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Mayotte's recovering from barn fire

GUILFORD — Despite a barn fire Friday night that destroyed some crucial equipment, Mayotte's Tree Service on Bonnyvale Road is still in business."I've got a lot of work lined up," said Chuck …

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Editorials
Another View: Don't stand in the way of fetal tissue research

Researchers have been working with fetal tissue in the U.S. for some 80 years, to the enormous benefit of medical science. They've observed, for instance, how the youngest human cells develop into …

Charles M. Blow: You have a right to weariness

Another View: We fixed the ozone, we can tackle climate change, too

Andrew Torre: Fascist threat rises from adherence to religious heirarchy

Letters
Letter: Hating Trump doesn't fix Vermont problems

Editor of the Reformer,The former Speaker of the U.S. House, Thomas "Tip" O'Neill (D) used to say that "All politics is local."In his time as Speaker (1977-1987) this may have been true.It is not …

Letter: Open Letter to Donald Trump

Letter: Let's work together to redefine family

Letter: Anti-semitism, racial hatred no surprise

Ovation
Film: 'In Between Mountains and Oceans'

Film: 'In Between Mountains and Oceans'Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., at 118 Elliot. Doors open at 6 p.m. Films are free and open to allBRATTLEBORO — The Architecture and Design Film Series, shown …

Concert: Big Woods Voices

Author event: Christy Mihaly

Film: AxWound Festival

Local sports
Bullock qualifies for Nationals in Wisconsin BRATTLEBORO — Delaney Bullock, of Newfane, placed 22nd out of over 400 girls in last weekend's Division 3 New England Regional cross-country meet.The Bowdoin College freshman also qualified for …
12 area girls soccer players earn MVL honor BRATTLEBORO — Arin Bates, who scored in the second overtime to give the Leland & Gray varsity girls soccer team a thrilling 3-2 win over Otter Valley on Oct. 1, was one of six area booters …
Hayford, 7 Wildcats earn MVL honors BRATTLEBORO — Jack McHale, Dylan Howe, Gunnar Nilsen, Izaak Park, Colin McHale, Owen Grinold and Logan Boyd all received Marble Valley League honors after helping the Twin Valley varsity boys …
Broadley runs away with weekly honor BRATTLEBORO — Bellows Falls cross-country runner Abby Broadley received 192 votes to earn Brattleboro Reformer Athlete of the Week honors for Oct. 21-27.The speedy freshman was nominated after …
Lifestyle
Happy Peanut Butter Fudge Day! National Peanut Butter Fudge Day is Tuesday. And what's not to love? Peanut butter ... fudge ... sweet creaminess melting on your tongue ...According to the National Peanut Board website, ancient …
A braised ragu is perfect for late fall It's cold, your body is telling you to bulk up, and the wind is blowing so hard in North Adams shingles are falling off people's roofs. It's time for one of my favorite easy meals: A slow braise with …
Health Take-Away: Vaginal birth after a cesarean section? All parents hope for the perfect childbirth experience. Yet, nature sometimes interferes and a cesarean section becomes necessary to ensure the safety of the mother or infant. A generation ago, women …
Appendix removal is linked to lower risk of Parkinson's WASHINGTON — Scientists have found a new clue that Parkinson's disease may get its start not in the brain but in the gut — maybe in the appendix.People who had their appendix removed …
National News

Lebanese civil war rivals end decades of hostility

BEIRUT (AP) — Two rival Lebanese Christian leaders have reconciled, ending four decades of enmity triggered by a massacre of dozens during Lebanon's 1975-1990 civil war.Samir Geagea, leader of …

State Police: Witnesses say security guard wouldn't drop gun

CHICAGO (AP) — State investigators say witnesses reported that a police officer repeatedly ordered a man to drop his gun before he was fatally shot outside a suburban Chicago bar where he …

US awards second border wall contract in Texas

HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. government has awarded a $167 million contract to build 8 miles (13 kilometers) of border wall in south Texas.U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced the contract …

The Latest: Stiff winds continue fanning S. California fires

CHICO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the wildfires in California (all times local):7:40 a.m.Gusty Santa Ana winds continue to fan Southern California wildfires but forecasters say a change in …

The Latest: Macedonia ex-leader requests asylum in Hungary

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — The Latest on the former prime minister who fled Macedonia (all times local):4:15 p.m.The Hungarian government says the former prime minister of Macedonia, who fled …

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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