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If the developer behind several large solar projects being proposed in Bennington is looking to win over local officials and the community, it's failing miserably. Last week, Brad Wilson, of Ecos Energy, went before the Select Board to inform … more
While this week is officially National Library Week, most people realize libraries are there for us almost every day of the year.Sure, they deserve their own week, but just stopping in on a regular basis is recognition enough for most librarians and … more
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
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
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
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
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
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