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Extensive Damage: Eight departments respond to two-alarm fire

WEST DOVER — No one was home when a fire roared through a home on Tuesday afternoon."The owners were in this morning and came back and saw it this afternoon," West Dover Fire Chief Rich Werner said. "There's extensive damage."Werner said the …
Editorials
Our Opinion: Rape culture, The Red Pill and N.H. Republicans

On May 18, the New Hampshire House of Representatives voted 165 to 143 to ban from the permanent record comments made on May 4 by Rep. Debra Altschiller about her former colleague, Robert Fisher, and "rape culture" in the United States.This was a …

Not just Flint - even Vermont needs water system upgrades

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Gov. Scott: Do the right thing

Letters
Letter: Act now, don't wait 60 years

Editor of the Reformer:In a recent story ("NRC to appear in Brattleboro May 25," May 17), NDCAP chairwoman Kate O'Connor said she hoped Windham County residents would speak out on the proposed NorthStar transaction. So, I want to share my opinion of …

Letter: Kudos to the Select Board

Letter: Do better next time, please

Letter: Headline could have been better

State news
Manchester's retail identity crisis

MANCHESTER — Manchester may be tucked away in the Green Mountains, but it's become painfully clear that the town's economy is not as insulated.In fact, Manchester has reflected national trends almost exactly when it comes to a "retail bubble …

East Dorset Trail to open on National Trails Day

MANCHESTER — A hiking trail just off of Mad Tom Road in East Dorset that has long been utilized by the surrounding community will be designated as an official trail by the U.S. Forest Service on National Trails Day, June 3."The trail actually …

Judge allows some aspects of discrimination suit, dismisses other compliants

RUTLAND — A federal judge has dismissed some aspects of a lawsuit filed by an African American man arrested after a traffic stop in Bennington in 2013 while allowing other allegations to move forward.Judge Geoffrey Crawford ruled May 16 on …

National News
Ex-CIA chief speaks: Russia-Trump campaign contacts a concern

WASHINGTON — Former CIA Director John Brennan told Congress Tuesday he personally warned Russia last summer against interfering in the U.S. presidential election and was so concerned about Russian contacts with people involved in the Trump …

Trump budget relies on deep cuts

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is proposing to balance the federal budget within a decade by making sharp cuts to social safety-net programs like food stamps and Medicaid and offering optimistic estimates of economic growth and tax …

Flynn rejects Trump-Russia probe subpoena

TheAssociated PressWASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in rebuffing a subpoena Monday in the investigation into Russia's election …

Local sports

Wildcats win 8-0 over Leland & Gray

TOWNSHEND — Allen Cole and Joey Rafus combined for a one-hit shutout as the Twin Valley varsity baseball team topped host Leland & Gray, 8-0. "Our pitchers did a great job throwing strikes and defensively it was our best effort of the …

Mallers are Zero Gravity champs

KEENE, N.H. — The Brattleboro Mallers boys basketball team won its fifth consecutive Zero Gravity championship at Keene State College. The Mallers upped their season record to 10-5 and secured their second tournament championship this season …

BUHS girls lax team loses to MAU

BRATTLEBORO — Emily Altland went off for seven goals and three assists to lead the MAU varsity girls lacrosse team to an 18-6 victory over Brattleboro.Avery Galle and Bri Zipprich added five and four goals respectively for the winners. Riley …

Over 1,200 participate in GOTRVT event

BRATTLEBORO — Girls on the Run Vermont (GOTRVT) held its Southern Vermont 5k run/walk on Saturday at Brattleboro Union High School. This celebratory event, presented by Against The Grain Gourmet, was the culmination of GOTRVT's 10-week after …
Lifestyles

Try these extreme hot dogs

Memorial Day, typically, is the official kick off to the summer grilling season. Last year, Berkshire Eagle staff members — armed with bottles of antacids — bravely volunteered to taste test four "extreme burgers," ultimately endorsing a …

Ron Kujawski | Garden Journal: Summer-flowering bulbs add color to garden

The abrupt change in weather this past week was welcomed but was it too abrupt? I suppose it depends on whether you prefer wearing woolies or wearing shorts and T-shirt. As far as plant life is concerned, I don't see any serious effect right now …

Support pollination and plant a buzzworthy garden

With major backing brought about by brand name companies like Burt's Bees and Cheerios, and even policy proposals developed under past President Barack Obama's administration, collective pleas to protect pollinators have been propelled into the …

Celebrate National Hamburger Month: Make this juicy burger at home

For Chef Benjamin Pruitt of Brattleburger in Brattleboro, Vt., one of the secrets to a great burger starts with the meat itself — an 80/20 percent ground chuck.
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Pottery: Ahren Arenholz

Partridge Road PotteryAhren Arenholz - PotterSales showroom is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays or by appointment 802-257-4060; 228 Partridge Road, East Dummerston,

Author event: Book Lounge

Bill Schubart will be at The Book Lounge. How social culture and mores have changed for the better and for worse, and answer questions on writing and publishing. on Thursday, May 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. 4 High St., Brattleboro. Local author Bill …

Concert: Jazz pianist

Miro Sprague and his quintet at Next Stage on Saturday, June 3, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $22 in advance, $25 at the door, available online at nextstagearts.org, Turn It Up in Brattleboro, and the Putney Coop. 15 Kimball Hill, …

Performance: Magic in Memoriam

On Saturday, May 20, at 7 p.m. Jonas Cain presents Magic in Memoriam: 4000 Years of Magic! Tickets: $12. Call 800-969-9778 or at the door. Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St., BrattleboroAn interactive comedy magic experience that brings audiences …

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Andy's Journey: The Struggles Through ALS

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