Editor’s note: The community’s continued interest in local, national and world news and issues is why we are able to continue publishing news each and every day. So thanks to all those passionate enough to take the time to write letters to the editor, and eveyone else interested in reading their neighbors’ opinions. Happy New Year!

Judy Abascal

Marion Abell and Peter Abell

Abene Festival Planning Committee

George Adair

Peter Adair

John V. Adams

Penelope Simpson Adams

Spoon Agave

Jane Aitken

Dorianne Almann

Susan Alper

David Altstadt

Pastor Joe Amico

Amtrak Station Brattleboro

Nancy Andersen

April Anderson

Charlene Anderson

Mary Anderson

David Andrews

Rae M. Andrews

Roger L. Andrews

Anonymous

Ed Anthes

Meredith Anton

Jerry Appell

Apple Pie Festival Committee and Dummerston Congregational Church

Michael Atamaniuk

Margaret Atkinson

Susan J. Avery

Serena Baker

Beth Baldwin

Janice Baldwin

Gary Balin

Becca Balint

Mike Ball

Brandon Barnard

Kathy Barnard

Katherine Barratt

Lynn Barrett

Patricia Bartlett

Rebecca Bartlett

Peter Barus

Carol L. Bates

Lisa Bauer

Connie Baxter

Laurie Bayer

Alma Beals

Wendy Beaman Breana and Kayden

Gretchen Becker

Steve Belczak

Susan Bell

Ingrid Bennett

Libby Bennett

John Bentley

Josh Bernbaum

Debbie Dan Adam and Kayla Bernier-Sontag

Tom Bertone

Ian Bigelow

Martin D. Bittner

Anne Black

Anne Black

Martha Black

Carol Blackwood

Christian Blake

Matt Blake

Wayne Blanchard

Whit Blauvelt

David Blistein

Hilary Bloom

Jennifer Blomgren

Alyssa Blum

Ingrid Boccelli

Sharon Boccelli

Tom Bodett

John Bohannon

Mark Borax

Michael Bosworth

Joanne Bourbeau

Leon C. Boyd Sr. and Families

Heath Boyer

Michael Boylen

Judy Boynton

David Bozetarnik

Debbie Bozetarnik

Alice J. Bradeen

Ann Braden

Ann Bradon

Ray Branagan

Maximilian K. Brand

Sandy Brassard

Brattleboro Area Farmers’ Market

Brattleboro Post Office

Brattleboro Town School Board

Nancy Braus

Ken Brautigam

Rene Brewer-Durkee

Anne Brinton

Jacqueline Brook

Don Brown

Michelle Brown

Nancy Buckley-Howard

Fire Chief Michael Bucossi

Binh Bui

Laura Burdo

Ed Burke

Susan Burklund

Gun Burns

Jenny Burtis

Connie Burton

Jen Buteau

Mary K. Butura

Mary Cain

Nancy Calicchio

Paul Cameron

Jerry Carbone

Eunice Carey

Vince Carlin

Steve Carmichael

Terry Carter

Lorie Cartwright

Joan Caruso

Vickie Case

Elizabeth Catlin

Dianne Champion

Chesterfield Preservation & Beautification Society

Cara Cheyette

Elizabeth Christie

Richard Cianflone

George Clain

David M. Clark

Jeff Clark

Jade Clews

Elayne and Arnold Clift

Alice Cobb

Lindsay Cobb

Martin Cohn

Ann Coleman

Belle Coles

Community High School of Vermont

Joe Cook

Lawrence Cook

Matthew Cook

Jason Cooper

Mary Ellen Copeland

Kelli L. Corbeil

Bruce and Carol Corwin

Art Costa

Billy and Lynda Covey

Rick Cowen

Doug Cox

Brian Coyne

Bob Crego

Spencer Crispe

Gloria Cristelli

Trudy Crites

Vidda Crochetta

James Cumming

Bill Cummings

Dede Cummings

Kay Curtis

Phillip L. Cutting

Emily Daigle

Susan Cooper Daigneault

Kurt Daims

Rev. Sandy Daly

The Damon Family

Biz Dana

Alan O. Dann

Jean Danilow

Ann Darling

Andy Davis

Richard Davis

Donna Dawson

Elizabeth Day

Marta Deacon

Robert Deacon

Rev. Robert Deacon (and Marta)

