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Susan Teixeira
Susan Teixeira
BRATTLEBORO - Brattleboro Savings & Loan announced that Susan Teixeira has joined the bank as executive vice president, chief operating officer, and chief risk officer. Teixeira understands what it means to help guide a community bank like BS&L and brings a wealth of experience that...
TOWNSHEND - Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital announced that, once again, it has earned the highest score in Vermont in the 2024 Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Healthcare Equality Index (HEI).
Grace Cottage, along with UVM Medical Center in Burlington and the VA Medical Center in...
10 years ago:
Dover teenager Stacy Blackadar and her Brattleboro Union High School classmate Shannakay Nichols, of Brattleboro, were the driving force behind legislation ensuring parental rights for victims of sexual assault.  Until their legislation was passed and signed...
Close up of peach leaf curl disease showing thickened, distorted pinkish leaves. 
								          Cathie Creed
Close up of peach leaf curl disease showing thickened, distorted pinkish leaves. Cathie Creed
By Ann Hazelrigg
UVM Extention
Plant Pathologist

VERMONT - Peach leaf curl has been a common disease of peach trees this spring in Vermont. The disease often occurs in wet cool springs following mild winters.
The fungus (Taphrina deformans) causes...
BRATTLEBORO - Windham Solid Waste Management District (WSWMD) and Putney Road Redemption Center (PRRC) announced that over the last year 120,000 returnable cans and bottles were collected at WSWMD’S Brattleboro transfer station on Old Ferry Road and redeemed at PRRC. The reduction in weight of...
VERMONT - The Clean Water Initiative Program (CWIP) at the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced the rest of the lineup for the 2024 Clean Water Conversation Series. These monthly webinars are free and open to the public. The series spotlights the collaborative endeavors of...

Claudette Hollenbeck
One morning at seven-ish, as I groggily ushered the dog toward the elevator for her morning pit stop outside, I heard a deep, throaty chuckle behind me and turned to see a lovely woman who lives down the hall and very rarely speaks. Her reaction to the sight of the dog frisking along was not at...
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Percival Everett
Doubleday, 2024. Mark Twain’s “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” has had many adventures of its own. Praised in the mid-twentieth century by the critic Lionel Trilling as “one of the world’s great books and one of the central documents of American...
10 years ago: 
While the last class of seniors to graduate from Twin Valley High School’s Wilmington facility received their diplomas, work was set to begin on a major renovation and reconstruction project at Whitingham School.  The project would transform the building,...

Rep. Tristan Roberts
I voted on Monday to override Gov. Scott’s veto of H.887, the bill that sets tax rates to fund locally voted school budgets across Vermont. The bill attracted headlines, as well as the veto, because it results in a typical statewide property tax increase of 13.8%. 
Don’t take headlines at...

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