Town rejects request for declaration of climate emergency
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont town has rejected calls from a local group to declare a climate emergency.
The Brattleboro Reformer reports that the group, Brattleboro Common Sense, had...
Regulators hold meeting on nuclear plant decommissioning
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — The federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission will be holding a public meeting in Brattleboro to discuss practices for community and citizen advisory boards related to nuclear...
New dental center opens to serve Medicaid patients
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — A dental center has opened in southern Vermont to serve patients on Medicaid who officials say have had trouble finding a dentist.
Man pleads not guilty to killing couple, setting cabin fire
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — A man accused of shooting and killing a couple in a Vermont cabin likely won't face trial until next year.
Justin Orwat has pleaded not guilty to killing the couple...
Worker dies in accident at Vermont interstate rest area
GUILFORD, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police detectives are investigating a construction accident that killed a worker who was helping to repave the rest area at the Interstate 91 welcome center in...
Smoke detectors save 5 in Vermont apartment fire
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont fire chief is crediting smoke detectors with saving the lives of five family members when an early morning fire damaged the building where they...
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — The French company that purchased New Hampshire's Stonyfield Farm in 2017 has acquired a yogurt maker with facilities in Brattleboro, Vermont, and Casa Grande,...
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — The select board in a Vermont town is going to be deciding on what role a "sustainability coordinator" should have.
The Brattleboro Reformer reports that Brattleboro...
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — A former Vermont State Police trooper who had been seeking to rejoin the force has pleaded not guilty to charges of domestic violence and other offenses that were...
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — The artists behind new murals at the Crowell Lot were celebrated with cookies and lemonade.
"We're here to honor you kids for all the great work that you've done...
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Arts Council says four community groups have received grants to work with artists to create public art.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — More than $2.5 million in grants is going to nine Vermont communities to support housing, infrastructure and community development projects.
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — Police in Vermont have accused a man of shooting fireworks at vehicles and pedestrians, one of which hit a man in the head.
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont police department hosted a training to help local investigators understand hate crime laws and their responsibility in investigating them.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont lawmakers won't be voting this year on a proposal that would have allowed non-citizens in Montpelier to vote in municipal elections.
HINSDALE, N.H. (AP) — Police in New Hampshire say they've been getting numerous complaints about homeless camps on a small island in the Connecticut River between the state and Vermont.
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — A sheriff's deputy in Vermont is recovering from injuries suffered while directing traffic near an Interstate 91 on ramp in Brattleboro.
Sheriff’s deputy hit by vehicle, injured
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — Brattleboro, Vermont, police say a deputy sheriff conducting traffic control has been hit by vehicle and seriously injured.
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man faces a kidnapping charge.
Police said 21-year-old Eamon Burke is accused of forcing another man into his car in Brattleboro on Monday night. The man...
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont office of the United States Attorney says more than a dozen people are facing federal and state drug charges following a three-day operation in the Brattleboro...
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — Vermont officials will be holding a public hearing Wednesday on a proposed addition to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital.
The Brattleboro Reformer reports that the Ronald...
County sheriff announces his retirement
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont sheriff has announced he is retiring after nearly 30 years working in law enforcement.
Windham County Sheriff Keith Clark says his retirement will be...
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — Officials at Vermont's Brattleboro Memorial Hospital say they hope to be able to pick up some of the slack caused by the upcoming closure of the Childbirth Center at...
Town officials approve 1 percent sales tax
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — Officials in the Vermont town of Brattleboro have approved a new 1 percent sales tax.
The Brattleboro Reformer reports the tax approved in a 75-62 vote Saturday is...
SPRINGFIELD, Vt. (AP) — Brattleboro Memorial Hospital says it plans to open a part-time obstetrics office in Springfield as the hospital there shuts down its birth center this...
Report calls for more recovery housing in Vermont
BARRE, Vt. (AP) — Vermont officials say there is a need for more recovery housing in the state.
A recently released report commissioned by Downstreet Housing and Community Development found...
Landlord works to combat drug activity
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — For one local property owner, having to deal with the scourge of drugs in his neighborhood is just part of doing business.
