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Restoring history

GRAFTON—The Turner family had a name for their hardscrabble Grafton homestead, and that name reflected a long journey from slavery to freedom.

“The home place was named ’Journey’s End,’ ’cause father never wanted to go no further after he got up there on that hilltop,” recalled Daisy Turner, whose parents founded the farm in the early 1870s.... Continue reading story

Voices

OPEN LETTER

Better ways to use your energy

Have no doubt that there are white supremacists among us here in the Green Mountains. Here are four things you can do, white allies, to combat their ideas.

SOCIAL MEDIA ROUNDUP

‘Real words from a real human being who was murdered in the Holocaust’

SOCIAL MEDIA ROUNDUP

A community’s love in the aftermath of hate

Haunting images of white supremacists marching in Charlottesville, Virginia — and the violence that followed against counterprotestors — bring into sharp focus a markedly different vision of the United States. How much blame can be assigned to the campaign and victory of Donald Trump? And how should we as a community respond?

MEMOIR

Touching danger

When we narrowly missed a car bomb in Pakistan, my father became human to me

LETTERS FROM READERS

Rally to advocate reduction of prison population

LETTERS FROM READERS

An appreciation of Dr. Cheri Brodhurst, who always puts patients first

VIEWPOINT

Help for witnesses to a path of destruction

Drug addiction is a family disease, and Nar-Anon provides support for the family

VIEWPOINT

Prehistoric wonder

Extensive fishing contributed to the decline of the shortnose sturgeon. Can it survive?

LETTERS FROM READERS

NECCA founders: the show is going on

LETTERS FROM READERS

Laws of physics override traffic regulations

VIEWPOINT

We don’t need to merge

Nothing in the proposed Act 46 merger will benefit Brattleboro children or taxpayers

VIEWPOINT

Trump’s moral rat hole

Why is it so crucial that we don’t become a country where this kind of lazy, vulgar, and untruthful speech and behavior are the new normal?

ESSAY

Kids respond to artist’s loss

Marlboro Elementary School students speak through art and create a gift of empathy and compassion when words fail

LETTERS FROM READERS

Mediator paved the way to resolution

LETTERS FROM READERS

The battle is already lost

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Sports

WINDHAM COUNTY

BF native chases a baseball dream in Alaska

WINDHAM COUNTY

Vermont blanks New Hampshire for Shrine win

WINDHAM COUNTY

Vermont seeks another win in annual Shrine game

WINDHAM COUNTY

Post 5 knocked out of Legion tourney

BRATTLEBORO

‘Brattle Paddle’ aims to pull a crowd Sunday

WINDHAM COUNTY

Brattleboro 12s sweep Bennington for District 2 title

WINDHAM COUNTY

A glorious Fourth for Brattleboro Post 5

WINDHAM COUNTY

Post 37 has a roller-coaster week in Legion ball

WINDHAM COUNTY

Post 5 falls to Rutland, 2-1, in duel of aces

WINDHAM COUNTY

Local athletes named to MVL all-star teams

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Life and Work

BRATTLEBORO

AmeriCorps member builds leadership skills while helping Vermonters save money

BRATTLEBORO

Windham County programs awarded grants from United Way

WINDHAM COUNTY

SIT graduate course to focus on Bernie Sanders and his ‘political revolution’

WINDHAM COUNTY

Vermonters warned to look out for blue-green algae this summer

WINDHAM COUNTY

Local 4-H’ers do well at annual State Day

WINDHAM COUNTY

Volunteer drivers are needed to transport cancer patients to treatment

WINDHAM COUNTY

Forest tent caterpillar damage expected again in 2017

BRATTLEBORO

Keeping your estate out of court

You can help your heirs avoid the probate process — with careful planning

BRATTLEBORO

Glorious, if belated, spring

Some observations from a garden in the shadow of Mt. Wantastiquet

WINDHAM COUNTY

Red Cross needs donors of blood, platelets following winter storm

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Business Monthly

BRATTLEBORO

A conversation with Mary Giamartino, owner, the Hotel Pharmacy

A couple of fledgling pharmacists from New York and New Jersey set up shop in Brattleboro. Thirty-five years later, their landmark enterprise continues to offer the best pharmaceutical care love can provide.

WINDHAM COUNTY

Marcel wins national business journalism award

BRATTLEBORO

Taco maker realizes business goal

Tito’s Taqueria Mexican food cart hits the road this month, thanks to community crowd-funding and backing

BRATTLEBORO

Nonprofit matches Vermonters with bikes

VBikes matches riders with local e-bikes to spur use of new technology to move people and cargo

BRATTLEBORO

Bakery re-opens in Brattleboro

Jasmine’s Bakery works with, and shares space with, Peter Havens

BRATTLEBORO

Conversation, community, and commerce

Brattleboro convenience store’s new owners plan to continue and expand eclectic range of partnerships and services

BRATTLEBORO

A conversation with Brian Mooney and Vaune Trachtman

A writer and a photographer meet at Marlboro College and fall in love. And 21 years later, they give the world Storymatic — their ‘little boxes full of Yes!’

