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    Letters: Let dentists provide fluoride

    01/27/2015 05:17 PM EST
    Let dentists provide fluoride I would like to know why they are trying to push fluoride on the town of Bennington again. We voted this down before and I can only hope it will be voted down again! There are people who only have dentures, they surely do not need this, and our water/sewer bill is already high enough without adding cost for something not everyone wants. 
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    Letters: Thanks from the Vets' Home
    01/26/2015 07:10 PM EST - Thanks from the Vets' Home This has been a tremendous year at the Vermont Veterans' Home. The successes we achieved could not have been accomplished without the spirited support we received from our local community right here in Bennington and the surrounding area. During the holiday season, the number of individuals and organizations that stopped in to donate, entertain, or to simply celebrate Full Story

    Letters: Clearing up confusion on fluoride
    01/27/2015 11:18 AM EST - Clearing up confusion on fluoride I understand there is confusion in the debate about the merits of water fluoridation in Bennington. I am confident that the following information will eliminate the confusion surrounding both the benefits and the dangers to human health from the addition of fluoride to drinking water. Full Story

    Banner letters policy
    01/24/2015 02:52 PM EST - The Bennington Banner welcomes letters to the editor. Letters up to 500 words may be emailed to news@benningtonbanner.com or mailed to Bennington Banner, 425 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201. Email is preferred. Please include the writer's name, town of residence and a phone number in case we need to call to verify. Full Story

    Letters: Link between fluoride and cancer
    01/23/2015 06:54 PM EST - Link between fluoride and cancer I spent four years at Bennington College, and remained another five years teaching dance in Hoosick Falls and at the Hoosac School. There are times when I miss the rolling hills of Vermont. A friend recently sent me letters to the editor concerning fluoridation. The one titled "No study showing fluoridation increases cancer risk" (Jan. Full Story

    Letters: Response to Bill Wolfe
    01/22/2015 06:05 PM EST - Response to Bill Wolfe Shame on you, Bill Wolfe, for writing a letter to the Banner full of lies. You imply that the American Dental Association and the Centers for Disease Control oppose fluoridation or have found some scientific reason not to fluoridate. You are wrong. These organizations are strongly in favor of fluoridation because their scientists know that it works, it's safe, and it's Full Story

    Letters: Some reasons to oppose fluoridation
    01/21/2015 06:20 PM EST - Some reasons to oppose fluoridation Fluoride is the only chemical added to water for the purpose of medical treatment. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration classifies fluoride as a drug when used to prevent or mitigate disease (FDA 2000). As a matter of basic logic, adding fluoride to water for the sole purpose of preventing tooth decay (a non-waterborne disease) is a form of medical treatment. Full Story

    Letters to the Editor
    01/20/2015 10:02 PM EST - Emergency generator at Shaftsbury Elementary I would like to share the information I have obtained since meeting with the Shaftsbury Select Board on Oct. 20, 2014 regarding the emergency generator at the Shaftsbury Elementary School. First, I am disappointed they continued to vote on the labor portion of this project (over $13,000) despite learning that three bids were not solicited as policy Full Story

    Your opinions: Removing Morrissey from panel was wrong
    01/19/2015 08:04 PM EST - Removing Morrissey from panel was wrong Three cheers for Alan M. Wachstein for coming to the defense of our own Rep. Mary Morrissey in his well-written op-ed entitled "Outraged! Morrissey may lose panel seat." This is what happens when we allow our government to fall into the hands of the likes of Shap Smith. Full Story

    Letters: Socks for Seniors thanks
    01/19/2015 10:02 AM EST - Socks for Senior thanks Hemmings Motor News would like to thank everyone who helped us with another successful year with our Socks for Seniors' sock drive. We had various locations around Bennington collecting socks along with us including Kaman Composites Vermont, Sacred Heart Saint Francis De Sales Parish Center, Crescent Manor, the Center of Living and Rehabilitation, St Peter's Episcopal Full Story

    Ohio man says dog got the best of would-be burglar

    PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) — A family in northern Ohio says a man trying to break into their home left behind a trail of blood after meeting their dog at the front door. Full Story
    Voltaire book on tolerance climbs French best-seller lists

    PARIS (AP) — A 250-year-old book by the Enlightenment anti-establishment writer Voltaire is climbing best-seller lists in France weeks after attacks by French-born Islamic extremists that left 20 people dead, including the gunmen. Full Story
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    Benedict Cumberbatch sorry for racist remark

    “The Imitation Game” actor was trying to address racial inequities in the film business when he referred to “colored actors” during a TV interview.