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It took long enough, but on Wednesday the Legislature voted to approve a bill that would legalize marijuana use for adults, allow them to grow a few plants in their own houses, and create a commission to study a regulated, taxable market. The House … more
It was announced Monday that the state has fined the town of Bennington $15,000 for failing to keep its wastewater treatment facility properly maintained. Given that the town already intends to seek a bond for about $10 million to pay for repairs, … more
We've all experienced this to some degree at work: The boss asks you to take on some minor duty, some trifling thing that you'll barely notice having to do. You agree, knowing that it has to be done and that it really isn't asking all that much. A … more
It's been said that they key to a vibrant downtown is having people actually live in it. If that's the case, then Bennington is on a good track with the proposed Putnam Block Project and the Monument View Apartments, the latter having recently … more
It's time for Bennington stop beating itself up. Last week we reported that Bennington was ranked third in the National Center for Arts Research's list of arts-vibrant small communities. The National Center for Arts Research (NCAR) is a nonprofit … more
There's a downside to springtime in Vermont. All the crud leftover from winter, hidden for months by the snow — what little there is these days — becomes readily apparent. Before the green leaves come out, the view from our highways … more
National drugged driving deaths surpassed drunk driving deaths for the first time ever back in 2015, according to recent information released by the Governors Highway Safety Association and the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility … more
In the run-up to the announcement of President Donald Trump's tax reform proposal last week, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin spoke of simplifying the tax code to the point where Americans could fit their returns on "a large postcard." The same … more
Depending on who you ask, it's been a relatively quiet year in the Legislature. "It almost like even before the session started we all kind of got this grim reality, we don't know what kind of federal cuts are going to come down," said House Rep. … more
National monuments might not seem like a local issue, but to quote a great American songwriter — "This land is your land, this land is my land."On Wednesday, the president signed off an executive order requiring the Secretary of the Interior … more
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