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    More Letters: Thanks for coverage of Tour de France

    08/01/2014 10:02 PM EDT
    I just wanted to express my thanks for the coverage that you provided during the three weeks of le Tour de France. I realize that the sport of cycling is not as popular as others, but it was good for those of us who do follow it to be able to do so each day in the sports pages of The Banner. TAD DOWNING Bennington 
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    Letters: Upset and saddened
    08/01/2014 10:02 PM EDT - We are three senior citizens who’ve lived in Bennington a total of over 240 years combined. Looking back, we have enjoyed a full lifetime of experiences with a mix of love, pride and happiness for this community we call home. Unfortunately, we are upset and saddened by recent events in connection with the proposed Shires Project on Silver Street. Full Story

    Letters: Running for state rep
    07/29/2014 10:20 PM EDT - My name is Kiah Morris, and I am a candidate for State Representative in Bennington District 2-2. I write to the readers of the Banner today in celebration of the great character of our community and region. Since moving to Bennington six years ago, I am proud to have witnessed some of the most beautiful acts of generosity and goodwill by the hands of the members of our community. Full Story

    More letters: Schizophrenia versus incarceration
    07/29/2014 10:20 PM EDT - Maybe this title should be a simple question: Should a man or woman who commits a nonviolent crime while under such a nasty and unpredictable illness such as the popular but not understood schizophrenia be jailed, when they have no way of knowing what they are even being jailed for? Long question, I know, but the answer could be pages. Full Story

    Letters: Opposed to Shires Housing project
    07/28/2014 10:42 PM EDT - I am opposed to the Shires Housing project on Silver Street. Building more low-income units in Bennington at this particular time will create an artificial housing market. The project will only take people out of existing apartments around town, put them in the new units and leave local landlords with vacancies. Full Story

    Letter: How things work
    07/27/2014 10:08 PM EDT - As responsible citizens, we should always wonder about how things work, especially concerning matters of important public and tax policy. For example, how does a developer spend more than $6 million to build rental housing, yet the new property is only assessed a total of $962,500 for property tax purposes, resulting in a total annual tax bill of just $23,931? Full Story

    Letters: Don’t suck for the low ball!
    07/24/2014 10:00 PM EDT - That, I found, was good advice, for playing baseball or changing our health care system. All kids who ever played baseball have had this drilled into their heads repeatedly. I know I did, even though I never set "North River" on fire as a baseball player, nor was I even a shadow of the ability of my uncle Benny Maynard, who played third base for the best teams in town, during that era that was Full Story

    More letters: Share your story
    07/24/2014 10:00 PM EDT - One of the many upcoming big events in Bennington is the Bennington Car Show. Not only is this a fun event but it gives local non-profits a chance to raise money for their worthwhile ventures. The Bennington Lions Club is publishing the Bennington Car Show brochure as a fundraiser and we are looking for great stories or funny ones about your first car that we can include. Full Story

    Letters: Location and scale are inappropriate
    07/23/2014 09:52 PM EDT - I am opposed to the proposed Shires housing on Silver Street. My opposition does not come from an elitist belief that it should not be in my part of town nor is it because of any beliefs about income and social skills. I simply believe that the location and scale are inappropriate for our community. Full Story

    Letters: Time to clean house at DCF
    07/22/2014 10:09 PM EDT - We don’t need any more senate meetings and committees to decide what to do about the Dept. of Children and Families here in Vermont. This highly dysfunctional child welfare department is completely out of step with the best interests of children. They have done things that are so contrary to every basic rule of good casework that the only solution is to disband the entire department Full Story

    Otter attacks swimmers in Washington river

    SEATTLE (AP) — State and federal wildlife agents are trying to trap the otter that attacked a boy and his grandmother as they were swimming in the Pilchuck River about 30 miles northeast of Seattle. Full Story
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    Robert Kennedy Jr. to marry actress Cheryl Hines

    HYANNIS, Mass. (AP) — Robert Kennedy Jr. and "Curb Your Enthusiasm" actress Cheryl Hines are planning to tie the knot in a wedding at the Kennedy compound in Massachusetts. Full Story