Letters To The Editor
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Got word yesterday that the defining piece of Pinnacle's downtown hotel study is positive and strong and will please anyone who believes in the future of Bennington.It's terrific news after what happened at the end of Monday's Select Board meeting … more
Windmills destroy mountaintop environments. Solar is the way to go. Windmills are simply trading one problem — fossil fuels/nuclear for energy sources — and replacing it with another problem. It doesn't make any sense. There is no logic … more
I have recently retired after 37 years of teaching. This was a wonderful vocation and where I retired from is truly noteworthy. For the past 5 and 1/2 years I had the pleasure and privilege to teach at St. Mary's Academy in Hoosick Falls, N.Y. I've … more
Fellow Vermonters who made Bernie Sanders' political career possible, did you watch him during his national MSNBC town hall (Dec. 12) at a United Automobile Workers union hall in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and international CNN town hall (Jan. 9) at George … more
When my wife and I eagerly opened our business at Four Corners, we were jumping on the bandwagon of a downtown study which provided the blueprint for re-energizing Main Street. At the center of the project was a redeveloped Putnam block, with new … more
Being homeowners after retirement, we never flew the American flag.Until, that is, the Electoral College put a minority president, Donald Trump, in the White House.As a kid during WWII, I pledged allegiance to the classroom flag and occasionally … more
Since the election I have been thinking a lot about my parents and really want to talk to them.Dad has been gone ten years and mom will be gone four years on the 13th.I know the conversation will be one sided; I can talk to them, and know their … more
Like the Select Board, we would like to see downtown thrive. The Select Board recently contracted for a $10,000 hotel feasibility study. Unfortunately, they put the cart before the horse.We need to champion current shops and fill our empty … more
While I don't always agree with Don Keelan's expressed ideas I must compliment him and agree with his column (Banner, Jan. 7) regarding the SBE and rule 2200. As one of the speakers we heard at the BBA forum stated, if you want to understand what is … more
I have received a number of communications regarding the article in Wednesday's Bennington Banner about the Town of Shaftsbury's action on Bennington Rescue's request for appropriation. Based on the article, some have interpreted Shaftsbury's action … more
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