Carol DeBarba

Beatrice DeFeo

Carmen Derby

Rosario M. de Swanson

Dan DeWalt

Ann C. DiBernardo

Sarah DiNicola

Arlene Distler

Jake Dixon

Stephen Dodge

Deidre Donaldson

Natalie Donovan

Derek Doucette

Dover Free Library Staff and Trustees

Milli Dupell

Eleanora Eden

Edee L. Edwards

Mark R. Eggert

Kiera Einhorn

Betsy Eldredge

Charlene Ellis

Laurel Ellis

Betty Elwell

David J. and Shirley T. Emery

Bob Engel

Frederick W. Engstrom

Fritz Engstrom

Louis Erlanger

Sue Euphrat

Kathy and Jim Evans

John Everest

Dart Everett

Richard Evers

Richard Ewald

Bob Fagelson

Booie Fagelson

David Fagelson

Robert L. Fagge

Howard Fairman

Bea Fantini

Peggy A. Fegley

Ginny Ferguson

Cheryl Fernald

Patricia Field

Ann Fielder

Dan Filler

Nicole Fillion

Anne Fines

Morty Fink

Tom Finnell

Heidi Fischer

Charles Fish

Traelor N. Fisher

Stephen Fitch

Jennifer Fitzgerald

Lisa Flanders

Robyn Flatley

Beverly Fleming

Amy Fletcher

Samantha Fletcher

Ed Flowers

Judy Flynn

H. R. Foltz

Daniel Fooks

Deena Forcier

Lisa Ford

Carol Forsythe

Julie Forsythe

Lucie Fortier

Christine Foster

Steven B. French

Douglas S. Friant

Ronnie Friedman

Sora H. Friedman

Olive Frost

Johanna Gardner

Kara Garvey

Exit Gateway Project Folks

Kathie Gatto-Gurney

R. Gay

Jessica Callahan Gelter

Betsy Gentile

Barbara Gentry

Phillip A. Gilbert Jr.

Robert and Regina (Gilberts)

Steve Giles

Ainslie Gilligan

Claire Gilman

Steve Glabach

Sandy Golden

Barbara Goldman

Zeke Goodband

Rick Gordon

Mark A. Gouger

Jackie Gould

Sharon Gralnick

Amelia Graff

Women’s Community Club of Grafton

Thomas O. Gray

Connie Green

Stephan Green

Stephen R. Green

Elliott Greenblott

Brenda J. Greika

Tom Griffith

Samuel Griffis

Pete Guenther

Guilford Historical Society

Annie Guion

Elliot Gunzburg

Richard J. Guthrie

Jesse Haas

Pat Haine

Claire B. Halverson

Kevin Hamilton

Michael Hanish

Ellen Hannington

Harris Hill Ski Jump Board and Organizing Committee

Nita Harrison

John Hatton

Linda Hay

Buddy Hayford

Judith Hayward

Linda Hecker

Ken Heile

Debra Heller

Lillian Hellinger

Linda Hellus

Heidi Henkel

Christie Herbert

Mary Alice Herbert

Michael J. Hertz

Linda Hescock

Nancy Heydinger

Tom Heydinger

Haley Hoksins

Joanne Holbrook

Judy Holden

Bill Holiday

James Hollander

Claudette Hollenbeck

Barbara Holliday

Cassandra Holloway

Stanley Holt

Evangelina Holvino

Steve Hooper

Gretchen Horton

Célina Houlné

James L. Howard

Tom Howe

Adam Hubbard

Darren and Liz Hubler

Fred Humphrey

Lester Humphreys

Patty Hurd

Jane Grass Hurley

Jennifer Hutton

Mary Ide

Howie Ires

M. Carol Jaenson

Betsy Jaffe

Barbara Janiszyn

Dick January

Sarah Kemble

Tobias Joachim

Elizabeth Johnson

Linda E. Johnson

Rebecca Jones

Dale Joy

Moss Kahler

Bob Kane

Gary Katz

Steven K-Brooks

Randy Kehler

Nita Kimball

C. J. King

Dave King

Jon King

Sally King

Tom King

Dan Kinoy

Doris A. Knechtel

Frankie Knibb

Kris Knutson

Susan Kochinskas

Rebecca Koski

Teagen Kosut

Sarah Kotkov

Joseph Kowalski

Bob Kramsky

Michael Krasner

Jim Kurty

Mary Gene Landeryou

Michael N. Landis

Juanita Lane

James Lanese

Martin Langeveld

Jim Larkin

Ann Latchis

Demetrius "Jim" S. Latchis

Sarah Launderville

Claire Lavender

Todd Lawley

Laua Lawson Tucker

Bob Leach

Sen. Patrick Leahy

Chloe E. Learey

Joyce Lemire

Debbie Lemnah

Dot Lenhart

Melina Leristis

Carol Levin

Lynn Levine

Elaine H. Levlocke

Rosemary Lewando

Danny Lichtenfeld

Judy Lidie

Michelle Liechti

Doug and Mimi Lilly

Moss Linder

Lisa Linowes

Shela Linton

David Lloyd R.N.

