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    Letter to the editor: Hi, my name is Nicole Citro and I'm a Republican

    08/23/2015 10:25 PM EDT
    Hi, my name is Nicole Citro and I'm a Republican Living in Vermont, a solid blue state, it can be frustrating when this declaration can't be made without being met with a bit of stink eye. I once stated my party affiliation at a gathering, a woman in the group let out a gasp saying "I can't believe you said that out loud! 
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    Letter to the editor: The people of Bennington must have a voice
    08/23/2015 10:19 PM EDT - The people of Bennington must have a voice On the front page of the Tuesday edition of the Bennington Banner is an article about last Thursday's vote by the Bennington Select Board to request intervening status regarding the proposed solar fields in Apple Hill, namely Chelsea Solar and Apple Hill projects. Full Story

    Letters to the Editor
    08/20/2015 09:57 PM EDT - Chicken BBQ postponed Dear Shaftsbury Historical Society Members, Friends, and Community Supporters, It is with deep regret that I must inform you that the SHS board has found it necessary to postpone the Annual Chicken Dinner scheduled for this Saturday, the 22nd of August, 2015, at the Galusha Homestead. Full Story

    Letters to the editor
    08/18/2015 10:03 PM EDT - Letter was full of irony The letter "Understand the Constitution" (Bennington Banner, Aug. 4), contains numerous ironies among all its "isms." These ironies jump out of the gate with the quote of Aristotle and continue to the famous line of the Declaration of Independence: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. Full Story

    Letters to the Editor
    08/17/2015 09:19 PM EDT - FunFest a success The FunFest sponsored by the Catholic Daughters in Arlington was a success thanks to the merchants who so generously made donations to our silent auction, those who donated white elephant items and baked goods, and volunteers who worked so hard. Your help and support are greatly appreciated. Full Story

    Letter to the editor: Recognition for Stephanie Perna
    08/16/2015 10:47 PM EDT - Recognition for Stephanie Perna I am writing this letter in regards to the article about the newly appointed (Southern Vermont College) head coach for the men and women's volleyball programs. I am not refuting the appointment of former player, Scott Fitzgerald, as he seems well qualified, bringing much knowledge and skill to the game along with past experience as an assistant coach. Full Story

    Letter to the editor: Solar better than natural gas
    08/16/2015 10:47 PM EDT - Solar better than natural gas At the special Bennington Select Board meeting on Aug. 13, which was set up to stop the Apple Hill solar project, nobody appeared to grasp the real situation. Not far away in southern New Hampshire, the Granite Ridge power plant burns 5 million cubic feet of fracked natural gas every hour, night and day, all year long, to make electricity, and we use some of that Full Story

    Letter to the editor: Banner is bias on gun control
    08/16/2015 10:47 PM EDT - Banner is bias on gun control Your recent editorial about the shootings at the military recruiting station shows this paper's bias towards any common sense in relation to misuse of firearms. Your first response is always more gun laws. If criminals don't obey the laws we have now what makes you think they will obey more of them? Full Story

    Letters to the Editor
    08/03/2015 09:31 PM EDT - Understand the Constitution Aristotle, the famed Greek philosopher, once wrote: "For that some should rule and others be ruled is a thing not only necessary, but expedient; from the hour of their birth, some are marked out for subjection, others for rule." This philosophy prevailed for centuries. Indeed, it took over 2300 years before a nation was founded on the idea of individual freedom. Full Story

    Letters to the Editor
    07/31/2015 10:18 PM EDT - DUI article was reprehensible I felt it was reprehensible to target John Shannahan's DUI (Under "Crime!"). How many DUI's don't include a Vermont State Police mug shot? The incident was unfortunate, but with all the good work John has done for the downtown, he didn't deserve this particular special attention. Full Story

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