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With Putney General Store closed, historical society searches for new proprietor

PUTNEY—Since the beginning of the year, hopeful visitors to the Putney General Store have been met with disappointment: locked doors, darkened windows, and a sign announcing the store is closed until further notice.

Store owner and pharmacist Jim Heal, who ran the store with his wife Jane, died of lung cancer on Dec. 30, leaving the shop without a proprietor.... Continue reading story

Voices

VIEWPOINT

Nor any drop to drink

Vernon fourth graders weigh in on water safety and access

LETTERS FROM READERS

Water insecurity is horrible

LETTERS FROM READERS

Sharing water is healthier

LETTERS FROM READERS

Water should be free for all

LETTERS FROM READERS

You are lucky if you have water, especially clean water

LETTERS FROM READERS

Take care of our water

LETTERS FROM READERS

A matter of life and death

LETTERS FROM READERS

Be nice to our water

LETTERS FROM READERS

Water should be free

VIEWPOINT

Moved to action — and heading to D.C.

‘I am old enough to have lived through a time when I experienced the kind of entrenched sexism and misogyny that Trump has so impulsively and recklessly shown the world’

VIEWPOINT

Ours is a people’s history of struggle and resistance

Martin Luther King Jr. was one of many people whose actions truly moved our democracy

VIEWPOINT

When it all falls on you

Let’s talk about only parents — the real superheroes who truly do it without a partner’s help

VIEWPOINT

‘Solutions’ rife with dangers

We have no good answer for what to do with 40-plus years of still-radioactive spent fuel from Vermont Yankee. The potential of catastrophe looms, whether we keep it here or get it away

VIEWPOINT

Only connect

None of us can assemble the pieces of our country’s recent secret history in a way that makes sense. If we do, we’re probably crazy.

VIEWPOINT

Trump is out of his league, and we’re all going to pay

This pathetic, messed-up creature will become one of the most powerful people on Earth

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Sports

WINDHAM COUNTY

Terrier teams trample Long Trail in doubleheader

WINDHAM COUNTY

After long layoff, Colonel girls try to shake off the rust

WINDHAM COUNTY

Wildcats struggle at GM Holiday Tournament

BRATTLEBORO

Colonel boys off to a 3-0 start

WINDHAM COUNTY

Colonel girls show skill, grit in 4-2 win over Bulldogs

WINDHAM COUNTY

New owners try again to revive Magic Mountain

WINDHAM COUNTY

Vermont schools prepare for football realignment

WINDHAM COUNTY

BPD-BUHS benefit game raises nearly $500 for Home at Last

WINDHAM COUNTY

Terriers win state football title

WINDHAM COUNTY

Terriers win second-straight state field hockey title

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Life and Work

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

BELLOWS FALLS

Parks Place gets $75,000 from Holt Fund

PUTNEY

Science Foundation scholarships to be offered at Landmark College

BRATTLEBORO

Secrest reappointed to Vermont Commission on Women

BRATTLEBORO

Two new Early Head Start classrooms open in Brattleboro and Westminster

SAXTONS RIVER

Fire Department receives grant for hose

VERNON

Vernon Homes’ executive director receives leadership award

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Business Monthly

BRATTLEBORO

Co-op celebrates MLK Day with new community service initiative

BRATTLEBORO

Runamok Maple acquires maple candy operation from Bascom Maple Farms

WINDHAM COUNTY

Business briefs

RAWSONVILLE

At a glance:

RAWSONVILLE

A conversation with Wilbur Rice, the owner of Equipe Sport

He came to build a building and stayed to build a business

WILMINGTON

A conversation with Julie Lineberger and Joseph Cincotta

Two Harvard alums build dreams that come true with LineSync Architecture and their newest venture, Wheel Pad

WINDHAM COUNTY

HUBZone program expands in Windham County

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Milk Money VT offers workshop on investing locally

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‘All-payer’ health-care plan draws skepticism and support

At Oct. 12 meeting, state officials expressed confidence that a payment overhaul could cut costs and improve care — but Green Mountain Care chairman also acknowledged risks

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Fire Arts Vermont: a rebrand reflects a transformation

