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TODAY’S FEATURE/NEWS

Missing Emmy

Amid shock, grief, and confusion, a community touched by the friendship of Emmy Bascom is rallying to support those mourning her violent loss — especially her husband and young family

GUILFORD—Michelle Frehsee is missing Emmy Bascom.

“There is a rawness within the Guilford community,” says Frehsee, one of many town residents who are reeling from the sudden and brutal loss of their friend and neighbor.

The 42-year-old Bascom was killed violently in Wardsboro on Aug. 8. An acquaintance has been charged in her murder.... Continue reading story

TODAY’S FEATURE/NEWS

Missing Emmy

Amid shock, grief, and confusion, a community touched by the friendship of Emmy Bascom is rallying to support those mourning her violent loss — especially her husband and young family

GUILFORD—Michelle Frehsee is missing Emmy Bascom.

“There is a rawness within the Guilford community,” says Frehsee, one of many town residents who are reeling from the sudden and brutal loss of their friend and neighbor.

The 42-year-old Bascom was killed violently in Wardsboro on Aug. 8. An acquaintance has been charged in her murder.... Continue reading story

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NEWS

BRATTLEBORO

A multigenerational crisis

Across Vermont, children of parents affected by the opioid epidemic are being raised by their grandparents, says one grandmother whose family has struggled with the devastating consequences for decades.

SPRINGFIELD

BMH shares in federal grant money

Funds will help ease an ongoing health care crisis fueled by COVID-19, but challenges remain

PUTNEY

When seconds count

National Institutes of Health awards $1.6 million to help CPR Therapeutics make ‘significant’ improvement in sudden cardiac arrest survival

BRATTLEBORO

WSESU board asks chair to step aside

Community members upset at surprise move to oust WSESU Chair Michelle Luetjen-Green, who remains in role after school board tables discussion

• Water mains to be flushed for fall

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TOWN & VILLAGE

• Rich Earth spinoff, Brightwater Tools, receives $1 million in funding from National Science Foundation

• Residents of Wardsboro, Windham, and Londonderry can insulate their windows for winter

• Around the Towns

• Curtiss Reed Jr. to receive VBSR’s lifetime achievement award

• Learn how to make your backyard pollinator-friendly

• State warns that business imposter email scams are on the rise

• ‘Overflow the Opera House’ food drive benefits Our Place

• Jewish New Year begins on Sept. 25

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MILESTONES

• Milestones

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SPORTS

• Whitney leads, on and off the trail: Brattleboro’s best cross-country runner takes school to task for not backing her team

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