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Letter: Jack Stannard will be missed To the editor:We were sad to hear that Dorset's Jack Standard died in Rutland Hospital on Saturday, Dec. 21. Jack's roots in Dorset and Vermont go way back, and he was one of Dorset's finest …
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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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Ross: Derangement, ignorance or treason? The reactions to the killing of the Iranian terrorist mastermind Gen. Soleimani were disappointingly predictable.The Trump haters who dominate the Democrat Party, and the press, which supports them, …
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