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The seamstress’s apprentices

BRATTLEBORO—Eric Bass has three words to describe the look for the production of the 19th-century period drama, Chekov’s The Three Sisters, that he is directing for the New England Youth Theater (NEYT) in August: “Bustles, bustles, bustles.”

Luckily, NEYT has on staff Prima Crisafalo, the Brattleboro-based corsetière.... Continue reading story

Voices

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Could a hybrid approach curb roadside trash?

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Roots: one part of a larger whole

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Real alimony reform is still needed

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Don’t believe senator didn’t know

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Handle with care

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Walking the walk

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Consider implications of the Supreme Court

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Candidate: denial of access forums, media is illegal

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Past time for government to turn the tide on fossil-fuel use

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Democracy is waking up

Bernie Sanders might not win, but his message and platform has been taking root

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We don’t know why theater people do it, but the community is grateful

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Hitler’s secret diaries writ large

In a field of 17 candidates, Donald Trump was a good joke — and he sold papers and brought ratings. And now we have to deal with him.

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Are the right people out there on Green Up Day?

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Coup de grass

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Please spare us

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Sports

WINDHAM COUNTY

Spring sports season heads into final days before postseason

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Area schools scramble to make up missed games

WINDHAM COUNTY

MAU snaps Colonels’ softball win streak

WINDHAM COUNTY

BF, Brattleboro track teams do well at Fenn Relays

WINDHAM COUNTY

Terriers topple Colonels, 4-3, in baseball thriller

WINDHAM COUNTY

Terriers rally to beat Twin Valley, 15-5

WINDHAM COUNTY

Rebels, Terriers, Wildcats ready for spring seasons

WINDHAM COUNTY

Unified Basketball debuts at BUHS this spring

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More than 100 games, meets, and matches at BUHS

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Rueter, Perkins play in Vermont All-Star hockey games

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Life and Work

WEST BRATTLEBORO

Picture Post installed at BEEC

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Stroll seeks volunteers, vendors

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Workshop offers proven interventions for struggling readers

BRATTLEBORO

CCV begins offering in-state tuition rate to residents in neighboring states

BELLOWS FALLS

Y-ASPIRE enrollment opens for 2016-17 school year

BRATTLEBORO

Rotary scholarships deadline is Friday

BRATTLEBORO

Registration is open for the 2016 Going the Distance Bike Ride

GRAFTON

Engel leads bird walk in Grafton

TOWNSHEND

Grace Cottage presents healthy and fun family events

WINDHAM COUNTY

Nominations sought for 2017 Vermont Teacher of the Year

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Business Monthly

BRATTLEBORO

At a glance:

BRATTLEBORO

Which employees get overtime pay? Start learning the new federal rules.

Depending on the size and nature of your business, new FLSA rules could have minor impact — or require significant adjustments. They also could provide an opportunity for evaluating your employees’ duties and compensation.

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A conversation with Michael Knapp, founder and CEO of Green River

An academic discovers his entrepreneurial spirit, and a full-tilt Brattleboro web software development business blossoms

BRATTLEBORO

Workshop covers Google tools for productive collaboration

BRATTLEBORO

Allard Lumber honored by Northeastern Loggers’ Association

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Program offers 12-week training for food service

Strolling of the Heifers seeks participants in Farm-to-Table Culinary Apprenticeship Program

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Sample questions to ask wood and paper suppliers

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Avoiding illegal wood and paper

Lumber Liquidators will pay millions for importing illegal wood products. Could builders or homeowners be fined for buying them under the Lacey Act?

WINDHAM COUNTY

Business briefs

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Local brewers take center stage as beer festival season begins

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News

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Vermont Folklife Center honors accidental solar trailblazers

Carol Levin and Richard Gottlieb, pioneers of renewable energy, have witnessed the evolution of solar power from fringe hobby to mainstream energy source

BRATTLEBORO

Economic leaders look toward future

Vermont Yankee’s closure has spurred tri-state meetings, but planners and development officials might be shifting their focus to issues such as an aging population and a lack of housing

WINDHAM

Energy siting bill disappoints town officials

Officials say towns deserve more of a voice in where energy projects go; one state rep. calls bill a compromise and ‘good first effort’

BRATTLEBORO

DPW gears up for construction season

Good weather provides the window for repairs of roads and other town infrastructure

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BMH cited for patient rights, safety issues

State inspection report cites problems, including the use of force and restraints in dealing with mental health situations. The hospital has implemented a corrective action plan, with its Medicaid and Medicare funding at stake.

