NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) - Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders is hailing improvements in the system of medical clinics serving military veterans.
Sanders on Friday attended a ribbon cutting at a new Veterans Affairs health clinic in Newport, and noted the recent opening of a similar clinic in Brattleboro.
He says that about 8,600 veterans are now able to get care at five clinics, in Newport, Colchester, Rutland, Brattleboro and Bennington.
The clinics operate as satellites of the VA hospital in White River Junction.
Meanwhile, the Rutland clinic will soon be moving to a new, larger location closer to downtown. Renovations are currently under way and should be completed by July.
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