Editorials

Our Opinion: It's about profit and religion, not accountability

If you need an example of how not to prepare for a Senate confirmation hearing, look no further than Betsy DeVos, the president-elect's pick to be the next secretary of education, who testified before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and …

Our Opinion: Britain embarks upon its own new path

With the United States days away of heading down an uncertain new path, Great Britain is embarking upon a potentially perilous journey of its own. British Prime Minister Theresa May Tuesday rejected what she described as "half-out, half-in" measures …

Our Opinion | Dean echoes Obama: Get politically involved

Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean had some good political advice for millennials when he spoke at Williams College last week that applies to many Americans: Get involved.Speaking at a packed Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, the governor warned that …
Letters
Letter: Not the best way to call for unity

Editor of the Reformer:Given how polarized our country is now, it is more important than ever to listen and understand other people's different opinions. So, I started reading Mr Tudda's Letter to the Editor of 1/13/17 with curiosity wanting to …

Letter: Trump deserves applause

Editor of the Reformer:I watched the first half hour of PBS's "Command and Control" recently, about our nuclear weapons industry, and at the end of that half hour, I was astonished that there is still a planet called Earth and any beings still …

Letter: Revolutionary acts needed

Editor of the Reformer:A bumper sticker says, "In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act." While the atmosphere of deceit appears to be universal at present, it may not be. It is, however, quite rampant and alarming. In …

Letter: Don't be complicit in Trump induction

Editor of the Reformer:My 93-year-old mother-in-law is upset! She called this evening and insisted I do something about it.She is a native Vermonter - an elder civic-minded, big-hearted citizen who loves our community. She is heart-sick over the …

Letter: We have a choice in education

Editor of the Reformer:Many people in the Windham Southeast Supervisory Union district would like time to understand all the ramifications of Act 46.We do not want to be told Act 46 is what is best for all schools and students, without any clear …

Letter: Streep, Obama give us hope

Editor of the Reformer:Thank you Meryl Streep for speaking truth to power. And thank you President Obama for reminding us all that democracy is up to us, and is dependent on everyone working together for the good of all. How wonderful to hear from …

Letter: Join the 'No Labels' movement

Editor of the Reformer:Vermonters who are interested in promoting bipartisanship in Congress are invited to attend the No Labels' Problem Solvers Conference, March 1 through 2, in Washington, DC. With leadership from our own Congressman, Peter …

Letter: Remember the survivors

Editor of the Reformer:This letter is written to response to an article in the Reformer ("Attorneys ask for delay in Townshend woman's murder trial," Sept. 30, 2016) about the murders on Nov. 18, 2014, of Jamis and Steven Lott.As Jamis's mother it …

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Columnists
Beware of 'friendly' phone calls and randsomware

We're now a couple weeks into the New Year! I truly wish the new year brought news of reduced scamming and fraud but that's not the case.The recent con artist efforts include "friendly" phone calls and ransomware attacks. The friendly call comes …

Richard Davis: An antidote to civilization

Many of us are trying to shut out the barrage of news that keeps hitting us every day telling us that the principles and values we have cherished all of our lives have now been rendered meaningless. It is a blow to the spirit, and it creates a level …

Another View: Building a strong health care system for Vermonters

Having arrived last August as the new President and CEO of the Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems, I am still fairly new to Vermont. A few observations so far: 1) this is a wonderful place full of energy and life, 2) the people are …

Fish: Drop the labels and stay vigilant

Funny thing about dictators, in a civilized society karma usually catches them. It might take a while, and those that have fallen to its rule often suffer by having basic human rights stripped from them or worse. When a dictator takes over it's …

Tim Kipp | Martin Luther King Jr: If the people will lead ...

In 1966 Martin Luther King Jr. stated, "For years I labored with the idea of reforming existing institutions of society through a little change here and a little change there. But now I feel differently. You have to have a reconstruction of the …

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