Editorials

Our opinion: Press freedom is a Vermont value

Editor's note: Today, the Brattleboro Reformer and its sister publications, the Bennington Banner and The Berkshire Eagle, proudly stand with 350 newspapers across the U.S. in publishing an editorial …

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

The views of rank-and-file Republicans, captured in voter surveys, are nothing less than galling.Let's lead with a poll conducted by the global marketing firm Ipsos and reported by the Daily Beast. …
Letters
Letter: Possible solution for net population loss

Editor of the Reformer,There are a few ways we can draw more young, productive people to Vermont; handing out subsidies to individuals for moving to Vermont isn't one I would support. The following, …

Letter: Priorities lost in space?

Editor of the Reformer,From a recent article in the New York Times: "Pointing to growing threats and competition from Russia and China, the White House on Thursday announced ambitious plans to create …

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

Editor of the Reformer,Did you see that when it comes to places in the U.S. to live, Vermont is ranked as number one! There are a lot of great reasons why, and they come as no surprise to any of us …

Letter: Gratitude to AOT

Editor of the Reformer,As the Chapter President of the Vermont State Employees Union (VSEA) in Brattleboro, I would like to extend sincere gratitude to the seven member crew from the Agency of …

Letter: Fair Day Arts and Crafts

Editor of The Reformer, One of the annual events at Grace Cottage Hospital Fair Day is the Fair Day Arts and Crafts Show. For 24 hours, the Townshend Church vestry is transformed into a beautiful one …

Letter: Jerome has strong leadership skills

Editor of the Reformer:As a Select Board member in Dummerston I have seen Cindy Jerome's Town moderator skills up front. She has run our Town Meeting for years, maintaining control and leading while …

Letter: Vermont needs more advocates like Stuart

Editor of the Reformer:I've known Valerie Stuart for over two decades. Our daughters grew up together in Brattleboro. She raised two thoughtful and successful children, who were taught the values of …

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Columnists
Richard Davis: Gardens and the meaning of life

This is the time of year when backyard gardeners enjoy the rewards of the work they have put in over the past few months. For me, there is nothing better than waking up in the morning and grabbing a …

Scott Funk: Making adjustments as we age

We all know successful aging requires adjustments. If we demand of ourselves what we could do at 50 when we are 60 or 70, there will be a price to pay. It's part of growing older and is unavoidable …

Lucy Leriche: Senators must reject SCOTUS nominee

With Donald Trump's nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States, the right to access abortion safely and legally in this country is on the line.Brett Kavanaugh has …

Peter Fish Case: Don't drink from the punch bowl spiked with idiocracy

First let me say this: Anything that happens now with this current administration is a calculated move that is meant to diffuse and distract us from what's going on. I'm completely convinced now. I …

Anne Donahue: Rights of those with mental illness also need to be protected

For some time now, based on the charge of having a mental illness and being "a danger to self and others," those of us with labels of psychiatric illness can be locked up for as long as the medical …

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