Regional News
Conference focuses on attracting skilled workers

By Holly Ramer The Associated Press CONCORD, N.H. - New Hampshire needs to tell its story better online and in person if it wants to attract workers, an economic development expert who's been working with state officials said …

N.H. law tailored for drug deaths

By Keith Whitcomb Jr. kwhitcomb @benningtonbanner.com MANCHESTER - The mother of a Manchester man who died from a heroin overdose wishes the men who sold her son the drug had received longer sentences, but feels the matter was …

N.H. Democratic chair enters race for national post

CONCORD, N.H. - New Hampshire Democrat Ray Buckley is pledging to bring "radical reform" to the Democratic National Committee if he succeeds in his bid for the chairmanship. Buckley, the …

State news
Council recommends fighting poverty with affordable housing

By Erin Mansfield VTDigger.org One of Gov. Peter Shumlin's special commissions says the state can eradicate poverty faster if it dedicates more money to building affordable housing and funding rental assistance programs. For the …

90-year-old legislator, down, but not out

By Wilson Ring Associated Press MONTPELIER - Outgoing Republican state Sen. William Doyle wants to make one thing clear when he's asked about his decision to stop pursuing a recount in his narrow election loss to former state …

ACLU hopes suit will send a message on profiling

By Jim Therrien jtherrien@benningtonbanner.com RUTLAND - Attorneys representing an African-American man in a civil rights suit stemming from his 2013 heroin trafficking conviction hope to send a strong message against racial profiling …

Latest news

Friday's Gallery Walk lists 40 venues

Gallery Walk returns this Friday to liven up the downtown and a few satellite locations within a short drive of Main Street. There are 40 listed venues, many with meet-the-artist receptions.

Wilmington man fined for feeding bears

By Chris Mays cmays@reformer.com WILMINGTON - Game Warden Richard Watkin compares feeding bears to playing with fire. "If we bring them into where we live, the chances of us getting into a conflict with them are certainly …

Windham region looks for 'green' recovery

By Mike Faher VTDigger BRATTLEBORO - What do foreign trade, education and climate preparedness have to do with hazelnuts, hemp and mushrooms? The answer - as set forth in a crowded Brattleboro conference room Wednesday night - is …

Wilmington bridge replacement delayed

By Chris Mays cmays@reformer.com WILMINGTON - A bridge-replacement project on Look Road has been delayed as it awaits state and local approval. "We're still waiting on our final permit from ANR [Vermont Agency of Natural …

WTSA hires Peters as new news director

By Chris Mays cmays@reformer.com BRATTLEBORO - Olga Peters says she has "really big, huge shoes" to fill in taking over Tim "Johnson" Arsenault's position as news director at WTSA. Peters' previous employment included residential …
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Local sports
BF wrestling program throws in the towel

Reformer Staff BRATTLEBORO - After finishing 10th in the 2016 Vermont State Wrestling Tournament, the Bellows Falls team has folded due to lack of participation. "Unfortunately we didn't have enough kids come out for the team and …

Rollins is top defender at Longwood

Twin Valley teams open with Rivendell

Washburn, Green lead all scorers at Rec

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

Food
Chewy molasses cookies are perfect for the holidays

Holidays equal platters and tins of festive-looking cookies. Cookies with colored icing, cookies with sprinkles, cookies with fillings, cookies with layers. An artistic cookie display is a thing of beauty, that I'll not argue, but I'll reach …

Make chocolate rosemary biscotti for a snack or a gift

Sneaky ingredient makes fondue that's healthy

Robin Anish | The Table is Set: Calm your soul with this hearty soup

Letters
Who is driving the bus?

Who is driving the bus? Editor of the Reformer: In a statement issued by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial museum and as re-iterated in a Washington Post article by Julie Zauzmer, 11/22/16: "The Holocaust did not begin with killing; it began …

Trudging is an under-rated skill

The Vermont mandate

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Entertainment
Kevin Parry celebrates 25 years on Open Mic

BRATTLEBORO - Kevin Parry has advice for performers at Open Mic besides "don't be nervous." "Be prepared and be relaxed. Have fun," the longtime host of Open Mic in Brattleboro said. …

Beyonce thrills CMA Awards crowd with surprise turn

Acting couple relishing roles in landmark film about landmark case

'Audrie and Daisey' screening is an eye opener for many

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