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There is a great line in Alan Parker’s 1988 film “Mississippi Burning” that I have quoted before. It should be dusted off from time to time. Perhaps it should even be framed and hung on the walls of a few prominent lawmakers in Washington to whom maintaining civility takes precedence over ac…

On May 11 the short life of the Clean Heat Standard (CHS), promising “clean heat for a cooler planet”, came to sudden but probably not final end.

Let us make no mistake. The Supreme Court’s attack on a person’s right to control their own body is an attack on workers rights. We, as working women, are not machines to be regulated by men regardless of their status within the halls of power. Just as we reject the notion of the worker devo…

I have been starting my column in pretty much the same way for the last two years. I will continue as long as the omicron variants threatened our normality. The state and federal mask mandates have pretty much lapsed. Unfortunately, another omicron variant is making waves in Vermont and else…

Sen. Patrick Leahy took to the floor of the U.S. Senate this week in defense of the Women’s Health Protection Act. The vote failed.

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I was fortunate to meet the Mahar family early in my 30-plus years in Bennington. Though it took a while, the process was an evolving experien…

My dad Stephen E. Racz passed away last evening at the Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington. Dad was a veteran of the US Navy. He was assigned …

We would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who donated, volunteered and bought tickets to our Fundraising Gala on April 30!

I am announcing my candidacy for Bennington County Assistant Judge. My name is Mary Frost and I have held this position since being appointed …

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