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Sustainability from the sun

BRATTLEBORO—Pipes protruding through waves of green grass like periscopes are the only sign that a capped landfill sleeps beneath the soil.

Soon, the Windham Solid Waste Management District’s old 25-acre landfill may hold a sea of solar panels.

Inside the WSWMD’s headquarters on Old Ferry Road, machines spin and clank, separating cardboard from paper and plastics from aluminum. The district sells recyclables to keep assessment costs down for its 19 member towns.... Continue reading story

Voices

MEMORIAM

Dirt under her fingernails

Now that Molly Dowd is really gone, the neighborhood will never be the same. But she left something behind for all of us to share.

ESSAY

Love letter to Brattleboro

A teacher gives a heartfelt goodbye after a sabbatical year in southern Vermont

LETTERS FROM READERS

Grants add jobs — that’s the point

LETTERS FROM READERS

A good sport

LETTERS FROM READERS

Loan fund is a generous severance package

LETTERS FROM READERS

Keep the emergency planning zone

LETTERS FROM READERS

Loan fund means perpetual prosperity

VIEWPOINT

Loan fund: A political Malfunction Junction

Why set out on an explicit course of job creation when what is desperately needed is workers to take the jobs that exist now

VIEWPOINT

A $10 million opportunity

ACCD Secretary offers some details about the economic development funds

LETTERS FROM READERS

Fire protection can be reduced once VY fuel is removed from reactor

VIEWPOINT

You don’t have to be female to be a feminist

Men can stand with women in fight against oppression

VIEWPOINT

Teaching our girls to advocate for themselves

The young women who were protesting the BUHS dress code will keep the issue alive

LETTERS FROM READERS

A nation that cares about its poor and innocent

ESSAY

Life, pleasure, identity

On the edge of self-destruction, a writer takes a journey into the complicated depths of her relationship with food

LETTERS FROM READERS

White’s win in Democratic primary far from guaranteed

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Sports

WINDHAM COUNTY

Brattleboro falls to Bennington in Little League District 2 finals

BRATTLEBORO

20th annual Glove, Sweat and Cheers softball tournament is this weekend

WINDHAM COUNTY

Pallardy, Gilligan win Firecracker 4-miler

WINDHAM COUNTY

Good pitching gives Post 5 wins over Bennington, Hartford

WINDHAM COUNTY

Post 5 splits with Bellows Falls in Legion openers

WINDHAM COUNTY

Twin Valley teams fall in semifinals

WINDHAM COUNTY

Terrier boys win state Division III track title; girls take third

WINDHAM COUNTY

Rebels lose a heartbreaker to GM in Division III softball playoffs

WINDHAM COUNTY

Colonel teams open Division I playoffs at home

WINDHAM COUNTY

Colonel laxwomen try to break out of slump

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Life and Work

WINDHAM COUNTY

Take home the harvest with your EBT card and Harvest Health Coupons

BRATTLEBORO

Going the Distance ride raises more than $41,000 for Boys & Girls Club

BRATTLEBORO

Clayworks offers Bowlerama to support Empty Bowls Dinner

GRAFTON

Grafton Food Festival celebrates local foods, farms

BRATTLEBORO

Experiment and explore this summer at Brooks Memorial Library

ROCKINGHAM

Get ready to ‘Fizz! Boom! Read!’ at the RFPL

BRATTLEBORO

Rescue Inc. announces subscription campaign for 2014-15

BRATTLEBORO

BUHS Class of 1964 to celebrate 50th reunion with focus on giving thanks and giving back

BRATTLEBORO

BMH Physician Group launches new online patient portal for easier access to health information

BRATTLEBORO

World Learning starts new scholarship in honor of Alvino and Bea Fantini

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Business Monthly

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

BRATTLEBORO

Marlboro College announces Nonprofit Management Summer Camp

PUTNEY

Landmark College receives donation to creat business center

$1 million to establish Morgan le Fay Center for Advances in Business and Entrepreneurship

BRATTLEBORO

Sidehill Farm honored with SB?A awards as Family-Owned Business of the Year

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News

BRATTLEBORO

Hubs and spokes: A new model for recovery from addiction

BRATTLEBORO

With drug crisis in public eye, new approaches to addiction emerge

State assembles conference to share ideas that are working statewide

BRATTLEBORO

Building a revolving fund for Windham County

State holds public hearing to gather input on program for local businesses

BRATTLEBORO

WCEDP loan/grant applications will be made available soon

BRATTLEBORO

VY fund details take shape

State to distribute economic development funds in Windham County

BRATTLEBORO

Off the verandah and into the swing

Brattleboro Country Club Women’s Association takes an active role in supporting their sport, and the community

