Upgrades

The town of Bennington is requesting bids for the construction of County Street Sewer Upgrades.


Garlic Town USA – September 3

The Southwestern Vermont Chamber of Commerce is doing the annual Garlic Town USA in downtown Bennington again this year. For more information, visit their website by clicking here.



Community Policing Advisory Review Board – CPARB – Meeting August 25

There will be a meeting of the Community Policing Advisory Review Board on August 25, at 5:00 pm, at the Multipurpose room at the Firehouse located at 130 River Street in Bennington.

For details about CPARB and the agenda for the meeting, visit the CPARB page by CLICKING HERE.

Deadline for PFOA Settlement Claims is AUGUST 22

DEADLINE to Claim Your Share of the Bennington PFOA Class Action Settlement

All those eligible to participate in the Bennington PFOA Class Action Settlement MUST file their claim forms before the deadline of August 22, 2022. IF YOU DO NOT FILE YOUR CLAIM FORM ON OR BEFORE 8/22/22, YOU WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS SETTLEMENT. To file your claim form, please go to or call David Silver’s office, (802) 442-6341, for assistance.

Class members may be eligible to receive property damage awards, or to participate in the 15-year Medical Monitoring Program at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, or both. If you owned property in PFOA-affected areas in Bennington, North Bennington and portions of Shaftsbury, as of March 14, 2016, or if you ingested PFOA-containing water in the affected areas and have results from a test (or those offered within the first 90 days of the Program) confirming elevated levels of PFOA in your blood, you are eligible to file claims in this Class Action Settlement. Do so before August 22, 2022, or you will be forever prevented from participating in the Settlement.

For those who have already filed their claim forms and are awaiting their property settlement checks, please understand we are reviewing all submitted claims as fast as possible and, once approved, property settlement checks will be mailed to claimants.

IMPORTANT MESSAGE from the PFOA Class Action Legal Team


Dear Residents of Bennington County:

We understand you may have been contacted by LEX Recovery Group, offering to assist you in filing a claim for compensation in the settlement of Sullivan v. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics. While you may or may not be eligible to share in the settlement, please read the important information below.

Important information:

  • LEX Recovery Group is not a law firm — it is a business group from outside Vermont. It is not affiliated in any way with Class Counsel, the team of attorneys appointed by the Vermont Federal Court to represent all eligible class members in the Sullivan law suit. LEX Recovery Group is not authorized by the Court to assist with the filing of claims.
  • LEX Recovery Group is offering to help you file a claim to share in the Sullivan law suit settlement, AND will charge 25% of your recovery to assist you! HOWEVER, you do not need the help of LEX Recovery Group to file a claim.
  • You can file a claim without paying 25% — by filing on line at Or, if you need help filing your claim, you can call Class Counsel David Silver’s office, at 802-442-6341. Class Counsel will help you, and will not charge you a portion of your potential recovery.
  • If you are an eligible class member entitled to participate in the Sullivan settlement, the DEADLINE for filing a claim form is MONDAY, August 22, 2022. If you do not file a claim form by this deadline, you will forever be prevented from participating in the settlement. If you need assistance, please go to the website,, or call Class Counsel David Silver’s office – 802-442-6341.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

Emily J. Joselson, Esq.
Langrock, Sperry & Wool

111 South Pleasant Street
PO Drawer 351
Middlebury, VT 05753-0351

Office Phone: 802.388.6356
Direct Phone: 802.989.7829
Cell Phone: 802.363.3798
Facsimile: 802.388.6149

Primary Election Results

To view the local results of the August 9 primary election, CLICK HERE.

Share Your Thoughts – Survey on Substance Use in Bennington

The Alliance For Community Transformations Would Like Your Input!

Adults, share your thoughts on youth substance use in Bennington! Your feedback informs our work to address this issue for the health and well-being of our community. Take the survey here:

As a thank you for completing the survey, you can enter to win a four-pack of tickets to Bennington Cinemas!

August 7 is Purple Heart Day

Remember to honor our Purple Heart Veterans

As established by the Bennington Select Board in 2021, August 7th of any given year shall be known as Purple Heart Day in Bennington. This is a way to honor those who served and sacrificed in wartime.

Thanks in part to the efforts of Representative Mary Morrissey and VFW president Norm LeBlanc, Governor Phil Scot signed a State of Vermont Executive Proclamation honoring our Veterans who are Purple Heart Medal Recipients on August 1, 2022, recognizing Sunday, August 7th as the official day of recognition nationally and here in the State of Vermont.

Bennington is Proud to be a Purple Heart Community!