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What was Allco Renewable Energy thinking when it offered Bennington $200,000 to accept its latest plans for a solar facility off Route 7, near the Apple Hill neighborhood? Don't these big New York developers know this community can't be bought?Maybe … more
Does the nation still need affirmative action? Here is the big picture.According to Education Department statistics, there has been no dramatic change since the Supreme Court found in 2003that promoting diversity on college campuses is a compelling … 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
Vermont in general and Manchester in particular pride themselves on being tolerant and welcoming places. But we know there is racism in our state, because this is the United States and it's part of our history, as uncomfortable as that legacy might … more
Saint-Gobain's agreement with the state to spend $20 million connecting North Bennington homes affected by PFOA contamination to the town water system is an important milestone, but it's not the end of the story. The $20 million will connect about … more
For many, high school is the first phase of life in which they can really screw things up for themselves. While middle-schoolers are perfectly capable of making awful choices with disastrous long-term consequences, only in high school do the … 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
Maryland and the District of Columbia sued President Donald Trump on Monday, and on Wednesday 196 Democrats in Congress agreed to file their own lawsuits against the president. Each claim that Trump has violated the Constitution's emoluments clause, … more
President Donald Trump's ringing endorsement of the police state on Friday prompted law enforcement agencies across America, including Vermont State Police, to issue statements assuring the public that they won't be unduly violent towards anyone … more
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