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A downtown business owner has stepped up and created his own marketing organization aimed at boosting foot traffic in the district. What would normally be a positive effort has, unfortunately, started off already marred by small-town squabbling. The … more
While the dust hasn't quite settled yet, this past legislative session was an interesting one in terms of crime and punishment. Our friends at VTDigger recently published an overview of crime and court related bills put forward by lawmakers this … more
"Gianforte grabbed Jacobs by the neck with both hands and slammed him into the ground behind him." That was Fox News reporter Alicia Acuna's account of how Greg Gianforte allegedly assaulted Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs, the day before Gianforte won … more
Oftentimes it's not the art itself that's important, it's what lies behind it. Bennington's iconic Four Corners now sports in its center a North Star compass with a piano key motif. It was put there Tuesday night, the culmination of several months … more
Governor Phil Scott held off on ending some of Vermont's failed marijuana prohibition laws Wednesday, but said if the Legislature can make a few tweaks to S. 22 there may be a "path forward" in June during the veto session. The legalization would … more
Governor Phil Scott announced Tuesday the membership list for a council created to address the opioid crisis. Unfortunately, he didn't name anyone from Bennington County. The Opioid Coordination Council, created by Scott through executive order, … more
It's that time of year again when police anticipate people's poor decisions and step up highway patrols in order to curb drunk driving crashes.Police usually increase their patrols around major drinking holidays. Memorial Day, which is Monday, is … more
The prison industry in Pennsylvania stands ready to receive a nice little boost at the expense of Vermont taxpayers, what with a new backwards out-of-state prison contact having been signed that guarantees a jail there will have at least 250 of our … more
The passage of a new "shield law" aimed at protecting Vermont journalists from being forced to divulge their confidential sources is being hailed as a win for the media and the First Amendment, as it should be. In reality, it's a win for the public … more
Vermonters should soon have something slightly better than a brick wall to send their complains about government ethics. VTDigger reports that the Legislature, quite reluctantly, has passed a bill creating a State Ethics Commission, along with some … more
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