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Overflow shelter move questioned

BRATTLEBORO — Is a bucolic, 177-acre hillside campus a good place for a wintertime homeless shelter?That was a recurring question at a community meeting Wednesday night, as some residents balked at plans to move Brattleboro's seasonal overflow …
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Our Opinion: Be a human being and ask for help

Vermonters were once again reminded of the toll domestic violence takes on families on July 27 in Maidstone when an estranged husband, Jason McLain, fatally wounded his wife, Molly McLain, before taking his own life."It touches all corners of …

Grand Old Party continues to dig its own grave

The paucity of computer coding classes needs to be addressed

Trump ignores his own commission's advice on opioids

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Letter: Education matters

Editor of the ReformerI am always very interested in reading Jill Stahl Tyler's Education Matters columns. Here's why.The Monday after graduating from high school in Springfield, Mass., in 1929, I went to work in a hardware store. I had wanted to go …

Letter: Compassion, not judgement

Letter: A dire threat to Gulf life

Letter: Kudos to Nasreddin-Longo

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Smyth announces games at LL Regionals

BRATTLEBORO — "The voice of Brattleboro" traveled about Breen Field last week as if following a baseball going around the horn over and over.Scott Smyth, who announces Pop Warner, youth baseball and ice hockey games here in town, called the …

Houle, Renaud having success at Monadnock

BRATTLEBORO — There will be a 125-lap Modified Touring Series race on Saturday night at Monadnock Speedway in Winchester, N.H. There will also be double features for Sportsman Modifieds and Thunder Stocks, along with racing by the Super …

The Brees Knees are on the clock

BRATTLEBORO — Soon-to-be moms and fantasy football owners are both looking for that perfect name.The expecting ones often go with a popular city or a celebrity they like, while Victorious Secret, InstaGraham, and the Brees Knees are the best …

Win the day!

BRATTLEBORO — The Brattleboro Union High School varsity football team held its second practice of the season on Tuesday at BUHS. The Colonels, who went 4-5 last season, will open up at Rutland on Sept. 1 at 7 p.m.
Lifestyle

Greek Fest: It's all about the food, dancing and music

Opa! What would a Greek Fest be without music and dancing?There will be plenty of both this weekend at St. George Greek Orthodox Church of the Berkshires' annual Greek Fest. Athenian Entertainment will provide music, and dancers from the Greek …

New study: High school athletes not being fully protected

NEW YORK — A high school sports study conducted by the Korey Stringer Institute shows that many individual states are not fully implementing key safety guidelines to protect athletes from potentially life-threatening conditions, including heat …

Ron Kujawski | Garden Journal: Residents of garden are eating more than their share

I have a dilemma. A few weeks ago I discovered a nest of baby cottontails in the middle of my vegetable garden. Admittedly, they were as cute as a bunny ... which, if you're a rabbit, is better than being cuter than a bug's ear. At the time I …

Take your s'mores to the next level

PITTSFIELD — Happy National S'Mores Day! The Berkshire Eagle staff once again went above and beyond the call of duty Monday to taste test and rate one of America's traditional summer treats — the s'more. (These are the same brave souls …
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Open house: NECCA

On Saturday, Aug. 26, 2 to 4 p.m. at New England Center for Circus Arts, 10 Town Crier Drive, Brattleboro. Sample juggling, tours, demos. 802-254-9780, or at info@necenterforcircusarts.com, for more information Visit the new home of New England …

Workshop: Jewelry

Borter's Jewelry Studio is offering a series of beginner- and intermediate-level metalsmithing workshops. Aug. 29 and 31, Chris Lann will lead an Introduction to Sand Casting, 802-254-3452BRATTLEBORO — Borter's Jewelry Studio is bringing …

Concert: Balkan Cafe

On Sunday Sept. 3, 4 to 7 p.m. Kabil on tour for concert and dance authentic Bulgarian music played on traditional instruments at 118 Elliot, Brattleboro. European snacks! All are welcome. Admission $15-20BRATTLEBORO — Brattleboro …

ART EXHIBIT: Gallery the Woods

The August featured artists are Richard Heller: "Hidden and Revealed"; Peter Karner: Fire stoneware; Also: William Hays: Linocuts. Gallery in the Woods, 145 Main St., Brattleboro.
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