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: You got it all wrong

Editor of the Reformer: This letter is a response to Vidda Crochetta's recent letter ("The Book of Genesis insults women," Nov. 10). I am wondering if you know that Christianity and Muslims and …

Letter: Health care is a human right

Editor of the Reformer: I am an immigrant, student, minimum wage working, person of color under the age of 35 and I am part of the LGBTQ community. The majority of my life in the U.S., I have been …

Letter: Add 'only' and then, all set

Editor of the Reformer:I still see a lot of people coming into the Exit 3 roundabout in the right lane and continuing around the roundabout. The right turn only lane needs more than just the arrow, …

Letter: Do your own research

Editor of the Reformer:According to a recent Reformer editorial: "We urge our readers to disregard the scare-mongering emanating from the opponents of marijuana legalization and encourage them to do …

Letter: Don't fall for the fear

Editor of the Reformer:Much of the anti-nuclear opposition comes from an intentional fear campaign started to stop atmospheric nuclear weapons testing, and extended to "ban the bomb" and then to …

Letter: Why pardon a turkey?

Editor of the Reformer:President Trump is getting his pardon pen ready, as the Muller investigation starts indicting his associates. This Wednesday, he plans to practice on two very innocent …

Letters: Your Thanks

Editor of the Reformer:The Families First office in Brattleboro was broken into and robbed in late September. Even though this event left us shaken and our funds for special activities for children …

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 …

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Columnists
Commentary: A global renewable energy power play

Here's an interesting insight into the arcane world of global renewable energy politics, based on the Oct. 30 column in Forbes by widely-read energy blogger Rod Adams.Last week the annual "Conference …

Commentary: Mass shooters and men's will to change

Enough is enough. Not another obfuscating word from You Know Who that "it's not time to talk about gun control." No more deflections that "he was a twisted individual; it's a mental health issue." No …

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 …

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