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A landscaper’s impossible task

TOWNSHEND—“Cover your mouth; you don’t want to breathe that in.”

This is the phrase I hear all too often at my summer job as a landscaper.

Toward the middle of the season, our job becomes entirely about maintenance. When you get to a site, you go through the same routine: weed, cultivate, water, and dust.... Continue reading story

Voices

VIEWPOINT

The same mistakes — again?

In a new book, an experienced journalist returns to see if U.S. interventionists have learned any lessons. Sadly, they have not.

VIEWPOINT

A landscaper’s impossible task

Pesticide use should be seen as a failure to provide the right types of plants for an environment. Can consumers adapt their expectations?

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Two paths toward $26 million

We will realize this savings either way, but I do not feel that we should attack the teachers’ union in this manner

OPEN LETTER

What we hear at our home

A 35-decibel noise level for all wind turbines in the state would effectively mean the end of the use of this efficient and benign technology

LETTERS FROM READERS

Artists performing on issues of inclusivity will also embrace disability issues

VIEWPOINT

Killing the wind

Friends of wind power dominate a Bennington hearing of the Public Service Board on proposed regulations that would effectively ban new wind power in our state

VIEWPOINT

Poverty is the problem, not people

How might Brattleboro address panhandling?

LETTERS FROM READERS

Irresponsible to publish this rant

LETTERS FROM READERS

We must find balance between business needs and compassion

LETTERS FROM READERS

Let’s step up and be better about how we approach issues

LETTERS FROM READERS

Where did the money go in Bellows Falls?

LETTERS FROM READERS

Not as despicable and uncaring as charged

LETTERS FROM READERS

Fundraiser benefits family of Steven Vakaros

LETTERS FROM READERS

Little beyond resentment of Trump, fondness for Democrats

LETTERS FROM READERS

Accentuate the positive

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Sports

WINDHAM COUNTY

Colonels win Unified state title

WINDHAM COUNTY

Colonels reach semifinals of Unified tourney

WINDHAM COUNTY

Track and field relays mark midseason

WINDHAM COUNTY

Colonel girls rout Rutland, Otter Valley

WINDHAM COUNTY

Spring season revs up for area teams

WINDHAM COUNTY

Spring is slow to arrive for area high school teams

WINDHAM COUNTY

Unified basketball expands to Leland & Gray

WINDHAM COUNTY

Five local players named to Shrine football team

WINDHAM COUNTY

Rebels fall to Thetford in Division III semifinal

WINDHAM COUNTY

Rebel girls reach Division III semifinals

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Life and Work

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

WESTMINSTER

Pilot project will help 3SquaresVT recipients find new, better paying jobs

BRATTLEBORO

Vermont veterans now eligible for a living allowance stipend through Union Institute & University

WINDHAM COUNTY

Windham County receives $7,400 in four ‘Small and Inspiring’ grants for local projects

BRATTLEBORO

New parenting discussion series at Brooks Memorial Library

BRATTLEBORO

Harmony Place grant boosts funds toward matching challenge

TOWNSHEND

Leland & Gray wins national distinction

TOWNSHEND

West River Valley Assisted Living recognized for outstanding resident satisfaction

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Business Monthly

BRATTLEBORO

Career summit to be held for Windham County sophomores

WEST DOVER

Mount Snow gets deadline extension for snowmaking upgrades

BELLOWS FALLS

Sonnax disputes federal suit

Company seeks dismissal of allegations of violations of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act

BRATTLEBORO

Hermit Thrush spreads its wings

Brewery grows again, adding warehouse in Dummerston

BRATTLEBORO

The Works in progress

Founder sees expansion of hours, menu as another step forward for a socially responsible eatery

WINDHAM COUNTY

Public Service Department OKs dam deal

Great River Hydro is new owner of 13 facilities on Connecticut, Deerfield rivers

BELLOWS FALLS

Sovernet sale is completed

Private equity firm buys BF-based telecom company

WILMINGTON

A conversation with John McLeod, owner, Vermont Bowl Company

The magic’s in the wood — and in the magician who’s seen it there for more than 50 years

BRATTLEBORO

Grant supports hiring, training of medical assistants and medical scribes

BRATTLEBORO

A conversation with Janice Warren, president of OneReport

A socially conscious entrepreneur helps corporations do the good work they want and need to do

