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Scott Campaign: Bennington Banner Endorses Phil Scott for Governor

News Release — Phil Scott for Governor 2016 November 4, 2016 Media Contact: Ethan Latour [email protected] 802-595-3776 Paper’s editorial board credits Scott’s knowledge and understanding of the challenges Vermont faces Middlesex, Vt. – The Bennington Banner today endorsed Phil Scott for Governor, citing his understanding of how small businesses across industries work, and noting that this […]

Woods steps down as publisher of New England Newspapers

Martin Langeveld has been named acting publisher.

Banner: Engineers put $18M pricetag on water lines to PFOA affected homes

It’s unclear who would pay for the upgrades to homes affected by the potentially harmful, man-made chemical — neither the state, the company believed to be responsible for the contamination, nor the municipalities have committed to the multi-million dollar infrastructure projects.

New England Newspapers Inc. sold to local group

The sale includes the Brattleboro Reformer, the Bennington Banner, the Manchester Journal and The Berkshire Eagle in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. New owners say they’ll focus on local news.

Wilmington officials blame state for high property taxes

Wilmington’s local tax rate went up 2 percent. But with the state’s education rate, residential rates were going up 14 percent and nonresidential rates 6 percent.

Company that owns 3 southern Vermont newspapers could be sold

Digital First Media, the operator of the Bennington Banner, Brattleboro Reformer and Manchester Journal newspapers, announced Friday that it will “evaluate and consider strategic alternatives” that could lead to the sale of some or all of the company.

One man shot in incident at Bennington Police Dept.

BENNINGTON — A Bennington man was shot after threatening officers with a knife at the Bennington Police Department on Tuesday night, state police said. Police say Gregory Filo, 42, entered the lobby of the police station at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday with a friend. According to a state police news release, a dispatcher saw Filo holding […]

Halkias: A journalist to be proud of

Jim only had one pet peeve. He never wanted to be mentioned by name in a column. So now that he’s gone, I get to gush it on this page, finally.

Maverick Chronicles: Coming to Vermont

For reasons hard to fathom even now, I declined offers from Universal Television to write scripts and from CBS to intern in the New York news department. What can I say? It was the ’60s.

The pharaoh of Vermont: The Bennington Museum exhibits show of Rockwell Kent’s years in Arlington

When the Kents purchased the Arlington property, it came with a name of epic proportions, “Egypt,” in accord with the artist’s own larger than life personality.

Halkias: Open letter to Dr. Anya Rader Wallack

Next, whatever you think of his “facts,” Mr. Keelan fulfilled his writer’s obligation by stating metaphorically not once, or twice, but three times that his “sources” weren’t “wholly reliable.”

Halkias: A reassessment of the season for giving

And I still give gifts, but a few less, with the balance of my funds going to such charities. That’s a personal decision, and I can’t moralize it. It’s one man’s contribution, which doesn’t amount to much overall.

Keelan: A monumental proposal for Vermont's wealthy

Over the past 10 years institutions such as the independent high school, Burr & Burton Academy, Hildene, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Reilly Rink, Bennington College and Bennington Project Independence all have been given millions of dollars by wealthy donors. Many are part time residents. They don’t even vote here but they believe in these institutions and their respective missions.

Keelan: A monumental proposal for Vermont’s wealthy

Over the past 10 years institutions such as the independent high school, Burr & Burton Academy, Hildene, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Reilly Rink, Bennington College and Bennington Project Independence all have been given millions of dollars by wealthy donors. Many are part time residents. They don’t even vote here but they believe in these institutions and their respective missions.