Over the past several years, Brattleboro
has had its share of setbacks. It seemed as if the only news coming out of the
southeastern Vermont town was bad
The historic Brooks House was severely damaged by fire.
Tropical Storm Irene caused extensive damage. A Brattleboro Co-Op employee was
murdered by a co-worker. The iconic Latchis Theater marquee was destroyed by a
passing truck. But lately, the news from Brattleboro
has been much more positive.
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 from
Building a Better Brattleboro’s Andrea Livermore and Bob Stevens of Stevens
Also on the program, CCV’s Tapp Barnhill and Marlboro College’s Sean Conley discuss the higher education
opportunities in downtown Brattleboro. And Town Arts Committee Member Kate Anderson provides
an overview of the area’s thriving arts community.
Vermont Public Radio has expanded its service in Brattleboro and southeastern Vermont. You can now hear VPR News on a new full-power station at 88.9 FM. VPR’s translator is now broadcasting VPR Classical at 94.3. VPR Classical is also available on 88.9-HD 2 with an HD radio.