• Good things happen when locals step up - 09/21/2016 08:48 PM EDT
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    Good things happen when locals step up

    09/21/2016 08:48 PM EDT
    In early 2015, the Bennington Area Chamber of Commerce announced that would no longer be putting on the Bennington Car Show, effectively ending the show's 48-year run. The Chamber cited various reasons for this, among them diminishing returns on the investment and an aging volunteer pool stretched thin by the immensely popular Southern Vermont Garlic and Herb Festival. 
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    Editorial: Kaepernick should not be shouted down
    09/15/2016 07:17 AM EDT - An NFL quarterback's decision to sit down during the national anthem has irritated many Americans, though many in the media have applauded him for it. Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers said he was doing so as a symbolic protest against injustice in America. "I'll continue to sit. I'm going to continue to stand with the people that are being oppressed. Full Story

    Our Opinion: Terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 resonate today
    09/12/2016 07:09 AM EDT - Sunday was the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and the memory is fresh for anyone who sat in horror before a TV set and watched it unfold. But 9/11 is far more than a terrible memory. The aftershocks of that event still resonate today. The spectacle of two passenger jets flying into the iconic towers of the World Trade Center in New York is unforgettable, and the Full Story

    Our Opinion: Sept. 11, 2001, the day that changed everything
    09/09/2016 06:11 PM EDT - The weather on the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001 was bright and clear in Manhattan, Shanksville, Pa., and Washington, D.C. It was also a fine morning in New England, a morning like any other, with no warning that it would soon be seared into our national consciousness as a morning unlike any other. Full Story

    Editorial: Congress dithers while Zika spreads
    09/01/2016 07:05 AM EDT - It may seem like New Hampshire is a long way from the white sand beaches of Florida and the Zika virus, but no place on Earth is more than a few days and a credit card away. Florida, as of Tuesday (Aug. 23), had 42 cases of Zika. The state's mosquito season is year-round, particularly in the semi-tropical south. Full Story

    The scofflaw sheriff meets real justice
    08/26/2016 10:12 PM EDT - In a democracy that prizes rule of law, calls to lock up public figures are jarring and usually out of place. But what to do if it's a public figure such as Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the crusading racial profiler of Maricopa County, Arizona, who has spent the past several years systematically flouting a federal judge's orders while hiding behind a smokescreen of obfuscation, manipulation and impunity? Full Story

    Zika, now here at home in the United States
    08/25/2016 09:09 AM EDT - Ground zero for the Zika virus in the United States is now South Florida. The virus, which can cause severe fetal birth defects and other neural disorders, is spreading in a 20-block area of Miami Beach and another section of Miami known as Wynwood. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a warning to pregnant women to avoid both areas and to people more generally to be aware Full Story

    Our opinion: Rats climbing aboard a sinking ship
    08/18/2016 06:02 PM EDT - With him tanking in the polls, Donald Trump decided now is the time to shake up his organization and introduce some new faces. But don't be surprised if those new faces continue his downward spiral into the history books. Earlier this week, the world learned Trump's campaign manager, Paul Manafort, may have received more than $12 million from the former Ukrainian president, Viktor Yanukovych, who Full Story

    Our Opinion: ACA's success poses election woes for foes
    08/14/2016 10:09 PM EDT - While the presidential campaign has exposed all manner of ugliness, voters have largely been spared a topic that unleashed gushers of misinformation in past elections – the Affordable Care Act. For good reason. Opposition to "Obamacare" was a litmus test for Republicans in the campaigns of 2010, 2012 and 2014. Full Story

    Our Opinion: GOP enablers must repudiate Trump
    08/10/2016 09:19 PM EDT - On Tuesday, Donald Trump, in his usual sneering, grenade-throwing style, crossed a line. Speaking at a rally in Wilmington, N.C., the Republican nominee again repeated the false claim that Hillary Clinton wants to "abolish, essentially, the Second Amendment." He added, "By the way, if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. Full Story

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    Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston split up

    Taylor Swift decides Tom Hiddleston isn’t the one after all and hands him his walking papers.