The Greeting

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Greetings from Windham County! Spring is in the air, but in southern Vermont that means fluctuating temperatures,  melting ice and snow, and maybe some mud (and potholes) to muck through before you reach your destination.  

Today is National Something on a Stick Day (yeah, that's a thing) and here are some frozen cocktail recipes to help you stir things up this mud season.

We had more democracy in action, Vermont-style, over the past week. Read all about the controversial 1 percent local option sales tax approved by Brattleboro's Representative Town Meeting.  And it's back to the drawing board for the West River Modified Union Education District, which saw its proposed $11.8 million budget rejected by voters Wednesday.

A popular fast-food eatery just off Exit 1 has closed its doors, for now, but other doors sprang open last weekend as local sugarhouses honored an early spring tradition by showing people how they make that sweet, sticky all-natural maple goodness.

Links to these and more great stories and photos can be found below.

And finally, this has nothing to do with Brattleboro or southern Vermont, for that matter, but it still makes us chuckle every time. Happy Opening Day of the baseball season, everybody!

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Best,

Bill LeConey,
Reformer night editor
wleconey@reformer.com


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KRISTOPHER RADDER — BRATTLEBORO REFORMER
The cast of "Chicago" rehearse the opening number “All That Jazz” during a dress rehearsal on Thursday, March 21, 2019. The show opens today at the Bellows Falls Opera House.

Click on the picture for a full gallery of photos from the rehearsal. And click here for more award-winning photography from the Brattleboro Reformer, Bennington Banner and Manchester Journal.


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