Editorials

Our opinion: Kicking the pot down the road

Governor Phil Scott held off on ending some of Vermont's failed marijuana prohibition laws Wednesday, but said if the Legislature can make a few tweaks to S. 22 there may be a "path forward" in June during the veto session. The legalization would …

Our Opinion: Rape culture, The Red Pill and N.H. Republicans

On May 18, the New Hampshire House of Representatives voted 165 to 143 to ban from the permanent record comments made on May 4 by Rep. Debra Altschiller about her former colleague, Robert Fisher, and "rape culture" in the United States.This was a …

Not just Flint - even Vermont needs water system upgrades

Civil engineers have been warning us for decades that our nation's infrastructure is in desperate need of a major investment to fix crumbling roads and bridges, inadequate public transit systems, and failing wastewater facilities.According to the …
Letters
Letter: The world is not white

Editor of the Reformer:White Anglo-Saxon protestant immigrants established the U.S. on land already long occupied by non-whites. For many irrepressible reasons, the white population dominated -and asserted its culture. It even suppressed other …

Letter: Senators urge public involvement in NorthStar deliberations

Editor of the Reformer:NorthStar needs approval from the Vermont Public Service Board to purchase the former Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant and begin decommissioning of the site. Vermonters want and expect a thorough, fair impartial examination …

Letter: Not an 'either or' proposition

Editor of the ReformerA recent letter ("Irrefragable truth," May 23) stated that there is a "vast gulf that separates humanity; those who believe in life after death and those who do not."The letter writer goes on to equate Christianity and other …

Letter: Blatant sexism in sports

Editor of the Reformer:Thank you for placing the article about the Guilford Gravel Grinder on the front page of the Reformer on May 23. As a co-organizer of this race I was proud to see it featured in my home town paper. However, I have a …

Letter: Hello Vermont

Editor of the Reformer:How's it goin' these days? Still drinking and driving, I see. Still sucking on the coffin nails. Still nourishing yourself with that noted brain food from Wendy and the Dunkins. Still letting the state con you into buying …

Letter: A difficult, but necessary, conversation

Editor of the Reformer:I was very pleased to see the BCTV video of the May 2 Brattleboro Select Board Meeting where David Schoales brought up the topic of increasing diversity in our town government and town leadership positions in general, such as …

Letter: Act now, don't wait 60 years

Editor of the Reformer:In a recent story ("NRC to appear in Brattleboro May 25," May 17), NDCAP chairwoman Kate O'Connor said she hoped Windham County residents would speak out on the proposed NorthStar transaction. So, I want to share my opinion of …

Letter: Kudos to the Select Board

Editor of the Reformer: I read with concern the letter a recent letter regarding the May 2 Brattleboro Select Board meeting ("An open letter to the Department of Justice").We live in a society that does indeed discriminate on the basis of the color …

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Columnists
Commentary: Vetoing the budget would be unmistakable pandering

Shortly after Gov. Phil Scott took office, I published an editorial praising our new chief executive. With Scott, unlike our president, I believed we could focus policy prescriptions and gear up for battles over ideas not ideologies grounded in half …

Davis: Trump is a logical next step in the decay of a so-called democracy

The individual and collective psyches of too many of us have been subjected to a constant barrage these past few months, a barrage of White House bullets that is wearing us down. As much as we try to ignore the almost hourly news flashes of yet …

Fraud Watch: Your parents and grandparents are under attack

A major scamming effort is underway targeting Medicare recipients and those eligible for services. The attack is being mounted on three fronts — mail, phone, and internet and includes multiple tactics. Why are con artists attracted? Medicare …

Requiem for Venezuela: From a country I have known and loved to one I hardly recognize

Having lived in Venezuela for 10 years during my late teens, I've always thought and felt I was Venezuelan. I finished high school there and went to college there. These were professionally and emotionally formative years for me, so they contributed …

Fish: The answer to this fix we're in? Educate, empower and engage

I just got back from the Middle East and boy are my arms tired.The next person that tells me that people with a lot of money are smart because they were able to make all that money or the next person that tells me a college education makes you …

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