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TODAY’S FEATURE/NEWS

Latest local updates on COVID-19

>Tuesday, August 11

State officials say reopening schools won’t lead to COVID-19 outbreaks

MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott, along with health and education officials, said at a press conference Tuesday that, while anxiety about schools reopening on Sept. 8 is understandable, Vermonters can have confidence in the robust system in place to prevent spread of the COVID-19 virus and quickly respond to any cases that arise.... Continue reading story

TODAY’S FEATURE/NEWS

Latest local updates on COVID-19

>Tuesday, August 11

State officials say reopening schools won’t lead to COVID-19 outbreaks

MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott, along with health and education officials, said at a press conference Tuesday that, while anxiety about schools reopening on Sept. 8 is understandable, Vermonters can have confidence in the robust system in place to prevent spread of the COVID-19 virus and quickly respond to any cases that arise.... Continue reading story

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NEWS

BRATTLEBORO

New program offers ‘so much more than just free food’

Everyone Eats! uses federal CARES money to feed the community in five towns — and, at the same time, to support local restaurants and farmers

A record primary turnout in Vermont

By mail, by car, or in person, voters flood the polls

BRATTLEBORO

Credit unions look toward fall merger

Members must approve plan for merger of River Valley into Members Advantage

BRATTLEBORO

Brattleboro continues public safety discussion

After long meeting with an divided outcome, Selectboard to reconsider public safety RFP on Aug. 18

BRATTLEBORO

Selectboard increases security measures for online meetings

Board members heckled after meeting was ‘Zoom bombed’

Zuckerman, Gray win in Democratic races; Scott, Milne prevail in GOP primaries

Mrowicki, Bos-Lun take Windham-4; Goldman, Partridge win in Windham-3

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TOWN & VILLAGE

• Around the Towns

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MILESTONES

• Milestones

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VOICES

VIEWPOINT • When racial disparities affect public health: Vermonters have among the lowest number of overall COVID-19 caseloads, but is everybody being accurately counted? We need a more accurate and comprehensive picture of how the pandemic has impacted our community members of color in Windham County and statewide.

VIEWPOINT • A manifestly undemocratic proposal: In Brattleboro, activists are proposing a process for police and public safety reform that elevates some voices over others. We all have a stake in public safety.

VIEWPOINT • Public comments can forestall a discriminatory rule: HUD is trying to change the rules to let shelters place trans people in facilities based on their sex, not their gender identity — a further barrier for a population that already experiences homelessness disproportionately

VIEWPOINT • When your loved ones are dying, it is hard to ignore reality: The United States is in trouble, and with his response to the COVID-19 crisis, Donald Trump’s credibility is dropping like a brick in a pond

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE • Lawmakers pivot in response to a pandemic: For one state senator, the COVID-19 challenge reinforced her belief that local government officials should be given more independence to make decisions that affect their communities

LETTERS FROM READERS • Seattle protests offer a powerful and painful lesson

LETTERS FROM READERS • We are the only nation to detonate nuclear weapons. Where are we today?

LETTERS FROM READERS • Matters of public health: rapid testing, and removal of the president

LETTERS FROM READERS • At minimum, white people of European descent should apologize for Colonial land grab

LETTERS FROM READERS • One can picture the Colonel

LETTERS FROM READERS • Calm down, tame your fear, and think clearly about COVID-19

LETTERS FROM READERS • Please don’t undo our safety

LETTERS FROM READERS • What about Judaism?

COLUMN • Why identify an artist’s skin color? : Many now argue that it is time for white people to stop depicting Black people, who need to tell their own stories and make their own art. But if one is moved by art to take action, does it matter who made it?

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ARTS

• Brattleboro Literary Festival hosts another summer Literary Cocktail Hour

• In-Sight Photography hosts Lunch Time Artist Talks series

• Aronson-Shore art on display in Chester

• Artists ‘craft transportive aural worlds’: Valise, UCC Harlo to perform socially-distanced concert at Epsilon Spires

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