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    Our dystopian world

    04/23/2014 09:45 PM EDT
    Every faction conditions its members to think and act a certain way. And most people do it. For most people, it’s not hard to learn, to find a pattern of thought that works and stay that way. But our minds move in a dozen different directions. We can’t be confined to one way of thinking, and that terrifies our leaders. 
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    The epidemic
    04/23/2014 09:45 PM EDT - M. Rogers It’s true that every town has a history. Bennington has quite a history to be proud of. It is also true every town has a secret. Sometimes, it is something deep and dark, emanating from the recesses of pain, sadness and evil. That darkness is here. It has manifested itself within our youth. Full Story

    What is threatening the original Vermonter?
    04/22/2014 09:50 PM EDT - Steven Sinclair There’s an old saying that goes, "Every day is Earth Day for a forester." This might be a bit of a stretch, but certainly the benefits derived from the wise use and management of trees and forests, all the things that foresters promote through forest stewardship, make earth a better place. Full Story

    College barely survived Great Depression
    04/22/2014 09:50 PM EDT - Tyler Resch In September 1930, dispirited by the impact of the Great Depression, early trustees of Bennington College experienced a make-or-break session in which the very existence of the college hung in the balance. The informal gathering followed a board meeting, chaired by Professor Kilpatrick, which had proved inconclusive and gloomy. Full Story

    Board reorganization -- Green Up Day
    04/21/2014 09:44 PM EDT - Stuart Hurd At the first board meeting in April, the board reorganized electing Greg Van Houten, chair, and Sharyn Brush, vice chair. This meeting featured a presentation on the Pleasant Street Enhancement project. This grant-supported project will bring wider sidewalks, streetscape improvements, and historic light fixtures to School Street from Main to Pleasant and similar improvements, Full Story

    College had early ties with the community
    04/21/2014 09:44 PM EDT - Tyler Resch A sense of enthusiasm is in the air awaiting the inauguration of the tenth president of Bennington College, Mariko Silver, who has demonstrated her interest in closer ties to the Bennington community. That community might wish to explore some of its many historic connections with the origins of the college. Full Story

    Corporate crocodile tears
    04/20/2014 09:50 PM EDT - Alden Graves I’m sure you have seen the commercials on television about how great the Gulf area in the United States is doing these days. Serious people are talking about how hard British Petroleum has worked to recover from the catastrophic blowout of its Deepwater Horizon rig in 2010 that killed 11 men and spewed an estimated 200 million gallons of oil into the ocean. Full Story

    Meaningless struggles
    04/20/2014 09:49 PM EDT - JH Mae Life is already messy and complicated. Why can’t the simple things be simple, straightforward and easy? I was thinking this while a pharmacist told me my brand new health provider had no idea who I was. She gave them my name, my birthday and my enrollment number and no luck. Full Story

    THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER: The callousness of a nonprofit
    04/18/2014 10:09 PM EDT - The news was devastating, shocking and totally unexpected when it was made public on March 26. Five hundred and thirty employees were told that in three days they no longer would have employment -- they need not come to work. For scores of employees, whose decades of dedication, service and loyalty -- some in excess of 30 years -- the news of the layoff and closing was more than they Full Story

    SENIOR MOMENTS: Old typewriters are like that
    04/18/2014 10:09 PM EDT - One day last summer a young Japanese student visited me. She came to the States to live and was adopted by friends of mine. During her schooling she was interested in writing and showed quite a flare for journalism. She attended Northwestern and completed her course of study. It was while she was visiting friends of her adopted family that they called on me. Full Story

    (Brendan Smialowski)
    Congress is using Twitter, but which party is most active?

    Your representative in the House is almost certainly on Twitter. Your senator definitely is. But how are they using the social network? Full Story
    (Elise Amendola)
    Watch Yankees pitcher get caught using pine tar

    Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was ejected for using pine tar less than two weeks after appearing to get away with using a foreign substance in another game against Boston, and the Red Sox beat New York 5-1 on Wednesday night. Full Story
    (Francois Mori)
    Justin Bieber is sorry for visiting this Japanese war shrine

    Justin Bieber apologized Wednesday to those he offended by visiting Japan's Yasukuni war shrine this week, saying he was misled to see it as only a place of prayer. Full Story