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Trees, shrubs arrive in neighborhood

BRATTLEBORO — More than 325 trees and shrubs from three Vermont nurseries are to be planted in the space between backyards and Interstate 91 that was cleared of trees last year. "We certainly …

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Editorials
Another View: GOP's 'angry mob' rhetoric is an assault on democratic norms

"YOU DON'T hand matches to an arsonist, and you don't give power to an angry left-wing mob," President Trump tweeted this month. "Democrats have become too EXTREME and TOO DANGEROUS to …

Another View: A global coalition of fearmongers

Another View: The Fed isn't 'crazy,' it's just responsible.

Another view: Journalism matters in your community

Letters
Letter: It takes a community to solve climate crisis

Editor of the Reformer,On Oct. 8 the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) released a special report on "Global Warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius," detailing action needed on a global scale …

Letter: Coffey a tireless advocate for Guilford, Vernon

Letter: Environmental change begins at home

Letter: Why wait any longer?

Vermont Digger
Panel: legal obstacles make safe injection sites impossible

The Associated PressMONTPELIER — A panel reviewing the operation of supervised injection sites for people to take heroin and other drugs concluded the risk of operating them outweighs any …

Piece of 'Vermont charm' brought back to life

Speedway added to historic places registry

Ovation
Concert: Missa Gaia

Susan Dedell leads a chorus and a swinging jazz band celebrating animals in Paul Winter's Missa Gaia Saturday, 4:30 p.m,, the Pole Barn, Retreat Farm, Route 30, Brattleboro. Tickets are $12 adults; …

Art studio: Readsboro Glassworks

Author events: Archer Mayor

Concert: Solium Fatalis

Local sports
Wildcats improve to 13-0 WILMINGTON — The Twin Valley varsity boys soccer team trumped Green Mountain 6-0 on Tuesday to clinch its third consecutive C Division Marble Valley League title.It was the 10th shutout of the …
Bellows Falls girls run away WESTMINSTER — Abby Broadley won Tuesday's cross-country race on her home course in 18:53, leading the Bellows Falls girls team to the Marble Valley League A Division Championship.Stephanie Ager …
Brattleboro boys lose in double overtime WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The Brattleboro varsity boys soccer team lost to Hartford 4-3 in double overtime on a penalty kick that was awarded with one minute remaining on Monday."It was a really …
Bellows Falls wins on Senior Day WESTMINSTER — Twelfth graders Abbe Cravinho, Molly Kelly, Madison Streeter, Megan Banik, Sophie Hyslop, Michelle Marchica, Alice Salter-Roy, Madi Joy, Brook Bennett, Emma Lober, Emily Harris …
Lifestyle
Great-tasting options for gluten-free guests No more bread, pasta, cake, beer and junk food?No more going out to eat?A celiac disease diagnosis, marked by a severe, negative reaction to gluten, can feel like a part of your life is ending, said …
Pick too many apples? Use up your apple haul with puff pastry treats The internet is buzzing with apple-picking photos this time of year. People, what are you doing with all those apples after the adorable selfies have been taken and you're back at home with 25 pounds …
Turn up the comfort with no-fuss dumplings There is nothing like a pot of fragrant soup or stew simmering all day in a Dutch oven on the stove top or slow cooker to warm you up on a cool, crisp fall day. Soups and stews …
Treating phobias: New era in virtual reality therapy Dick Tracey didn't have to visit a tall building to get over his fear of heights. He put on a virtual reality headset.Through VR, he rode an elevator to a high-rise atrium that looked so real he fell …
National News

Houston emergency personnel rescue pony from storm drain

HOUSTON (AP) — Emergency responders have rescued a pony that was found trapped in a storm drain in southwest Houston.KPRC-TV reports firefighters sedated the pony during the rescue Wednesday …

Shoe-shiner who gave $200K in tips to hospital dies at 76

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A part-time shoe-shiner who donated more than $200,000 in tips over 30 years to a Pittsburgh children's hospital died early Tuesday.Albert Lexie died of an undisclosed …

Police officer lectures black 11-year-old carrying BB gun

A police officer in Columbus, Ohio, instructed an 11-year-old caught Saturday with a BB gun to remember one name: Tyre King.The 13-year-old King was killed in 2016 when another police officer …

Nobel Prize winner honored with dedicated campus bike rack

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri is honoring its Nobel Prize-winning scientist with an unusual accolade: a dedicated spot in a bicycle rack.George Smith learned this month that …

US briefs Iraq Chaldean head, Vatican on aid after critique

ROME (AP) — A senior U.S. diplomat has briefed the leader of Iraq's Chaldean Catholics on U.S. development aid after the cardinal accused the United States of failing to help rebuild Christian …

Teflon Town
Teflon Town: ChemFab's Toxic Legacy

Teflon Town: ChemFab's toxic legacy is a five-part series on the history of the company in Bennington and the impact of water contamination from the factories on local residents.

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