The Burr and Burton varsity boys basketball team blitzed Brattleboro, 78-44, on Thursday night at BUHS.
Sunset Lake in Dummerston.
Skiers and snowboarders joined the sledders on the hill for the first time this winter on Thursday afternoon when Memorial Park's T-bar lift was officially opened for the season.
The Colonels varsity girls basketball team lost to Springfield High School at home on Tuesday evening 49-39.
The Leland and Gray varsity girls basketball team won their game against Bellows Falls Union High School 48-45 on Monday evening at home.
The Brattleboro varsity girls basketball team came back from an eight-point deficit with 5:30 left to defeat rival MAU, 52-46, on Wednesday night at BUHS. The 4-3 Colonels will host Burlington on Saturday.
River Gallery School will display the work of Jamis Lott, artist, puppeteer, maskmaker, and philosopher, throughout January. Jamis, along with his father Steve, was killed recently in Townshend. He was 28.
Sometimes the best images come at unexpected times; from small moments rather than from significant events. When creating this collection, I kept this in mind and tried to include an assortment of images that I felt were the most emotionally touching, aesthetically pleasing as well as a few that were included due to their historical importance to the year 2014. Kayla Rice — Brattleboro Reformer Multimedia Editor.
Entergy Corporation, the owners of Vermont Yankee Nuclear plant in Vernon, on Tuesday morning announced plans to close and decommission the power station following its current fuel cycle.
Performers with New England Center for Circus Arts rehearse for "The Flying Nut" on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014 at their Austine School campus in Brattleboro. The holiday show is a high flying, acrobatic Nutcracker event for the whole family featuring performers from the Youth Performance troupes and Professional Training programs. The shows take place between Dec. 19-21st and can be purchased here: https://necenterforcircusarts.org/events/flyingnut/
Here's a collection of reader submitted photos from around the county and neighboring New Hampshire, of the pre-Thanksgiving storm that dumped 6-to-12 inches of snow, hampering travel and knocking out power.
Richard Guthrie, a well-known and well-loved member of the Brattleboro community and former Brattleboro police chief passed away on Nov. 18th. A funeral was held at St. Michael Catholic Church in Brattleboro on Saturday, Nov. 22nd.
A group of concerned citizens gathered outside TD Bank in Brattleboro on Friday afternoon for a peaceful protest. The protesters were concerned about climate change and TD Bank’s investment in the Keystone XL pipeline, as well as Vermont’s financial involvement with TD Bank.
A cement truck was overturned on Pennel Hill Rd. in Halifax on Tuesday afternoon.
A group of around 50 friends and family filled the court room at Windham County Probate Court on Friday morning to watch as Lauren and David Petrie of Brattleboro officially adopted their 10 year-old son, Bobby, who has been in foster care with their family for over four years.
The Academy School spelling team (L-R) sixth graders Arth Patel, Katrina Tao, Rosie Carignan, Waylon Linn-Adams and fifth grader Eliana Merson will compete for the state title on Nov. 15 in Northfield against teams from Barre, Manchester, South Burlington and Middlebury. Since early September, the spellers have been meeting before school starts, four days a week, learning a list of 600+ words. Brattleboro has been well represented the past few years. In 2012 Green Street School won the state tournament, in 2013 Academy went to the state tournament but did not win and now, in 2014, Academy hopes to bring the championship back to Brattleboro.
The 2nd Annual Career and Job Fair was held on Monday, Nov. 10 at the Brattleboro Union High School gym.
Late autumn images from Pisgah State Park in Chesterfield, N.H.
Windham County voters cast their ballots on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014.
The Twin Valley boys soccer team beat Craftsbury Academy 3-0 and will meet fellow undefeated Sharon Academy in the D-4 final on Saturday.
The Keene, N.H., Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying people who the department would like to question in relation to any unlawful activity that might have occurred during the city's annual Pumpkin Festival on Oct. 18.
