This is my last week at the Banner, and I have to say that it’s been an absolute pleasure.
When I came here just about a year ago I had no idea what to expect from the community, but it welcomed me with open arms. I have been constantly impressed by the creativity and ingenuity of Bennington and the surrounding area. From Candlemark and Gleam’s sci-fi and fantasy small press, to outdoor performances of Chekhov and progressive and interesting exhibits that the Bennington Museum always seems to put out.
I’ve made friends with many of you, and I’d like to extend a special thanks to the staff of Crazy Russian Girls and South Street Café. Without them my caffeine-fueled scrawls would have taken twice as long.
I’ve worked closely with several members of the arts community, and there are too many to count. I have had the opportunity to work with New England Newspapers for years, and it’s been such a pleasure to finally be a staff member and especially during this time of transition for the company. The increased use of technology and social media has allowed me to find better stories, communicate better with sources and really get to know some of our more enthusiastic readers on a personal level.
So I thank you for your hospitality, Bennington, and I hope we meet again soon.
Wednesday was Andrew Roiter’s last day as arts editor of the Bennington Banner.