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Simultaneously sad and sentimental

BRATTLEBORO—Havana seems haunted by the past.

The island itself was first visited by Columbus in the same year that Gutenberg printed the Bible. Within less than a century, the native Taino people had been decimated by disease and warfare.... Continue reading story

Voices

LETTERS FROM READERS

In the soup kitchen, social rhetoric doesn’t peel carrots

VIEWPOINT

Which price do we pay?

Keeping additional industrial-scale wind power out of our region is shortsighted and dangerous. Is there any middle ground?

LETTERS FROM READERS

If you listen to your dogs, they will tell you what they need

LETTERS FROM READERS

In climate economy, environmentalism can be good business

LETTERS FROM READERS

Last opportunity to weigh in on Entergy/NorthStar sale

ESSAY

The half-wild muse

Cats are natural companions for writers, not only because they’re relatively independent and undemanding of one’s attention but also because they tend to strike us as kindred spirits

DISPATCH

Simultaneously sad and sentimental

‘A young friend here said to us that all Cubans are both angry and happy. Perhaps that is what Americans should be as well.’

LETTERS FROM READERS

Inclusion Center needs help to grow in 2018

LETTERS FROM READERS

Let us rededicate ourselves to Martin Luther King Jr.’s last fight against poverty

VIEWPOINT

A hard but necessary change

From its founding, SIT has always been an innovator in its intercultural approach to education and its embrace of values like social justice. Its new program design offers a world of possibilities.

COLUMN

SIT saved my life

It wasn’t the classwork that made the Experiment in International Living special. It was the face-to-face international connections made on a hill in Brattleboro that have lasted a lifetime.

LETTERS FROM READERS

Brattleboro school board vote defies will of people

LETTERS FROM READERS

Dog attacked in Putney

LETTERS FROM READERS

Santa’s elves don’t make your kids’ toys. A woman in China does.

VIEWPOINT

Moments of awkwardness

As a community, we often believe ourself to be beyond issues of discrimination that are still very real and happen daily. Sometimes these issues are not blatant, but they are ever-present.

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Sports

WINDHAM COUNTY

Terriers off to great start in girls’ hoops

WINDHAM COUNTY

Colonels heat up rink with doubleheader victories

WINDHAM COUNTY

Colonel boys enter the new year winless

WINDHAM COUNTY

Winter sports season now in full swing

WINDHAM COUNTY

Colonels win, Rebels lose in girls’ hoops opener

WINDHAM COUNTY

Always room for one more bowler in Senior League

WINDHAM COUNTY

A defunct Vermont ski area gets a second life

WINDHAM COUNTY

Vermont ski areas gear up for another big year

WINDHAM COUNTY

Bigelow accepts UConn scholarship offer

WINDHAM COUNTY

Terriers win third straight field hockey title

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Life and Work

DUMMERSTON

Sharing Housing becomes a nonprofit organization

DUMMERSTON

Landmark Trust USA receives Thompson Trust challenge grant

WINDHAM COUNTY

Vermont Health Connect enrollment now underway, ends Dec. 15

WINDHAM COUNTY

Senior Solutions receives grant from Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation

WINDHAM COUNTY

VSAC hosts workshops on filling out college financial aid forms

BRATTLEBORO

SIT Study Abroad expands 2018 summer offerings with new programs and internships

WINDHAM COUNTY

Wings of Freedom Tour brings vintage warbirds to Keene’s Dillant-Hopkins Airport

MARLBORO

Marlboro College expands Beautiful Minds Challenge

WINDHAM COUNTY

Clean up your rivers with Connecticut River Conservancy

‘Source to Sea’ cleanup is Sept. 22, 23

WINDHAM COUNTY

September is Suicide Prevention Month

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Business Monthly

BRATTLEBORO

When you take your password to the grave

A new law and an online tool help you help your heirs make sense of your financial affairs after you’re gone

BRATTLEBORO

Banks, credit unions caught between state and federal marijuana laws

Brattleboro Savings and Loan President and CEO Dan Yates discusses his work in Montpelier to hash out the details of regulation and taxation in a world where recreational marijuana is legal

BRATTLEBORO

SIT Graduate Institute launches degree program in youth leadership

WILMINGTON

Wilmington Works offers class in business succession planning

STRATTON

Stratton is now part of 12-resort conglomerate

Parent company's acquisition by investment firms is one component of larger deal

BRATTLEBORO

Credit union expands membership to surrounding counties

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

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News

BRATTLEBORO | NEW ON WEB

Former Vermont Speaker of the House Timothy J. O’Connor Jr. dies at age 81

Funeral for longtime Brattleboro attorney and Town Moderator set for Jan. 20

BRATTLEBORO

Snow, then another thaw for the weekend

BRATTLEBORO

Harris Hill ski jump set for Olympic year

Event will showcase hopefuls for Beijing 2022

BRATTLEBORO

Building homes, breeding hope

Brattleboro nonprofit helps Rwandan families improve their lives

BELLOWS FALLS

‘We have to make this work’

Bellows Falls Fire Dept. transitions to volunteer staffing

BRATTLEBORO

Ribbon-cutting ceremony for Central Fire Station is postponed

BRATTLEBORO

Selectboard edges forward on FY19 budget

Total has risen about $58K since start of discussions

BRATTLEBORO

Calm before the ice storm?

