Editorials

A new set of assumptions for men

Dear men of America:Assume that the person who refills your coffee cup prefers that you call her by name, not "Sweetie," "Honey," "Darling" or "Cutie."Assume that your co-worker's self esteem will be …

Is carbon tax a plan Vermont can embrace?

A proposal floated a week ago at an invitation-only conference in Burlington would tax fossil fuels in Vermont — better known as a carbon tax — but then return all of the resulting …

Don't fall for the scare tactics of anti-legalizers

We urge our readers to disregard the scare-mongering emanating from the opponents of marijuana legalization and encourage them to do their own research. Our readers might learn that much of what the …
Letters
Letter: A qualified agreement

Editor of the Reformer:Although I can walk, I often get in my 2006 pre-owned Subaru to go to the Brattleboro Food Co-op where I spend an average of between $60 and $80 per week on food and other …

Letter: Take a second look at the Co-op

Editor of the Reformer:I understand the impetus behind Mr.'s Ambrose's points in his op-ed piece on Tuesday "This is not the Brattleboro I grew up in.") But I would caution him to not take such a …

Letter: Say good-bye to civil discourse

Editor of the Reformer: Well, here it is two weeks later after the shootings in Texas with 26 dead including a fetus and its mother. My reaction has been rather strange. It is as if I have wrapped …

Letter: A terrible injustice

Editor of the Reformer:Since graduating from Greenwood in 1988, my family and I have remained steadfast friends and active supporters of the school, faculty and student body. My father, Richard …

Letter: Are Democrats the real problem?

Editor of the Reformer:An interesting article titled "Problems of sexual misconduct in the Vermont Legislature" appeared in Vermont Digger on Nov. 7. It is terribly shocking to me that these kinds of …

Letter: NRA members need to stand up to the NRA

Editor of the Reformer:The recent massacre at a church in Texas was the 307th mass shooting this year. The rank and file members of the NRA are our best (perhaps only) hope for stemming such horrors, …

Letter: Patriarchy has always left women out of the loop

Editor of the Reformer:I am writing with regard to congressman Peter Welch's response to my point on VPR today. During the show Peter brought up the need for trillions of dollars to be spent on …

Letter: Healthcare is a human right

Editor of the Reformer:Consider anyone you have cared about — a friend, family member, co-worker, neighbor — who has had or will face a life-threatening illness. I don't believe that some …

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Columnists
Gardening: Never too early to plan for Spring plantings

Each fall I pot up daffodils, tulips, crocus and other bulbs for indoor blooming. Now is the time to do it. It takes a long time for bulbs to establish roots and get ready to bloom, come spring, so …

York: This Thanksgiving, consider the turkey

Something in me came unglued one Thanksgiving day. My mom tried to serve me a Cornish game hen, a little bird. But I loved my dog, and I questioned why I should love one animal but eat another. So I …

The View From Faraway Farm: 700 years and still going strong

One of my favorite holiday beverages is eggnog. As much as I like it, my beat-up old stomach can't enjoy it with alcohol, but you can't have everything you want. This traditional beverage had dropped …

Spirit Matters: Where does gratitude lead us?

Now is the season for gratitude. We pause on Thanksgiving Thursday to give thanks for what we have received from the earth, from our labors, perhaps from grace or good fortune. How wonderful that we …

Health Matters: Prostate cancer screenings a life-saver, vital to men's health

One of my most important jobs as a urologist is to keep men out of my office. This is not because I do not care about my patients, but rather because I know that one of the most important ways to …

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