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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
Donald Trump created a stir at the last presidential debate when he wouldn't promise to accept the results of the election. Now, even as president-elect, he won't accept the results of the election. That Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton won … 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
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
The news that the National Rifle Association plans to "go on offense" in pushing gun owner rights is surprising from an organization that has never not been on offense (Eagle, December 5.) The national organization's coming assault on state gun laws … 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
Friday, the National Mall filled with thousands of Americans cheering the inauguration of a president. Saturday, it filled even fuller, this time as thousands protested the same man and what they fear his presidency will bring.The Women's March on … more
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