Letters To The Editor
Clarifying a tax on carbon pollution In his "The Truth of the Matter" column, Don Keelan said that a tax on carbon pollution is a "horrific excise tax". However, it's not actually a tax increase. It's a shift. We will cut other taxes. That's part of the proposal, and to say otherwise is hardly "The Truth of the Matter". Full Story
About conflicts of interest I want to take a moment regarding the article in Wednesday's Banner on the Bennington Select Board's conflict of interest discussion. This is a discussion I addressed several times during my tenure on the Select Board. I feel that many of the comments, and now the board's suggestions, confuse a conflict of interest with a common interest. Full Story
Letter: Back to School Food
Back to School Food With the new school year starting, parents' to-do lists are now filled with shopping for school clothes, school supplies, and school food. That's right — school food! In past years, our nation's schools were used by the USDA as a dumping ground for surplus meat and dairy commodities. Full Story
Letter: Shooting the Messenger doesn't Kill the Problem.
Shooting the Messenger doesn't Kill the Problem After watching Select Board Vice-Chair, Michael Keane's apology for using an anti-Semitic slur, I felt only half the issue was addressed. Keane's statement that his wife being Jewish, precludes him from being anti-Semitic, was an interesting explanation. Full Story