Editorials

Our Opinion: A future for The Hermitage Club

Now that Vermont Superior Court Judge John R. Treadwell has ruled in favor of appointing a receiver in the foreclosure of the Hermitage Club — the former Haystack Mountain ski area, a golf …

Our Opinion: No need for budget drama

Earlier this week, State Senate President Pro Tem Tim Ashe sent Gov. Phil Scott a politely worded but fairly scathing rebuke of Scott's announced intention to veto the budget and tax bill approved by …

Our Opinion: On sports bets, Vermont should cash out

Monday's U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down a federal law banning sports betting everywhere but Nevada opens the floodgates for states to make their own decisions about whether to allow …
Letters
Letter: We don't have to tolerate intolerance

Editor of the Reformer:As a sophomore at Marlboro College, I regret that my graduating friends had to end their ceremony on the note of being screamed at by someone's angry grandmother (although I do …

Letter: Time for Sanders to act on Gaza

Editor of the Reformer:Senator [Bernie] Sanders continues to address the Palestinian Apartheid issue with important statements, such as this issued last Tuesday: "In light of yesterday's horrific …

Letters: Your Thanks

Editor of the ReformerDeirdre, Rebecca, Brenda, Radar and ALL,I want to extend our sincere appreciation on behalf of the students, staff and Board of Directors of Community House to you and many …

Letter: Slogans or true patriotism?

Editor of the Reformer:Driving past Hannaford I found myself following a Jeep whose spare tire cover sported an image of a rippling U.S. flag with a war-like eagle superimposed over the words: …

Letter: Biases not going away anytime soon

Editor of the Reformer:The situation in Gaza is tragic, chronically and critically in recent days. We hope not to see yet another summer of deadly fighting. There is too much blame to go around: …

Letter: Glad to be back in Brattleboro

Editor of the Reformer: Usually the one who can find a fault first, I am writing to say there was none to find with the 911-ers who rushed me to my recent two-day emergency stay at Brattleboro …

Letter: Drug industry needs major shakeup

Editor of the Reformer:When a Speech About Controlling Drug Prices Sends Drug Stocks Higher . On Friday, May 11, Trump finally gave his "lowering drug costs" speech. It was, he claimed, the start of …

Letter: We cannot remain silent

Editor of the Reformer:I'm writing in support of the May 15 letter to the editor, "The importance of repairing the world," submitted by Nancy Braus, Sharon Gralnick, Alex Fischer, Jonah Mossberg, Mel …

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Columnists
Tebbetts, Moore and Schirling: Innovating for water quality

From Vermont's inception, freedom and unity have spurred innovation. John Deere invented the tractor. Ben and Jerry created world-class ice cream. Environmental leaders like George Perkins Marsh …

John McClaughry: Ethan Allen Institute: Take a look at Vermont's electric vehicle future

For the past 20 years Vermont state government has aggressively worked to get Vermonters to abandon internal combustion vehicles (ICVs) in favor of electric vehicles (EVs) of both hybrid and …

Pat McDonald: Asking leaders to put Vermonters first

Vermonters and their hard-earned dollars are exhausted from experiencing the rollercoaster ride that is our government's approach to economic policy. Despite repeated pleas from Vermonters to address …

Harrison Bushnell: Vermont climate economy - The moment is now

My first food was a testament to Vermont's economy. As a baby, the story goes, my parents held me as we admired the steaming arch at our neighbors' house. They took a small spoon and let me taste my …

Chloe White: The trouble with roadside saliva tests

In the wake of marijuana legalization, many states are looking for new ways to keep impaired drivers off the road. Unfortunately, some proposals would lead to problematic and possibly …

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