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Calling for change

BRATTLEBORO—“It’s hard to be brown sometimes, but it is beautiful as well,” said Ezlerh Oreste to the large crowd gathered in Pliny Park.

Oreste’s voice was one of many people of color who spoke during Mourning the Loss of Black Lives: The Rally for Racial Justice on July 13.

The evening’s march memorialized 138 black people killed by police in 2016.... Continue reading story

Voices

VIEWPOINT

‘A model for the rest of the country to emulate’

The conduct of those demonstrating in Brattleboro drew people to the Black Lives Matter cause, not away

VIEWPOINT

Let us move forward and heal

My family was killed by El Salvadoran government forces, and the United States was complicit. My family — and thousands of others — still search for answers.

VIEWPOINT

Common ground

‘I would like to open my heart and join sides with you, as a supporter both of the Black Lives Matter movement and of the good policing that happens at the Brattleboro Police Department’

COLUMN

‘You shot four bullets into him, sir’

The events of last week demand that as a country, all of us — police and civilian, white and non-white — look hard at a culture where people of color encounter police and end up dead

MEMORIAM

Goodbye to Greg

A wide spectrum of neighbors and community mourning the loss of Greg Nichols shows a young man who meant many different things to many different people

VIEWPOINT

Action, not anguish!

The single-most-important constructive action to reduce police violence in Vermont against people of color? Make sure every sworn law-enforcement officer understands the issues of racial bias.

VIEWPOINT

I don’t know how to make art today

With the events of last week unfolding, I can’t think of any more dangerous and more hopeless time in the arc of history through which I have lived in my six decades

LETTERS FROM READERS

Populist movement has Jill Stein

LETTERS FROM READERS

Truth about our politics

VIEWPOINT

Trained for trauma

Sexual assault nurse examiners are trained in what evidence to collect — and in how to collect it with sensitivity to the victim’s trauma

VIEWPOINT

Getting warmer

The year 2015 has gone down as the hottest year on record, thanks to the closing of nuclear power plants

LETTERS FROM READERS

Bigoted letter had no place here

ESSAY

Strolling of the insubordinate

A shortcut leads to a writer’s banishment

Let’s get real about guns — now

A grassroots movement has emerged in Vermont, where gun laws have been nearly nonexistent and its politicians have waffled over the issue for years. But on the national level, only voting will move the issue forward.

LETTERS FROM READERS

First Vernon library plant sale was successful

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Sports

WINDHAM COUNTY

Brattleboro Little League wins district title

WINDHAM COUNTY

Brattleboro 15-year-old Babe Ruth team wins another state championship

WINDHAM COUNTY

Lind, Marlier are Firecracker 4-Miler winners

WINDHAM COUNTY

Legion season begins with local teams off to a good start

WINDHAM COUNTY

DJ Snide is latest Terrier to win state decathlon

WINDHAM COUNTY

Terriers, Rebels both fall short in baseball title runs

WINDHAM COUNTY

Terriers sweep Division III track championships

WINDHAM COUNTY

Rebels earn top seed in baseball; Brattleboro, BF open at home

WINDHAM COUNTY

Spring sports season heads into final days before postseason

WINDHAM COUNTY

Area schools scramble to make up missed games

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Life and Work

SAXTONS RIVER

Watershed Council and partners launch yearly water sampling project

BRATTLEBORO

WWHT invites homeowners to seek help with repairs

BRATTLEBORO

Inclusion Center celebrates third anniversary with open house

WINDHAM COUNTY

Local 4-H members earn awards at state event

BELLOWS FALLS

Marlboro Grad School to offer professional development courses for educators

WINDHAM COUNTY

New firewood rule prohibits untreated firewood from entering Vermont

WINDHAM COUNTY

Vermont Catholic Charities awards grants to area nonprofits

BRATTLEBORO

Bowling event raises $40K for Big Brothers Big Sisters

Youth-mentoring program still seeks donations

WINDHAM COUNTY

Community College of Vermont to hold 49th Commencement on June 4 in Northfield

WEST BRATTLEBORO

Picture Post installed at BEEC

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Business Monthly

BRATTLEBORO

At a glance:

VERNON

Celebrating a family tradition

Miller Farm marks 100 years and four generations of farming with open house

DOVER

Mount Snow upgrade won't be ready for winter

Resort owner blames delayed release of $52 million in EB-5 foreign investment funding

