Editorials

In dairy business, knowledge is power

If someone gave you a bottle of milk with no label and no sell-by date, and asked you to drink it, would you take a swig?Probably not — and that would be true if it came from a cow, a goat, or …

Our Opinion: A future for The Hermitage Club

Now that Vermont Superior Court Judge John R. Treadwell has ruled in favor of appointing a receiver in the foreclosure of the Hermitage Club — the former Haystack Mountain ski area, a golf …

Our Opinion: No need for budget drama

Earlier this week, State Senate President Pro Tem Tim Ashe sent Gov. Phil Scott a politely worded but fairly scathing rebuke of Scott's announced intention to veto the budget and tax bill approved by …
Letters
Letter: Who is Scott helping with his minimum wage veto?

Editor of the Reformer:It is clear that 30 years of "trickle down" public polices have worked to make high end wages higher and low end wage MUCH lower due to inflation. The minimum wage today pays …

Letter: Vermont outlaws coyote hunt contests

Editor of the Reformer:A passionate and persistent coalition of landowners, biologists, farmers, hunters, wildlife enthusiasts, and others overcame opposition from paid lobbyists and Vermont's own …

Letter: A step forward for equality

Editor of the Reformer: Vermont has become the fifth state to introduce and pass legislation that bans employers from asking applicants what they currently earn or request salary and benefits history …

Letter: Teachers and students are not numbers

Editor of the Reformer:I recently had the honor of joining a number of incredible people and speaking at the Vermont <3 Public School rally in Montpelier; organized by the Vermont NEA, sponsored …

Letter: We don't have to tolerate intolerance

Editor of the Reformer:As a sophomore at Marlboro College, I regret that my graduating friends had to end their ceremony on the note of being screamed at by someone's angry grandmother (although I do …

Letter: Time for Sanders to act on Gaza

Editor of the Reformer:Senator [Bernie] Sanders continues to address the Palestinian Apartheid issue with important statements, such as this issued last Tuesday: "In light of yesterday's horrific …

Letters: Your Thanks

Editor of the ReformerDeirdre, Rebecca, Brenda, Radar and ALL,I want to extend our sincere appreciation on behalf of the students, staff and Board of Directors of Community House to you and many …

Letter: Slogans or true patriotism?

Editor of the Reformer:Driving past Hannaford I found myself following a Jeep whose spare tire cover sported an image of a rippling U.S. flag with a war-like eagle superimposed over the words: …

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Columnists
Arlo Mudgett: The evolution of the Vermont Doodlebug

I received a voice mail from Hugh in Marlboro. Hugh is a regular reader and thought I should write about Doodlebugs. If you're not familiar with Doodlebugs, I think it bears a bit of explanation. The …

Time to plant the vegetable garden

One of the highlights of my year is planting my vegetable garden. It's a time full of hope and anticipation as I nestle seedlings into the soil and sow seeds. I started many seeds indoors, growing …

Becca Balint: Gov. Scott playing a dangerous game

You know that awkward space in a tense conversation when folks size up the situation and talk about the weather instead of the metaphorical pachyderm lumbering about the room? The other day, I sat …

Elliott Greenblott: Fraud Watch: How to avoid online fraud

My parents were the children of immigrants, and for the most part the rules at home were a bit like the 10 Commandments - "Thou Shalt not ." (Don't fight with your brother; Don't eat candy before …

Wayne Vernon Estey: Rural Vermont deserves more economic support

The Reformer. How appropriately entitled a publication for this commentary. The last time I visited Montpelier, our capital and Burlington, our city on the lake, it was on a middle school field trip. …

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