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    Letters: Vote Kevin Rambold for State's Attorney

    10/30/2014 09:15 PM EDT
    I was shocked and appalled by the response of the State's Attorney for Bennington County after my home invasion and burglary late February 2013. My burglary has been all but forgotten. The one time I actually spoke to the State's Attorney on the phone, I was treated like the thief — feeling as a victim twice! 
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    Letters: Response to Christopher Oldham's Op-Ed
    10/30/2014 12:11 PM EDT - Response to Christopher Oldham's Op-Ed I don't usually write "political" letters, but in light of some negative press aimed at Mary Morrissey in a recent Banner opinion piece by Christopher Oldham, I feel compelled to do so. Mr. Oldham accuses Mary Morrissey of being two-faced, of appearing to support important initiatives and then voting against them. Full Story

    Letters: Campaign headquarters, 520 Main St.
    10/29/2014 01:17 PM EDT - Campaign headquarters, 520 Main St. I saw a campaign headquarters at 520 Main St. I also noticed they did not say which party. When checking, I found it was the Democrats. Does this mean they do not dare to run on their record of turning Vermont into a Democrat Heaven? James McSherry Bennington Urging you to vote for Steve Berry Steve Berry is the most influential and interesting Full Story

    Letters to the Editor
    10/27/2014 05:37 PM EDT - Legislators: Clarify the statutes that govern family court decisions "I was so disheartened, because I can fully accept the outcomes of nature, but I had the hardest damn time accepting the folly of man, of politics." — Survivor of Hurricane Katrina Vermonters have lost homes to floods, fire and to foreclosure. Full Story

    Letters to the Editor
    10/26/2014 10:24 PM EDT - Re-elect Mary Morrissey We are encouraging you to vote for Mary Morrissey for state representative. We have watched Mary help her constituents with problems big and small. She is concerned, a determined and a tireless worker in trying to make Bennington and Vermont a better place to live. Full Story

    Letters: Voting for Sears and Campion
    10/24/2014 10:14 PM EDT - Why I’m voting for Dick Sears and Brian Campion on Nov. 4 As a female voter and mother of two, I support Dick Sears and Brian Campion because both have advocated equal pay for women by supporting Vermont’s Equal Pay Law, both supported Vermont’s GMO Labeling Law and both believe that Vermont needs to do more to give relief to college graduates who have student loans. Full Story

    Letters: Komline steps up when community needs her
    10/23/2014 10:24 PM EDT - When Hurricane Irene hit Vermont in August 2011, no one was prepared for the devastation it caused to our area; washing away homes and roads; damaging businesses and bridges. We can all be thankful that Patti Komline was poised and willing to be a first responder and strong leader in our community. During the storm, Patti willingly met with Vermonters to help and offer support, while busy Full Story

    Letters: Marthage’s response to Hueckel’s letter
    10/22/2014 09:46 PM EDT - It has come to my attention that a letter was published by the Bennington Banner in which Mr. Glen Hueckel criticized my handling of a case in which he was involved. In order to address some significant misrepresentations he made, I thought it necessary to reply. As State’s Attorney, I am the chief prosecutor in the county. Full Story

    Letters: Response to ‘Defeat single-payer supporters in November’
    10/21/2014 10:26 PM EDT - I would like to respond to the letter "Defeat single-payer supporters in November," that appeared in the Oct. 14, edition of the Bennington Banner. This letter contains assumptions which the author wanted us to believe but are untrue. For one, despite the Vermont Health Connect website shutting down for repairs, VHC is still running along as it was designed to do. Full Story

    Letter: It’s time for new representation
    10/21/2014 10:26 PM EDT - In 2012-2013 my wife and I were involved in a criminal case in Bennington County. What we saw and experienced has convinced me that a change in leadership is necessary at the State Attorney’s office. Our home was heavily damaged in Hurricane Irene and in rebuilding we were victimized by a local plumber. Full Story

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    AP PHOTOS: Haunted houses horrify on Halloween

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — JT Mollner likes to compare haunted house visitors to bungee jumpers and skydivers — they want to be safe, but they also want an adrenaline rush. Full Story