“Many rural communities in Vermont and around the region rely on their local emergency medical responders, but there’s a dearth of qualified individuals and training opportunities,” according to the head of Rescue Inc.’s new Vermont EMS Academy.
2 Vermont State Police troopers placed on paid leave pending use-of-force investigation into Newfane incident
After the state police investigation is complete, the case will be turned over to the Vermont Attorney General's Office and the State's Attorney's Office for independent reviews of the use of force.
Crowds undeterred as Newfane closes parking near swimming holes
The state-supported response to Covid-19 public safety concerns isn’t stopping day trippers from swarming the town’s Rock and West rivers.
Anti-Black Lives Matter graffiti spurs Windham County protests
Authorities are investigating spray-painted statements on roads in Brattleboro, Jamaica, Newfane and Putney similar to others found in southeastern Vermont earlier this month.
Out-of-staters swarm lower Vermont swimming holes
Covid-19 travel restrictions aren't stopping hundreds of maskless day trippers from fleeing such pandemic hot spots as Massachusetts, Connecticut and New York.
Windham, West River vote against school district merger
In the final tally, 508 voted against consolidation, 166 voted for it.
Resolutions launched in 30 Vermont towns seek climate solutions
News Release -- 350Vermont January 9th, 2018 Contact: Jaiel Pulskamp [email protected] 802-498-7866 Residents in 30 towns across Vermont from Arlington to Williston are petitioning in their communities to put climate change on the Town Meeting Day agendas and ballots. The full list of towns includes: Arlington, Bennington, Brattleboro, Cornwall, Dorset, Dummerston, Duxbury, East Montpelier, Essex […]
State awards $1.6 million for clean water projects
News Release -- Department of Environmental Conservation October 11, 2017 Media Contact: Kari Dolan, Clean Water Initiative Program (802) 490-6113 | [email protected] MONTPELIER, VT — The Department of Environmental Conservation’s Clean Water Initiative Program announces over $1.6 million in Ecosystem Restoration Grants for projects to improve water quality across Vermont. DEC is awarding more than […]
Voicemail system at Newfane Town Office hacked
(This story by Chris Mays was first published in the Brattelboro Reformer on May 8, 2017.) NEWFANE — The Select Board is looking at footing a big bill for a bunch of international calls after the town office’s voicemail system was “hacked.” “The good news is our telephone bill is not $25,000,” Shannon Meckle, administrative assistant […]
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.
With Act 46 vote looming, Marlboro appeals to lawmakers
Marlboro School Board officials say they didn't have enough time or regulatory clarity to examine all merger options prior to committing to a March 7 vote that could close the town's middle school. They took their case to the Legislature this week.
SunEdison bankruptcy overshadows Newfane school solar project
California-based SunEdison's Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings have delayed a 500 kilowatt solar installation at NewBrook Elementary School in Newfane.
Windham sheriff drops courthouse security contract
County Sheriff Keith Clark says the state's fiscal year 2017 contract offer to provide security at courthouses in Brattleboro and Newfane doesn't cover his costs.
Railroad project preserves Windham County history
Windham County Historical Society has seen stronger-than-expected support for restoration of the 136-year-old Newfane Railroad Station, which will serve as a new West River Railroad museum and as an annex to the county's museum nearby.