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Apprenticeship program graduates 5

Strolling of the Heifers graduated five students from their Farm-to-Table Culinary Apprenticeship program at noon Monday. The public ceremony took place at the Stroll headquarters, the Robert Gibson …

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Editorials
Another View: Curbing use of e-cigs good policy making

"The youth use of e-cigs is rising very sharply," Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said last week, as he issued the federal government's most forceful warning yet that these …

Another View: Congress moves ahead on opioid crisis but needs more funding

Another view: Why do racists keep joining the GOP?

Another View: Protest is as American as football. Why does Trump not get it?

Letters
Letter: Suicide is preventable

Editor of the Reformer,September is Suicide Prevention month and the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) empowers communities to take action to support our Nation's Veterans. Each community …

Letter: Qualified immunity does not apply

Letter: Gilligan takes responsibility

Letter: Windham Orchestra is a local treasure

Vermont Digger
Opening The Next Chapter

MANCHESTER — The restaurant space at the Northshire Bookstore won't be empty for long.A trio of talented friends, with skills in food, business and design, is taking on the challenge of …

Nurses reach deal with UVM Medical Center

Cabot enduring major losses in U.S.-China trade war

Ovation
Festival: Harvest Fest

The Athens Brick Meetinghouse will be the site of a Harvest Fest on Sept., Sept. 22, at 2 p.m. After the success of the Brick Meetinghouse 200th Birthday Celebration last year, …

Auction: Main Street Arts

Author event: Sharon Wilsie

Film/concert: FRAMED

Local sports
Brattleboro JV booters off to 2-0 start BRATTLEBORO — Brattleboro's junior varsity boys soccer team opened up with a 2-0 victory over Burr and Burton. Jackson Heller and Max Naylor did the scoring, with an assist coming from Ryan …
Rebels improve to 5-0 TOWNSHEND— The Leland & Gray varsity boys soccer team upheld its undefeated record Thursday night by defeating visiting Woodstock 3-2. Coming in with a 4-0 record, the Rebels were hungry …
Colonels play Woodstock to a tie BRATTLEBORO — Brattleboro Union High School softball standout Rachael Rooney is doing just fine during her first season on the school's field hockey team.The speedy junior had several big …
Terriers host rival, Colonels at SeaWolves BRATTLEBORO — In Week 4 of the Vermont high school football season, Brattleboro will face a team for the first time ever and Bellows Falls will play against a familiar foe.The 0-3 Colonels will …
Lifestyle
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 …
Welcome fall with these season-inspired treats Fall officially arrives this Saturday at exactly 9:54 p.m. EDT. And while only a few trees have started turning, temperatures have been pretty warm and muggy, and that cold crisp air is still absent, …
Starting, or returning to, a fitness routine? Don't overdo it. It's September, which means gyms, golf courses and sports clubs are full of new participants using the beginning of the school year as a reason to jump-start their fitness goals, and old clients …
Grab the Tums ... it's time for The Big E This time of year, it's all about fairs and fair food. Hamburgers. Corn dogs. Cotton candy. Fried bread dough. A bacon cheeseburger on a glazed doughnut ... say what?"We make an effort to bring food …
National News

Travel still dangerous in flooded areas of North Carolina

BLADENBORO, N.C. (AP) — Travel remained dangerous Saturday in southeastern North Carolina, where the governor warned of "treacherous" floodwaters more than a week after Hurricane Florence …

Ex-health minister tapped to lead Austrian opposition

BERLIN (AP) — Austria's main opposition party is set to make a former health minister its new leader after ex-Chancellor Christian Kern announced his departure.The Austria Press Agency …

The Latest: Hawaii national parks reopens after lava shut it

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on the reopening of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park after an eruption that caused widespread damage to infrastructure (all times local):9 a.m.A national park in …

Danny DeVito receives lifetime achievement award in Spain

SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain (AP) — Actor Danny DeVito has been honored with a lifetime achievement award at Spain's most prestigious film festival in the northern coastal city of San …

Bannon dubs the far-right Europe's "new elite" patriots

ROME (AP) — Former Trump strategist Steve Bannon declared Saturday that far-right "patriots" are the "new elite" of Europe as he brought his push for a trans-national, anti-European Union …

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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