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TODAY’S FEATURE/NEWS

Latest local updates on COVID-19

>Friday, Feb. 26, 2021

State officials say more must be done to help students deal with pandemic stresses

MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott said Friday that reopening schools and addressing students’ mental health issues exposed during the COVID-19 pandemic must be a top priority in the coming months.

“Our kids are not okay,” Scott said at a news briefing, “and I know that’s not acceptable to any of us.”... Continue reading story

TODAY’S FEATURE/NEWS

Latest local updates on COVID-19

>Friday, Feb. 26, 2021

State officials say more must be done to help students deal with pandemic stresses

MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott said Friday that reopening schools and addressing students’ mental health issues exposed during the COVID-19 pandemic must be a top priority in the coming months.

“Our kids are not okay,” Scott said at a news briefing, “and I know that’s not acceptable to any of us.”... Continue reading story

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VOICES

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Candidate statement: Deborah Wright, Rockingham Selectboard

LETTERS FROM READERS by Deborah Wright

BRATTLEBORO

Your voice is your vote

LETTERS FROM READERS by Dick Cooke

VIEWPOINT • We used to feel like family: Membership on a board covering 10 schools in four communities is a mammoth job. Most do not know all of the schools, their communities, or their values. Their budgets are incomprehensible.

VIEWPOINT • Keeping a little more control at home: Several municipalities (including Brattleboro) are pursuing charter changes that would afford a greater degree of self-governance within the existing confines of Dillon’s rule

VIEWPOINT • Putney voters, send a message about universal health care: A government study shows Medicare for All can extend coverage to everyone and save $650 billion each year by 2030. It is the only way to control costs, achieve equity, and fairness, and improve outcomes.

VIEWPOINT • The refugees were escaping the wind: By 2011, hundreds of people within Vermont Yankee’s nuclear evacuation zone had read and written and studied about nuclear power — some for over three decades. We understood what was happening.

VIEWPOINT • Cannabis opt-in: a decision we can make only once: If Brattleboro votes yes to retail cannabis sales, use of the substance will surely increase. We need to ask ourselves: Are we ready for that? And what would we do as a community to safeguard our youth and our more vulnerable populations?

PRIMARY SOURCES • A work in progress: If Brattleboro opts in to allow retail cannabis sales, how might existing zoning regulations apply?

LETTERS FROM READERS • Three Selectboard candidates will act on fighting climate change, reforming police

LETTERS FROM READERS • Let’s wait and see before we disrupt WSESD

LETTERS FROM READERS • School board has prepared information about dissolution votes

LETTERS FROM READERS • Gelter: thoughtful, listens, willing to make tough decisions

LETTERS FROM READERS • Matt Perry for road commissioner; Janet Perry for Selectboard in Athens

LETTERS FROM READERS • Chute: qualified and passionate

LETTERS FROM READERS • Perry for Selectboard; Perry for road commissioner

LETTERS FROM READERS • Candidate statement: Charlie Raubicheck for Putney Selectboard

LETTERS FROM READERS • Teacher feels betrayed over school board rep’s stance on dissolving merged district

LETTERS FROM READERS • Gelter: capable of tackling the toughest issues

LETTERS FROM READERS • WSESD vote: not a way ‘to simply go back to the way things were’

LETTERS FROM READERS • Chute: engagement, leadership, and drive

LETTERS FROM READERS • Updated figures show Marlboro education tax rate down by about 14 percent

DISPATCH • ‘He took away the fear’: Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth was an icon of the civil rights movement who was treated as a hero when we walked the streets of Birmingham. I continue to be honored to have met a man who shaped the history and policy of our nation.

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ARTS

• Sarasa Ensemble performs Mozart chamber work at BMC

• Speaker discusses the cultural history of sneakers: Online talk from shoe museum curator links to current BMAC exhibit ‘Overboard’

• SOLOs features tenor saxophonist Travis Laplante

• Coco Love Alcorn joins in virtual sing with Brattleboro Women’s Chorus

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