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My music, my friendships, my life

BRATTLEBORO—My husband and I were finally allowed back in New Orleans two months after the levees broke.

The entire city was gray and looked like the epitome of a ghost town. The biggest tragedy was witnessing the markings on the homes that indicated lives lost, one of which happened to be across the street where we lived.

All that seemed to be alive were swarms of gnats that greeted us as we approached our home.... Continue reading story

Voices

VIEWPOINT

A rising river, a new reality

Even after seeing the destruction with one’s own eyes, it didn’t seem real

REFLECTIONS

My music, my friendships, my life

Ten years later, stark reminders of what was most important in New Orleans — and what will always remain out of reach from a new home

REFLECTIONS

‘The storm took pieces of me that I’ll never get back’

I felt a sudden and sharp pang when recounting the loss of my personal library to the floodwaters of Hurricane Katrina

VIEWPOINT

The day our democracy died

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans awaits justice after a great city was left to die

LETTERS FROM READERS

Share the road with bicyclists

LETTERS FROM READERS

Challenging toddler can become a successful adult

LETTERS FROM READERS

What is Wilmington’s problem with a Dunkin’ Donuts?

COLUMN

Crying for Cecil

Why did everyone know about this lion while virtually no one knew about a baby burnt alive by a zealot or of a young woman stabbed to death because she attended Gay Pride?

EDITORIAL

It matters for a community to value good journalism

LETTERS FROM READERS

Don’t just sit back and cheer; help Bernie win in N.H.

LETTERS FROM READERS

DCF thanks community for support

VIEWPOINT

Can we not shoot for better than this?

Holy hell, my fellow gays, have our standards truly sunk so low that we cheer any Republican stance that doesn’t outright vilify us?

LETTERS FROM READERS

In New Hampshire, we found Iberdrola was untrustworthy

LETTERS FROM READERS

Seek change with an opened hand, not a clenched fist

LETTERS FROM READERS

Great spider cake recipe!

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Sports

WINDHAM COUNTY

Colonels lose football opener; BF blanks Cosmos

BRATTLEBORO

A tip of the cap to Jack

Months after Jack Judge fulfilling his lifelong dream of owning a golf course, his sudden death leaves a void

WINDHAM COUNTY

Vermont’s bear hunting season begins Sept. 1

WINDHAM COUNTY

Practices begin for fall sports season in Vermont

BRATTLEBORO

Brattleboro Swim Team captures Southern Vermont Swim League Division I championship for fourth straight year

WINDHAM COUNTY

So. Burlington beats Brattleboro for state Little League title

WINDHAM COUNTY

Brattleboro Babe Ruthers swept in New England tournament

WINDHAM COUNTY

Little Leaguers split opening games in state 11-12 tourney

WINDHAM COUNTY

Brattleboro wins District 2 Little League championship

BRATTLEBORO

Brattleboro Little League, Babe Ruth teams begin playoffs

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Life and Work

BRATTLEBORO

American Lung Association reminds Vermonters to steer clear of vehicle idling

BRATTLEBORO

Rotary Club awards $18,000 in scholarships to six local students

BRATTLEBORO

Charkes named coalition’s Community Champion

BRATTLEBORO

Stop and smell the roses

The care and feeding of a long-treasured flower

BRATTLEBORO

Plight of Vermont's migrant farmworkers to be addressed at forum

BRATTLEBORO

Get on Board presents “Meet Your Match” event

BRATTLEBORO

Six College Collaborative launches new website

BRATTLEBORO

BAJC Hebrew School now accepting registrations

BRATTLEBORO

Joint Commission renews Brattleboro Retreat's accreditation status

BRATTLEBORO

Brattleboro Solar Summer campaign promotes local power

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Business Monthly

BRATTLEBORO

Your logo imparts a visual foundation for your business

A communications pro offers some introductory tips for developing your brand

WINDHAM COUNTY

Local downtowns share in $2.4 million in state tax incentives

WINDHAM COUNTY

Application workshops scheduled for Windham County Economic Development Program

BRATTLEBORO

Because a good place to live tops the list

Local media entrepreneurs discuss why they call Windham County home

BELLOWS FALLS

Area businesses turn ‘likes’ into scholarship funds for Meeting Waters YMCA

BRATTLEBORO

A new role for a pediatric pro

After nearly 40 years in medicine, Dr. Jane Katz Field moves into dealing with ‘big picture’ public health issues

WINDHAM COUNTY

FairPoint expands broadband coverage

Newfane, Putney, Townshend, Westminster, Whitingham, and Wilmington get more access

BRATTLEBORO

Brattleboro downtown shops to close

Owners of Verde, At the Oasis cite personal reasons, not business climate, for stepping away

BRATTLEBORO

Area health festival invites exhibitors

BRATTLEBORO

Vermont State Parks taps Whetstone Station for new pint partnership

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News

BRATTLEBORO

Partnership breaks ground on new senior housing building

Red Clover Commons keeps a promise in long-term plan to move residents from a flood hazard area to safer digs

