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PHOTOS: Hop on, the ice is fine

KRISTOPHER RADDER — BRATTLEBORO REFORMERA group of people have a pick-up ice hockey game at the Retreat Meadows in Brattleboro as the ice becomes thick enough for people to enjoy the various …

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Editorials
'Can you imagine anyone other than Trump?' Time magazine publishes a perfectly fitting answer

Never before has Time magazine recognized a "person of the year" who was no longer living. But Jamal Khashoggi's face graces its cover this year, with the murdered Washington Post contributing …

Another View: Young journalists - again - school adults

Jared Bernstein: In defense of Biden's realness and pragmatic competence

Another View: Based on food purchases, Vermonters practice what they preach

Letters
Letter: Dismissive attitude toward climate report is scary

Editor of the Reformer,Last Thursday (Dec. 6) I opened the Reformer to the editorials, and my eyes were immediately drawn to a three-column commentary in the middle of the page called, "That really …

Letter: Disparaging science in service of idealogy

Letter: Preaching to a tiny, elite choir

Letter: We must take control of our future

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
Tigers overpower Colonel girls BRATTLEBORO — Facing one apex predator is scary, but being surrounded by five of them at once is simply a nightmare.Just ask goalie Natalie Gadowski.The Middlebury varsity girls ice hockey …
Crawford, Boyd pace Wildcats offensively WHITINGHAM — Hayley Goodwin scored a game-high 17 points to power Mid Vermont Christian to a 37-23 win over Twin Valley in a varsity girls basketball game on Tuesday night.Jayden Crawford and …
Saints sink Putney School PUTNEY — The Saint Michael High School basketball team defeated Putney School, 30-26.Thomas Duchaney led the winners with a dozen points. Jacob Christi followed with 10 of his own.Saint …
Colonels prevail versus Amherst BRATTLEBORO — Trailing by six points late in Monday night's season opener, the Amherst (MA) varsity boys basketball team needed a Miami miracle.It didn't happen.Jack Price took a charge, Keegan …
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

Biographical sketches of 2 Canadians missing in China

BEIJING (AP) — Two Canadian citizens have been detained in China in recent days after Canada seized a Chinese business executive wanted in the U.S. on bank fraud charges.Below are profiles of …

Scores of migrant girls quietly vanishing from Indonesia

FATUKOKO, Indonesia (AP) — The stranger showed up at the girl's door one night with a tantalizing job offer: Give up your world, and I will give you a future.It was a chance for 16-year-old …

Train crashes into overpass in Turkish capital; 4 dead

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A high-speed train hit a railway engine and crashed into a pedestrian overpass at a station in the Turkish capital Ankara on Thursday, killing four people and injuring 43 …

Police confirm arrest of Chinese photographer, wife says

BEIJING (AP) — Police have confirmed that a prominent Chinese photographer who went missing more than a month ago was arrested, his wife said.Authorities informed relatives of award-winning …

After manhunt, Israel kills Palestinian behind deadly attack

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police say security forces tracked down a Palestinian accused of killing two Israelis and shot and killed him, following a two-month manhunt.Police say Ashraf Naalweh …

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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