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

Civil engineers have been warning us for decades that our nation's infrastructure is in desperate need of a major investment to fix crumbling roads and bridges, inadequate public transit systems, and failing wastewater facilities.According to the …

We're No. 1 - again

For six years and running, Vermont has topped the Locavore Index produced by the Strolling of the Heifers.Now, this might seem like a rigged game, considering the Strolling of the Heifers is based in Brattleboro, but the Index is a compilation of a …
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

Editor of the Reformer: I read with concern the letter a recent letter regarding the May 2 Brattleboro Select Board meeting ("An open letter to the Department of Justice").We live in a society that does indeed discriminate on the basis of the color …

Letter: Do better next time, please

Editor of the Reformer: I was pleased to see coverage of the Guilford Gravel Grinder bike race in your paper (May 22) and thank you for taking the time to cover our first year of a local event that we hope to grow in the future, and that we hope …

Letter: Headline could have been better

Editors of the ReformerKudos to Brenda Siegel for her recent column ("Let's call this what it is — economic genocide," May 13).However, the Reformer could have picked a better heading. There are lots of people — Trump voters perhaps? …

Letter: Act 46 open forum

Editor of the Reformer:On Saturday May 13, school officials and citizens from across Vermont met for three hours to discuss alternatives to school district mergers under Act 46, Vermont's school governance consolidation law.Over 70 people attended, …

Letter: Irrefragable truth

Editor of the Reformer:To this day the trifecta of human fear, ignorance and superstition remains unparalleled. Without adequate tools to assimilate knowledge, early humans evolved beliefs to deal with the unknown. No other set of ensuing attitudes …

Letters: Your thanks

Editor of the ReformerLetter carriers and rural letter carriers successfully held the 25th annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive across the nation on Saturday, May 13. Carriers in our corner of Vermont would like to thank each customer who donated by …

Letter: NorthStar project is viable and critical

Editor of the Reformer:Kevin Kamps' warning about supposedly "unrealistic and potentially misplaced" hopes to decommission Vermont Yankee makes me wonder if he has an alternative in mind to the proposed safe and prompt site decommissioning ("Vermont …

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Columnists
Fish: The answer to this fix we're in? Educate, empower and engage

I just got back from the Middle East and boy are my arms tired.The next person that tells me that people with a lot of money are smart because they were able to make all that money or the next person that tells me a college education makes you …

Seizing the teacher health insurance opportunity

The sudden political struggle over health insurance for unionized teachers isn't over but some useful lessons are emerging.This struggle was triggered by a provision of ObamaCare called "the Cadillac tax". Starting in 2018, plans with premiums of …

Notes from Montpelier: Last-minute policy change proposal is not good process

The 2017 Legislative Session continued this past week because of a difference of opinion between the Legislature and the Scott Administration on public school employees' health care. At the very end of the Session, the governor announced that he …

The View From Faraway Farm: Being under pressure ain't always a bad thing

Living many miles from any kind of municipal water system means having your own water source. Mine happens to be an Artesian well. This drilled well has a depth of just 40 feet, which has proven to be more than adequate on our steep side hill …

Levine: The next steps for climate action

Along with California, the New England states can drive home positive action to tackle climate change. With the Trump administration in Washington rolling back federal protections, it is more important than ever for states, communities and …

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