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Letter: We need improved Medicaid for all To the Editor:My wife and I both had pneumonia in February. Just before that I had a colonoscopy, and my wife saw an ophthalmologist. Months later, I'm still not quite sure how much we will have to …
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Our Opinion: Mariko Silver's legacy

The departure of Bennington College president Mariko Silver after six years at the helm comes when small liberal arts colleges are at a crossroads. Silver, who has led Bennington since 2013, has been …

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Keelan: The 2019 Legislative session was not remarkable The 2019 Vermont Legislative session came to a close. The House of Representatives closed down May 24. The Senate ended May 29 — it had no choice. The House members had all gone home. So now …
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To the Editor:The 2018-2019 First Wednesdays season has recently come to a close. As the host First Wednesdays in Manchester, the Manchester Community Library is most grateful to the Vermont … more
The SEIU Local 200 union of Bennington College campus workers in housekeeping, dining services, and buildings and grounds will soon begin salary and benefits negotiations. Before they begin, the … more
To the Editor:When vulnerable residents are suddenly displaced from their homes amid the disruption of major construction and mold remediation, the upheaval is deeply stressful and traumatic. The … more
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