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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
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
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
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
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
Southwestern Vermont Health Care is spearheading a unique program that goes directly to what it means to promote a healthy community.No, it's not a health care-related medical program, something we might expect of the parent corporation of … more
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