• 'Life Doesn't Get Any Better Than This' - 05/22/2015 09:11 PM EDT
  • Op-Ed: Progress for Vermont - 05/22/2015 05:35 PM EDT
  • The Outside Story: Eat your weedies - 05/22/2015 04:08 PM EDT
    Our Opinion: Mayfest illustrates what's right with Bennington

    05/21/2015 07:50 PM EDT
    We see our fair share of negative chatter — in comments on the Banner's website and Facebook page, letters to the editor and conversations that can be overheard at pretty much any event in town — about what Bennington is doing "wrong," or what could be done better. Let's take a moment to reflect on what Bennington is doing right — or at least one of the many things: Mayfest. 
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    Another Opinion: Obama's bipartisan lack of support
    05/20/2015 05:48 PM EDT - Lately, it hasn't been easy being the leader of the free world. If President Obama feels more like the late Rodney Dangerfield's signature line than the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., it's understandable. That's because, depending on the situation, he's getting little, if any, respect from either Republicans — but especially Democrats. Full Story

    Letter: Response to series on emotional disturbance rates in Vermont schools

    05/22/2015 05:35 PM EDT
    Recently, the Banner published a three-part series on the high rate of emotional disturbance disorders identified in Vermont's public schools. I offer some observation to consider as this complex issue is examined. First, it would be helpful to know the rates of identification for other IDEA categories — particularly Autism, Other Health Impaired and Specific Learning Disability. 
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    Letter: Upcoming public hearing
    05/22/2015 05:35 PM EDT - The Arlington Selectboard will be holding a Public Hearing about the proposed purchase of the Arlington Water Company by the Town of Arlington. The public is urged to attend. The meeting will be May 27 at 5:30 p.m. in the Mack Performing Arts Center at the Arlington Memorial High School. This meeting will provide the necessary information and answer questions of voters who will need to approve Full Story

    Letter: Life Line Screening examinations
    05/21/2015 06:54 PM EDT - Life Line screening examinations I recently received a flyer from Life Line Screening announcing they will be conducting examinations at the Bennington Fire Facility on June 4. This is written to clarify a few points about such screening tests. Life Line Screening claims it has done nearly 8 million exams and has undoubtedly found many serious problems. Full Story

    Letter: Vermont; Vietnam
    05/20/2015 05:48 PM EDT - Vermont; Vietnam The most important event of my day on April 30 was not my professing socialist senator announcing a presidential campaign. On that day, I had the privilege of meeting a Vietnam veteran who came through my lane of a small-town Vermont grocery store. I thanked him for his service, but the veterans of Vietnam deserve more than gratitude. Full Story

    Letters: Debt to a Vet fundraiser a success
    05/17/2015 04:01 PM EDT - Debt to a Vet fundraiser a success It's been a busy week for patriotism in Hoosick Falls. It all began on Tuesday with Voice of a Vet's Debt to a Vet fundraiser at Brown's Brewery. About 200 veteran supporters enjoyed perfect weather, comfortable surrounds, a Giffy's chicken barbecue (sold out at 275 dinners), Brown's root beer floats, the HFCS Jazz Band, silent and dessert auctions and great Full Story

    Letters: Thanks to all participants in the Walk and Roll Around
    05/17/2015 04:01 PM EDT - Thanks to all participants in Walk & Roll Around The Vermont Center for Independent Living in collaboration with the Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired organized what we titled a Walk & Roll Around earlier this spring. RJ Joly, director of the Highway Department, asked us to secure several wheelchairs for his employees to use to give them the feeling of what it is like for a Full Story

    Letter: Roper's letter too cynical
    05/13/2015 04:33 PM EDT - Roper's letter too cynical I found Mr. Roper's article opposing renewable energy to be profoundly cynical. He said that if we Vermonters do our fair share to save the planet alone it will make no difference, so we shouldn't and "we can settle for a shorter life of higher quality, protecting the areas where wild animals and plants are hanging on, at the cost of slightly hastening the human Full Story

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    APNewsBreak: Casey Kasem's widow won't face criminal charges

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles prosecutors said Friday that they won't file elder abuse charges against Casey Kasem's widow despite efforts by three of the radio personality's children to have her prosecuted. Full Story
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    David Letterman set trashed; Dumpster divers move in

    Hours after the 'Late Show' finished taping, the crew began dismantling and throwing away iconic parts of David Letterman's set.