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New life in the offing for dormant general store

GRAFTON—When the Grafton Village Store closed late this spring, it left residents high and dry, with no choice but to drive 20 minutes to one of the surrounding towns for basic needs.

But at a small gathering of concerned residents at the Grafton Tavern last week, Windham Foundation’s CEO Bob Allen said he was in the process of approving a business plan for a new enterprise for the building owned by the charitable nonprofit — one that fits with the needs of the village.... Continue reading story

Voices

VIEWPOINT

Vermont soars to top in Lyme infections

A potent combination of weather and humidity, mice and other small rodent populations, dense thickets of invasive barberry and overabundant deer populations all came together to create an environment for the blacklegged tick, which spreads the virus

VIEWPOINT

Visibility isn’t really the safety issue. It’s speed.

Newfane’s Selectboard is rushing to commit to a two-lane Arch Bridge in Williamsville, but that design decision doesn’t address the problem of getting people to drive more slowly

COLUMN

COUNTERPOINT

A climate-change leader

Brattleboro not only can provide a model for municipal response to climate change, it already has

LETTERS FROM READERS

Happy with solar power

VIEWPOINT

Shooting up in Vermont, shooting up New York

A Vermont-New York heroin-and-guns carousel can make dealers a 1,400-percent profit

REFLECTIONS

No pie for you!

What world was this, I wondered, where there were pies for sale but you cannot buy them?

LETTERS FROM READERS

State energy officials should work with NRC

VIEWPOINT

Brattleboro can provide leadership on climate change

We need to increasingly look to ourselves and our neighbors to prepare as best we can for the consequences of global warming. Can Brattleboro as a regional hub town give this movement some resources and credibility?

VIEWPOINT

Broken

What’s wrong with the current federal tax system? What should it do? And why should Bernie Sanders’ proposals go beyond simple tweaks?

LETTERS FROM READERS

Selectboard member should ask the tough questions

VIEWPOINT

Police tackle racial bias head on

Never has it been more important to understand and change racially biased policing if and where it exists — and Brattleboro is doing just that

LETTERS FROM READERS

Middle school has no legal right to assign summer reading

LETTERS FROM READERS

Employee loyalty

LETTERS FROM READERS

Solar program: it doesn’t make sense not to participate

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Sports

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

WINDHAM COUNTY

Post 5’s Atkins just misses no-hitter against Post 37

WINDHAM COUNTY

Post 5 off to fast start as Legion season begins

TOWNSHEND

Grace Cottage presents 10th annual Tour de Grace on July 11

BROOKLINE

74th annual NewBrook Horse Show set for June 28

BRATTLEBORO

Benefit bike ride still open for riders, donations

Going the Distance raises funds for Boys & Girls Club of Brattleboro

WINDHAM COUNTY

BF boys, Rebel girls both fall in state finals

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Life and Work

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

BRATTLEBORO

Strolling of the Heifers sets theme, seeks parade units, volunteers

BRATTLEBORO

‘Slow Medicine’ to be discussed at the River Garden

BELLOWS FALLS

Meeting Waters YMCA reaches out to help kids “hop the gap”

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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

DUMMERSTON

Having the courage to teach how children learn

Green Mountain Teachers Camp inspires teachers to be inspiring

BRATTLEBORO

Brattleboro briefs

BRATTLEBORO

Police-Fire Facilities Project goes back to the drawing board

Town Manager announces intent to refine the project to find efficiencies

BRATTLEBORO

‘A beneficial deal for both sides’

Speaking to Windham World Affairs Council, Galbraith says nuclear agreement between U.S., Iran is better than the alternatives

BRATTLEBORO

Regional vets get timely care, VA asserts

VA makes progress in reducing wait times for health care, director of White River Junction facility says

BRATTLEBORO

Brattleboro 12-year-olds move on to Vermont State Little League World Series

BRATTLEBORO

Nonprofit looks to take over Austine campus

Winston Prouty seeks other nonprofits to share space of former school

BRATTLEBORO

Anatomy of three robberies

Police documents tell stories of addiction escalated to desperation

BRATTLEBORO

Underlying causes

Police say drug use is motivation behind recent local robberies

BRATTLEBORO

How’s the water?

