As many prepare for the holidays, dozens of homeowners affected
by Tropical Storm Irene are still waiting for the funds they need to get back
on their feet. In Vermont, the
Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved buyouts of 81 properties,
but none of the owners has gotten any money yet.
Take a walk down Brattleboro’s Main Street on a busy Saturday and you’ll find street musicians taking advantage of the warm sun. And that’s not all. If you’re lucky, you may run into GennaRose Nethercott, a curbside poet.
Over the past several years, Brattleboro
has had its share of setbacks. We broadcast live from the new Brattleboro Food Co-Op to get
an update on how the town has been dealing with the recent challenges.
Annual Brattleboro Film Festival debuts Friday at the Latchis Theater. The event’s co-founder, who worked previously on the Brattleboro Women’s Film Festival, says there is
clearly an appetite for more independent films in town.
A Brattleboro yogurt company that’s been operating less than two
years says it’s grown more quickly than expected. That’s thanks to the rising
popularity of Greek-style yogurt, which the company makes.
In Brattleboro, two dreams have moved closer to reality. One is the
dream of restoring the Brooks House, an important downtown building, gutted by
fire in 2011. There’s also the dream of a
downtown college campus that would bring students and jobs to Brattleboro’s Main Street.