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Wrapped in valor

BRATTLEBORO — For a long time, Jay Karpin and other veterans couldn't talk about war. "I saw people die horribly," he said. "Bombardiers couldn't wear a parachute. There was no room for it. You …

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Editorials
Another view: Yes, you're being followed

The United States focuses most of its scrutiny over data collection on a few particularly powerful technology companies. But as many as 4,000 other firms have made a $21 billion business of buying …

Another View: Yes, there was 'collusion.' Now what should we do about it?

Another View: Time's 'Guardians' and the importance of trust in journalism

Another View: On the anniversary of Sandy Hook, we still grieve, we still hope

Letters
Letter: Nativity scene represents hope and unity

Editor of the Reformer,I am writing in response to Vidda Crochetta's letter (Dec. 15) casting doubt on what is known about Jesus. It is not clear what theological or religious background Crochetta' …

Letter: Evidence complements 'miracle' story

Letter: Time to get serious about renewable energy

Letter: Democrats' health care reform is poor policy

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
Rollins, Herons off to 10-0 start GENEVA, N.Y. — The William Smith College ice hockey team is off to its best start in program history. The Herons are 10-0-0 overall and 8-0-0 in United Collegiate Hockey Conference play. They …
Derryfield denies Hinsdale boys HINSDALE, N.H. — The Derryfield varsity boys basketball team pulled away in the fourth quarter on Monday night to defeat Hinsdale 72-44."On the defensive side, our goal was to shut down Max …
Colonel girls zipped on the ice BRATTLEBORO — The Brattleboro Union High School varsity girls ice hockey team lost to Woodstock, 3-0, on Saturday."The team is really coming together. They are starting to look like a team," …
5 nominated for athlete of week BRATTLEBORO — The young and talented Hinsdale varsity girls basketball team has started this winter season as expected, extending its winning streak to 25 in a row with victories over Sunapee, …
Lifestyle
These carol-inspired foods will have holiday songs stuck in your head all day "There'll be parties for hosting / Marshmallows for toasting ..." ("It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" by Edward Pola and George Wyle.)"Chestnuts roasting on an open fire / Jack Frost nipping …
Cookie of the Week: Make the perfect sugar cookie Nothing says holiday cookie quite like a rich sugar cookie in a festive holiday shape — bell, angel, Santa, to name a few — and then frosted with a vanilla icing and decorated with …
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 …
National News

Madagascar votes in runoff election between 2 former leaders

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) — Voters have begun casting their ballots across the Indian Ocean island nation of Madagascar Wednesday to select a new president in a runoff election that pits …

US reviews report of imports from forced labor in China camp

BEIJING (AP) — The U.S. government said Tuesday that it is reviewing reports of forced labor at a Chinese detention camp where ethnic minorities must give up their religion and language and …

Prada withdraws luxury trinkets over blackface controversy

NEW YORK (AP) — Prada is no longer selling a line of accessories and displays following complaints that they featured blackface-style imagery.The controversy began last week when a New Yorker …

Madagascar begins voting in runoff presidential election between 2 former leaders

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) — Madagascar begins voting in runoff presidential election between 2 former leaders.

Stocks mixed in Asia on Fed rate decision, Japanese data

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed on Wednesday, as traders mulled over the Federal Reserve's interest rate decision and weaker-than-expected Japanese trade data.KEEPING SCORE: Japan's …

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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