Editorials

Editor: A superpower for liberty

If a person is to be judged by his enemies, George Soros can feel proud. Autocrats across Eastern Europe, including his native Hungary, as well as those from China to Egypt and many in between, have …

Editorial: Will Xi intensify hegemonic stance via economic, military strength?

The country's objective of building up its military strength and becoming dominant in the world as a "great power" has been established. But isn't it nothing but hegemonism to assert that the country …

Trump finds new ways to make the sick pay more

President Donald Trump has announced some new strategies to destabilize the individual health-insurance market, but his misguided objective is the same as ever: to undermine the Affordable Care Act …
Letters
Letters: Your Thanks

Editor of the Reformer:The staff at The Nature Museum was warmed by the buzz of community excitement and show of support for the recent Fairy House Festival on Sept. 23, and Sept. 24. Local …

Letter: Recycling and school mergers

Editor of the Reformer:What's recycling got to do with the proposed local school merger? Well, recycling for Putney has become quite the complicated process, even as hard as town officials are …

Letter: Join me in voting no

Editor of the Reformer:I want to thank the Dummerston School Board for voting against supporting the Articles of Agreement on the proposed school merger at its Oct. 10 meeting. The vote was four to …

Letter: I will be voting no

Editor of the Reformer:I, for one, am unable to support the Act 46 Study Committee's proposal that is being put to the voters on Nov. 7.I recognize that many people have worked hard to develop a plan …

Letter: An open letter to Rep. Peter Welch

Editor of the Reformer:It was recently brought to my attention that you were a sponsor of the recently passed Marino Bill. In fact, I also sent, via your website, the following message: "According to …

Letter: A great community

Editor of the Reformer:I went out of town recently for several days. Upon learning of my travel plans, a neighbor graciously volunteered to periodically inspect my house while I was gone. A few days …

Letter: Shortsighted column

Editor of the Reformer:I find Becca Balint to be shortsighted in her targeting comedians ("Post gender? Not a chance," Oct. 14).I was with Ms. Balint until her attacks. I found it to be beneath the …

Letter: The inner soul of the people?

Editor of the Reformer:As I watch the reality of Donald Trump unfold I am reminded of two thoroughly prescient quotes: "Every day I ask myself the same question: How can this be happening in America? …

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Commentary: Investing in outdoor recreation economy means acting on climate

As children, many of us spend fun-filled hours learning to first ride a bicycle and then learning to ride it well. The roots and rocks of Vermont trails provide the perfect training ground for …

Mudgett: Shaking the very foundations of our community

Our area has had a spate of really unfortunate losses recently.First, it was Winston Thomas who succumbed to a long-term illness in September. "Winnie" as he was affectionately called, worked in …

I am not going to be careful with men's feelings

Me too! I have been cat called, assaulted, men have used their power to make unwanted advances, I have felt uncomfortable and been silent. I have been silent when I knew someone else was being made …

Let your voice be heard on Nov. 7

For years, you have been hearing about Act 46. On Nov. 7 you get to have your say. Few issues generate as much ire, confusion and frustration as those having to do with public education and education …

Balint: Celebrating successes, both small and grand

Recently I took my ebullient labradoodle on a run through woods and fields. At one point my dog caught the scent of something divine; he was off and running with his nose pushed up against the …

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