NEWFANE — I appreciate Rick Cowan's investigative reporting of the Brattleboro Retreat's top brass's salaries. It clearly shows where all that taxpayer money they are asking for would go.
I'd like to know what the lowest paid workers (presumably the ones who interact most with the patients and perform the most challenging work) earn.
How many patients does a psychiatrist need to see in a week to earn more than $200,000?
Do the high earners live in Brattleboro, where they could reinvest some of that money into the community through property and local taxes and purchases at local businesses, or do they leave town with their money when the work day is done?
More of this factual, data-based, investigative reporting about our region, please.