Serving up local food brings statewide honor

How Gretchen Hardy of Brattleboro’s The Porch Cafe and Catering went from unemployed to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Young Vermont Entrepreneur of the Year.

Campers aim to highlight plight of Vermont homeless

Advocates will take to tents to dramatize new state numbers that report a rising problem.

Police investigate multiple burglaries in Brattleboro

(This story by Chris Mays was published in the Brattleboro Reformer on May 9.) BRATTLEBORO — A string of commercial and residential burglaries has the police department asking property owners to be extra vigilant with security measures. “It’s just sad,” said Linda Alvarez, owner of Restless Rooster Cafe, which was burglarized on May 3. “Hopefully […]

Vermont Foodbank seeks engagement and empathy

The state’s primary supplier for community cupboards, soup kitchens and shelters, holding its annual Hunger Action Conference this month, is calling for more public collaboration.

Gov. Phil Scott Highlights Affordability Initiatives and Proposal to Realize up to $26 Million in Savings

News Release — Gov. Phil Scott Monday, May 1, 2017 Contact: Rebecca Kelley 802-828-6403 [email protected] Brattleboro, Vt. – In an address to the Brattleboro Area Chamber of Commerce Monday, Governor Phil Scott highlighted an opportunity for the state to realize up to $26 million in savings a year. The federal Affordable Care Act signed by […]

N.H. man accused of kidnapping and raping teenage girl in Vermont

In 2003, Carpentino was sentenced to 13-and-a-half to 40 years for sexually assaulting seven teenage girls from Hinsdale and Chesterfield, N.H., and Brattleboro.

Funding woes prompt child care merger

Brattleboro-based Windham Child Care Association is ceasing operations and merging with another facility. The move comes after a change in state policy cost the association a contract.

Long-ago first driver over I-91 bridge is also the last

Six decades after a test run over Vermont’s priciest highway span, 82-year-old Lawrence Wright became the final motorist to cross Brattleboro’s aging bridge before its coming demolition.

State: Brattleboro hospital failed to warn patient of tumor

The state has cited Brattleboro Memorial, saying it didn’t tell a patient of a potential cancer in 2014, then failed to thoroughly investigate the incident. The hospital has a corrective plan.

Vermonter has diplomatic view of U.S. State Department

W. Patrick Murphy returned to his boyhood hometown of Brattleboro last week and fielded questions about the nation’s changing relationship with the world.

Marlboro College consolidates campuses

The graduate school is moving from Brattleboro to the main campus in Marlboro, a change that officially takes effect April 7-9. The college says it has “strong interest” from a potential buyer for the former graduate center, which is assessed at more than $3 million.

Vermont poet-publisher forges through peaks and valleys

Dede Cummings is making a name for herself with a prize-winning new book and Green Writers Press, which has weathered the deaths of affiliated authors David Budbill, Leland Kinsey and Howard Frank Mosher.

State looks to unload former police barracks

The onetime Brattleboro state police facility, located on the busy Route 9 corridor, is up for sale. It closed last year as part of a consolidation of Windham County barracks.

$44M bridge project starting on I-91

Taken together, the Brattleboro and Rockingham I-91 bridge projects represent an investment of more than $100 million and more than seven years of work. The bridges at both sites date to the early 1960s, with similar designs.