Editorials
Editorial: Insidious form of racism exposed on campuses
A spate of recent incidents involving misapprehensions and presumptions about people of color has compelled thinking Americans to re-examine the curse that has bedeviled this nation since before its …
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Our Opinion: Censorship in Burlington
On Monday, four student journalists at The Register, the Burlington High School student newspaper, broke the news that the Vermont Agency of Education had filed six counts of unprofessional …
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Time to deter Russia
As the midterm elections approach, one thing is clear: Neither the Trump administration nor Congress has done enough to deter Russia and other hostile foreign powers from interfering in the U.S. …
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Letter: Still openings for BPI anniversary celebration

To the Editor,Thank you for Patricia LeBoeuf's fine article about Bennington Project Independence's upcoming 40th anniversary celebration on Sept. 29. Unless someone bids $50,000 for one of our …

Letter: Change the players in this little game

To the Editor,What a shame if our select board gives away Bennington's scenic beauty to developers of a solar project that will be visible to all travelers coming from the west.Citizens have urged …

Letter: Support Turner for lieutenant governor

To the Editor, Vermonters will have an important choice at the polls in November for Lieutenant Governor. Over the last two years, Lt. Governor David Zuckerman has mainly focused on helping the …

Letter: I'm walking away from the Vermont Democratic Party

To the Editor,As a proud Democrat, I was elected to represent St. Albans in the Vermont state legislature for six years, and after that I served as mayor of St. Albans for four years. This year I'm …

Letter: In support of State Rep. Kiah Morris

To the Editor,By now, most people in our community have heard that Kiah Morris, a State Representative from Bennington District 2-2, has decided not to run for reelection despite having just won the …

Letter: An apology for comments

To the Editor:I am writing to apologize to our Bennington County State's Attorney and her challenger, for the intemperance of the comments that were quoted in a story by Jim Therrien last weekend. I …

Letter: Appalled by goose hunting guidelines

To the Editor:I read your article on the Canada good hunting season in Vermont. I was appalled by the number of days and the number of geese that could be killed.So I did the math based on 10 hunters …

Letter: How to disconnect from online hate

To the Editor:Truly, we are a cyber-connected world, but that convenience of access comes at a steep price, as evidenced by Ms Morris's recent experiences. Facebook and Twitter provide and promote …

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Columnists
Students need to learn about Helen Keller

I am Deaf-blind, and I almost missed my first lesson about Helen Keller. In second-grade U.S. history, my teacher scheduled Helen Keller's story after a lesson in square-dancing. I remember my heart …

Zupan: It's all about Vermont. So where's Sen. Sanders?

Local media is vital to Vermont's political process. Issues that aren't on the radar in the press rooms of New York, Washington, D.C., or Los Angeles are often of the utmost importance to Vermonters, …

Allen Gilbert: Declare victory in school merger wars and go home

I've been reading about the "Vicious Act" of 1892. That's the law Vermont legislators passed a century ago mandating consolidation of all school districts within a town to a single district. The law …

Bernie Sanders: We're going to expand Social Security, not cut it

Social Security is one of the most popular and successful government programs in the history of our country.For more than 80 years, through good times and bad, Social Security has paid out every …

Alden Graves | Graves Registry: Race relations in the movies, Part 1

The ugly incidents involving a candidate for the state legislature should be wakeup calls to people in the Bennington area that bigotry is not a stranger to our own community. Those who don't see …

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