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TODAY’S FEATURE/NEWS

‘I had nothing left’

The closing of Hotel Pharmacy marks the end of family-run drugstores in Brattleboro — thanks, its owner says, to insurance and pharmaceutical industry pricing practices that made it impossible not to lose money

BRATTLEBORO—The closing of the 83-year-old Hotel Pharmacy on Elliot Street on Jan. 17 marked the end of so many eras like a Shakespearian tragedy without the poetry.

Much sadness. Many tears. Emptying shelves. Emptying space. A sense of emptying lives.

The end of family-run pharmacies in Brattleboro. The end of owner Mary Giamartino’s long-held desire to help people. The end of 20 important, well-paying jobs.... Continue reading story

TODAY’S FEATURE/NEWS

‘I had nothing left’

The closing of Hotel Pharmacy marks the end of family-run drugstores in Brattleboro — thanks, its owner says, to insurance and pharmaceutical industry pricing practices that made it impossible not to lose money

BRATTLEBORO—The closing of the 83-year-old Hotel Pharmacy on Elliot Street on Jan. 17 marked the end of so many eras like a Shakespearian tragedy without the poetry.

Much sadness. Many tears. Emptying shelves. Emptying space. A sense of emptying lives.

The end of family-run pharmacies in Brattleboro. The end of owner Mary Giamartino’s long-held desire to help people. The end of 20 important, well-paying jobs.... Continue reading story

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NEWS

BRATTLEBORO

Brattleboro EMS study sparks more questions

Consultant will present findings to the Selectboard at Feb. 7 meeting

PUTNEY

A focus on service

Mike Mrowicki, a longtime state representative, looks at legislative priorities, from broadband to housing to guns

BRATTLEBORO

Former side judge will face charges

Duff accused of collecting pay for hours she allegedly never worked

BRATTLEBORO

Food assistance program set to end March 31

Vermont Everyone Eats program helped diners, restaurateurs, and farmers survive difficult times during the pandemic with more than 3.5 million meals

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TOWN & VILLAGE

• Around the Towns

• Windham County Humane Society warns of dangers to chained dogs

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MILESTONES

• Milestones

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SPORTS

• St. Mike’s builds up a basketball program, one step at a time

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VOICES

BRATTLEBORO

Our slow-motion judicial coup

A longtime BUHS history teacher looks at the historic, corporate, political, and social forces have been working since the post–World War II era to drive a slow-motion hijacking of our judicial system by the extreme right VIEWPOINT by Tim Kipp

BRATTLEBORO

Charter change would make housing worse for everyone

Banning no-cause lease terminations ‘is surely not in any way equitable and absolutely does not balance the rights of housing providers with the rights of tenants’ VIEWPOINT by Eric and Sharon Annis

LETTERS FROM READERS • We don’t deserve a guarantee of comfort every time we experience art or music

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ARTS

BELLOWS FALLS

Honoring the stage

Stage 33 Live provides a no-frills intimate listening experience for up-and-coming artists — all on stage in a repurposed paper mill that echoes with the history of Bellows Falls

INTERVIEW • ‘It feels like coming home’: Hayley Jane returns to music with a tour that brings her to the Stone Church on Feb. 4

• Next Stage welcomes Balla Kouyaté, Mike Block for night of world music

• The Rough & Tumble, with High Tea and Decatur Creek, to perform at at Stage 33 Live

• Dar Williams returns to BF Opera House to kick off Ray Massucco Concert Series

• Guilford Center Stage announces its 2023 season

• Four contemporary art organizations offer Vermont Prize for visual artists

• Piano recital starts concert series at Guilford Community Church

• Artist, curator to speak on museum exhibit ‘Moons and Internment Stones’

• Sandglass Theater offerss Winter Sunshine series, workshop, and Winter Puppet Camp

• Online talk addresses youth media literacy

• Filmmakers preview documentary about nuclear weapons and institutional racism

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