BRATTLEBORO

Sustainability from the sun

Windham Solid Waste Management District considers turning former landfill into solar field

BRATTLEBORO

Fresh Air Kids arrive from New York City

Seven area families host young visitors for a month

WINDHAM COUNTY

Around the Towns

BRATTLEBORO

Agency of Natural Resources opens public comment period for Vermont Yankee permit

BELLOWS FALLS

BF firm considers development on Island

Chroma Technology begins exploring options for moving operations downtown

BRATTLEBORO

Inspired and informed

Governor’s Institute gets students interested in activism

BRATTLEBORO

AG’s office: Brattleboro police officer justified in use of deadly force

BRATTLEBORO

A big responsibility

Head of White River Junction VA hospital visits Brattleboro clinic, reassures veterans

BRATTLEBORO

A little rain didn’t stop Brattleboro from Going Fourth

WINDHAM COUNTY

Around the Towns

BRATTLEBORO

Camera focuses on ‘House Hunter’ filmmaker

HGTV show features Brattleboro, Wessel’s quest

WINDHAM COUNTY

Tug of war breaks out over $10 million

Luncheon with Governor, public hearing set to dispel rumors over program to distribute post-VY economic development funds

BRATTLEBORO

Blazing a path towards financial independence

Vermont organization trains women for high-paying building-trade jobs

BRATTLEBORO

‘Brattleboro Goes Fourth’ with a parade, fireworks, and lots of family fun

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Town and Village

PUTNEY

New Putney trail map now available

BRATTLEBORO

Windham County sees rise in in whooping cough cases

NEWFANE

Newfane sets tax rate, poised to wrap up last of Irene projects

WARDSBORO

July 4 art show, auction benefits Wardsboro Library

TOWNSHEND

Roundup: Solar facility OK'd; town needs auditors

TOWNSHEND

AOT gives green light to Scott Covered Bridge repairs

Residents told work should begin by 2016 construction season

WINDHAM COUNTY

State awards grant to WSWMD to support school recycling, composting

SAXTONS RIVER

Saxtons River celebrates the Fourth with townwide events

WINDHAM COUNTY

Heavy rain raises level of contamination at local swimming holes

HALIFAX

Yard sale benefits Halifax Conservation Group

Proceeds earmarked for legal fight against proposed quarry

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Arts

MARLBORO

Varied program marks opening weekend of Marlboro Music's 64th season

PUTNEY

Double Image Theater comes to Sandglass

WINDHAM COUNTY

A classic love triangle, with a twist

Zeke Hecker debuts his first musical, ‘Now and Then,’ at Actors Theatre Playhouse

BRATTLEBORO

‘A great town to dance in’

Bigger and even more varied, the Southern Vermont Dance Festival keeps growing in Brattleboro, and beyond

PUTNEY

Studio Arts and Writing Week for adults coming soon at The Putney School

BRATTLEBORO

In-Sight Photography Project returns with pop-up fundraiser

BRATTLEBORO

Latchis launches Off the Beaten Path series of films to cure summer blockbuster fever

BRATTLEBORO

New River Garden exhibit, Bondville Boys concert featured for Gallery Walk

PUTNEY

Twilight on the Tavern Lawn presents Beaucoup Blue on July 13

BRATTLEBORO

Estey Museum hosts summer concert and tea

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Food & Drink Monthly

WEST BRATTLEBORO

Delicious — and medicinal

What exactly is garlic, anyway? An herb? A spice? The truth is, it’s neither.

BRATTLEBORO

Lysterical reaction

The FDA scares the cheese world

WINDHAM COUNTY

Food bites

PUTNEY

Putney Central School selected for Vermont Farm to School Institute

BRATTLEBORO

Vermont at top of the list for local food

Farmers’ markets help citizens eat a disproportionate abundance and provide an economic engine for the agricultural sector

BRATTLEBORO

When quality takes priority

Cheeses emerge from Parish Hill Creamery in Westminster, a new family enterprise from a longtime name in Vermont artisanal cheese

WINDHAM COUNTY

Ramp (wild leek) pesto

BRATTLEBORO

Ramping up

Windham County foodies introduce the love and lore of foraging — to a point

WEST BRATTLEBORO

The morel of the story

Mushrooms are the natural wonders of the underworld — and they’re really good for you too

BRATTLEBORO

Mystery ingredient

The enzymes that turn milk from liquid to solid have a storied history

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