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STOWE — Lt. Gov. Molly Gray and Senate President Pro Tempore Becca Balint are the leading candidates in Tuesday’s Democratic U.S. House primary that could make either of them the first female member of Vermont’s congressional delegation.

BRATTLEBORO — Canoes, kayaks, paddleboards and surf skis lined up in front of the Route 119 bridge at 10:30 on Sunday to kick off the last day…

BRATTLEBORO — Volunteers from New Chapter helped others from the Connecticut River Conservancy to clear away brush on Depot Street on Thursday…

As temperatures rose into the mid- to upper 90s this week, people headed out to Harriman Reservoir in Wilmington to cool down. Friday is expec…

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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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Rick Morton, a Republican candidate for the Windham County Vermont State Senate seat, helps …

We have a bush in the yard. It is always the last thing in the yard to produce green leaves, and those leaves do not come out until mid-June. …

BRATTLEBORO — At its July 13 breakfast meeting, the Brattleboro Sunrise Rotary Club officially welcomed Brattleboro resident Nick DuBois as it…

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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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ARLINGTON — The ventilators helping severely ill COVID-19 patients breathe have been a focus of health care responses to the disease, with states and hospitals clamoring for them. Mack …

BENNINGTON — Abacus Automation has donated more than two dozen face shields made with the company's 3D printer to the Vermont Veterans' Home amid a widespread shortage of personal protective …

BOSTON — More than 74,000 University of Massachusetts students will be required to take all of their classes online beginning as soon as Thursday as the state's largest public university system …

Stocks fell on Wall Street as disappointing earnings reports weighed on technology and travel companies. The S&P 500 fell 0.4%, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Nasdaq also slipped Tuesday afternoon. Chipmaker Micron Technology fell after warning investors that revenue could fall short of forecasts because of weakening demand. Norwegian Cruise Line plunged after reporting disappointing financial results and giving investors a weak revenue forecast. Investors are awaiting two reports on prices due later this week, which could signal whether the Federal Reserve’s aggressive rate hikes this year have brought inflation under control.

A Palestinian hunger striker who his family says has refused food for the past five months and is wasting away in an Israeli jailhouse infirmary has suddenly been thrust into the center of efforts to firm up a Gaza cease-fire. Khalil Awawdeh is in the spotlight because the Islamic Jihad group sought his release as part of Egyptian-brokered talks that ended three days of fighting between the Gaza-based militants and Israel over the weekend. Prospects for his release are uncertain. But his case highlights the plight of hundreds of Palestinians who are being held by Israel under a system that critics say denies them the right to due process.

Serena Williams says she is preparing to step away from tennis after winning 23 Grand Slam titles, turning her focus to having another child and her business interests. “I’m turning 41 this month, and something’s got to give,” Williams wrote in an essay released Tuesday by Vogue magazine. Williams said she does not like the word retirement and prefers to think of this stage of her life as “evolving away from tennis, toward other things that are important to me.” Williams is playing this week in Toronto, at a hard-court tournament that leads into the U.S. Open, the year’s last Grand Slam event, which begins in New York on Aug. 29.

A tax credit of up to $7,500 could be used to defray the cost of an electric vehicle under the Inflation Reduction Act now moving toward final approval in Congress. But the auto industry warns that the vast majority of EV purchases won’t qualify for a tax credit that large. That’s mainly because of the bill’s requirement that, to qualify for the credit, an electric vehicle must contain a battery built in North America with minerals mined or recycled on the continent. And those rules become more stringent over time — to the point where, in a few years, it’s possible that no EVs would qualify for the tax credit.

Actor Ezra Miller has been charged with felony burglary in Vermont, the latest in a string of incidents involving the embattled star of “The Flash.” Vermont State Police said in a report Monday that they responded to a burglary complaint in Stamford on May 1. Police found that several bottles of alcohol were taken from a residence while the homeowners weren’t present. Police charged Miller after consulting surveillance footage and interviewing witnesses. Police said they located Miller shortly before midnight on Saturday and issued a citation to appear in Vermont Superior Court on Sept. 26 for arraignment.

BRATTLEBORO — Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts presents "Larry Simons: Live It Up," an exhibition of found and salvaged wood and mixed media assemblages and sculpture, with an opening and Artist Reception during Gallery Walk Friday, from 5 to 8 p.m. An Artist Talk is scheduled for 5 p.m. Aug. 20,…

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.

As we watch new information emerge from the Jan. 6 congressional hearings, one truth has been made crystal clear. Whether it’s insurrection at the Capitol or violent threats against election officials, these acts are a consequence of a single insidious lie: that voter fraud altered the outco…

In true Vermont fashion we have come together, regardless of political party, on the top threats facing our state. From the Statehouse to the kitchen table, Vermonters agree that something must be done to fix the workforce and housing crises.

We bring our big water bottle in from the truck, and the nice waitress goes off to fill it up. We are sitting in a corner booth, and I am fidgeting with an LAX parking receipt, watching my 12-year-old son demolish a short stack of pancakes from his plate, at a place called the Blue Dolphin Diner.

As health care and other living costs spiral ever further out of people’s reach, our legislators and the State’s Green Mountain Care Board have a unique opportunity to protect Vermont residents from rising health care prices once and for all. Vermont’s Act 48, passed in 2011, makes Vermont t…

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