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News

BRATTLEBORO

Summer warmth envelops southern Vermont

Upper 80s on Thursday, and more seasonable weather arrives this weekend

BRATTLEBORO

NRC to appear in Brattleboro May 25

Proposed sale of VY to NorthStar expected to dominate hearing

BRATTLEBORO

A ‘note’-worthy weekend

Students throughout Vermont come to town to perform at All-State Music Festival

VERNON

VY suitor: plans are ‘highly confidential’

NorthStar contends making ‘work product’ available to public could sharply hurt profit

VERNON

Vernon free to leave union

Lawmakers grant town new Act 46 option after impasse over school choice

BRATTLEBORO

VY nuclear waste? ‘No, thanks,’ say those who live near dump sites in Southwest

Activists question fairness of moving spent fuel away from Vermonters' homes, closer to their own

BRATTLEBORO

Town sees first fruits of reorganization plan

Elwell tells Selectboard that more work is needed to reach all goals

BRATTLEBORO

Mother’s Day nor’easter possible, as slow spring start continues

BRATTLEBORO

‘Greening Up’ in the rain

Fewer in number, damp but determined, volunteers engage in state’s annual town roadside clean-up

BRATTLEBORO

For Brattleboro, a Charter of Compassion

Voter-approved initiative calls for municipal endorsement of ‘absolute justice, equity, and respect’

BRATTLEBORO

New England Coalition wants state to reject part of VY clean-up plan

BRATTLEBORO

Vermed’s departure spurs changes in grant program

BRATTLEBORO

A dormant plan for Putney Road gets dusted off

AOT presents revised proposal, with four traffic circles, to Brattleboro Selectboard

VERNON

Vernon Selectboard backs VY sale

VERNON

Rubble trouble?

Entergy plan to bury 1.1 million cubic feet of concrete at VY draws skepticism

PUTNEY

Political aides see opportunities in a Trump administration

Representatives of Vermont’s Congressional delegation say the state still has bargaining power

VERNON

VY cleanup partner stops work on Texas nuke dump

VERNON

Soak in the sun, before rain and clouds rule the roost

WINDHAM COUNTY

Vermonters get ready for Green Up Day

BRATTLEBORO

Governor, Retreat talk treatment needs

Scott also speaks at annual luncheon of Brattleboro Area Chamber of Commerce

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Town and Village

DUMMERSTON

Hope springs eternal

For 30 years, the Perennial Swappers have been adding color to each others' lives

BRATTLEBORO

Brattleboro Area Hospice starts ‘Remembering Marion Fund’

PUTNEY

Town mulls setting up its own recycling site

PUTNEY

Town wraps up IRS issues

NEWFANE

Newfane briefs

DOVER

District plans spring hazardous-waste collection

BRATTLEBORO

BAJC hosts antique appraisal day

WARDSBORO

Memorial Day plant sale benefits Wardsboro Library

BRATTLEBORO

Cameron lauded for conservation work

Phoebe Gooding named new town energy coordinator

BRATTLEBORO

A celebration of girl power

Girls on the Run Vermont Southern 5K set for May 20

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Arts

BRATTLEBORO

NECCA’s ProTrack circus graduates perform for local audiences this weekend

SAXTONS RIVER

Friesen, Keelan in concert at Main Street Arts

BRATTLEBORO

Learning from the pros

Maple Leaf Writing Project gives young students a chance to work with professional writers to produce top-level fiction

BRATTLEBORO

Green Writers Press plans launch party for ‘Roads Taken: Contemporary Vermont Poetry’

BRATTLEBORO

Students recognized in national art competition

Two from county honored in annual Congressional Art Competition

GUILFORD

Guilford Center Stage to hold auditions for fall production

BRATTLEBORO

Journalism goes to the movies

Film series looks at the role of the press in our society, begins with Humphrey Bogart’s ‘Deadline-U.S.A.’

PUTNEY

Caravan of Thieves returns to Next Stage

DUMMERSTON

‘Spelling Bee’ musical concludes run at Evening Star Grange this weekend

WARDSBORO

Wardsboro Town Hall hosts dance party with The Wyld Nightz Band

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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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