Another view: Poisonous hypocrisy of Congress

02/27/2015 08:12 PM EST
The irony is thick in Washington these days. Recently, House Speaker John Boehner chided Democrats in the Senate to "get off their a--" and assist Republicans in passing their Department of Homeland Security funding legislation. What Speaker Boehner won't tell you, or at least talk around, is the fact that the legislation is encumbered by one giant "poison pill. 
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Roses to three who touched many lives in Bennington
02/27/2015 06:50 PM EST - ROSES to the memories of three well-known and well-loved people who touched the lives of many in the Bennington area and who all passed away this week. Harriette Leidich, who wrote the "Senior Moments" column for the Banner, died Tuesday at 102. Ernest Robert Hemmings, the father of Hemmings Motor News, died Thursday at the age of 89. Full Story

 
 
 
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Letters: Vietnam veterans — better quaility of life

02/27/2015 08:09 PM EST
Vietnam veterans: Better quality of life A new House bill has been introduced by Congressman Chris Gibson (D-19 N.Y.). The Bill HR-969 titled The Blue Water Navy, Vietnam Veterans Agent Orange Act was presented to the 114th Congress on Feb. 13, 2015 and is referred to the House Committee of Veterans Affairs. 
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Letters: Bring back the old crossword
02/24/2015 04:17 PM EST - Bring back the old crossword I want to add my endorsement to the earlier comments from Sue Sweeney and an earlier writer about the recently replaced crossword puzzles in the Banner. For many years the Banner had run the puzzles from the L.A. Times. These puzzles became progressively more difficult through the week providing a good way for a beginner to gain confidence with solving a Monday Full Story

Letters Extra: Running for Bennington Select Board
02/24/2015 04:07 PM EST - Note: These are election-related letters to the editor that The Banner did not have space for in print. Town Meeting is Tuesday, March 3. Running for Bennington Select Board My name is Joey Kulkin and I seek your support for a seat on the Bennington Select Board. It's time to rid the town of old thoughts, good ol' boys and their old-town cronyism -- and time to usher in innovative ideas from a Full Story

Letters Extra: Running for Bennington Select Board
02/23/2015 04:40 PM EST - Note: These are election-related letters to the editor that The Banner did not have space for in print. Town Meeting is Tuesday, March 3. Running for Bennington Select Board My name is Joey Kulkin and I seek your support for a seat on the Bennington Select Board. It's time to rid the town of old thoughts, good ol' boys and their old-town cronyism -- and time to usher in innovative ideas from a Full Story

Letters: Vote yes on fluoride
02/23/2015 04:40 PM EST - Notice: The Banner's deadline for election-related letters was today. Find additional letters online at BenningtonBanner.com. Vote yes on fluoride The debate over whether to increase the natural level of fluoride in Bennington's water system raises some interesting questions about our community values: Do we let scare tactics trump established science about fluoridation? Full Story

Letters: MEMS School Board race
02/22/2015 07:03 PM EST - Notice: The Banner will not publish election-related letters to the editor past Feb. 24, one week before town meeting. As the fluoride question is on the ballot, letters on that topic will not be published beyond that date. MEMS School Board race As many of you know, there are two candidates vying for a three-year term on the MEMS School Board: Jon Wilson, a local teacher who has taught at The Full Story

More letters: Vote no to fluoride
02/22/2015 07:04 PM EST - Vote no to fluoride To the good people of Bennington: Please vote "NO" on Article 15 which asks you, confusingly, to adjust the level of fluoride in Bennington's water supply. If you, like I, believe that our water supply should not be used for medicating people without their consent, then you should vote "NO. Full Story

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Maine weighs revoking seat belt law days after 75-car pileup

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — It's an effort that even the bill's sponsor acknowledges is poor timing. Just two days after a 75-vehicle pileup injured at least 17 people in the state, lawmakers in Maine are considering legislation that would allow adults to opt out of wearing seat belts. Full Story
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Dress that 'greatly resembles' stolen Nyong'o gown recovered

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A dress that strongly resembles the custom gown taken from Lupita Nyong'o's hotel room earlier this week has been recovered, a sheriff's official said Friday. Full Story