Editorials
Our Opinion: Which side are you on?
Vermont in general and Manchester in particular pride themselves on being tolerant and welcoming places. But we know there is racism in our state, because this is the United States and it's part of our history, as uncomfortable as that legacy might …
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Another view: Remembering Heather Heyer
It took four days for President Donald Trump to utter Heather Heyer's name, in a tweet, and it appears that no one from his administration bothered to attend her memorial service on Wednesday. But Heyer, who died Saturday protesting the racist goons …
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Our view: It should be easy to denounce Nazis
On Sunday, a group of people gathered at the Four Corners to stand in support of Charlottesville, Va., where violence broke out at a white nationalist gathering. Racists had come to Charlottesville to protest the removal of Confederate statues. One …
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Letter: POW on forefront of wildlife protection for all Vermonters

To the editor:The recent letter to the editor disparaging Protect Our Wildlife (POW) and the President is shameful. POW and Brenna Galdenzi have been on the forefront of calling out the Fish & Wildlife Department for allowing trappers to put …

Letter: Trapping is inhumane

To the editor:In response to the trapper who supports inhumane killing of animals in traps and is against (Protect our Wildlife) POW, he is ill informed. (Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife) has not presented evidence that trapping is …

Letter: Great shows at Southern Vermont Arts Center

To the editor:Many thanks to the Ihasz family who have brought to Southern Vermont Arts Center and the Manchester and the Mountains community five stellar (Dancing in the aisles, toe-tapping, finger-snapping, walk-down-memory-lane) concerts this …

Letter: End nuisance trapping

To the editor:Most people care about wildlife and assume that the Vermont Fish & Wildlife (VFW) Department is working to protect all wildlife on behalf of all Vermonters. Some biologists are doing important work, but other folks at VFW are only …

Letter: Should we be worried?

To the editor:Not long ago, several things going on in the world got me and many of my friends worried that we could be headed for another Great Depression. I did some research and found enough differences between then and now to make me feel …

Letter: "POW" group is not humane

To the editor:Addressing the Bennington Banner outdoor article (Aug. 12) about Protect Our Wildlife (POW), there should be caution when dealing with this rogue anti-hunting/anti-trapping group. Starting with their abbreviated name that has upset …

Letter: Guess what's likely to end up killing us all?

To the editor:There are plenty of candidates these days but my money is on the merger of religious extremists and Koch-style libertarian extremists. The religious extremists will vote for anyone who promises to pass laws that make their extremism …

Letter: Nuclear decommissioning shouldn't be delayed

To the editor:New England Coalition's objections to the NorthStar plan for Vermont Yankee are at risk of putting us several steps behind on their chance to receive economic and environmental benefit sooner than Entergy's original plan ("Vermont …

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Columnists
Michael Reagan: Learn when to shut up, Mr. President

As we've said here before, Donald Trump has to learn to just shut up and let things go.The failure to do that is the worst Achilles heel of a president who seems to have half a dozen Achilles heels. Because he can't think on his feet, because he …

Matt Harrington: The voice of Bennington speaks, again.

This past week someone sent me an old article about my dad, Bob Harrington. Many may still remember my father who worked for WBTN for over 40 years delivering the news every morning, providing commentary on local events and making commercials …

Gen. Robert E. Lee is fundamentally different from the founding fathers

Word is that President Donald Trump and his strategist Stephen Bannon are especially pleased with the president's question post-Charlottesville: Where does it stop? After the statues of Robert E. Lee are gone from places of public honor, does slave …

About the 'deplorables' . . .

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton was vilified for calling some of her opponent's supporters "deplorables." During the campaign we noted her opponent's reliance on white grievance and negative racial stereotypes. Pollsters could see …

Stuart Hurd: Town charter, TIF, and water

All about the charter At its first meeting in May, the Select Board announced the formation of a seven member Charter Review Committee. The committee is made up of the following people: Jon Cohen, Robert Ebert, Lynn Green, Michael Keane, Dan Malmborg, Sean Marie Oller, …

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