north bennington news and events


Village charter revisions proposed by trustees

The Village of North Bennington trustees are proposing changes to the Village's charter to be considered by voters at the annual meeting in March. A copy of the proposed revisions is here. Proposed additions are underlined, and proposed deletions are marked with a line through the text. The purpose of each change is summarized in italics. The complete current charter is here.

Village of North Bennington annual meeting set for March 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Village School

The annual meeting of the Village of North Bennington will be held at the Village School gym at 7:30 p.m.. on Tuesaday, March 17. The Village's annual report (pdf 12 MB) may be downloaded here. The 2014 Water Board audit (pdf) may be downloaded here.

Latin dance party at VAE to benefit the Village School on Saturday, March 7

Cuban DJ Toni Basanta will light up the night of Saturday, March 7 at Vermont Arts Exchange in a special event to benefit the Village School of North Bennington. Latin dance lessons at 6:30 p.m. with Michael Rodriguez and Erica Silber, with the DJ starting at 8 p.m. The event features "south of the border" appetizers, cash bar and a silent art auction. $40 per person. Tickets are available online at or call toll free 1 800-838-3006. Tickets also available at the Village School – contact Catie Kwak or call 802 442-5955

Village School of North Bennington releases annual report

The Village School of North Bennington has released its first annual report as an independent town academy. It can be downloaded here.

New biography of H.T. Cushman is published

A biography of H.T. Cushman, the founder of the North Bennington company famous for its furniture designs, was published in February 2015 by Susan and David Bonser of Gettysburg, PA. Their blog about Mr. Cushman and his furniture is here, and the book can be ordered here from Amazon.

Calendar of events at The Left Bank

A new on-line calendar created by Amy Anselmo keeps tabs on all the community events at The Left Bank, the former Merchants Bank building. Click here for the calendar. For more information about The Left Bank project click here.

Calendar of other local events

A wide ranging calendar of local events is now available here, also courtesy of Amy Anselmo, with financial support from The Fund for North Bennington, Inc.