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Is the hospital bond really worth the extra cost to us?


Regarding the upcoming vote on the proposed KVH hospital expansion:

As property owners and payers of property taxes, we are carefully considering the cost and benefits of an expanded, upgraded KVH hospital. Twenty million dollars is no small sum, and the 25-year term of the bond would outlive many of the folks who vote for it. There is a great deal to consider before voting for a tax levy that will last a quarter-century.

Though well cared for, KVH hospital is older and in need of some upgrades. Is there a need for new, modern operating rooms with current technology? Yes. Is there a need for a larger, in-house pharmacy that is open 24/7? Absolutely. Comfortable in-patient rooms? No one wo...

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