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With Texas still recovering from damage caused by massive Hurricane Harvey, and Hurricane Irma currently pounding Florida, many will be forgiven for not paying special attention to what happened to the United States 16 years ago. On. Sept. 11, 2001, … more
Tuesday, President Trump made the long-awaited announcement that his administration would begin to wind down the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) — ending the protections enjoyed by undocumented immigrants who … more
If you have visited health.gov to get information on the 2018 open enrollment period for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, we share your frustration.We visited the site ourselves and couldn't find the dates anywhere. We had to resort … more
Here at the Bennington Banner we print a lot of material submitted to us by our readers, as well as many others looking to get their message out. Whether it's columns, letters to the editor, community events, announcements or photos, we're an … more
Six years ago today, Vermont was still reeling from flooding caused by Tropical Storm Irene at the tail end of August. At least three people died as a result of the storm. Many lost their homes or came close to doing so. Recovery efforts would take … more
The annual Southern Vermont Garlic and Herb Festival finished its 22nd year this past weekend, and it did not disappoint. The festival, dubbed "Garlicfest" by many, drew a reported 9,600 people to the area on Saturday. The sun was shining, … more
Before the death of Heather Heyer in Charlottesville, Virginia, the Daily Stormer - a neo-Nazi website involved in organizing the white supremacist rally that led to her killing - was easy to find: all you had to do was type in the Web address. Now … more
The series by the Banner and VTDigger.org on the effects of PFOA contamination around former ChemFab factories paints a portrait of a community overwhelmed by fallout from an industrial operation. The perfluorooctanoic acid that state officials say … more
As Vermonters prepare to celebrate the last hurrah of summer, it's important to remind everyone to stay safe on the roads this weekend.With four months still remaining until the end of the calendar year, Vermont already has surpassed last year's … more
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Vermont is leading the fight to address suicide and mental illness throughout the state of Vermont and raise awareness of the effects of mental illness on … more
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