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Retreat probe wrapping up

BRATTLEBORO—A long-running state investigation of the Brattleboro Retreat may soon be finished.

Sixteen months after the Vermont attorney general’s probe first made headlines, an official said the inquiry — which came on the heels of a former staffer’s Medicaid fraud allegations — is “still active,” but is mostly complete.... Continue reading story

Voices

VIEWPOINT

‘Solutions’ rife with dangers

We have no good answer for what to do with 40-plus years of still-radioactive spent fuel from Vermont Yankee. The potential of catastrophe looms, whether we keep it here or get it away

VIEWPOINT

Only connect

None of us can assemble the pieces of our country’s recent secret history in a way that makes sense. If we do, we’re probably crazy.

VIEWPOINT

Trump is out of his league, and we’re all going to pay

This pathetic, messed-up creature will become one of the most powerful people on Earth

COLUMN

Affordable Care Act, we hardly knew ye

A baby-step in providing access to health care is about to die at the hands of Republicans in Congress

LETTERS FROM READERS

Does punditry and polling skew our politics?

LETTERS FROM READERS

We should all be working together to combat food insecurity

LETTERS FROM READERS

NorthStar brings ample experience to VY project

LETTERS FROM READERS

We paid for Trump’s stuff — let’s seize it

LETTERS FROM READERS

In Brattleboro, no sense of any region-wide affiliation or purpose

VIEWPOINT

Our new post-truth reality

No matter how out of style, we must redouble our efforts to be accurate, to honor truth and verifiable historical facts. We cannot afford to leave them behind when they become difficult to bear.

LETTERS FROM READERS

Historical perspective on Russia hacking

LETTERS FROM READERS

Brattleboro Selectboard vote continues bad trend toward conservation, emissions

LETTERS FROM READERS

Pure poetry

VIEWPOINT

Code red

With such uncharted territory ahead, like many progressive groups and crisis centers, we too are sending up a flare

No! No, no, no!

What will it take to stop the madness from overcoming us? Why are we being so passive in the face of impending disaster?

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Sports

WINDHAM COUNTY

After long layoff, Colonel girls try to shake off the rust

WINDHAM COUNTY

Wildcats struggle at GM Holiday Tournament

BRATTLEBORO

Colonel boys off to a 3-0 start

WINDHAM COUNTY

Colonel girls show skill, grit in 4-2 win over Bulldogs

WINDHAM COUNTY

New owners try again to revive Magic Mountain

WINDHAM COUNTY

Vermont schools prepare for football realignment

WINDHAM COUNTY

BPD-BUHS benefit game raises nearly $500 for Home at Last

WINDHAM COUNTY

Terriers win state football title

WINDHAM COUNTY

Terriers win second-straight state field hockey title

WINDHAM COUNTY

Terriers, Rebels reach semifinals

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Life and Work

BRATTLEBORO

New parenting discussion series at Brooks Memorial Library

BRATTLEBORO

Harmony Place grant boosts funds toward matching challenge

TOWNSHEND

Leland & Gray wins national distinction

TOWNSHEND

West River Valley Assisted Living recognized for outstanding resident satisfaction

BELLOWS FALLS

Parks Place gets $75,000 from Holt Fund

PUTNEY

Science Foundation scholarships to be offered at Landmark College

BRATTLEBORO

Secrest reappointed to Vermont Commission on Women

BRATTLEBORO

Two new Early Head Start classrooms open in Brattleboro and Westminster

SAXTONS RIVER

Fire Department receives grant for hose

VERNON

Vernon Homes’ executive director receives leadership award

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Business Monthly

BRATTLEBORO

Co-op celebrates MLK Day with new community service initiative

BRATTLEBORO

Runamok Maple acquires maple candy operation from Bascom Maple Farms

WINDHAM COUNTY

Business briefs

RAWSONVILLE

At a glance:

RAWSONVILLE

A conversation with Wilbur Rice, the owner of Equipe Sport

He came to build a building and stayed to build a business

WILMINGTON

A conversation with Julie Lineberger and Joseph Cincotta

Two Harvard alums build dreams that come true with LineSync Architecture and their newest venture, Wheel Pad

