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Business owners explain why Vermonters should shop local

Harmony BirchBrattleboro ReformerBELLOWS FALLS — While some people may wake up at the crack of dawn Friday morning or line up at box stores late Thanksgiving night, local stores are gearing up …
Editorials
Who's paying for online ads?

Last week, the Federal Election Commission took a rare unanimous vote to begin drafting regulations that would require greater transparency in online political advertising. The motion is a welcome …

Their Opinion: The Russians are coming; Republicans need to do something about it

Our Opinion: Turn down the volume; there are things we can do together

Our Opinion: Cutting LIHEAP is a horrible thing to propose

Letters
Letter: Asking for your vote

Editor of the Reformer:I am a candidate for the remaining one year of a three-year term on the Dummerston School Board. As a life-long resident of the area, after graduating from Brattleboro Union …

Letter: An acceptable level

Letter: And the children shall lead them

Letter: One of these days ...

Vermont Digger
Gun control: Scott says 'everything's on the table'

MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott said Thursday he is open to gun control legislation, including a measure calling for universal background checks before the sale of firearms, which is set for a …

Saliva testing: Second House panel weighs legal challenges

Public to lawmakers: Slow down education finance reform

Local sports

Hinsdale girls advance to Final 4

HINSDALE, N.H. — Terry Bonnette, who was once a gold glove shortstop in the Brattleboro men's softball league, is well aware that defense wins championships.The Hinsdale varsity girls …

Clark finished 4th, Logan placed 10th

BRATTLEBORO — A pair of former Mount Snow Academy students represented the United States in the 2018 Winter Games, with West Dover's Devin Logan celebrating her 25th birthday in Korea and …

Terriers improve to 16-4

WESTMINSTER — On Senior Night, the Bellows Falls varsity girls basketball team trounced Twin Valley 79-23 and also honored lone 12th grader Maddison DiBernardo."Maddison has been a welcome …

The Grammar School students ski to victory

PUTNEY — While many of us were tuned in to Olympic competition in Pyeongchang, young cross country skiers from all over New England and New York headed down to Weston, Mass. for the Bill Koch …
Lifestyle

New antibiotic is discovered in dirt

The modern medical era began when an absent-minded British scientist named Alexander Fleming returned from vacation to find that one of the petri dishes he forgot to put away was covered in a …

Dennis Mammana | Stargazers: Look for the 'linking' star of Taurus

Constellations are like states. Just as the continental U.S. is divided into 48 such states — some large and some small — the heavens are also divided into 88 constellations. And just as every city in the U.S. (except …

Thom Smith | NatureWatch: Black-capped chickadees are amazing little birds

Last weekend, as I was refilling the hulled sunflower seed feeder, two rival male black-capped chickadees began their spring rivalry. Hidden from sight within the evergreen hedge we share with Al and …

National Margarita Day: Celebrate with the perfect margarita

Thursday is National Margarita Day. To celebrate, round up your friends, put Tortured Soul's "We Like Tequila" in the CD player and sing along ... then head to your favorite watering hole for a …
Ovation

Art reception: Derek Parker

"Are we all in over our heads?" site specific installation on Saturday, 2 to 4 p.m. at Landmark College's Fine Arts Gallery, Putney. Parker incorporates the voices of the Landmark community`Are we …

Concert: Tal National

Niger's most popular band known for its full-tilt approach, and hypnotic intensity at The Stone Church, March 1, 8 p.m.; $10 in advance at stonechurchvt.com or $12 at the door. 210 Main St., …

Theater: "La Boheme":

12:30 p.m. Live in HD at the Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St., Brattleboro. Sonya Yoncheva as Mim . Tickets, $22 general admittance, $20 Forever Club Members, $10 students. Call ahead for credit card …

Film: Women's Film Festival

FilmWomen's Film FestivalMarch 9 to 25 at New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. A celebration of movies and a platform for women to tell their stories. For information visit …
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.

Andy's Journey: The Struggles Through ALS

2018 Winter Games

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