Your most-read Banner stories of 2021 | Local News

BENNINGTON — When historians look back, they might say that 2021 was a year for the record books. 

We began the year with an insurrection at the Capitol, and we end it with a surging omicron variant of the coronavirus. 

At the Banner, we delivered many memorable stories in 2021, including the specter of gangs appearing once again in Bennington County; Alec Baldwin holed up in Manchester, attempting to dodge the paparazzi after a fatal shooting on the set of his movie “Rust”; and the ongoing shenanigans of our local white supremacist, Max Misch.

All told, over the course of