Editorials

Our Opinion: The 'war on journalism' hits close to home

The "war on journalism" being waged by our current president, his enablers and the Republican party hit rather close to home this week when a freelancer from Keene, N.H., received threats and disparaging comments, sometimes vile, via email and …

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 …
Letters
Letter: Woman's perspective would have been valuable

Editor of the Reformer:I loved seeing the article on the Guilford Gravel Grinder. Full disclosure: I also raced in it. It was a great race and I'm delighted to see that it warranted some news. It brings racers (and their dollars) into the area which …

Letters: Your thanks

Editor of the Reformer:I would like to pass along my thanks to the many people who helped the Green-Up Vermont effort on that rainy day, March 6th in West Brattleboro. The day actually began the evening before, when I began to ask around about …

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 …

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Columnists
Commentary: Sexual Abuse Allegations at DHS (Behind Secretary Kelly's Calm)

John Kelly, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), sometimes responds to questions about stricter immigration enforcement on the southern U.S. border by suggesting it will deter women who risk sexual assault when they make the …

Commentary: What's Up With Wind Power in Vermont?

The Vermont Public Service Board has sent recommendations to the legislature for new sound standards for utility-scale wind projects. Critics say the standards are so strict that the effectively kill development of wind power in the state. This has …

Let's Talk About Dogs: Clicker training explained

I am often contacted by perspective clients who tell me that they have tried clicker training and "it didn't work." Hummmm. If we take a closer look at the science behind this method of training it will become clear that it does work, it works …

The View from Faraway Farm: The intermittent dabbler, Zen, and motorcycle maintenance

When I was a young man I thought I was relatively adept at dabbling with simple mechanical things.I remember removing the heads on my two-stroke Bridgestone 175 and cleaning the carbon off the top of the pistons. I would change the oil, clean and …

End of Session Report: The Legislature 'put its hand on its wallet and walked out the door'

With the daily chaos raining down on the nation from the Trump White House, the 2017 Legislature had to add to the work focused on Vermonters, with a Trump Protection Plan. Unfortunately, though, that chaos started to leak into the Vermont scene at …

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