Our opinion: Forced merger districts need to trust each other

The Brattleboro School District, and other districts that will soon be dissolved as state-mandated Act 46 mergers in Southern Vermont take effect, has an important housekeeping measure in front of …

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Letter: Grateful for honesty of Hannaford employee To the Editor:I would like to thank the employee or employees of Hannaford Supermarket, who with gracious honesty held onto and returned a sum of cash which I carelessly dropped onto the floor of …
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