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A can of gasoline at the back of your mind

BRATTLEBORO—“Most of the time we can get fire to do what we want it to do,” said Fire Chief Michael Bucossi.

“We see ugly things,” he continued. “It’s the ugliness that you can’t control.”

Firefighting doesn’t wear down a firefighter’s psyche, say past and present personnel at the Brattleboro Fire Department.

It’s finding the body of the child that hid during a fire...... Continue reading story

Voices

LETTERS FROM READERS

Inspiring business

LETTERS FROM READERS

New to this amazing area’s diverse culture

LETTERS FROM READERS

Research the other side of Brattleboro

LETTERS FROM READERS

Shame on lawmakers

COLUMN

Chilling words through the ages

Trump, Cruz, and their misogynist brethren have a long legacy of base beliefs about half the world’s population

LETTERS FROM READERS

A memoriam for José

LETTERS FROM READERS

Slow down the rush to accelerated merger

VIEWPOINT

A plant with purpose

All the attention is focused on marijuana policy reform, but its cousin, hemp, shines with promise for applications in sustainable building and numerous other beneficial applications

VIEWPOINT

One size does not fit all

All of the educational opportunities being described as possible under Act 46 can be achieved under our current structures

VIEWPOINT

Democracy in action

Vermont towns face distinct choices and control over which children get educated by whom and under what financial arrangements and controls

COUNTERPOINT

Looming threat

The naive expression that local communities are free to choose their respective educational futures belies the realities of Act 46 for school boards and voters

LETTERS FROM READERS

Funding for suicide prevention stripped from state budget

LETTERS FROM READERS

Mondo Media interview: uplifting and positive

VIEWPOINT

A place to engage one’s creative self

‘The more I visited, the more my inspiration and appetite for producing and consuming creativity blossomed’

EDITORIAL

Start the presses

A new day begins for the Brattleboro Reformer. Can new owners restore a battered and bruised daily to its former reputation and glory?

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Sports

WINDHAM COUNTY

BF, Brattleboro track teams do well at Fenn Relays

WINDHAM COUNTY

Terriers topple Colonels, 4-3, in baseball thriller

WINDHAM COUNTY

Terriers rally to beat Twin Valley, 15-5

WINDHAM COUNTY

Rebels, Terriers, Wildcats ready for spring seasons

WINDHAM COUNTY

Unified Basketball debuts at BUHS this spring

BRATTLEBORO

More than 100 games, meets, and matches at BUHS

WINDHAM COUNTY

Rueter, Perkins play in Vermont All-Star hockey games

WINDHAM COUNTY

Hicks, DeJordy steal the show in North-South games

WINDHAM COUNTY

A memorable playoff run for Colonels girls’ basketball

BRATTLEBORO

For sixth year, Tour de Heifer will offer challenging dirt road rides

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Life and Work

BRATTLEBORO

CCV begins offering in-state tuition rate to residents in neighboring states

BELLOWS FALLS

Y-ASPIRE enrollment opens for 2016-17 school year

TOWNSHEND

Grace Cottage presents healthy and fun family events

WINDHAM COUNTY

Nominations sought for 2017 Vermont Teacher of the Year

WINDHAM COUNTY

Watershed Council hosts Connecticut River program

BRATTLEBORO

Brattleboro to participate in National Health Care Decision Day

BRATTLEBORO

Post-genocide Rwanda is topic of WWAC talk

GRAFTON

Nature Museum hosts an Earth Day party on April 22

BRATTLEBORO

Annual ‘Can Cops Cook?’ event to benefit Windham County Safe Place

PUTNEY

Putney School to hold annual Charitable Work Day

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Business Monthly

BRATTLEBORO

At a glance:

BRATTLEBORO

A conversation with Adam Gebb, owner of Cultural Intrigue

One trip to Thailand inspired a web-based giftware and decor business that employs 25 people and sells 3,000 products from headquarters in Brattleboro

BRATTLEBORO

Social entrepreneurs grow valuable businesses by valuing community

Slow Living Summit offers new models for making a living sustainably

BRATTLEBORO

Windham County Economic Development Program releases 2016 RFP

WINDHAM COUNTY

Business briefs

BRATTLEBORO

Slow Living Summit to focus on food and agriculture entrepreneurship

BRATTLEBORO

Burton Car Wash plans Green Up benefit

BRATTLEBORO

Business briefs

BRATTLEBORO

Upcoming seminar addresses business ownership succession

BRATTLEBORO

BDCC hosts Idea Jam at Vermont Jazz Center

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News

BRATTLEBORO

Retreat USP program and PTSD: It’s more than just stress and flashbacks

BRATTLEBORO

A can of gasoline at the back of your mind

Brattleboro Fire Department partners with local program to help prevent PTSD

BRATTLEBORO

Amtrak tries ‘carry-on’ bike service

Pilot project allows passengers to take their bikes onto the Vermonter

BRATTLEBORO

BMH looks to bolster ties to Granite State

Hospital announces new ‘strategic partnership’ with Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Cheshire Medical Center

BRATTLEBORO

VBike wins Project of the Year award at Vermont Walk/Bike Summit

BRATTLEBORO

Try a bike

Local nonprofit offers Brattleboro bicyclists the opportunity to experience 'electric assist'

VERNON

Welch says bill boosts local input on nuke cleanups

Introduces legislation designed to increase the role of state, local governments when nuclear plants shut down

