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Through the fire

BRATTLEBORO—A fire in October 2015 destroyed the barn on the historic Taft Farm in Townshend of Robert DuGrenier, a sculptor who works primarily in glass, metal, and marble.

“I was awakened at 3:10 in the morning by a dog barking,” says DuGrenier. “Looking out our window, my wife commented ‘What a beautiful sunrise.’”

But it was no sunrise. The DuGrenier 1810 barn was on fire.... Continue reading story

Voices

MEMOIR

High notes

Gudrun Weeks recalls her long and varied life, in her own words and with the music that she loved

VIEWPOINT

The mad whims of a deranged king

What is happening right now is simply insane. The electoral odds are stacked against change. Maybe we are left with one choice — revolution.

PRIMARY SOURCES

We are better than this

Family separation is no more a Republican policy than it is a Democratic policy. In fact, it is neither. It is un-American.

VIEWPOINT

Held hostage

Children are being ripped from their parents and held in cages, unregulated foster homes, Walmart-like facilities, and military bases in order to force their parents to give up the legal right to asylum

VIEWPOINT

Our suicide epidemic

Talking about suicide doesn’t create a suicidal person, but not talking about it will not stop one

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Choices to make

It is virtually impossible to manage for both educational costs and quality in our current system of shared state and local decision-making. So how will we find a compromise?

OPEN LETTER

Today was the day

Where is the outrage from the chambers and floors of Congress over our treatment of families crossing the border?

LETTERS FROM READERS

Kindness and compassion at the Transportation Center

VIEWPOINT

Shaving cuts

Trump’s disastrous approach to bringing business practices to the federal workforce ignores the public good

LETTERS FROM READERS

What can our town do to assist our most vulnerable members?

LETTERS FROM READERS

Governing with a credit card and a veto

LETTERS FROM READERS

We can help people seeking asylum in the U.S.

LETTERS FROM READERS

Let’s dispense with the faux handwringing over the Palestinians

LETTERS FROM READERS

‘Road to Mecca’ magically transported audiences

VIEWPOINT

We did not get paid to move here

Moving to Vermont might be easy, especially with some state incentives for telecommuters. Becoming a Vermonter? That process is more complicated.

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Sports

WINDHAM COUNTY

‘For the Love of the Game’

Young photographer captures essence of sport in exhibition at C.X. Silver Gallery

WINDHAM COUNTY

Colonels, Rebels fall in semifinals

WINDHAM COUNTY

For the win

Colonels reach baseball, girls’ lacrosse semis; BF sweeps state track meet

WINDHAM COUNTY

High school playoffs begin this week with high hopes for Colonels

WINDHAM COUNTY

Colonel laxwomen close in on playoff spot

WINDHAM COUNTY

Colonels off to 10-0 start on diamond

WINDHAM COUNTY

Colonels fall in Unified playoff thriller

WINDHAM COUNTY

Colonels baseball, softball teams start a winning season

WINDHAM COUNTY

Local runners brave elements in Boston Marathon

WINDHAM COUNTY

Bigelow, Colonels shut out BF in opener

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Life and Work

WINDHAM COUNTY

Forest tent caterpillar damage expected again in 2018

BRATTLEBORO

BMH, CCV host open houses for accelerated Medical Assistant program

MARLBORO

Marlboro program moves completely online

Program trains teachers to integrate technology in the classroom

BRATTLEBORO

Windham & Windsor Housing Trust receives challenge grants

WEST TOWNSHEND

Gerda’s Equine Rescue seeks homes for horses

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

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Business Monthly

BRATTLEBORO

Windham Grows business accelerator accepts applications

DOVER

Summit to focus on growing people, partnerships, potential

BRATTLEBORO

Brattleboro Retreat program gets OK’d as ‘Leading Practice’ from Joint Commission

WINDHAM COUNTY

Business growth program open to 20 Vermont entrepreneurs

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

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News

STRATTON

Summer arrives with plentiful sunshine; wet weekend ahead

PUTNEY

Three candidates for two seats in Legislature will debate in Putney

TOWNSHEND

Efforts to halt Dollar General may be too late

Proposed project prompts Townshend Selectboard to call Special Town Meeting

BRATTLEBORO

Racing the clock for a new kidney

A retired educator, on dialysis for 11 hours a day, seeks a transplant from a healthy donor

NEWFANE

NewBrook Elementary ends the year with a blast

School celebrates a year of good fortune and says goodbye to two retiring staffers

NEWFANE

Early summer weather arrives; beautiful weekend ahead!

