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TODAY’S FEATURE/NEWS

‘The people are the place, and the place is the people’

With plans in place to purchase a sacred Indigenous destination near recently rediscovered ancient rock carvings, the Atowi Project looks to reclaim the lost history of Wantastegok where two rivers converge

BRATTLEBORO—In 2017, after searching for three decades, a master diver rediscovered a documented but long-lost Indigenous relic in the cove at the confluence of the Connecticut and West rivers.

These petroglyphs — etched carvings in rock, made by Indigenous peoples thousands of years ago — have been submerged for a century, under water displaced by alterations to the river’s flow from hydroelectric power stations upstream.... Continue reading story

TODAY’S FEATURE/NEWS

‘The people are the place, and the place is the people’

With plans in place to purchase a sacred Indigenous destination near recently rediscovered ancient rock carvings, the Atowi Project looks to reclaim the lost history of Wantastegok where two rivers converge

BRATTLEBORO—In 2017, after searching for three decades, a master diver rediscovered a documented but long-lost Indigenous relic in the cove at the confluence of the Connecticut and West rivers.

These petroglyphs — etched carvings in rock, made by Indigenous peoples thousands of years ago — have been submerged for a century, under water displaced by alterations to the river’s flow from hydroelectric power stations upstream.... Continue reading story

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NEWS

BRATTLEBORO

Police forces raid Brattleboro spa suspected of human trafficking

One person arrested; affidavit claims evidence of prostitution at an entity that ‘poses as a legitimate business’

BRATTLEBORO

Republicans in disarray over U.S. House, state Senate races

Madden decides to accept GOP nomination and Redic will run as a Libertarian; no clarity yet on three-way race for Windham County Senate seats

BRATTLEBORO

Founding principles

A new historical marker points to and celebrates the role of SIT and the Experiment in International Living in the gestation of the Peace Corps in the 1960s

Census shows surge of migration into Vermont

More than 4,800 people moved to the state between 2020 and 2021, and 4,500 of them were from elsewhere in the United States

BRATTLEBORO

Human trafficking: It’s here in Brattleboro, too

An investigation alleges how one establishment operated for years as a ‘front for commercial sex.’ It’s far from the only one out there.

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TOWN & VILLAGE

• BMH names 2022 Employees of the Year

• Saxtons Distillery plans fundraiser for Ukraine

• Around the Towns

• Brattleboro Savings & Loan plans return of Community Appreciation Day

• Children’s Literacy Foundation awards Rural Libraries Grant to Whitingham

• Marlboro Town House celebrates its bicentennial

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MILESTONES

• Rotary awards six scholarships to local college-bound students

• Milestones

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SPORTS

• Putney Fossils win second straight CRVBL championship

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VOICES

VIEWPOINT • Welcome to the age of un-enlightenment: There could be a productive dialogue between liberals and conservatives about how best to organize collective action on behalf of society. That type of dialogue is impossible.

VIEWPOINT • The hidden life of trees — and hospitals: Brattleboro Memorial Hospital’s current financial outlook is under threat. Yet, like our beloved trees, the hospital is coping and adapting by engineering new survival strategies, the hospital CEO writes.

MEMORIAM • A quiet life of Thoreau-like simplicity: Though J. Parker Huber’s daily life might seem austere, it was rich in spiritual depth and meaning

LETTERS FROM READERS • High gas prices are Biden’s campaign promise

LETTERS FROM READERS • VTC thanks community for support of ‘The Servant of Two Masters’

LETTERS FROM READERS • Burke will visit constituents during general election campaign

LETTERS FROM READERS • We can address the climate crisis — with a culture shift

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ARTS

• ‘Trade Secrets’ from Guerrilla Girls at Epsilon Spires on Aug. 27

• Bandwagon Summer Series continues with Soggy Po’ Boys

• RFPL presents photos, stories of migrant farm workers in Vermont

• Backlot Cinema at Epsilon Spires returns with ‘Fantastic Fungi’ and thematic pop-up dinner

• ‘Mark Shaw: Selections from the Archive’ on display at Vermont Center for Photography

• CSAG presents The Vermont Salon, an open call show for artists of all levels

• Acclaimed Bollywood historical drama to be showcased at Epsilon Spires: ‘Umrao Jaan’ has not been shown on big screen since 1981

• Bingo Night at Whetstone Station to benefit new downtown mural

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