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BEAMS shines on with grant

BRATTLEBORO — In early April, Kate Burt, who directs the BEAMS after-school and summer enrichment program at Brattleboro Area Middle School, received some good news: The program had received a …
Editorials
Our opinion: Tired of tires? Time to clean up!

The existence of that dumping ground is hardly a secret, and there have been people calling for its removal. Terry Carter of Brattleboro raised the question at Town Meeting, and that got people …

Our opinion: Choosing action over expedience

Other opinion: As vultures circle, the Denver Post must be saved

Our opinion: Time to rethink zoning in Townshend

Letters
Letter: Alzheimer's affects all of us

Editor of the Reformer:Currently there are 13,000 Vermonters living with Alzheimer's disease and dementia and over 30,000 caregivers across the state. In Vermont, Alzheimer's disease is the 6th …

Letter: Support local vote for 16- and 17-year-olds

Letter: Gun control does not strip away rights

Letter: Governor and legislators committed perjury

Vermont Digger
Judge sets bail at $100K for suspect in school shooting plot

RUTLAND — A Rutland judge set bail at $100,000 for an 18-year-old Poultney man accused of planning to shoot up his former high school in Fair Haven, and if posted ordered that he be released …

Clean water bill advances with hotel tax

VTrans told to bridge its inspections communications gap

Ovation
Big Woods Voices: benefit concert

Thursday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m. at the BMC Auditorium, 72 Blanche Moyse Way. Tickets are $15 and are available via the BMC website at bmcvt.orgBRATTLEBORO — Big Woods Voices, which feature …

Artist Talk: `Hereandafter'

Documentary: Cezanne

Women in Music Gala: 'O, Britannia!'

Local sports
Carpenter, Millerick help Spartans earn victory Reformer StaffBRATTLEBORO — The Castleton University softball team improved to 2-12 overall with a 9-5 victory over Plymouth State in Game 2 of Wednesday's doubleheader.Brattleboro Union High …
Derosia crushing it during junior season Reformer StaffBRATTLEBORO — Madison Derosia put together a recent four-game hitting streak for the Division 2 University of New Haven softball team, giving her 14 hits on the season.The 2015 …
Brattleboro girls lax team stays unbeaten Reformer StaffBRATTLEBORO — The Brattleboro Union High School varsity girls lacrosse team defeated Northampton for the first time in program history, winning 11-10 in overtime."This was a …
Rivals to square off in Bennington Thursday Reformer StaffBRATTLEBORO — The Brattleboro and Mount Anthony Union varsity softball teams have something in common.Neither has given up a run yet this season.The Colonels (1-0) opened up with …
Lifestyle
How to make the perfect grilled cheese The grilled cheese sandwich is making a comeback. "Chef's are using different types of vessels to create the sandwich, including rustic sour dough, Ciabatta or even a pretzel-style bun," said Michael …
Ron Kujawski | Garden Journal: Don't toss your Easter lily, plant it outdoors "Now what?" Many, many years ago that was a question my mother would ask whenever one of the neighbors called to inquire about my whereabouts. The answer was never good. Today, there are still people who ask …
Thom Smith | NatureWatch: Expect Baltimore orioles to appear around May 1 Q: I live just north of Brattleboro, Vt. I read and enjoy your column in The Brattleboro Reformer. I enjoy watching the birds that come to my feeders and can identify many of them from what my …
Small stresses of daily life can hurt your health When people talk about harmful stress — the kind that can affect health — they usually point to big, life-changing events, such as the death of a loved one. A growing body of research …
National News

No turkeys, please: Owner seeks gander for pet goose

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — Lucy is a lover of long walks and a shared dinner of weeds, and she's looking for love.At least according to an ad the 2-year-old Embden goose's owner placed in a …

Officer caught on video punching suspect won't face charges

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey police officer seen on video punching a man in the head 12 times during an attempted arrest won't face charges.Camden County prosecutors announced Thursday …

Brexit pushes European dairy giant to make cuts

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A major European dairy cooperative says that currency swings caused by Brexit are among the reasons it has to cut costs by over 400 million euros ($495 million) over …

Karolyis to NBC: 'No way' they knew about doctor's behavior

NEW YORK (AP) — Former USA Gymnastics women's national team coordinator Martha Karolyi and husband Bela tell NBC they were unaware of the abusive behavior by a former national team doctor now …

The Latest: Officials say 83 Palestinians wounded in protest

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Latest on the crisis along the Israel-Gaza border (all times local):4:50 p.m.Gaza's Health Ministry says 83 Palestinians have been injured in protests on the …

Teflon Town
Teflon Town: ChemFab's Toxic Legacy

Teflon Town: ChemFab's toxic legacy is a five-part series on the history of the company in Bennington and the impact of water contamination from the factories on local residents.

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