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Vermont House of Representatives- Bennington Area Voting Districts

In Bennington, Local News, Politics, Pownal, Shaftsbury on October 28, 2010 at 9:11 am

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Story by Community Journalist, Bob Howe.

GENERAL ELECTION DAY- November 2 (Tuesday) 2010- Bennington Area House of Representatives

In anticipation of Tuesday’s Mid-Term Election, Bob Howe explains the Bennington area Vermont House of Representatives voting districts .  Click on map link to view while listening.

Map of Vermont House of Representatives Voting Districts

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What’s new at Shires Media and WBTN-AM? Download and read our newsletter

In Local News on October 23, 2010 at 9:05 am

Click on the link to download a PDF of WBTN AM’s Fall 2010 Newsletter.  Read about our new Executive Director, John Likakis, our Citizen Press Corps project, fresh and exciting programming, and more.

WBTNNewsaug2010.pdf

What is the biggest problem facing Bennington?

In Bennington, Local News, Opinion, Personal on October 21, 2010 at 12:27 pm

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Story by Community Journalists, Alisa Del Tufo and Amy Anselmo. Edited by, Brooke Brown-Saracino.

This story is Part 2 in a mini-series by Alisa Del Tufo and Amy Anselmo of the Threshold Collaborative.  Alisa and Amy took their voice recorders and trailer to Bennington’s Mayfest and asked community members 5 questions in 5 minutes.  Here are some of their responses to the question, “What is the biggest problem facing Bennington?”  Listen to Part 1-What is the best thing about Bennington?

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Williams College slates Oct. 28 public forum on Pownal, Vt., biomass project

In Local News on October 20, 2010 at 9:57 am

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Williams College announced it has organized a panel discussion titled “The Pros and Cons of Burning Biomass for Electricity” to take place Thursday, Oct. 28, at 8 p.m. in Room 3 of Griffin Hall on the Williams campus. The event, free and open to the public, will be the first in a series at Williams to focus on these issues.

“The proposal to build a biomass plant in nearby Pownal has made many of us in the region wish we knew more about the issues involved in burning biomass to produce electricity,” said panel moderator Jim Kolesar, assistant to the president for public affairs. “We’ve assembled panelists who aren’t, or at least aren’t yet, proponents or opponents of the Pownal project to help us think through the broader issues, drawing, as applicable, on some of the few facts known so far about this particular project.” Keep Reading…

What is the best thing about Bennington?

In Bennington, Local News, Opinion, Personal on October 18, 2010 at 11:32 am

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story by Community Journalists, Alisa Del Tufo and Amy Anselmo. Edited by, Brooke Brown-Saracino.

Alisa Del Tufo and Amy Anselmo of the Threshold Collaborative took their voice recorders and trailer to Bennington’s Mayfest and asked community members 5 questions in 5 minutes.  Here are some of their responses to the question, “What is the best thing about Bennington?”

Visit the Threshold Collaborative online.

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Vermont investigative-reporting site details impact of Pownal wood-burning power-station proposal

In Local News on October 14, 2010 at 12:41 pm

Anne Galloway, a former editor at two Vermont papers who now publishes a website funded in part by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Vermont Community Foundation, has a story out today with details about the economic-impact report on the proposed Pownal, Vt., wood-burning power-station proposal.

You can read it from here:
http://vtdigger.org/2010/10/14/mass-town-opposes-biomass-plant-report-shows-facility-would-create-45-jobs/