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BRATTLEBORO — Brattleboro firefighters, backed by several local fire departments, responded to a three-alarm fire inside McNeill's Brewery on Elliot Street Friday that left one person dead.

DUMMERSTON — A crew at Walker Farm's Elysian Hills prepares for a busy weekend on Thursday, unloading trees brought in from a New Hampshire tr…

Members of All Souls Church in Brattleboro make wreaths and other holiday decorations on Monday for the annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday. The…

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DUMMERSTON — It takes three years to grow lavender plants to be mature enough to harvest, bu…

Members of All Souls Church in Brattleboro make wreaths and other holiday decorations on Mon…

BRATTLEBORO — A strike was averted after school bus drivers for the Windham Southeast Superv…

BRATTLEBORO — The Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Department will still be offering S’mores with Santa from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, des…

BRATTLEBORO — Renown Jazz pianist and composer, Dan DeWalt of Newfane, will offer a concert of original and beloved standard jazz pieces at 7 …

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Health officials on Tuesday encouraged Vermonters to get COVID-19 booster shots right up through Wednesday to protect themselves and others as they travel and visit friends and family for the Thanksgiving holiday. Testing for the virus is also recommended, Health Commissioner Mark Levine sai…

MONTPELIER — To relieve some of the pressure on Vermont hospitals caused by a combination of factors, including COVID-19, the state is opening 80 beds at long-term care and rehabilitation facilities, said Agency of Human Services Secretary Mike Smith.

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Police say a Connecticut driver struck and killed two pedestrians believed to be in a crosswalk and was later arrested after trying to flee. Authorities say the pedestrians were crossing a street in Stamford shortly after 2 a.m. Saturday when they were hit by a 2022 Mercedes. Both were 25-year-old Stamford residents. Police say the driver, a 24-year-old Greenwich resident, got out of the car a short distance away and fled on foot, but was found hiding behind a dumpster behind a building. No charges have been filed yet against the driver. Police say they're investigating whether speed and intoxication played roles in the crash.

A Connecticut man wanted for the killing and dismemberment of his 11-month-old daughter has been arrested after a two-week search by local and federal authorities. Police say 31-year-old Christopher Francisquini was found at a bus stop in Waterbury on Friday afternoon after a person who had been following media coverage recognized him and called 911. An arrest warrant charges Francisquini with murder in the Nov. 18 killing of his daughter, Camilla, in Naugatuck. It was not immediately clear if Francisquini has a lawyer who could respond to the allegations. A reward in the case recently was increased to $25,000 from $10,000.

Police say a car crash north of New York City that killed an on-duty police sergeant was caused by a 16-year-old driver who lost control of a sports car only two weeks after getting his learner’s permit. Yonkers Sgt. Frank Gualdino, a 24-year veteran of the force, was driving an unmarked police car Thursday when it was struck by an oncoming BMW, which then hit a transit bus. Authorities say Gualdino died and the teen is in critical condition in a hospital. Some people on the bus were treated for minor injuries. Yonkers Police Commissioner Christopher Sapienza said Friday that it appeared the teen was driving recklessly.

Voters with no religious affiliation supported Democratic candidates and abortion rights by staggering percentages in the 2022 midterm elections. The unaffiliated voted for Democratic House candidates nationwide over Republicans by more than a 2-1 margin. They voted against abortion restrictions in Kentucky in Michigan by 4-1 margins. They supported Democrats in other bellwether races by similarly lopsided margins. And the religiously unaffiliated are growing. Twenty-nine percent of U.S. adults identified as atheist, agnostic or “nothing in particular” in a 2021 report by the Pew Research Center. That’s up 10 percentage points in a decade.

Most railroad workers weren't surprised that Congress intervened this week to block a railroad strike, but they were disappointed because they say the deals lawmakers imposed didn't do enough to address their quality of life concerns about demanding schedules and the lack of paid sick time. Railroad workers face difficult tradeoffs that sometimes force them to skip doctor's appointments or miss family events. The railroads acknowledge that more needs to be done to address workers' “work-life balance concerns," but managers believe these new contracts should help create more predictable schedules. And the five-year deals include 24% raises and $5,000 in bonuses.

Federal prosecutors have charged a Texas man with threatening a Boston physician who cares for transgender children. Thirty-eight-year-old Matthew Jordan Lindner of Comfort, Texas, faces a charge of transmitting interstate threats. He was arrested Friday and is expected to appear in federal court in Massachusetts at a later date. According to authorities, Lindner left a profane voice mail threatening the physician's life. It was unclear Saturday if Lindner is represented by an attorney and a message left with him wasn't immediately returned. Over the summer, doctors and other staffers at Boston Children’s Hospital also received violent threats related to its medical care for transgender youth.

A surge of anti-Jewish vitriol spread by celebrities is stoking fears that public figures are normalizing hate and ramping up the risk of violence. Former President Donald Trump hosted a Holocaust-denying white supremacist at Mar-a-Lago. The rapper Ye expressed love for Adolf Hitler in an interview. Basketball star Kyrie Irving appeared to promote an antisemitic film on social media. Those are just a few recent examples of influential people abusing their platforms to amplify antisemitism in a way that has been taboo for decades in the U.S. Some people say the incidents harken back to a darker time in America when powerful people routinely spread conspiracy theories about Jews with impunity.

Voters with no religious affiliation supported Democratic candidates and abortion rights by staggering percentages in the 2022 midterm elections. The unaffiliated voted for Democratic House candidates nationwide over Republicans by more than a 2-1 margin. They voted against abortion restrictions in Kentucky in Michigan by 4-1 margins. They supported Democrats in other bellwether races by similarly lopsided margins. And the religiously unaffiliated are growing. Twenty-nine percent of U.S. adults identified as atheist, agnostic or “nothing in particular” in a 2021 report by the Pew Research Center. That’s up 10 percentage points in a decade.

Robert Downey Jr. set out to make an objective portrait, a tribute to his father, the underground filmmaking maverick Robert Downey Sr. His dad had other plans. The result is “Sr.," a new Netflix documentary about a father-son relationship that in some ways always existed on camera. Downey Jr. made his movie debut in his father's 1970 film “The Pound,” at the age of 5. "Sr.'' is a son’s loving reckoning with his iconoclast father, a freewheeling cult filmmaker whose experimental films gave Downey Jr. his entry into moviemaking. It debuted Friday on Netflix.

BURLINGTON — William Clarence Matthews, who broke several color barriers in baseball in the early 20th century including playing professionally in Burlington, will be honored at historic Centennial Field prior to the Vermont Lake Monsters game on Thursday. Jeff Schulman, UVM director of athl…

MANCHESTER — On what was just about a perfect night to be outside at Judy McCormick Taylor Field, the Burr and Burton Bulldogs were nearly perfect, as well. The BBA girls raced out to an early lead and never looked back, overwhelming Brattleboro for a 20-4 victory at home.

Eric Metaxas, author of “Seven Women and the Secret of Their Greatness,” in 2015, said, “Each era has the fatal hubris to believe that it has once and for all climbed to the top of the mountain and can see everything as it is, from the highest and most objective vantage point possible.” We h…

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