Our Opinion: Segregation battle must be fought again
05/22/2016 10:03 PM EDT
The fight to end school desegregation in the United States was long, ugly, painful and even bloody. The erosion of that victory has come silently, almost without notice. An unsettling report issued Tuesday by the General Accountability Office, the investigative arm of Congress, concluded that public schools across the nation have become resegregated. Full Story
A new chamber is needed
05/20/2016 09:49 PM EDT - It may well be that the Manchester "brand" — to borrow from "marketing-speak" — is well enough established that the area can coast for a little while on previous investments made in building that. But, it's a little unnerving to be on the threshold of the crucial summer tourist season and not have a locally based central office set up to dispense information to would-be travelers and Full Story
Letter: Summer Camps for Children Scholarships available
05/19/2016 07:02 PM EDT
The Southwest Vermont Career Development Center has been awarded a grant in the amount of $1,800 from the Bennington Idea Fund to assist any needing student with fees associated with attending any CDC sponsored summer camp offerings. This includes the New Experience Camp co-sponsored by the Bennington Police, Sheriff's and Fire Departments. Full Story
Letter: Thanks to those who made Film Festival possible
05/19/2016 06:57 PM EDT - Thanks to those who made Film Festival possible The Collaborative, in partnership with Turning Point of Bennington and Burlington Labs, held a Film Festival at Southern Vermont Arts Center that featured documentaries on the subject of addiction and recovery. Our intent was to start a conversation about these issues and how they impact the Northshire Community. Full Story
Letter to the editor: What a huge success! We Thank you.
05/17/2016 12:31 PM EDT - What a huge success! We Thank you. The first VT Steak House Night was held at the Elks in Bennington on April 29. We need to thank all the people that came. It was so nice to see so many familiar faces, and a pleasure to serve you the food you have been missing. Whenever a family member mentioned it , you said "what a great idea", and you sure supported us! Full Story
Letter to the editor: No more studies, time for action.
05/17/2016 12:06 PM EDT - No more studies, time for action. This is an open letter to the Select Board. Enough already with the studies! It's time to do something about attracting businesses to downtown Bennington. So far, the effort hasn't been very effective. The fault is not with the downtown real estate or its location; it's because we haven't been creative enough. Full Story
Letter: Statement from Shaftsbury School Board
05/13/2016 03:55 PM EDT - Statement From Shaftsbury School Board As board chair I would like to say that the Shaftsbury Board of Directors wants to let the community know that we want to come together to support the principal and superintendent. The focus we have foremost should be on our students — like in the wonderful presentations we have seen on integrating the arts and sciences, and the great work that is Full Story
Letter to the editor: Double standards for Shires Housing?
05/13/2016 03:28 PM EDT - Double standards for Shires Housing? It was with great interest I read in the May 3 edition of the Bennington Banner where the Vermont Attorney General fined Shires Housing $20,000 for filing false statements related to their monitoring of lead paint present in properties they own, but then reduced that amount to $1,000 due to "an inability to pay. Full Story
Letter to the editor: Foster Care month in Vermont
05/11/2016 12:39 PM EDT - Foster Care month in Vermont May is Foster Care Month, a time to celebrate the hundreds of foster and kinship foster families in Vermont who provide safe, nurturing homes for children while they can't be at home. It is with deep appreciation that the Family Services Division of the Department for Children and Families thanks them for their generosity, caring, and willingness to "answer the call," Full Story
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