Thursday marked the first of several waves of evictions planned for this spring and summer, as the state winds down pandemic-era programs that have sheltered an estimated 80% of Vermont’s unhoused population in motels.
Author: Kevin O'Connor
Brattleboro Union High School poised to 'Bear' a new nickname
The school’s governing board is set to receive the results of a student vote to replace the “Colonel” with a new “Bear” moniker and mascot.
Troopers in beanbag case plead not guilty to charges of reckless endangerment
The Vermont Attorney General’s Office has asked a judge to reconsider an additional count of simple assault in a 2022 incident in which police fired a projectile at a man reportedly high on drugs, screaming and holding a bloody saw atop a Newfane homeowner’s roof.
‘That’s the beauty of it’: Making a cemetery a more inclusive place
Brattleboro’s Morningside Cemetery, touted a century ago for what was once the state’s tallest monument, is moving into the present this Memorial Day by adding “green” and Muslim burial options.
In downtown Brattleboro, crimes are fast — and the selectboard response slow
A recent armed robbery sparked local headlines exactly a year after residents, seeing the number of burglaries nearly double from 2021 to 2022, first asked municipal leaders for security measures yet to be taken.
Brattleboro launches Emergency Housing Response Team as motel program ends
“There are no great answers here, and we don’t truly know what to expect,” said a local leader in a town that shelters one of every 10 Vermonters who use state vouchers.
As Brattleboro studies a takeover, communities that run ambulances warn about costs
In Vermont cities and towns with their own emergency medical services, taxpayers must subsidize as much as two-thirds of spending after insurance collection.
Brattleboro Union High to retire its ‘Colonel’ for a new student-chosen nickname
The school’s nearly 800 ninth through 12th graders will propose and pick a new moniker this month to end decades of conflicting opinion about the Civil War symbol.
What’s in a name? Brattleboro Union High’s ‘Colonel’ sparks a Civil War of opinion.
After years of debate, the school is poised to drop its longtime moniker, which morphed from its 1950 Union origins to a more recent “Pride of the South” Confederate mascot.
Brattleboro to seek public input on future of town emergency medical services
Municipal leaders are set to hold a series of monthly meetings as they study a long-term plan for ambulance coverage.