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Overflow the Opera House hits high notes

BELLOWS FALLS — The white plastic grocery bags sat in the Opera House seats almost like little ghosts. But they were filled with everything from toothpaste to Cheerios to diapers.The Overflow …

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Editorials
Another View: It's all about Vermont. So where's Sen. Sanders?

Local media is vital to Vermont's political process. Issues that aren't on the radar in the press rooms of New York, Washington, D.C., or Los Angeles are often of the utmost importance to Vermonters, …

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

Another View: Women keep close watch on Kavanaugh

Another View: Lifting up the poor

Letters
Letter: Carbon tax would have disastrous outcome

Editor of the Reformer,Vermont lawmakers, egged on by environmentalists and companies that stand to profit, are proposing a carbon tax. They claim that their ESSEX Plan (Economy Strengthening …

Letter: Hate is alive and well in Vermont

Letter: All candidates' views should be heard

Letter: Follow the money in voter decisions

Vermont Digger
Court upholds Bennington man's conviction

BENNINGTON — The Vermont Supreme Court has denied a Bennington man's appeal of his 2016 conviction for lewd and lascivious conduct with a child.Jeremy Amidon, 40, who was sentenced to 2 to 4 …

Vanity Fair writer talks Trump in Vt.

Advocates push for lead and PFAS testing in schools

Ovation
Author event: Ann Braden

Saturday, Sept. 15, 4 p.m., at Bartleby's Books, 17 W. Main St., Wilmington, Braden to read, discuss and sign "The Benefits of Being an Octopus," For information, call 802-464-5425, or visit …

Comedy: Harmony Underground

Fair: Wellness

Author event: Rick Winston

Local sports
Brattleboro sweeps XC races in Bennington BENNINGTON — Sarah Gallagher won Tuesday's varsity girls cross-country race in a time of 20:36, helping Brattleboro beat Burr and Burton, host MAU and Rutland in the Marble Valley League …
Merritt, Guadalupe are Oklahoma bound BRATTLEBORO — Colby Merritt and Brianna Guadalupe will be competing in the Morgan Grand National and World Championship Horse Show in Oklahoma City on Oct. 6-13.Both riders train and compete …
Storm teams win 4 of 5 BRATTLEBORO — The Brattleboro Storm U9 soccer team topped Westfield, Mass. 5-0. Ethan Braden finished with a hat trick and one assist to lead the winners. Seamus Bald tallied twice for the …
Field to be dedicated to Gouin BRATTLEBORO — Thirty years after Claude Gouin threw a touchdown pass to Bill Holiday to lead the Brattleboro varsity football team to a 12-6 win over Rutland, they teamed up once again.The duo …
Lifestyle
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 …
It's harvest season! Try marinating tomatoes for seriously good flavor Let's get this out of the way right now: I'm not sad summer is ending. It's harvest season! Right now at your farmers market, you'll find mid-summer fruit and vegetables next to later-season stuff …
National News

1 injured after DEA plane crashes in suburban Houston

SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) — Authorities say a small plane operated by the Drug Enforcement Administration crashed on a street in suburban Houston, hitting two vehicles and injuring one …

Rains set off landslide burying several in mid-Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine police official says at least three people died and several are feared buried in a landslide during heavy rains in the central Philippines.Police Chief …

Official: Man shoots at ex, kills parents in Pennsylvania

EAST GOSHEN TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — Authorities are searching for a man who they say shot at his ex-wife and then killed his parents at a retirement center Wednesday in Pennsylvania.Chester …

Frustration builds as Carolina residents wait to go home

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Exhaustion and frustration are building in the Carolinas as thousands of people wait to go home days after Hurricane Florence unleashed epic floods blamed for at least …

Vigil honors star golfer from Spain who was killed in Iowa

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Teammates and others who knew an Iowa State University student-athlete who was killed this week while playing golf near the campus shared stories about her and lit candles …

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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