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    04/18/2014 10:07 PM EDT
    Town leaders need guidance on budget Editor of the Reformer: I was encouraged to wake up this morning to the news that the FY15 budget has been rejected by voters and ponder with trepidation what this means for the future of our town and its citizens. 
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    04/17/2014 09:47 PM EDT - Celebrate children Editor of the Reformer: This April during the celebration of Month of the Young Child the committee that coordinates these events for Southern Vermont has added a new element -- the purple ribbon. Full Story

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    04/16/2014 09:39 PM EDT - We have the right to know what we are eating Editor of the Reformer: As the General Manager of a locally owned natural foods co-operative with 1,204 members in a village of 2,600 residents, I want to express my support of the GMO labeling bill that is currently under consideration in the Vermont Senate. Full Story

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    04/15/2014 09:28 PM EDT - ’Get out and vote!’ Editor of the Reformer: I am writing to urge all voters in Brattleboro to get out and vote on April 17 on the town budget. Full Story

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    04/14/2014 09:24 PM EDT - Examining Vernon’s budget Editor of the Reformer: Parliamentary strategies and tactics customary among savvy legislative pros are inappropriate at amateur Town Meeting. Full Story

    Your Thanks
    04/13/2014 09:32 PM EDT - Editor of the Reformer: The Red Cross Blood Drive held on March 18, 2014, at the Brattleboro Union High School Multi-Purpose Room was a success. Full Story

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    04/11/2014 10:07 PM EDT - Rock around what? Editor of the Reformer: The other day I was singing a song from the old sitcom "Happy Days," "rock, rock, rock around the clock. Full Story

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    04/10/2014 09:43 PM EDT - Support for school district legislation Editor of the Reformer: There is a major piece of education legislation working its way through the Vermont Legislature, "An Act relating to Expanded Prekindergarten-Grade 12 School Districts" (H. Full Story

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    04/09/2014 09:29 PM EDT - A clearer look at the poverty problem Editor of the Reformer: I read your "Solving the poverty problem" editorial (March 26) with . Full Story

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    04/08/2014 09:25 PM EDT - It’s not too late for citizens to get involved Editor of the Reformer: In my opinion, one of the reasons citizen participation and voter turnout are so dismal is that regular folks are afraid of making a mistake, or are afraid that they will be ridiculed for blindly jumping in midstream on any given ongoing issue. Full Story