Volunteers from the Southern Vermont Watershed Alliance test water quality at local swimming holes

BRATTLEBORO

‘The things that are important to you feed you’

Sabine Rhyne steps into role as Brattleboro Food Co-op’s new general manager

BRATTLEBORO

Brattleboro artists prepare for round one

Questions remain as date to submit initial proposal for public art to town nears

BRATTLEBORO

Crews seize the summer for outdoor projects

The Brattleboro DPW manages almost all the infrastructure in town from roads, to sidewalks, to wastewater lines, to the town’s new multi-million wastewater treatment facility. And a lot of it needs fixing.

BRATTLEBORO

Alleged bank robber turns himself in

N.H. man arraigned for Brattleboro robbery

MARLBORO

Leaving Potash Hill

Marlboro College President Ellen McCulloch-Lovell steps down but says she will remain inspired

BRATTLEBORO

Planning today for tomorrow's growth

Windham Regional Commission celebrates 50 years of going deep on the big issues facing the region

BRATTLEBORO

Cops and robbers

Suspect arrested for Putney Road robberies; police seek to arrest N.H. man wanted for bank robbery

BRATTLEBORO

16 businesses share $64,000 in prizes at Stroll/BDCC Business Plan Competition

BRATTLEBORO

Town releases annual list of unregistered dogs

VERNON

Unruh, Harris, Sund win in special election

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Town and Village

NEWFANE

Town gets revised plans for Arch Bridge replacement

AOT willing to rebuild it as a two-lane span, but mark it as a one-lane bridge

DUMMERSTON

Fire Department plans new station for Dummerston Center

GRAFTON

New life in the offing for dormant general store

New proprietors offer a vision for an enterprise that’s ‘part New Age-millenial, part traditional Vermont’

NEWFANE

Sheriff says he is disappointed that Newfane cancelled its contract

BRATTLEBORO

BMH introduces new endoscopy system for earlier digestive disease detection, treatment

TOWNSHEND

Grace Cottage Hospital Fair Day includes arts and crafts show

BRATTLEBORO

Rotary Club presents pancake breakfast, car show to benefit local charities

DUMMERSTON

Cemetery Committee raises rates

DUMMERSTON

Town renews contract for police patrols

Windham County Sheriff’s Department contract costs will rise

BRATTLEBORO

Is the agreement better than the alternative?

Galbraith to speak about U.S.-Iran accord at Windham World Affairs Council

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Arts

MARLBORO

Woodwind works by Mozart, Beethoven featured at Marlboro Music

WILMINGTON

Commons columnist Elayne Clift to read from new story collection

DOVER

Four-legged teachers

Author Jon Katz comes to Dover Public Library to talk about what he's learned from the animals on his upstate New York farm

BELLOWS FALLS

Stone Church Arts presents cellist Eugene Friesen in a solo concert

PUTNEY

Putney Reads: Haroun and the Sea of Stories

BRATTLEBORO

Painting for peace

Israeli, Palestinian teens to come together on Common in a afternoon of art, celebration, and hope

BRATTLEBORO

Northfield Drive-In Theatre celebrates 67th Anniversary Weekend

BRATTLEBORO

Rock Voices choir presents ‘Endless Summer’ concert

ROCKINGHAM

A 109-year tradition in Rockingham

Old Home Days conclude with musical picnic, poetry, and pilgrimage to the Meeting House

PUTNEY

Putney School offers summer studio art/writing classes for adults

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Food & Drink Monthly

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

BRATTLEBORO

Dear Stabby: Advice for the lactose-intolerant cheese lover

BELLOWS FALLS

Sweet and sour

Strawberries and rhubarb bring two diverse spring tastes to the table

BRATTLEBORO

Here's some vinaigrette to go on your greens

BRATTLEBORO

Go for the greens!

Early-season varieties make a tasty salad

BRATTLEBORO

Giving a hoot about nutrition and taste

OWL Bar founder didn't like the energy bar options on the market, so she made her own.

BRATTLEBORO

Co-op hosts mushroom workshop

WINDHAM COUNTY

Value-added producer grants available from USDA

WEST BRATTLEBORO

Honoring a thriving local weed

The strong and stubborn dandelion is also versatile and nourishing

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