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Poverty, hunger, and grace

WESTMINSTER WEST—The issue of poverty and hunger hits home — literally, in my guts.

Throughout most of my 20s, I was poverty stricken, and hunger was my unwanted companion way too often.... Continue reading story

Voices

COLUMN

Candidates miss the important connections

The Republicans competing for the presidential nomination don’t get the reality of poverty

VIEWPOINT

Poverty, hunger, and grace

Could I keep going until the heating bills decreased and I had more money for food? I was weak and sometimes faint, and my grades were starting to suffer. I was scared.

LETTERS FROM READERS

An educational, community project

LETTERS FROM READERS

Pollution tax will drive people to renewable energy sources

LETTERS FROM READERS

GMOs are safe and Vermont cheddar isn’t?

LETTERS FROM READERS

Closing down Community High School campuses is a bad idea

VIEWPOINT

Life lesson

Beware of check fraud — a problem not exclusive to big cities

LETTERS FROM READERS

Can we opt in to get town report?

LETTERS FROM READERS

Time to reform Vermont alimony policy

LETTERS FROM READERS

No excuse for conditions of Brattleboro police department

LETTERS FROM READERS

A concert of depth, sensitivity, emotional maturity

VIEWPOINT

Environmental justice? Bernie gets it.

Sanders has been thinking deeply about the many ramifications of climate change and how disruptive and deadly it will be for the world

LETTERS FROM READERS

We can do our part to donate used clothing responsibly

LETTERS FROM READERS

Continuing opposition to LMJC

VIEWPOINT

Is Vermont’s dairy industry at risk?

New federal FDA raw milk regs would ban more than two-thirds of state’s cheeses

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Sports

WINDHAM COUNTY

Colonel girls reach playoffs with comeback win over MAU

WINDHAM COUNTY

Colonel hockey teams struggle for playoff spots

WINDHAM COUNTY

Rebel girls top GM for fourth straight win

WINDHAM COUNTY

Colonel girls earn tie in ‘Pink at the Rink’ game

WINDHAM COUNTY

Terrier boys even up record with win over Black River

WINDHAM COUNTY

Colonels girls’ hockey enters new year on the upswing

WINDHAM COUNTY

Twin Valley’s Buddy Hayford picks up 400th win as girls’ basketball coach

WINDHAM COUNTY

Colonel girls open hoops season with a win and a loss

WINDHAM COUNTY

Colonel boys open hockey season with a pair of losses

WINDHAM COUNTY

Seven Colonels named to all-State football team

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Life and Work

BRATTLEBORO

Inclusion Center to host educational events

WINDHAM COUNTY

Windham County receives $9,500 from VCF for local projects

BRATTLEBORO

Youth Services’ RAMP program seeks high school participants for career mentoring

MARLBORO

Marlboro School is Winter 2016 Fit and Healthy Kids Coalition Community Champion

NEWFANE

Sheriff’s Department honors its top personnel

BELLOWS FALLS

Greater Falls Warming Shelter seeks more volunteers

BRATTLEBORO

Kids in Coats Fund reaches $15,000 mark

BRATTLEBORO

YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program to be offered at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital

BRATTLEBORO

St. Michael’s Episcopal Church to partner site for national theological conference

BRATTLEBORO

January is Rotary Awareness Month

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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

BELLOWS FALLS | NEW ON WEB

Clark: Chemco Building remains under consideration for justice center

BRATTLEBORO

County hospitals, colleges join forces

Health Care Collaborative Workforce Training Project seeks to recruit, train, and retain more health-care staffers

VERNON

Groundwater problem emerges at VY

Entergy says it had expected leaking in a turbine building, but the amount has far exceeded expectations

BRATTLEBORO

Voters OK $27.9 million budget

Funding for BUHS District #6 cuts roughly five positions

VERNON

Estimate: $1.24 billion

NRC finishes review of VY cleanup plan, estimates decommissioning, spent-fuel management

