Tim Maciel

As a person of color, Dever would bring crucially important perspectives to WSESD board

Lana Dever or Peter “Fish” Case for WSESD school board? Over the years, both have contributed much to our community, volunteering their time, energy, and expertise to a variety of social causes.

Peter has served, for example, on the boards of Boys and Girls Club of Brattleboro, Groundworks Collaborative, Girls on the Run, and Black Mountain Residential Family Living. Anyone who follows his columns in the Brattleboro Reformer knows that he is a champion of Black Lives Matter, Everyone Eats, and a fairer and more equitable system of state funding for education. I believe our community is better because of Peter's contributions.

Lana has also served on a number of boards and agencies. Currently, she is homeless coordinator and case worker for Youth Services. She has also served on the boards for the Brattleboro Youth Shelter, the Root Social Justice Center, and Big Brothers Big Sisters, and was co-founder of the Southern Vermont chapter of Black Lives Matter. She has also volunteered for Meals on Wheels and United Way of Brattleboro. I believe our community is better, too, because of Lana's contributions.

So who would serve our communities better on the WSESD school board?...

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Time to ban single-use plastic bags in Brattleboro

One of the core values that we embrace in Brattleboro and, indeed, as Vermonters, is a high regard for the environment and a healthy ecosystem. And that is why it is remarkable that this town still allows stores to distribute single-use plastic bags, the kind that have been polluting...

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