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BRW Electroncis pulling the plug

BRATTLEBORO — BRW Electronics, the former RadioShack franchisee with stores in Brattleboro and Northampton, Mass., recently announced that it will close its two stores within the next 45 …
Editorials
Our opinion: A step toward a safer Vermont

All along, from the day he said he'd consider gun safety legislation to the day he signed three gun safety bills in front of the Statehouse, Gov. Phil Scott emphasized that common-sense firearms …

Our opinion: Tired of tires? Time to clean up!

Our opinion: Choosing action over expedience

Other opinion: As vultures circle, the Denver Post must be saved

Letters
Letter: Go vegan, save the planet

Editor of the Reformer:With the 50th observance of Earth Day on April 22, each of us can contribute by reducing our driving, use of electric energy, and consumption of animals.Yes, that. Last Fall …

Letter: Support birth control access bill

Letter: Attack on labor unions is an attack on all

Letter: Alzheimer's affects all of us

Vermont Digger
Judge sets bail at $100K for suspect in school shooting plot

RUTLAND — A Rutland judge set bail at $100,000 for an 18-year-old Poultney man accused of planning to shoot up his former high school in Fair Haven, and if posted ordered that he be released …

Clean water bill advances with hotel tax

VTrans told to bridge its inspections communications gap

Ovation
Big Woods Voices: benefit concert

Thursday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m. at the BMC Auditorium, 72 Blanche Moyse Way. Tickets are $15 and are available via the BMC website at bmcvt.orgBRATTLEBORO — Big Woods Voices, which feature …

Artist Talk: `Hereandafter'

Documentary: Cezanne

Women in Music Gala: 'O, Britannia!'

Local sports
Carpenter, Millerick help Spartans earn victory Reformer StaffBRATTLEBORO — The Castleton University softball team improved to 2-12 overall with a 9-5 victory over Plymouth State in Game 2 of Wednesday's doubleheader.Brattleboro Union High …
Derosia crushing it during junior season Reformer StaffBRATTLEBORO — Madison Derosia put together a recent four-game hitting streak for the Division 2 University of New Haven softball team, giving her 14 hits on the season.The 2015 …
Brattleboro girls lax team stays unbeaten Reformer StaffBRATTLEBORO — The Brattleboro Union High School varsity girls lacrosse team defeated Northampton for the first time in program history, winning 11-10 in overtime."This was a …
Rivals to square off in Bennington Thursday Reformer StaffBRATTLEBORO — The Brattleboro and Mount Anthony Union varsity softball teams have something in common.Neither has given up a run yet this season.The Colonels (1-0) opened up with …
Lifestyle
How to make the perfect grilled cheese The grilled cheese sandwich is making a comeback. "Chef's are using different types of vessels to create the sandwich, including rustic sour dough, Ciabatta or even a pretzel-style bun," said Michael …
Ron Kujawski | Garden Journal: Don't toss your Easter lily, plant it outdoors "Now what?" Many, many years ago that was a question my mother would ask whenever one of the neighbors called to inquire about my whereabouts. The answer was never good. Today, there are still people who ask …
Thom Smith | NatureWatch: Expect Baltimore orioles to appear around May 1 Q: I live just north of Brattleboro, Vt. I read and enjoy your column in The Brattleboro Reformer. I enjoy watching the birds that come to my feeders and can identify many of them from what my …
Small stresses of daily life can hurt your health When people talk about harmful stress — the kind that can affect health — they usually point to big, life-changing events, such as the death of a loved one. A growing body of research …
National News

Hamas says man gunned down in Malaysia was important member

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's ruling Hamas militant group said Saturday that a man who was gunned down in Malaysia was an important member of the organization, raising suspicions that …

Myanmar evicts family of officer who testified on entrapment

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar police on Saturday evicted the family of a police officer who had testified a day earlier that he and others were ordered to entrap two Reuters news agency …

Afghan official says Taliban kill 6 at police checkpoint

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says that at least six local police were killed when a group of Taliban fighters attacked and overran their checkpoint in northern Sari Pul …

5 killed, multiple missing after boat accident in China

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state broadcaster CCTV says five people have died and others are missing after two dragon boats capsized in southern China, causing 60 people to fall into the water.CCTV …

The Latest: EU urges Israel to refrain from lethal force

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Latest on developments related to Gaza protests (all times local):1:55 p.m.The European Union has urged the Israeli military to "refrain from using lethal …

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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