Isabel Loudig

When you throw a gun into the mix

Governor Peter Shumlin, who does not support stricter gun control in Vermont, should read Joyce Marcel's well-researched piece [“Visions, values, and tragedy,” Special Focus, July 17].

The writer finally made sense of what had always been called a senseless murder at the Brattleboro Food Co-op.

Had Richard Gagnon kept his promise to his wife to never buy a gun, he would have sent his boss with a bloody nose or some broken ribs to the emergency room instead of to the grave, and he himself would be out of jail by now.

But throw a gun into the equation, and the encounter ends in a tragedy.

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Town’s outsourcing of bus service is symbolic of attitude

Hello, my fellow bus riders in Brattleboro! Does anyone out there like the new bus schedule? If so, I have not heard your voice yet. Despite the Connecticut River Transit operations manager's claims to the contrary, everybody I talked to considers the new schedule a reduction in services. Personally,

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