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    Let’s hear it for the workers

    08/31/2014 10:40 PM EDT
    It’s Labor Day weekend -- one last hurrah for summer. But other than to give (most of) us a three-day weekend before we have to really get down to business or settle into the school year -- what does it signify? The first Monday in September is designated to celebrate the creation of the labor movement and remember the social and economic achievements of American workers, according 
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    Roses to a full weekend of Bennington's Garlic Fest
    08/29/2014 10:07 PM EDT - ROSES to the 19th Annual Southern Vermont Garlic and Herb Festival, happening this weekend in Camelot Village. The fun-for-all-ages festival is known to linger on the palates of all who visit. Leave the breath mints at home and enjoy this signature Bennington event, held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Full Story

    Letter: The right choice for governor

    08/31/2014 10:40 PM EDT
    As a young adult living in Vermont, I feel so privileged to reside in a state filled with natural beauty, rich history, and kind-hearted people. However, like many young Vermonters, I’m at a crossroads over where I plan to live as I approach the next stage in my life. The direction of our state government is an important factor in my decision, as it is for many other young Vermont 
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    Letters: Displeased with arts coverage
    08/29/2014 10:03 PM EDT - Oldcastle Theatre is a professional, equity company that exists on Main Street in Bennington. I guess the importance of this means nothing to the Banner. When OTC’s most recent address was announced, it was big front-page news. The Banner had the power to have such an important influence in supporting and keeping its readers up on OTC’s past two amazing seasons. Full Story

    Letter: Preconceived opinions not based on reason
    08/28/2014 10:16 PM EDT - I have been following the recent controversy regarding the proposed Shires development. What has struck me is the misinformation that was contained in some of the letters to the editor. Clearly, these letter writers had preconceived opinions that are not based on reason or actual experience. It seems there is a disdain for people who are considered low income. Full Story

    More letters: Continue the debate on Vermont’s health care future
    08/26/2014 10:27 PM EDT - In last Saturday’s edition of the Banner, the headline read, "Leahy: Single-payer health care ‘a long ways away’ nationally." That is what this writer has been saying for years. God bless him for telling the truth! Yet a letter from Judy Olinick of Middlebury, dated Aug. 2-3, wanting to defend the single-payer system as that best suited for health care, cries out for a Full Story

    Letters: Good luck to Leshinskie on decommissioning of Vermont Yankee
    08/26/2014 10:27 PM EDT - Congratulations to the Vermont Department of Public Service for hiring Anthony Leshinskie, an experienced, non-political nuclear engineer, to lead the state’s role in the decommissioning of Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant ("State’s new nuclear engineer sees ‘well-run plant’ at Yankee," July 21). Full Story

    Letter: Loss of Racine was a loss for all Vermonters
    08/25/2014 10:22 PM EDT - I read about Doug Racine’s departure as Secretary of the Agency of Human Services with deep sadness and a growing sense that an injustice has been done. I have known Doug since the late ‘70s, before he entered electoral politics. We have stayed in touch even as our lives took different turns. Full Story

    Letter: In support of Kiah Morris
    08/24/2014 10:07 PM EDT - I am writing this letter today in support of my wife Kiah Morris and her bid for the vacant seat as Vermont State Representative in our District 2-2. First I want to thank Anne Mook as she retires from this position after the many years of service she has given to our community and I wish her luck in all that she plans to do in the future. Full Story

    Police: Utah suspect swallows stolen ring

    OREM, Utah (AP) — Two people were arrested on suspicion of felony theft after police said one of them swallowed a stolen ring in an attempt to hide it. Full Story
    (Andrew Medichini/AP)
    VENICE WATCH: McDormand hails female stories

    VENICE, Italy (AP) — The Venice Film Festival is bringing 11 days of red carpet premieres, innovative movies and Hollywood glamour to the Italian city. Full Story