Editorials

Education: A new coal subsidy would come at a high price

In its determination to do whatever it takes to "save coal," the Trump administration has never let public health or the climate stand in the way. Now it wants to go one better. Its latest sacrifice …

Editorial: Sessions' plan for immigration courts would undermine their integrity

Attorney General Jeff Sessions decried the state of the immigration courts in remarks Oct. 12 before the Justice Department's Executive Office for Immigration Review, lamenting "rampant abuse and …

Editor: A superpower for liberty

If a person is to be judged by his enemies, George Soros can feel proud. Autocrats across Eastern Europe, including his native Hungary, as well as those from China to Egypt and many in between, have …
Letters
Letter: Puerto Rico and tarps

Editor of the Reformer:We live in the most wealthy country in the world and our government can't muster up funds for tarps for the citizens of Puerto Rico, who have been ravaged by hurricane Maria …

Letter: Winter parking ban requires more thought

Editor of the Reformer:On Aug. 2, the Wilmington Select Board adopted a new traffic ordinance for the town. Part of that ordinance prohibits overnight parking from 2 to 6 a.m. between Nov. 15 and …

Letter: Community conversations

Editor of the Reformer:On Oct. 12, sponsored by the Brattleboro Community Justice Center, I had the privilege of facilitating a gathering of community members to discuss "Is our community welcoming …

Letters: Your Thanks

Editor of the Reformer:The staff at The Nature Museum was warmed by the buzz of community excitement and show of support for the recent Fairy House Festival on Sept. 23, and Sept. 24. Local …

Letter: Recycling and school mergers

Editor of the Reformer:What's recycling got to do with the proposed local school merger? Well, recycling for Putney has become quite the complicated process, even as hard as town officials are …

Letter: Join me in voting no

Editor of the Reformer:I want to thank the Dummerston School Board for voting against supporting the Articles of Agreement on the proposed school merger at its Oct. 10 meeting. The vote was four to …

Letter: I will be voting no

Editor of the Reformer:I, for one, am unable to support the Act 46 Study Committee's proposal that is being put to the voters on Nov. 7.I recognize that many people have worked hard to develop a plan …

Letter: An open letter to Rep. Peter Welch

Editor of the Reformer:It was recently brought to my attention that you were a sponsor of the recently passed Marino Bill. In fact, I also sent, via your website, the following message: "According to …

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Columnists
Pellett: Airbnbs should be subject to state licensing and certification regulations

As a former state representative, I am still deeply interested in issues affecting the quality of life for all Vermonters. The proliferation of Airbnb's and web-based rentals are affecting the …

Commentary: Investing in outdoor recreation economy means acting on climate

As children, many of us spend fun-filled hours learning to first ride a bicycle and then learning to ride it well. The roots and rocks of Vermont trails provide the perfect training ground for …

Mudgett: Shaking the very foundations of our community

Our area has had a spate of really unfortunate losses recently.First, it was Winston Thomas who succumbed to a long-term illness in September. "Winnie" as he was affectionately called, worked in …

I am not going to be careful with men's feelings

Me too! I have been cat called, assaulted, men have used their power to make unwanted advances, I have felt uncomfortable and been silent. I have been silent when I knew someone else was being made …

Let your voice be heard on Nov. 7

For years, you have been hearing about Act 46. On Nov. 7 you get to have your say. Few issues generate as much ire, confusion and frustration as those having to do with public education and education …

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