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Page-turning adventures, all summer long

PUTNEY—For kids across Windham County and beyond, the end of the school year doesn’t mean it’s time to put away the books, especially if librarians have any say in the matter.

To prevent the “summer slide,” when some young people forgo reading and other educational pursuits, nearly every public library offers a summer reading challenge.... Continue reading story

Voices

VIEWPOINT

Jeremiah left us with something worth grappling with

Can we act on compassion and empathy toward people who challenge us?

VIEWPOINT

Love is not enough

Queer families need transformational change that condemns hatred and bigotry, that makes every kind of discrimination illegal, that truly separates church and state, and that calls a tragedy like Orlando what it is — a hate crime

LETTERS FROM READERS

Proposed Brattleboro shelter: it’s not a done deal, and as is, it’s a bad deal

LETTERS FROM READERS

No fortunate son

LETTERS FROM READERS

Are transportation options available?

LETTERS FROM READERS

Dental Care Day: a huge success

VIEWPOINT

Raise a (milk) glass to dairy

Vermont’s dairy industry gained momentum in the 1800s and is still going strong

VIEWPOINT

I need love to be the answer

I need to believe that hate has no home here and will not dominate our beautiful country

VIEWPOINT

One person pulls the trigger, but hundreds more load the gun

‘People hated people like me enough to literally kill us,’ writes an LGBTQ pastor who grew up in Orlando, in the shadow of churches that stand in judgment

VIEWPOINT

Our hearts break

For LGBTQ people, sadness — and anger — in the aftermath of the Florida nightclub shooting

VIEWPOINT

The courage to speak

With the remarks of the victim in the Stanford University rape case, perhaps we are on the cusp of a new culture of accountability

VIEWPOINT

Act 46’s unintended consequences

Did anyone imagine the strife that now tears apart towns, districts, and supervisory unions?

VIEWPOINT

Clearly, it didn’t work

Were Sigmund Freud alive today, he might have sided with the Vermont legislature in its push against gay conversion therapy

LETTERS FROM READERS

The right thing, but still hard

LETTERS FROM READERS

Best decision for Ruby

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Sports

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

WINDHAM COUNTY

Area schools scramble to make up missed games

WINDHAM COUNTY

MAU snaps Colonels’ softball win streak

WINDHAM COUNTY

BF, Brattleboro track teams do well at Fenn Relays

WINDHAM COUNTY

Terriers topple Colonels, 4-3, in baseball thriller

WINDHAM COUNTY

Terriers rally to beat Twin Valley, 15-5

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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

Rich Earth Institute receives $25,000

Nonprofit also gets additional funds from multiple grantors to fund research in reuse of urine for fertilizing farmland

BRATTLEBORO

Southern Vermont Young Professionals kicks off ‘Late Night at the Latchis’

BRATTLEBORO

Alternative medicine comes to the veterinarian’s office

Local women offer massage, acupuncture for animals

BRATTLEBORO

Business briefs

WILMINGTON

At a glance:

WILMINGTON

A conversation with Lisa Sullivan, owner of Bartleby’s Books

An entrepreneur turns the pages from English major to startup executive to marketing pro to bookstore owner

WESTMINSTER

AlpineGlo Farm goes for the goat

Westminster woman starts selling goat cheese made from milk from her herd

BRATTLEBORO

SEON launches Facility Managers Guild

WINDHAM COUNTY

Publisher of Hardwick Gazette launches essay contest

Winner gets ownership of historic Vermont weekly newspaper

BRATTLEBORO

VtSBDC offers class on social media for small businesses

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News

VERNON

State approves VY plan for new dry casks

Public Service Board grants permit for Entergy to build second pad for spent-fuel storage

BRATTLEBORO

Neighbors speak against shelter

At DRB meeting, many Frost Street residents express concern about Groundworks Collaborative’s plans, but the shelter was approved in 2015

BRATTLEBORO

Whetstone Corridor sections

BRATTLEBORO

Landscape changes could protect the Whetstone corridor

An EPA-funded design team unveils a vision that suggests ways to avoid a repeat of flood damage from Tropical Storm Irene

BRATTLEBORO

Targeting controversy at BMAC

‘Up In Arms: Taking Stock of Guns’ exhibit is designed to provoke reflection, discussion on America’s love affair with firearms

