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Letter: Great experience at local hardware store To the editor:What transpired today for me at rk Miles hardware needs to be acknowledged.While checking out one of their superb cashiers recognized me and asked if I was the one a couple of weeks ago …
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Our opinion: Drop the excuses and show us the tax returns

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal's request for President Trump's tax returns has put the White House back on its heels. The reaction — ranging from stalling to belligerence …

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Kevin O'Hara: Rolling the dice at the age of 70 PITTSFIELD — Today, April 20, is now known as "World Weed Day," but this date also marks my 70th birthday, which I find rather sobering. To put my present age in perspective, if my life was …
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The past few weeks in southern Vermont have seen a sudden outbreak of drug-related law enforcement headlines. In Brattleboro, police shut down suspected "drug houses" and made multiple arrests. In … more
The U.S. Census count is of critical importance, particularly for Vermont, given its heavily reliance upon federal funding and its declining population. The census process has become politicized, … more
I read the commentary by Tom Checchia, the owner of the Landgrove Inn, in the March 29 Manchester Journal and wanted to present an alternate opinion.I own and operate www.vermontvacation-rentals.com. … more
I read the commentary by Tom Checchia, the owner of the Landgrove Inn, in the March 29 Manchester Journal and wanted to present an alternate opinion.I own and operate www.vermontvacation-rentals.com. … more
Folks in Bennington and across the rest of Southern Vermont should keep a close eye on goings-on in Poultney, as that community wrestles with the potential future for the campus of Green Mountain … more
The founding fathers enshrined freedom of the press in the U.S. Constitution because they recognized that to have a working democracy you need an informed public who can make rational choices based … more
As one of the teachers at MEMS who is working closely with fifth graders on the plastic bag ban, I feel compelled to respond to Perry Green's letter of March 29.This movement among these students … more
As many folks know the Walloomsac River in Bennington is one of a handful of rivers in Vermont that is open outside the traditional trout season. This has led to a dedicated group of anglers who have … more
The Vermont Senate has given preliminary approval to a bill banning single-use, carryout plastic bags (i.e., grocery bags), foam containers and plastic straws, with some exceptions. That's bound to … more
I live in an old farmhouse, built sometime around the Civil War. Though it's been renovated many times, the best investment I've ever made in my home — hands down — happened about a dozen … more

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