Editorials
The media wrestles with the horror, too
After the horror at the high school in Parkland, Fla., and other schools around America, we in the media are often asked to inform the public about what preparations are in place to avert such …
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Editorial: Arrogance and dissembling at VA
Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, who oversees an agency of some 375,000 workers and more than 1,200 health-care facilities, issued a directive last summer instructing managers to cut costs …
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Goodbye moments in the US
Parents and their school-aged children in the United States of America lingered over their goodbyes last Thursday morning. Hugs lasted longer.Hand squeezes went on a few seconds more.And many a …
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To the Editor:I just received the Town of Pownal annual report, and the taxpayers of Pownal have a serious decision to make when it comes time to vote on the general and road budget.It appears the …

Letter: Thanks for providing opportunities for students

To the Editor:I'd like to take this opportunity to once again thank the wonderful members of this community for putting time and energy into hosting the Mount Anthony Union High School Community …

Letter: Objects to Keelan column on racism

To the Editor:I am astounded by the ignorance displayed in Don Keelen's commentary 'Does racism exist in Vermont?' (Feb 17-18). He says he doesn't see that racism exists in Vermont while conceding …

Letter: Charter change to mayor a mistake

To the Editor:I think that choosing a mayoral system for Bennington would be a mistake and I hope that people will not vote for this article just to "give a mayor a try." This article is binding and …

Letter: Keep our present form of government in place

Letter to the Editor:Some of my concerns regarding the mayor versus town manager debate are as follows:As proposed, a mayor would have the ultimate and final say on any ordinance, bylaw change, etc., …

Letter: Response regarding Shaftsbury positions

To the Editor:In a recent letter to the editor, Holly Snow Bahan, candidate for Shaftsbury Town Clerk and Treasurer, made some misleading statements regarding compensation for the two offices she …

Letter: Vote for Jodie Hudson

To the Editor:Our school superintendent and our current School Board have obviously made another misstep with their decision to not renew Jerry O'Connor's contract as assistant principal at …

Letter: Thanks to everyone who helps

As the home-school coordinator for the Bennington-Rutland Supervisory Union (BRSU) I am often tasked with finding resources and solutions for a variety of issues and needs for children and their …

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Columnists
All About Town: Touching on various issues

First, I must correct last month's column. My opening remarks were "I am pleased to tell you the Select Board has finished the budget process. The Board finalized a budget that calls for a $0.0226 …

Why we're running for the BSD board

Bennington is a beautiful community with three unique public elementary schools, serving unique and diverse families. In recent weeks we were disappointed to learn the Bennington School District …

Keelan: Does racism exist in Vermont?

Vermont has joined the rest of the nation in celebrating Black History Month. It comes at a time when much had been mentioned that racism exists in Vermont. I really don't see this and, at the same …

The Outside Story: Hoarfrost

In folklore and literature, Jack Frost is often portrayed as a mischievous guy, sort of Old Man Winter's younger self. He's a personification of everything cold. In our region he's a busy guy, at …

Speaking of Religion: Is Jesus Crazy?

As we head toward March, our grumbling about the cold, the rain, the ice, and the snow is growing like the piles of oily snow in the parking lots. Friends down South send pictures of things in bloom …

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