Editorials

Time to Green Up Vermont's public access laws

If you've ever had the feeling that obtaining information about your government is hard to come by in Vermont, you're not alone. There are more than 260 exemptions carved into the state's public …

The missiles of 2018

To appreciate the significance of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, signed in 1987 by the Soviet Union and United States, just gaze up at the Pioneer and Pershing II missiles on display …

Despite DOJ's proclamation, legalization is the right thing to do

The Vermont Legislature took another step towards full legalization of marijuana on Thursday night, legalizing the possession of 1 ounce or less and two mature and four immature marijuana plants by …
Letters
Letter: A pitch and a rant

Editor of the Reformer:In your Jan. 17 issue you published a moving commentary by Fish ("$60 is a drop in the bucket when it comes to insurance.")Before I go on a short rant, it's important to know …

Letter: We need more Norwegians

Editor of the Reformer:Trump's onto something with Norway, but it may not be what he thinks.Why Norway? It's not as bad as those other countries, he says. Norwegians are hard-working, God-fearing …

Letter: Make the Brattleboro station more inviting

Editor of the Reformer:Over the past nine years, Amtrak ridership has steadily increased nationally. Locally, over the past two years, the Vermonter increased 7.3 percent, and Brattleboro, the second …

Letter: Fight for Island Park

Editor of the Reformer:They are finally building the new bridge across the Connecticut River. From Brattleboro to Hinsdale. After all these years.Earlier plans called for a modest yet attractive …

Letter: Which nation are we talking about?

Editor of the Reformer:Recently Mr. Trump characterized Haiti and some African nations as ... well, you know ... whose people are not worthy of emigration to the United States. Yet again, another …

Letter: Don't trust the fox in the hen house

Editor of the Reformer:I have been following the coverage of the proposed plans for the clean up of the Vermont Yankee site in Vernon with great interest. As someone who is looking to move from the …

Letter: Reclaiming democracy through the living wage

Editor of the Reformer: Out-of-control money breeds power, which breeds money, which breeds more power. This increase in power and wealth for America's richest intensifies income inequality and …

Letter: Three categories of drivers

Editor of the Reformer:I hope you aren't a member of the 40/40 club — highway speed 50, they do 40. Village speed 25, they do 40.The clueless club — oblivious to their turn signal at an …

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Columnists
Time's up: Freeing the workplace from sexual harassment

You say you want a revolution? Well it's certainly in the air, and creating profound change to business as usual. #MeToo was like the shot heard 'round the world, really the primal scream of women, …

Commentary: Dangerous unselfishness and the work of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Certainly I watched his "I Have a Dream Speech" as a young girl in the 1970s and saw the inspiring newsreels from the 1963 March on Washington. And I read picture booksabout him when Black History …

Commentary: 'Arbeit Macht Frei'

When I read the new directive from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that came down through the Trump administration requiring a certain segment of the Medicaid population to work …

Commentary: NorthStar plan for VY 'consistent with the long-term public good'

On Jan. 18, the Vermont Public Utilities Commission will hold its final public hearing on the proposed sale of Vermont Yankee to NorthStar at Brattleboro Union High School. This will be the final …

Commentary: $60 is a drop in the bucket when it comes to insurance

How does legislation inside the beltway affect us? We often think it doesn't, but it does. Let's say the government signed a bill that cut an emergency service by 3 percent, for whatever reason. …

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