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In Vermont, FEMA Denies 33 Home Buyouts
Wednesday, 12/19/12
By Kirk Carapezza
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has rejected buyouts for 33 Vermont properties damaged by Tropical Storm Irene and spring flooding last year.
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Vt. Towns, In Holding Pattern, Await Flood Mitigation Funds
Monday, 12/03/12
By Kirk Carapezza
As many prepare for the holidays, dozens of homeowners affected by Tropical Storm Irene are still waiting for the funds they need to get back on their feet. In Vermont, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved buyouts of 81 properties, but none of the owners has gotten any money yet.



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Focus On Brattleboro
Thursday, 11/15/12
By Jane Lindholm
Over the past several years, Brattleboro has had its share of setbacks. We broadcast live from the new Brattleboro Food Co-Op to get an update on how the town has been dealing with the recent challenges.
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New Brattleboro Film Fest Debuts This Weekend
Friday, 11/02/12
By Susan Keese
The First Annual Brattleboro Film Festival debuts Friday at the Latchis Theater. The event's co-founder, who worked previously on the Brattleboro Women's Film Festival, says there is clearly an appetite for more independent films in town.
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Missing A Mannequin?
Friday, 11/02/12
By Amy Kolb Noyes
A call to police around 8 o'clock last night reported a naked man standing near exit three on Interstate 91, in Brattleboro.
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State Pitches In For Brooks House Renovation
Friday, 11/02/12
Help is on the way to rebuild a 140-year-old building damaged by fire in Brattleboro.
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Brattleboro Yogurt Company Grows Quickly, Plans Expansion
Thursday, 11/01/12
By Susan Keese
A Brattleboro yogurt company that's been operating less than two years says it's grown more quickly than expected. That's thanks to the rising popularity of Greek-style yogurt, which the company makes.
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Early Voting Up In Parts Of Vermont
Wednesday, 10/31/12
By Bob Kinzel
Interest in early voting is very high is several parts of the state. In some communities it's expected that as many as a third of all voters will cast their ballot before Election Day.
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A Bright Future For Brooks House
Friday, 10/26/12
By Susan Keese
In Brattleboro, two dreams have moved closer to reality. One is the dream of restoring the Brooks House, an important downtown building, gutted by fire in 2011. There's also the dream of a downtown college campus that would bring students and jobs to Brattleboro's Main Street.
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Brattleboro Votes Down Local Sales Tax
Monday, 10/22/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Town representatives in Brattleboro voted over the weekend in favor of a $14 million upgrade of the town's police and two fire stations. But they overwhelmingly opposed a tax to pay for it.
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Brattleboro Eyed For New College Campus
Thursday, 10/18/12
A committee of the Vermont State Colleges has picked a building in downtown Brattleboro as the site of a new campus for Community College of Vermont and Vermont Technical College.
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On NH Border, Brattleboro To Vote On Local Sales Tax
Wednesday, 10/17/12
Brattleboro will decide this week whether to approve a proposed one percent local option sales tax, which town officials say will generate funds to improve fire and police stations.
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Dignitaries Celebrate Rail Upgrade
Friday, 10/05/12
By Amy Kolb Noyes
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood will join Vermont's top politicians at the Amtrak Train Station in Brattleboro Friday morning.
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Police Investigating Suspicious Death In Brattleboro
Monday, 09/17/12
Vermont police say they will release more information about their investigation into the suspicious death of a 47-year-old woman in Brattleboro.
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Brattleboro Playhouse Offers 'Camping With Henry And Tom'
Thursday, 09/13/12
By Susan Keese
The Actors Theatre Playhouse of Brattleboro is staging a play that mixes history with conjecture and fiction. It's Mark St. Germain's "Camping with Henry and Tom," a comedy about Henry Ford, Thomas Edison and President Warren G. Harding.
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Vt. Communities Continue To Seek Energy Efficiencies
Friday, 08/10/12
In Montpelier, the city's energy committee next Tuesday will host its first so-called "Energy Challenge Town Meeting." The city says the goal is to help residents get ready for winter by giving them information about home energy audits and weatherization measures.
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State Seeks Input On Brattleboro Bridge Project
Friday, 06/22/12
People in Brattleboro will have a chance to weigh in on a major bridge project next week.
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Brattleboro Turns To Curbside Compost Program
Wednesday, 05/30/12
Brattleboro is getting ready for a unique recycling program. The town is looking for 150 households to take part in a pilot curbside compost pickup program.
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Brattleboro Examines Pedestrian Deaths
Tuesday, 05/29/12
Accidents involving pedestrians have spiked statewide over the past several months. Brattleboro has seen the worst of it, and now local officials are trying to identify the causes - and the solutions.
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Investment Group Pledges To Restore Brattleboro's Brooks House
Wednesday, 04/11/12
By Susan Keese
After the Brooks House Hotel in Brattleboro was gutted by fire, the iconic downtown building has remained empty while its owner struggles to find capital for a costly restoration. Now, a new local investment group has stepped in.
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Musical Benches Suprise, Engage Park Goers
Monday, 03/26/12
By Susan Keese
A pair of Brattleboro arts entrepreneurs have designed what they say they hope will spark "unexpected, spontaneous, creative interaction." Here's how: They want to install musical park benches in public spaces around town.
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Regional Report: Three Pedestrians Killed In Brattleboro Accidents
Friday, 03/16/12
By Mitch Wertlieb
Making the streets safer in Brattleboro after some fatal traffic-related deaths. That's the focus of today's Friday Regional Report, a conversation with local editors and reporters about what's happening in their community.
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Officials Say Sidewalks Need More Repairs, But Money Isn’t There
Monday, 03/12/12
By Nina Keck
Repairing and replacing crumbling walkways is costly, and officials in many cities say they just don't have the money to keep up.
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Irene Lingers As Select Boards Present Budgets
Thursday, 02/23/12
Vermont towns have been grappling with the cost of clean-up and repairs from Tropical Storm Irene. They're hoping most of the tab will be paid by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, but it's a slow process.
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