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A matter of choice

BRATTLEBORO—My daughter, 3 years old at the time, ran over to the display.

“Strawberries! I want strawberries!” she said as she grabbed a container of bright red berries, then turned to put them in our cart.

I looked at the price: $4.99 for a quart.

“Not today, sweetie,” I told her, hoping I wouldn’t get a tantrum. “Let’s go pick out apples!”... Continue reading story

Voices

VIEWPOINT

The leftist case against gun control in Vermont

No legislation in the world will reduce our already miniscule murder rate, but gun-control efforts would give the Republican Party ammunition to sway working-class Vermonters

OPEN LETTER

The real sexual-assault theme that should concern the principal

‘But you want to know what is real and what is a sensitive and concerning topic? The behavior of a lot of middle-school boys.’

VIEWPOINT

Why is this guy so angry?

‘Yes, I suppose he really is pissed at the world. But, more than that, I suspect he’s afraid. And fear does terrible things to people.’

LETTERS FROM READERS

Government won’t act so long as Congress is for sale

LETTERS FROM READERS

Yearning for a more positive message about our country

LETTERS FROM READERS

Politicians: Save the prayers and act

VIEWPOINT

A matter of choice

The Trump administration has proposed changes to the SNAP program that would make it more difficult for parents to feed their children

COLUMN

Trump disbands advisory group amid a continuing epidemic

The president’s decision speaks volumes about his grasp of the issue, his ignorance on health matters, and his disdain for those who live with HIV/AIDS

VIEWPOINT

Power to the people

A new solution brings affordable battery backup electricity to customers of Green Mountain Power

LETTERS FROM READERS

Restore funding for farmland protection in Dummerston

LETTERS FROM READERS

Ending student-loan portability would be a mistake

VIEWPOINT

The president we deserve

The roots of Donald Trump’s ascendence have been growing for our nation’s entire history. We could be brave enough to face our past and honestly discuss how to repair the damage, but can we handle the truth?

LETTERS FROM READERS

What would Abraham Lincoln think of today’s Republican Party values?

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Update from the Statehouse

State senator gives a rundown of some of the laws moving through the legislative process

VIEWPOINT

Solution to a commuting riddle

Can a vanpool from Brattleboro to the Upper Valley get employees to and from work there and cut greenhouse-gas emissions? Let’s try it.

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Sports

WINDHAM COUNTY

Brattleboro skiers dominate at MVL meet

WINDHAM COUNTY

Wildcats run out of gas against Proctor

WINDHAM COUNTY

Colonel hockey teams poised for playoff run

WINDHAM COUNTY

BUHS bowling: The newest winter sport

WINDHAM COUNTY

‘One game at a time’

Brattleboro Colonels boys’ basketball team struggles through a long season

WINDHAM COUNTY

Terriers off to great start in girls’ hoops

WINDHAM COUNTY

Colonels heat up rink with doubleheader victories

WINDHAM COUNTY

Colonel boys enter the new year winless

WINDHAM COUNTY

Winter sports season now in full swing

WINDHAM COUNTY

Colonels win, Rebels lose in girls’ hoops opener

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Life and Work

WINDHAM COUNTY

Applicants sought for 2018 Governor’s Institutes

Health and medicine added to summer learning programs for Vermont high schoolers

WESTMINSTER

BFUHS receives donation of surplus U.S. Senate computers

PUTNEY

HollyRod Foundation to fund new Landmark College scholarship program

DUMMERSTON

Sharing Housing becomes a nonprofit organization

DUMMERSTON

Landmark Trust USA receives Thompson Trust challenge grant

WINDHAM COUNTY

Vermont Health Connect enrollment now underway, ends Dec. 15

WINDHAM COUNTY

Senior Solutions receives grant from Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation

WINDHAM COUNTY

VSAC hosts workshops on filling out college financial aid forms

BRATTLEBORO

SIT Study Abroad expands 2018 summer offerings with new programs and internships

WINDHAM COUNTY

Wings of Freedom Tour brings vintage warbirds to Keene’s Dillant-Hopkins Airport

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Business Monthly

BRATTLEBORO

Downtown Brattleboro Alliance offers development grants

BRATTLEBORO

When you take your password to the grave

A new law and an online tool help you help your heirs make sense of your financial affairs after you’re gone

BRATTLEBORO

Banks, credit unions caught between state and federal marijuana laws

Brattleboro Savings and Loan President and CEO Dan Yates discusses his work in Montpelier to hash out the details of regulation and taxation in a world where recreational marijuana is legal

BRATTLEBORO

SIT Graduate Institute launches degree program in youth leadership

WILMINGTON

Wilmington Works offers class in business succession planning

STRATTON

Stratton is now part of 12-resort conglomerate

Parent company's acquisition by investment firms is one component of larger deal

BRATTLEBORO

Credit union expands membership to surrounding counties

BRATTLEBORO

A conversation with Mary Giamartino, owner, the Hotel Pharmacy

A couple of fledgling pharmacists from New York and New Jersey set up shop in Brattleboro. Thirty-five years later, their landmark enterprise continues to offer the best pharmaceutical care love can provide.