BRATTLEBORO

Conference provides a seat at the table

For food and agriculture businesses, the Entrepreneur to Table Summit provides access to the minds, networks, and wallets of entrepreneurs, business leaders, and investors

BRATTLEBORO

Back Roads Food Co. finalizes expansion into Cotton Mill

BRATTLEBORO

Mondo Mediaworks becomes a Certified B Corporation

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News

BRATTLEBORO

Look for swings between showery, sunny

BRATTLEBORO

Brattleboro overflow shelter on the move

Groundworks to use former Austine School dorm for season, adding resources and services for a growing clientele with an ‘intensity of needs’

BELLOWS FALLS

State considers marking LGBTQ historic sites

Former Andrew’s Inn in Bellows Falls may be the first to receive historic status

GRAFTON

Restoring history

Grafton preservationists work to save and renovate African-American heritage site

VERNON

A snail’s pace — by design

Entergy offers look at ‘slow, deliberate’ move of spent nuclear fuel at Vermont Yankee site

BELLOWS FALLS

Village trustees trim full-time fire dept. staff

After voters approve property tax reduction, board is forced to make staffing cuts

BELLOWS FALLS

Summery sweetness ends in a showery weekend

WINDHAM COUNTY

Hydro dams’ owner must address erosion

Federal agency orders Great River Hydro to revise reports

BRATTLEBORO

Flooding is still a problem on Flat Street

DPW, motorcycle garage working on a solution

BRATTLEBORO

Maple maker wins at ‘Road Pitch’

Sugar Bob maple sriracha and smoked syrup proves a hit with motorcycle-riding investors

VERNON

NorthStar already at work on VY site

Company begins engineering, design work prior to regulators’ approval of sale

VERNON

State will take longer to review VY sale

Discovery process extends schedule, but delay won't affect timing of proposed deal

VERNON

Skipped tests an isolated incident, Entergy says

Company calls employee's failure to check radiation exposure monitor a 'personal accountability issue'

WINDHAM COUNTY

Proposed Vermont Yankee cleanup company changes hands

NorthStar Group Services is now controlled by a private equity group

VERNON

Clean-up concerns

Entergy and NorthStar contend transaction will benefit Vermonters

BRATTLEBORO

Housing eyed for Austine campus

Will serve as ‘phase two’ of Melrose Terrace replacement project

BRATTLEBORO

The dog with nine lives

After a harrowing spring, Farmer the Dog finds love with a new family

BRATTLEBORO

Increase in property-tax rate lower than expected

Budget and grand list calculations are used to determine municipal levy

BRATTLEBORO

After late week showers, sunny skies provide a winning weekend

BRATTLEBORO

Area colleges join forces in post-VY effort

Goal is to spark a ‘green’ economic recovery in region

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Town and Village

BRATTLEBORO

Gibson-Aiken, Harris parking lots to see renovations

DUMMERSTON

Planning Commission to update Town Plan

PUTNEY

AVCC awards ‘Tiny Grant’ to Conservation Commission

BRATTLEBORO

Riders feel loss of town’s only taxi service

BRATTLEBORO

Last phase of Gibson-Aiken Center window project approved

BRATTLEBORO

DPW gets new street sweeper, dump truck

Combined cost comes in under budget

BRATTLEBORO

Police station nearly complete; firehouse work on schedule

WINDHAM COUNTY

Around the Towns

GUILFORD

Algiers Bridge reopens ahead of schedule

WINDHAM COUNTY

Around the Towns

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Arts

GUILFORD

Annual Write Action potluck picnic is Aug. 20

BRATTLEBORO

Latchis will screen preview of new Ken Burns film, ‘The Vietnam War’

BRATTLEBORO

Instant history

A creative collaboration results in a $150,000 grant to chronicle Brattleboro’s publishing and literary history

BELLOWS FALLS

‘Vermeer and Music’ film to be shown in Bellows Falls

BRATTLEBORO

Haitian music collective to visit 118 Elliot

BRATTLEBORO

Writers for Recovery to present free public reading in Brattleboro

PUTNEY

Simba concludes Twilight Music series

SOUTH NEWFANE

Acoustic concert will benefit South Newfane Schoolhouse

MARLBORO

Marlboro Music finishes 67th season this weekend

Conductor Leon Fleisher to lead performances of Stravinsky’s ‘Pulcinella Suite,’ Mozart’s ‘Linz’ Symphony

BRATTLEBORO

Farm to Ballet returns to Retreat Farm

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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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