Editorials
Our View: Domestic violence deserves our contempt
This being an election year, we hear about all sorts of worrisome trends in Vermont — its aging and shrinking population, its lack of affordable housing, and the way those factors are dragging …
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Trump's trade war will affect US to its roots
Opening hostilities in the Great Trade War have begun. Last Friday President Donald Trump's long-threatened tariffs on $34 billion worth of Chinese-made imports kicked in, and the enemy shows no …
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Our opinion: An avoidable drama ends
Gov. Phil Scott may have blinked first on Monday night by deciding to let a budget that raised non-residential property tax rates become law. But he did so in recognition that the avoidable and …
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Letter: Reducing speed limit won't fix 7A

To the Editor:There are two sides to every story and as usual the Banner is telling only one side of this situation.I drive in the neighborhood of 20,000 miles a year in Vermont for work. I do so …

Letter: Keefe and Browning missed Act 250 forum

To the Editor:I was among the 77 concerned residents participating in the recent Vermont's Act 250 review meeting held at the Inn at Manchester. Senator Campion a member of the legislative commission …

Letter: NASCAR fan pans Busch's performance

To the Editor:Attention, "NASCAR this week," regarding Chicagoland's performance by the winner Kyle Busch.This was the worst performance by a winner I've seen in all my years attending NASCAR and …

Letter: Sears endorses Marthage

To the Editor:As Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, I am keenly interested in the outcomes of our criminal justice system. We all know that a criminal record can be an anchor on people's lives …

Letter: A call for massive strikes and boycotts

To the Editor:Hiroshima, Nagasaki, No Gun Ri, My Lai, Fallujah, Abu Ghraib, Gitmo — the list of US humanitarian crimes continues to grow. Now we have thousands of lost refugee children. How …

Letter: Hallquist demonstrates executive leadership

To the Editor:The last two legislative sessions have concluded with periods of confusion, rancor, and extra expense brought on by a record-setting number of last-minute gubernatorial vetoes, …

Letter: Ballots available for Aug. 14 primary

To the Editor:I would like to encourage the voters of Bennington and North Bennington to participate in the state primary to be held on Aug. 14, 2018. Ballots are now available at the Town Clerk's …

Letter: Marthage refuses calls to debate

To the Editor: As the fireworks and barbeques of Independence Day are still fresh in our memories and we enter the height of the campaign season, it is only natural to think about our democratic …

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Columnists
The Pun Also Rises: 'Lance for Hire'

As you probably know if you are reading this column, I am a writer. But more specifically, I am a specific type of writer known as "freelance". Our esteemed colleagues at Merriam and Webster give a …

Keelan: Bring back personal responsibility

I was appalled when I found out that our local elementary school was utilizing a non-environmentally friendly laundry detergent in their laundromat. Also, the soap is costly, so a more generic brand …

Dry weather may mean less Lyme disease

Over the past few decades, black-legged tick populations have grown relentlessly throughout much of southern Vermont and New Hampshire, and farther north in the Connecticut and Champlain Valleys. …

Speaking of Religion: Cat Poster Theology

I'm only a little embarrassed to admit to you that one of my favorite movies is The Lego Movie from way back in 2014. There's too many reasons to list why I like it so much, but perhaps the best …

G. Richard Dundas: The causes of income inequality

If we have a vibrant economy with low unemployment, then why is there so much poverty? Recent statistics show that nationwide there are more job openings than unemployed workers. Usually this would …

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