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Coup in the making at Hermitage?

DEERFIELD VALLEY — Hermitage Club members are attempting to take ownership of the company, according to a source familiar with the situation. A webinar is scheduled this week and a meeting of …
Editorials
Our opinion: Goodbye moments in the US

Parents and their school-aged children in the United States of America lingered over their goodbyes last Thursday morning. Hugs lasted longer.Hand squeezes went on a few seconds more.And many a …

Ending the American gun massacre begins with you

Can an environment for meaningful North Korean dialogue be created?

Young lives hinge on this Senate debate

Letters
Letter: What's really wrong with Amtrak

Editor of the Reformer: The CEO of Amtrak is threatening to suspend service if safety improvements are not made. Vermont should suspend it's Amtrak service and it's state subsidy. Amtrak does not …

Letter: Something a halfwit can understand

Letter: Congress is for sale

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Vermont Digger
Gov. Scott now open to reviewing gun laws

MONTPELIER — In the aftermath of the arrest of a man who allegedly plotted to shoot up a Fair Haven school, Gov. Phil Scott said he is open to reviewing the state's gun laws."We must determine …

Lead found in water at some Vermont schools

Desperate dairy farmers given lifeline

Local sports

Hinsdale girls seeded 2nd in playoffs

BRATTLEBORO — Four years after he won it all with a senior-laden group, coach Terry Bonnette has a chance to cut down the nets with a much younger Hinsdale varsity girls basketball team.The …

Kelly earns weekly Brattleboro Bowl prize

BRATTLEBORO — Bellows Falls varsity boys basketball player Ryan Kelly received 178 votes to earn Brattleboro Reformer Athlete of the Week honors for Feb. 4-10.He was nominated after scoring 29 …

Colonel girls win 2-1 in OT

JAY PEAK — Lila Alexander broke out to lead a two-on-one breakaway and made a perfect pass to Axis Balsley-Petraska, whose overtime goal gave the Brattleboro girls varsity ice hockey team a 2-1 …

BHA's Fortier shuts out foes

BRATTLEBORO — The Brattleboro Hockey Association's Blue Hawks Squirts are seeing their hard work pay off as the season matures. After playing their hearts out in St. Albans and taking third in …
Lifestyle
By Thom Smith

Thom Smith | NatureWatch: Reader offers his design for squirrel-proof feeder

A READER'S 99 PERCENT SQUIRREL-PROOF FEEDERGet some old [or new] vinyl-clad clothes line at least twice as long as the distance between a [sturdy] tree branch [about 20 feet] and the ground. To one …

How to know when a child's flu turns serious

The standard prescription for flu is to stay home and rest, drink plenty of fluids, and keep pain and fever under control with over-the-counter drugs like acetaminophen.But this flu season has been a …

Happy Lunar New Year! Celebrate regionally with delectable dining

The Lunar New Year, also known popularly in the western world by the moniker "Chinese New Year," is an annual landmark of Asian culture and cuisine, marked by a heavy emphasis on family gatherings …

Insulin quality questions have diabetes experts scrambling

TRENTON, N.J. — Preliminary research suggesting that some diabetes patients may be injecting medicine that has partially disintegrated is causing concern even as serious questions are raised …
Ovation

'Sophie Shao and Friends' in a chamber concert

BRATTLEBORO —The Brattleboro Music Center's Chamber Series welcomes cellist Sophie Shao, winner of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant and top prizes at the Rostropovich and Tchaikovsky …

'THAW': Muse on the river

PUTNEY — Artist Evie Lovett and poet Diana Whitney have each drawn inspiration from the Connecticut River in their work. In this multimedia exhibition, entitled "THAW," they share their points …

Art exhibit: Winter Group

New work from Jackie Abrams, Josh Bernbaum, Tiffany Heerema, Karen Kamenetzky, Gene Parulis, Torin Porter, Erika Radich, Donald Saaf, and other artists at Mitchell Giddings Fine Arts, 183 Main St., …

Ballet: `Romeo & Juliet'

On Sunday, at 4 p.m. The Bolshoi Ballet live from Moscow, simulcast of "Romeo & Juliet," at the Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St., Brattleboro. Admission: $20, student $10. 802-257-5717 for credit …
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.

Andy's Journey: The Struggles Through ALS

2018 Winter Games

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