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.
Halloween parades and events in and around Brattleboro.
Carved pumpkins line Main Street and various other corners of the downtown during the annual Keene Pumpkin Festival in Keene, N.H.
Autumn in the Brattleboro area.
A 3-alarm fire blazed through an apartment building at 214 Elliot St. in Brattleboro on Wednesday evening.
Tigers and Webelos from Cub Scout Pack 412 help run the "Pine Heights Derby" at Pine Heights Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Brattleboro.
The Westminster Fire Department held a day of fire safety demonstrations and activities for students from local schools on Friday morning for Fire Prevention Week.
In response to calls for more attention to be paid to Dutton Pines State Forest Park off Route 5, officials from the Vermont Dept. of Forests, Parks & Recreation on Thursday visited Dummerston to clean up the property.
The Brattleboro Union High School varsity field hockey team took on Bellows Falls Union High School at BFUHS on Tuesday afternoon. Junior forward Sarah Wells scored five goals on Tuesday afternoon to lead the undefeated Bellows Falls field hockey team to a 7-0 victory.
The Southern Vermont Rescue Technical Team staged a "Dramatic Water Rescue" demonstration at The Marina in Brattleboro on Wednesday evening and Rescue Inc. drew the winning ticket for its 2013 Subaru Crosstrek raffle.
The Brattleboro boys soccer team lost a thriller to visiting Rutland, 3-2, on Monday night. Conner Elliott-Knaggs scored and also set up Brennen Zolnoski's burial to lead the 3-3-1 Colonels.
Doggiepalooza, a day of dog-related events in downtown Wilmington was held on Saturday, Sept. 28.
Scenes from the annual Pickle Festival in Winchester, N.H., including the morning parade along Main Street.
Scenes from Friday afternoon at the ITV Film Festival in Dover.
A Career Expo was held on Thursday at the Quality Inn on Putney Rd. in Brattleboro. 503 jobseekers showed up to the event.
Students from BUHS, the Windham Regional Career Center and UVM Extension have been working together to plant and harvest vegetables at VABEC. On Thursday, students dug up sweet potatoes for the "high school harvest" program.
The Vermont State Nationals took place at the Bellows Falls Union High School gym.
Volunteers prepare apple pies for the Newfane Heritage Festival at the Newfane Congregational Church.
Gaines Farm in Guilford opened its corn maze and hayrides this weekend.
The all new Dover Town Park officially opened to the public on Sept. 18.
The 31st Annual Marlboro Community Fair was held on September 14th at Muster Field in Marlboro. The fair's theme this year was "Makers of Marlboro".
Storms on Thursday, September 12, 2013 caused damage throughout Brattleboro and the surrounding towns.
The Brattleboro Union High School Colonels girls soccer team faces off with Mount Anthony Union High School Patriots on Tuesday, September 10, 2013.
Protestors hold a vigil in downtown Brattleboro to protest the possibility of the U.S. taking military action in Syria. The vigil was one of over 165 held across the country that were done in hopes of sending a clear message to Congress to vote "no" on the authorization to use military force in Syria.
Lexi Leland, 3, participates in weekly horse therapy at Winchester Stables in Newfane to help her with developmental disabilities. Program Director Lorna Young and volunteer Patsy Mehlhop work with Lexi and her therapy horse "Spot".
A large blackboard that asks passerby the question, "What are you grateful for?" has recently been installed on Flat Street in Brattleboro as part of the Watching Angels Public Art Show.
The official ribbon cutting ceremony and tour through the new GSP School of Manufacturing Technology in Brattleboro.
The Guilford Fair, now in its 69th year, filled two days on Labor Day weekend (Sunday and Monday) with family fun.
Director Jane Baker of Brattleboro works with local actors during rehearsal for the filming of "110 Llandaff", an indie film that will be filmed in Brattleboro in September.
Two years ago, Tropical Storm Irene wreaked havoc on Windham County and the rest of Vermont.
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.
The Rock River Revival Parade and Festival was held in Newfane, Vt., on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013.
Members of Vermont's first community solar farm met at the site in Putney Friday to celebrate the opening of the solar array.
The BUHS football and field hockey teams practice before the beginning of the fall sports season.
The newly renovated Rockingham Public Library in Bellows Falls.
Take a look inside the newly re-opened Guilford Country Store in Guilford, Vt.
The 96th Annual Deerfield Valley Farmer's Day Fair in Wilmington.
Employees at Walker Farm in Dummerston transplant parsley and work in the greenhouses.
The Brattleboro Police Department and agents from Homeland Security Investigations in serving a search warrant at a home on Holden Street
Bellows Falls Middle School will soon begin its first full school year now that renovations have been completed.
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 Brattleboro 11-year-old Little League team competed for the state championship on Monday, July 29, but came up short against South Burlington.
People enjoy the summer rite of picking their own blueberries at Green Mountain Orchards in Putney, Vt.
Circus Smirkus, Vermont’s award-winning international youth circus, returned to Brattleboro, July 16 and 17, 2013
Photos from the funeral service for NYC policeman Rafael Ramos. Ramos and his partner were shot on a Brooklyn street in their patrol car.
Many survivors and loved ones returned to remember the victims and the destruction caused by the 2004 Tsunami ten years later.
Photos from the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami that left nearly a quarter-million people dead in one of modern history’s worst natural disasters.
Donkey breeder Carlos Aravena has been raising burros on the outskirts of Santiago, Chile and selling their milk as long as he can remember.
Photos of people celebrating Christmas 2014 around the world, from Iraq to Brazil.
The Bellows Falls varsity girls basketball team improved to 2-2 with a 55-45 victory over West Rutland on Tuesday night.
Just two percent of people are Christian in Pakistan where the population is overwhelmingly Muslim.
BERKELEY, Mo. (AP) — Violent protests broke out in suburban St. Louis after another black 18-year-old was fatally shot by a white police officer.