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    Roses to Bright Pink Super Saturday, promoting breast cancer awareness

    10/24/2014 10:15 PM EDT
    ROSES to Bright Pink Super Saturday, an event that provides free mammograms and breast exams for uninsured or underinsured women who qualify. Slated for Oct. 25, the event is being held by Southwestern Vermont Medical Center Obstetrics and Gynecology department and Women’s View Midwifery at SVMC. 
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    Prepare for Ebola but don’t freak out
    10/23/2014 10:24 PM EDT - Don’t panic. Those words, from Douglas Adams’ "The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy," contain good advice. Sci-fi visionary Arthur C. Clarke once said those words contain the best advice that can be given to humanity. "The greatest danger," Mr. Clarke wrote in "The Songs of Distant Earth," "is panic. Full Story



    Letters: Voting for Sears and Campion

    10/24/2014 10:14 PM EDT
    Why I’m voting for Dick Sears and Brian Campion on Nov. 4 As a female voter and mother of two, I support Dick Sears and Brian Campion because both have advocated equal pay for women by supporting Vermont’s Equal Pay Law, both supported Vermont’s GMO Labeling Law and both believe that Vermont needs to do more to give relief to college graduates who have student loans. 
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    Letters: Komline steps up when community needs her
    10/23/2014 10:24 PM EDT - When Hurricane Irene hit Vermont in August 2011, no one was prepared for the devastation it caused to our area; washing away homes and roads; damaging businesses and bridges. We can all be thankful that Patti Komline was poised and willing to be a first responder and strong leader in our community. During the storm, Patti willingly met with Vermonters to help and offer support, while busy Full Story

    Letters: Marthage’s response to Hueckel’s letter
    10/22/2014 09:46 PM EDT - It has come to my attention that a letter was published by the Bennington Banner in which Mr. Glen Hueckel criticized my handling of a case in which he was involved. In order to address some significant misrepresentations he made, I thought it necessary to reply. As State’s Attorney, I am the chief prosecutor in the county. Full Story

    Letters: Response to ‘Defeat single-payer supporters in November’
    10/21/2014 10:26 PM EDT - I would like to respond to the letter "Defeat single-payer supporters in November," that appeared in the Oct. 14, edition of the Bennington Banner. This letter contains assumptions which the author wanted us to believe but are untrue. For one, despite the Vermont Health Connect website shutting down for repairs, VHC is still running along as it was designed to do. Full Story

    Letter: It’s time for new representation
    10/21/2014 10:26 PM EDT - In 2012-2013 my wife and I were involved in a criminal case in Bennington County. What we saw and experienced has convinced me that a change in leadership is necessary at the State Attorney’s office. Our home was heavily damaged in Hurricane Irene and in rebuilding we were victimized by a local plumber. Full Story

    More letters: Support Rachael Fields
    10/21/2014 10:26 PM EDT - I urge the voters of Bennington District 2-1 to join me in supporting Rachael Fields for state representative. Rachael has dedicated her life to the hard work of taking care of our veterans at the Vermont Veterans’ Home where she has worked as a licensed nursing assistant for over 10 years. Full Story

    Letters to the Editor
    10/20/2014 10:10 PM EDT - Support for Erica Marthage These are challenging times for Vermont. We hear and see daily reports of drug deals, domestic violence and other crimes in every corner of our state. We always thought that our communities were oases of safety surrounded by a turbulent world. Sadly, that’s no longer true, even in Bennington County. Full Story

    Man fighting charges for painting Main Street

    BURGETTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man will hire an attorney and fight a criminal mischief charge for painting the speed limit on a stretch of Main Street. Full Story
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    'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo' canceled

    TLC axes show after evidence surfaces that star Mama June had resumed a romance with a convicted child molester.