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By Matt Harrington The Bennington Area Chamber is excited to invite the whole community to "Bennington's Home for the Holiday Celebration." On Dec. 7, the Bennington Area Chamber, in partnership with the Vermont Veterans' Home, will host … more
The Bennington Area Chamber is excited to invite the whole community to "Bennington's Home for the Holiday Celebration." On Dec. 7, the Bennington Area Chamber, in partnership with the Vermont Veterans' Home, will host the annual lighting of … more
House sparrows - those little brown and gray birds that flash mob the bird feeder - are common and easy to see. They're quarrelsome, noisy, and when they're on the ground, they move in vigorous hops that remind me of popcorn popping out of a pan. … more
California's Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer have much in common with Vermont's Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders. The four are long-serving members of the U.S. Senate. All are members of the Democratic Party. Also, in the U.S Senate, they each … more
When my mother died, I was desperate to see my brothers, and not be alone with my grief. Mom had been living in Maine, and my brothers were in Connecticut, New York City, and North Carolina. Over the nine days before her funeral Mass, we made all … more
There are many certainties when it comes to reporting on scams and fraud. Near the top of this list are a couple of realizations: the "world" of fraud and scams evolves and grows on nearly a daily basis and the need to apply vigilance through … more
One of the key responsibilities of governing is crafting a budget that reflects Vermonters' priorities and lives within our means as a state. As we transition this important responsibility to the incoming Administration, it's worth reviewing the … more
What happens when an irresistible force meets and unmovable object? Vermonters will find out in January when the new Republican governor officially takes office along with a legislature that has, if anything, moved a little to the left. During … more
Now that Republicans will be running the White House, the House and the Senate, they'd better succeed in streamlining and simplifying our bloated government. Quotes from some of our greatest minds can guide them. While President Obama sought to … more
The holiday season usually means lots of parties, food-related gifts, and decadent family recipes. It's easy to see how we can over-indulge on these tempting and nostalgic treats. According to research published as a letter to the editor in in … more
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