Southern Vermont College, in Bennington, announced Monday that it will be closing at the end of the spring semester. The college's president, David Evans, made the announcement in a press release sent out Monday morning.

John Barbieri, former police commissioner in Springfield, Massachusetts, at center.
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The former police commissioner in Springfield, Massachusetts, has received a payment from the city after his abrupt departure last week.

The Massachusetts Statehouse.
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Around this time last year, the Massachusetts legislature was well into its budget hearing process. But not this year.

It was 1983. Toll booths in Connecticut had already experienced decades of problems like accidents and traffic jams.

And then, a truck slammed into a car waiting at the Stratford toll plaza on Interstate 95.

Gov. Ned Lamont proposed a $43 billion, two-year state budget Wednesday that establishes tolls, shifts more pension debt onto future taxpayers, deals another blow to hospitals, but also closes a multi-billion dollar shortfall without raising the income tax.