Debra Loevy-Reyes

John Loggia

Londonderry Valley Rescue Squad

Marilyn Loomis

Nancy Lord

Talia Loevy-Reyes

Louise Luring

Dean Lynch

Steev Lynn

Tim Maciel

Jon Mack

Carlyn Madden

Andrew MacFarland

Sherry Maher

Tim Maciel

Mildred M. Maloskie

Norma Manning

Brattleboro Detachment and Auxiliary Unit, Marine Corp League

Jon Mack

Lee Madden

Jim Maland

Rep. Richard Marek

Heidi Mario

Oliver Marston

Linda Martin

Lynn Martin

Steve Martineau and Family

Sarah Massucco

Sallie J. May

Archer and Margot Mayor

Diana Mazzuchi

Jim "Jiggs" McAuliffe

Andrea McAuslan

Mark McAvoy

Ken McCaffrey

Scott McCarty

Jane McCauley

Libby McCawley

Beth McDermet

Stewart McDermet and Kris

Dana McGinn

Jon McKeon

Don McLean

Michael McLeroy Jr.

Peter and Suzanne McNeary

John M. Medeiros

Laura Megros

Ralph Meima

Timothy Merton

Robert Merz

Michael Meyer

Pooja Meyer

Kathleen Michel

Paul Millman

Lauri Miner

Jimmy Mitchell

Mark Mitchell

Jan Mitchell-Love

Eva Mondon

Joelle Montagnino

Anne W. S. Montgomery

Les Montgomery

Tad Montgomery

Richard Moore

Rep. John Moran

Jenny Morganthau

F. Morrison

Fred Morrison

Jeffrey J. Morse

Joanna Morse

Mimi Morton

Gary Mosher

Donald A. Moskowitz

Mike Mrowicki

Adam Mueller

Marie Mulroy

Orly Munzing

Greg Murano

Kelley L. Murray

Patrice Murray

Tom Murray

Bradley D. Myerson

Judith Myrick

Danish Nabeel

Kim Nace

Lisa Nash

Linda Nason

Kristina Naylor

John Nebelski

Stan Neubert

Newfane Church Heritage Festival Committee

Ann Newsmith

Margaret Newton

The NEYT Family

Barbara Nichols

Matt Nichols

Jim Nicholson

Paul E. Normandeau

Suzette Noel

Abe Noe-Hays

Bonnie North

Peter T. Novick

Gail Nunziata

Wendy O’Connell

Kevin O’Connor

Marlene O’Connor

Tim O’Connor

Patricia O’Donnell

Robert A. Oeser

Jan Ori

Christian O’Rourke

Ken Page

Christopher Parker

Guy Page

Dorothy Parker

Rolf Parker-Houghton

Chris Parro

Debbie Partrick

Nick Partrick

Warren S. Patrick

Guy Payne

Cynthia Payne-Meyer

Beth Pearce

Bill Pearson

Neil Pelsue

John Penford

Steven Perrin

Heath Peters

Susan and Jack Peters

Nissa Petrak

Lawrence Petrillo

Judith Petry

Emily Peyton

Reto Pieth

Anna Vesely Pilette

Daryl Pillsbury

Nick Pillsbury

Henry Pinckney

Lori F. Pinsonneault

Vicky Pittman

Marjorie Pivar

Lori Polhemus

Dawn Pollard

Jean Pollock

Laura M. Powell

Chris Pratt

Kai-Ming Pu

Enza M. Putignano

Bobbe Ragouzeos

Elizabeth Raposa

Bob Ratti

Mark Raymond

Veronica Raymond

Katarina Rayno

Christopher Recchia

Lisa and Russell Record

Susie Record

Lynn Redd

Brent Regan

Hannah Reichel

Paul F. Reis

Ethan Reichsman

Mark Reinhardt

Kathy Renaud

Marvin Resnikoff

Sabine Rhyne

Steve Rice

Annie Malcolm Barbara Terry Richardson

Anne Rider

Robin Rieske

Jessica Riley

Karen Roberts

Kyle Roberts

Rockingham Library Staff

Rock River Parade Team

Martha Rockwell

Susan E. Rosano

Eric Rosenbloom

Carol Ross

Joanna Rueter

Lynn Russell

Mike and Nancy Russell and Family

Kevin Ryan

Denis Rydjeski

Hollis and Sally Ryea