The Leland & Gray Girls Soccer team beat Richford Senior High School 3-2 in a shoot out during their first round playoff game in Townshend on Wednesday afternoon.
The Leland & Gray Boys Soccer team beat Randolph Union High School 4-1 during their first round playoff game in Townshend on Tuesday afternoon.
The BUHS varsity football team took on Colchester on Friday, Oct. 10th at home. Colchester won 47-14.
A ribbon cutting took place on Wednesday afternoon to mark the official completion of the Brattleboro Solar Energy Project. Over 81 hundred ground mounted panels are located on the 12 acre site off of Technology Drive, with a total system size of 2.5 megawatts. The project ground breaking occurred on May 15th and the system commissioning and activation occurred on September 18th. This is the first project of this size in southeastern Vermont, with the energy produced by this project to equal approximately 7.5% of Brattleboro’s residential annual energy needs. The construction employed over 75 local residents.
New England Youth Theatre presents "Playboy of the Western World", directed by Peter Gould. Performances for the play will take place from October 10-19. Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00 pm and Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $13 for adults, $9 for students and $11 for seniors.
On Friday, Oct. 3rd during gallery walk, there was a grand opening celebration of the new and improved Brooks House which was nearly destroyed by a fire in April 2011. Gov. Peter Shumlin was there to help cut the ribbon along with CCV president Joyce Judy, Vermont Technical College president Dan Smith, Bob Stevens and members of Stevens & Associates.
The gates of Ball Mountain Dam were opened Sept. 27-28, 2014, and enough water was released to create a whitewater experience.
Doggiepalooza in Wilmington
The first ever A.C.O.R.N Nature and Music Festival (A Community of Resilient Neighbors) -- a family-friendly, local event at the Guilford Fairgrounds -- was held on Saturday, Sept. 27.
BAMS instrumental music teacher Tom Nasiatka, BUHS music director Steve Rice and elementary school music teacher Erin Villamizar have been giving demonstrations at local elementary schools this week to introduce 4th grade students to various musical instruments that they will have the opportunity to choose from to play in the school band.
Voters in Brattleboro head to the polls for the Vermont primary.
A glimpse at an African dance class led by dance teacher Pape Ba of Senegal as a part of the Abene African Dance and Drum Festival August 21-24, 2014 in Brattleboro. For the full schedule and more info: http://www.africandancevt.com/summer-2014-festival.html
The Vermont Youth Jazz Ensemble, led by Jim Kurty, performed at the River Garden in Brattleboro on Monday morning.
Each year, the Vermont Jazz Center hosts about 40 instrumental and 20 vocal participants from around the world for a challenging, invigorating weeklong summer workshop. The program is set up so that participants can focus intensively on the music: learning opportunities include classes in theory, composition and arranging, vocal studies, ensembles, listening, master-classes and jam sessions. This year's workshops ran from August 10- 16th at The Putney School campus. A faculty concert will take place at the school on Thursday August 14th at 8pm and a student showcase will take place on Friday August 15th at 3:30pm and 8pm. For more information visit http://www.vtjazz.org/events/.
Cats 6 months old and older are up for adoption for only $10.00 at the Windham County Humane Society for the month of August.
The Brooks House reconstruction is nearly complete.
Olallie Daylily Gardens in Williamsville, Vt. is at peak season with tens of thousands of blooms. The gardens are open to the public every day from 10am-5pm and will be at their most beautiful between now and mid-August. For more information visit http://www.daylilygarden.com.
A glimpse of Challenger Sports Soccer Camp at the West River Park in Brattleboro.
Women prepare for this year's BCC Women’s Association Invitational Tournament which will take place at the Brattleboro Country Club on Saturday, July 26, beginning at 8:30 a.m. For more information, call the Pro Shop at 802-257-7380.
A glimpse of an intermediate modern dance class taught by Sarah Franklin at Headroom Studios in Brattleboro as a part of the Southern Vermont Dance Festival.
