Our Opinion: Deficit news is encouraging, at least for now

08/30/2015 09:46 PM EDT
The federal deficit scolds have been quiet for some time which must mean that the news is good — or from the perspective of the scolds, bad. And the news is good. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office reported last week that the deficit will fall to $426 billion by September 30, the end of the third quarter, which will be the lowest it has been under President Obama. 
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Editorial: Brattleboro Retreat investigation unfounded
08/28/2015 10:17 PM EDT - Earlier this week, the Vermont Attorney General's Office announced it was investigating allegations of fraud filed against the Brattleboro Retreat. We were, quite simply, stunned to learn the AG's office and the Office of the Vermont State Auditor agree that a scheme alleged by a whistle-blower "is a plausible mechanism for a health care provider fraud. Full Story

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