Some residents of Bennington have launched a petition calling for the resignation
of a disgraced former school superintendent elected in March to the local
school board. In 1989, George Sleeman was
convicted of eight counts of embezzlement from the Southwest Vermont
Supervisory Union. Now that he’s back in the public eye, the community is
divided over how to respond.
Independent candidate Mike Bethel of Bennington is challenging Congressman Peter Welch for a congressional seat. The 57-year-old is a community activist, public
access television host and occasional columnist for the Bennington Banner.