Children from New York City arrive in Brattleboro to live with local host families to experience life outside the city for the summer.
Black Mountain Trading Company has recently opened its doors in the Black Mountain Plaza in Brattleboro.
This production of "As You Like It" will mark the 25th annual Shakespeare in the Park event put on by the Vermont Theatre Company, in Brattleboro.
The senior class of Leland & Gray holds its graduation ceremony on Saturday, June 21, 2014.
An update on the progress of the reconstruction of Brattleboro's historic Brooks House.
The "Art in the Neighborhood" program held an art show at Moore Court in Brattleboro to display art made by children living in the neighborhood for parents and friends.
Sixth graders from Matt Neikirk and Deborah Ruesswick's sixth grade classes at Green Street School put on a Civil War themed "living museum" on Tuesday morning for the rest of the school to enjoy and learn from.
A growing mountain bike program, a very generous sale of fill from Bazin Brothers, a little extra money in the budget, and some community support have all led to a new pump track at Putney Central School.
Dan Richardson (8 K's, 3 BB) picked up a complete-game victory as the No. 7 Brattleboro baseball team trounced 10th-seeded North Country, 9-1, in a Division 1 playdown game on Tuesday at Tenney Field.
Seven Brattleboro boys lacrosse seniors were honored before the Colonels' 10-8 victory over rival MAU on Friday night at Natowich Field. The seniors on the BUHS team are: Sam Siegal, Cesar Borges, Conner Elliott-Knaggs, Bryce Fletcher, Colby McGinn, Kyle Patno and Vijay Woodworth.
Kathleen Meeks of Maybelle Farm, LLC in Wardsboro visited Windham elementary school on May 28th to teach children how to make felted soaps out of wool from sheep on the farm. The students have been learning about farming and have visited local farms to see things such as sheep being sheared and wool being carded.
The Brattleboro boys varsity lacrosse team lost to visiting Woodstock, 11-9, on Wednesday at Natowich Field. Tanner Freeman, Conner Elliott-Knaggs and Sam Siegel all had a hat trick for the Colonels. Ian Cebek made eight saves. With the victory, the Wasps claimed the Marble Valley League title.
Memorial Day services and events were held in Brattleboro and the surrounding towns on Monday, May 26th.
The Colonels took a 12-3 win over Keene, N.H. on Wednesday afternoon.
Brattleboro's Chris McAuliffe went 3-for-3 and drove in three runs as the Brattleboro Union High School varsity baseball team trounced Otter Valley, 9-0, on Monday at Tenney Field. Hunter Smith added two hits for the Colonels, while Kevin Tao and Jimmy Mills each had one RBI. Mills (2 K's, 1 BB, 6 hits) picked up the victory. The 8-5 Colonels will play at Keene, N.H., on Tuesday night at 7.
The Colonels took on Westfield, Mass. on Thursday night at Natowich Field. Westfield won with a 12-4 victory. The Colonels (10-2) will play at Burr and Burton on Wednesday.
A ceremony was held to celebrate the Hinsdale varsity girls basketball team's state championship victory on Monday evening.
Company of Muses, in association with Brattleboro School of Dance will present “Passage” for two weekends in May at the New England Youth Theater, located at 100 Flat Street in Brattleboro.
Hinsdale middle and high school's Criminal Justice Extended Learning Opportunity group teamed up with S.H.O.C (Students Helping Our Community), the Hinsdale police and fire departments and Rescue Inc. to put on a mock DUI car crash for the student body on Friday morning, the day before the high school's prom.
Route 63 near the Hinsdale/Chesterfield town line was flooded and parts of the road were washed out on Thursday afternoon.
The Brattleboro varsity girls lacrosse team trampled visiting Hartford, 18-4, on Tuesday night on Natowich Field.
