Vermont artist Wolf Kahn wins U.S. State Department honor

In one of the last acts of the Obama administration, the 89-year-old Brattleboro painter has received the International Medal of Arts for sharing his work with American embassies.

Brattleboro settles solar suit, joins net-metering project at closed landfill

Editor’s note: This article by Chris Mays was first published in the Brattleboro Reformer on Jan. 12, 2017. BRATTLEBORO — Ending its legal battle with NextSun Energy, the town is now entering into a net-metering agreement with a different solar company. Brattleboro will join other local municipalities and school districts in purchasing net-metering credits from […]

Runamok Maple buys Bascom Maple Farms’ candy and cream plant

The Cambridge-based buyer produces speciality maple products. Bascom Maple, in Brattleboro, will continue to operate the rest of its vast maple business.

Defense contractor shuts Brattleboro plant

L3 KEO said the closure eliminated 15 jobs. Brattleboro Development Credit Corp. owns the 24,000-square-foot building and will begin looking for a new tenant.

Brattleboro hospital plans $22.7M expansion

A $6 million gift from a longtime Brattleboro resident accelerated the project, which includes a new four-story building that will house expanded surgical services, medical offices and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation. An application is pending before the state’s Green Mountain Care Board.

Brattleboro’s Retreat Farm responds to concerns about animals

Carlos, a Brahma-Red Holstein steer, and other petting farm animals have been moved to a pole shed while renovations are made. The animals are protected from the weather, well-fed, well-loved and have several visitors a day, says the director.

Bushnell: A New Year’s ice angel from Brattleboro’s most famous sculptor

The 1856 event, which was carried in newspapers and magazines in the U.S. and around the world, launched 22-year-old Larkin Goldsmith Mead to international fame.

Brattleboro’s free Christmas breakfast marks 35th year

The annual event offers pancakes, coffee and a bittersweet story of volunteer perseverance.

Windham County NAACP chapter in the works

SIT Graduate Institute students Steffen Gillom and Jesse Roaza have started an organizing committee.

Yogurt maker plans $20 million Brattleboro expansion

Ehrmann Commonwealth Dairy will increase its Vermont workforce by a third and double its production capacity. The project includes more than $2 million in state and local funding and incentives.

Vernon’s bid to drop out of school district fails

Dummerston voted Tuesday against allowing Vernon to withdraw from a regional school union, setting the stage for more Act 46-related uncertainty.

Arlington company fined for hauling sewage without a permit

Aaron Septic and Drain has now renewed its permit and agreed to pay a $15,000 fine, but the town of Brattleboro says the company still owes it money.

New president looks to shape future of international school

Sophia Howlett brings worldwide educational and administrative experience to Brattleboro’s School for International Training, which includes SIT Graduate Institute and SIT Study Abroad.

Windham Southeast preps for critical Act 46 vote

Voters in Brattleboro, Dummerston, Guilford and Putney will decide this month whether to allow Vernon to withdraw from a regional school district, a key part of Act 46 consolidation discussions.