Editorials
Our opinion: Don't jump into the fiery ditch lit by the president
For many of us who tuned into watch the NFL this weekend, the discussion about statistics and percentages and quarterback ratings never got off the ground because we were too busy arguing about …
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Our opinion: Vote yes on sewer bond
On Oct. 10, voters will be asked to spend nearly $10 million on upgrades to the Bennington wastewater treatment facility. If the bond passes, sewer customers can expect to pay another $37 per …
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Another opinion: Trump makes an important nomination
The privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, established on the recommendation of the 9/11 Commission, is meant to provide independent oversight to ensure that national security and …
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Letter: Questions proposed marijuana dispensary location

To the editor:Why in the world would anyone put a medical marijuana dispensary on Elm street? Why not at one of the pharmacies or the hospital?— Ronald van OrdenBennington

Letter: Mandatory participation isn't freedom

To the editor:During the darkest days of the Second World War, when the Board of Education in West Virginia deemed compulsory recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance to be a necessary demonstration of …

Letter: Vote to support Cheney Library

To the editor:On election day in November we want you to say yes to Cheney Library. Here are the people that work at the circulation desk:Silvia Plasse grew up in Germany and received her primary …

Letter: Vote against school consolidation

To the editor:On Nov. 7, Act 46 may come home to our part of Vermont. It would come in the form of a vote. On that day, the voters of the Bennington, Pownal, Shaftsbury, and Woodford school districts …

Letter: North Road garage questions

To the editor:I read in the Banner the other day Shaftsbury was going to start building the new town highway garage at the North Road site.I spoke with Kasey Kathan of the state solid waste …

Letter: Health care caters to insurance companies

To the editor:I see where Bernie wants to take over healthcare. Yet not one mention on how to pay for it. I read where in Canada an orthopedists will pay $12,000 while a American doctors pays …

Letter: Vote yes on water bond

To the editor:Far be it for me to tell anyone how to vote, be it concerning elections, bond issues or anything else; but I would like to share my thoughts regarding the Bennington Waste Water …

Letter: Public invited to charter presentation

The next Bennington Charter Review informational meeting will be held Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 5:30 p.m. at the Bennington Fire House.The public is invited to a presentation given by Jim Barlow, an …

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Health Matters: Disaster preparation 101

For the last few weeks, many of us have been following the news of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and the devastation they have caused in Houston and Florida. It is so hard to watch people in such grave …

Seth Brown: Social media: A guide for olds

Are you confused by the young urchins snapping their chats and booking their faces? Then you need my handy guide to social media for my fellow olds.FacebookNamed for the 2 billion users posting …

Alden Graves: The Lord of Sovereignty visits the United Nations

You have to feel a touch of pity for Melania Trump. It is probably wildly misplaced because I doubt if there was a moment that wasn't calculated during her assumption from Slovenia to digs in a Trump …

John McClaughry: The Climate Action Commission goes a-listening

John McClaughryOn July 20, Gov. Phil Scott issued an executive order creating a 21-member Climate Action Commission. Scott named as co-chairs his Deputy Secretary of Natural Resources Peter Walke and …

Elliott Greenblott: More on the Equifax data breach

Just as you think you are clear on the Equifax data breach, the landscape changes. Here is a quick review and update. Think of what follows like the beginning of part two in a "to be continued" …

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