Cleanup begins at historic Bennington cemetery ransacked by vandals

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Families who have loved ones lying at the historic Bennington Village Cemetery are wondering what the town is going to do about the hundreds of gravestones that were vandalized over the weekend.

The restoration process started Thursday.

The town has already started restoring some of the headstones. It’s the message that they want to send out after what happened – do onto others as you would have them do onto you.

Next Thursday, Nov. 3, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Public Works will be resetting as many stones as they can. About 200 headstones – about 10% – were knocked down. You can also come out to help.

However, some need to be completely restored, that’s not scheduled to happen until next May.