Submitting your news

The Reformer welcomes your news items. The Reformer prefers e-mail submissions. Since not all items can be e-mailed, faxes may be sent to 802-257-1305; news items may also be mailed to Brattleboro Reformer, Attn: News Department, 62 Black Mountain Rd., Brattleboro, VT 05301.

When e-mailing, keep in mind:

* Send us news items at least 7 days in advance of the event. The Reformer cannot guarantee publication of items received later than that.

* Briefer is better. Items of 300 words or less are preferred.

* In the e-mail subject line, use a two- or three-word description and give a date of the event, if there is one. For instance, Church Spaghetti Supper, Nov. 30.

* Do not send us attachments; avoid sending HTML-coded text, signature lines and e-mail backgrounds/stationary. Copy and paste the plain text into the body of the e-mail.

* To send a photo, e-mail it to news@reformer.com.

* When writing your news release, make sure these basic questions are answered: What is it? Who's doing it? When is it? Where is it? Who do readers contact?

To send a letter to the editor:

E-mail your letters to news@reformer.com. letters may also be mailed to Brattleboro Reformer, Attn: Letter Box, 62 Black Mountain Rd., Brattleboro, VT 05301.

* The Reformer reserves the right to edit letters for length, style and content.

* All letters must include the author's address and telephone number.

* Writers are asked to limit their letters to 500 words in length.

* The Reformer does not run anonymous letters, form letters or letters seeking funds.

* Do not send us attachments; avoid sending HTML-coded text, signature lines and e-mail backgrounds/stationary. Copy and paste the plain text into the body of the e-mail.

To send an obituary:

If this is a notice placed by a private individual, please include your name, complete address, and phone # so we can input the information into the system and provide you with a price quote.
There is a base charge of $50 for the first 15 lines and additional lines are charged at $3.50 per line. A line consists of roughly 30 characters. A photo can be added for an additional cost.

E-mail obituaries to obits@reformer.com. Faxes may be sent to 413-499-3419. To send a photo, e-mail it to obits@reformer.com.
Direct obituary questions to 800-245-0254 and choose Option 2, Monday through Friday, 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday, 3 to 5 p.m.

To send a legal notice:

Please send all legals via e-mail.

The preferred method is typed up in the email itself or attached as a Word document.

Please specify the publication(s) in which the legal is to run in and on which days and for how long.

All legals must be received by noon, at least two days prior to the date of publication. If it's a publication date of Monday then the legal must be received by noon the Thursday before.

Any questions please e-mail or call Nancy McLean, 1-800-245-0254 and choose Option 3 or FAX 413-499-3419.