Editorials
Editorial: Time to get involved is now
Last week, Bennington voters authorized a $9.85 million bond for upgrades to the town's sewer treatment plant. That's the good news. The upgrades are needed, and mandated by the state. They'll result …
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Editorial: Clarity needed from state on airport plan
Airports such as Bennington's William H. Morse State Airport are more than a convenience for people fortunate enough to own planes, or a nice perk for a community. They are bona-fide economic …
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Editorial: Fiscal woes demand creative fix
Vermont's financial problems are serious and cannot be fixed by level-funding state budgets for a year, or borrowing from the state "rainy day fund. In fact, those strategies might have made things …
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Letter: We need to get back to God

To the Editor:The unthinkable tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001 shook every American to the core. We turned to one another in disbelief, unity, brotherhood and patriotism. Hundreds of thousands proudly …

Letter: Groundhog Day on area roads

To the Editor:Some mornings I wake up and I wonder, what day is it?I guess it has happened more than once to people that plan projects for Bennington.Hey, let's put the Welcome Center to Bennington …

Letter: Las Vegas resident responds to cartoon

I am from Las Vegas, and am writing this to address the cartoon run in your paper earlier this week. Rather than react emotionally, I feel it would be better to offer up a solution to the problem. …

Letter: Apology not enough

To the editor:Sometimes apologies are just not enough. I am disgusted. Someone should be fired. Whoever drew that and whoever approved it are vile humans with no respect, taste or common decency. If …

Letter: Listening to one another about guns

To the editor:The recent tragedy in Reno has made me think about the way we have polarized around guns in America, the ways we engage in arguments instead of learning conversations with one …

Letter: North Bennington traffic still a problem

To the editor:Several years ago I wrote a letter to the editor in response on how to redirect traffic around the park isle in the middle of the town. I did see several improvements and was enthused …

Letter: A response to Empower Pownal and the town plan

To the editor:I have read the Pownal town plan thoroughly and found it an excellent vision for Pownal's future. Nowhere in its discussion of trailer homes in the flood plain and affordable housing …

Letter: Editorial got us wrong

To the editor:The recent editorial regarding the "need" for new voices in Pownal was at its best a slightly humorous extended name calling session; and at its worst, a manifesto of declared …

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21 reasons to pass Tobacco 21 in Vermont

After decades of scientific research, numerous U.S. surgeon general's reports, dedicated health advocates, and effective legal teams, there is finally a consensus in this country that the use of …

Trust: A matter of competency and character

Trust. It can be a tricky thing. We can think we're building good trust and credibility over time with our daily work, only to have it taken away with one Facebook post, one conversation, or a …

Bennington Select Board: Vote yes Tuesday on sewer bond

On Tuesday Bennington and North Bennington voters will be asked whether to approve a Wastewater Treatment Facility Bond. After many years of kicking the can down the road (no pun intended), the …

Bob Stannard: Why cut taxes now?

You're sitting around tallying up your monthly obligations and comparing them to your monthly income. With both you and your partner working you are able to cover your bills and have a little (very …

Chirp, click, buzz - Last call for the insect orchestra

This time of year, I keep the windows cracked open on even marginally warm nights, savoring the sweet air that sifts through the screens. On that air comes the sound of others relishing the last bit …

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