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Local company expands its granola operation at the Cotton Mill

BRATTLEBORO — Operations are smoother and employees are more spread out after Back Roads Food Co. took more space in the Cotton Mill for its granola production."It's kind of an ongoing process," said Coral Vogel, marketing director. "We're …
Editorials
Our opinion: Kicking the pot down the road

Governor Phil Scott held off on ending some of Vermont's failed marijuana prohibition laws Wednesday, but said if the Legislature can make a few tweaks to S. 22 there may be a "path forward" in June during the veto session. The legalization would …

Our Opinion: Rape culture, The Red Pill and N.H. Republicans

Not just Flint - even Vermont needs water system upgrades

We're No. 1 - again

Letters
Letter: The world is not white

Editor of the Reformer:White Anglo-Saxon protestant immigrants established the U.S. on land already long occupied by non-whites. For many irrepressible reasons, the white population dominated -and asserted its culture. It even suppressed other …

Letter: Senators urge public involvement in NorthStar deliberations

Letter: Not an 'either or' proposition

Letter: Blatant sexism in sports

State news
Backers of pot legalization hope for compromise in Vt.

MONTPELIER — Supporters of a bill vetoed by Republican Gov. Phil Scott that would have legalized marijuana in Vermont said Thursday that they are hopeful that a compromise on the legislation can be reached next month, but lawmakers aren't so …

Manchester's retail identity crisis

MANCHESTER — Manchester may be tucked away in the Green Mountains, but it's become painfully clear that the town's economy is not as insulated.In fact, Manchester has reflected national trends almost exactly when it comes to a "retail bubble …

East Dorset Trail to open on National Trails Day

MANCHESTER — A hiking trail just off of Mad Tom Road in East Dorset that has long been utilized by the surrounding community will be designated as an official trail by the U.S. Forest Service on National Trails Day, June 3."The trail actually …

National News
Tough report complicates health care bill

The Associated PressWASHINGTON — Republicans senators conceded Thursday that a scathing analysis of the House GOP health care bill had complicated their effort to dismantle President Barack Obama's health care law."It makes everything harder …

Ex-CIA chief speaks: Russia-Trump campaign contacts a concern

WASHINGTON — Former CIA Director John Brennan told Congress Tuesday he personally warned Russia last summer against interfering in the U.S. presidential election and was so concerned about Russian contacts with people involved in the Trump …

Trump budget relies on deep cuts

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is proposing to balance the federal budget within a decade by making sharp cuts to social safety-net programs like food stamps and Medicaid and offering optimistic estimates of economic growth and tax …

Local sports

Area athletes shine at college level

BRATTLEBORO — With a senior class trip in their rearview mirror and "the real world" just ahead, most college students spend their next four years hitting the books.And some of them are also concerned with hitting a target.For Kayla Wood, it …

Newton awesome in relief for Colonels

SAINT JOHNSBURY — A two-out balk scored the final run as the Brattleboro varsity baseball team topped Saint Johnsbury, 5-4, in nine innings on Wednesday.Ben Nelson-Betz started and Adam Newton pitched 3 1/3 innings of scoreless relief for the …

BUHS softball team's Senior Day is Friday

SAINT JOHNSBURY — The Brattleboro varsity softball team rallied for four runs in the seventh inning to beat Saint Johnsbury, 12-7, on Wednesday.Jocelyn Aither fanned four, walked five and allowed eight hits in the complete-game win. Lauren …

Colonels crush Terriers, 17-2

WESTMINSTER — Lauren McKenney put on a show Tuesday, hitting three RBI singles, including one to the warning track in left field to help the Brattleboro varsity softball team to a 17-2 victory over host Bellows Falls."We hit the ball hard with …
Lifestyles

Backyard flights of fancy: Hobbits, dragons, pirates, oh my!

Many a kid (and grown-up) has dreamed of having a magical playhouse. If you've got more cash than carpentry skills, there are creative entepreneurs who specialize in bringing those storybook flights of fancy alive with Hobbit holes, treehouses, …

Try these extreme hot dogs

Memorial Day, typically, is the official kick off to the summer grilling season. Last year, Berkshire Eagle staff members — armed with bottles of antacids — bravely volunteered to taste test four "extreme burgers," ultimately endorsing a …

Ron Kujawski | Garden Journal: Summer-flowering bulbs add color to garden

The abrupt change in weather this past week was welcomed but was it too abrupt? I suppose it depends on whether you prefer wearing woolies or wearing shorts and T-shirt. As far as plant life is concerned, I don't see any serious effect right now …

Support pollination and plant a buzzworthy garden

With major backing brought about by brand name companies like Burt's Bees and Cheerios, and even policy proposals developed under past President Barack Obama's administration, collective pleas to protect pollinators have been propelled into the …
Ovation

Workshop: Watercolor with O'Brien

Saturday, June 10 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Artist Robert O'Brien's one-day workshop on Painting the Many Moods and Facets of Water. Main Street Arts, 35 Main St., Saxtons River. $58/members; $71/non-members. 802-869-2960 SAXTONS RIVER — …

Festival: Roots on the River

Friday, June 9 through Sunday, June 11 in Bellows Falls. Feature the return of Hayes Carll on Saturday night, flanked by an eclectic mix of musical entertainment throughout the weekend. Tickets and information at rootsontheriver.com, or …

Theater: 'Never Said Goodbye'

Friday, June 9 at 7 p.m. "Never Said Goodbye, Volume II" at NEYT, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro, $20 at door. On Saturday, June 10 at 6 p.m., show and "Roots & Wings: A Celebration" reception benefiting "Angels in the Wings," $25/$35Roots & …

'Pina': /Gleanery

Tonight, May 25, dinner at the Gleanery at 5:30 p.m.; Screening of "Pina" at 7 p.m. at Next Stage Arts, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. Combo, $23, call 802-387-3052. Film only, for $5 to $10 donation, at the door. 802-387-0102 or nextstagearts@gmail.com.Next Stage …

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