Editorials

Wind noise should be overseen by state, not developer

Several years ago, a company based in Maine wanted to build a biomass/wood pellet manufacturing facility in Pownal at the former Green Mountain Race Track. What followed was more than a year of public hearings, permit applications, and …

What kind of government do we have?

After Thursday, we'll finally get see what kind of government we're really living under here in Vermont. One that understands and values compromise, or one that emulates Washington and favors partisan brinkmanship and division. Gov. Phil Scott …

Our Opinion: Take care of yourself, and others, when temps soar

Though the day-time temperatures have dropped considerably since Monday and Tuesday, it would behoove us, with more hot days on the way, to remember that intense heat can kill. We were reminded of this fact on Tuesday when the Brattleboro Police …
Letters
Letter: No excuses

Editor of the Reformer:According to polls, Donald Trump's approval ratings run from the subpar upper 30 percent range to the lower 40 percent. How come - unless many who voted him into the presidency are now having second thoughts? And why now, …

Letters: Our gratitude knows no bounds

Editor of the Reformer:The 12h annual Walk for Amber Walkathon, raffle and pasta dinner in support of the Amber Bernier Scholarship fund was held on June 4. We sold about 1,500 raffle tickets. The dinner featured delicious pasta and pulled pork, …

Letter: Fire story omitted some crucial information

Editor of the Reformer:I am writing in reference to the article written by Chris Mays, published on Monday, "Homes and horse saved during barn fire." There were some important facts omitted and a false statement in the article and I'd appreciate …

Letter: Complicity at the highest level

Editor of the Reformer: The fur is starting to fly as a consequence of Governor Phil Scott's willful misunderstanding of collective bargaining law as it applies to teacher health benefits and the continuing fallout from the push back against the …

Letters: Your Thanks

Editor of the Reformer:The 12h annual Walk for Amber walkathon, raffle and pasta dinner in support of the Amber Bernier Scholarship fund was held on June 4th. We sold about 1,500 raffle tickets. The dinner featured delicious pasta and pulled pork, …

Letter: Make your clothing tick proof

Editor of the Reformer:Vermont and New Hampshire are currently in the midst of an extreme tick infestation. I have been seeing many patients with tick related problems such as tick bites, embedded mouth parts, Lyme disease and Anaplasma. The vast …

Letter: Cruel to wildlife, dangerous for dogs

Editor of the Reformer:Vermonters welcome spring for a variety of reasons: We get to spend more time outdoors, usually there's a lot more sunshine, we can get into our gardens, be out on the water, or hit the …

Letter: Local savings, local control

Editor of the Reformer:It was great to be part of the well over 100 folks who showed up at Pliny Park two weeks ago in support of the state budget and in support of teachers, while similar gatherings happened all over the state. Our voices are …

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Columnists
Commentary: A remarkable gathering in support of a friend

Last weekend I attended a remarkable gathering. A friend of ours faces a painful and highly emotional surgery this week: a double mastectomy. To prepare herself for the surgery itself, the arduous recovery, and life without her breasts, she invited …

Homeyer: 5 things you MUST DO in the vegetable garden this weekend - or soon

Okay, nobody likes to be told what they have to do. Or when they have to do it, so I apologize for telling you what to do. And you don't really have to do these things immediately, but doing them soon will help you later on.It's time to thin root …

Davis: Open the doors and let the sun in

When Republicans criticize other Republicans it is a signal that something very bad is happening. The U.S. Senate is now working to craft a piece of legislation to replace Obamacare after receiving the version passed by the House. The House bill, as …

Fish: Old, tired and sore, but not giving up

I'm switching gears this week, literally and figuratively. I'm gonna stay away from President Sir Tweets-a-Lot and focus on some of the things that I can control. First and foremost, myself. On Aug. 20 of this year, myself and my main Mud Duck …

Commentary: The push for national single payer healthcare

As the Republican Congress struggles to "repeal and replace" Obamacare, the political landscape is steadily shifting.Since the Democratic Congress enacted Obamacare in 2010 (without a single Republican vote), Democrats have increasingly been on the …

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