The Greeting

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Good day, Bennington County!

We've got some rain in the forecast for the next couple of days, but fear not: The sun should return in time for the statewide Maple Open House Weekend.

It's been an on-again, off-again week in the life of Southern Vermont College. Five days after filing notice that it would appeal a decision to strip SVC of its accreditation, the trustees reversed course after reviewing a plan by a "potential partner/acquirer."

In a case that could have statewide ramifications, a lawyer for the first person charged under the state's new ban on the purchase of high-capacity magazines has filed an appeal, arguing that the law is unconstitutional. 

Should Bennington adopt a ban on single-use plastic bags? That was the topic of discussion for a dozen or so people who attended a brainstorming session this week.

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Dave LaChance
Banner news editor

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Gov. Phil Scott is welcomed to the Dr. Richard A. Sleeman Center at Bennington Project Independence, accompanied by state Rep. Mary Morrissey, right of Scott, and BPI Executive Director Linda Wichlac, far right.

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