Letters: 'Bridge to College' is an asset
12/18/2014 10:28 PM EST
'Bridge to College' is an asset Since 1971, The Tutorial Center has been a community, non-profit organization in Bennington, and now in Manchester, which literally has educated thousands of area children and adults. One hardly knows what The Tutorial Center does until one has need of their services: learning to read, individual tutoring, assistance in getting a high school diploma or achieve a Full Story
Letters: My Reality Check for Mr. Ross
12/17/2014 08:35 PM EST - I'm writing to take exception to Weiland Ross's latest column, Reality Check: The Black Grievance Industry. In it, he exposes "how low some of the most vocal leaders in the black community have sunk." He concludes with the question – "Could it be that the most dangerous enemies of racial peace in the U. Full Story
Letters: Issue with FairPoint
12/17/2014 02:23 PM EST - Havin issues with FairPoint in Sandgate I live in Sandgate Vermont with my wife Patti. We own and operate several home- internet-based businesses from our Sandgate property. For the past several weeks we had had major disruptions with our home phone service. FairPoint has claimed to have fixed this problem on four separate occasions but this issue still continues today. Full Story
Letters: Confused by opposing views of pro-child, right-to-life groups in Vt.
12/15/2014 04:57 PM EST - Dichotomy of pro-child, right-to-life groups in Vt. Maybe not quite all, but the vast majority of people in this country are concerned about the health and happiness of our children. In that number I count myself and wife, we have five children and four grandchildren and love them dearly. The number of groups, organizations and programs attest to the concern for children. Full Story
12/14/2014 09:39 PM EST - Opposed to the water flouridation plan The honorable Doctor Richard Dundas requested from the Select Board that they hear the presentation of the group know as the Bennington Oral Health Coalition. This will be on Dec. 22. He jokingly said that his group met in a secret cave so that any opponents of fluoridation would not get wind of their plan. Full Story
12/12/2014 01:56 PM EST - Fossil fuels not Vermont's solution While hundreds of Vermonters from every corner of the state clamor for a stop to the fracked gas pipeline, Steve Wark of Vermont Gas Systems keeps asking, "How can we get gas to Rutland more quickly?" And has offered a formula to answer his question. This despite the fact that in July 2012, Mr. Full Story
Letters: Second guessing the select board
12/11/2014 04:51 PM EST - Mr. Bethel floated a very bad idea at the Nov. 24 Select Board meeting here in Bennington. His call for a Charter Amendment so people can second-guess the select board mocks the very essence of representative government. Does our select board really need every ill-informed splinter group looking over its shoulder waiting to pounce with some list of petition Full Story
Letters: Thank you to Bennington County voters
12/09/2014 05:36 PM EST - Thank you to Bennington County voters We would like to thank the voters of Bennington County and Wilmington for their incredible support on Election Day. We look forward to providing the best representation possible to the residents of our district, and to that end, we hope that you will reach out to us with questions and concerns as they arise. Full Story
Letter: Thanks to the Bennington Post Office
12/07/2014 06:45 PM EST - Thanks to the Bennington Post Office During this holiday season our postal workers are asked to deal with increased activity of mailings that can create stressful situations, but our local Bennington Post Office employees are more than up to the challenge. Several days ago I realized I had just mailed the wrong package to someone. Full Story
Letters to the Editor
12/05/2014 10:21 PM EST - Support of single-payer health The League of Women Voters joined 15 other organizations in support of single-payer health care at a press conference at the State House recently. The League of Women Voters does not jump on bandwagons. We study an issue and come to member consensus before reaching an advocacy position. Full Story
AP Explains: Stephen Colbert vs. "Stephen Colbert"
Stephen Colbert leaves Comedy Central's satirical political talk show "The Colbert Report" after nine years Thursday night. Full Story
Commentary: Sony's fear and 'The Interview' decision set terrible precedent
Seth Rogen and James Franco film unlikely to remain in a vault after costing $44 million.