Workers at the Vermont
Veterans Home say the Bennington facility needs better financial management and better
nursing home has projected an estimated $3.5 million budget shortfall for 2014.
Putney’s Sandglass Theatre is known internationally
for using puppets together with human actors to address weighty themes.
The company’s newest
production explores the inner lives of five elderly puppets with late-stage dementia.
The town of Brattleboro is handing out reflective arm and leg bands to
increase the visibility of pedestrians and cyclists after dark. The initiative is part of a
wider response to a wave of vehicle-pedestrian accidents in town.
Town meeting voters in six Windham County towns will be asked to support a regionwide effort to
boost the economy. The region has seen declining
wages, job opportunities and population. The situation is expected to worsen
with the eventual closing of Vermont Yankee and the loss of many high-paying