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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
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
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
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
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
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. 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
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