State news
State police: 6 puppies, mother killed in mobile home fire

RANDOLPH CENTER, Vt. (AP) — State troopers say six puppies and their mother are dead after a mobile home burst into flames in Randolph Center.The blaze broke out early Friday. State police say 29-year-old Allysa Ashline escaped the burning …

Crickets make leap in demand as a protein

WILLISTON — At Tomorrow's Harvest farm, you won't find acres of land on which animals graze, or rows of corn, or bales of hay. Just stacks of boxes in a basement and the summery song of thousands of chirping crickets.It's one of a growing …

Ski industry targeting millennials

WILMINGTON, N.Y. — When Aaron Kellett peers out the window of his office at Whiteface Mountain, these days he's usually smiling."My office is right next to our beginner trail, and when I look out I see people on our beginner trail," said the …

National News
Martin Luther King Day highlights transition from Obama to Trump

ATLANTA — As Americans celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., civil rights leaders and activists are trying to reconcile the transition from the nation's first black president to a president-elect still struggling to connect with most …

EU nations brace for Trump presidency

BRUSSELS — European Union nations bracing for the looming Donald Trump presidency showed defiance Monday in the face of the president-elect's stinging comments on everything from NATO and German cars to the crumbling of the …

What's anxious and angry? The world on the eve of Trump

LONDON — The Germans are angry. The Chinese are downright furious. Leaders of NATO are nervous, while their counterparts at the European Union are alarmed.

Latest news

Future of Windham Solid Waste Management District could be composting

BRATTLEBORO — Composting is expected to pick up at the Windham Solid Waste Management District as its board plans for a post-recycling future.Following last month's decision to close the district's materials-recovery facility or MRF on Old …

Jamaica looks to fill vacancies

JAMAICA — In a town of just under 1,000 people, help is wanted."It's a small town," said Select Board Chairman Paul Fraser. "I think I made a comment on TV, paraphrasing Hillary Clinton. It doesn't take a village to run a town. It takes a town …

Lawsuit reveals intricacies of GAW Miners bitcoin scheme

BRATTLEBORO — Plaintiffs in a civil suit over bitcoin mining characterized the defendant as "the man behind the curtain," in a filing in opposition to a dismissal request.

Wilmington town manager resigns

WILMINGTON — Scott Murphy is stepping down as town manager."I have given the Wilmington Select Board my resignation, effective when the current contract expires," Murphy said, referring to February 2018.Murphy said the Select Board has asked …

Police Log

Jan. 3 - The Brattleboro Police Department responded to a report of a theft at a local business on Putney Road. Amanda Wrublevski, 33, of Brattleboro, had been caught by employees. She was issued a citation to appear in court.Jan. 4- The Brattleboro Police …
Local sports
McCosker voted Reformer Athlete of the Week

BRATTLEBORO — Hinsdale varsity boys basketball player Peter McCosker received 76 votes to earn Brattleboro Reformer Athlete of the Week honors for Jan. 1-7.McCosker was nominated for a second time this season, thanks to a double-double (24 …

BUHS girls defeat Harwood on ice

Colonels, Terriers to meet on gridiron

Bulldogs blitz BUHS boys hockey team

Food
Chicken and vegetable stir-fry is simple, flavorful

After the holidays, our appetites can go in a couple of different directions. On the one hand, after a steady diet of stuffed birds and figgy puddings, we seek something lighter, something that feels clean and simple. On the other hand, it's cold …

Fresh linguine with shrimp and peas will wow guests

What foods will be big in the Berkshires in 2017?

Robin Anish: The answer to your winter woes? Canned fruit

Opinion
Our Opinion: States' voters act on campaign finance reform

Politicians from both political parties complain about the ever-increasing amount of time they have to spend raising money. Constituents wonder whose interests - theirs or those of major donors - are served by elected officials. But for all the talk …

Jill Stahl Tyler: College confusion

Letter: Support for Balint, Schoales

Solutions needed for fossil fuel problems

Video
Entertainment
Live Music

Live MusicThe NatchThe Belle Machine of Brattleboro joins the trio The Natch from NYC at Metropolis Wine Bar & Cocktail Lounge, 55 Elliot St., Brattleboro. Friday (the 13th!), 10 p.m to 1 a.m.Hailing from NY, via Vermont - This energetic trio …

Live Music

Theater Comedy Rusty DeWees - Logger and The Fiddler

French Film Fridays

Letters
Letter: We have a choice in education

Editor of the Reformer:Many people in the Windham Southeast Supervisory Union district would like time to understand all the ramifications of Act 46.We do not want to be told Act 46 is what is best for all schools and students, without any clear …

Letter: Streep, Obama give us hope

Letter: Join the 'No Labels' movement

Letter: Remember the survivors

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