Editorials
Why so cold, Bernie?
If you want to know what someone really thinks of you, wait until they don't need you anymore. If that's true, then U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders may not like the Vermont media all that much. A recent piece published in Seven Days, written by John …
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Vermont has a problem with lawsuits
A lawsuit filed recently against the Vermont civil courts highlights a problem that's been going on for years, one that's led to civil court cases going unreported in the media for long periods of time, or not reported at all.Courthouse News …
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A successful event is no accident
After a hard reminder early in the week that winter is still very much a thing, a beer and hotwings festival is just what we needed. The Southern Vermont Wings and Winter Homebrew Festival, held Saturday at the Masonic Hall in Bennington, was filled …
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Letter: Thanks to the voters of Pownal

To the editor: Sunrise Family Resource Center thanks the residents of Pownal for voting to fund the work we do in the Pownal community. We will continue to provide dozens of home visits, support to young families, early care and education/ child …

Letter: Council on aging thanks voters

To the editor:It is with heartfelt appreciation that the staff of the Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging (SVCOA) thank you for your continued funding of our work serving area elders and their caretakers. Thanks to approved town funding financial …

Letter: Thank you, voters

To the editor:With heartfelt gratitude and deep appreciation, I thank everyone in Bennington County who supported me in my election for the Southwest Vermont Regional Technical School Board (Career Development Center). I'm honored to represent the …

Letter: Fairness for Vermont game wardens

To the editor: This letter is addressed to all residents of our state, and in particular to those who hunt, fish, and otherwise enjoy Vermont's outdoors. This is an issue concerning discrimination against game wardens.The Vermont Fish and Wildlife …

Letter: Vermont friendly?

To the editor: As of March 20, the Vermont vehicle inspection (rules have) changed. I have been a Vermont inspection station for many years and chose not to comply with these new regulations. I did not feel this was the correct way to have safety …

Letter: BROC thankful for support

To the editor:BROC-Community Action in Southwestern Vermont would like to acknowledge and thank the voters for their support of appropriation requests this year. BROC-Community Action served over 10,000 low-income individuals who reside throughout …

Letter: Early detection is key with multiple myeloma

To the editor: At the 2017 Annual Bennington Town Meeting, as a patient, patient-advocate, and caregiver, I was privileged and honored to be the representative recipient of two Proclamations declaring March as Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month; one …

Letter: To all those who voted in Pownal

To the editor: I want to express thanks to all those who supported me for the position of Selectman for three more years in Pownal. As most may know by now it was a close race and I want to let all citizens of Pownal know that I am here to listen to …

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Columnists
Trump's March Madness

The entire nation is transfixed like a litter of kittens in front of a fishbowl of hyperactive minnows as the screwy shenanigans known as March Madness unfold. And mad is right. It's crazy out there. Totally zany. Nuttier than the hospitality suite …

The final set

A long time ago, around the time that I always got my way as a single child (Sometimes, anyway), and during a time when I was beginning to learn responsibility, I was told that I would have to deal with things in life that I didn't want to — a …

Boost your intake of cancer-fighting foods

It may be a coincidence that National Colorectal Cancer Awareness and National Nutrition Month both fall in March, but it shouldn't be. Good nutrition plays a major role in the prevention of colorectal cancer, many other types of cancer, and lots of …

Feeding the Hungry is What Makes America Great

What makes America great is our humanitarianism and compassion for others, even those far away from our shores. Where there is hunger, we will respond and help.That is why it's alarming to see the Trump administration's new budget which cuts food …

Something's got to give

At first glance, there aren't a lot of similarities between the life of a luminous film star who was gone too soon and our reigning Prince of Darkness, who can't be gone soon enough. One overcame tremendous obstacles in her determined quest for …

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