Olga Peters

Cor Trowbridge, far right, with current and former BCTV staff, celebrate winning  the 2023 Hometown Media Award from the Alliance for Community Media in June 2023  in Brooklyn, N.Y.

BCTV leader will leave a station in good hands

Cor Trowbridge will step down in December after serving as executive director of BCTV for 18 years

This article is supposed to be about Cor Trowbridge.

Yet, as she consults the press release she wrote announcing that she will step down after 18 years as Brattleboro Community Television's executive director, she uses the opportunity to pitch the station.

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Voters grill rep about heat legislation, laud sewer funding

Whitingham approves most of its financial articles

“There's plenty more food, please take more,” called a Whitingham Ladies Benevolent Society member as Town Meeting attendees chatted with neighbors and ate a meal of homemade lasagna, salad, and pies in the Twin Valley Middle High School cafeteria. Annual Town Meeting began with a presentation by Rep. Tristan...

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Brattleboro names police chief after wide search

Norma Hardy, who begins work July 28, will bring decades of experience, accolades, and honors from her career in New York City

Norma Hardy decided to become a police officer while working for EMS in New York City during the 1980s crack epidemic. Until then, her goal had been to become a lawyer. But Hardy - who steps into her new role as police chief here on July 28, making her...

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Marlboro Music agrees to buy its home on Potash Hill

Marlboro Music has operated a world-renowned summer residency for up-and-coming chamber musicians on the campus of the former Marlboro College on Potash Hill for 70 years - a location that leaders of the nonprofit say that it will soon own. On July 23, Marlboro Music announced that it had reached a purchase agreement with the two organizations currently laying claim to the campus, Democracy Builders Fund, Inc. and Type 1 Civilization Marlboro Campus LLC - one that wraps up the...

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Nourishment beyond calories

A three-pronged program aimed at feeding people, keeping restaurants in business, and financially supporting farmers throughout the COVID-19 pandemic entered a third phase this week as its funding was extended through September. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will fund the Everyone Eats! program, said Stephanie Bonin, director of the Brattleboro Hub. Beginning on July 13, the food distribution hubs across Vermont - such the one on Flat Street - will ramp down from public distribution sites as it looks...

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Brattleboro briefs

Public weighs in on potential refugee program BRATTLEBORO- At the July 9 Selectboard meeting, a few members of the public weighed in on a pilot program that would help refugees settle in town. The Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation is working with the Ethiopian Development Community Council (EDCC). The EDCC is one of nine agencies working with the U.S. State Department on a resettlement program that seeks to move New Americans to smaller, more rural towns. Ann Wright and former Selectboard...

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Selectboard meets in person for first time since pandemic

The Selectboard meeting room on the second floor of the Municipal Center had a celebratory atmosphere last week. Board members, BCTV staff, and members of the public greeted one another with smiles and surprise as they assembled for the first in-person and online hybrid board meeting since the COVID-19 pandemic started last year. They conducted their July 6 regular meeting seated behind their table in the meeting room while also beaming the meeting through the Zoom videoconference platform with the...

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A new beginning for a community space

With a closing scheduled for July 14, the River Garden, at 157 Main St., is poised to have new ownership. The team behind the Whetstone Station Restaurant and Brewery plans to purchase the approximately-6,000-square-foot building and patio from the nonprofit Strolling of the Heifers. Co-owner Tim Brady said the restaurant and brewery, at 36 Bridge St., has needed a space for larger events for some time since it is not configured to host celebrations such as wedding receptions. Turning the...

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