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Twin Valley students design governments

WHITINGHAM — Balancing taxation and community needs caused some struggle for students as they created their own governments in a group project at Twin Valley Middle High School. "It's hard to …

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Another View: Yes, there was 'collusion.' Now what should we do about it?

As we continue putting together the pieces of the 2016 Trump campaign's cooperation with the Russian government, a pair of new reports produced for the Senate Intelligence Committee is making clear …

Another View: Time's 'Guardians' and the importance of trust in journalism

Another View: On the anniversary of Sandy Hook, we still grieve, we still hope

Another View: A powerful repudiation

Letters
Letter: Nativity scene represents hope and unity

Editor of the Reformer,I am writing in response to Vidda Crochetta's letter (Dec. 15) casting doubt on what is known about Jesus. It is not clear what theological or religious background Crochetta' …

Letter: Evidence complements 'miracle' story

Letter: Time to get serious about renewable energy

Letter: Democrats' health care reform is poor policy

Ovation
Open studio: Readsboro Glassworks

Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mary Angus and K. William LeQuier open their Readsboro studio for a Holiday Open Studio Sale. 6954 Main St., Route 100. 802-423-7706 for informationSale ~ …

Art exhibit: Leigh Niland

Concert: Collegiate a cappella

Words Project: `Thunderbolt'

Local sports
Colonel girls zipped on the ice BRATTLEBORO — The Brattleboro Union High School varsity girls ice hockey team lost to Woodstock, 3-0, on Saturday."The team is really coming together. They are starting to look like a team," …
5 nominated for athlete of week BRATTLEBORO — The young and talented Hinsdale varsity girls basketball team has started this winter season as expected, extending its winning streak to 25 in a row with victories over Sunapee, …
Gallagher, Koch lead Brattleboro Nordic teams WOODFORD — Shortly after word of Peru, Vermont native Sophie Caldwell's second place World Cup freestyle sprint finish in Davos, Switzerland, Southern Vermont Nordic skiers got their season …
Hinsdale girls win 25th straight game HINSDALE, N.H. — The defending state champion Hinsdale varsity girls basketball team outscored Portsmouth Christian 52-24 on Friday night.Delaney Wilcox exploded for 20 points to lead the …
Lifestyle
Cookie Swap: Sweet treats made to be shared with friends PITTSFIELD — Monday afternoon, 10 or so Berkshire Eagle staff members were engaged in one of their favorite pastimes — eating holiday cookies and drinking tea or hot cocoa.
Visions of a Pavlova dance in my head ... I'm dreaming of a white you get it, the Christmas season is upon us and I'm dreaming of picture-perfect, fluffy, pure white mounds that drift and swirl, piling higher and higher! Oh, I'm sorry, did …
How to make a shrub: A taste of summer in the winter Many months ago, I went cherry picking at Lakeview Orchard in Lanesborough. I'm big into picking local fruit when it's ripe, freezing it, and baking or making pancakes with it for the next six …
Deer season: 'Never cook game past medium' It's deer hunting season in New England and the odds are, at some point, a brown butcher paper-wrapped package of game will find its way to your freezer or refrigerator. But, how do you cook …
National News

Troopers shoot teen who attacks woman, flees on horseback

SMITH CENTER, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say investigators shot and wounded a 15-year-old after he attacked a woman, fled on horseback and then fired on law enforcement in Kansas.The Kansas …

5 things to watch for from the Federal Reserve on Wednesday

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is poised Wednesday to raise its key interest rate for the fourth time this year. But beyond that, the Fed's plans are shrouded in uncertainty.What …

Bronx accountant admits to 2015 acid attack

NEW YORK (AP) — A Bronx accountant pleaded guilty Monday to an acid attack that prosecutors said was intended to conceal the embezzlement of $750,000 from a nonprofit in Long Island City.Kim …

Macedonia offers partial amnesty for storming of parliament

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonian lawmakers have approved a law offering amnesty to some suspected perpetrators of a violent storming of parliament last year, seeking to boost …

Some advertisers leave Carlson show after immigrant comments

ATLANTA (AP) — Some advertisers say they are leaving conservative host Tucker Carlson's show following his remarks referring to immigrants as "the world's poor."It's the latest example of …

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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