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There's a way that Bennington could raise some of the money needed to redevelop the Putnam Block at the Four Corners intersection, but it's going to be up to the state Legislature to decide whether or not that will be allowed. The method is called a … more
A bill being mulled over by lawmakers that would lower the penalties for small amounts of drug possession is a step in the right direction.H. 167 increases the amount of cocaine and heroin one must be in possession of before being charged with a … more
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
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
With the United States days away of heading down an uncertain new path, Great Britain is embarking upon a potentially perilous journey of its own. British Prime Minister Theresa May Tuesday rejected what she described as "half-out, half-in" measures … more
If nothing changes between now and Town Meeting Day, March 7, voters will have before them a ballot article asking whether the town should give a little more than $200,000 to the Bennington Rescue Squad. If the article passes, the tax rate could go … more
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
We reported last week that the Radio Shack in Bennington is closing. The employees there weren't allowed to comment on the matter, but the large "store closing" signs hung out front made the gist of the local situation pretty clear.On the national … 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
While it's true that a Republican in Vermont is a moderate Democrat almost anywhere outside of New England, Gov. Phil Scott deserves thanks for standing up to the new president's actions on refugees."I am concerned and disappointed with the message … more
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