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The refugees are coming, the refugees are coming!Only they're not. Not to Bennington, at least, and not for the foreseeable future. Unfortunately, those facts haven't stopped some locals from having online panic attacks since hearing the news that a … more
Benningtonians who were here in January 2013 should be feeling a little bit of deja vu right now in reading the news coming out of Newport. Dozens of names, dozens of charges all related to selling heroin, police and prosecutors saying we can't … more
It's difficult to imagine how the latest recount in the Orange-1 House race could prove anything but an embarrassment for the majority Democrats and Progressives, and perhaps for the state.After hours of debate in committee and on the floor, Vermont … more
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
As the world waits to take the measure of a new American president, evidence has emerged that an earlier one put national interests behind his own while still a candidate, violating federal law years before the malfeasance that would force his … more
We were pleased to see this past week that Gov. Phil Scott, Attorney General T.J. Donovan and state legislative leaders have made clear to the Trump administration that Vermont won't be going along with any misguided federal efforts to harass and … 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
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
It is impossible to look at the first Martin Luther King, Jr. Day since the November elections outside the context of the man who will be sworn in as president of the United States on Friday.Donald Trump exploited and inflamed America's racism … more
While the worst of criminals are still occasionally given the death penalty, deaths are actually becoming increasingly less common. The argument for pursuing the death penalty is undermined as a result.Today in South Carolina, federal prosecutors … more
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