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Mayor welcomes first Syrian refugee family

MONTPELIER — The first Syrian refugee family to arrive in Rutland began settling into their new life in Vermont on Thursday, marking a process the mayor said would see up to 100 people from Syrian and Iraq join the community by the end of …

Gov. Scott will skip Trump inauguration

MONTPELIER — Republican Governor Phil Scott, who distanced himself from President-elect Donald J. Trump early in his gubernatorial bid, will not be attending the president's inauguration on Friday.Jason Gibbs, Scott's chief of staff, says the …

Governor Scott pitches planto merge Labor, Commerce

MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott said Tuesday his administration could merge the Department of Labor with the Agency of Commerce and Community Development without putting workers at risk.He signed an executive order Sunday to merge the standalone …

National News
Top planner has the inauguration all mapped out

WASHINGTON - The big man in the dark suit and the size 13 cowboy boots stands behind the lectern that serves as a desk and checks his laptop.He has briefed his chief veterinarian and is preparing to go meet a local bank official. En route, he will …

Trump's policy plans for Day One remain a mystery, but aides promise aggressive action early

WASHINGTON - In rally after rally, and speech upon speech, Donald Trump built a verbal skyscraper of campaign promises about what he would do on his first day in the White House.Begin building a wall at the nation's southern border. End the "war on …

Watch the Trump Inauguration Live

Watch the inauguration of Donald Trump, 45th president of the United States. The live feed, presented by The Washington Post, begins at 8:30 a.m.

Latest news

Key player in Vermont Yankee closure leaving Entergy

VERNON — One of the public faces of Vermont Yankee's closure, decommissioning and possible sale is leaving Entergy Corp. next month.Bill Mohl, president of Entergy Wholesale Commodities, will retire effective Feb. 28, the company announced …

Tractor trailer accident damages highway, minor injuries reported

WESTMINSTER — At approximately 1:27 a.m., the Vermont State Police was notified of a crash on Interstate 91 north at mile marker 31 in Westminster. An investigation determined the operator of a FedEx International truck pulling two trailers, …

C.E. Bradley, a Brattleboro company, fined by EPA

BRATTLEBORO — A local company that manufactures coatings will design and install a system that captures and controls solvent vapors at its plant, ensuring that workers are protected from solvent emissions and that the environment is protected …

Use of contingency fund for police and fire projects worries Brattleboro Select Board

BRATTLEBORO — A request to use a contingency fund for elements of the police-fire project made Select Board members nervous, as they do not know what unexpected costs may lie ahead. But Town Manager Peter Elwell assured them that this was part …

Unique sound at River Garden

BRATTLEBORO — Mark Kolans plays a unique guitar that he made himself called a "Stereo Guitar," at the River Garden on Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. Kolans said the idea came to him at 3 a.m. to split the pickups after seeing the Dali Lama's visit to …


Local sports
Heiden registers 5 points for BHA

BRATTLEBORO — The Brattleboro Squirts (ages 10 and under) put two games in the win column last weekend at the Nelson Withington Ice Arena. On Saturday, the Squirt Hawks knocked off the previously undefeated Holy Name White Stars 4-3 before …

VA girls on a roll

Jumpers will soar in 29 days

Terriers keep on winning

In 2017, spiralize your veggies for a fresh take on faux pasta

When you look at the Google Trends graph for "spiralizer," you'll see two abrupt peaks in Google's line graph, which rams upward starting around January 2015. The next peak? Early January 2016. And the next? The first week of 2017. It seems we've …

Vietnam inspires a healthy chicken salad

'Oxford Companion to Cheese' leaves few holes in story of ancient food

Bruschetta, 3 ways, for a satisfying main dish

Our Opinion: States' voters act on campaign finance reform

Politicians from both political parties complain about the ever-increasing amount of time they have to spend raising money. Constituents wonder whose interests - theirs or those of major donors - are served by elected officials. But for all the talk …

Jill Stahl Tyler: College confusion

Letter: Support for Balint, Schoales

Solutions needed for fossil fuel problems


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Letter: Representing the interests of the wealthy

Editor of the Reformer:A study by political scientists Martin Gilens of Princeton and Benjamin Page of Northwestern University examined a data set of 1,779 policy issues and found the United States overwhelmingly represents the interests of the …

Letter: Solidarity Sister

Letter: The right action by the town

Letter: Not the best way to call for unity

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