Senior Master Sgt. Robert J. Sabonis

Gary Sachs

Saba Salam

Helen W. Samuels

Carley Sanderson

Sean Sanderson

Kimberly J. Saunders

Phil Savoy

John Sayles

Laura Schairbaum

Andrea Scheidler

Leo Schiff

Selma Schiffer

Bill Schmidt

David Schoales

Mark Schultz

Ellen Schwartz

Ellen Scialabba

Jeffrey Scott

Lt. Gov. Phil Scott

Donna M. Scully

Gerald Sears

Andrea Seaton

Frank Seawright

Kerry Secrest

Laura Senes

Richard Sexstone

Howard Shaffer

Melvin F. Shakun

John Shannon

Susanne Shapiro

Lynne Shea

The Family of Joyce Sheehan

Hiliary O. Shelton

Larry Sherk

Kelly Short

Daniel Sicken

Hyam Siegel

Mary Sikes

Larry Simons

Walter Slowinski

Aaron Smith

Ellen Smith

John P. Smith

Maxine Smith

Sally and Sharber Smith

Missy Snow

Norman Solomon

Dan Sontag

Gail Sorenson

Christi Sousie

Southern Vermont Trail Riders

Jane Southworth

Dr. Lise Sparrow

Spencer Family

John Spicer

Jill Spiro

Dana Sprague

Joanne and Ricky Sprague

The Spruce Street Knitters

Shirley S. Squires

Robert J. Stack

Betty Stacy

Jill Stahl Tyler

Lori Staib

Gail Stankiewicz

Valerie and Jon Starbuck

Devin J. Starlanyl

Lynda Starorypinski

Wat Stearns

Marcia S. Steckler

Georg Steinmeyer

Hanne Steinmeyer

Dolly F.H. Stevens

Ray Stevens

Tim Stevenson

Philip Stimmel

Gerald Stockman

Byron Stookey

Carrie Storm

Billy Straus

Sue Strong

Dick Struthers

Rory Struthers

Tara Sullivan

Mike Szostak

Robert Szpila

Fred Taylor

Ron Taylor

Harriet Tepfer

Kipton and Debby Tewksbury

Jon Thatcher

Kathy Thatcher

Nancy Tips

Alyssa Todd

Margot Torrey

Christian Towsley

Michael Travisano

Chris Triebert

Cor Trowbridge and BCTV Board

Michael W. Tudda

Jeremy G. Turner

Cheryl Twarog

Evan Twarog

Harry Y. Twiss Jr.

Lynn Twiss

Peter Twiss and Family

Jill Stahl Tyler

Ryan Tyler

Ben Underhill

John Ungerleider

Peter Van der Does

Carol Vandertuin

Stephen Varone

T. Breeze Verdant

Staff and s of Vermont Adult Learning

Vicki Vest

Judith Wagenbach

Brian Walker

Jacquie Walker

Ray Walker

Suzie Walker

Joy Wallens-Penford

Laura Wallingford-Bacon

Janet Wallstein

Dave Ward

Sandy Ware

Ed Warner

Lou Waronker

John S. Warren

Richard A. Warren

Sally Warren

Jim and Emiko Waryas

Gary M. Washburn

Wendy Webber

Don Webster

Reed Webster

Laurie Web

Lissa Weinmann

Don Welton

West Bee Nursery School Board

West Brattleboro Quaker Worship Group

Kaite West

Arthur H. Westing

Adam and Debbi Wetzel

Jane Wheeler

Tonia Wheeler

Marshall M. Wheelock

Linda Whelihan

Mark S. Whitaker

Cathy White

Cristine A. White

David White

Kathleen White

Thomas White

Devin Whitham

George Whitney

Shannon Wilder

Peter Wiles

Eesha Williams

Ellen Williams

Norma Willingham

John Willis

John Wilmerding

Wilmington Fund

Alex Wilson

Dennis Wiswall

Elizabeth Wohl

Muriel Wolf

Steven Woods

Women’s Community Club Grafton

Women’s Freedom Center Staff and Board

WNESU Bus Drivers

Ann Wright

Deborah Wright

Eugene Wrinn

The Write Action Group

Al Wurzberger

Fred Yates

Peter Yost

Lorna Young

Rachel Zamore

Emily Zervas