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TODAY’S FEATURE/NEWS

Out of sight

With the emergency shelter closed for the season, homeless people must risk breaking laws that prohibit them from sleeping outside. Police, advocates, and a vulnerable population find a difficult situation on both sides of the Vermont/New Hampshire border — and a looming prospect over the constitutionality of local ordinances.

BRATTLEBORO—The eviction last week by police in Hinsdale, N.H. of three homeless campers from an island in the Connecticut River casts a spotlight on the question of what homeless people in the region do once the seasonal overnight shelter closes in April.

Hinsdale Police Chief Todd A. Faulkner told The Commons that the property, owned by the state of New Hampshire, had been posted to prohibit camping last year but that the signs had been ripped down.... Continue reading story


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TODAY’S FEATURE/NEWS

Out of sight

With the emergency shelter closed for the season, homeless people must risk breaking laws that prohibit them from sleeping outside. Police, advocates, and a vulnerable population find a difficult situation on both sides of the Vermont/New Hampshire border — and a looming prospect over the constitutionality of local ordinances.

BRATTLEBORO—The eviction last week by police in Hinsdale, N.H. of three homeless campers from an island in the Connecticut River casts a spotlight on the question of what homeless people in the region do once the seasonal overnight shelter closes in April.

Hinsdale Police Chief Todd A. Faulkner told The Commons that the property, owned by the state of New Hampshire, had been posted to prohibit camping last year but that the signs had been ripped down.... Continue reading story

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NEWS

BRATTLEBORO

For Brattleboro town schools, clock ticks on $700,000

Town School Board mulls how to deal with unspent reserve funds on eve of merger

BRATTLEBORO

Out of sight

With the emergency shelter closed for the season, homeless people must risk breaking laws that prohibit them from sleeping outside. Police, advocates, and a vulnerable population find a difficult situation on both sides of the Vermont/New Hampshire border — and a looming prospect over the constitutionality of local ordinances.

BRATTLEBORO

Spring road work underway

Selectboard approves multiple bids for DPW work, funds for new dump truck

BRATTLEBORO

New lighting, stairwell repairs for parking garage

BRATTLEBORO

Brattleboro considers parking changes

Proposed amendment to parking ordinance would add accessible parking space on Main Street

• Multicultural values highlighted at SIT’s 53rd commencement ceremony

• Deputy sheriff put forth as successor to Clark: County Democrats recommend Anderson, of Vernon, as sheriff; governor makes final call

• Wet weather persists, but a nice weekend is ahead

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TOWN & VILLAGE

• Elks kick off Brattleboro Goes Fourth fundraising

• AIDS Project invites public to 32nd Walk for Life

• Students partner with restaurant to grow herbs

• Around the Towns

• BAJC hosts annual antique appraisal day at 118 Elliot

• Girls on the Run Vermont celebrates 20th season with hometown 5K event

• Deadline approaches for Stroll’s baking contest

• Windham Grows is accepting applications for next cohort

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MILESTONES

• Milestones

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SPORTS

• Pitching shortage bites softball teams

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VOICES

PUTNEY

The tough stuff in our country’s heritage

The National Museum of African American History and Culture offers a refreshing, inspiring, and consoling look at this difficult chapter in the American story VIEWPOINT by Nancy Braus

WILLIAMSVILLE

Driving as if the rules don’t apply

A road is possibly the one place where most of us also break laws enacted for our own safety COLUMN by Deborah Lee Luskin

WESTMINSTER WEST

Rejecting a chilling, ultra-Darwinian view

If you take love, empathy, and compassion out of the human equation, what’s left? COUNTERPOINT by Susan Odegard

LETTERS FROM READERS • What is it about our country that enslaves us in this cycle of violence?

LETTERS FROM READERS • Tenants in need of laundry on site

LETTERS FROM READERS • Thanks from Amber’s family

LETTERS FROM READERS • Kids and adults: strike to protest climate change

LETTERS FROM READERS • For health and compassion, not derision and ignorance

LETTERS FROM READERS • Schoales for WSESD school board

LETTERS FROM READERS • Everyone should live authentically

LETTERS FROM READERS • Trump and Republicans bringing the nation down

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ARTS

WILLIAMSVILLE

No permission required

What happens when a playwright prohibits the alteration of his play? In the case of David Mamet’s ‘Oleanna,’ Rock River Players get creative to temper the narrative for the #MeToo era

• Canal Street Art Gallery hosts solo show by Charles Norris-Brown

• Pianist and vocalist Mike Kelly to perform in Newfane

• Castle Freeman to read at Putney library

• Next Stage Gallery hosts work of Barbara Garber

• BMAC exhibit celebrates artist’s African American heritage and his family’s Cape Cod history

• MSA to hold auditions for ‘The Secret Garden’

• Windham Orchestra presents ‘Human Condition’ May 19

• Theatre Adventure presents ‘Jill & Jack and the Beanstalk’

• Patty Carpenter, Verandah Porche will perform at Stage 33 Live

• Dynamic duo: Vermont Jazz Center presents Cuban musicians Pedrito Martinez and Alfredo Rodriguez

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