‘sugar, salt & vinegar’ by liz dwyer

Liz Dwyer, 1977.

Elizabeth Mosher Dwyer, a native of North Bennington, became the village correspondent for The Bennington Banner in March 1961. Her lively judgment and shrewd humor quickly led to the offer of an op-ed column. From November 1961 through the rest of the decade, her column “Syrup, Salt and Vinegar” was a Wednesday feature in the paper. She was the paper’s editorial page editor at the time of her death in September 1977. Liz Dwyer’s editorials were informed by a deep knowledge and love of the community.

Below is a selection of her 1960s columns. Multi-volume sets of Liz Dwyer’s columns may be perused at the John G. McCullough Library in North Bennington, and in the Hemmings Motor News Vermont History Room of the Bennington Free Library.

North Bennington High School: A Valedictory