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VY, state spar over testing of groundwater

BRATTLEBORO—When groundwater is collected at Vermont Yankee, there are two sets of eyes — Entergy’s and the state’s — scrutinizing the samples for pollutants.

The question, though, is whether that arrangement should continue now that the plant no longer produces power. And some say it’s a high-stakes debate, given the past discovery of contaminants like tritium and strontium-90 at the Vernon site.... Continue reading story

Voices

LETTERS FROM READERS

Can we opt in to get town report?

LETTERS FROM READERS

Time to reform Vermont alimony policy

LETTERS FROM READERS

No excuse for conditions of Brattleboro police department

LETTERS FROM READERS

A concert of depth, sensitivity, emotional maturity

VIEWPOINT

Environmental justice? Bernie gets it.

Sanders has been thinking deeply about the many ramifications of climate change and how disruptive and deadly it will be for the world

LETTERS FROM READERS

We can do our part to donate used clothing responsibly

LETTERS FROM READERS

Continuing opposition to LMJC

VIEWPOINT

Is Vermont’s dairy industry at risk?

New federal FDA raw milk regs would ban more than two-thirds of state’s cheeses

LETTERS FROM READERS

No guarantees that LMJC would be beacon of hope

LETTERS FROM READERS

Sheriff shouldn’t blame the opposition

LETTERS FROM READERS

Moving police department to Black Mountain Road: a bad idea

LETTERS FROM READERS

A positive side of an unpopular proposal

LETTERS FROM READERS

Seeking open dialogue from the sheriff

LETTERS FROM READERS

Truth and transparency

LETTERS FROM READERS

A complete piece

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Sports

WINDHAM COUNTY

Colonel hockey teams struggle for playoff spots

WINDHAM COUNTY

Rebel girls top GM for fourth straight win

WINDHAM COUNTY

Colonel girls earn tie in ‘Pink at the Rink’ game

WINDHAM COUNTY

Terrier boys even up record with win over Black River

WINDHAM COUNTY

Colonels girls’ hockey enters new year on the upswing

WINDHAM COUNTY

Twin Valley’s Buddy Hayford picks up 400th win as girls’ basketball coach

WINDHAM COUNTY

Colonel girls open hoops season with a win and a loss

WINDHAM COUNTY

Colonel boys open hockey season with a pair of losses

WINDHAM COUNTY

Seven Colonels named to all-State football team

DUMMERSTON

More deer hunting mean fewer ticks in the woods

Program seeks to encourage landowners to open their forests to hunters

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Life and Work

BRATTLEBORO

Inclusion Center to host educational events

MARLBORO

Marlboro School is Winter 2016 Fit and Healthy Kids Coalition Community Champion

BELLOWS FALLS

Greater Falls Warming Shelter seeks more volunteers

BRATTLEBORO

Kids in Coats Fund reaches $15,000 mark

BRATTLEBORO

YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program to be offered at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital

BRATTLEBORO

St. Michael’s Episcopal Church to partner site for national theological conference

BRATTLEBORO

January is Rotary Awareness Month

BRATTLEBORO

Hospice receives grant to encourage advance care planning

STRATTON

Stratton Mountain recognized for diverting food waste

BRATTLEBORO

BDCC internship program receives grant

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Business Monthly

BRATTLEBORO

Your logo imparts a visual foundation for your business

A communications pro offers some introductory tips for developing your brand

WINDHAM COUNTY

Local downtowns share in $2.4 million in state tax incentives

WINDHAM COUNTY

Application workshops scheduled for Windham County Economic Development Program

BRATTLEBORO

Because a good place to live tops the list

Local media entrepreneurs discuss why they call Windham County home

BELLOWS FALLS

Area businesses turn ‘likes’ into scholarship funds for Meeting Waters YMCA

BRATTLEBORO

A new role for a pediatric pro

After nearly 40 years in medicine, Dr. Jane Katz Field moves into dealing with ‘big picture’ public health issues

WINDHAM COUNTY

FairPoint expands broadband coverage

Newfane, Putney, Townshend, Westminster, Whitingham, and Wilmington get more access

BRATTLEBORO

Brattleboro downtown shops to close

Owners of Verde, At the Oasis cite personal reasons, not business climate, for stepping away

BRATTLEBORO

Area health festival invites exhibitors

BRATTLEBORO

Vermont State Parks taps Whetstone Station for new pint partnership

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News

VERNON | NEW ON WEB

NRC finishes review of VY cleanup plan

Total estimated cost of decommissioning, spent fuel management: $1.24 billion

BRATTLEBORO

Only one contested race on town ballot

Three candidates vie for two open Selectboard seats

BRATTLEBORO

VY, state spar over testing of groundwater

Entergy seeks streamlined monitoring, while Vt. officials want to continue monitoring at the company’s expense

