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Wooden planks on Putney bridge give way under plow truck

PUTNEY — A bridge on Old Stage Road road is being fast-tracked for repairs after a plow truck's tire went through a plank on April 16. The truck was plowing snow when it went through a soft …
Editorials
Our opinion: A step toward a safer Vermont

All along, from the day he said he'd consider gun safety legislation to the day he signed three gun safety bills in front of the Statehouse, Gov. Phil Scott emphasized that common-sense firearms …

Our opinion: Tired of tires? Time to clean up!

Our opinion: Choosing action over expedience

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

Letters
Letters: Your Thanks

Editor of the Reformer:United Way of Windham County wishes to thank our 224 Kids in Coats Fund donors for providing $24,613 for kids in this community. We also want to thank the Holt Fund and the …

Letter: Go vegan, save the planet

Letter: Support birth control access bill

Letter: Attack on labor unions is an attack on all

Vermont Digger
State's school safety review shows holes

MONTPELIER — Many Vermont schools are in need of safety and emergency response upgrades, according to a survey carried out by Gov. Phil Scott's administration in preparation for a new grant …

Judge dismisses EB-5 investor lawsuit against state

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

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
Brattleboro baseball, softball teams prevail Reformer StaffBRATTLEBORO — A two-run single in the bottom of the eighth inning by Kam Pelkey gave the Brattleboro varsity baseball team a thrilling 9-8 victory over Saint Johnsbury on Saturday …
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 …
Lifestyle
Thom Smith | NatureWatch: Where have all the pigeons gone? Q There are no more pigeons in downtown Pittsfield. Where did they all go? I have been in business on North Street for 44 years and have not seen any for the last several years. I saw one single …
Ron Kujawski | Garden Journal: Friday is Arbor Day - plant or hug a tree! This coming Friday is Arbor Day, a day dedicated to trees. Some will celebrate the day by participating in a community project, such as a commemorative tree planting, while others will demonstrate …
Vaccinated against shingles? Great. Do it again. Federal officials have recommended a new vaccine that is more effective than an earlier version at protecting older adults against the painful rash called shingles. But persuading many adults to get …
Earth Day: Tips to reduce food waste This Sunday is Earth Day. Celebrate by taking a hard look at what's in your garbage can. Astonishing amounts of food are wasted in the U.S. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, food waste …
National News

The Latest: Police: Waffle House suspect stole a car earlier

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on shooting at Tennessee restaurant that left four dead (all times local):12:55 p.m.Police in Nashville, Tennessee, say the suspect in a quadruple homicide …

Supreme Court wrestles with administrative law judge case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court wrestled Monday with a case brought by a former financial planner known for his "Buckets of Money" strategy, who is challenging the appointment of the …

The Latest: Kate leaves hospital hours after giving birth

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the royal baby birth (all times local):5:55 p.m.The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William have left a London hospital and headed home with their newborn son.The …

Dutch lawyer seeks Qatari compensation for terror victims

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A prominent human rights lawyer is demanding that Qatar compensate Dutch-based victims of an al-Qaida-linked Syrian extremist group, saying the Al Nusra group is …

Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William leave hospital with newborn son in car seat and drive away

LONDON (AP) — Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William leave hospital with newborn son in car seat and drive away.

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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