Our Opinion: Unlike critics, Vietnam vet Kerry made an impact

05/01/2016 09:56 PM EDT
Secretary of State and Vietnam War veteran John Kerry reflected upon Vietnam last week, and his insights followed a revealing fuss over his right to offer them. The former Massachusetts senator and Democratic presidential candidate spoke Wednesday at a Vietnam symposium held at the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin, Texas. 
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Our opinion: How long is the fuse on Trump's powder keg
04/29/2016 09:06 PM EDT - If you want a taste of what it will be like for the media to cover a Donald Trump administration, just ask GQ's Julia Ioffe, who has been receiving death threats and anti-Semitic insults since an article she wrote on Melania Trump, The Donald's wife, appeared a few days ago. It's no secret that Trump holds the media in contempt and has publicly sneered at it during his versammlungs, much to the Full Story

Letter to the editor: Reality check on renewable energy credits

04/25/2016 03:26 PM EDT
Reality check on renewable energy credits Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) seem to be less understood than Einstein's general theory of relativity. We are reading about accusations of fraud, that Massachusetts is "stealing our solar power," and that when you install solar panels and receive a REC credit, you aren't really powering your house with solar. 
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Letter to the editor: Raffle a success for Bennington's PAVE
04/25/2016 03:14 PM EDT - Raffle a success The Board of Directors of PAVE, Project Against Violent Encounters, is happy to announce that we made $1278 in our annual "Pamper Yourself into Spring" raffle. We want to thank Henry and Dina Bronson of Bistro Henry in Manchester who generously donated a dinner for two; Diane Hetherington, Certified Massage Therapist, who donated an hour massage; Mark Vaughan for his gift of a Full Story

Letter to the editor: Glad A&E is back
04/25/2016 03:10 PM EDT - Glad A&E is back Congratulations on reinstating your Arts and Entertainment coverage in each Thursday edition of the Bennington Banner. The well written and thoroughly researched feature articles by Telly Halkias are an especially welcomed addition as are the pieces written by your staff members covering specific events. Full Story

Letter to the editor: Treason doth never prosper
04/19/2016 10:59 AM EDT - Treason doth never prosper The patriarch of our family who lived in the 1600s was a knight, a poet, and high sheriff of Somerset County, and he coined a statement which has come down through the years when he said, "treason doth never prosper, what's the reason? For if it prospers none dare call it treason. Full Story

Letter to the editor: Keep your cats indoors
04/18/2016 01:10 PM EDT - Keep your cats inside 'The Messenger,' an award-winning and hauntingly beautiful new movie on birds brings to light a disturbing fact. A staggering 1.4 billion birds are killed each year — by cats. How can this be? Assume there are 500 outdoor cats in my town of Thetford and each cat kills 5 birds a year (a conservative number, some kill over 80. Full Story

Letter to the editor: League of Women Voters supports dental therapist bill
04/18/2016 01:05 PM EDT - League of Women Voters supports dental therapist bill Like the nurse practitioners and physician's assistants who handle much of our routine medical care, dental therapists would be able to do routine dental care including nonsurgical extractions and surface fillings. While under the general supervision of a dentist, the supervising dentist would not need to be on-site. Full Story

Letter to the editor: Divest fossil fuel stocks
04/18/2016 12:55 PM EDT - Divest fossil fuel stocks Amidst pressure from the Vermont Sierra Club and 350Vermont, Governor Shumlin and legislative leaders have urged the Vermont Pension Investment Committee (VPIC) to divest from coal, Exxon Mobil and fossil fuels, the businesses largely responsible for - and profiting from - climate change. Full Story