Bennington may buy land for car show

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Voters in Bennington will decide on Town Meeting Day whether the town should buy land for a permanent home for a local car show. The car show has been held for the past 18 years at the site of the former
Bijur factory.

The property was purchased by another company this fall. Seventeen acres have been subdivided and are for sale. Voters will be asked in March whether the town should contribute $250,000 to buy the property. The asking price is $595,000. The Bennington Area Chamber of Commerce is prepared to contribute nearly $100,000 to buy the land.

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