BRATTLEBORO

Funding announced for post-VY recovery

BDCC gets $265,000 from feds for three-pronged economic effort

BRATTLEBORO

Planning agency contests plans for decommissioning

Windham Regional Commission tells Public Service Board that another site should be found for Vermont Yankee's spent fuel

BRATTLEBORO

Retreat subject of criminal probe

State confirms an investigation of ‘broad scope’ of Brattleboro psychiatric hospital after years-long crusade by former employee alleging financial improprieties

TOWNSHEND

Two hydro turbines take shape in county

N.J.-based developer of projects at Townshend, Ball Mountain dams says both may be online by fall

BRATTLEBORO

Sanders supporters to flock across the river

Windham County backers of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign organize for New Hampshire primary

BELLOWS FALLS

Judge upholds Rockingham’s valuation of Bellows Falls hydroelectric facility

TransCanada has 30 days to appeal the ruling, on values from 2012 to 2014

BRATTLEBORO

Board gives the nod to new shelter

Development Review Board approves 39 Frost St. for new emergency overnight shelter

NEWFANE

Living in the past

From muskets to alpacas, something for everyone at the Windham County History Fair

BRATTLEBORO

Housing sales fall in Brattleboro: a consequence of VY’s departure?

The answer goes well beyond the nuclear plant’s decommissioning

BRATTLEBORO

Sixth annual Day of Caring to aid a dozen local nonprofits

DOVER

ITVFest: 10 years of attracting talent

Independent television is putting Dover on the map

BRATTLEBORO

What’s driving the health-care rate increases?

‘I think it’s going to get worse before it gets better,’ says a former Green Mountain Care Board member, who takes the long view of a system in transition

BRATTLEBORO

Former Gov. Kunin to address graduates of Marlboro College Graduate School

BRATTLEBORO

Spreading the four-legged love

13 animals find new homes during Clear the Shelters day at Windham County Humane Society

BRATTLEBORO

Road Pitch rides into Brattleboro

Five area businesses get an audience with potential funders

BRATTLEBORO

Vermont gets money for industrial cleanup

Brattleboro gets brownfields assessment grant; Rockingham agency inducted into program to streamline redevelopment of derelict paper mill site

BRATTLEBORO

How the Screening Committee chose the projects

BRATTLEBORO

Of 35 proposed art projects, 13 remain standing

Selectboard to make final decision of who gets $56,000 federal grant in October

BRATTLEBORO

The purr-fect place

A bed and breakfast emerges in a changing neighborhood in Brattleboro

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Town and Village

WILMINGTON

Developers plan ‘New England style’ Dunkin’ Donuts

DRB has 45 days to write decision

NEWFANE

The ties that bind

Storytellers create connections at Historical Society of Windham County’s annual meeting

BRATTLEBORO

Hike for the Homeless is Sept. 12

GUILFORD

Town considers covered bridge alternatives

BRATTLEBORO

Local photographer wins photo contest

VERNON

Town appoints Custodian of Records

VERNON

A surplus of kittens at Webster’s House Animal Shelter

BRATTLEBORO

Marlboro College to offer continuing education courses

BRATTLEBORO

Chloe Learey named to Governor’s Child Care Blue Ribbon Commission

ATHENS

Athens Planning Commission seeks citizen input for Town Plan

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Arts

ATHENS

Actors Theater Playhouse highlights 40th season with acclaimed Irish play

WARDSBORO

Nancy Ferrucci is September’s artist at Wardsboro Library

BRATTLEBORO

Southern Vermont Pastel Society presents art show at River Garden

GUILFORD

FOMAG at 50

Friends of Music at Guilford celebrates its golden anniversary year, starting with its annual Labor Day weekend concerts

BELLOWS FALLS

Fearless Writing’s Greatest Hits returns to RFPL on Sept. 10

BRATTLEBORO

In-Sight Photography Project hosts open house for families

WESTMINSTER WEST

River Singers to start its 24th year

SAXTONS RIVER

Main Street Arts celebrates grand re-opening

BRATTLEBORO

Explore downtown in a new way? There’s an app for that

In The Rounds, participants will let their smartphones guide them in an interactive look at two Brattleboro landmarks

BRATTLEBORO

Future Collective hosts Future Fest Four in Brattleboro

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Food & Drink Monthly

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

TOWNSHEND

Come for the hummus, stay for the happiness

New business inspired by Israeli street food attracts repeat customers

TOWNSHEND

Sweet rewards for Townshend farmers

Big Picture Farm earns honors for its farmstead goat milk caramels

BELLOWS FALLS

Beyond corn bread

New England spider cake: even better with fresh sweet corn

PUTNEY

Putney winemakers keep pressing on

Putney Mountain Winery keeps expanding as demand for fruit wines keeps growing

BRATTLEBORO

Making sweet harmony

Cheeses, beers from von Trapp family spotlighted at Brattleboro tasting

BRATTLEBORO

It was nice while it lasted

Heavy rain brings strawberry season to an abrupt end

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