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Unconventional and absurdist

BRATTLEBORO—Shoot the Moon Theater Company opens its 2017 season at the Hooker-Dunham Theater with a two-weekend run of The Sonic Life of a Giant Tortoise. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 17-18, and Feb. 24-25.

The dramatic comedy by Japanese playwright Toshiki Okada made its New York City debut in 2014 with an English translation by Aya Ogawa. Time-Out New York awarded it four stars and The New York Times praised it as “a war on boredom.... Continue reading story

Voices

LETTERS FROM READERS

The gift of song

LETTERS FROM READERS

Remove religious exemption from vaccinations

LETTERS FROM READERS

Entergy put money into the trust

LETTERS FROM READERS

Where were these protestors during the Obama administration?

VIEWPOINT

Confessions of a wary Trumpist

‘Donald Trump is off to a quick start. Will he make mistakes? Yes, and that’s pretty normal for every president. But I am hopeful.’

LETTERS FROM READERS

Restore Dummerston’s commitment to preserving open space

LETTERS FROM READERS

Get informed on Act 46 and WNESU before voting

VIEWPOINT

Trump policies take aim at the young

The blizzard of executive orders, tweets, and legislative actions and plans conceals a core strategy. Can this blizzard of change serve as a unifying principle for the left?

OPEN LETTER

From homelessness, heading toward an engineering degree

Dear Governor Scott: I got here because Vermont saved me. I’m going to get my degree — but it all depends on you.

COLUMN

Behind the word ‘misogyny’ are women. Lots of them.

We need to hear their stories, in their own voices, to remind us what’s at stake with a Trump administration

DISPATCH

We don’t have a choice anymore

How many of us will put ourselves on the line to protect the values that we have been taught our entire lives as unique to the United States? After the Women’s March on Washington, one newly awakened activist takes a look back and ahead.

EDITORIAL

Our stark, real-world civics lesson

As a consensus builds against Donald Trump, we must also keep asking: What happens next?

VIEWPOINT

Fix state’s formula for funding our schools

‘We are not willing to reduce the learning opportunities available to our students in order to satisfy state-directed spending mandates that don’t take into account our particular circumstances.’

LETTERS FROM READERS

State rep. assigned to health-care committee

LETTERS FROM READERS

For victim of mass shooting, a long and difficult recovery is hampered by municipal insurance red tape

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Sports

WINDHAM COUNTY

Colonel boys finish strong to beat MAU

WINDHAM COUNTY

Up and down season for Colonels girls’ hoops

WINDHAM COUNTY

Colonel bowlers finish third in first home match

WINDHAM COUNTY

Jacks jump Terrier boys, 70-59

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

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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

A conversation with Janice Warren, president of OneReport

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

BRATTLEBORO

Business briefs

BRATTLEBORO

Flying high in low times

With recent losses to the arts, circus keeps its vitality

WINDHAM COUNTY

Executive training program available to Vermont entrepreneurs

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

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News

BELLOWS FALLS

Lawmakers rally around repairing, reopening Vilas Bridge

Bellows Falls span, closed since 2009 for safety, has been in legislative limbo in New Hampshire

WINDHAM COUNTY

Winter relaxes after one last snowy blanket

VERNON

Federal application filed for VY sale

NorthStar seeks NRC approval to purchase dormant plant from Entergy

BRATTLEBORO

Jumpers compete this weekend

Harris Hill celebrates tradition of thrills in its 95th year

VERNON

State wants public opinion on sale of Vermont Yankee

Public Service Board sets hearings in Vernon for March and September

TOWNSHEND

A legacy of loving care

Dr. Robert Backus is ready to retire after nearly four decades serving the West River Valley

VERNON

Miller bows out of Vermont Yankee case

VERNON

Substantial snow storm Thursday, plus more weekend winter weather

BRATTLEBORO

Three overdose in Brattleboro within one day

Fentanyl, a highly potent synthetic opiate painkiller, could be responsible for 3 deaths on Monday

VERNON

Entergy says it has spent $125M from decommissioning fund since VY shutdown

MARLBORO

Area colleges decry Trump immigration ban

For presidents of colleges in county, addressing the executive order was ‘priority number one’ at meeting with legislators

WESTMINSTER

State police to focus on opiates, mental-health response

Plus, says Lt. Anthony French, new commander of the Westminster barracks, ‘expect to see more cruisers’

BRATTLEBORO

West Brattleboro fire station project nears completion

Work continues on time, under budget on remainder of new $14M police and fire facility project

BRATTLEBORO

Proposed shakeup of nuclear panel irks senator

BRATTLEBORO

Winter settles in for a week as season’s seesaw continues

BRATTLEBORO

‘You are welcome here’

Brattleboro vigil shows support for those targeted by executive order on immigration

VERNON

Vermont Yankee to move spent fuel in spring

Process will move radioactive waste from cooling pool to long-term storage in dry casks onsite

BRATTLEBORO

Chamber honors Brattleboro’s ‘unofficial greeter’

James Banslaben posthumously named BACC’s 2016 Person of the Year

BRATTLEBORO

Northeast Recycling Council turns 30, takes on new tasks

VERNON

Plant buyer lobbies for feds’ blessing

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Town and Village

NEWFANE

Cristelli prepares board for her retirement

WILLIAMSVILLE

Friends start fund drives for victims of Grimes Hill Road fire

BRATTLEBORO

Derrick Harnish is BGCB’s 2017 Youth of the Year

TOWNSHEND

Despite 'phantom student' cuts, voters OK Leland & Gray budget

VERNON

Vernon briefs

VERNON

A passing grade

In FY 2016 audit, accounting firm finds minor deficiencies, but town is generally in good financial shape

SAXTONS RIVER

Human rights in Guatemala is subject of talk in Saxtons River

WINDHAM COUNTY

Around the Towns

BRATTLEBORO

Selectboard approves Town Meeting warrant

DUMMERSTON

Roll-off bins off the table

Selectboard gets ready for Town Meeting

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Arts

GUILFORD

HeartSoulVoice offers Celtic traditions, Shakespeare, and more

BRATTLEBORO

Gallery Walk pop-up exhibit to depict January’s Women’s March

BRATTLEBORO

Discussion series focuses on healing with art

First program assembles expressive art therapists for roundtable

BRATTLEBORO

‘Spring Visions’ featured at MGFA

BRATTLEBORO

BUHS Music Dept. presents ‘Monty Python’s Spamalot’

PUTNEY

Exhibition of local artists opens at Landmark

‘Series’ features work of Gordon, Procter, Poster, Ungerleider, and Wilson

BRATTLEBORO

Art in the Neighborhood program gets grant

PUTNEY

Apron Theater Company begins season with ‘Title and Deed’

SAXTONS RIVER

MSA announces cast for ‘Sweeney Todd’

BRATTLEBORO

Lottery benefits art school

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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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