BRATTLEBORO

Brooks House honored for preservation

BRATTLEBORO

Media company honored for three videos

BRATTLEBORO

Local bank warns: card fraud is increasingly commonplace

Brattleboro Savings & Loan officers urge customers of all financial institutions to be vigilant about their money

BRATTLEBORO

Some cocktail ideas

BRATTLEBORO

The gin in the bottle

Saxtons River Distillery releases new spirit — a smooth talker flavored with 18 botanicals

NORTH WESTMINSTER

At a glance:

NORTH WESTMINSTER

A conversation with Patrick Cooperman and Patsy Cooperman Ellis

The sibling leaders of the Cooperman Company do business to the beat of their own drums

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News

BRATTLEBORO

Brattleboro Town Clerk plans to retire

Annette Cappy seeks to leave by year’s end

BRATTLEBORO

Generally fair weather ahead, steady as she goes

BRATTLEBORO

Calling for change

Local racial justice groups hold rally, urge new police training policies

BRATTLEBORO

Here comes the sun

New owner recharges stalled landfill solar project

VERNON

Public Service Board again nixes arguments of New England Coalition

Board rejects anti-nuclear group’s request on plan for new spent-fuel pad at VY

VERNON

Vernon farm takes ‘cow power’ to next level

Manure yields steady supply of hot water — and cuts propane use — at Vern-Mont Farm

BRATTLEBORO

Bradley House gets $450,000 in state money for renovation, expansion

Residential care facility shares in $2.8 million in grants announced July 6 by Gov. Shumlin

BRATTLEBORO

A stormy Thursday, weekend showers won’t dent drought

BRATTLEBORO

Groundworks halts shelter project

‘No plan B’ as agency continues searching for winter space

WINDHAM

Iberdrola blasts wind turbine foes

With criticism mounting, company issues a detailed defense of its Stiles Brook project

BRATTLEBORO

Former Windham County resident to lead state agency

Mike Pieciak named commissioner of Department of Financial Regulation

MARLBORO

Marlboro College sees much-needed growth

First-year commitments rise; fund raising surges

BRATTLEBORO

Windham sheriff drops court security contract

Clark says funding offer for security at Brattleboro, Newfane courthouses doesn’t cover costs

BRATTLEBORO

Uncomfortable humidity builds midweek, with severe storms possible Saturday

BRATTLEBORO

Barber Building sold to New York company

Sam’s Outdoor Outfitters says it plans to stay put for the long term

BRATTLEBORO

Candidates spar on issues of economics

Five gubernatorial hopefuls propose financial fixes for southern Vermont

VERNON

Vernon might go it alone

School Board schedules vote on leaving Brattleboro Union High School District

NEWFANE

History on a fast track

Restoration picks up steam for former Newfane Railroad Station

NEWFANE

Finally, a bit of rain to ease the pain

WESTMINSTER

Statewide program provides services to people in need

SASH seeks to bring services to senior citizens in their own homes at a lower cost

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Town and Village

VERNON

Vernon briefs

JAMAICA

Jamaica votes to leave school union

As Act 46 merger talks continue, some want school choice

NEWFANE

NewBrook takes delivery of new tanker truck

PUTNEY

Selectboard OKs sheriff dept. contract

PUTNEY

Putney briefs

WINDHAM COUNTY

Around the Towns

DUMMERSTON

Dummerston briefs

GUILFORD

Committee members share telecom ideas

BRATTLEBORO

BCTV wins national media award for overall excellence

DUMMERSTON

Town votes to vote on new fire station, begins fundraising campaign

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Arts

MARLBORO

Marlboro Music ‘seniors’ featured in retreat's second weekend concert

BRATTLEBORO

The beautiful and the weird

Future Collective plans art, performance event

BRATTLEBORO

Family feud

‘Bad Jews’ at ATP delves into questions of religious identity in the Facebook age

JAMAICA

Pikes Falls Chamber Music Festival prepares for its fifth season

PUTNEY

‘What Rhymes with America’ begins run at Next Stage

BRATTLEBORO

Biographer of Gilot, “the woman who says no,” to visit Everyone’s Books

PUTNEY

Twilight on the Tavern Lawn presents The Gaslight Tinkers

BRATTLEBORO

Brattleboro Music Center closes on Guilford Street property

Move from location on Walnut Street planned for next summer

BRATTLEBORO

Do you believe in magic?

Jonas Cain returns to Hooker-Dunham with new tricks up his sleeve

WILMINGTON

French duo to play at Bartleby’s Books

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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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