Editorials
An opportunity for thanks and giving
It caught our attention that Chuck Jones' animated adaptation of Dr. Seuss' holiday classic "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!" has already aired on network television, a good week before Thanksgiving …
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Another View: A new glut of campaign cash
Moneyball politics took a great leap forward when the Supreme Court opened the door to campaign contributions from corporations and unions in the 2010 case Citizens United v. FEC. Now the …
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A day for reflection and gratitude
As we take time this Veterans Day morning to honor the men and women who served this country and sacrificed so much, our thoughts are with a generation of veterans who are slowly but surely leaving …
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Letter: Support your local food bank

To the Editor:This Thanksgiving season, Marcelle and I are finding it especially important to count our blessings and give thanks.We are thankful for the health of our family and friends and are …

Letter: Mass transit is not to blame for pollution

To the Editor:This is in reference to "Broad new transportation advocacy coalition launches." I quote: "Abby Bleything of the Vermont Clean Cities Coalition helped deliver the pitch. She pointed out …

Letter: Why I love Woodford

To the Editor:I offer a camp on Airbnb in Woodford. It has been well received among guests who, like many from Bennington, come to enjoy our unspoiled beauty. Recent guests have given me a new …

Letter: Warm The Children deserves your help

To the Editor:The "Warm The Children" program is sponsored by the Bennington Banner, Shea Funeral Homes, Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Services, the American Red Cross and other generous contributors from …

Letter: Vermonters Share Their Voice on Energy

Vermonters Share Their Voice on EnergyEnergy eats up a large portion of Vermonters' monthly expenses. That's one thing we heard from Vermonters we met during Efficiency Vermont's statewide tour this …

Letter: Law needed on rail cars

To the Editor,It is criminal to have those rail cars sitting in a residential area. May the legislature act swiftly before there is an unimaginable disaster. It has happened before. Furthermore, it's …

Letter: Screening of 'Dad' drew strong reactions

To the Editor:Gary David Goldberg's film "Dad" was the subject of an excellent article by Emily Gabert in the Banner ("Film Sparks Talk on Aging,") after the film was shown at Oldcastle Theatre …

Letter: Why pardon a turkey?

To the Editor:President Trump is getting his pardon pen ready, as the Muller investigation starts indicting his associates. This Wednesday, he plans to practice on two very innocent Minnesota …

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Columnists
'Pranksgiving'

Due to budget cutbacks, April Fools' Day is being merged with Thanksgiving. The hope is that people will be more thankful for comedy, and also that gratitude will cause them to avoid the mean pranks …

Coyotes prepare for winter

Eight years ago, my husband and I planted 128 fruit trees on a hillside, mostly apples, but the back few rows included stone fruits. Our apples began producing with gusto after only a few years. We …

Peter Funt: Who's Welcome?

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Driving out of town on Albany Avenue I was struck by the speed with which neighborhoods shifted before my eyes, from the handsomely rebuilt downtown to some of the saddest poverty …

The Rider

Grandchildren are the best! If you have any doubt about that just ask Meme, Cheryl Galipeau-Lettre. She has so much fun with her granddaughters it almost makes me jealous. I eagerly await the time …

Commentary: Indeed, it does take a village

In his remarks earlier this year before a Manchester audience, Ed McMahon, a nationally recognized town planner, quoted anthropologist Margaret Mead, "Never doubt that a small group of committed …

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