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Their names in chalk

BRATTLEBORO—The names, scratched on the sidewalk in chalk, stretched in both directions along the west side of Main Street. And in front of Brooks Memorial Library. And on Flat Street. And along the Whetstone Pathway in front of the Brattleboro Food Co-op.

One hundred and forty four names.

In less than a week, six more names of black people killed by police were added to the list of those killed since January.... Continue reading story

Voices

VIEWPOINT

I believe in Bernie, so I’m voting for Hillary

There are many people in this country and in this world who might not have the same privileges as I. I cannot and will not sit by and watch this country elect Donald Trump because I am stubborn.

VIEWPOINT

It’s not on me

My decision not to vote for Hillary Clinton is hardly immoral. It’s a matter of conscience.

DISPATCH

The power of our belongings

For this world traveler, each small piece of jewelry has a memory and a story of connection

VIEWPOINT

‘A model for the rest of the country to emulate’

The conduct of those demonstrating in Brattleboro drew people to the Black Lives Matter cause, not away

VIEWPOINT

Let us move forward and heal

My family was killed by El Salvadoran government forces, and the United States was complicit. My family — and thousands of others — still search for answers.

VIEWPOINT

Common ground

‘I would like to open my heart and join sides with you, as a supporter both of the Black Lives Matter movement and of the good policing that happens at the Brattleboro Police Department’

COLUMN

‘You shot four bullets into him, sir’

The events of last week demand that as a country, all of us — police and civilian, white and non-white — look hard at a culture where people of color encounter police and end up dead

MEMORIAM

Goodbye to Greg

A wide spectrum of neighbors and community mourning the loss of Greg Nichols shows a young man who meant many different things to many different people

VIEWPOINT

Action, not anguish!

The single-most-important constructive action to reduce police violence in Vermont against people of color? Make sure every sworn law-enforcement officer understands the issues of racial bias.

VIEWPOINT

I don’t know how to make art today

With the events of last week unfolding, I can’t think of any more dangerous and more hopeless time in the arc of history through which I have lived in my six decades

LETTERS FROM READERS

Populist movement has Jill Stein

LETTERS FROM READERS

Truth about our politics

VIEWPOINT

Trained for trauma

Sexual assault nurse examiners are trained in what evidence to collect — and in how to collect it with sensitivity to the victim’s trauma

VIEWPOINT

Getting warmer

The year 2015 has gone down as the hottest year on record, thanks to the closing of nuclear power plants

LETTERS FROM READERS

Bigoted letter had no place here

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Sports

WINDHAM COUNTY

Little Leaguers reach state 11-12 finals

WINDHAM COUNTY

Brattleboro Little League wins district title

WINDHAM COUNTY

Brattleboro 15-year-old Babe Ruth team wins another state championship

WINDHAM COUNTY

Lind, Marlier are Firecracker 4-Miler winners

WINDHAM COUNTY

Legion season begins with local teams off to a good start

WINDHAM COUNTY

DJ Snide is latest Terrier to win state decathlon

WINDHAM COUNTY

Terriers, Rebels both fall short in baseball title runs

WINDHAM COUNTY

Terriers sweep Division III track championships

WINDHAM COUNTY

Rebels earn top seed in baseball; Brattleboro, BF open at home

WINDHAM COUNTY

Spring sports season heads into final days before postseason

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Life and Work

SAXTONS RIVER

Watershed Council and partners launch yearly water sampling project

BRATTLEBORO

WWHT invites homeowners to seek help with repairs

BRATTLEBORO

Inclusion Center celebrates third anniversary with open house

WINDHAM COUNTY

Local 4-H members earn awards at state event

BELLOWS FALLS

Marlboro Grad School to offer professional development courses for educators

WINDHAM COUNTY

New firewood rule prohibits untreated firewood from entering Vermont

WINDHAM COUNTY

Vermont Catholic Charities awards grants to area nonprofits

BRATTLEBORO

Bowling event raises $40K for Big Brothers Big Sisters

Youth-mentoring program still seeks donations

WINDHAM COUNTY

Community College of Vermont to hold 49th Commencement on June 4 in Northfield

WEST BRATTLEBORO

Picture Post installed at BEEC

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Business Monthly

BRATTLEBORO

At a glance:

BRATTLEBORO

Planning for the inevitable

How do we want our property to be handled when we die? Good planning can make a stressful time less acrimonious.

