Editorials
Charter review is a good idea
The Bennington Select Board has announced plans to form a charter review commission to consider amendments to the town charter document.That's a good thing. Every government charter — in fact, every organizational charter — should be …
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U.S. should keep door open to high-skilled immigrants
Donald Trump's latest harsh immigration orders leave little doubt about how he and his administration view outsiders who have come to the U.S. illegally. His views on high-skilled, legal immigrants are more complicated. He's vowed to punish …
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Trump is pulling Vermont's strings
Headlines across Vermont are currently all about President Donald Trump's immigration orders and how the state government plans to fight against them. There's a bill in the Senate now that would make it harder for state law enforcement and the …
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thanks to those who helped

On Jan. 28 around 11:15 a.m. I needed help after I had fallen on the (rail road) tracks in North Bennington. Two unknown individuals answered my call for help, and they helped me get up and called 911 and stayed with me until the rescue squad came. …

Recommend and support Stacy for town clerk

It was so great to read in your print edition that we have four candidates in Shaftsbury who are willing to serve as our town clerk. So many times a town seems to have trouble getting persons to fill out the required jobs.We wish to publicly thank …

Running for Select Board, voting no on North Road garage site

Shaftsbury highway garage site is off North Road in front of landfill pile. Don't be fooled new highway garage is going off North Road at the contaminated site in front of landfill pile tearing down all recycling building. The Select Board is still …

Letter to the editor: Monks for BSD, Keane and Thurber for Bennington Select Board

Few citizens of Bennington give more of themselves to our town than Dan Monks. If elected to the Bennington School District board he will apply his intelligence, determination, civility, and fierce commitment to public education to making our …

Letter to the editor: Excited for Early Childhood Day

I am very excited for Early Childhood Day at the Legislature (ECDL), on March 15. Over a dozen child care providers and community members from across the state are organizing the Rally for Kids, which will be held during ECDL. This rally will be a …

Letter to the editor: Housing concerns are not "hogwash"

The Banner editorial of (Feb. 21) speaks in favor of "affordable housing" while calling the concerns of the opponents of the proposed Monument View Development "hogwash." I worked with the opponents and wish to take issue with the Banner's …

Letter to the editor: Bill Hession for trustee of public funds in Shaftsbury

Born in 1947, Bill received a BA in economics in 1969 from Brooklyn College and went on to complete his MBA in Finance at Baruch College, C.U.N.Y. in 1972. Continuing his studies he received an M.A. in 1975and in 1979 a M. Phil. in Economics both …

Letter to the editor: Catch 22 in Bennington

The editorial in the Feb. 22 Bennington Banner was a bit misleading. Where were all the people, you ask. Many were in their homes lamenting the fact that they were being excluded from the citizens meeting with the Select Board. An entire class of …

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Columnists
Winter bird rehab

An injured barred owl sat in the back seat of a four-door sedan, staring balefully out the window at its rescuer. "I saw him on the side of the road, just sitting there, trying to fly," the young woman explained to Maria Colby, director of Wings of …

Vote in support of your library

Question: Five years ago where did you go in Manchester to meet up with forty friends, hold a meeting and/or an event or spend time on your computer in a welcoming atmosphere?Answer: Good luckToday, however, some 60,000 visits have been paid to the …

No, Obama is not plotting a "treasonous coup"

We're all well acquainted with the fake news phenomenon — the Trumpian sewage that's routinely pumped into the brains of the dumb and numb. But the good news is, Facebook has started to fight back, working with a coalition of fact-based media …

Reporters at the Gate

As a young journalist I experienced Watergate at the ABC newsroom in New York, naively assuming that our days would always be filled with startling revelations from secret sources about issues so big they could topple a presidency.There was no …

Cheerleader to independent athlete

Many kids know early on what sports they'll be playing as they grow and go through school. They learn tee-ball, soccer, basketball, often following in the footsteps of an older relative or sibling.But what about those who don't? In elementary school …

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