BRATTLEBORO

Place of honor

With the rededication of its historic cemetery, Brattleboro Retreat remembers the forgotten patients who died at the hospital in the 1800s

VERNON

Feds focus on railroads for moving nuke fuel

U.S. Department of Energy team evaluates county transportation infrastructure

BRATTLEBORO

Advocates for alimony reform see some success at Statehouse

Committee will study Vermont's alimony laws, but a Brattleboro-based reform group won't have a direct hand in that work

PUTNEY

Senator disappointed by defeat of marijuana bill

Jeanette White, who has pushed to change pot laws throughout her legislative career, says she doesn't know whether she will introduce another legalization bill if she is elected to an eighth term

BRATTLEBORO

One more ride

For years, Dot MacDonald has raised money for the Neighborhood Schoolhouse. Now, her fans want to use ‘Dot’s Ride’ as a send-off for a great teacher.

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Career Center offers free summer STEM program for girls

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Did Retreat have ‘a duty to warn?’

State Supreme Court rules that victim of a 2011 assault in St. Johnsbury can pursue legal claims against Brattleboro Retreat and Northeast Kingdom Human Services, which previously had treated the assailant for mental illness. But critics — including two dissenting justices — say the court’s decision sets a bad precedent.

TOWNSHEND

Windham County weather facts

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Cloudsourcing

Local weather spotters help keep forecasts more accurate for the National Weather Service

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Schools end pursuit of ‘accelerated’ merger

Five towns in Windham Southeast abandon fast-track process toward consolidated school district amid confusion about process under Act 46

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Solar savings to benefit BDCC

One of two new, 500-kilowatt solar arrays approved for the town of Guilford will be located at its Exit One Industrial Park

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Entergy won't face fine for federal violation

NRC says Entergy prematurely withdrew $282,000 from VY’s decommissioning trust fund, but won’t be fined due to confusion about federal rules

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Retreat USP program and PTSD: It’s more than just stress and flashbacks

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A can of gasoline at the back of your mind

Brattleboro Fire Department partners with local program to help prevent PTSD

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Amtrak tries ‘carry-on’ bike service

Pilot project allows passengers to take their bikes onto the Vermonter

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Town and Village

GUILFORD

AOT gets an earful

Public alarmed about bridge closure and state agency’s proposed 25-mile detour

BRATTLEBORO

July 4 celebration campaign passes midpoint

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Board approves liquor permit fee

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Board approves police-fire projects’ bonds

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Discussions on union contracts continue with Selectboard

NEWFANE

Activities set for Memorial Day weekend

GUILFORD

Town updates tax maps, weighs options on digital access

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Asbestos check holds up Creamery demolition

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Summer Food Program prepares for another season

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Pong named new town administrator

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Arts

PUTNEY

Three memoirists will read to benefit Next Stage

BRATTLEBORO

The seamstress’s apprentices

Grant allows NEYT to train a new generation of costume designers, with a little help from an up-and-coming Brattleboro-based corsetière

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Students perform quartet of edgy plays at Main Street Arts

PUTNEY

Twilight on the Tavern Lawn season kicks off with Chris Kleeman Band

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Yann Falquet & Pascal Gemme and Keith Murphy to perform at Next Stage on May 27

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Walpole Concerts on the Green return for 34th year

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Lisa McCormick to host Easy Acoustic Music Ensemble Class for women

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Grace Cottage Fair Day seeks artists for show

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NECCA presents flying-trapeze open house

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A voice in the darkness

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Food & Drink Monthly

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Supply and demand?

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A family favorite

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A cheesemonger’s anniversary

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Perc Coffee Liqueur takes gold medal

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Brattleboro Winter Farmers’ Market begins its 10th season

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Tearoom to close

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The flavor of tomato summer in Vermont

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Locavore cheeses win national acclaim

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A new path into the kitchen

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