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It's time for something to be done about the intersection at NY Route 7 and the Bennington Bypass. On Thursday, Joseph Anton, 96, of North Bennington was traveling west on Route 7. Police say he failed to stop for a tractor trailer heading east and … more
"Our city is in mourning, our community's anger is real, and the timing and subject of these events can only exacerbate an already difficult situation."So said Portland, Oregon, Mayor Ted Wheeler in explaining why — in the aftermath of the … 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
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
Like zombies on television, the carbon tax, once left for dead, has returned from Montpelier's political graveyard to torment the living.Rep. Selene Coburn (D-Burlington) sent us a 825-word news release on Monday about four separate statehouse … 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
Does downtown Bennington need a new hotel? The question has hotel owners and downtown proprietors at odds with each other, with the Select Board caught in the middle. With its relatively new focus on using "public-private partnerships" to spur … more
Maryland and the District of Columbia sued President Donald Trump on Monday, and on Wednesday 196 Democrats in Congress agreed to file their own lawsuits against the president. Each claim that Trump has violated the Constitution's emoluments clause, … more
Vermont business owners are feeling a renewed sense of optimism so far this year.A recent survey reveals that, while there is still room for improvement, opinions about the Vermont and U.S. economies are moving in a positive direction compared to … more
Senate Republican leaders released on Thursday a draft health-care bill, supposedly designed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. It includes a range of mostly unwise and ungenerous changes to the nation's health-care system, but it might, … more
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