Man injured in police shooting pleads not guilty
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — A man who was shot by a state trooper during a manhunt in Vermont has pleaded not guilty to multiple charges of aggravated assault, unlawful trespass, and...
Voters approve ‘youth vote’ initiative
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — Vermont voters have approved a new measure to allow anyone 16 or older to vote on town issues.
The Brattleboro Reformer reports the "Youth Vote" amendment passed in...
Teen works to get youth vote on the ballot
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — Brattleboro voters will decide on Town Meeting Day if 16- and 17-year-olds should be able to vote in local elections. For the teenager who's been working on the ballot...
City approves program to help build secondary units
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's capital city has approved a resolution to seek funding for a program that would help residents build secondary units in their homes.
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — Police have arrested four people in a drug raid in Vermont, a move that some residents hope will put an end to a drug-house problem in the community.
Nonprofit to add inpatient psychiatric beds
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — A nonprofit hospital in Vermont says it is adding 16 inpatient psychiatric beds over the next year.
The Brattleboro Retreat says it has received $5.5 million from the...
Police searching for driver in hit-and-run
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — Police are searching for a driver involved in a hit-and-run in Brattleboro, Vermont.
WCAX-TV reports the crash happened Wednesday around 6 p.m.
Police say a pedestrian was crossing Putney Road at an intersection when they were struck, and the driver did not stop.
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Former drug user helps police connect people to recovery
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — When Justin Johnston was selling drugs around southern Vermont the cops were not his friend.
"The only interaction we got whenever I was on the streets and actively using was when we were getting in trouble," he said recently.
And there was plenty of trouble back in the day.
Johnston was arrested in 2005 on drug charges.
He spent some time in prison, and while out on furlough he escaped and was on the run for about seven months.
Brattleboro man wins lifetime hunting fishing license
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Brattleboro resident has won a lifetime hunting and fishing license in Vermont's annual lottery.
The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department said this week that 34-year-old Kevin Condon was drawn as the winner.
Drug convict now works with police to help those in need
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man who previously went on the run from police is now working to help the police connect with people suffering from addiction.
Police continue to seeks suspects in woman’s assault
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont police department is continuing to investigate an assault of a woman by two men wearing ski masks that left the victim with life-threatening injuries.
Brattleboro police say the assault on the 19-year-old woman was reported at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Police say the incident does not appear to have been a random incident and there does not appear to be an elevated risk to the public.
Crews work to break up Brattleboro ice jam
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — Crews are working to break up an ice jam on a brook in Brattleboro, Vermont, that prompted some evacuations.
Some residents evacuated due to river ice jam
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Some Brattleboro, Vermont, residents have been evacuated from their homes due to an ice jam on a brook that has caused flooding.
Mynbc5.com reports that Mountain Home Trailer Park, the Glen Trailer Park and a public housing facility in southern Vermont town were being evacuated Thursday afternoon.
Brattleboro has ideas for leftover money from upgrades
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — Officials in Brattleboro hope to use leftover funds from bonds issued for police and fire station upgrades to help play for three final projects.
Town Manager Peter Elwell says the extra work had been deemed "highly desirable but not absolutely necessary" when completing the original project.
Vermont county grapples with helping local media outlets
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — Following the cancellation of a Windham County radio program, advocates for local media are joining together to try to figure out ways to support community journalism in southeastern Vermont.
Green Mountain Mornings was a radio program that focused on local and national issues important to the people in Windham County.
Mental health worker gets 4 to 15 years in sex assault case
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont mental health worker who admitted to sexually assaulting a patient at a private psychiatric hospital has been sentenced to four to 15 years in prison.
Local group urging Vermont town to save more energy
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — A community group in Brattleboro is urging the Vermont town to do more to save energy.
Dakota DesRochers, of the Brattleboro Common Sense conservation advisory group, says municipal buildings just switched to renewable energy and they want to do more.
Couple’s clothing company creates custom shapewear
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — The owners of Shapeshifters have found a perfect fit here.
Eli K. Coughlin-Galbraith and Krista E.S. Coughlin-Galbraith started the company — which offers custom-sized fitted spandex shapewear to support or compress the chest — in 2014 in a Brooklyn, N.Y., apartment, then moved to New Jersey. The married couple and business partners settled in Brattleboro in April 2016.