Bennington http://wamc.org en Oldcastle Theatre Company http://wamc.org/post/oldcastle-theatre-company-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Formed by five New York actors in 1972, the <a href="http://www.oldcastletheatre.org/">Oldcastle Theatre Company</a> in Bennington, VT is thrilled to be celebrating their 42nd Anniversary!</p><p>Oldcastle began as a touring company, settled in a few different spots between 1977 and 2012 when it moved to its new artistic home in downtown Bennington at 331 Main Street.</p><p>Plays developed at Oldcastle have been produced in more than 25 states and in such foreign countries as South Africa, Canada, Spain and Argentina.</p><p>Oldcastle Theatre Company’s current show is The Fox on the Fairway by Ken Ludwig. It’s a mad-cap adventure about love, life, and man's eternal love affair with...golf.</p><p>Founding member and Producing Artistic Director, Eric Peterson joins us.</p><p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 71268 at http://wamc.org Oldcastle Theatre Company Vermont town Holds Arts-Economic Development Summit http://wamc.org/post/vermont-town-holds-arts-economic-development-summit <p></p><p></p><p>The community of Bennington, Vt., is taking a closer look at using the arts as an engine for economic development.<br><br>The town wants to set up a strategic arts and culture plan. The first steps were discussed Sunday at a summit that attracted artists, entertainers, community leaders and business owners. Tue, 12 Feb 2013 03:15:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 57606 at http://wamc.org Vermont town Holds Arts-Economic Development Summit Bennington Housing Authority Rated "Substandard" http://wamc.org/post/bennington-housing-authority-rated-substandard <p></p><p>After a housing authority in Southern Vermont failed to pass an inspection by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development earlier this year, the agency must now submit a corrective plan to federal authorities to address its inadequacies. WAMC’s Lucas Willard reports…</p><p>The Bennington Housing Authority was initially notified by mail this month that it was designated as “substandard”, and now has until December 30<sup>th</sup> to submit a corrective plan to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development Region 1.</p><p>Liz Montaquila is a spokeswoman for HUD…</p> Fri, 21 Dec 2012 20:36:16 +0000 Lucas Willard 54373 at http://wamc.org Bennington Housing Authority Rated "Substandard" Town, Vermont National Guard Look at Land Swap http://wamc.org/post/town-vermont-national-guard-look-land-swap <p>The Select Board in Bennington has approved an agreement with the Vermont National Guard that will allow the town to acquire the Bennington armory if and when a new one is constructed for the local unit.<br><br>The town broached the idea of exchanging the properties in June 2011 as a potential spot for a new readiness center to replace the local Vermont National Guard headquarters. The Guard had been looking at multiple sites in Bennington County.<br> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 21:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 50452 at http://wamc.org Bennington, Vermont Considers Boosting Business Loans http://wamc.org/post/bennington-vermont-considers-boosting-business-loans <p>The town of Bennington, Vt., is looking at boosting the amount people can borrow under its business loan program.<br><br>The proposed change would allow people to borrow from $25,000 to $100,000 to start or expand a business.<br><br>Officials tell the Bennington Banner the language and requirements of the existing municipal loan program date back to the late 1990s. They said commercial banking and lending requirements have changed a lot since then.<br> Thu, 16 Aug 2012 22:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 45790 at http://wamc.org