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Entire NECCA board resigns

BRATTLEBORO — The remaining executive board members of New England Center for Circus Arts have resigned, according to a press release from NECCA.
Editorials
Brattleboro can't afford to lose NECCA

If you ever want a lesson in how not to handle a highly sensitive board decision such as removing the founders of a very popular and well-known non-profit organization, look no further than what has been unfolding at the New England Center for …

Editorial: Watching closely as a new surgical center opens in Colchester

Russia hacking story no longer smoke; it's fire

Waste District gets it right with solar siting and planning

Letters
Letter: We all have the same goals for NECCA

Editor of the Reformer:My name is Linda Schiffer. Most of you don't know me but it has not stopped you from writing, urging me to quit my position on the board of the New England Center for Circus Arts (NECCA). Some of the letters have been …

Letter: Lived to tell the tale

Letter: NECCA is its coaches and founders

Letter: Don't forget Alfred

State news
Booming caterpillar population munching through forests

VERMONT — Swaths of leafless, gray-brown trees are discoloring the normally verdant forests in some parts of Vermont this summer.The defoliation is caused by an outbreak of forest tent caterpillars, which occur about every 10 years. The …

Attorney General says DMV's use of facial recognition is illegal

MONTPELIER — Attorney General T.J. Donovan said Tuesday that an investigation by his department has determined that the state Department of Motor Vehicle's use of facial recognition technology is illegal and should continue to be suspended.The …

Governor, lawmakers agree: Health care plan would hurt Vermont

MONTPELIER — The health care proposal under consideration in the U.S. Senate would be devastating to the thousands of Vermont residents who rely on the current system for care, and it has the potential to wreak havoc on the state's finances, …

National News
House budget blueprint key to success of Trump tax agenda

WASHINGTON — Despite opposition from Republican moderates and conservatives, House leaders are pressing ahead with a budget plan whose success is critical to the party's hopes to deliver on one of President Donald Trump's top priorities …

'Let Obamacare fail,' Trump declares

The Associated PressWASHINGTON — President Donald Trump declared Tuesday it's time to "let Obamacare fail" after the latest GOP health care plan crashed and burned in the Senate, a stunning failure for the president, Republican leader Mitch …

No Trump slump in tourism but there could be a Trump bump

NEW YORK — Last winter, the U.S. tourism industry fretted that Trump administration policies might lead to a "Trump slump" in travel.But those fears may have been premature. International arrivals and travel-related spending are up in 2017 …

Local sports

Brattleboro CC's Walker finishes 2nd

WATERBURY — Reggie Parker of Green Mountain National Golf Club won her 9th Vermont Senior Women's Amateur Golf championship this week at the Country Club of Vermont. Parker's two-day score of 159 was seven strokes ahead of runner-up Liz Walker …

Wells named co-captain for Spartans

BRATTLEBORO — Bellows Falls Union High School graduate Sarah Wells and Rachel Holland of Bennington were named co-captains of the Castleton University field hockey team.Wells has a total of 16 goals and 10 assists in her first two seasons with …

Saratoga horse racing meet begins Friday

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — A pair of Grade 3 races are the features on Opening Day at Saratoga on Friday, including the $150,000 Schuylerville Stakes for 2-year-olds in the eighth and the 1 1/6-mile Lake George Stakes for 3-year-olds in the …

Vermont's governor also rules the oval

BARRE — Gov. Phil Scott ducks into a trailer, trades his business suit for a racing jumpsuit, climbs into his modified Chevrolet and heads for Thunder Road.When his security detail drives him into the pits at the banked, quarter-mile track, he …
Lifestyles

Keep your kids cool with these sweet treats

We're (finally!) entering the dog days of summer. Those hot, steamy New England summer days when the cicadas can be heard singing, the dog is comatose in the shade in the backyard and even the pool or lawn sprinkler isn't enough to cool your kids …

Thom Smith | Naturewatch: Lone mother goose spotted raising brood of ducklings

Q: We have friends who live just off West Center Road in West Stockbridge. The spring started with a pair of ducks (I don't know what kind) and a pair of Canada geese nesting close to a nearby pond. The parents of the ducklings disappeared, as well …

Protecting young bodies, brains from toxic stress

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — A quiet, unsmiling little girl with big brown eyes crawls inside a carpeted cubicle, hugs a stuffed teddy bear tight, and turns her head away from the noisy classroom.The safe spaces, quiet times and breathing exercises for …

Go on a roadside eatery road trip

Nothing says summer like pulling over on a New England road and stopping for a cone or a fish fry at one of the many roadside dairy bars that feed New Englanders' love of ice cream and all things fried all summer long. We took a trip through Berkshire County, Mass., and Bennington and Windham counties in Vermont, to visit a few of our favorites. There's still plenty of summer days to hit up these local favorite spots — but be prepared to wait in line and get a little messy. But it's OK, don't let a little-melted ice cream keep you from ordering the large cone. Enjoy!
Ovation

Author talk: Tim Weed

Today, from 6 to 8 p.m., with Tim Weed and his short story collection, "A Field Guide to Murder & Fly Fishing." Audience will be prompted to write their own story. The Lounge, 4 High St., BrattleboroOn Thursday, July 20 from 6 to 8 p.m., our …

Author discussion: Emily Monosson

An environmental discussion, 6 p.m. on July 28, at Everyone's Books, 25 Elliot St., Brattleboro. 802-254-8160, or everyonesbks@gmail.com.BRATTLEBORO — For more than a century, chemical cures were relied on to keep our bodies free from disease …

Concert: The Seamus Egan Project

Of the seminal Irish-American band Solas, at Next Stage on July 28 at 7:30 p.m. 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. $22 in advance, $25 at the door. For information, 802-387-0102 or nextstagearts.orgTHE SEAMUS EGAN PROJECT at NEXT STAGEPUTNEY — Next …

Theater `Trump's Fifth Avenue'

Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. A one-act show . harrowing and zany Hooker-Dunham Theatre, 139 Main St., Brattleboro. For reservations, 802-254-9276. $12.Final two Shows Friday & Saturday, July 21 & 22   Everyone at Shoot the Moon has …

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Andy's Journey: The Struggles Through ALS

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