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'Education is the great equalizer'

BRATTLEBORO — It was a gray day most of Friday, but at about 3 p.m., the clouds cracked open and the sun came shining down, just in time for the Brattleboro Union High School Class of 2018 …
Editorials
Our Opinion: Time for action on child mistreatment

We were pleased to learn Friday that U.S. Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vermont, will be traveling to Texas this weekend to see for himself the unspeakable cruelty that is being inflicted on Mexican children …

Spending policies should address the future

Vermont's mismanagement of coyotes

Vermont's prison road trip needs to end

Letters
Letter: Your Thanks

Editor of the Reformer:The BUHS class council class of 2020 would like to thank the Brattleboro outlet center, its owner, and staff for all of their amazing support of our tag sale fundraiser held in …

Letter: Reunion to raise scholarship money

Letter: Stop sign needed

Letter: In panhandling a career choice?

Vermont Digger
Affordable housing 'out of reach' for many Vermonters

MONTPELIER — A Vermonter making minimum wage would need to work 1.7 jobs to afford a one-bedroom rental home or apartment, according to a report released Wednesday.The National Low Income …

Scott vetoes latest budget, shrugs off fears of a shutdown

Trump feuds with Trudeau as Vt. officials fret

Ovation
Garden Tour: Westminster

The annual tour on June 30 and July 1. Gardens of Gordon and Mary Hayward; Julie Moir Messervy; Obe and Lonnie Lisai; and and Joshua Gold. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For information, visit …

Festival: Wanderlust

Concert: Gifts of Nature

Concert: Brian Dunne

Local sports
Petrie powers Post 5 on Saturday Reformer StaffBRATTLEBORO — Post 5 split a pair of games against Granite State opponents on Saturday in Hartford, zipping Laconia 11-0 and then losing to Lebanon 14-4.Tanner Bell fanned five, …
Wizards earn gold, bronze medals BRATTLEBORO — The Windham Wizards Blue and White basketall teams earned the gold and bronze medals respectively at the Vermont Special Olympics Summer Games on June 2-3.The Wizard Whites split …
3 Colonels earn MVL lacrosse honor Reformer StaffBRATTLEBORO — After helping the Brattleboro Union High School varsity boys lacrosse team win five games this spring, Liam McNeil, Charles Burroughs, and Caleb Martin all earned a …
13 area softball players, coach Markol honored Reformer StaffBRATTLEBORO — After guiding the Brattleboro Union High School varsity softball team to a 14-4 record, Kelly Markol was named the Marble Valley League Division A Coach of the …
Lifestyle
Great brew gifts for Dad With Father's Day looming this weekend, you may need help finding the gift pack of brews that are sure to be a perfect gift for Dad every beer-loving dad.All dads' tastes in beer are different. It …
Ron Kujawski | Garden Journal: Protect your garden from unwanted pests Bug off! No, not you! I am referring to the bugs, or more accurately, the insect pests that are beginning to bug me. Among these are the tiny flea beetles chewing holes in leaves of my radishes, the …
For some, going to the doctor is a group activity Walter Gardner knew his life was at risk: Nearly 100 pounds overweight, he had developed Type 2 diabetes and needed several prescriptions. Traditional medical appointments had little effect on the …
CORN AND BLACK BEAN SALAD: A veggie-packed summer dish It's time for another easy, healthy summer recipe — and another way to get some veggies in your body in the season of cheeseburgers, skewered meats and hot dogs inside voluminous bread and …
National News

Hundreds of children wait in Border Patrol facility in Texas

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Inside an old warehouse in South Texas, hundreds of children wait in a series of cages created by metal fencing. One cage had 20 children inside. Scattered about are …

3 dead, dozens injured by quake in Osaka in western Japan

TOKYO (AP) — A strong earthquake knocked over walls and set off scattered fires around metropolitan Osaka in western Japan on Monday morning, killing at least three people and injuring …

In DC primary, minimum wage is the main topic of discussion

WASHINGTON (AP) — The mayor and congressional delegate may top the ballot in Washington, D.C.'s primary on Tuesday, but the real drama for voters has to do with waiters, waitresses, …

2 Koreas discuss how to cooperate in Asian Games

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Sports officials from the rival Koreas are meeting at a border village to discuss how to cooperate in the Asian Games being held in Indonesia in August.A flurry of …

Injured former Cambodian PM Ranariddh sent to Thai hospital

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A Cambodian prince who was a candidate in upcoming general elections was transferred early Monday to a hospital in neighboring Thailand after being injured in a …

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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