Mild air precedes possible weekend shellacking

BRATTLEBORO

SIT to cut 30 staff positions in Brattleboro

Declining enrollments will shift full-time graduate programs from flagship campus to foreign sites

WINDHAM COUNTY

State awards $50,000 to area towns for planning grants

A common theme in many projects: flooding mitigation

MARLBORO

‘Spiritual substance during dark times’

Robin MacArthur, a Marlboro writer, tackles climate change, heroin addiction, and women’s struggles in her new novel ‘Heart Spring Mountain’

BRATTLEBORO

‘I guess I see a profoundly different Vermont than he does’

State Representative Tristan Toleno on Phil Scott’s view of the state economy and his administration’s policy on education funding. Is the governor seeing the whole picture?

BRATTLEBORO | NEW ON WEB

Snow forces postponement of PUC hearing on VY sale

Hearing to seek public comment on sale to NorthStar and attendant issues with site cleanup set for either Jan. 16 or 17

BRATTLEBORO

Nomination papers available for town elections

BRATTLEBORO

Arctic blast, snowstorm loom

Dangerous wind chill of 30 below is expected this weekend

BROOKLINE

Cause of fatal Brookline fire not yet determined

Daughter dies in blaze; father succumbs to injuries suffered in attempt to save her

PUTNEY

Can new law solve Putney personnel pickle?

Voters explore measures to address town clerk/treasurer issue; Germon’s attorney charges that job description made role ‘untenable’

BRATTLEBORO

Home stretch

Police and fire facilities project nears completion

BRATTLEBORO | NEW ON WEB

Arctic air arrives, and will stick around for the start of the new year

BRATTLEBORO

Wintry mix of snow, sleet, freezing rain may come for Christmas

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Town and Village

BRATTLEBORO

Gathering at Pliny Park to support Women’s March

BRATTLEBORO

BMH installs drug take-back box

WINDHAM COUNTY

Resolutions filed in several towns to get climate change on Town Meeting warrants

WINDHAM COUNTY

Around the Towns

GUILFORD

Community center seeks status for tax exemption

Voters to decide question at Town Meeting

DOVER

River Valleys Unified School District Board sets schedule for upcoming meetings

WINDHAM COUNTY

Martin Luther King Jr. Day events in Brattleboro

GUILFORD

Guilford School Board approves Act 46 provisions

BRATTLEBORO

Olney retires from fire department after 30 years of service

BELLOWS FALLS

Scarf project brings warmth to people in need

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Arts

BRATTLEBORO

‘Let the music sing on!’

Susan Dedell prepares for penultimate performance with BMC's Concert Choir

BRATTLEBORO

Rock Voices returns for winter concert

BRATTLEBORO

Sweet torments

In Stile Moderno returns to BMC with a concert full of romance, 17th-century style

PUTNEY

Tony Trischka, Stockwell Brothers to perform

SAXTONS RIVER

Shakespearean actor John Hadden offers workshop at Main Street Arts

BELLOWS FALLS

Double bill of Turkish music on Saturday

SAXTONS RIVER

Brian Cohen art show opens at MSA

BRATTLEBORO

‘New Songs of the Old City’ is theme for Gerstin Sextet concert

BRATTLEBORO

Choose your own (musical) adventure

BMC to present ‘French Connection’ tribute concert

GUILFORD

VPL supports local dance artists through SEED Program

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Food & Drink Monthly

BELLOWS FALLS

Sushi without all the fuss

This deconstructed salad is even better with the help of locally grown ginger

WINDHAM COUNTY

Make your own candied orange peel

WILLIAMSVILLE

Come the revolution, there’s gonna be better beer

Books for the beer-lover on your shopping list

BRATTLEBORO

Hot from the oven

Baking at the crossroads of taste and tradition, holidays and heritage

BELLOWS FALLS

Easy treats from a busy kitchen

You can make these gifts in minutes, but they are still special

BRATTLEBORO

Spontaneous fermentation

By letting nature take its course with natural microbial yeasts, a winemaker can open up new possibilities for intriguing wildness and unexpected magic

WEST BRATTLEBORO

Gleaning at the orchard

A community gathering rounds up the last of an abundant apple crop to share with local food shelves

WEST BRATTLEBORO

Nancy Miller's recipe for quick baked apples

BELLOWS FALLS

Thanksgiving meal makeover

Some family favorite side dishes deserve a fresh approach for the holidays

BELLOWS FALLS

A fall treat for the rest of the year

The perfect way to preserve the bounty of vegetables available this time of the year? Ratatouille.

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