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Focus On Brattleboro

11/15/12 12:00PM By Jane Lindholm
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VPR/Ric Cengeri
The new Brattleboro Food Co-Op opened downtown in June.

Over the past several years, Brattleboro has had its share of setbacks. It seemed as if the only news coming out of the southeastern Vermont town was bad news.

The historic Brooks House was severely damaged by fire. Tropical Storm Irene caused extensive damage. A Brattleboro Co-Op employee was murdered by a co-worker. The iconic Latchis Theater marquee was destroyed by a passing truck. But lately, the news from Brattleboro has been much more positive.

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 from Building a Better Brattleboro's Andrea Livermore and Bob Stevens of Stevens & Associates.

Also on the program, CCV's Tapp Barnhill and Marlboro College's Sean Conley discuss the higher education opportunities in downtown Brattleboro. And Town Arts Committee Member Kate Anderson provides an overview of the area's thriving arts community.

 

Vermont Public Radio has expanded its service in Brattleboro and southeastern Vermont. You can now hear VPR News on a new full-power station at 88.9 FM. VPR's translator is now broadcasting VPR Classical at 94.3. VPR Classical is also available on 88.9-HD 2 with an HD radio.  

 

VPR/Susan Keese
Brooks House is expected to reopen in early 2014.
 
VPR/Susan Keese
Guitarist Addison Rice performs on the sidewalk in downtown Brattleboro.

 

VPR/Ric Cengeri
The Latchis Theater
 
Sam's Outdoor Outfitters in downtown Brattleboro

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