WINDHAM COUNTY

HUBZone program expands in Windham County

BRATTLEBORO

Milk Money VT offers workshop on investing locally

BRATTLEBORO

‘All-payer’ health-care plan draws skepticism and support

At Oct. 12 meeting, state officials expressed confidence that a payment overhaul could cut costs and improve care — but Green Mountain Care chairman also acknowledged risks

BRATTLEBORO

Fire Arts Vermont: a rebrand reflects a transformation

Former Fulcrum Arts celebrates new identity with benefit masquerade party

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News

BRATTLEBORO

Milder late week, colder weekend, milder again next week

BRATTLEBORO

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital plans $22.7M expansion

Bequest from longtime resident accelerated the project, which includes a new four-story building

BRATTLEBORO

Fighting hate with the power of love

Local Love Brigade steps up to show support for targets of intolerance

ROCKINGHAM

Dept. of Labor sues Rockingham auto parts firm

Feds contend the 2011 transfer of Sonnax Industries to employee ownership was botched

BRATTLEBORO

Retreat probe wrapping up

State AG’s lengthy investigation hinges on resolution of one remaining issue

BRATTLEBORO

Former state regulator now an Entergy ally

Former PSB head Elizabeth Miller now helping VY owner in selling defunct nuclear plant

BRATTLEBORO

Gartenstein, DeGray won’t seek re-election to Selectboard

Schoales plans another run

BRATTLEBORO

Major snowstorm possible Thursday

Light snow could appear on New Year’s Eve

BRATTLEBORO

No paper next week

BRATTLEBORO

Shumlin: Vermont better off without VY

The governor, who made closing the nuclear plant a signature issue, reflects on a turbulent legacy

TOWNSHEND

‘Phantom’ student loss leads to budget cuts at Leland & Gray

School proposes cutting one teacher but resists slashing deeper as community defends programs

BRATTLEBORO

A capitol affair

Local LGBT activists visit the White House to discuss rural issues

DUMMERSTON

Sheriff’s Department personnel to start wearing body cams

BRATTLEBORO

SIT students work to form chapter of NAACP in Windham County

VERNON

Vernon eyes data center for VY property

WEST DOVER

Mount Snow gets its EB-5 money

WEST DOVER

Milder Pacific flow pushes cold north

Weather outlook for travel on Christmas looks good

VERNON

VY could be clean by 2026, NorthStar says

Prospective buyer seeks simultaneous approval from the state Public Service Board for both its purchase of the dormant plant and for its plans to restore the site

VERNON

VY decommissioning by the numbers

BRATTLEBORO

‘Let’s go in with our eyes wide open’

Lawmakers, advocates meet to share concerns, plan strategy for legislative session

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Town and Village

GUILFORD

Guilford briefs

BRATTLEBORO

WSWMD announces new recycling goals

GUILFORD

Selectboard gripes about Rescue Inc. contract — but passes it anyway

GUILFORD

Guilford’s new administrator arrives on different path

Peder Rude brings a varied set of experiences to new role

BRATTLEBORO

Brattleboro skatepark committee begins major fundraising push

WINDHAM COUNTY

Around the Towns

DUMMERSTON

Sheriff’s Dept. expands ‘RUOK’ program

DUMMERSTON

Sheriff, Selectboard work on policing plan for town

WILMINGTON

Lions, Rotary join forces to fight hunger, food insecurity in Deerfield Valley

PUTNEY

Selectboard considers changing funding, structure of town's financial offices

Recent lapses may lead to adjustments in Treasurer's role

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Arts

BRATTLEBORO

Songs of farewell

In her new book, Hallowell Singers founder Kathy Leo tells how music comforts the dying, and offers lessons for the living

BRATTLEBORO

‘New music’ duo to perform at Open Music Collective

BRATTLEBORO

Rockin’ for a free world

Three local bands headline ACLU benefit show at 118 Elliot

BRATTLEBORO

Vermont Theatre Company seeks directors for 2017-18 season

BRATTLEBORO

Brattleboro-West Arts opens exhibition at River Garden

BRATTLEBORO

Jay Bailey presents an evening of farming songs to benefit NEYT

BRATTLEBORO

Open Call NXNE 2017 showcases 24 photographers and video artists from New England, New York

BRATTLEBORO

VJC presents New Orleans trumpeter Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah

SAXTONS RIVER

Fireside Chats in Saxtons River focus on Vermont history

NEWFANE

Crowell Gallery showcases its own collection in January

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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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