VERNON

Entergy details spending of decommissioning trust fund

Company withdrew $58 million in 2015; fund decreased 10 percent last year

BRATTLEBORO

Chamber recognizes service to community

Reformer Christmas Stocking, WKVT honored at BACC annual meeting

BRATTLEBORO

Medics report overdose-related assaults

While Vermont’s pilot program for distributing the anti-overdose drug naloxone has reached thousands of people, health officials say opiate users who are revived sometimes can become combative

ATHENS

County historic sites get support from the state

Vermont Historic Preservation Grants will support renovation of a nearly 200-year-old meeting house, an African-American homestead, and a former station on the West River Railroad

BRATTLEBORO

Proposed town budget up 3.71 percent

Town manager and staff report more than $155,000 in savings

BRATTLEBORO

‘Be a part of the world and give’

Friends, family remember Bill Guay as a man with a big heart and a private past

BRATTLEBORO

What’s on the ‘ick’ list?

BRATTLEBORO

Hospice thrift store swamped with unusable clothing

Experienced Goods says it needs new recycler to handle the four tons of rejects from donors

BRATTLEBORO

Rescue services seek help

With costs and the need for services rising, Rescue Inc. says they've had to make cuts due to the state's stagnant Medicaid reimbursements

GRAFTON

Voters to weigh in on wind turbines

Nonresident taxpayers ask for a say, but Vermont law won’t allow them to participate in a legally binding vote

BRATTLEBORO

Board OKs police department move to the north end

Town Meeting members to consider Police-Fire Facilities Project prior to Annual Representative Town Meeting

BRATTLEBORO

‘Ambitious’ plan unveiled for area watersheds

State releases plan for the West, Williams, Saxtons and lower Connecticut rivers

BRATTLEBORO

With help from WRC, towns explore sharing municipal services

BRATTLEBORO

Leahy decries lack of site for VY waste

Senator says recent federal spending bill did not include money for a pilot nuclear-waste storage facility

BRATTLEBORO

200 years and counting

Centre Congregational Church launches bicentennial celebration

BRATTLEBORO

Impact on youth focus of Brattleboro pot meeting

Testimony favors marijuana legalization, but many express concerns about how legalization affects children

BRATTLEBORO

Brattleboro fire chief: firehouses are crumbling

As Selectboard considers Police-Fire Facilities Project, Mother Nature and Father Time call the shots at the two town fire stations

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Town and Village

VERNON

Arsenault to run for Town Clerk

BELLOWS FALLS

With controversial project, confusion lingers over dual role of development director

The BFADC, originally formed to develop the industrial park, serves as a tool to pick up where municipal government can’t, or shouldn’t go: property development, grants, and the cleanup of industrial waste

BRATTLEBORO

Wastewater treatment plant needs new conveyor system earlier than expected

BRATTLEBORO

Board OKs more funds for Black Mountain Road sewer project

GUILFORD

Town to halt mailing annual report in 2017

BRATTLEBORO

Brattleboro Rotary Club presents Kuebler award to The Works

VERNON

Group looks to a fiber-optic future

Committee says a town-owned, high-speed broadband network could bring in new businesses and residents

DUMMERSTON

Town finalizes FY 2017 budget

BELLOWS FALLS

Social media breathes life into opposition to detention center

Bellows Falls area residents take to their computers to question sheriff’s project and organize petitions, public meetings, and other advocacy

WINDHAM COUNTY

Around the Towns

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Arts

BRATTLEBORO

Shipman paintings on display at Amy’s

PUTNEY

Next Stage pays tribute to David Bowie

PUTNEY

Samirah Evans and Evelyn Harris pay tribute to iconic jazz and blues artists Nina Simone and Etta James

PUTNEY

Landmark College presents ‘Centering’ at the Fine Arts Gallery

MARLBORO

The forgotten genocide

Writer and performer Lousine Shamamian brings ‘Shake the Earth,’ a one-woman show on the 1915 Armenian Massacre, to Marlboro College

BRATTLEBORO

Regional artists featured in new exhibit at Mitchell-Giddings

PUTNEY

‘Neo-noir’ film classics featured at Next Stage

BRATTLEBORO

Mays performs ‘Songs of the Journey’ in BMC concert

SAXTONS RIVER

Main Street Arts hosts Coffee Haus concert

HALIFAX

Halifax residents offer presentation on Pacific Coast Trail hike

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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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