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3 hrs ago | The Brattleboro Reformer

SEVCA to commemorate 50 year war on poverty

Southeastern Vermont Community Action will celebrate its 49th anniversary on Monday, April 28, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the American Legion Post #67 in Chester.

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Related Topix: Windsor County, VT

Sat Apr 19, 2014

The Brattleboro Reformer

Police Log

On April 10, the Brattleboro Police Department responded to the Label Shopper on Putney Road for the report of an incident of shoplifting.

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Related Topix: Brattleboro, VT, Putney, VT

The Brattleboro Reformer

GMO vote wins praise in Windham County

Standing outside Brattleboro Food Co-op during a July rally supporting labels on genetically modified foods, Sabine Rhyne declared that people "should be able to know what they buy."

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Related Topix: Brattleboro, VT, Agriculture, Science, US Governors, Peter Shumlin, Drugs, Marijuana

Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Brattleboro Reformer

Survey: Vermont homeless population increases by 9 percent

Vermont's homeless population grew by 9 percent this year, according to a report released Wednesday by two anti-homelessness groups.

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Related Topix: Vermont, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Chittenden County, VT, Brattleboro, VT

The Brattleboro Reformer

Two Windham County farms receive grants

Big Picture Farm, in Townshend and Boyd Family Farm, in Wilmington, recently received grants from the Working Lands Enterprise Board.

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Related Topix: Townshend, VT, Agriculture, Science, US Governors, Peter Shumlin, Brattleboro, VT

Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Brattleboro Reformer

Rockingham board accepts grant to combat invasive beetle

The Rockingham Selectboard voted unanimously Tuesday to accept a state grant that will equip the town with necessary tools in the event it is infested with an invasive species of beetle known as Emerald Ash Borer.

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Related Topix: Saxtons River, VT, Weather

Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Brattleboro Reformer

Business Buzz

BAYADA home Health Care recently announced that Kimberley VanderZee has been named associate director of the Brattleboro home care office.

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Related Topix: Brattleboro, VT, Medicine, Nursing, Windsor County, VT

Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Brattleboro Reformer

Vermont Yankee's closing not a disaster, an opportunity

The decommissioning of Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant will surely be an economic blow to the tri-state region, but a group of people who met at Landmark College on April 2 prefer to think of it as an opportunity.

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Related Topix: Vermont, Nuclear Energy, Brattleboro, VT, Vernon, VT, Peru, VT

Sat Apr 12, 2014

The Brattleboro Reformer

Woman sent to prison in drug case

There was no question that Kelly Johnson was going to jail following her guilty pleas to three cocaine-related counts.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Brattleboro, VT

The Brattleboro Reformer

House proposes phasing out Vernon tax break

A property-tax break benefiting town residents would continue but would be phased out over a period of three years, according to the latest proposal in the state Legislature.

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Related Topix: Vernon, VT, Townshend, VT

The Brattleboro Reformer

Raising the bar: Local pols debate minimum wage

There is undeniable momentum -- even among some conservative-leaning lawmakers -- for a proposal to significantly raise Vermont's minimum wage.

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Related Topix: Vermont, Brattleboro, VT, US Governors, Peter Shumlin, Wardsboro, VT

Fri Apr 11, 2014

The Brattleboro Reformer

Brattleboro man gets jail in 2012 overdose death

Lisa Johnson died of a drug overdose in a Brattleboro apartment in 2012, and now Chris Akey -- the man who sold some of those drugs -- is going to prison.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Brattleboro, VT, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Boston.com

Police name Vermont cop who shot, killed suspect

State police say Mark Carignan of the Brattleboro Police Department shot 35-year-old Michael Santiago of Brattleboro on April 4 as he and other officers executed a search warrant at a motel.

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Related Topix: Brattleboro, VT, Bennington County, VT

Thu Apr 10, 2014

The Bennington Banner

Powden to leave BDCC for Agency of Commerce

The Board of Trustees of the Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation were rightfully proud when they convinced Patricia Moulton Powden in 2013 to take over as executive director after Jeff Lewis announced he was stepping down.

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Related Topix: Brattleboro, VT, US Governors, Peter Shumlin, Londonderry, VT

WCAX-TV Burlington

Vt. commerce secretary to be chosen

It's expected the governor will bring back Patricia Moulton to his administration.

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Related Topix: Rutland, VT, South Hero, VT, Middlebury, VT, US Governors, Peter Shumlin

Wed Apr 09, 2014

The Bennington Banner

Shriver steps aside in Putney Road shooting investigation

Tracy Shriver, Windham County State's Attorney, announced Wednesday her office will not be reviewing an investigation report on the death of Michael J. Santiago, 35, of Brattleboro, who was shot and killed by a Brattleboro Police Officer just before 6 a.m. on April 4. The investigation, which is currently ongoing, is being conducted by the Vermont ... (more)

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Related Topix: Canada, Brattleboro, VT

Mon Apr 07, 2014

The Brattleboro Reformer

Rockingham Conservation Commission wants to give identity to bodies of water

The Rockingham Conservation Commission wants to put the town's bodies of water on the map.

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Related Topix: Saxtons River, VT, Westminster, VT

Sat Apr 05, 2014

The Brattleboro Reformer

School taxes, grants divide local lawmakers

But legislators may see the need to add a fourth -- revenue -- based on intense debate in Montpelier over the past week.

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Related Topix: Wardsboro, VT, Townshend, VT, Grafton, VT, Brattleboro, VT, Education Etc.

Fri Apr 04, 2014

The Brattleboro Reformer

Man shot dead during execution of drug-related search warrant

A man was shot dead by police Friday morning as authorities attempted to execute a court-ordered search warrant in Room 301 at the America's Best Inn at 959 Putney Road.

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Related Topix: Brattleboro, VT, Criminal Defense Law, Law

MassLive.com

Vermont State Police investigating shooting that involved police at Brattleboro hotel

Windham County State's Attorney Tracy Shriver said the shooting happened at America's Best Inn around 5:30 a.m. She declined further comment save to say that state police are expected to release additional information on it later this afternoon.

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Related Topix: Brattleboro, VT

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