Editorials

There will be no more looking the other way

Donald Trump's presidency is unraveling before our eyes.The businessman-president, the first man elected to our nation's top office without prior political or military experience, has lost the support of business leaders.On Wednesday, a day after …

Editorial: As security partners, Japan and the US must be prepared for unforeseen circumstances.

The Japan-U.S. alliance's unity and strong determination to deal with the increasing threat from North Korea has taken on great significance.In Washington, the Japanese and U.S. governments held a Security Consultative Committee meeting, known as …

Editorial: Curation of public spaces should be in service of the truth

With astonishing rapidity, the violent events at Charlottesville, Virginia, have accelerated an already intense debate over what to do with hundreds of Confederate monuments and related statuary across the United States.After officials removed four …
Letters
Letter: D j vu all over again

Editor of the Reformer:Those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it. Driving down the Garden State Parkway, time travel back to the American Dream of suburbia: a family reunion picnic. My sister is on her smart phone: In Charlottesville, KKK …

Letter: This is no time to be silent

Editor to the Reformer:I can no longer be silent about the current political climate in this country. Where is the Republican leadership in dealing with this President? How long are they going to let this guy trash the Constitution?Silence implies …

Your Thanks

Editor of the Reformer:The children of Laura L. Dutton Howe and their respective spouses would like to express their gratitude to the staff at Valley Cares in Townshend for the loving care she received there. In the five years our mother resided at …

Letter: It's bass-ic

Editor of the Reformer:Not sure why I don't just laugh and keep going, But it was the same mistake as last year. No, there is not a room full of cello players at the jazz workshop. The instrument is called a double bass, or an acoustic bass, or a …

Letter: Reject hate

Editor of the Reformer:We, the members of the Windham County Legislative Delegation of Vermont, decry the hatred and violence that happened in Charlottesville this past weekend.We wholeheartedly condemn the racism, white supremacism, anti-Semitism, …

Letter: It's easy

Editor of the Reformer:Hell is getting ready to freeze over. Get your jacket and mittens. Get your skate shoes and board, because the Brattleboro Skatepark Is Coming. I went down and skated the new North Adams, Massachusetts concrete skatepark last …

Letter: Serving the community

Editor of the Reformer:I just read the article about the winter overflow shelter's temporary move to the Prouty campus (Aug. 15). I'm impressed by the partner organizations' plans to make this work for the homeless clients as well as for the other …

Letter: Education matters

Editor of the ReformerI am always very interested in reading Jill Stahl Tyler's Education Matters columns. Here's why.The Monday after graduating from high school in Springfield, Mass., in 1929, I went to work in a hardware store. I had wanted to go …

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Columnists
Commentary: The power of nature to grow clean water

I have been thinking about the power of nature with fall hurricane season almost upon us. We are all too familiar with the frightening power of nature in the form of rushing waters, hurricane winds and tornadoes that can rip through our familiar …

Zlody: New Netflix serial helps explain life with autism

Netflix hits all the right notes in its new series, "Atypical," which takes a much-needed and welcomed look at what it's like to have autism.I know because I live with autism. In a world where the autism spectrum remains a mystery to many, the show …

Smith: A flawed policy at Public Safety Department

The Vermont Department of Public Safety has earned two reputations of late — one good and the other bad.First, the good reputation: The department recruits and employs dedicated public servants who are willing to put themselves in harm's way …

Mudgett: Knowing what is flying by

I'm one of those idiots who always looks up when an airplane is flying over. I've been doing it my entire life. I like aircraft and I'm still fascinated by flight. I'm not interested in getting my pilot's license primarily because I don't have a …

Commentary: Brattleboro Retreat's new strategic plan illuminates issues important to the community

For nearly 200 years the Brattleboro Retreat has been a valuable healthcare resource and an important economic driver here in southern Vermont. That's why one of my primary goals as hospital CEO is to ensure that the decisions we make today will …

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