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Town Meeting Day is Tuesday

Voters throughout the county will assemble on Town Meeting Day on Tuesday, March 3, unless otherwise specified. For original copies of most of the warnings for these meetings, visit townmeeting2015.commonsnews.org.

Athens

Voting for town officers takes place at the Athens Elementary School from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Town Meeting convenes at the Elementary School at 10 a.m.... Continue reading story

Voices

LETTERS FROM READERS

Westminster should buy stone quarry

VIEWPOINT

Brattleboro Selectboard opposes charter amendments

Ballot initiatives ‘anti-democratic,’ ‘confusing,’ ‘confusing and arbitrary’

LETTERS FROM READERS

Say no to Brattleboro local-option sales tax

LETTERS FROM READERS

These three women deserve your vote in Newfane

LETTERS FROM READERS

Hatcher: Why am I stepping up to run for Selectboard in Newfane?

LETTERS FROM READERS

Thanks for Maggie Lake memoriam

LETTERS FROM READERS

They still sound great

LETTERS FROM READERS

Give it a rest!

LETTERS FROM READERS

Take responsibility for your vehicle being towed

LETTERS FROM READERS

There will always be some radiation; the question is, ‘How much?’

LETTERS FROM READERS

Vote Kim Friedman for Newfane moderator

LETTERS FROM READERS

Thank you, everyone. It’s been a fun-filled ride!

LETTERS FROM READERS

Vermont teddy bears and Rush don’t mix

LETTERS FROM READERS

Support for Dowling

LETTERS FROM READERS

Selectboard candidate’s vision for Newfane

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Sports

WINDHAM COUNTY

Colonel girls top Stowe in OT in hockey playoffs

WINDHAM COUNTY

Girls’ basketball playoffs begin this week

WINDHAM COUNTY

Colonel hockey teams pick up key home wins

WINDHAM COUNTY

‘Hoops for Hope’ games at Leland & Gray raise $2,000

BRATTLEBORO

Countdown begins for 93rd Harris Hill Ski Jump

WINDHAM COUNTY

Bulldogs chomp on Rebel girls, 54-20

WINDHAM COUNTY

Jacks jump Terrier boys, 56-39

WINDHAM COUNTY

Colonel girls come up big against MAU

WINDHAM COUNTY

Rebel boys begin to recover from shaky start

WINDHAM COUNTY

Wasps sting Colonel boys in wild 7-6 hockey game

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Life and Work

BRATTLEBORO

‘Family to Family’ course offered for families of individuals with major mental illnesses

BRATTLEBORO

BDCC, Stroll offer $68,000 in business planning competition prizes

BRATTLEBORO

Brattleboro Boys & Girls Club to share in $550,000 in federal grant money

BRATTLEBORO

United Way invites Community Impact Grant applications

BRATTLEBORO

Brooks Memorial Library reaches its Annual Appeal goal

BRATTLEBORO

Marlboro College renews Board Leadership Institute program

WESTMINSTER

Ski for Heat events to raise money to keep low-income Vermonters warm this winter

BRATTLEBORO

Friends of Brooks Memorial Library seeks book donations

BRATTLEBORO

Entergy to continue supporting Drop In Center programs, services

BRATTLEBORO

Brattleboro Police offer tips for motorists, pedestrians on safely sharing the streets

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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

WINDHAM COUNTY

Links to Town Meeting warnings

BRATTLEBORO

NRC takes comment on VY decommissioning report

Audience questions the adequacy of plans and regulations

BRATTLEBORO

Community contributors

Brattleboro Area Chamber of Commerce honors Person of the Year, Corporate Citizen of the Year

BRATTLEBORO

Man accused of burglary arrested inside school building

Suspect captured by police without incident, thanks to quick thinking by staff

WINDHAM COUNTY

Around the Towns

BRATTLEBORO

Budgets keep rising, but turnout keeps falling

BUHS district budget meeting ignored by 99.5 percent of eligible voters

BRATTLEBORO

Will ballot questions restore free speech or create confusion?

Charter amendments could increase voters participation — or leave holes in representation

WEST BRATTLEBORO

Thinking globally, thriving locally

West Brattleboro businesses invited to discuss economic development ideas

BRATTLEBORO

Knickerbocker leads U.S. jumpers at Harris Hill

Brattleboro native finishes first in Pepsi Challenge, second in Open Class of Harris Memorial

WINDHAM COUNTY

Around the Towns

BRATTLEBORO

BUHS district budget approved

Only 0.5 percent of voters turnout for annual meeting

BRATTLEBORO

Let it snow! Or not.

