Letters: Attacking teachers won't make our schools better

11/24/2014 02:45 PM EST
Attacking teachers won't make our schools better Instead of renewing calls to work with the state's educators to make our schools even better for our children, the Vermont School Boards Association over the weekend chose to attack the men and women in Vermont's classrooms. After many, many years of state level collaboration between teachers and school boards, their statewide association now seems 
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Letters to the Editor
11/21/2014 10:28 PM EST - Shires: It's not over yet This letter is being written to correct any misconceptions that the Shires low-income housing project proposed for Eden Way (between Silver and South Streets) is set to build. It is not. We have lost to the Development Review Board, but the project still has to be approved under Act 250 and withstand our appeal to the Environmental Court. Full Story

Letters to the editor
11/20/2014 10:14 PM EST - The real icons of Bennington When it comes to Bennington we think of the inanimate relics of the Monument, the Old First Church and maybe the McCullough Mansion when we think of the iconic "things" that give us some geographic and architectural bearing, but who remembers the men and women that made those things iconic? Full Story

Your opinions: Shop local, support small businesses
11/20/2014 12:05 PM EST - Shop local, support small businesses The campaign to "shop small" on the Saturday after Thanksgiving started in 2010 as an effort to give small businesses -- many struggling to get out of the red after a long recession -- a much needed shot in the arm. Since then, it has become a powerful movement to give back to the brick-and-mortar establishments that line our Main Streets and keep our Full Story

Your Opinions
11/19/2014 09:28 PM EST - Dire surrender by voters in midterms In polls, Americans overwhelmingly favor universal health care, raises in the minimum wage, increased taxation of the wealthy, free public education, the right of workers to organize, anti-pollution laws and preservation of the environment, women's reproductive rights, increase in Social Security, reduction of student debt and government oversight of food, Full Story

Your opinions
11/18/2014 07:29 PM EST - Come down and join us for a blood drive Nov. 24 The Ladies Auxiliary Bennington unit #13 of the American Legion at 225 Northside Drive is hosting a blood drive on Nov. 24 from 1 to 6 p.m. What with the Thanksgiving holiday that week also, please try to take the time (approximately an hour) to come down and donate blood. Full Story

Letters: Missing the 'old' Banner enough to say goodbye
11/17/2014 09:43 PM EST - I'm sorry, but after nearly 25 years as a subscriber, I'll not be continuing my Bennington Banner subscription. The cost has been inching up over the years, as has everything else. I understand that. If the content were the same, I'd probably still subscribe. Full Story

Your opinions
11/16/2014 12:27 PM EST - Thank you — the word of the day To all of you who supported us at the Raise the Roof Fundraiser at the Vermont Arts Exchange a couple of weeks ago. Thank you to our friends, family, neighbors, coworkers, organizers, musicians and host Matt Perry. It was very humbling standing before all of you and accepting all of the loving support. Full Story

Letters: Thanks from Patti Komline
11/16/2014 09:40 AM EST - Post-election week gives candidates time to reflect as we begin to purge our campaign materials. I am so incredibly, overwhelmingly grateful that you took the time to go out and vote so that I can continue my work on your behalf. Please know that your support, your honks and waves, your lawn sign hosting, your campaign help, your thumbs up on voting day, your FB "likes" Full Story

Letters to the Editor: Celebrating Tim Corcoran
11/13/2014 01:48 PM EST - Celebrating Tim Corcoran The tragedy of Tim's death for us who live here is that we have lost someone who always knows our name! When we moved here 17 years ago we had business at Town Hall and first met Tim. He was the face of Bennington for us — a welcoming and helping one. Ever after, whether in the town offices or at the polls, he continued to be that for us. Full Story

Police: Facebook posts of stolen guns spur arrest

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man is facing charges after police say he posted Facebook photos of stolen guns from an unsolved burglary. Full Story
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Kerouac letter discovery shows poet didn't toss it

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When a letter credited with inspiring Jack Kerouac to create a new literary genre suddenly surfaced, no one was happier than an 86-year-old poet and playwright from New Jersey. Full Story
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Bill Cosby reportedly used NBC staffer to pay women.

A former employee for the network, Frank Scotti, tells “Today” show the comedian had him bring women to dressing room and later pay them off.