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A special publication of the Brattleboro Reformer Saturday, May 2, 2020

When the world stood still, our staff stepped up. Thank you Retreat Employees for your courage and dedication!


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Thank you to all the Essential workers who have helped keep our Town running Currently the more than 100 employees at Fulflex on Putney Road are working hard to produce elastic for all types of face masks so that the makers of face masks around the world can keep pumping them out. One of those customers is 3M, which makes masks that meet the N95 standard. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the N95 for healthcare providers working with patients who have been exposed to the coronavirus because it filters out up to 95 percent of the particles down to .3 microns, which includes bacteria and viruses. We are also very proud and happy to provide elastic to the many individuals and groups in the local area and as far away as Texas that are making homemade masks. We are small, but mighty and our employees are playing an incredibly important role in this fight against the spread of the coronavirus.

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"Vermonters are independent, self-reliant and tough. And we take care of each other through tough times, putting the needs of others ahead of our own. That's what being Vermont strong is all about. That's the spirit I see every day. And that's why I'm certain we're going to get through this and we'll do it together.”

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Courtney Doublebay, of the Vermont Food Bank, makes bags of food outside Brattleboro Union High School on Monday, March 16, 2020.

The Brattleboro Reformer thanks all the wonderful, dedicated essential workers who have kept our town running, safe and healthy during these challenging times.

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Art Miller, one of three partners in Miller Farm Inc. of Vernon, feeds the cows on the farm. He said with more people eating at home there has been more demand for Stonyfield Yogurt.

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Omega Optical staff at work.

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Mike Coombs, technician at Shippee Auto, in Hinsdale, N.H., wears a mask and gloves to prevent the spread of COVID-19 while working on a motor on Wednesday, April 22, 2020.


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Rockingham Health Center Staff

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Heather Angel, a phlebotomist for the American Red Cross, marks the vein that she is going to use on Clark Seaman during a blood drive at the Winston Prouty Center, in Brattleboro, on Tuesday, April 14, 2020

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Hinsdale, N.H,, Police Chief Charles Rataj

Thank You to All of Our Employees for their dedication and strength that has enabled Omega to support our essential Customers

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A sign thanks Grace Cottage staff for their service to the community.

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Scenes of service, clockwise from top: Sutat Anthachai brings an order of food to a customer as part of the curbside program at the Brattleboro Food Co-Op; Gino Butler leaves baskets of meals outside doors at the Elliot Street Apartments, in Brattleboro, as the Brattleboro Senior Center adjusts services amid the COVID-19 outbreak;

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Derek Oliva, the night manager at Market 32 by Price Chopper in Brattleboro, puts coffee onto the shelves as the team works through the night to stock supplies on Tuesday, March 17, 2020.

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Richard Petrie, an employee at Windham Solid Waste Management, said that he is taking extra steps to help prevent spreading the virus to his wife, who has respiratory problems.

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Multiple agencies responded to a two-alarm fire at 25 Coburn Hill Road in Rockingham, on Tuesday, March 31, 2020.

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A team of dedicated people works on preparing and delivering meals to children in Wilmington and Whitingham.

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The Vermont Army National Guard and Vermont Department of Health set up a drive through COVID-19 testing facility in a parking lot of Landmark College in Putney, to test people with mild to moderate symptoms of the virus on Sunday, March 29, 2020.

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Tim Laflam of Triple T Trucking.

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The Fulflex plant in Brattleboro works on making elastics that will be used in medical face masks and other equipment to help people protect themselves in hospitals. Keith Fanum, slitting operator, strings up elastics on a machine.

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Cpl. Jonathan Griffus and Capt. Paul Samataro, of the Windham County Sheriff’s Office, visit Abraham DeBlois of Newfane to drop off a birthday gift.

Thanks to all staff at the Brattleboro Food Co-op!

Thanks for all their hard work, flexibility, determination, and care during such a hard time. We are so lucky to have you as a part of our family. E V E RYO N E

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Staff members at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital wave as police vehicles from the Brattleboro Police Department, Windham County Sheriff’s Office and Vermont State Police drive by to show their support on Monday, April 6, 2020.

While we understand that restaurants are not listed as essential businesses, we believe that the workers who continue to work to provide meals are important to our towns’ spirits during this difficult time.

Arianna Paris, of Whetstone Station Restaurant & Brewery

Druke Insurance Agency

Thank you to all the essential workers! We appreciate each and everyone one of you! Williamsville, Vermont 05362

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Echo staff, from left: Erin Sprandel, Brian Ingalls and Abigail Howard.

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Jenni Barker, manufacturing technician at Omega Optical in Brattleboro, holds an optical filter produced in one of Omega’s High Volume Production machines on Monday. These coating machines are in 24/7 production to recreate fluorescence filters used in COVID-19 testing.

All Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital Employees Are Essential.

We Salute and Thank You

We Go Beyond Patient Care

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BARROWS & FISHER OIL Home Heating Fuels - Gasoline - Diesel Fuel - Motor Oils - Coal

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Thank you to all our towns essential workers

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Sgt. First Class Mason Lord, with the Vermont Army National Guard, helps remove a personal protective equipment suit in a decontamination zone at the COVID-19 testing facility in a parking lot of Landmark College in Putney on Sunday, March 29, 2020.

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THANK YOU Brattleboro

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EXCEPTIONALCARE FOR OURCOMMUNITY

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We would like to share our deep gratitude to our community for your creativity and kindness: because of your generous donations of handmade masks, our staff is able to continue to provide exceptional care for our patients during these uncertain times.

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