Windham County

Grant program called success despite medical firm’s defection

The company reportedly is leaving Vermont two years after getting $200,000 from the Windham County Economic Development Program. The fund has awarded more than $6 million to employers, including the New England Center for Circus Arts.

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.

Former assistant judge suspended, publicly reprimanded

Former Windham County assistant judge Paul Kane is prohibited from judicial office for violation of professional codes of conduct over actions he took when he had power of attorney for Katherine Tolaro.

Green River alliance forming to address flood resilience, more

Three Windham County towns may join forces with other partners on conservation, planning and educational projects.

Planning group approves Bennington-Windham joint economic development efforts

Officials are seeking to create a comprehensive two-county strategy to enhance development efforts and the promotion of the entire 44-town southern Vermont region

Windham County sheriff’s deputies get body cameras

Sheriff Keith Clark said he believes the purchase of 30 cameras “protects the deputies and protects the public.” But storing large amounts of video presents challenges.

Tests find radon issues at more Windham Central schools

The NewBrook and Townshend elementary schools have readings above the federal “action level.” Mitigation steps are planned, but officials say there are no immediate health concerns.

In fight against opiates, advocates endorse honesty

Drug abuse prevention and recovery workers stress the need for more open and frank discussions with young people – starting in elementary schools.

Former assistant Windham County judge loses appeal of probate decision

(This article by Bob Audette was published in the Brattleboro Reformer on April 4, 2017.) BELLOWS FALLS — A former assistant judge awaiting a decision from the Judicial Conduct Board was served with a setback last week when a Windsor Superior Court judge dismissed his appeal of a Windsor Probate Court decision. According to court […]

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.

Auto parts company denies wrongdoing in sale to employees

Sonnax Industries says there were “no actual economic losses” when its workers bought the company in 2011. Federal regulators allege the company violated the law.

Windham County lawmakers fear effects of federal budget

At a meeting Monday in Brattleboro, legislators discussed drastic impacts on health care, education and transportation if the president’s proposed budget is enacted.

Sovernet completes sale to regional fiber network owner

The Bellows Falls telecommunications company will be merged with FirstLight Fiber, which says it doesn’t expect any loss of Vermont jobs.

Windham County Act 46 votes a mixed bag

Voters in Windham Central Supervisory Union accepted one school district merger but rejected another. In Windham Northeast, a merger of four towns failed.