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Grant could mean new park along Whetstone

BRATTLEBORO — Depending on how the community feels about it, there might be some sort of new park on the outskirts of downtown Brattleboro soon."Once we are done with restoration of 250 Birge …
Editorials
Our opinion: Yes, black lives matter

A trio of students from Brattleboro Area Middle School have taken the initiative and led a student movement to have the Black Lives Matter flag fly on the flagpole at their school. The BUHS #6 School …

Our opinion: Clean water worth the cost

Our opinion: A step toward a safer Vermont

Our opinion: Tired of tires? Time to clean up!

Letters
Letter: Conservative Law Foundation is right about Vermont Yankee

Editor of the Reformer: Having been an attorney, economist, public utility employee and energy utility expert for over 35 years, I know the Conservation Law Foundation (CLF), its issues and methods …

Letter: A few modest suggestions

Letter: Praise, and a challenge

Letter: Essential healthcare for women

Vermont Digger
Sawyer remains held after bail lowered to $10,000

RUTLAND — A Rutland judge lowered bail Wednesday to $10,000 for an 18-year-old Poultney man accused by police of planning to shoot up his former high school in Fair Haven.If released, Jack …

Prosecutors drop felony charges in school shooting plot

State's school safety review shows holes

Ovation
Concert: Yellow Barn

Residency concert with Enrico Elisi playing J.S. Bach Partitas for keyboard on May 5, at 8 p.m. at Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. Also open discussion with Elisi. Free admission, call …

Gala: Dance Party

Documentary: Agent Orange

Book event: `Rescue'

Local sports
'Charlie Muscle' powers A's to victory BRATTLEBORO — Charlie Clark hit Brattleboro Little League's first home run of the season in a three-run fourth inning to help the Athletics to a 15-2 decision over the Red Sox on Thursday at …
New Mallers team wins state championship Reformer StaffSAINT JOHNSBURY — The Brattleboro Mallers seventh grade boys AAU and Zero Gravity basketball team recently won their first state championship.Brattleboro had its toughest …
First Fun Run set for May 2 Reformer StaffBRATTLEBORO — Race directors Gary and Chris Montgomery have announced the 2018 Fun Run Schedule, which will go from May 2 to Sept. 5.The races are held every other Wednesday …
Spring into Health 5k is May 12 TOWNSHEND - Registration is now open for the ninth annual Grace Cottage "Spring into Health" 5k. The family-friendly event will take place Saturday, May 12, starting at 8:30 a.m. on the Townshend …
Lifestyle
Breakfast for dinner: A 'risque' delight Sometimes, at the end of the day, you just have a hankerin' for breakfast. Kathy Portolano, owner of Papa Pete's Diner on Vt. Route 9 in Bennington's east end — which is known for its 14-inch …
Thom Smith | NatureWatch: Where have all the pigeons gone? Q There are no more pigeons in downtown Pittsfield. Where did they all go? I have been in business on North Street for 44 years and have not seen any for the last several years. I saw one single …
Ron Kujawski | Garden Journal: Friday is Arbor Day - plant or hug a tree! This coming Friday is Arbor Day, a day dedicated to trees. Some will celebrate the day by participating in a community project, such as a commemorative tree planting, while others will demonstrate …
Vaccinated against shingles? Great. Do it again. Federal officials have recommended a new vaccine that is more effective than an earlier version at protecting older adults against the painful rash called shingles. But persuading many adults to get …
National News

Lebanese expats in Mideast vote in parliamentary elections

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese expats are casting ballots in six Arab countries in the region, ahead of parliamentary elections due in Lebanon on May 6.The voting abroad marks the first time that …

The Latest: China applauds Koreas for 'historic steps'

GOYANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the summit between the leaders of North Korea and South Korea (all times local):5:15 p.m.China has welcomed the summit between its ally North Korea …

Pakistan sentences man in first conviction over child porn

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani court in the eastern city of Sargodha has sentenced a man to seven years in prison for working for a child pornography network, the first such conviction in …

Honda's profit climbs on growing sales, cost cutting

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese automaker Honda Motor Co. reported a 12 percent rise in its January-March profit thanks to growing sales and cost cutting. Tokyo-based Honda said Friday it posted a …

Live and unfiltered: Kim Jong Un captivates South Koreans

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Koreans watched Friday as history unfolded and Kim Jong Un, the North Korean leader they normally only see in heavily edited footage, walked across the border …

Teflon Town
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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