VERNON

Gas plant developer eyes Vernon dairy farm

In final public forum before March 1 referendum, Art Miller says he’s been in touch with developers about selling land for the facility

BRATTLEBORO

Only one contested race on town ballot

Three candidates vie for two open Selectboard seats

BRATTLEBORO

VY, state spar over testing of groundwater

Entergy seeks streamlined monitoring, while Vt. officials want to continue monitoring at the company’s expense

VERNON

Entergy details spending of decommissioning trust fund

Company withdrew $58 million in 2015; fund decreased 10 percent last year

BRATTLEBORO

Chamber recognizes service to community

Reformer Christmas Stocking, WKVT honored at BACC annual meeting

BRATTLEBORO

Medics report overdose-related assaults

While Vermont’s pilot program for distributing the anti-overdose drug naloxone has reached thousands of people, health officials say opiate users who are revived sometimes can become combative

ATHENS

County historic sites get support from the state

Vermont Historic Preservation Grants will support renovation of a nearly 200-year-old meeting house, an African-American homestead, and a former station on the West River Railroad

BRATTLEBORO

Proposed town budget up 3.71 percent

Town manager and staff report more than $155,000 in savings

BRATTLEBORO

‘Be a part of the world and give’

Friends, family remember Bill Guay as a man with a big heart and a private past

BRATTLEBORO

What’s on the ‘ick’ list?

BRATTLEBORO

Hospice thrift store swamped with unusable clothing

Experienced Goods says it needs new recycler to handle the four tons of rejects from donors

BRATTLEBORO

Rescue services seek help

With costs and the need for services rising, Rescue Inc. says they've had to make cuts due to the state's stagnant Medicaid reimbursements

GRAFTON

Voters to weigh in on wind turbines

Nonresident taxpayers ask for a say, but Vermont law won’t allow them to participate in a legally binding vote

BRATTLEBORO

Board OKs police department move to the north end

Town Meeting members to consider Police-Fire Facilities Project prior to Annual Representative Town Meeting

BRATTLEBORO

‘Ambitious’ plan unveiled for area watersheds

State releases plan for the West, Williams, Saxtons and lower Connecticut rivers

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Town and Village

BELLOWS FALLS

Vilas Bridge restoration project removed from N.H. agenda — for now

Engineers say bridge, closed since 2009, is dangerous even for pedestrian-only traffic; officials look at other options

TOWNSHEND

Voters approve budget for Leland & Gray

BRATTLEBORO

Changes to dog ordinance discussed by Selectboard

BRATTLEBORO

Dates set for informational meetings

Selectboard schedules hearings about Police-Fire Project, annual Representative Town Meeting

VERNON

Town raises bag fees for pay-as-you-throw

VERNON

Town changes second night of Town Meeting to Wednesday

WINDHAM COUNTY

Around the Towns

VERNON

Arsenault to run for Town Clerk

PUTNEY

Putney briefs

GUILFORD

Future solar projects in town put on hold

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Arts

MARLBORO

Cumbia ace Gregorio Uribe to lead Barbary Coast Big Band at Marlboro

GUILFORD

Guilford Center Stage announces its 2016 season

WEST BRATTLEBORO

Recent work by Judy Hawkins debuts in West Brattleboro

BRATTLEBORO

What’s so funny about Vermont?

Everything, according to Vernon native and stand-up comedian Kendall Farrell, who has organized a benefit show for Bernie Sanders

BRATTLEBORO

BUHS finds ‘€teachable moment‘€ in ‘Rent’

Students learn how the real-life drama hits home

BRATTLEBORO

Shipman paintings on display at Amy’s

PUTNEY

Putney artists show work inspired by the Connecticut River at Putney Library

BRATTLEBORO

‘Venus in Fur’ to be performed at Hooker-Dunham Theater

WILMINGTON

Nicki Steel’s ‘Hearts in Nature’ on display at Bartleby’s Books

PUTNEY

Next Stage pays tribute to David Bowie

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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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