BRATTLEBORO

A conversation with Dr. Samantha K. Eagle

A 14-year-old’s passion to help those in need sets the course for a decades-long journey to her role as founder and medical director of Biologic Healthcare

VERNON

Celebrating a family tradition

Miller Farm marks 100 years and four generations of farming with open house

DOVER

Mount Snow upgrade won't be ready for winter

Resort owner blames delayed release of $52 million in EB-5 foreign investment funding

BRATTLEBORO

Brooks House honored for preservation

BRATTLEBORO

Media company honored for three videos

WINDHAM COUNTY

USDA expands household eligibility for home repair program

BRATTLEBORO

Local bank warns: card fraud is increasingly commonplace

Brattleboro Savings & Loan officers urge customers of all financial institutions to be vigilant about their money

BRATTLEBORO

Some cocktail ideas

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News

BRATTLEBORO

Private firm to secure Windham County courts

Securitas USA to provide armed security services in Brattleboro and Newfane, starting Sept. 1.

BRATTLEBORO

Rain wanted

Friday and Sunday may deliver

BRATTLEBORO

Meeting aims to build proactive, preventive policing strategies

BRATTLEBORO

Candidates weigh future of Vermont Yankee

Contenders for governor — three Democrats and two Republicans — say state should have role in decommissioning process

BRATTLEBORO

Their names in chalk

Local groups join Black Lives Matter to remember those lost to police violence

NEWFANE

Bankruptcy filing overshadows school solar project

SunEdison’s Chapter 11 move might delay installation at NewBrook Elementary School

BRATTLEBORO

Answers elusive in state’s TransCanada study

With report on due on Aug. 1, local lawmakers have different takes on feasibility of buying hydro facilities

PUTNEY

Putney resident is first to take up USDA offer of rural home ownership

Energy-efficiency, affordability rule in program's next-generation mobile homes

BRATTLEBORO

Brattleboro Town Clerk plans to retire

Annette Cappy seeks to leave by year’s end

BRATTLEBORO

Generally fair weather ahead, steady as she goes

BRATTLEBORO

Calling for change

Local racial justice groups hold rally, urge new police training policies

BRATTLEBORO

Here comes the sun

New owner recharges stalled landfill solar project

VERNON

Public Service Board again nixes arguments of New England Coalition

Board rejects anti-nuclear group’s request on plan for new spent-fuel pad at VY

VERNON

Vernon farm takes ‘cow power’ to next level

Manure yields steady supply of hot water — and cuts propane use — at Vern-Mont Farm

BRATTLEBORO

Bradley House gets $450,000 in state money for renovation, expansion

Residential care facility shares in $2.8 million in grants announced July 6 by Gov. Shumlin

BRATTLEBORO

A stormy Thursday, weekend showers won’t dent drought

BRATTLEBORO

Groundworks halts shelter project

‘No plan B’ as agency continues searching for winter space

WINDHAM

Iberdrola blasts wind turbine foes

With criticism mounting, company issues a detailed defense of its Stiles Brook project

BRATTLEBORO

Former Windham County resident to lead state agency

Mike Pieciak named commissioner of Department of Financial Regulation

MARLBORO

Marlboro College sees much-needed growth

First-year commitments rise; fund raising surges

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Town and Village

NEWFANE

Newfane briefs

PUTNEY

Librarian forces adults to have fun

Townspeople join for an impromptu life-size version of Chutes and Ladders

WINDHAM COUNTY

Water quality remains good at local swimming spots

GUILFORD

Guilford briefs

WINDHAM COUNTY

Around the Towns

WINDHAM COUNTY

YMCA to host camp alumni reunion

BELLOWS FALLS

Parks Place to host Diaper Shower

VERNON

Question about Selectboard pay might head to court

GRAFTON

In divided town, a new Selectboard chair calls for civility

Turbine opponent seeks calmer discussion, enjoys new board majority

WESTMINSTER

Limited number of ‘Farm-to-Family’ coupons available this summer

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Arts

BRATTLEBORO

Shifting ground

Visiting choreographer Cynthia Oliver explores complexities of race and gender in a preview of her new dance-theater work at VPL

GUILFORD

Performance artist will speak at Kopkind

Alex Melamid explores the mechanics of power

WILMINGTON

Bartleby’s to hold release party for new Harry Potter book

BRATTLEBORO

Pikes Falls Chamber Music Fest offers free concerts at Latchis

SAXTONS RIVER

McBride presents exhibit at Main Street Arts

GUILFORD

Stabach 4tet joins Sprague for Guilford house concert

WILMINGTON

Samirah Evans, George Kaye Quartet to perform Gershwin in Wilmington

BRATTLEBORO

Arts Council of Windham County seeks volunteers

MARLBORO

Marlboro Music ‘seniors’ featured in retreat's second weekend concert

BRATTLEBORO

The beautiful and the weird

Future Collective plans art, performance event

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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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