Former Fulcrum Arts celebrates new identity with benefit masquerade party

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News

BRATTLEBORO

Southeastern U.S. high pressure dominates with milder temperatures

BRATTLEBORO

Using their words to resist

Local literary talents unite as part of international writing movement to assert commitment to ‘equality, free speech, and the fundamental ideals of democracy’

DUMMERSTON

Dummerston will revote Vernon’s exit from district

Feb. 21 ballot sets up another debate on Act 46

BRATTLEBORO

Vermont State Police consolidate assignments

Officials say the creation of two large troop areas to cover the entire state has freed up captains to undertake other work

PUTNEY

Landmark College expands its reach

Will partner with three Windham County supervisory unions to offer educational programming, staff development

BRATTLEBORO

On the march

Windham County residents join hundreds of thousands at Jan. 21 Women’s March on Washington

BRATTLEBORO

Planned Parenthood sees post-election surge in donations

Clinics in Vermont, including in Brattleboro, also see increase in number of volunteers

BRATTLEBORO

Defense contractor shuts Brattleboro plant

Massachusetts-based L3 KEO says closure at Exit One Industrial Park eliminates 15 jobs

BRATTLEBORO

Milder late week, colder weekend, milder again next week

BRATTLEBORO

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital plans $22.7M expansion

Bequest from longtime resident accelerated the project, which includes a new four-story building

BRATTLEBORO

Fighting hate with the power of love

Local Love Brigade steps up to show support for targets of intolerance

ROCKINGHAM

Dept. of Labor sues Rockingham auto parts firm

Feds contend the 2011 transfer of Sonnax Industries to employee ownership was botched

BRATTLEBORO

Retreat probe wrapping up

State AG’s lengthy investigation hinges on resolution of one remaining issue

BRATTLEBORO

Former state regulator now an Entergy ally

Former PSB head Elizabeth Miller now helping VY owner in selling defunct nuclear plant

BRATTLEBORO

Gartenstein, DeGray won’t seek re-election to Selectboard

Schoales plans another run

BRATTLEBORO

Major snowstorm possible Thursday

Light snow could appear on New Year’s Eve

BRATTLEBORO

No paper next week

BRATTLEBORO

Shumlin: Vermont better off without VY

The governor, who made closing the nuclear plant a signature issue, reflects on a turbulent legacy

TOWNSHEND

‘Phantom’ student loss leads to budget cuts at Leland & Gray

School proposes cutting one teacher but resists slashing deeper as community defends programs

BRATTLEBORO

A capitol affair

Local LGBT activists visit the White House to discuss rural issues

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Town and Village

PUTNEY

With Putney General Store closed, historical society searches for new proprietor

BRATTLEBORO

CCV partnership brings job-hunt helpers to Brooks Memorial Library

BRATTLEBORO

Senior Solutions seeks Advisory Council volunteers

NEWFANE

Stop and go

Discussion of stop sign proposals at Arch Bridge elicits accusation, then apology, then unanimous vote

WINDHAM COUNTY

Around the Towns

GUILFORD

Guilford briefs

BRATTLEBORO

Sustainable energy group offers expert tips for homeowners

BRATTLEBORO

WSWMD announces new recycling goals

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Brattleboro elementary schools say universal free lunch program is a success

WESTMINSTER

SEVCA offers help with getting food benefits through 3SquaresVT

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Arts

BRATTLEBORO

‘Change Your Mind’

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Hooker-Dunham joins 'Ghost Light Project'

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Faculty concert benefits BMC Music School

GUILFORD

Guilford Center Stage announces 2017 season

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Stone Church Arts presents roots duo The Page Turners

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Winterpills return to Next Stage

SAXTONS RIVER

Setting the scene

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SAXTONS RIVER

Essay contest encourages students to engage with political divisions

BRATTLEBORO

Windham Orchestra to present Verdi’s ‘Il Trovatore’

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Songs of farewell

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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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It's not too late to plant

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A cheesemonger’s anniversary

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Perc Coffee Liqueur takes gold medal

Saxtons River Distillery’s newest product is a hit at World Spirits Competition

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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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