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BRATTLEBORO — This year’s annual Backpack Giveaway was the most attended since the event started six years ago.

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The Reformer-Ukraine connection

Vermont News & Media's three newspapers have a direct connection to people there who continue to work in Ukraine while under siege: Owner Paul Belogour has information technology teams based in Dnepr and Kyiv, Ukraine, which support the online operations of his other businesses, such as Vermont Innovation Box, Vermont Beer Makers and Vermont Real Estate and Development. Send your photos, videos and English-language reports from Ukraine to news@reformer.com to share them with Vermonters and other American readers.

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WESTMORELAND, N.H. — A section of Route 12 was shut down on Tuesday afternoon after a four-v…

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Health officials on Tuesday encouraged Vermonters to get COVID-19 booster shots right up through Wednesday to protect themselves and others as they travel and visit friends and family for the Thanksgiving holiday. Testing for the virus is also recommended, Health Commissioner Mark Levine sai…

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Three men, including a Mafia hitman, have been charged in the killing of notorious Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger in a West Virginia prison. The Justice Department announced the charges against Fotios “Freddy” Geas, Paul J. DeCologero and Sean McKinnon on Thursday. The charges come nearly four years after Bulger’s killing, which raised questions about why the known “snitch” was placed in the general population instead of more protective housing. The men were charged with conspiracy to commit first degree murder. Bulger was beaten to death at USP Hazelton in October 2018 hours after he was transferred from a prison in Florida, where he had been serving a life sentence for 11 murders and other crimes.

The newest meme stock on Wall Street, Bed Bath & Beyond, has tumbled even further in after-hours trading after a high-profile activist investor confirmed that he’s bailed out of the stock. Ryan Cohen, the co-founder of Chewy who helped ignite a couple meme stocks, confirmed in a filing with U.S. regulators that he no longer owns any shares or options related to the stock. The move disappointed hordes of smaller-pocketed  investors, who piled into the stock amid hopes it could soar like GameStop shares did last year. Bed Bath & Beyond’s stock dropped 42% in after-hours trading Thursday, after a nearly 20% dive during the regular session

A woman who has been central to R. Kelly’s legal troubles for more than two decades has testified that the R&B singer sexually abused her “hundreds” of times before she turned 18. The 37-year-old woman, who is going by the pseudonym “Jane” at the trial, testified later Thursday at Kelly's federal trial in his hometown of Chicago that it was her and Kelly in a videotape that was at the heart of his 2008 child pornography trial, at which he was acquitted. Some jurors said after the 2008 trial that they had no choice but to acquit the R&B star because the girl didn’t testify. Prosecutors allege Kelly paid off Jane and her parents to not testify then.

Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson will serve an 11-game unpaid suspension, pay a $5 million fine and undergo required professional evaluation and counseling following accusations of sexual misconduct by two dozen women. Watson was accused of sexually harassing and coercing women during massage therapy sessions while he played for the Houston Texans. The league had sought to ban him for at least one year for violating its personal conduct policy. Watson's suspension begins Aug. 30, when he won't be allowed at the team’s facility. He may return for the Browns’ game on Dec. 4 in Houston. Cleveland traded for the three-time Pro Bowler in March, signing him to a fully guaranteed $230 million contract

Three men, including a Mafia hitman, have been charged in the killing of notorious Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger in a West Virginia prison. The Justice Department announced the charges against Fotios “Freddy” Geas, Paul J. DeCologero and Sean McKinnon on Thursday. The charges come nearly four years after Bulger’s killing, which raised questions about why the known “snitch” was placed in the general population instead of more protective housing. The men were charged with conspiracy to commit first degree murder. Bulger was beaten to death at USP Hazelton in October 2018 hours after he was transferred from a prison in Florida, where he had been serving a life sentence for 11 murders and other crimes.

The newest meme stock on Wall Street, Bed Bath & Beyond, has tumbled even further in after-hours trading after a high-profile activist investor confirmed that he’s bailed out of the stock. Ryan Cohen, the co-founder of Chewy who helped ignite a couple meme stocks, confirmed in a filing with U.S. regulators that he no longer owns any shares or options related to the stock. The move disappointed hordes of smaller-pocketed  investors, who piled into the stock amid hopes it could soar like GameStop shares did last year. Bed Bath & Beyond’s stock dropped 42% in after-hours trading Thursday, after a nearly 20% dive during the regular session

A woman who has been central to R. Kelly’s legal troubles for more than two decades has testified that the R&B singer sexually abused her “hundreds” of times before she turned 18. The 37-year-old woman, who is going by the pseudonym “Jane” at the trial, testified later Thursday at Kelly's federal trial in his hometown of Chicago that it was her and Kelly in a videotape that was at the heart of his 2008 child pornography trial, at which he was acquitted. Some jurors said after the 2008 trial that they had no choice but to acquit the R&B star because the girl didn’t testify. Prosecutors allege Kelly paid off Jane and her parents to not testify then.

Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson will serve an 11-game unpaid suspension, pay a $5 million fine and undergo required professional evaluation and counseling following accusations of sexual misconduct by two dozen women. Watson was accused of sexually harassing and coercing women during massage therapy sessions while he played for the Houston Texans. The league had sought to ban him for at least one year for violating its personal conduct policy. Watson's suspension begins Aug. 30, when he won't be allowed at the team’s facility. He may return for the Browns’ game on Dec. 4 in Houston. Cleveland traded for the three-time Pro Bowler in March, signing him to a fully guaranteed $230 million contract

GUILFORD — The annual Write Action Potluck Picnic will be held Saturday from noon to 4 at 640 Melendy Hill Road in Guilford. A highlight is the open reading, with five-minute slots for poems or short prose.

BURLINGTON — William Clarence Matthews, who broke several color barriers in baseball in the early 20th century including playing professionally in Burlington, will be honored at historic Centennial Field prior to the Vermont Lake Monsters game on Thursday. Jeff Schulman, UVM director of athl…

MANCHESTER — On what was just about a perfect night to be outside at Judy McCormick Taylor Field, the Burr and Burton Bulldogs were nearly perfect, as well. The BBA girls raced out to an early lead and never looked back, overwhelming Brattleboro for a 20-4 victory at home.

To the editor: I was pretty maddened to read the transcript of an interview with Liam Madden of Bellows Falls after his win in the Republican Primary. The interview was with Vermont Public Radio.

In making her closing argument to voters, Lt. Gov. Molly Gray told New England Cable News that “the choice Vermonters have is: do they want to send the next member of “The Squad’ or the Congressional Progressive Caucus to Washington? The next Bernie Sanders?

To the editor: I had the pleasure of participating in the Connecticut River Conservancy’s Riverfest over the weekend and want to express my gratitude for the stewards who care for the great river that defines the valley. It was a festive affair, of course, with fun and games, exhibits, frien…

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