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School children welcome new citizens

PUTNEY — On Thursday, March 23, 20 individuals from 15 countries convened at The Grammar School to become naturalized United States citizens.Organized by the fifth- and sixth-grade classes at the school, the ceremony was led by Judge Colleen …
Editorials
Our Opinion: Vote as if your bank account is on the line

We don't know what to be dismayed by most — that a waste water treatment upgrade in Dover was defeated by one vote or the fact that of the district's 790 eligible voters, only 71 bothered to turn out to vote.Perhaps home owners in the North …

Keep bears safe by keeping food out of reach

The BOE has a point; the schools have one too

A victory for Vermont and the nation

Letters
Letter: More than 'targeted arrests'

Editor of the Reformer:An open letter to the Chief Justice of the Vermont Supreme Court.Dear Chief Justice Reiber, as you may be aware from published news reports, "ICE Arrests Immigrant Worker Outside Burlington Courthouse," (Seven Days, March 16), …

Letter: Local paper has your back

Letter: VSEA supports game wardens

Letter: It's only fire

State news
Architect of Obama climate change plans: Remain vigilant

BURLINGTON — The chief architect of former President Barack Obama's climate change strategy said Friday it's imperative to remain vigilant in the "battle" against the Trump administration's hard-line opposition to environmental issues.Todd …

182,000 Joblink accounts exposed in cyber attack

The Vermont Department of Labor has announced that as many as 182,000 Joblink accounts dating back to 2003 may have been breached in a cyberattack.As a result of the breach, personal information such as names, addresses, dates of birth and Social …

Vermont law counters Trump on immigration

MONTPELIER — Vermont pushed back against President Donald Trump's immigration orders with a new law Tuesday that limits police involvement with the federal government and gives the governor the power to sign off on agreements for officers to …

National News
Trump, in break from other leaders, digs in on coal

The Associated PressWASHINGTON — Declaring an end to what he's called "the war on coal," President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday that eliminates numerous restrictions on fossil fuel production, breaking with leaders across the …

White House looks to bounce back after health care loss

WASHINGTON — Regrouping after a rocky few weeks, the White House declared Monday that President Donald Trump doesn't consider the health care battle to be over, suggesting he may turn to Democrats to help him overhaul the system after his own …

Legislative Defeat: Trump, GOP leaders pull health care bill

By ERICA WERNER and ALAN FRAMAssociated PressWASHINGTON — In a humiliating setback, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders pulled their "Obamacare" repeal bill off the House floor Friday after it became clear the measure would fail badly.It …

Local sports

Go Wildcats!

BRATTLEBORO — After going 7-10 last year, the Twin Valley varsity baseball team will begin the 2017 season at Arlington on April 12 at 4:30 p.m."We gave a great effort, but just didn't have it today," said Wildcats coach Brian Monroe following …

Batting practice

Sam Kilelee, who is a 2009 Hinsdale High School graduate, has taken over as head coach of the school's varsity baseball team. The Pacers will debut at Hopkinton on April 10 at 4 p.m. following four consecutive winless seasons.

Leland & Gray teams shined in 2016

BRATTLEBORO — The Leland & Gray varsity baseball and softball teams had special seasons in 2016, going 15-3 and 14-4 respectively."I'm so proud of these guys for taking what we had and winning 15 games. I'm pretty excited about the …

Hinsdale softball, track teams debut on road

BRATTLEBORO — Lexi LeClair, Alexis Anderson and Sydney Martel are currently battling to become the new ace of the Hinsdale varsity softball team."They compete well together and they are helping each other to get better," said Pacers coach Carl …
Lifestyles

Tips for a mistake-free tax return

The 2017 income tax filing season is a procrastinator's delight. Since April 15 falls on the Saturday of Easter weekend, a special federal rule dictates the deadline be extended this year to April 18. Despite the extra three days, local tax …

Think spring with vegetable ragoût

A melange of bright green peas, asparagus, sugar snaps, and haricots verts is my favorite way to start dinner now that winter is behind us. This classic combination of spring vegetables will wow your guests with a deliciousness far beyond the sum of its minimal parts. After blanching, seasonal veggies are simply tossed with truffle oil, salt and pepper. That's all there is to it, though there are a few tips that will make your life easier and your ragoût extra delicious.

Ron Kujawski | Garden Journal: Time to give your houseplants some love

Tired of looking out onto a snow-covered or soggy landscape? Then look in ... no, I don't mean self-reflection; that's always depressing for someone with all of my short comings, which includes questionable writing skills. I mean look at your …

Is this drug worth the cost? Cholesterol drug cuts heart risks, spurs new debate

A long-acting cholesterol medicine cut the risk of having a heart attack or some other serious problems by 15 to 20 percent in a big study that's likely to spur fresh debate about what drugs should cost.Statins such as Lipitor and Crestor are cheap …
Ovation

Concert: Jorgenson

Cross-curricular project between art students and Grammy-winning jazz guitarist John Jorgenson. Concert at the Latchis Theater, 50 Main St., on April 9 at 3 p.m. $25, $15 students/seniors. A reception celebrating the young artists follows. …

Film: Lesion

Lockdown! Records and the Hooker-Dunham Theater and Gallery present "Play It With Your Face." Short films about rock stars by Lesion at the Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery, 139 Main St., Brattleboro. Saturday, April 8, 7:30 p.m. $5Lockdown! …

Theater: NT Live

Theater:NT LiveHedda Gabler in HD's simulcast at The Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St., Brattleboro on Sunday, at 1 p.m. $20 general admission, $10 student. Contact Sharry Manning at 802-257-5717 for questions or advance credit card purchases.

Book Launch: Reading Party

On Friday, April 7, 7 to 9 p.m. at Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. Hosted by Green Writer's Press to bring out the best of Vermont literature, and new books. authors read including Chard deNiord, Tim Weed, Sydney Lea. $10 or sliding scale.This …

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