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If you want to know what someone really thinks of you, wait until they don't need you anymore. If that's true, then U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders may not like the Vermont media all that much. A recent piece published in Seven Days, written by John … more
A lawsuit filed recently against the Vermont civil courts highlights a problem that's been going on for years, one that's led to civil court cases going unreported in the media for long periods of time, or not reported at all.Courthouse News … more
After a hard reminder early in the week that winter is still very much a thing, a beer and hotwings festival is just what we needed. The Southern Vermont Wings and Winter Homebrew Festival, held Saturday at the Masonic Hall in Bennington, was filled … more
Sunshine Week, March 12-18, is a national annual celebration of the public's right to know what their government, at local, state, and federal levels, is doing. Now in its 12th year, Sunshine Week champions the conviction that open access to … more
The town will likely be paying the Bennington County Industrial Corp. $25,000 for a one-year contract to provide economic development services. The pitch was made at Monday's Select Board meeting, and while the board has a policy of waiting until … more
A common complaint in Bennington is that there's nothing for the kids to do in town. Far from a petty gripe, many believe it to be one of the root causes for drug abuse and crime. The good news is that the town plans to begin a partnership with … more
The refugees are coming, the refugees are coming!Only they're not. Not to Bennington, at least, and not for the foreseeable future. Unfortunately, those facts haven't stopped some locals from having online panic attacks since hearing the news that a … more
It's Sunshine Week, but that has nothing to do with the weather. This is the week when newspapers and secretaries of state across the United States remind anyone still listening that the public has a right to access government records. The … more
Republicans are killing the planet. We say that because President Donald Trump was their nominee and they own him— golden locks, who knows what stocks and barrel of childish tweets.March 7 brought the news that 52,000 square miles of … more
It's Sunshine Week, but that has nothing to do with the weather. This is the week when newspapers and secretaries of state across the United States remind anyone still listening that the public has a right to access government records. The … more
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