Tag Archives: Postal Service

Editorial: Paying for democracy (Times Argus)

The proposal to close the mail sorting center in White River Junction and the effort to save it are emblematic of the way that democracies in the United States and elsewhere are struggling to define the role of the public sector. Ideological conservatives in the United States and austerity-minded budget hawks in Europe have used […]

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Rural post offices are granted a reprieve (USA Today)

By Natalie DiBlasio The Postal Service has dropped plans to close thousands of the nation’s rural post offices. Under pressure from Congress and local communities, the cash-strapped agency has instead decided to trim operations at 13,000 post offices to between two and six hours per day, Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe says. “We have listened to […]

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Hundreds rally in Montpelier for May Day labor event (VtDigger)

May 2, 2012

By Taylor Dobbs In a gathering reminiscent of the Occupy movement that swept the nation last summer, Vermont’s unions, rights groups and other liberal activists gathered in Montpelier Tuesday for a May Day rally. The rally, organized by the Vermont Workers’ Center, kicked off at Montpelier’s City Hall and police closed off Main Street and […]

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Hundreds turn out for May Day rally in Vt. (WPTZ)

MONTPELIER, Vt. – Hundreds of demonstrators paraded through Vermont’s capital city on May Day calling for health care for all, fair wages and an end to corporate greed. Activists beat drums and chanted: “We are the 99 percent.” They urged lawmakers to “put people first.” Participants at the demonstration included members of the Occupy movements […]

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Vt. lawmakers confer on key bills; end in sight (Boston Globe)

May 1, 2012

By Dave Gram MONTPELIER, Vt.—With hundreds of people clamoring outside for Vermont’s governor to “put people first,” lawmakers inside the Statehouse rejected the latest attempt at overhauling campaign finance laws and prepared for a final round of votes on whether to continue allowing parents to opt out of having their children vaccinated as a requirement […]

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Editorial: Handle with care (Times Argus)

April 27, 2012

The postal reform bill passed by the Senate this week averts the decimation of the Postal Service that had been proposed as a way to save it. Sen. Bernie Sanders took an active role in the Postal Service issue, and in Vermont the benefits will be real. The mail processing center in White River Junction […]

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