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TODAY’S FEATURE/NEWS

Latest local updates on COVID-19

>Thursday, Oct. 28

16 new COVID-19 cases reported in Vt.; two new cases in Windham County

BURLINGTON — The Vermont Department of Health reported Thursday that there are now 2,141 people who have tested positive for COVID-19 in Vermont, including 148 people in Windham County.... Continue reading story

TODAY’S FEATURE/NEWS

Latest local updates on COVID-19

>Thursday, Oct. 28

16 new COVID-19 cases reported in Vt.; two new cases in Windham County

BURLINGTON — The Vermont Department of Health reported Thursday that there are now 2,141 people who have tested positive for COVID-19 in Vermont, including 148 people in Windham County.... Continue reading story

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NEWS

BRATTLEBORO

The COVID-19 battle enters a new stage

Vermont has been a leader in controlling the spread of coronavirus. But as cases rise in the state and the rest the nation, will that status hold?

BRATTLEBORO

Strolling of the Heifers suspends programs

Local agriculture nonprofit, hurt by cancellation of parade, looks at options

BRATTLEBORO

Brattleboro rent ordinance stalls with Selectboard

Staff directed to return Nov. 17 with more information — and, if possible, suggestions

BRATTLEBORO

Retreat lays off 85, closes five outpatient programs

Psychiatric hospital will focus on inpatient mental health care in quest for financial sustainability

• Vermont investigation contributes to national understanding of COVID-19 transmission

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TOWN & VILLAGE

• Unsung Heroes honored: Compassionate Brattleboro honors ‘inadequately recognized’ local people for exceptional services during pandemic

• AARP Foundation seeks volunteers for tax assistance service

• Brattleboro Winter Farmers’ Market prepares for 15th season

• Elnu Abenaki, Retreat Farm partner for the Atowi Project: Collaboration will ‘affirm Native relationships to the land and its inhabitants, restoring these vital perspectives to the conversations now underway’

• Red Cross needs blood donors

• Attorney general, state’s attorney, Vermont Legal Aid to host expungement tele-clinic

• Local groups release ‘toolkit’ for racial justice

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MILESTONES

• Milestones

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SPORTS

• Patriots rally to top Colonels, 34-31

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VOICES

VIEWPOINT • The pandemic is already difficult. Now, add seasonal depression to the mix.: COVID-19 has already contributed to a surge in mental health issues — even among people who don’t normally experience psychiatric problems. And it’s likely to intensify seasonal affective disorder and other mood disorders.

VIEWPOINT • Black Lives Matter mural’s sentiment will not be erased: ‘We can see the discomfort and the anger of our neighbors and visitors through the tire marks intentionally defacing our work towards equity. We can talk openly about the real lived experiences of our friends and family that are targeted with acts of hate each day.’

VIEWPOINT • We must first commit to democratic principles: ‘I think everyone hopes that the outcome of the approaching election is clear-cut and unambiguous, but things might not go that way. There might be an intense and protracted fight about whether votes are counted fairly and transparently.’

VIEWPOINT • From worlds away, workers come to pick our crops: Temporary immigrant farm workers like Mr. Lionel Henry, crew leader at Scott Farm Orchard, return annually to build themselves up back home, but also to bring a sense of dedication to the farm work here.

LETTERS FROM READERS • West Brattleboro P.O. is diligent about helping people vote

LETTERS FROM READERS • DVFiber wants to connect with residents

LETTERS FROM READERS • Voter oath puts Vermont into a league of its own

LETTERS FROM READERS • Democracy is an active sport. Nobody is benched; everybody is needed.

LETTERS FROM READERS • Coffey: exemplary public services

LETTERS FROM READERS • Respond to election fixing with a general strike

LETTERS FROM READERS • We don’t need to go to war. We only need to learn from history — and vote.

LETTERS FROM READERS • Sloganeering and raucous street-corner demonstrations are counterproductive

LETTERS FROM READERS • Zuckerman: more than a farmer, a builder of community

LETTERS FROM READERS • Funds available in case of election crisis

ESSAY • Seeking closure: My Oma’s beliefs in Nazi rule were so deep that she thought Germany was winning the war even as her village burned. For 80 years, she has tried to make sense of it. Now, we will need to do the same for this acutely terrible phase of history.

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ARTS

• Shoot the Moon Halloween Spectacular will explore a 2020 theme: digital voyeurism

• Halcyon Arts continues streaming concert series

• Brattleboro Film Festival cancels for 2020 due to pandemic: Local film series organizers urge participation in virtual Vermont International Film Festival

• ‘All the President’s Men’ screens in BF

• Art raffle, virtual this year, benefits RAMP

• Museum to host annual Lego contest, exhibit

• ‘Print Town’ celebrates region’s rich literary and publishing heritage: More than 30 writers contribute to a history of publishing in a small Vermont town

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