Stories by Jeff Potter
Issue of Mar 15, 2023 (#706)
- Digging out: Power will be out for days for some after a Nor’easter slams Windham County with wet, heavy snow — snapping trees, downing utility lines, closing roads, and slowing life to a crawl
Issue of Nov 30, 2022 (#692)
- Sacred cloth: After a devastating shooting in a gay nightclub in Colorado Springs, Mark Ebenhoch set into motion a mission: to get Section 93, a hugely symbolic and storied rainbow flag, on the ground for a grieving and terrified LGBTQ community
Issue of Nov 2, 2022 (#688)
- Freedom of the press — and responsibilities: How the hell does a newspaper step into a race like this without making everybody angry and making things worse?
Issue of Sep 21, 2022 (#682)
- No, it most definitely wasn’t Maggie: How your editor went the extra mile to find an old photo of a beloved BUHS French teacher and ended up getting it spectacularly wrong
Issue of Aug 17, 2022 (#677)
- Human trafficking: It’s here in Brattleboro, too: An investigation alleges how one establishment operated for years as a ‘front for commercial sex.’ It’s far from the only one out there.
Issue of Aug 3, 2022 (#675)
- A mural with meaning: With the help a diverse group of young people, Juniper Creative Arts creates a mural that lets BIPOC people see themselves in public art with power and joy
Issue of Jul 6, 2022 (#671)
- American dream: Three glimpses of Afghan refugees’ journey as they become Vermonters
Issue of Apr 20, 2022 (#660)
- A long relationship experiences a long decline and abrupt end: How could things end this badly? We take a look into the room where it happened — and at the letter that erased any hope of compromise
Issue of Oct 20, 2021 (#635)
- ‘It’s about place, where you are’: For Rich Holschuh, adding spoken Abenaki language to the experience lets hikers hear, feel, and understand a multigenerational Native presence along the Sibosen Trail
Issue of Aug 11, 2021 (#625)
- It stops here: A police investigation, constrained by statutes of limitations, did not lead to criminal charges against Zeke Hecker. But what police uncovered — including a letter in which the longtime teacher, playwright, and musician unrepentantly acknowledges statutory rape and violations of professional ethics — is astounding.
Issue of Aug 4, 2021 (#624)
- ‘Something for everybody’: When a community of young adults is missing a space, reopening a bar is more than a business venture. It becomes an urgent calling.
Issue of Nov 25, 2020 (#589)
- When we can’t have our normal holidays, we need them more than ever: The global pandemic in 1918 and a war raging overseas tested our region’s people and their resolve. Can the headlines of the era help us make sense of 2020?
Issue of Oct 7, 2020 (#582)
- ‘We landed it’: The dedication of Perseverance Skatepark brings to an end a journey of almost two decades
Issue of Sep 2, 2020 (#577)
- COVID-19 fears bring conflict to the fore
Issue of Aug 12, 2020 (#574)
- Credit unions look toward fall merger: Members must approve plan for merger of River Valley into Members Advantage
Issue of Jun 10, 2020 (#565)
- We must remove adversarial police culture: Looking at past policing through a critical eye and with an eye to a better, more responsible, future is not hatred. Change in policing culture comes squarely from within.
Issue of Jun 3, 2020 (#564)
- Say their names: In a peaceful but powerful gathering, thousands fill Brattleboro’s streets to protest the death of people of color at the hands of law enforcement
Issue of May 13, 2020 (#561)
- For one state representative, a ‘sad decision’ not to run: Hashim will finish his term but will not be a candidate, prompting Bos-Lun to mount a campaign to represent Dummerston, Putney, and Westminster