Windham County

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.

Year in Review: Top Windham County stories of 2016

A controversial wind turbine proposal and the continuing saga of Vermont Yankee decommissioning were among the county’s biggest news stories.

Brattleboro’s free Christmas breakfast marks 35th year

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

At Leland & Gray, new state enrollment rule leads to cuts

The regional school is facing more than $200,000 in cuts as well as higher taxes due to enrollment regulation changes under Act 46. The board cut one teacher and other items.

Education board gives blessing to more merger plans

They involve 30 districts and numerous towns ranging from the Northeast Kingdom to southwestern Vermont.

Vermont Yankee suitor discloses detailed plans

NorthStar Group Services says it might be able to finish cleanup at the plant four years earlier than previously disclosed. The company also proposed a budget and new standards for site restoration.

Windham County NAACP chapter in the works

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

Hospital, college partner to fill medical staffing gaps

Full scholarships and guaranteed jobs are features of a new venture between Brattleboro Memorial Hospital and Community College of Vermont. The first graduating class of medical assistants begins work next month.

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.

‘Longest Night’ service aims to bring light to dark times

An annual Brattleboro program to comfort people grieving a death, divorce or other trauma is adding this year’s polarizing politics to its list of reasons for existence.

Mount Snow sees light at end of EB-5 tunnel

Resort administrators believe they may soon have approval to access $52 million in foreign investment money, which would allow upgrades at the Dover mountain to move forward.

Townshend project aims to rebuild community spirit

A nonprofit celebrated the opening of a community kitchen that is the last major phase of revitalizing the 168-year-old West Townshend Country Store. Organizers hope it can be a model for other such projects.

Rockingham firm’s $20 million expansion gets state OK

The project — fueled in part with public funding — keeps Chroma Technology Corp. headquartered in Rockingham, where it will add 20 to 25 jobs over several years.