• Obama's golfing - 08/29/2014 10:05 AM EDT
  • Vermonters support right to work - 08/28/2014 10:16 PM EDT
    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. 
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    U.S. policy of not paying ransoms to kidnappers is correct
    08/28/2014 10:17 PM EDT - Before decapitating American photojournalist James Foley in the desert, the insurgents of Islamic State sought - and failed - to persuade the United States to pay a multimillion-dollar ransom for his release. The U.S., in keeping with its long-standing policy, declined to pay. Now, with Foley’s fellow journalist Steven Sotloff still in the clutches of the fundamentalist group, that Full Story

    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. 
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    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

    Letters: False rumors going around about Shires Housing
    08/22/2014 10:19 PM EDT - Anyone that has told you that Shires Housing is recruiting low-income individuals to live in their housing units is either lying to you or misinformed. Anyone that has told you that the Shires Housing project on Apple Ridge is for people who are not working or don’t have an income is either lying to you or misinformed. Full Story

    Motorcyclist brags to cops he hit 185 mph in chase

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire police say a motorcyclist clocked at 127 mph bragged after being arrested that he had reached 185 mph during the chase. Full Story
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    'Halo' makers shed light on live-action series

    SEATTLE (AP) — "Halo: Nightfall" is returning to familiar territory. The overseers of the popular franchise at 343 Industries announced Saturday at the PAX Prime gaming convention that the upcoming live-action "Halo" series would take place on a surviving fragment of the Alpha Ring, the intergalactic locale from the original "Halo: Full Story