Letter: Cut it out!

06/29/2015 06:31 AM EDT
Be aware that the Banner's food article, "A cut above" on June 17 makes our fathers sick and shortens their lives! I was horrified! We know by now that meat and dairy are loaded in addition to unhealthy fats with antibiotics, hormones, dyes, nitrates, and the pesticides, fungicides, herbicides and fertilizers that our farm animals are being fed in their foods will then be digested by our bodies! 
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Letter: Sanders and the veterans: True irony
06/29/2015 06:30 AM EDT - I received two responses to my May 21 letter, "Vermont; Vietnam," from Mr. Schlussel and Mr. Morrow. The letters made their own points, but ignored my fundamental premise completely. Before I continue, I would like to acknowledge that Mr. Morrow is the founder of one of my favorite functionally capitalist entities in town. Full Story

Letter: Thank you, Banner
06/29/2015 06:30 AM EDT - As the school year ends, I want to commend and thank Derek Carson and Holly Pelczynski of the Bennington Banner for all of the press that local elementary schools have gotten in the paper this past year. The inspiring stories and the touching photos that go along, have been a welcomed breath of fresh air. Full Story

Letter: Big boys and their tools
06/25/2015 07:40 PM EDT - The toys of the job of a police officer, as you so ridiculously call them, advanced through the years as the toys of the criminal had become greater than those issued to our police. Officers train with a new tool they are issued before they can carry it on the street, and that doesn't mean just learning how to use it — it means having it used by another officer on them. Full Story

Letter:
06/25/2015 07:40 PM EDT - John F. Kennedy signed a concurrent resolution #25 that was passed by the Senate and the House of Representatives. This resolution called for the ringing of bells at 2 p.m. on the Fourth of July to proclaim the signing of the Declaration of Independence. This resolution also states, "call upon civic and other community leaders to take appropriate steps to encourage public participation such Full Story

Letters to the Editor
06/23/2015 11:23 PM EDT - May Day and the inability to pass an intelligent energy policy For two May Days I've stood on the lawn in front of the Capitol building in Montpelier with my two by three pictures of Vermont and New Hampshire mountains depicting the process of being destroyed by the cutting, blasting and bulldozing by green renewable energy facilities. Full Story

Letter: The board hired new principal
06/22/2015 06:22 AM EDT - I'm an MAU board member. After two meetings where some community members have objected to the new principal hiring process, her qualifications and the board's selection, the time has come to publicly speak about the decision this board member made. Some are confused and believe a committee was charged with recommending a principal. Full Story

Letter: Angry about hours change
06/22/2015 06:21 AM EDT - On June 14 at 5:35 p.m., I was angry about SVMC ExpressCare changing their hours without public notice. After receiving a hemorrhoidectomy on June 12 at 12:50 p.m. in the OR, I had been through two days of pain, discomfort, and agony, as the surgery left an incision that is sore. On top of that, I cannot sit or get up without agony. Full Story

Letter: Divisiveness will continue
06/22/2015 06:20 AM EDT - At the June 17 MAUHS board meeting Mr. Holbrook mentioned the potential for divisiveness at the high school. The continued and recent actions of the boards have assured that the divisiveness between the board and educators will continue and widen. On these issues there is general consensus at the high school. Full Story

Letter: Some things don't need to change
06/19/2015 07:03 AM EDT - Some things don't need to change Wednesday night I attended my first school board meeting at the Mount Anthony Union Middle School. The purpose of my attendance was two-fold: to express my gratitude to retiring high school principal Sue Maguire, as well as to lend support to the staff and faculty of MAUHS in light of the fact that the school board has recently determined that the high school Full Story

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

App Store Official Charts for the week ending June 29, 2015: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft: Pocket Edition, Mojang 2. Full Story
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