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Hermitage Club preparing for a receiver

NEWFANE — The role of a receiver, who will take care and custody of foreclosed Hermitage Club properties before the company secures a loan to pay off debts or a public auction is held, is being …
Editorials
Our Opinion: A future for The Hermitage Club

Now that Vermont Superior Court Judge John R. Treadwell has ruled in favor of appointing a receiver in the foreclosure of the Hermitage Club — the former Haystack Mountain ski area, a golf …

Our Opinion: No need for budget drama

Our Opinion: On sports bets, Vermont should cash out

Our opinion: Transparency well served

Letters
Letter: We don't have to tolerate intolerance

Editor of the Reformer:As a sophomore at Marlboro College, I regret that my graduating friends had to end their ceremony on the note of being screamed at by someone's angry grandmother (although I do …

Letter: Time for Sanders to act on Gaza

Letters: Your Thanks

Letter: Slogans or true patriotism?

Vermont Digger
Pair suspected in Highgate homicide arrested

The couple suspected in the killing of a man in Highgate have been apprehended by police.Erika Guttilla, 31, and her boyfriend Corey Cassani, 28, were arrested at 2 a.m. Tuesday in a motor vehicle …

Advocates: More needed for government transparency

House, Senate rankled by spending plan

Ovation
Film: `Renoir: Revered and Reviled'

Today at the Bellows Falls Opera House, 7 Square, 7 p.m. A biography examines what happened when Renoir decided to change his style of painting. Tickets are $10 at rampartstickets.com, or at door. …

A cappella: House Blend

Concert: John Gorka

Dance: `Words to Move By'

Local sports
Lacrosse powerhouses square off at BUHS BRATTLEBORO — Ali certainly did look like the greatest on Monday night.In a heavyweight battle on Natowich Field, Ali Wainer made 11 saves to help the top-ranked Champlain Valley Union varsity …
Brattleboro baseball team at BBA Tuesday Reformer StaffBRATTLEBORO - The Brattleboro Union High School varsity baseball team (13-1) will finish the regular season at defending state champion Burr and Burton on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m., ending a …
Thurber drives in 6, Reds win BRATTLEBORO — In Little League baseball action on Sunday, Willem Thurber had three hits including a wall-ball bases-clearing triple as the Reds defeated the Mets 13-3. Thurber picked up a total …
Thomsen voted athlete of the week BRATTLEBORO — Leland & Gray varsity baseball player Christian Thomsen received 256 votes to earn Brattleboro Reformer Athlete of the Week honors for May 6-12.The slugger was nominated after …
Lifestyle
Ron Jujawski | Garden Journal: Be on the lookout for lily leaf beetles Among the most attractive flowers in the summer garden are the lilies, including Turk's cap lilies, tiger lilies, Asiatic and Oriental lilies. Yes, I know it is still spring, but I mention these …
Thom Smith | NatureWatch: Indigo buntings, little brown bats spotted in area Q An indigo bunting [is] a first for me in my garden in Williamstown. He has stayed around for days (about 10 so far) and this evening, joined the doves ground feeding. In the morning, he was up on …
Noise exposure is 'the new secondhand smoke' NEW YORK — One of the quietest places in this noisy city is in the middle of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which draws 7 million visitors a year.Most don't know of the tiny Astor Chinese …
Host your own royal wedding party ... Do you plan to "attend" the royal wedding Saturday? It means getting up at the crack of dawn, but fairy tales are always worth the effort.Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Great Britain, …
National News

Charges filed against South Africa hunter over ivory import

DENVER (AP) — The owner of a South African hunting company was indicted this month in Colorado by federal prosecutors, who accuse the man of bribing Zimbabwean government officials while …

Speaker's long tenure embodies Lebanon's political stasis

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's longtime parliament speaker Nabih Berri often seems like a veteran schoolteacher with a class of unruly students, using threats and jokes and occasional gavel-pounding …

Vegas casino workers to vote on strike that could cost city

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tens of thousands of casino workers in Las Vegas whose contracts expire next week planned to vote Tuesday on whether to authorize a strike, a move that could leave more than …

Former Malaysian PM Najib questioned by anti-graft agency

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was interrogated Tuesday over a corruption scandal that could lead to criminal charges against him as the country's new …

Hawaii volcano generates toxic gas plume called laze

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — The eruption of Kilauea volcano in Hawaii sparked new safety warnings about toxic gas on the Big Island's southern coastline after lava began flowing into the ocean and …

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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