The Trustees will meet at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, March 3 at the Old First Church Barn.
The Planning Commission will meet at 7:00 pm on Monday, March 9 at the
Old First Church Barn. See the Agendas, Minutes, Notices tab for the Warning.
There will be special meeting on at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, April 7 at the Old First Church Barn to discuss the proposed changes to the Zoning and Subdivision Bylaws.
Dennis McCarthy ended his tenure as Zoning Administrator on December 31st. Until we find a replacement, please send any requests for permits, certificates of occupancy, etc. to Bob Bullington, email@example.com.
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.