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Staring at the sun

PUTNEY—Library Director Emily Zervas did not expect hundreds of people to show up for the Aug. 21 eclipse party held on the library’s front lawn.

But in the days leading up to the big celestial event, she had an inkling it might be popular.

“People started calling this week, hysterically looking for eclipse-viewing glasses,” Zervas said. “I only ordered 45 pairs!”... Continue reading story

Voices

VIEWPOINT

Getting real

After Charlottesville, we face a battle over our shared historical narrative — the truth of who we are and who we have been as a nation

LETTERS FROM READERS

Kim Jong Un’s nuclear weapons

ESSAY

Birds of a feather

Even though it may be undermining to notions of rural economy, I have simply been having fun raising hens

LETTERS FROM READERS

Tree Advisory Committee needs new members

ESSAY

A community’s beautiful holding

Going through the experience of a child with treatable cancer is an exercise in flexibility and patience, a painful and stress-filled act of faith for the whole family

ESSAY

The legacy of my elders

When you are raised by Dutiful Ones, you are mantled with high expectations about your individual contribution to society

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

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Sports

WINDHAM COUNTY

A piece of Brattleboro baseball history is threatened

Efforts to save grandstand at Tenney Field now underway

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

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Life and Work

BELLOWS FALLS

Master Gardeners help Parks Place’s garden grow

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

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Business Monthly

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

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!’

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News

BRATTLEBORO

Sweet stretch of cooler, sunnier weather this way comes

PUTNEY

Staring at the sun

Hundreds turn out for an eclipse party at the Putney Public Library

BRATTLEBORO

Opioid epidemic prompts free child care

The Welcoming Place opens on the campus of the Brattleboro Retreat

VERNON

NRC signs off on Vermont Yankee fuel move

Agency says storage of radioactive materials is proceeding safely

BRATTLEBORO

Critics question plan to move winter shelter

Groundworks addresses plans to relocate seasonal emergency shelter to Winston Prouty campus

BRATTLEBORO

In it for the elephants

Newfane volunteer assists Sri Lanka’s endangered wildlife

BRATTLEBORO

Physical transformations

Custom body binders help customers shift their shapes

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'

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Town and Village

SAXTONS RIVER

Cars, cocktails, and conversation

Vintage automobiles charge up fundraiser for Our Place

BRATTLEBORO

Art in the Neighborhood finishes summer session

WINDHAM COUNTY

Local food shelves host drive for back-to-school food and supplies

BRATTLEBORO

Sunrise Rotary awards $11,000 in scholarships

WILLIAMSVILLE

Ripple effect

Recalling neighborly spirit in wake of Irene, a breakfast club takes root at Williamsville Hall

WINDHAM COUNTY

Around the Towns

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

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Arts

GUILFORD

FOMAG opens 52nd season with concerts at the Organ Barn

BRATTLEBORO

VTC holds auditions for ‘A Christmas Carol’

BRATTLEBORO

Will Moses exhibits in Brattleboro

BRATTLEBORO

BMC hosts special ‘Singing Strong’ open house/reunion

GRAFTON

Grafton Cornet Band celebrates 150th anniversary

BRATTLEBORO

Robert Merfeld to talk about music making and teaching

SAXTONS RIVER

Artist puts face on cancer with drawings

BELLOWS FALLS

Stone Church Arts presents ‘Your Rhythm, Your Life’ concert

JAMAICA

Eclectic mix of five bands to pay tribute to Bob Dylan

BRATTLEBORO

Auditions set for ‘War of the Worlds’

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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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