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Farm-to-Table graduates have a passion for food

BRATTLEBORO — Graduates of this year's Strolling of the Heifers Farm-to-Table Apprenticeship Program made "crazy food," according to chef and lead instructor Tristan Toleno."We went right at it," he said Monday at the program graduation at the …
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Agenda of New Hampshire's governor leaves some people scratching their heads

We suspected that New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu might have an agenda problem, or maybe a hidden agenda, when his first legislative initiative was right-to-work legislation. While right-to-work is a darling of the Koch brothers and kindred spirits, …

Our opinion: An exceptional bridge for a spectacular view

'Fraud commission' is nothing more than voter suppression

Social media platforms need to clean up their act

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Letter: Where is the editor?

Editor of the Reformer:At the end of Harmony Birch's article interviewing Nick Kiel, the son of Jack Kiel, who created the McGruff the Crime Dog character, she refers (three times), to the elder Mr. Kiel's association with "Dick Cabot." I assumed …

Letter: Brattleboro can lead Vermont's energy future

Letter: Kudos to Balint

Letter: 'Wanton killing' is unacceptable

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Trophy Game, Homecoming in Week 4

BRATTLEBORO — The Bellows Falls varsity football team will be seeking its eighth consecutive victory over Springfield in the 52nd annual Trophy Game on Friday night at 7.The Terriers now have a 55-42 record against the Cosmos in the series …

Wildcats improve to 4-0

WILMINGTON — Freshman Colin McHale had a hat trick and two assists to propel the Twin Valley varsity boys soccer team to a 9-0 victory over Fair Haven on Monday.James McGovern and Finn Fisher each tallied twice. Logan Park and Jack McHale both …

Bellows Falls stickers win again

WESTMINSTER — The BF stickers did what the Cleveland Indians couldn't.They extended their winning streak to 27 games — a run that would have given the Tribe the Major League Baseball record.Abbe Cravinho scored once and also dished out …

Cravinho voted Reformer Athlete of the Week

BRATTLEBORO — Bellows Falls varsity field hockey player Abbe Cravinho received 132 votes to earn Reformer Athlete of the Week honors for Sept. 3-9.She had a hat trick and also dished out one assist as the defending Division 3 champion Terriers …
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New cookbook: Make your own sausage

"Laws are like sausages — it is better not to see them being made," according to Otto von Bismarck, a conservative Prussian statesman who dominated German and European affairs from the 1860s until 1890. Not so, and the newly published 4th …

Ron Kujawski | Garden Watch: Black-eyed Susans make gardens pop in the fall

We really don't need the calendar to let us know that autumn begins this coming, Friday, Sept. 22. Yellowed and browned leaves of bearded iris and daylilies, red and purple spots on the foliage of disease-ridden peonies, and faded flowers and …

Thom Smith | Naturewatch: Planting a pollinator garden is a very wise idea

So much is being said about insect pollinators lately, especially the honey bees, bumblebees and other bees numbering something like 20,000 species worldwide. Pollinators also include many flies, a variety of beetles, our lovely butterflies and …

Study prompts call to examine flu vaccine and miscarriage

NEW YORK — A puzzling study of U.S. pregnancies found that women who had miscarriages between 2010 and 2012 were more likely to have had back-to-back annual flu shots that included protection against swine flu.Vaccine experts think the results …
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Concert: Neptune's Car

Folk duo Neptune's Car to perform Saturday, sept. 16 at Wardsboro Town Hall, Main St., at 7 p.m. $10 at the doorWARDSBORO — From homeschooling lessons to live shows to recording sessions, that's the arc of the songwriting career of Holly …

Art reception: 'Mapping the Unknown'

Art reception'Mapping the Unknown'Thursday, Sept. 21, from 5 to 7 p.m., an exhibition of monotypes, oil paintings and collages by Susan Osgood. Mitchell Giddings Fine Arts, 183 Main St., Brattleboro. 802- 251-8290SUSAN OSGOODBRATTLEBORO — …

Concert: Youth Rock

Brattleboro Youth Rock Festival, Saturday, Sept. 23, 118 Elliot, Brattleboro. 18 youth rock bands and solo artists between 4:30 and 11 p.m. Tickets at brattrock.org. $10 adults /$8 studentsBrattleboro Youth Rock Festival announces 2017 line-up; …

Dance: The Freedom Project

Friday, Saturday, 7 p.m. NEYT, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. Performance and dialogue on the issue of mass incarceration $10 at vermontperformancelab.org; $15 a door; sudents, $10 BRATTLEBORO — Using dance-theater to explore one of the most …
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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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