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Sustainability on tap at local farms

BRATTLEBORO Vermont Open Farm Week is in full-swing and now's your chance to learn something new or refresh old friendships at three local farms."This fits perfectly into our mission, which is all …

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Editorials
Another View: Progressive insurgency isn't dying, it's just beginning

How do you cover an insurgency like that now roiling the Democratic Party? To date, the mainstream media's treatment would give regular readers a severe case of whiplash. The primaries had barely …

Another View: Republicans for the end of democracy

Another View: Federal housing policies make a bad situation worse

Another View: Trump: Condemning 'all types of racism'

Letters
Letter: Keep it cool

Editor of the Reformer,My heart goes out to those folks sweating it out in the high rise on Elliot Street in Brattleboro trying to stay cool via those upright, interior air conditioners with the …

Letter: Benefits of being breastfeeding-friendly

Letter: Gratitude to AOT

Letter: Fair Day Arts and Crafts

Vermont Digger
A 1930s plan had Vermont paving its peaks

Col. William Wilgus must have envisioned it as the ambitious project that would cap his illustrious career.As a civil engineer, Wilgus had helped design the new Grand Central Terminal and the Holland …

Governors and premiers meet in Vermont

'Bellwether' Bethel strikes a moderate tone

Ovation
Art Exhibit: Ines Zeller Bass

PUTNEY — The art works by Ines Zeller Bass are on view at Next Stage Aug. 23 through Nov. 20. There will be an artist reception on Aug. 25, 4 to 6 p.m.Bass stated, "The characters in my …

RAFFLE: 'Ice Pond Trail' limited edition

Crankies: 'Riverteeth'

Concert: 'Leo Party'

Local sports
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 …
Blue Bulls win Travis Roy title ESSEX — A record-breaking fundraising effort, tremendous action on the field and recognition of the tournament hosts and founders highlighted the 17th annual Travis Roy Foundation WIFFLE Ball …
Coombs, Ballou, Kurouski prevail Reformer StaffBRATTLEBORO — Owen Coombs, Raji Ballou and Brandt Kurouski were the race winners at Wednesday's Fun Run on Upper Dummerston Road.Owen Coombs cruised to victory in the one-miler in …
Fairchild, Heed paddle to victory Reformer StaffBRATTLEBORO — Michael Fairchild of Brattleboro and Peter Heed of Keene, N.H. won their sixth consecutive men's doubles race at the 2018 USCA National Canoe and Kayak Championships …
Lifestyle
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 …
How to keep working out on vacation It's vacation season, and we all agree we should take a break from work. But that doesn't mean we should take a break from working out. Working out is a great habit that, once broken, can be hard to …
Ron Kujawski | Garden Journal: August - a time to reap, a time to sow Though August is the eighth month of the year, it is an odd month for vegetable gardeners. That is because August embraces all of the activities that encompass a growing season. For one, it is a …
National News

Edmunds picks 6 used luxury vehicles under $36K

The average transaction price for new vehicles has been hovering above $35,000 this year, and briefly broke $36,000 at the end of 2017. But instead of buying a new vehicle, what if you took that …

Japanese emperor tries to make amends for his father's war

TOKYO (AP) — For his last time, Japan's Emperor Akihito addressed a memorial service Wednesday marking the end of World War II. Once again, he expressed "deep remorse" for the war.It was in …

The Latest: Leftover rocket shell kills 6 Afghan girls

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on the war in Afghanistan (all times local):2:30 p.m.An Afghan official says six children were killed when they tinkered with an unexploded rocket shell, …

Germany creates 3rd gender identity for records: 'diverse'

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Cabinet on Wednesday approved a third gender option for official records that will allow people to be registered as "diverse," complying with a ruling from the …

Vigil held at Detroit church for Aretha Franklin

DETROIT (AP) — People are praying for Aretha Franklin in the Detroit church where her father was once a pastor.The special vigil at New Bethel Baptist Church began before dawn Wednesday.The …

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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