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The Bennington Select Board has announced plans to form a charter review commission to consider amendments to the town charter document.That's a good thing. Every government charter — in fact, every organizational charter — should be … more
Donald Trump's latest harsh immigration orders leave little doubt about how he and his administration view outsiders who have come to the U.S. illegally. His views on high-skilled, legal immigrants are more complicated. He's vowed to punish … more
Headlines across Vermont are currently all about President Donald Trump's immigration orders and how the state government plans to fight against them. There's a bill in the Senate now that would make it harder for state law enforcement and the … more
The public had a good chance Monday night to tell the government where to go and how to get there, but sadly most residents passed on it.The Bennington Select Board cleared its regular agenda to allow citizens to come in and discuss the comments on … more
Governor Phil Scott announced Friday several strategies aimed at improving the amount of affordable housing in Vermont. With the exception of the provision that would remove Act 250 oversight from rental properties, we agree with him.Scott's plan … more
It's difficult to imagine how the latest recount in the Orange-1 House race could prove anything but an embarrassment for the majority Democrats and Progressives, and perhaps for the state.After hours of debate in committee and on the floor, Vermont … more
Benningtonians who were here in January 2013 should be feeling a little bit of deja vu right now in reading the news coming out of Newport. Dozens of names, dozens of charges all related to selling heroin, police and prosecutors saying we can't … more
We were pleased to see this past week that Gov. Phil Scott, Attorney General T.J. Donovan and state legislative leaders have made clear to the Trump administration that Vermont won't be going along with any misguided federal efforts to harass and … more
With Governor Phil Scott reappointing Secretary of Education Rebecca Holcombe as the final member of his cabinet on Monday, those who were hoping for a complete or partial repeal of Act 46 may be left wanting. Whether or not the legislature will … more
For those who love winter activities, this past week or so has been quite a boon.The ski resorts are absolutely giddy as tourists flock to northern New England in droves and last year's non-existent winter becomes a distant memory. The back-to-back … more
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