Editorials

Our Opinion: Don't jump into the fiery ditch lit by the president

For many of us who tuned in to watch the NFL this weekend, the discussion about statistics and percentages and quarterback ratings never got off the ground because we were too busy arguing about …

Our Opinion: A new facility for a world-class department

It's been a good week for the Brattleboro Police Department, with its transition from the Municipal Offices on Main Street to its new facility on Black Mountain Road running smoothly.Last Friday, the …

Bullying at the border hurts Vermont

Vermont is well-known around the world as a place that welcomes outsiders, as travelers or as new residents.It has to be. There's just 625,000 of us here, and it's not overstating the facts to say every visitor who pulls up to a roadside store for …
Letters
Letter: Hold the line

Editor of the Reformer:At the Brattleboro Select Board meeting on Sept. 19, the ugly subject of diversity was brought up. Diversity has become a shakedown for seeking preferential treatment by some …

Letter: Marlboro Elementary gets approval

Editor of the Reformer: Marlboro Elementary School's Act 46 proposal was accepted on Sept. 20 when the school presented its Act 46 proposal to the Vermont State Board of Education to become an …

Letter: Seize the opportunity

As with smoking we are again presented with another opportunity.We know the tobacco industry knew the detrimental health effects smoking had on smokers and …

Letters: Your Thanks

Editor of the Reformer:The Post 37 Legion Baseball Golf Committee would like to thank everyone for their participation in and donations for the 3rd Annual Post 37 Legion Baseball Golf Tournament held …

Letter: Let the land heal

Editor of the Reformer:Some environmentalists, in reference to the current practices of factory farming, over-fishing, and methods for energy extraction such as fracking, have called the western …

Letter: Vermont colleges stand united in defense of Dreamers

Editor of the Reformer:As Congress considers what action to take regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, the 17 college and university presidents of the Association of Vermont …

Letter: An orangerific idea?

Editor of the Reformer:I write today to weigh in on Fish's recent columns. As an artist, I'm particularly dismayed at his continued obsession with Mr. Tangerine. Please, Mr. Fish, you are giving the …

Letter: Where is the editor?

Editor of the Reformer:At the end of Harmony Birch's article interviewing Nick Kiel, the son of Jack Kiel, who created the McGruff the Crime Dog character, she refers (three times), to the elder Mr. Kiel's association with "Dick Cabot." I assumed …

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Columnists
Beware the back-stage machinations over the future of VY

New England Coalition on Nuclear Pollution is dedicated to protecting the environment from the dangers of nuclear radiation, particularly those associated with the nuclear power industry. These …

Commentary: The Climate Action Commission goes a-listening

On July 20 Gov. Phil Scott issued an executive order creating a 21-member Climate Action Commission. Scott named as co-chairs his Deputy Secretary of Natural Resources Peter Walke and Vermont Council …

Mudgett: Watch `em like a hawk

Usually, it's boys. Young boys are simply born to test the limits. Two grandsons that are 7 have simultaneously decided to do some boundary testing. One of them has taken up mocking. His mom will say …

Siegel: On Rosh Hashanah, a time to reflect on the past, the present and the future

On this Rosh Hashanah I can see my grandmother in the kitchen playing solitaire with my son as he grew up.I can see her drinking coffee or tea out of her season mugs, the mugs that now belong to me, …

'The first white president' is a 'bad dude'

I have a confession to make. I have not been as enamored of Ta-Nehisi Coates and his writing on race as some white people, particularly liberals, are. In fact, recently, I've discovered that I'm not …

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