WINDHAM COUNTY

Marcel wins national business journalism award

BRATTLEBORO

Taco maker realizes business goal

Tito’s Taqueria Mexican food cart hits the road this month, thanks to community crowd-funding and backing

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News

BRATTLEBORO

Mid-week warmth begets cooler, wintry mix into the weekend

BRATTLEBORO

Details date early image of Brattleboro

New details emerge from a new scan of a daguerreotype taken from Mount Wantastiquet by a famous 19th-century photographer

BRATTLEBORO

Harris Hill conquers Olympic challenges

Despite a South Korean talent drain and February thaw, thousands turn out for ski jumping tournament.

BELLOWS FALLS

A cultural misunderstanding?

FACT-TV production about Vilas Bridge ‘curse’ leads to dialogue about native American myths and truths

BRATTLEBORO

Color. Blind.

Panel of young people of color laments ‘ignorant’ attitudes by whites about racial issues

BRATTLEBORO

Commons, BCTV present candidates’ forum for Brattleboro Selectboard

BRATTLEBORO

Mild weather settles in, may linger through month

BRATTLEBORO

Ski jump faces Olympic challenge

With past participants competing in South Korea, Brattleboro’s Harris Hill is set to host a slate of up-and-comers aiming for the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing

BRATTLEBORO

Mission accomplished

Happy firefighters celebrate newly-renovated Central Fire Station, a project decades in the making

ROCKINGHAM

A new plan

Recent grant awards bolster rewrite of Town Plan, emphasizing conservation and economic development

BRATTLEBORO

Hollywood gets crafty in Brattleboro

Film crews from ‘The Bachelor’ quietly take over a local studio to film segment for TV show

BRATTLEBORO

Construction begins on landfill solar array

WSWMD director sees broad benefits in 5-megawatt project

BRATTLEBORO

Heavy snow Wednesday, light snow Friday, ice this weekend

PUTNEY

Putney Town Clerk resigns

Germon, absent from work since May, to step down effective March 5

WINDHAM COUNTY

Few contests on local Town Meeting ballots

BRATTLEBORO

Brattleboro Selectboard approves FY19 municipal budget

BRATTLEBORO

Training program is set to launch young ski jumpers

Decline in local participation prompts push for new recruits

TOWNSHEND

Grace Cottage Hospital welcomes new CEO

TOWNSHEND

Seasonable winter weather returns; several snow shots possible

BRATTLEBORO

Brattleboro Selectboard race draws three candidates

Starr to run unopposed for three-year seat

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Town and Village

DUMMERSTON

Dummerston has new Town Plan

‘No big changes’ in eight-year update

WESTMINSTER

BRATTLEBORO

Renewable-energy installations receive funding

BRATTLEBORO

Absentee ballots now available

BRATTLEBORO

Boys & Girls Club names Youth of the Year

PUTNEY

Landmark College hosts discussion on how Coca-Cola conquered the world

WINDHAM COUNTY

Around the Towns

BRATTLEBORO

Second class of medical assistants graduates from BMH/CCV program

BRATTLEBORO

Lunar New Year celebration planned in Brattleboro

TOWNSHEND

Preservation Trust awards $1,500 grant to Townshend Historical Society

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Arts

PUTNEY

From dream to reality

Subtle Degrees’ ‘A Dance That Empties’ gets a workout in Yellow Barn concert at Next Stage

BRATTLEBORO

It starts with the actors

Rock River Players bring ‘I Used to Have This Cat’ to Brattleboro

BRATTLEBORO

Cellist Sophie Shao to perform at Brattleboro Music Center

WINDHAM COUNTY

NECCA, Yellow Barn receive NEA grants

WINDHAM COUNTY

Annual Student Art Month kicks off in March

PUTNEY

‘Balinese Buicks’ are on the road to Putney library

WEST BRATTLEBORO

Film series continues examination of white privilege

PUTNEY

Landmark gallery installs new work by Derek Parker

BRATTLEBORO

Journalism film series to conclude with ‘Spotlight’

PUTNEY

A river runs through it

An artist and a poet draw inspiration from the Connecticut River in a new installation at Next Stage

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Food & Drink Monthly

BELLOWS FALLS

Sushi without all the fuss

This deconstructed salad is even better with the help of locally grown ginger

WINDHAM COUNTY

Make your own candied orange peel

WILLIAMSVILLE

Come the revolution, there’s gonna be better beer

Books for the beer-lover on your shopping list

BRATTLEBORO

Hot from the oven

Baking at the crossroads of taste and tradition, holidays and heritage

BELLOWS FALLS

Easy treats from a busy kitchen

You can make these gifts in minutes, but they are still special

BRATTLEBORO

Spontaneous fermentation

By letting nature take its course with natural microbial yeasts, a winemaker can open up new possibilities for intriguing wildness and unexpected magic

WEST BRATTLEBORO

Gleaning at the orchard

A community gathering rounds up the last of an abundant apple crop to share with local food shelves

WEST BRATTLEBORO

Nancy Miller's recipe for quick baked apples

BELLOWS FALLS

Thanksgiving meal makeover

Some family favorite side dishes deserve a fresh approach for the holidays

BELLOWS FALLS

A fall treat for the rest of the year

The perfect way to preserve the bounty of vegetables available this time of the year? Ratatouille.

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