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Renaud Bros. buys Graduate Center

BRATTLEBORO — Ownership of the Marlboro College Graduate Center on Vernon Street has changed, but not much else will.On Wednesday afternoon, Renaud Brothers, of Vernon, completed its purchase …

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Editorials
Our opinion: Press freedom is a Vermont value

Editor's note: Today, the Brattleboro Reformer and its sister publications, the Bennington Banner and The Berkshire Eagle, proudly stand with 350 newspapers across the U.S. in publishing an editorial …

Another View: Progressive insurgency isn't dying, it's just beginning

Another View: Republicans for the end of democracy

Another View: Federal housing policies make a bad situation worse

Letters
Letter: Possible solution for net population loss

Editor of the Reformer,There are a few ways we can draw more young, productive people to Vermont; handing out subsidies to individuals for moving to Vermont isn't one I would support. The following, …

Letter: Priorities lost in space?

Letter: Keep it cool

Letter: Benefits of being breastfeeding-friendly

Vermont Digger
Power from massive Canadian dams isn't renewable

Environmental activists from New England and Canada are demanding that political leaders stop promoting "false" solutions to climate change.The Vermont Sierra Club, 350Vermont and other environmental …

Transgender candidate for governor is focused on the issues

A 1930s plan had Vermont paving its peaks

Ovation
Author event: Eric Rickstad

Author to discuss "What Remains of Her," Friday, 6 p.m., at Village Square Booksellers, 32 Square, Bellows Falls. Call 802-463-9404 for book and event reservations. Visit villagesquarebooks.com …

Author event: Rick Winston

Art Exhibit: Ines Zeller Bass

RAFFLE: 'Ice Pond Trail' limited edition

Local sports
Colonels preparing for showdown with Raiders The Brattleboro Union High School varsity football team will host Rutland in its Aug. 31 season opener on Natowich Field at 7 p.m.The Colonels' ScheduleAug. 31 — host Rutland, 7 p.m.Sept. 7 …
Recreation Department announces fall programs BRATTLEBORO — The Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Department is offering a variety of programs in the fall. The registration for these activities will be held on Aug. 29 and Aug. 30 from 1-6 …
Blue Bulls win Travis Roy title ESSEX — A record-breaking fundraising effort, tremendous action on the field and recognition of the tournament hosts and founders highlighted the 17th annual Travis Roy Foundation WIFFLE Ball …
Coombs, Ballou, Kurouski prevail Reformer StaffBRATTLEBORO — Owen Coombs, Raji Ballou and Brandt Kurouski were the race winners at Wednesday's Fun Run on Upper Dummerston Road.Owen Coombs cruised to victory in the one-miler in …
Lifestyle
A dinner fit for Julia Child "The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking, you've got to have a what-the-hell attitude." — Julia ChildYou wouldn't expect the iconic chef who introduced French cuisine to …
Watermelon, man! Watermelon ...  It's simple. It's easy to prepare. It's the ultimate summer party and picnic people pleaser."It is so much fun and so healthy at the same time," said Megan McKenna, director of …
How to keep working out on vacation It's vacation season, and we all agree we should take a break from work. But that doesn't mean we should take a break from working out. Working out is a great habit that, once broken, can be hard to …
Ron Kujawski | Garden Journal: August - a time to reap, a time to sow Though August is the eighth month of the year, it is an odd month for vegetable gardeners. That is because August embraces all of the activities that encompass a growing season. For one, it is a …
National News

Body of firefighter killed in California returns to Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The body of a Utah firefighter who died battling the largest recorded blaze in California history has returned to his home state.Cal Fire officials escorted Matthew …

Today in History

Today in HistoryToday is Thursday, Aug. 16, the 228th day of 2018. There are 137 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History:On August 16, 1987, 156 people were killed when Northwest Airlines …

Storm forecast to become hurricane far out in east Pacific

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A strengthening tropical storm is swirling out in the eastern Pacific, while another named storm is moving across the open Atlantic. Neither Tropical storm Lane in the …

Man arrested after overdoses at downtown city park

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Forty-six people overdosed Wednesday at or near a Connecticut park from a suspected bad batch of "K2" synthetic marijuana, requiring paramedics to be stationed there …

Georgia police find baby dead in vehicle during traffic stop

GREENVILLE, Ga. (AP) — The Georgia Bureau of Investigations is trying to determine how a 10-month-old baby died after she was found in the back seat of a car that a man was driving.Greenville …

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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