DOVER

Mount Snow EB-5 investor sues federal officials

A Mexican citizen and Florida resident says the federal government is taking too long to review his visa application

BELLOWS FALLS

Candidates tout plans to boost Lt. Gov's relevance

In debate, Democrats say they’d be organizers and advocates inside and outside Statehouse

BRATTLEBORO

Tax questions are ongoing for TransCanada towns

Uncertainty centers on company’s hydro properties — a large portion of some towns’ grand lists

WINDHAM

Stiles Brook vote for full-time residents only, developer warns

In mailing, Iberdrola says it will abide by vote on proposed wind project, but no second-home owners can participate

BRATTLEBORO

VY decommissioning on track, new director says

Jack Boyle, the former nuclear plant’s new decommissioning director, says the cleanup project is on schedule and under budget

WINDHAM COUNTY

One person’s ‘good law’ is another’s ‘underfunded mandate’

With some town websites offline to avoid breaking public records law, community volunteers pick up the slack on their own terms

BRATTLEBORO

State ‘unlikely’ to buy hydro dams on its own

Vermont might seek ownership share or a power-purchase agreement with a buyer

BRATTLEBORO

Candidates call for energy, education changes

At a Democratic gubernatorial forum, three candidates debate state policies on renewable-energy siting and school-merger law

BRATTLEBORO

Vermont has voice in national debate on nuclear waste

As feds seek a strategy for finding nuclear waste storage sites, regional advocates say Vernon and Vermont should play a key role in that discussion due to the large inventory of spent fuel stashed at Vermont Yankee

TOWNSHEND

Hydro projects begin operation on West River

After several extensions granted by the Vermont Public Service Board, New Jersey-based Eagle Creek Renewable Energy says two new hydroelectric stations on the West River are capable of producing power

ROCKINGHAM

Pattern of behavior

A village violates state’s sunshine laws as standard operating procedure

WINDHAM COUNTY

State of the arts

NEA Chair Jane Chu visits Windham County to survey its creative scene

BRATTLEBORO

Delays jeopardize WSWMD solar project

Original contractor may default on proposal to develop a 5-megawatt solar array on closed landfill; District seeks alternate companies as a backup plan

BRATTLEBORO

State rules against anti-nuke group in Vermont Yankee case

BRATTLEBORO

Vermont Yankee trust-fund tax scrutinized

Over 10 years, Entergy paid $34 million in federal taxes on investment earnings of VY’s decommissioning trust fund. Some say a change in that tax could speed cleanup work.

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Town and Village

NEWFANE

Newfane briefs

TOWNSHEND

West River Radio Club hosts its annual ‘field day’

PUTNEY

Putney briefs

PUTNEY

Town surprised by bill for Green-Up trash disposal

BRATTLEBORO

Plans take shape for overnight shelter

Groundworks Collaborative marks first year and outlines longer-term goals

BRATTLEBORO

Board considers changes to cemetery ordinance

BRATTLEBORO

Brattleboro briefs

GUILFORD

Sun sets on strawberry suppers

Guilford Community Church to end longstanding tradition

WINDHAM COUNTY

Around the Towns

DUMMERSTON

Selectboard approves Special Town Meeting for new Fire Station proposal

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Arts

BRATTLEBORO

For LGBTQ community, short films frame love

CineSLAM returns to Brattleboro on June 24 with Vermont’s Pride Film Festival

PUTNEY

Going mobile

With its ‘Music Haul,’ Yellow Barn has new outreach tool to get people interested in chamber music

BRATTLEBORO

Open Music Collective offers summer classes

PUTNEY

Page-turning adventures, all summer long

Reading programs keep young readers engaged while school is out

GUILFORD

Vermont Performance Lab, Green Mountain Crossroads throw a big party for Pride Month

SAXTONS RIVER

Art of Sloane Dawson on display at Main Street Arts

BRATTLEBORO

VTC’s 27th annual Shakespeare in the Park presents ‘All’s Well That Ends Well’

BRATTLEBORO

Photographer and educator Magdalena Solé presents portraits of life in Cuba in VCP exhibit

BRATTLEBORO

Sweet benefit for Mahalo Center

Bill Shontz’s new group, Sweet As Sugar, to perform at 118 Elliot

GUILFORD

FOMAG hosts A Cappella à la Carte and its 50th birthday party on June 25

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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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