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School set to open with 'state of the art' addition

HINSDALE, N.H. — It will be a little bit of the old and a whole lot of the new when Hinsdale Elementary School opens its doors to its students on Sept. 4."The town and its kids have a lot to be …

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Editorials
Another View: Student loans are starting to bite the economy

It's that time of year, when students prepare to head back to the classroom. For many taking the next step in higher education, the question is increasingly, "Is it worth it?" Millions of millennials …

Our Opinion: Governors promising effort on high drug costs

Another View: The Trump tax plan report card

Our opinion: Press freedom is a Vermont value

Letters
Letter: Hysterics reveal fake virtues

Editor of the Reformer,Just as placing metal detectors and gunpowder-sniffing dogs in school entrances are being ignored by the school shootings hysterics, the fact that American children are also …

Letter: Hallquist's civility double standard

Letter: Four-year term makes no sense

Letter: DeGray's flowers brighten up the town

Vermont Digger
Effort to help monarch butterflies gets boost

MONTREAL — An initiative to market milkweed for the benefit of monarch butterflies — and the farmers in Quebec and Vermont who grow it — is getting a boost from a Canadian parka …

Hallquist receiving death threats

Businesses not complying with gender-neutral bathroom law

Ovation
Author event: Eric Rickstad

Author to discuss "What Remains of Her," Friday, Aug. 17, 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
Rebel girls coming off 9-7 season BRATTLEBORO — The Leland & Gray varsity girls soccer team will scrimmage against Rivendell and Brattleboro prior to its Aug. 31 season opener at home against Mill River.The …
Bellows Falls field hockey team seeks 4th straight title BRATTLEBORO — The Bellows Falls varsity field hockey team will put its 40-game winning streak on the line when opening the 2018 season at Burr and Burton on Sept. 4 at 4 p.m.
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 …
Lifestyle
Let's get (ice cream) social! Looking for a refreshing treat to enjoy before summer comes to an end? Invite your friends, family and neighbors to an ice cream social. The first thing is to do is stock up on ice cream. But what kind? …
Travel Tips: Want to stay healthy while flying? Quay Snyder flies more than 130 times a year on commercial flights. As an aerospace medicine specialist, pilot and flight instructor, he feels perfectly safe in the air. But after each flight, to put …
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 …
National News

Fate of 3 more Confederate monuments in NC to be discussed

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Less than two days after protesters at the University of North Carolina's flagship campus toppled a statue of a Confederate soldier, a committee plans to announce its …

Dunleavy wins GOP nomination for governor in Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Former state Sen. Mike Dunleavy won the Republican nomination for governor in Alaska, setting the stage for what's expected to be a three-way fight for the office …

Polish President Duda defends government's judicial moves

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — During a visit to New Zealand, Polish President Andrzej Duda on Wednesday defended the moves his nation's government have made to take control of the judicial …

Playing bridge at the Asian Games: 'Athletics of the mind'

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — What's left of Finton Lewis' thinning hair is spiked and dyed an orange-red color.The 64-year-old Lewis says the haircut keeps him feeling younger on the outside, …

Testing time for Sri Lanka swimmer Peiris at Asian Games

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — His coach had a heart attack and couldn't travel. He had to take three school exams in an embassy under close scrutiny of two government officials flown in to …

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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