DOVER

Mount Snow: Furloughs unrelated to EB-5 delays

Resort officials say an unseasonably warm winter, rather than unforeseen delays in obtaining $52 million in foreign investor money, is the reason for a temporary lay off of an undisclosed number of employees

BRATTLEBORO

State agrees to pay $1.55 million to settle Grega case

John Grega died in a 2015 car crash, but his family had continued to pursue legal claims that he was wrongfully convicted of the 1994 murder of his wife in Dover. Vermont’s payment settles Grega’s state lawsuit, but there is continued debate over his innocence or guilt

VERNON

Feds OK big drop in Vermont Yankee insurance

NRC says Entergy can decrease onsite property-damage coverage from $1.06 billion to $50 million, due to decreased risks at the shut-down Vernon plant

VERNON

With pipeline dead, plans in limbo for gas plant

Kinder Morgan’s decision to suspend its Northeast Energy Direct pipeline project means no natural-gas supply for proposed 600-megawatt power plant

BRATTLEBORO

Brattleboro Reformer to be sold in May

New owners, from sister paper’s home turf in Massachusetts, promise commitment, sustainability, and a return to community engagement in content and process

GRAFTON

Windham Foundation CEO to head Green Mountain College

Robert Allen will become the new president of the Poultney campus, leaving foundation board chair Elizabeth Bankowski to serve as the Grafton nonprofit’s interim leader

BRATTLEBORO

Report notes decrease in chronic homelessness

Annual Point-In-Time count also shows decline in number of homeless families, warns that communities have more work ahead

VERNON

Emergency planning zone is no more

With NRC’s blessing, status disappears for 18 towns in the radius of now-shuttered nuclear plant

VERNON

Entergy projects big VY surplus

Company believes $190.6 million will remain after decommissioning, in sharp contrast to state concerns

TOWNSHEND

Windham Central to lose three top administrators

John, DeBonis, and Dorfman to depart as school boards begin debating Act 46 consolidation options

BRATTLEBORO

Nuke advisory panel debates public access

Some members want to limit press and public access to a call-in line for meetings, a stance opposed by committee’s chair

BRATTLEBORO

Landowners warned of increased brush fire danger

Fire crews quickly extinguish blaze caused by downed wire in Saxtons River

BRATTLEBORO

Building new traditions

Speaker of the House Shap Smith visits the ‘Gateway to Vermont’

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Town and Village

BRATTLEBORO

Vermont Supreme Court sides with town

Brattleboro Common Sense’s lawsuit questioned Selectboard’s distribution of material urging defeat of charter amendments; group sought new election

PUTNEY

Tire pile continues to vex Selectboard

BRATTLEBORO

Police warn of unauthorized Cancer Society collection jars

PUTNEY

Putney Central School wins WSWMD environmental award

Principal says going green is ‘part of our ethos’

GUILFORD

Guilford briefs

TOWNSHEND

Rescue Inc. plans expanded West River Valley substation

Seeks state permits to leave Grace Cottage Hospital and move into a new, larger building on Route 30 in West Townshend

DUMMERSTON

Dummerston briefs

BRATTLEBORO

Postal workers prepare for ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ food drive

PUTNEY

Putney briefs

WESTMINSTER

Property lines muddy responsibility for dumping of fill

Agency of Natural Resources cites four parties in environmental violations on town property

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Arts

WEST BRATTLEBORO

Lovers’ Waltz

Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, of 'Ashokan Farewell' fame, return to Brattleboro for a rare local performance

BRATTLEBORO

Blanche Moyse Chorale holds auditions for October Bach concert

PUTNEY

Bread and Puppet presents an election-year allegory at Next Stage

BRATTLEBORO

Local Author Dede Cummings to discuss new beekeeping book

SAXTONS RIVER

Staley, Porche team up in art exhibit at Main Street Arts

BRATTLEBORO

Twenty years of singing ‘sweet songs together’

Brattleboro Women’s Chorus celebrates anniversary with concerts in Putney, Brattleboro

BRATTLEBORO

Diverse art from a diverse place

ARTstravaganza showcases the work of Windham County’s eclectic and creative art scene

WILLIAMSVILLE

Rock River Players present Kaufman and Hart’s ‘You Can’t Take It with You’

BRATTLEBORO

Hooker Dunham Gallery hosts In-Sight Photography Project’s annual Student Exhibition and Sale

BRATTLEBORO

Clayworks offers Bowlerama to support Empty Bowls dinner

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Food & Drink Monthly

BRATTLEBORO

Supply and demand?

Dziugas offers a rare taste of a Baltic cheese

BELLOWS FALLS

A family favorite

French-Canadian meat pie: a versatile tradition

BRATTLEBORO

It's not too late to plant

BRATTLEBORO

A cheesemonger’s anniversary

Adventures from two decades of cheesy goodness

BRATTLEBORO

Perc Coffee Liqueur takes gold medal

Saxtons River Distillery’s newest product is a hit at World Spirits Competition

BRATTLEBORO

Brattleboro Winter Farmers’ Market begins its 10th season

BRATTLEBORO

Tearoom to close

Twilight Tea Lounge owner cites dwindling traffic to subterranean storefront

BRATTLEBORO

The flavor of tomato summer in Vermont

Patience is the key to capturing this clear water from a bumper crop of tomatoes

BRATTLEBORO

Locavore cheeses win national acclaim

Windham County producers take home ribbons at American Cheese Society competition

BRATTLEBORO

A new path into the kitchen

Strolling of the Heifers Farm-to-Plate Apprenticeship Program hopes to guide more people into food-service jobs

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