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Fredette cements her legacy at The Gathering Place with new center

WEST DOVER — As Mary Fredette says goodbye to The Gathering Place, where she has served as the executive director for six years, Deerfield Valley residents will say hello to the organization's …
Editorials
Our opinion: Yes, black lives matter

A trio of students from Brattleboro Area Middle School have taken the initiative and led a student movement to have the Black Lives Matter flag fly on the flagpole at their school. The BUHS #6 School …

Our opinion: Clean water worth the cost

Our opinion: A step toward a safer Vermont

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

Letters
Letter: Conservative Law Foundation is right about Vermont Yankee

Editor of the Reformer: Having been an attorney, economist, public utility employee and energy utility expert for over 35 years, I know the Conservation Law Foundation (CLF), its issues and methods …

Letter: A few modest suggestions

Letter: Praise, and a challenge

Letter: Essential healthcare for women

Vermont Digger
Sawyer remains held after bail lowered to $10,000

RUTLAND — A Rutland judge lowered bail Wednesday to $10,000 for an 18-year-old Poultney man accused by police of planning to shoot up his former high school in Fair Haven.If released, Jack …

Prosecutors drop felony charges in school shooting plot

State's school safety review shows holes

Ovation
Concert: Yellow Barn

Residency concert with Enrico Elisi playing J.S. Bach Partitas for keyboard on May 5, at 8 p.m. at Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. Also open discussion with Elisi. Free admission, call …

Gala: Dance Party

Documentary: Agent Orange

Book event: `Rescue'

Local sports
First Fun Run set for May 2 Reformer StaffBRATTLEBORO — Race directors Gary and Chris Montgomery have announced the 2018 Fun Run Schedule, which will go from May 2 to Sept. 5.The races are held every other Wednesday …
Spring into Health 5k is May 12 TOWNSHEND - Registration is now open for the ninth annual Grace Cottage "Spring into Health" 5k. The family-friendly event will take place Saturday, May 12, starting at 8:30 a.m. on the Townshend …
Dana to compete in Belgium following Boston Marathon win BRATTLEBORO — On a rainy and windy Patriot's Day, Putney's Alicia Dana drove her handcycle to an easy victory in the 122nd Boston Marathon. It completed a sweep for the American women, as Michigan's Desiree Linden (runner), California's Jacqueline Folkert (mobility impaired division), Texas native Lisa Thompson (visually impaired division), and Maryland's Tatyana Mcfadden (wheelchair division) also prevailed in Beantown. …
BF softball team earns first win Reformer StaffWESTMINSTER — The Bellows Falls varsity softball team put up 16 runs in the sixth inning to earn a 20-5 win over Twin Valley.Amyra Terena, Paxton Santorelli, Emma Graham, and …
Lifestyle
Breakfast for dinner: A 'risque' delight Sometimes, at the end of the day, you just have a hankerin' for breakfast. Kathy Portolano, owner of Papa Pete's Diner on Vt. Route 9 in Bennington's east end — which is known for its 14-inch …
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 …
National News

Man charged in Oklahoma killings says he'll talk to families

VINITA, Okla. (AP) — A man charged in the 1999 deaths of an Oklahoma couple, their 16-year-old daughter and her friend says he's willing to speak with the families of the victims.Ronnie Dean …

US durable goods orders up 2.6 percent in March

WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rose 2.6 percent in March, but a key category that tracks business investment spending fell for the third month out of the past …

Yawkey Way outside Fenway Park changed over racist past

BOSTON (AP) — Boston approved a plan Thursday to change the name of Yawkey Way, the street outside Fenway Park named in honor of a former Red Sox owner some have said was racist.The city's …

Boston approves plan to change name of Yawkey Way outside Fenway Park over connection to team's complicated racial past

BOSTON (AP) — Boston approves plan to change name of Yawkey Way outside Fenway Park over connection to team's complicated racial past.

Mental fitness hearing set for man who fled Hawaii hospital

HONOLULU (AP) — A court hearing is scheduled Thursday on whether a man is mentally fit to proceed with trial for escaping from a Hawaii psychiatric hospital and flying to California.Randall …

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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