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TODAY’S FEATURE/NEWS

Brattleboro girds for tax rise of 3 percent

Town departments begin looking at spending priorities in the opening salvos of budget season

BRATTLEBORO—The bottom line: Property taxes for 2020 could rise by 3 cents per $100 of assessed value, “a higher number than we intended or hoped for,” said Town Manager Peter B. Elwell.

That’s because of unanticipated insurance costs, offset in part by increasing revenues from rooms and meals tax.... Continue reading story

TODAY’S FEATURE/NEWS

Brattleboro girds for tax rise of 3 percent

Town departments begin looking at spending priorities in the opening salvos of budget season

BRATTLEBORO—The bottom line: Property taxes for 2020 could rise by 3 cents per $100 of assessed value, “a higher number than we intended or hoped for,” said Town Manager Peter B. Elwell.

That’s because of unanticipated insurance costs, offset in part by increasing revenues from rooms and meals tax.... Continue reading story

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NEWS

BRATTLEBORO

Carbon monoxide detector credited with saving lives

Six tenants in Brattleboro treated after firefighters evacuate apartment building

BRATTLEBORO

Retreat, union sign contract after months of tension

In what the CEO hopes will be a new spirit of collaboration and accountability after a tense summer, the psychiatric hospital and the union for its nurses and mental-health workers reach a new 1-year agreement

ROCKINGHAM

Company completes $22 million expansion

Chroma plans to add 25 new jobs at its manufacturing facility in Rockingham

BRATTLEBORO

Brattleboro girds for tax rise of 3 percent

Town departments begin looking at spending priorities in the opening salvos of budget season

BRATTLEBORO

It takes a community to give thanks

Volunteer cooks, drivers, servers, and cleaners to help with Brattleboro's annual Community Thanksgiving

COLUMN • Cold air arrives, with snow and freezing rain later this week

COLUMN • Winter parking ban in Brattleboro begins Nov. 15

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TOWN & VILLAGE

DUMMERSTON

Dummerston Selectboard member resigns

No new appointee yet to fill Glickman’s seat

PUTNEY

Putney names Johnson to Town Clerk role for the long term

• Overflow shelter opens for season

• Around the Towns

• Brattleboro Museum offers trip to Cuba for 2019 Havana Art Biennial

• Project Feed the Thousands launches campaign for food and funds: Fund hopes to raise $80,000 and food donations for 200,000 meals

• Brattleboro Words Trail created with help of schools, equipment donations

• Health needs of Windham County residents identified in recent Grace Cottage report

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MILESTONES

• Milestones

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SPORTS

• Twin Valley falls to Stowe in boys’ soccer final

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VOICES

WESTMINSTER

Not the Vermont I know

The Act 46 process illustrates the blatant disregard by government officials for the intent of the Legislature, the will of voters, and the goodwill and expertise of school boards following the rules VIEWPOINT by Rick Gordon

PUTNEY

The new face of tyranny — in Vermont?

The issue is not just forced school-district mergers. It’s also about who decides. VIEWPOINT by Thomas Ehrenberg

NEWFANE

An altogether separate vision

Members of the new WRMUED school board have stated that their vote to move sixth graders to Leland & Gray was in the best academic interests of the students, an issue that has created a palpable divide in a small community VIEWPOINT by Craig Arnold

BRATTLEBORO

‘Those pants meant the world to me’

For the daughter of a veteran, Navy pants started as a fashion trend — and then they came to mean so much more ESSAY by Fran Lynggaard Hansen

LETTERS FROM READERS • From conspiracy to reality: When are we going to talk about this?

LETTERS FROM READERS • For homeless people, gifts of supplies and resources

LETTERS FROM READERS • Synagogue shooting was more than anti-Semitism — a crime against humanity

LETTERS FROM READERS • Write Action thanks supporters, volunteers

LETTERS FROM READERS • Hike for the Homeless a success

LETTERS FROM READERS • Shocked, yet unsurprised, by Pittsburgh shooting

LETTERS FROM READERS • Let’s make every day Veterans Day

LETTERS FROM READERS • Challenge Day: a tool that can help cultivate community

LETTERS FROM READERS • Coffey looks forward to serving in Legislature

LETTERS FROM READERS • Love, compassion and sympathy to Tree of Life Congregation

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ARTS

GUILFORD

Guilford Holiday Open Studio returns with new works from area artisans

• Stage 33 Live series features Sam Creigh

• Let the good times roll: Local author to launch biography of co-founder of The Cars at Village Square Booksellers

• New season of ‘Exhibition on Screen’ explores art, life of Degas

• Canal Street Art Gallery offers first-year retrospective exhibit

• Main Street Arts presents ‘Charles Henry's Final Curtain’

• Works of award-winning pencil artist on display at Main Street Arts

• Free film series begins at Marlboro Community Center

• Stone Church Arts presents music, songs, and stories with John Hughes

• Village Dance Series to feature youthful band, ‘Flicker’

• Tom Neilson to perform a benefit show for GRACE Cares

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