Editorials

A new set of assumptions for men

Dear men of America:Assume that the person who refills your coffee cup prefers that you call her by name, not "Sweetie," "Honey," "Darling" or "Cutie."Assume that your co-worker's self esteem will be …

Is carbon tax a plan Vermont can embrace?

A proposal floated a week ago at an invitation-only conference in Burlington would tax fossil fuels in Vermont — better known as a carbon tax — but then return all of the resulting …

Don't fall for the scare tactics of anti-legalizers

We urge our readers to disregard the scare-mongering emanating from the opponents of marijuana legalization and encourage them to do their own research. Our readers might learn that much of what the …
Letters
Letter: Amazon can help local businesses thrive

Editor of the Reformer:Some of the the information in a recent article is false ("Vermont small businesses face an Amazon problem, Nov. 13). Amazon doesn't "produce" many of the goods it sells; they …

Letter: There is no solution to the problem of nuclear waste

Editor of the Reformer:Usually I ignore the false and misleading writings of those in the current and former employ of the nuclear industry, but the strange ideas put forth by Howard Shaffer on Nov. …

Letter: Bicyclists and the Exit 3 rounadabout

Editor of the Reformer: The Vermont Agency of Transporation recently changed the Exit 3 roundabout road markings. Now, before a car enters the roundabout, it has to be in the right lane to turn right …

Letter: The Trump Effect

Editor of the Reformer:When Trump was elected, I pulled the covers over my head and intended to stay that way for four years, or until he was impeached. I have not followed my initial plan, but I …

Letter: You got it all wrong

Editor of the Reformer: This letter is a response to Vidda Crochetta's recent letter ("The Book of Genesis insults women," Nov. 10). I am wondering if you know that Christianity and Muslims and …

Letter: Health care is a human right

Editor of the Reformer: I am an immigrant, student, minimum wage working, person of color under the age of 35 and I am part of the LGBTQ community. The majority of my life in the U.S., I have been …

Letter: Add 'only' and then, all set

Editor of the Reformer:I still see a lot of people coming into the Exit 3 roundabout in the right lane and continuing around the roundabout. The right turn only lane needs more than just the arrow, …

Letter: Do your own research

Editor of the Reformer:According to a recent Reformer editorial: "We urge our readers to disregard the scare-mongering emanating from the opponents of marijuana legalization and encourage them to do …

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Columnists
Commentary: Help us make a difference

Well, we're at it again.If you're looking for me Wednesday morning you'll find me with my WKVT co-workers at the Price Chopper on Canal Street. We're doing our annual food drive for the Groundworks …

Commentary: A global renewable energy power play

Here's an interesting insight into the arcane world of global renewable energy politics, based on the Oct. 30 column in Forbes by widely-read energy blogger Rod Adams.Last week the annual "Conference …

Commentary: Mass shooters and men's will to change

Enough is enough. Not another obfuscating word from You Know Who that "it's not time to talk about gun control." No more deflections that "he was a twisted individual; it's a mental health issue." No …

Gardening: Never too early to plan for Spring plantings

Each fall I pot up daffodils, tulips, crocus and other bulbs for indoor blooming. Now is the time to do it. It takes a long time for bulbs to establish roots and get ready to bloom, come spring, so …

York: This Thanksgiving, consider the turkey

Something in me came unglued one Thanksgiving day. My mom tried to serve me a Cornish game hen, a little bird. But I loved my dog, and I questioned why I should love one animal but eat another. So I …

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