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Town of Bennington, NH


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A cyanobacteria WARNING (ADVISORY) has been REMOVED for Whittemore Lake, Bennington.
If you have any questions please feel free to call the Town Office 603-588-2189. **UPDATE BELOW**

The cyanobacteria WARNING (ADVISORY) that was issued on 28 August 2023 has been REMOVED for Whittemore Lake, Bennington as of today 26 September 2023. While the bloom accumulation has dissipated, NHDES advises that lake-goers look out for discoloration or surface accumulations in the future. Please continue to monitor your individual shoreline for changing conditions.

The red cyanobacteria advisory signs can now be removed from public access points.

Thank you all for your communication. If you see cyanobacteria in the future, please report it here!

Please forward this email to other residents / community members who need this information. If they would like to be added to the email distribution list, please have them sign up through this form to be directly included on future communications from NHDES. If you prefer to no longer receive these sampling updates, simply respond, and indicate “unsubscribe”.

For more information:
Report a CyanoHAB
Healthy Swimming Mapper
Frequently Asked Questions

Michele Condon
Beach Inspection Program Coordinator
Watershed Management Bureau, Water Division
New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services
29 Hazen Drive, P.O. Box 95
Concord, NH 03302-0095
[email protected]
Healthy Swimming Mapper


~ Bennington Transfer Station

The Bennington Transfer Station will have new hours effective October 1, 2023
The new hours will be Wednesday 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm; Friday 1:30 pm – 6:30 pm; and Saturday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.
All trash must be bagged.
Per order of Bennington Selectboard

~ ConVal Public Schools Community Meeting ~

ConVal on-line survey
Consolidation/reconfiguration project
Bennington town residents

We want to hear from you!As part of the district’s reconfiguration project, Prismatic Services is seeking the input of all adult community members via an online survey. Please provide your opinions and input regarding the long-term school district configuration goals that are most important to community members.

Your responses will allow Prismatic to better understand the desires of the ConVal community. Individual survey results will be kept confidential. Only aggregate survey results will be provided to the public.

The survey is open and will remain live through Tuesday, September 29th .

To access the survey click on the below link.

The first meeting will take place in our elementary school with a date of Monday, October 2, 2023. It will begin at 7:00 PM and is scheduled to last for approximately 1 1/2 hours. Please let the office know if you will be able to attend this important meeting. Either call 603-588-2189 and let Deb Davidson or Cathy McGillicuddy know, or you can email at [email protected]. Please let us know prior to September 18.
The second meeting (On-line forum) will be in a hosted on-line asynchronous environment with no in-person (attended) participation. This second meeting will be with the participation of all towns combined. Hosting will be done by Prismatic Services. The second meeting is currently scheduled to take place sometime during the week of October 9-October 13. As soon as we firm up the one day on that week that the second meeting will be held, I will let you know.

The Town of Bennington is moving forward on a Community Power plan. Community Power is a program approved by the State Legislature that allows towns to buy power at rates that are lower than utilities’ rates. The Town thus becomes the power supplier for residents and businesses. The purpose of this program is to lower energy costs in the town of Bennington. The plan will need Town Meeting approval. Once it is approved, we will be able to bring the energy to all residents and businesses that choose to participate, at a competitive price. We ask that you complete this survey, so we know what residents are most interested in. Members of the Community Power Committee will be at the Transfer Station handing out the survey, or you can obtain them at the Town Office and at local businesses. You can also take the survey on line by scanning the QR code on the attached flyer or by going to We appreciate your help with this becoming a successful program for all Bennington residents and businesses.

Bennington Community Power Committee.

Bennington Community Power survey flier

Water meters need to be replaced! If you have not replaced your meter, please contact Matt Miller at [email protected] or call him at 603-588-2433 and set up a time to have your meter replaced. Thanking you in advance.

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