Bennington Fire Report. Chief John T. Hayes, of the Bennington. N. Y., fire department, reported 17 fires during the year and that each company responded. The loss was $1,500, covered by $1,200 insurance. The department is in need of 500 feet of hose. The company is in a prosperous condition. Chief Hayes and his assistants, Frank B. Newton and William Gibeney, with the other officers, were re-elected at the annual meeting.