The Townshend Elementary School Club funded a six day circus arts residency with Troy Wunderle, founder of Wunderle’s Big Top Adventures, for the Townshend elementary school. Wunderle is also the artistic director of Circus Smirkus and director of clowning for Ringling Brothers & Barnum & Bailey Circus. The students performed for an audience of friends and family at the school on Friday evening.
Kurn Hattin music director Lisa Bianconi was presented with an award from the GRAMMY Foundation at the school on Thursday.
The Colonels defeated visiting Bellows Falls, 7-2, on Tuesday evening at Tenney Field.
Earth Day 2014 in Brattleboro.
Scenes of early spring from around Brattleboro, VT.
On April 10th, the state of Vermont handed over ownership of the historic William Czar Bradley Law Office to the Westminster Historical Society.
Green Street School had its annual "Arts Night" on Wednesday, April 9th where students performed music, read original poetry and displayed their artwork for family and friends.
There was an officer involved shooting at America's Best Inn on Putney Rd. in Brattleboro early Friday morning.
Several concerned citizens showed up at the Vilas Bridge on Tuesday afternoon to post a declaration that Vermont is "claiming" the bridge, which New Hampshire has left derelict.
Pre-K children visited Lilac Ridge Farm in Brattleboro on the morning of March 27th to learn about maple sugaring. The Windham Child Care Association administers grants to local childcare centers funded by the United Way Fund for Quality Early Childhood Education for enrichment programs such as this collaboration with Lilac Ridge Farm and some local daycare centers.
An update on the re-construction of the historic Brooks House in Brattleboro.
IBIT (Intrinsic Beauty of Invisible Things) Dance Company rehearses at Headroom Stages on Elliot St. in Brattleboro on Tuesday afternoon.
Girls from Academy School participate in Girls on the Run, an after school program to help girls in 3rd to 8th grade to attain social, physical and emotional well-being through fun, uplifting activities.
Chris Sherwin of Sherwin Art Glass in Bellows Falls makes glass pumpkins in his studio on Monday afternoon.
Town Meeting Day 2014 in New Hampshire.
Joe Cook brought his one month old lamb to visit the residents at local nursing homes including Holton Home on Tuesday morning.
Commonwealth Dairy made a large donation to support Dairyvision, an initiative designed by Vermont dairy farmers to support profitable and environmentally sustainable growth of the dairy industry on March 7th.
Images of town meeting day from around Windham County.
The Gathering Place adult day center in Brattleboro is celebrating its 25th year this week.
Photos & video from the 2014 Brattleboro Winter Carnival including the torch lighting, bowling day, variety show, Co-op pizza cooking class and Queen's pageant.
Photos from the 92nd Harris Hill ski jumping competition in Brattleboro on Feb. 15-16, 2014.
The Brattleboro Union High School Music Department presents Sandy Wilson's, "The Boy Friend". Performances are on Feb. 14th at 7:00pm and Feb. 15th at 2:00pm and 7:00 pm.
NEYT's "Treasure Island" directed by Peter Gould will open Friday, February 7 and will run through Feb. 16.
A snow storm cancelled school in the Brattleboro area on February 5th. Here are some images from the storm around our coverage area.
The Latchis Theater held its 11th Annual Collegiate A Cappella Concert on Saturday evening. Six a cappella groups performed to the sold out theater including the Amherst College Zumbyes, Clark University Clark Bars, Dartmouth Aires, UVM Cat's Meow, Williams College Ephlats and the Tufts Beelzebubs.
A retirement open house was thrown on January 29th for Brattleboro Fire Captain Billy Johnson.
Kurn Hattin school held a surprise reception for its music teacher, Lisa Bianconi to celebrate her placement in the top 10 finalists for the first-ever Grammy Music Educator Award.
Peter Welch visited Sovernet Communications in Bellows Falls and toured various businesses in the Brattleboro area on Tuesday, January 21st.
Green Street School students learn to cross country ski with the Brattleboro Outing Club's winter experience program on Upper Dummerston Rd. in Brattleboro.
