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Project CARE aims to curb drug abuse

BRATTLEBORO — A year ago, after a dozen local Fourth of July opiate overdoses sparked headlines throughout New England, town Police Chief Michael Fitzgerald knew something had to change.Many …
Editorials
Domestic violence deserves our contempt

This being an election year, we hear about all sorts of worrisome trends in Vermont — its aging and shrinking population, its lack of affordable housing, and the way those factors are dragging …

Another View: Migrant families' nightmare is far from over

Another View: Kavanaugh faces tougher path to confirmation than Gorsuch

Another View: Brexit is reaching its grim moment of truth - and the Brexiteers know it

Letters
Letter: Your Thanks

Editor of the Reformer,We did it! We made our goal. We are delighted to be writing this to thank everyone for your generous support for the renewal of the first floor of the PutneyCares Activities …

Letter: Your Thanks

Letter: Hermitage Club gift cards for sale!

Letter: Mrowicki walks his talk

Vermont Digger
Forum weighs future of state's landmark law

MANCHESTER — Whenever changes to Vermont's Act 250 review process are considered, some familiar themes have predominated. That was the case during a recent legislative forum in Manchester.The …

State employees contract dispute goes to mediation

Pollution controls help red spruce rebound

Ovation
Words Project: Roundtable discussion

BRATTLEBORO — "There are only two places in the world where I want to live — Bombay and Brattleboro," author Rudyard Kipling told friend and early Brattleboro chronicler Mary Cabot, …

Artist reception: Nancy Hayes

Ballet: Bolshoi

Dance: Festival

Local sports
Brattleboro 14s win Babe Ruth title Reformer StaffBRATTLEBORO — Zinabu McNeice shut out Saint Johnsbury for five innings on Sunday at Tenney Field and the Brattleboro 14-year-old Babe Ruth All-Star baseball team prevailed 14-0 to …
Brattleboro 12s denied in Game 3 Reformer StaffBRATTLEBORO — The Brattleboro 12-year-old Little League All-Star baseball team lost to Bennington 12-11 in extra innings in Game 3 of the best-of-three District 2 series on …
Brattleboro 12s rally for Game 1 victory BENNINGTON — The Brattleboro 12U Little League All-Star baseball team was down 9-4 heading into the sixth inning and rallied to tie it before beating Bennington 12-10 in extra innings during …
Brattleboro Babe Ruth teams win openers Reformer StaffBRATTLEBORO — Zinabu McNeice threw 73 pitches and earned a victory as Brattleboro's 14-year-old Babe Ruth baseball team defeated Saint Albans 11-1 in Thursday's state tournament …
Lifestyle
Could walking barefoot on grass improve your health? It is not a secret that spending time in nature is good for you. For years, researchers have been detailing how people who live near green spaces — parks, greenbelts, tree-lined streets, rural …
What's your favorite kitchen gadget? Kitchen gadgets are to cooks like Jimmy Choo shoes are to stylish women — you can never have too many (as our kitchen drawers attest) and there is one you would never be without.
Thom Smith | Nature Watch: Turtle Season - How old is this little guy? Q: On Saturday, June 9, we were riding the rail trail when we were stopped by a kid and dad who had found a baby snapping turtle. All of us were confounded by this as we had just seen the moms …
Ron Kujawski | Garden Journal: For added garden space, grow plants vertically I find conversations with other gardeners to be very enlightening. Either I learn something new from their experiences or am inspired to rethink some of my approaches to gardening. Such was the case …
National News

Indonesia mob kills hundreds of crocodiles after man dies

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A mob slaughtered nearly 300 crocodiles at a breeding ground in Indonesia's West Papua province in retaliation for the death of a local man, officials said Monday.A …

Royalty, the pope, and now Trump _ Putin makes everyone wait

HELSINKI (AP) — Famous for his tardiness at official talks, President Vladimir Putin did it again Monday — to U.S. President Donald Trump.Putin long has sought to meet with Trump, but …

Obama praises Kenya's political reconciliation

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Former U.S. President Barack Obama says Kenya is making progress in getting the government and opposition to work together.Obama, on his first visit to Africa since …

China files WTO challenge to US $200B tariff plan

BEIJING (AP) — China announced it filed a World Trade Organization challenge Monday to President Donald Trump's latest tariff threat, stepping up its diplomatic efforts to counter U.S. …

Long-troubled Deutsche Bank says profits unexpectedly high

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's biggest bank, Deutsche Bank, said Monday that its earnings will be considerably higher than expected in the second quarter, a fact that it said underlines the …

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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