Over the next few years, an
estimated one million military service members will hang up their uniforms and
try to return to civilian life. But are
our colleges and communities doing everything possible to ease that transition?
any parent knows, having a sick child is awful. And if the illness is serious
or chronic, and the hospital is far from home, it’s also a logistical
many families in the Upper Valley turn to David’s House in Lebanon, near Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.
Gun control was up for debate at town meetings in seven Upper Valley communities. Voters were asked whether they want to urge state and federal lawmakers to ban assault weapons, require background checks for all guns sold in America, and make gun trafficking a crime.
There’s a new sculpture
spending this year on the Dartmouth
campus, and it’s designed to make noise when it freezes. Icy weather has not
been as dependable this year as its creators had expected. So the sculpture may
move even farther north next year.
Unless Congress acts to
prevent it, many federally funded programs will face severe budget cuts
beginning March 1. That’s the date the budget-cutting plan called the
"sequester" kicks in. Among the targets
likely to be hard hit in Vermont
is Head Start, an early education program for low-income families.