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Vail Resorts to buy Stowe Mountain ski resort

MONTPELIER — Colorado-based Vail Resorts will pay $50 million to acquire Stowe Mountain Resort, one of Vermont's most venerable ski resorts, the companies announced Tuesday.The deal would be the first East Coast property for Vail, and Stowe …

Recount ends after ballot discrepancy found

MONTPELIER — More than three months after the last vote was cast, Vermont's election season appears to be finally over.Republican Robert Frenier's state House seat is safe after a second recount effort, this time in the Vermont House, came to …

State loses 51 home-based child care programs amid new rules

MILTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont experienced a net loss of 51 home-based child care programs from May 2016 to November 2016 following the announcement of new regulations.The Burlington Free Press reports 49 licensed child care centers closed in the …

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Flood watch for Vermont - be attentive to rising rivers and streams

WATERBURY — The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Flood Watch for all of Vermont through this weekend. Rain, snowmelt, and thawing river ice could cause localized flooding in areas of Vermont from Friday evening through Sunday night. …

Homeless housing proposed at Lamplighter Inn approaches finish line

BRATTLEBORO — Efforts to turn the Lamplighter Inn into long-term housing for local homeless people took two steps forward this week.A $425,000 grant from the state and a local permit were approved for the approximately $4.3 million Great River …

Pepsi-Cola Brattleboro/Leader Distribution Systems welcomes new neighbor

BRATTLEBORO — Despite Hermit Thrush Brewery moving into one its former buildings, Pepsi-Cola Brattleboro/Leader Distribution Systems isn't going anywhere.The company is only changing up the order in which its properties line up along Putney …

Green Street School on perpetual field trip

BRATTLEBORO — Students at Green Street School traveled from Guatemala to England in a matter of seconds on Tuesday.

The Works redesigns interior and expands menu

BRATTLEBORO — The minds behind The Works Cafe want to continue to make sure the community has a healthy and comfortable place to eat for every meal of the day."We're rolling out our bold new menu, offered all day," said Richard French, owner, …
Local sports
Rebel girls go to 12-4

TOWNSHEND — Jessie Stockwell scored a team-high 13 points to propel the Leland & Gray varsity girls basketball team to a 46-26 rout of Poultney on Thursday.Rachel Borgesen (11 points, 4 rebounds) and Kelsi Bostrom (6 points, 3 rebounds) …

Colonel girls get revenge on rivals

Lady Pacers host quarterfinal tonight

Twin Valley boys improve to 13-6

National News
Iraq retakes Mosul airport amidcautious advances against IS

SOUTH OF MOSUL, Iraq — Closely supported by the U.S.-led international coalition, Iraqi forces secured a series of cautious advances on Thursday, pushing into a sprawling military base outside of Mosul and onto the grounds of the city's …

United States to continue use of privately run prisons

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Jeff Sessions signaled Thursday his strong support for the federal government's continued use of private prisons, reversing an Obama administration directive to phase out their use. Stocks of major private prison …

End of rule gets conservative praise

WASHINGTON — Conservatives are praising the Trump administration's rollback of public school bathroom requirements for transgender students, saying the move corrects a legal overreach by the Obama administration that is best left for states to …

Concert: Percussion

UMass Percussion Ensemble to perform eight works at Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, on Saturday at 7 p.m. Followed by a reception with the performers. $5 at the door. 10 Vernon St., Brattleboro.UMass Percussion Ensemble to perform at …

Film: `The Wizard of Oz'

Music: Pickpocket Pickers

Music: Hallowell

A Polish treat: Behind the scenes look at the paczki process

A week before Lent begins, Big Y World Class Market bakeries are busy pumping out paczki, The Polish pastry paczki, pronounced "PAWNCHI-ki" (also POONCH-ki or PUNCH-ki), is plural for paczek.

Try a champagne cocktail that's dressed up

Cheesy baked grits a deeply satisfying staple

Robin Anish: Don't let the weather fool you - it's still stew season



Letter: No town is an island

Editor of the Reformer:I feel indebted to the voters of Dummerston who voted twice against the departure of Vernon from the current WSESU public school structure. Because of that vote there will be an opportunity for serious discussion of Act 46 at …

Letter: What am I missing

Letters: Seeking your vote

Letter: What is important for Vermonters?


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