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TODAY’S FEATURE/VOICES/VIEWPOINT

Pot has changed my life

‘I have been able to sleep most nights with the help of pot edibles taken an hour or so before sleep’

PUTNEY—I have been a bad sleeper my entire life. I can never remember a time when I did not sometimes have to toss and turn and use all the mental tricks in my bag to drift off: Counting to 100, forward, then backward. Reading boring books in bed. Focusing on breathing.... Continue reading story

TODAY’S FEATURE/VOICES

Pot has changed my life

‘I have been able to sleep most nights with the help of pot edibles taken an hour or so before sleep’

PUTNEY—I have been a bad sleeper my entire life. I can never remember a time when I did not sometimes have to toss and turn and use all the mental tricks in my bag to drift off: Counting to 100, forward, then backward. Reading boring books in bed. Focusing on breathing.... Continue reading story

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NEWS

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PUC approves sale of Vermont Yankee to NorthStar

WINDHAM

Legal action looms as state orders school districts to merge

Under Act 46, the Board of Education has released its final consolidation decisions, but the process remains far from final

BRATTLEBORO

In Brattleboro, housing costly and hard to find

Selectboard wants to keep the affordable housing issue on its radar

Powering down

Higher elevations slammed with damage to electrical grid and an outage that, for some, lasted for days

BRATTLEBORO

Will the FCC pull the plug on public-access TV?

BCTV, FACT decry proposed rule changes that could reduce the funding that keeps the community television stations on the air

BRATTLEBORO

Leader of Vermont Chamber expects Scott, lawmakers to get along in 2019

Bishop addresses need for workforce development and predicts legislative action on AirBnB, tourism

BRATTLEBORO

Holding steady

Public Works, Recreation & Parks departments look to keep expenses relatively flat for 2020

BRATTLEBORO

An insider’s view on a volatile region

Peter Galbraith, a former ambassador, believes that Iran is benefitting from Trump’s policies

• In Windham County, eight town school districts ordered to disband: State education board creates two new modified, merged districts

• Sunny, dry and cold conditions will dominate, but light snow possible Thursday

• Winter parking ban now in effect

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TOWN & VILLAGE

WILLIAMSVILLE

Hall to remain open this winter

Town has closed Williamsville Hall each winter for years, but Williamsville Hall Committee projects an $800 surplus — even with the heat on

• Vermont Health Connect enrollment period ends Dec. 15 : SEVCA offers sign-up help through their Health Navigator

• Cotton Mill Open Studio celebrates 20th Anniversary with free shuttle from downtown Brattleboro : “Brattlebassador” on hand to share town highlights and encourage local shopping.

• Vermont Tech’s nursing program holds open house

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

• Around the Towns

• Local winners honored in VFW writing contests

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FOOD & DRINK MONTHLY

BELLOWS FALLS

A festive fish feast

A complex and inflexible Christmas Eve tradition serves as the inspiration for a special holiday meal — one that’s easy to fit into a busy day COLUMN by Dorothy Grover-Read

BRATTLEBORO

Having your cheese and eating it, too

Good cheese doesn't have to cost a fortuneBy Wendy M. Levy

NEWPORT

Tips and tricks for winter squash

Squash is in season. Here’s how to make it so kids will love it.

• Lunches available free for all students in Brattleboro public schools

• Cheese baked in puff pastry: a special, easy appetizer

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VOICES

PUTNEY

Pot has changed my life

‘I have been able to sleep most nights with the help of pot edibles taken an hour or so before sleep’ VIEWPOINT by Nancy Braus

OPEN LETTER • Marginalization in action, even from the well-intentioned: How could Bernie Sanders host what is supposed to be an intersectional, progressive event without inviting the very people whom he serves?

LETTERS FROM READERS • More Rich Holschuh, please

ESSAY • The primary movement: A predatory attitude has gained a temporary dominance in our society and our politics. But from the cells of our being all the way to the stars, cooperation is built into nature.

ESSAY • A nobility to his innocence: In this story, a black man puts on his suit. He saw the event of voting as something to be honored.

ESSAY • From type to stereotype: Apparently, much of Donald Trump’s strength lies in those regions where men are most fragile and most susceptible to early death

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ARTS

BRATTLEBORO

Perfect location, sight unseen

The creators of a forthcoming Italian graphic novel set the coming-of-age story in Brattleboro

• Contemporary folk and roots/blues come to Next Stage Arts: Antje Duvekot and Brooks Williams will perform on Dec. 7

• French holiday music at Christ Church in Guilford

• BMC students will perform in Winter Orchestras Concert

• Retrospective will honor work of midcentury modernist artist: Dianich Gallery will display the art of Nicholas A. Apgar

• Workshop offers support for those wanting to try singing

• TubaChristmas returns on Dec. 16

• Film, dinner benefit Haitian orphans: ‘Liberty in a Soup’ tells story of Haitian Independence Day

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