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Vermont mourns the death of 'a gentle soul'

BRATTLEBORO — By all accounts, Timothy J. O'Connor Jr. was kind, fair, amicable, no-nonsense, intelligent and witty.The list of adjectives does not end there, but suffice it to say, …
Editorials
Time to Green Up Vermont's public access laws

If you've ever had the feeling that obtaining information about your government is hard to come by in Vermont, you're not alone. There are more than 260 exemptions carved into the state's public …

The missiles of 2018

Despite DOJ's proclamation, legalization is the right thing to do

Protecting Vermont's neediest residents

Letters
Letter: Fight for Island Park

Editor of the Reformer:They are finally building the new bridge across the Connecticut River. From Brattleboro to Hinsdale. After all these years.Earlier plans called for a modest yet attractive …

Letter: Which nation are we talking about?

Letter: Don't trust the fox in the hen house

Letter: Reclaiming democracy through the living wage

Vermont Digger
Vermont House to vote on mid-year budget adjustment

MONTPELIER — At the beginning of every legislative session, lawmakers review the state's finances and make adjustments in the budget for the current fiscal year.The budget adjustment act, …

Suspect dead after credit union robbery in Montpelier

State Senate to hold hearing on gun bills

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Burlington basketball teams sweep the Colonels

BURLINGTON — Lily Mitchell had a double-double (16 points, 10 rebounds) to propel the Burlington varsity girls basketball team to a 62-47 decision over visiting Brattleboro on Tuesday.The hosts …

Clark, Logan have one qualifier left

BRATTLEBORO. — Former Mount Snow Academy student Kelly Clark placed fourth in the recent U.S. Grand Prix women's snowboarding halfpipe event in Snowmass, Colo. that served as a Winter Games …

Steever super in Hinsdale boys' loss

HINSDALE, N.H. — Max Bryon connected six times from beyond the arc, Cody Bournival scored 17 points and Max Karpawich added 16 as Derryfield downed the Hinsdale varsity boys basketball team …

Hayward leading Syracuse with 17 goals

BRATTLEBORO — Peter-Owen Hayward, of Brattleboro, ended the first half of the 2017-2018 hockey season at Syracuse University with 17 goals and 14 assists, making him the team's leading scorer …
Lifestyle

RSV - common, yet potentially dangerous childhood illness

It started out as a runny nose and a cough — typical cold symptoms.Then things took a turn for the worse.Courtney S. Martin noticed that her 19-month-old son, Calvin, was having coughing fits. …

'Locavore' is the word for 2018

Remember when Greek yogurt burst onto the scene and became an overnight sensation? Every year, food trends emerge from fine to casual dining, and even in the kitchen at home. For 2018, several …

Thom Smith | NatureWatch: Winter activity around bird feeders abounds

Q: Just saw [at] 10 a.m. at my feeder a new bird — sparrow/junco-sized; light gray body, darker gray wings, a pink, not red cap and a straight pointy beak. I looked online and in my field …

Dennis Mammana | Stargazers: Rise early for an excellent cosmic show

You stargazers can begin the new year with a celestial treat, but only if you're willing (and able) to rise before the sun. This week, four planets and the moon are performing a wonderful planetary …
Ovation

Art reception: Nancy Detra

The Gallery 34 January artist is Nancy Detra with "View from Above." Reception on Friday, Jan.19,  5 to 7 p.m. at 34 Main St., Brattleboro. Also at gallery, `Secret Lives of Shopkeepers'' …

Literary event: Michelle Blake

Introductory event: Literary Longings at hosts Writer in Residence with Michelle Blake author of three critically acclaimed novels, Sunday. 1 to 3 p.m. Putney Public Library, 55 Main St.The Putney …

Concert: A cappella

Tickets are on sale now for Brattleboro's 15th Annual Collegiate A Cappella Concert taking place at the Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St. on Feb. 3 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $20-$50 at …

Exhibit: Brian Cohen

A show of illustrator, etcher, printmaker and water colorist Cohen's work at Main Street Arts, 35 Main St., Saxtons River, Jan. 16 to Feb. 23. A reception on Jan. 18, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Information at …
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Teflon Town
Teflon Town: ChemFab's Toxic Legacy

Teflon Town: ChemFab's toxic legacy is a five-part series on the history of the company in Bennington and the impact of water contamination from the factories on local residents.

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Andy's Journey: The Struggles Through ALS

2018 Winter Games

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