Snow days, while fun for students, can mean a longer school year

VERNON

Low levels of Strontium-90 found in VY monitoring well

No immediate risk to health; Entergy will not change monitoring based on test results

MARLBORO

Marlboro College names new president

Kevin Quigley, director of Peace Corps operations in Thailand, assumes the role this summer

BRATTLEBORO

Snow piling up in southern Vermont

Latest storm leaves about a foot more on snow-weary county

BRATTLEBORO

Heater explosion blamed for Brattle Street apartment fire

Seven residents displaced by fire, two are treated for minor injuries

BRATTLEBORO

How to sign up for VT-Alert

BRATTLEBORO

Brattleboro changes emergency notification system

With reductions to Entergy's emergency management funding on the horizon, BFD rethinks sending messages

WINDHAM COUNTY

Around the Towns

BRATTLEBORO

Groundhog Day storm leaves about a foot of snow across Windham County

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Town and Village

GUILFORD

Voters to consider ‘playscape’ proposal

Volunteers seek permission to create natural community environment on town property in Guilford Center Village

WINDHAM COUNTY

Town Meeting Day is Tuesday

A summary of the agendas for 21 Windham County towns

WESTMINSTER

Races for both contested school board seats in Westminster

WILMINGTON

No injuries reported in Wilmington house fire

PUTNEY

TransCanada, Putney gird for legal fight over flood-easement value

One of 10 active lawsuits contests the municipal use of 2010 assessment of hydroelectric facilities

WINDHAM COUNTY

VTA surveys West River Valley residents on new cellphone coverage project

WESTMINSTER

Fontaine steps in as acting Kurn Hattin Principal

GUILFORD

Lakota activist, spiritual leader to visit

Concert presentation to benefit interfaith youth trip to North Dakota

BRATTLEBORO

Centre Congregational appoints interim pastor

VERNON

Local readers meet local writers

Library looks to expand series of visits from regional authors

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Arts

BRATTLEBORO

BMAC hosts concert with UMass Percussion Group

BRATTLEBORO

Who is Ezlerh?

Find out on Feb. 27, 28 at Hooker-Dunham Theater

BRATTLEBORO

VJC presents Joel Harrison’s Mother Stump, Julian Gerstin Sextet

BRATTLEBORO

NEYT receives Cultural Facilties grant from Vermont Arts Council

BRATTLEBORO

Brattleboro Concert Choir to host community sing of Mozart Requiem

PUTNEY

‘Mythologies’ exhibit to open at Landmark College’s Fine Arts Gallery

PUTNEY

Broadway talent performs in free Weston Playhouse concert

BRATTLEBORO

Brattleboro Museum & Art Center exhibits award-winning work by Vermont teens

GUILFORD

Guilford Sound hosts analog workshop with Larry Crane, Speedy Ortiz

BRATTLEBORO

Annual Brattleboro Rotary Club International Film & Food Festival set for March 1

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Food & Drink Monthly

BRATTLEBORO

Food Connects chooses cabbage as February’s ‘Harvest Of The Month’

BRATTLEBORO

New approaches to some old favorites

BRATTLEBORO

Make friends with cabbage

A classic and inexpensive winter vegetable is starting to earn its culinary due — and it won’t reek if you cook it the right way

BRATTLEBORO

Bayley Hazen Blue: A modern-day iconic cheese from Vermont

The blue cheese for people who don’t think they like blue cheese

BRATTLEBORO

Chocolate Scat Sampler for sale to benefit BEEC Nature Camp Scholarship Fund

BRATTLEBORO

Stroll presents Beer, Cider and Cheese Festival at River Garden

WEST BRATTLEBORO

A fresh start to 2015

Making sourdough starter for your bread — and keeping alive indefinitely — is wicked easy (with a few caveats)

BRATTLEBORO

Patience, persistance pays off for Sawyer's Artisanal Cheese

With a new milk source and new varieties, Joe Sawyer's cheeses are a hit

BRATTLEBORO

Extending the season

The fields might be covered with snow, but local farmers keep busy growing and selling winter vegetables

BRATTLEBORO

Winter vegetables for cold nights

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