Editorials
Another View: A new glut of campaign cash
Moneyball politics took a great leap forward when the Supreme Court opened the door to campaign contributions from corporations and unions in the 2010 case Citizens United v. FEC. Now the …
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A day for reflection and gratitude
As we take time this Veterans Day morning to honor the men and women who served this country and sacrificed so much, our thoughts are with a generation of veterans who are slowly but surely leaving …
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Our Opinion: A missed opportunity
The voters of Bennington, Pownal, Shaftsbury and Woodford had an opportunity in front of them to be stronger together, with a unified school district that mirrored the arrangement that has served the …
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Letter: Vermonters Share Their Voice on Energy

Vermonters Share Their Voice on EnergyEnergy eats up a large portion of Vermonters' monthly expenses. That's one thing we heard from Vermonters we met during Efficiency Vermont's statewide tour this …

Letter: Law needed on rail cars

To the Editor,It is criminal to have those rail cars sitting in a residential area. May the legislature act swiftly before there is an unimaginable disaster. It has happened before. Furthermore, it's …

Letter: Screening of 'Dad' drew strong reactions

To the Editor:Gary David Goldberg's film "Dad" was the subject of an excellent article by Emily Gabert in the Banner ("Film Sparks Talk on Aging,") after the film was shown at Oldcastle Theatre …

Letter: Why pardon a turkey?

To the Editor:President Trump is getting his pardon pen ready, as the Muller investigation starts indicting his associates. This Wednesday, he plans to practice on two very innocent Minnesota …

Letter: How the system works

To the Editor:Now do you understand how a republic works? Even though the overwhelming number of people were in favor of Act 46 the "electoral college" said otherwise and a total of six votes killed …

Letter: The bottle bill is a good start

To the Editor,I am writing in support of Vermont's bottle bill. It ensures that bottle containers are properly disposed of, rather than end up in landfills or on the side of the road. Vermont uses …

Letter: Film shows need for mental illness awareness

To the Editor:United Counseling Service hosted its first UCS Presents event on Wednesday, Nov. 8 with the showing of the documentary "Beyond Silence." Close to 100 community members attended. Beyond …

Letter: Passing on tradition of service

To the Editor:I'm the president of the NorShaft Lions Club. At 35 years old, I'm the second to youngest member. Our group is very lucky to be a thriving group of 78 members. Many other Lions Clubs, …

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Columnists
Coyotes prepare for winter

Eight years ago, my husband and I planted 128 fruit trees on a hillside, mostly apples, but the back few rows included stone fruits. Our apples began producing with gusto after only a few years. We …

Peter Funt: Who's Welcome?

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Driving out of town on Albany Avenue I was struck by the speed with which neighborhoods shifted before my eyes, from the handsomely rebuilt downtown to some of the saddest poverty …

The Rider

Grandchildren are the best! If you have any doubt about that just ask Meme, Cheryl Galipeau-Lettre. She has so much fun with her granddaughters it almost makes me jealous. I eagerly await the time …

Commentary: Indeed, it does take a village

In his remarks earlier this year before a Manchester audience, Ed McMahon, a nationally recognized town planner, quoted anthropologist Margaret Mead, "Never doubt that a small group of committed …

Commentary: Data breeches are a real danger to Vermonters

Early in September, thousands of Vermonters were shocked to discover that their personal information including, social security numbers, credit card numbers and driver license numbers had been stolen …

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