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TODAY’S FEATURE/NEWS

‘It’s not just a story. It happens to people every day. And it’s real. The violence and the pain and the drugs.’

For young people in Brattleboro, it is all too easy to get trapped in a world of violence, few economic opportunities, and lack of life skills and family support

BRATTLEBORO—As the town copes with the consequences of opioids, one segment of the population finds itself especially affected: youth.

A recent series of interviews with younger people who have managed to climb out of hardships suggest an undercurrent of street violence and the consequences of addiction within their community.... Continue reading story

TODAY’S FEATURE/NEWS

‘It’s not just a story. It happens to people every day. And it’s real. The violence and the pain and the drugs.’

For young people in Brattleboro, it is all too easy to get trapped in a world of violence, few economic opportunities, and lack of life skills and family support

BRATTLEBORO—As the town copes with the consequences of opioids, one segment of the population finds itself especially affected: youth.

A recent series of interviews with younger people who have managed to climb out of hardships suggest an undercurrent of street violence and the consequences of addiction within their community.... Continue reading story

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NEWS

BRATTLEBORO

Worldwide climate protest hits home

Area students leave school and take to the streets on a 60-degree day in mid-March to press for urgent action on climate change

BRATTLEBORO

Brattleboro to consider $18M in spending

Members will consider new rental inspection regulations, marketing funds, and a panoply of other decisions at Annual Representative Town Meeting on Saturday

BRATTLEBORO

‘It’s not just a story. It happens to people every day. And it’s real. The violence and the pain and the drugs.’

For young people in Brattleboro, it is all too easy to get trapped in a world of violence, few economic opportunities, and lack of life skills and family support

• Spring arrives, but winter lingers

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TOWN & VILLAGE

• Around the Towns

• WSESU sponsors special showing of ‘Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age’

• Vermont students are encouraged to apply for 2019 Summer Institutes

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MILESTONES

• Milestones

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SPORTS

• Wildcats fall in semifinals

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VOICES

GUILFORD

We must reclaim space from the perpetrators of sexual violence

The law continues to empower people with resources to silence survivors VIEWPOINT by Lisa Kuneman

BRATTLEBORO

Turning away revenue fails property owners

Opposition to 1-percent local-option sales tax smacks of ‘no new taxes’ rhetoric COUNTERPOINT by Brandie Starr

BRATTLEBORO

We all want the same thing: a vibrant, thriving community

A 1-percent local-option sales tax will shift a small portion of tax burden from struggling residents to visitors and those who can afford to buy non-essential items. COUNTERPOINT by Tim Wessel

VIEWPOINT • We are having the wrong conversation: A plan for Brattleboro’s long-term fiscal health has to focus on the commercial and industrial tax base, not a quick fix that will hurt retailers

LETTERS FROM READERS • Local-option sales tax: a discussion we need to have

COLUMN • Embracing the complications: ‘I felt pressure to delete this photo from the family archive, thinking that was the right thing to do’

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ARTS

BRATTLEBORO

Returning for a mission

The Hatch returns from hiatus, bringing seasoned storytellers to the Latchis stage to benefit Groundworks

• Concert will benefit asylum seekers

• Sherlock Holmes returns to Brattleboro in ‘The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet’

• BAJC hosts ‘Purim Palooza’ party with Wanda Jackson, Eugene Uman

• Songwriters Carolann Solebello and Joe Iadanza to perform at Stage 33

• 118 Elliot celebrates Holi, the Festival of Colors, with an evening of Indian classical dance and music

• Latchis screens garden film as a thank you to Gordon Hayward

• Dominican dance ensemble to appear at Marlboro College

• Joey Morgan to give artist talk at Brattleboro Museum & Art Center

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