Letters: Babe Ruth locks the gates

03/04/2015 06:20 PM EST
Babe Ruth locks gates Bennington County Babe Ruth is the latest program to fall victim to the ever-changing landscape of youth sports today. A program dating back to the early 70s that has played under the umbrella of Interstate Baseball, Senior League and for the last 15 years Babe Ruth International, will not operate unless new administration comes forward. 
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Letters: Shaftsbury should downsize equipment
02/28/2015 11:36 AM EST - Shaftsbury should downsize equipment If Shaftsbury is downsizing the new garage, they should also think of downsizing equipment. Most of Shaftsbury's roads are narrow gravel. Plowing with tandem trucks weighing two times the posted weight of 26,000 lbs and being 12 feet wide makes it so hard to meet cars or trucks heading the other way. Full Story

Letters: Vietnam veterans — better quality of life
02/28/2015 11:23 AM EST - Vietnam veterans: Better quality of life A new House bill has been introduced by Congressman Chris Gibson (D-19 N.Y.). The Bill HR-969 titled The Blue Water Navy, Vietnam Veterans Agent Orange Act was presented to the 114th Congress on Feb. 13, 2015 and is referred to the House Committee of Veterans Affairs. Full Story

Letters: Bring back the old crossword
02/24/2015 04:17 PM EST - Bring back the old crossword I want to add my endorsement to the earlier comments from Sue Sweeney and an earlier writer about the recently replaced crossword puzzles in the Banner. For many years the Banner had run the puzzles from the L.A. Times. These puzzles became progressively more difficult through the week providing a good way for a beginner to gain confidence with solving a Monday Full Story

Letters Extra: Running for Bennington Select Board
02/24/2015 04:07 PM EST - Note: These are election-related letters to the editor that The Banner did not have space for in print. Town Meeting is Tuesday, March 3. Running for Bennington Select Board My name is Joey Kulkin and I seek your support for a seat on the Bennington Select Board. It's time to rid the town of old thoughts, good ol' boys and their old-town cronyism -- and time to usher in innovative ideas from a Full Story

Letters Extra: Running for Bennington Select Board
02/23/2015 04:40 PM EST - Note: These are election-related letters to the editor that The Banner did not have space for in print. Town Meeting is Tuesday, March 3. Running for Bennington Select Board My name is Joey Kulkin and I seek your support for a seat on the Bennington Select Board. It's time to rid the town of old thoughts, good ol' boys and their old-town cronyism -- and time to usher in innovative ideas from a Full Story

Letters: Vote yes on fluoride
02/23/2015 04:40 PM EST - Notice: The Banner's deadline for election-related letters was today. Find additional letters online at BenningtonBanner.com. Vote yes on fluoride The debate over whether to increase the natural level of fluoride in Bennington's water system raises some interesting questions about our community values: Do we let scare tactics trump established science about fluoridation? Full Story

Letters: MEMS School Board race
02/22/2015 07:03 PM EST - Notice: The Banner will not publish election-related letters to the editor past Feb. 24, one week before town meeting. As the fluoride question is on the ballot, letters on that topic will not be published beyond that date. MEMS School Board race As many of you know, there are two candidates vying for a three-year term on the MEMS School Board: Jon Wilson, a local teacher who has taught at The Full Story

More letters: Vote no to fluoride
02/22/2015 07:04 PM EST - Vote no to fluoride To the good people of Bennington: Please vote "NO" on Article 15 which asks you, confusingly, to adjust the level of fluoride in Bennington's water supply. If you, like I, believe that our water supply should not be used for medicating people without their consent, then you should vote "NO. Full Story

More letters: Make primary care a public good
02/21/2015 10:28 AM EST - Make primary care a public good Two new bills (H.207 and S.88) have been introduced with tri-partisan co-sponsorship (democrat, republican, and progressive in the House version). They hold the promise of getting Vermont back on track in creating a system where health care is a public good for all Vermonters. Full Story

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