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Alleged drug dealer in federal custody

BRATTLEBORO — A Hartford, Conn., man accused of selling illegal drugs in Brattleboro is now in federal custody, charged with one count of distributing fentanyl and two counts of distributing cocaine base.


Buckley-Dunbar named 2019 Youth of the Year

BRATTLEBORO — Zachary Buckley-Dunbar was declared the 2019 Youth of the Year by the Brattleboro Boys & Girls Club during a special reception on Feb. 13. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the local Boys and Girls Club, and the club's 16th year presenting this award.


Robert Kraft, New England Patriots Owner, Being Charged In Jupiter, Florida Prostitution Bust

JUPITER, Florida (CBS) – Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots, will be charged in a prostitution bust in Jupiter, Florida. Kraft, who denies doing anything illegal, was allegedly caught in the act on video, according to police.


Police investigate sound of gunshots in Brattleboro

BRATTLEBORO — Police are investigating reports of shots fired in the area of 33 Oak St. just before 9 p.m. on Tuesday. According to a statement from the Brattleboro Police Department, officers interviewed vehicle occupants, apartment residents and neighbors, among others in the area.


Environmental planner seeks Select Board seat

BRATTLEBORO — Elizabeth McLoughlin views herself as the Select Board candidate who would represent the best interests of the whole town, as she has no particular standout issue or special.


Photos: 'No Emergency, No Wall'

KRISTOPHER RADDER — BRATTLEBORO REFORMER. People brought signs and chanted in protest at a No Emergency No Wall Rally at Pliny Park on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. If you'd like to leave a comment (or a tip or a question) about this story with the editors, please email us. We also welcome letters to the e


As workplace wellness catches on, Brattleboro company sees more demand

Workplace wellness initiatives, once a rare job perk, are becoming more common. A 2015 survey of about 1,900 employers, sponsored by Aflac Inc., found that almost half offer wellness programs at work, up from 30 percent just three years earlier.


Vermont man charged with attempting to meet a Fort Ann girl for sex

Law enforcement officials say 48-year-old John Curley of Chester, VT, used Skout - an adult social networking service - to solicit sex from someone he thought was a 12-year-old girl.


Cheshire County jail officer accused of bugging woman he works with

KEENE — A Cheshire County corrections officer is charged with bugging a conversation he had with a woman with whom he works, according to court records. Benjamin P. Graves, 33, of Park Avenue, is charged with the prohibited interception and disclosure of oral communications, a class B felony.


Vermont lawmakers choose 35-year vet to lead National Guard

MONTPELIER, Vt. — A 35-year military veteran elected Thursday to run the Vermont National Guard promised to win back the community’s trust and make the organization more welcoming to women after allegations the institution tolerated sexual harassment and other misconduct.


Franklin County man killed in Vermont snowmobile accident

A 48-year-old Shelburne man died in a snowmobiling accident Tuesday in the town of Winhall, Vermont, according to reports. Steven C. Jenks was killed when his snowmobile went off a trail and struck a tree, according to the Bennington Banner.


MA State Police Arrest Two Brothers for 2014 Child Rape

WORCESTER – Early Thursday morning, the Massachusetts State Police [MSP] Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section [VFAS] with assistance from the Marlborough and Westborough Police Departments and the Middlesex Sheriff’s Department arrested two brothers — Dennis O. Orellana, 34 of Westborough and Hilin


Photos: More snow ... can you dig it?

KRISTOPHER RADDER — BRATTLEBORO REFORMER. Winter is still going, whether we like it or not. Above, Ronald Colegrove, a maintenance worker for the Vermont Agency of Transportation, clears snow off the drains at the I-91 Exit 2 offramp in Brattleboro, on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019.


University of Vermont Hires Garimella as Next President

It's official. University of Vermont trustees have hired Suresh Garimella to be the school's 27th president. The announcement Friday was not a surprise. The senior administrator and mechanical engineering professor at Indiana's Purdue University had been the sole finalist for the job to succeed curr


Winchester resident arrested on drug charges

WINCHESTER — A local man is facing drug-sale charges after police searched his residence Wednesday. Ronald W. St. Francis Jr., 45, of Winchester, is charged with three felony counts of sale of heroin/fentanyl, according to a news release from the Keene Police Department.


Man charged with illegally recording conversation was jail employee

A Keene man charged with illicitly recording and transmitting a conversation was employed by the Cheshire County jail at the time, according to court records. Benjamin P. Graves, 33, was indicted in December on a charge of a prohibited interception and disclosure of oral communications, a felony.


Hiker found dead in Florida may have Warren County ties

A hiker who may be from Warren County has been found dead in Florida. Police need help identifying him. The man was found dead near a trail system in southwest Florida in July. The Collier County Sheriff's Office has recently developed a reason to believe that he may have been from Warren County.


Actress Jennifer Garner Visits Vermont To Promote Early Childhood Learning

Actress Jennifer Garner was in Burlington, Vermont today to visit an early learning center and promote investment in early childhood education programs. Garner is a board member of Save the Children and travels the country as an “Artist Ambassador” advocating for expansion of early childhood educati


Brattleboro resident charged with domestic assault

BRATTLEBORO — A town resident was arrested Friday for allegedly punching a woman in the face multiple times. Brattleboro police said in a news release Friday that David P. Whitney, 40, is charged with first-degree aggravated domestic assault.


Girl Scout Cookie weekend in Vermont and New Hampshire

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) Vermont's Governor Phil Scott is encouraging people to eat a cookie or two this weekend. Scott has declared Friday through Sunday, Girl Scout Cookie weekend in the Green Mountain State.