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Governor Phil Scott held off on ending some of Vermont's failed marijuana prohibition laws Wednesday, but said if the Legislature can make a few tweaks to S. 22 there may be a "path forward" in June during the veto session. The legalization would … more
Governor Phil Scott announced Tuesday the membership list for a council created to address the opioid crisis. Unfortunately, he didn't name anyone from Bennington County. The Opioid Coordination Council, created by Scott through executive order, … more
It's that time of year again when police anticipate people's poor decisions and step up highway patrols in order to curb drunk driving crashes.Police usually increase their patrols around major drinking holidays. Memorial Day, which is Monday, is … more
The prison industry in Pennsylvania stands ready to receive a nice little boost at the expense of Vermont taxpayers, what with a new backwards out-of-state prison contact having been signed that guarantees a jail there will have at least 250 of our … more
The passage of a new "shield law" aimed at protecting Vermont journalists from being forced to divulge their confidential sources is being hailed as a win for the media and the First Amendment, as it should be. In reality, it's a win for the public … more
Vermonters should soon have something slightly better than a brick wall to send their complains about government ethics. VTDigger reports that the Legislature, quite reluctantly, has passed a bill creating a State Ethics Commission, along with some … more
Benningtonians, another golden opportunity to be the change you want to see in the world has presented itself to you. A committee is being formed, which you can join, that will take a look at the fundamental rules governing the town and offer … more
Mother's Day is Sunday. By now you've probably read a dozen articles and opinion pieces on what the day "really means," what it ought to mean instead, who really started it, and how it should be celebrated. Likewise you've probably been told at … more
It took long enough, but on Wednesday the Legislature voted to approve a bill that would legalize marijuana use for adults, allow them to grow a few plants in their own houses, and create a commission to study a regulated, taxable market. The House … more
It was announced Monday that the state has fined the town of Bennington $15,000 for failing to keep its wastewater treatment facility properly maintained. Given that the town already intends to seek a bond for about $10 million to pay for repairs, … more
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