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TODAY’S FEATURE/NEWS

‘Longest Night’ service aims to shed light on dark times

BRATTLEBORO—As the song goes, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” Unless you’re grieving a death. Or facing divorce. Or job loss, a health challenge, hunger, homelessness or separation from a loved one.

“There’s all sorts of sadness,” Devin Starlanyl says.... Continue reading story


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TODAY’S FEATURE/NEWS

‘Longest Night’ service aims to shed light on dark times

BRATTLEBORO—As the song goes, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” Unless you’re grieving a death. Or facing divorce. Or job loss, a health challenge, hunger, homelessness or separation from a loved one.

“There’s all sorts of sadness,” Devin Starlanyl says.... Continue reading story

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NEWS

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

Brattleboro again considers local-option sales tax

Selectboard anxious to offset rise in property tax burden; members will consider the option at Representative Town Meeting

BRATTLEBORO

DPW says it needs new facility

Town contracts with architect, engineering firm to evaluate current building

BRATTLEBORO

Health worker steamed by vape giant

A tobacco-prevention advocate pushes back after the vaping manufacturer pressures YouTube and Facebook to remove content — on trademark-infringement grounds

BRATTLEBORO

‘Longest Night’ service aims to shed light on dark times

VERNON

State approves sale of dormant VY plant

Entergy projects an early-2019 sale to NorthStar, which plans to decommission the shuttered nuke by 2030

• Cold leaves late this week; milder pattern begets weekend showers

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TOWN & VILLAGE

BRATTLEBORO

BASIC learns that proposed skatepark will be more expensive than planned

BRATTLEBORO

Assessor’s Office, Planning Department plan smaller budgets for FY20

DUMMERSTON

Dummerston eyes purchase of gravel pit

Two towns look at Renaud property as a guaranteed source of materials for road and river repair projects

DUMMERSTON

Former member fills seat on Selectboard

Lewis White to serve until Annual Town Meeting

• Around the Towns

• SEVCA seeks volunteers for free tax-assistance program

• Forrett is honored as a Presidential Scholar

• Intrigue at 118 Elliot: Author Tim Weed to discuss Round Schoolhouse and the legend of Thunderbolt

• Selectboard briefs

• BF-area lawmakers to hear constituent concerns

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MILESTONES

• Milestones

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SPORTS

• Colonel girls win Leland & Gray Tip-Off Tourney

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VOICES

BRATTLEBORO

Centralized school district will lead to homogenized schools

LETTERS FROM READERS by David Schoales

VIEWPOINT • What the people in Honduras are trying to escape: Americans need to know the roles of the U.S. in fueling the violence, corruption, and abject poverty that created the so-called Caravan

VIEWPOINT • Crazy? Unrealistic? Impossible? Only to the extent that we think so.: We need to both survive and thrive in a world that threatens to kill us. A national strike or similar action could be our first decisive act.

LETTERS FROM READERS • Broad Brook Community Center is open!

LETTERS FROM READERS • Honor veterans’ sacrifices at National Wreaths Across America ceremony on Dec. 15

LETTERS FROM READERS • Climate-change solutions needed, both on local and national scale

LETTERS FROM READERS • Climate change will create natural disasters, food insecurity, and many more refugees

LETTERS FROM READERS • Words have power, and hate speech is a weapon

LETTERS FROM READERS • St. Nicholas, advocate for women’s dignity

LETTERS FROM READERS • Election was assertion of democracy, not privilege

LETTERS FROM READERS • An agenda of liberal drivel

LETTERS FROM READERS • For our brother and our family, our community has been a true blessing

COLUMN • Shared values, good fortune, and charity: We set aside the glossy brochures and give to nonprofits that are close to home and that reflect our family’s values

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ARTS

BRATTLEBORO

Show proves adaptable in spirit

VTC’s production of ‘A Christmas Carol’ takes its shape from the many different venues it has used

COLUMN • The dark and the light: Northampton gallery shows retrospective of Mallory Lake’s work in memory of a painter in command of her medium

COLUMN • Sandglass gears up for Crankie Weekend

COLUMN • John Willis receives state arts award for photo education

COLUMN • Tickets are on sale for annual a cappella concert

COLUMN • Stone Church Arts presents Eugene Friesen and Friends in concert

COLUMN • Walpole Players will present ‘Christmas on Air!’

COLUMN • Latchis presents holiday films for kids of all ages

COLUMN • Renaissance Men’s annual holiday concert comes to Hooker-Dunham

COLUMN • Julian Gerstin Sextet to play house concert in Guilford

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