As the 2014 Vermont legislative session begins, here is a look at the 14 state legislators serving Windham County.
Construction continues at Twin Valley Middle/High School in Whitingham.
Some the best photos from the Brattleboro Reformer photographer(s), taken in 2013.
The Retreat Meadows have frozen over, to the joy of local ice skaters and ice fishermen.
A selection of christmas lights and displays at homes and businesses in the Brattleboro area.
Dot's Restaurant in Wilmington has re-opened after damage from Hurricane Irene forced the local favorite to close its doors.
Winter scenes from the Brattleboro area.
Kurn Hattin had its annual Visitors Day and Christmas program directed by music director Lisa Bianconi.
Drummer Steve Leicach leads a drumming workshop for students at Brattleboro Union High School.
Vernon Elementary School held a craft fair on Friday, December 6th.
Brattleboro was hit with its first substantial snow storm on Sunday night into Monday.
Historic images of the Hinsdale race track.
Brattleboro's New England Youth Theater prepares for performances of its holiday show, "Oliver", directed by Stephen Stearns.
Owners Bill and Mary Lou Schmidt intend to remain residents of the Knapp Road property. But they've enlisted the land trust to locate a new owner and operator for the historic farm.
The 2013 Reformer Christmas Stocking has kicked off its 77th year. The Stocking has become a year-round program. In actuality, the children now have their coats, boots, hats, mittens and the younger ones, their snowpants. They are all set for this year's cold winter weather. Distribution of the winter clothing took place from Nov. 8-16 this year. Over 1,330 children, ages 0-15, from 619 families were outfitted during those nine days. These numbers include several children from families who lost their possessions in recent house fires.
Tyler Excavating works to demolish what was once Hinsdale Greyhound Park. The race track opened for horse racing in 1958 and closed in 2008 after transitioning to a greyhound race track.
Construction is in progress on a rental home community that is being built by Brunelle & Son Construction on Black Mountain Road in Brattleboro.
The Townshend Community Food Shelf hosted a "Turkey Drop" on Monday morning. Each $5 donation was given a one square foot "deed" on the front lawn of the Townshend Church and the deed in which the "turkey" landed won a prize. The event raised about $1500 to go towards defraying the cost of holiday baskets for the Townshend Community Food Shelf.
Teenagers from the Boys & Girls Club in Brattleboro teamed up with the Safe Street Project to stencil areas in downtown Brattleboro with street safety messages.
Construction workers continue their work on the Brooks House in downtown Brattleboro. The building was heavily damages by a fire in April 2011.
A piece by piece demolition of the Interstate-91 Bridge in Brattleboro began this week. The demolition is the start of a $60 million project to replace the aging, deteriorated bridge over Route 30 and the West River.
Veterans Day Observances in Brattleboro, Chesterfield and at Kurn Hattin Homes in Westminster.
A house fire at 458 Sweet Pond Rd. in Guilford began sometime early Friday afternoon. Firefighters from surrounding towns worked to put out the flames and salvage the family's belongings.
Representatives from the American Legion Post 5 visited students at St. Michael's Catholic School in Brattleboro.
Volunteers prepare apple pies for the Newfane Heritage Festival at the Newfane Congregational Church.
Students and officials from the Twin Valley School District break ground at the site of the new Twin Valley Middle and High School facility in Whitingham, Vermont.
The Monadnock varsity boys basketball team handed Hinsdale a fifth consecutive loss, 70-37, on Tuesday night at home.
Located in Stratton's Sun Bowl, the Ice Castle features giant archways, winding mazes, ice thrones and tunnels—crafted by hand using only icicles and water. The Ice Castle began construction in late November and opened to the public on January 17. It will be open through March 2015, weather permitting.
A look at some of what goes on behind the scenes to make the well-known local coffee at Mocha Joe's Roasting Co. in Brattleboro.