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Last week's wintry mix had turned the snow to ice, and my children and I stepped gingerly through the Morningside Cemetery, not wanting to break through the magical crust. We explored our favorite secrets spots, discovered some new ones, and then … more
Gov. Phil Scott's budget address promised a balanced General Fund budget lower than last year's. It reiterated his opposition to any new taxes and fees, and pledged to make the required annual contributions to keep the two state retirement funds … more
As I stood in the middle of an estimated crowd of 175,000 on the Boston Common on January 21 I kept asking myself, "Where were these people in August and September?" I wanted to believe that if crowds like this in Boston, New York, Washington and … more
Recently, this column has focused on computer-related scams and frauds but fraudsters have not abandoned the old reliable approaches of telephone and mail scams. Today we'll peek into the world of telephone scams and address postal/mail scams in the … more
If you want to hurt a man, you don't hit him in the face you hit him in the wallet. A lesson my Father taught me at a very young age. So, let me offer you this on the 12th day of having Cheeto in Charge. It's clear that he distracts easily, it's … more
Just five days before the Women's March on Washington, while many people in this area were planning to march in Washington, New York, Boston, Montpelier and Greenfield, Mass., and there would be a demonstration in Putney, I realized that there was … more
MONTPELIER — Local legislators are planning to send updates to the Reformer on a regular basis. Sen. Jeanette White: This week all the action in the Senate has been in the committees. It will take awhile to get the bills out of committee and … more
Prevention work saves money. Research proves that focusing on prevention is a far more effective use of resources to ensure children reach their full potential than treating the effects of abuse after it has occurred.Every dollar invested in … more
I like to believe that I don't think much about this subject. Why should I? Do I think a lot about what men wear? Well, occasionally; I do admit that I notice a man in a suit on the streets of Brattleboro, perhaps because I don't own one. I also … more
The Vermont Constitution (Chapter 1, Article 6) demands that our elected officials are open, transparent, and accountable. The authors understood how transparency in government is the very basis of trust. State statute also demands access and … more
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