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    Our Opinion: Town would risk little on hotel study

    09/29/2016 10:35 PM EDT
    The Select Board is right to take more time before deciding whether to fund a study of the economic viability of a hotel in downtown Bennington. But considering the amount requested — up to $10,500 — this represents a small risk worth taking with the chance of significant reward. Town Economic and Community Development Director Michael Harrington outlined the proposal before the board 
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    Good things happen when locals step up
    09/21/2016 08:48 PM EDT - In early 2015, the Bennington Area Chamber of Commerce announced that would no longer be putting on the Bennington Car Show, effectively ending the show's 48-year run. The Chamber cited various reasons for this, among them diminishing returns on the investment and an aging volunteer pool stretched thin by the immensely popular Southern Vermont Garlic and Herb Festival. Full Story

    Letter to the editor: Thanks to those who helped with race

    09/28/2016 03:58 PM EDT
    Thanks to those who helped with race On Saturday Sept. 24, 2016, the 8th Annual 1LT Mark Dooley 5K Race and Kids Fun Run was held in Wilmington. The event is a living tribute to Mark Dooley, a former Wilmington resident, police officer, and Vermont Army National Guard soldier, who was killed in action on Sept. 
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    Letter: Why you should vote for TJ Donovan as Attorney General
    09/27/2016 06:46 AM EDT - Why you should vote for TJ Donovan as Attorney General In the event that voters are asking, "Why should I vote for TJ Donovan?" I have some points that are worth a look. In 2004, I was convicted of a crime. I served my time. The experience had an impact on not only the victim, the victim's family, but to the community to which I belonged. Full Story

    Letter to the editor: Supporting Sibilia for reelection
    09/23/2016 08:10 PM EDT - Supporting Sibilia for reelection I'm writing today in support of re-electing State Representative Laura Sibilia to represent Dover, Readsboro, Searsburg, Somerset, Stamford, Wardsboro and Whitingham in the Vermont House. In her first two years in office, Laura has significantly increased communications with our towns about legislation and state initiatives important to our valley. Full Story

    Letter to the editor: Carbon tax would slow climate change
    09/23/2016 08:07 PM EDT - Carbon tax would slow climate change Sometimes the simplest solution is the best solution. For example, just last week as reported in many regional news outlets, the California State Legislature passed into law, Assembly Joint Resolution 43, calling for the US Congress to implement a carbon tax in the form of a "progressive fee and dividend" which would go a long way towards solving the threat Full Story

    Letter to the editor: Opposed Searsburg wind
    09/23/2016 08:02 PM EDT - Opposed Searsburg wind I hate industrial wind. Today (Sept. 19) is a sad day. With great pride Governor Shumlin and a small group of people way more important than me will make their way to the edge of the National Forest to cut a ribbon and dig a celebratory shovel of dirt. But there will be no celebration in my house. Full Story

    Letter to the editor: Special thanks
    09/23/2016 07:57 PM EDT - Special thanks We would just like to say thank you to all the people who made the recent MAU Dance Team Basket Bingo a great success! We appreciate the help and guidance from the Bennington Elks and letting us use their space and bingo supplies. Special shout out to the local business that donated supplies and gift certificates for this special event. Full Story

    Letter to the editor: Democrats make Vermont worse
    09/21/2016 07:13 PM EDT - Democrats make Vermont worse Items in news on results for Vermont being run by Democrat party. The real Median income has dropped 2.5 percent in last three years. Vermonters rank 8th in percent of income paid in taxes. We are number four in decline in middle class with drop of 5 percent. The area where Vermont comes in number one is least tax friendly for retirees. Full Story

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    Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston split up

    Taylor Swift decides Tom Hiddleston isn’t the one after all and hands him his walking papers.