Thanks to everyone who participated in the 2021 election. And congratulations to our newly elected village officers. Here are the results:
See the Other Documents tab for the complete election results.
Planning Commission Update:
1. An application from Jan Buonanno & Bill Karis, 31 Bank Street, to replace their existing front steps and walkway was approved administratively.
2. An application from Michel T. Kimball, 8 Walloomsac Road, to replace their existing front steps, sidewalk, and gutters was approved administratively.
See the Planning/Zoning Board tab for further details.
Government in Bennington. The Village of Old Bennington represents the original center of Bennington. Samuel Robinson and a band of religious separatists from Connecticut and Massachusetts founded it in 1761. During the past 256 years the focus of industrial, commercial and residential development has shifted to the valley below and Old Bennington has become a small, incorporated Village within the Town of Bennington. Its character has become a historical single family residential community.
Old Bennington is situated on a height of land approximately one-half mile west of the center of the Town of Bennington, which lies in the Walloomsac River valley below. Looming over the Village to the southwest is Mount Anthony. A ridge called Monument Hill elevates the northern third of the Village, but along the eastern edge of the Village the land falls sharply away in a steep slope toward the river below. The remainder of the Village is fairly level. Many large, well-spaced houses are surrounded with lawns and gardens. We still enjoy the luxury of some open land with beautiful vistas.