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TODAY’S FEATURE/NEWS

Latest local updates on COVID-19

>Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021

497 new COVID-19 cases in Vermont, three new deaths reported

BURLINGTON — The Vermont Department of Health reported Wednesday that there are now 50,510 people who have tested positive for COVID-19 in Vermont since March 2020, including 2,840 people in Windham County.... Continue reading story

TODAY’S FEATURE/NEWS

Latest local updates on COVID-19

>Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021

497 new COVID-19 cases in Vermont, three new deaths reported

BURLINGTON — The Vermont Department of Health reported Wednesday that there are now 50,510 people who have tested positive for COVID-19 in Vermont since March 2020, including 2,840 people in Windham County.... Continue reading story

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NEWS

BRATTLEBORO

Group looks ahead at fresh ways to look back

Brattleboro Historical Society, about to turn 40 years old, seeks ideas and volunteers

BRATTLEBORO

Brattleboro reinstates mandate for masks indoors

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise and a new Omicron variant looms on horizon, the town becomes first in Vermont to adopt mask requirements as now permitted by a new state law

NEWFANE

Newfane voters to consider buying sand/gravel pit

In the face of supply shortages and rising prices, voters will be asked to approve the purchase of 21 acres at a Special Town Meeting on Dec. 7

WEST RIVER VALLEY

Group focuses on three initiatives to help the region become fossil-fuel free by 2025

West River Valley 100% Renewable wants to upgrade region to electric-powered school buses, help install myriad residential solar arrays, and work with businesses to invest in energy conservation

• Vermont Historical Society to present statewide history award to Brattleboro Words Project

• Police, victim advocacy nonprofit encourage survivors from BUHS to reach out

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TOWN & VILLAGE

• Westminster Center School celebrates Farm and Field Day

• Around the Towns

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MILESTONES

• Milestones

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SPORTS

• BF players lead South squad to win in North-South all-star game, 39-35

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VOICES

BRATTLEBORO

Vermont legal cannabis growth will need healthy soil

The Senate proposed that a small percentage of the cannabis taxation would go to local governments, who are key partners in the marketplace’s success, but when that provision landed in the House, it was stripped from the bill VIEWPOINT by Tim Wessel

BELLOWS FALLS

Two contagions, two responses

A vaccine for COVID-19 was developed in less than a year. For those with HIV and AIDS, it took a decade. VIEWPOINT by Susan MacNeal

ATHENS

Doomed from the start

With no technological fix to the climate crisis, scientists believe we cannot hope to survive short of eliminating capitalism. That is the very last thing our world leaders would consider at the COP26 climate conference. VIEWPOINT by Tim Stevenson

LETTERS FROM READERS • Planned Parenthood protests deserve a vigorous response

LETTERS FROM READERS • Why won’t senator meet about Yemen war powers resolution?

LETTERS FROM READERS • Gartenstein will run for Representative Town Meeting moderator

COLUMN • The vigilantes are celebrating: As we await a SCOTUS decision that could redefine the limits of gun control, the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict has already added immeasurably to America’s growing gun violence epidemic

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ARTS

BRATTLEBORO

Big Band Gala features vocalist Amanda Carr

Event raises funds each year for scholarships to VJC programs

BRATTLEBORO

A musical rebirth

The Windham Orchestra split from the Brattleboro Music Center in 2020, emerging from the pandemic as the Windham Philharmonic with a new series of donation-funded concerts at the Latchis and grand plans for what its leader, Hugh Keelan, calls ‘a scale of operations massively more nontraditional’

Arts for the holiday season

December ushers in a flurry of performances, exhibits, concerts, and more

• Stone Church hosts winter solstice mini-fest

• Catholic Worker calendars available: Artist Rita Corbin was a primary artist for social justice newspaper

• Sculptor William Ransom to discuss BMAC exhibit

• Baker Street Readers return with ‘A Christmas Carol’

• Epsilon Spires plans holiday concert: Advance Bass, Ruth Garbus, and Dear Nora to perform

• Don Fitzpatrick is featured artist for December at Crowell Gallery

• Stringed instrument visiting artist plans open studio hours at HatchSpace

• BMAC presents woodworking workshop tour

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