BRATTLEBORO

A snapshot of misery

Report on homelessness find nearly 1,300 homeless Vermonters; Groundworks reports 155 clients used overflow shelter in 2017-18

BRATTLEBORO

Brattleboro approves next parking budget

Will the future bring smartphone apps, and other ways to pay?

DUMMERSTON

Compassion meets fiscal common sense

Cindy Jerome touts both qualities as candidate in Windham-4 for the Vermont House

GUILFORD

Guilford library unveils plans for improvements

Trustees start planning process for upgrades, starting with ‘old, disgusting rug’

GUILFORD

Our week-long sunny sandwich contains a showery Sunday filling

BRATTLEBORO

Slow Living Summit targets societal division

Keynote speaker: ‘We will not have a healthy climate without a healthy political, psychic, and spiritual one’

BELLOWS FALLS

A community-based approach to the opioid crisis

Local forum looks at providing help, reducing stigma as keys to recovery

MARLBORO

After 45 years, Meeting House School closes

Public preschool program will take its place

BRATTLEBORO

Out on the street

Learning some survival tips for how to ride your bicycle safely around Brattleboro

GUILFORD

Public Utility Commission fines Soveren Solar for Guilford project

Company must now defend its Certificate of Public Good

GUILFORD

Sunshine through Thursday, followed by another unsettled weekend

BRATTLEBORO

Remembering the fallen, comforting the living

Memorial Day service in Brattleboro puts extra emphasis on helping those who have borne the battle

BRATTLEBORO

Vermont activists participate in national campaign targeting poverty

The Poor People’s Campaign calls — again — for nonviolent unity in focus on improving access to homes, education, and employment

TOWNSHEND

Grassroots opposition builds against Dollar General

In Townshend, a debate over commercial development, present and future

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Town and Village

WESTMINSTER

Garden tour benefits Westminster Cares

BRATTLEBORO

Food available to children free this summer

BELLOWS FALLS

Bellows Falls Fish Ladder Visitor Center opens for season June 23

WINDHAM COUNTY

Around the Towns

WINDHAM COUNTY

Public input is sought for 2019 Southern Vermont economic plan

Interactive sessions will help Windham and Bennington counties develop joint strategy

VERNON

Vernon launches campaign to save fireworks display

WESTMINSTER

SEVCA to continue Health Navigator program

NEWFANE

Railroad, county museum open for season

BRATTLEBORO

‘Brattleboro Goes Fourth’ radiothon to hit airwaves June 15

Proceeds will benefit July 4th event, now in its 45th year

WINDHAM COUNTY

Around the Towns

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Arts

BRATTLEBORO

BMC Madrigal Singers offer a ‘magical’ selection of works June 24

BRATTLEBORO

Through the fire

In new exhibit at BMAC, glassblower Robert DuGrenier turns destruction into art

BRATTLEBORO

Vermont hippies live on in new book

In ‘Going Up The Country,’ Yyonne Daley looks at how the counterculture transformed the Green Mountain State

PUTNEY

Cherouny discusses nexus of art, education at Landmark

BRATTLEBORO

Early tickets available for dance festival

SAXTONS RIVER

Bass leads puppet camp at Main Street Arts

BRATTLEBORO

Brattleboro Music Center receives architectural design award

SAXTONS RIVER

Main Street Arts presents ‘Equus’

BRATTLEBORO

Educational fun at Brooks Library this summer

EAST DUMMERSTON

Learning while laughing

Richard Korson's 'The Who Was? Show' hitches history to humor

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Food & Drink Monthly

BELLOWS FALLS

Preserves without preservation

You can make this strawberry jam with three ingredients in 20 minutes

BRATTLEBORO

The flavors of India

Several core spices contribute to Indian food’s characteristic complex flavor profile

BELLOWS FALLS

It’s all delicious

You don’t have to do much to asparagus; it delights in simplicity

BRATTLEBORO

New restaurants sprout in downtown Brattleboro

Substantial changes emerge in the local food scene

BRATTLEBORO

Farm-to-Table Culinary Apprenticeship offers training for food-service careers

Low-income area residents can qualify for 12-week program

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

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