Editorials

Another View: An election that goes way beyond policy issues

With about two weeks to go before the midterms that could strip President Donald Trump of the protection a Republican House and Senate afford him, Trump has returned to his favorite hits - mocking …

Another View: The exploding de cit

The books are closed on the first full year of fiscal policy under President Trump and a Republican Congress, and the result is a sea of red ink. The federal deficit came in at $779 billion for the …

Another View: Voters want more health care; women want more Democrats

Less than three weeks before Election Day, a new Kaiser Family Foundation poll tells us:- "A majority of voters - nationally, in battleground areas with competitive elections, and in Florida and …
Letters
Your Thanks: Brattleboro Literary Festival

Editor of the Reformer,Much thanks to the volunteers and organizers of this year's Brattleboro Literary Festival. What other small town can boast of such a high quality and free event? I especially …

Your Thanks: Latchis birthday celebration

Editor of the Reformer,On Sept. 22 the Latchis celebrated its 80th birthday with a huge celebration featuring performances, movies, a photo exhibit in the Latchis Gallery, and, of course, a birthday …

Letter: Keep the heat in this winter

Editor of the Reformer:Right about now you might begin to fire up the wood stove, put up the storm windows, or turn on the thermostat.Also around this time, bright red signs encouraging you to Button …

Letter: Turner cares about southern Vermont

Editor of the Reformer: We need comprehensive leadership under the Golden Dome in Montpelier. Representative Don Turner brings a number of perspectives to the position of Lieutenant Governor - that …

Letter: Those pesky "accommodations"

Editor of the Reformer,Last month I read an article in an AARP bulletin that President Trump wanted those pesky Braille labels removed from the elevators in the Trump Tower when it was under …

Letter: An overdue response to evils of patriarchy

Editor of the Reformer,The #MeToo campaign is a long time coming. However, one should ask what took women so long? After all, the battleground that is the woman's body and mind predates the book of …

Letter: It takes a community to solve climate crisis

Editor of the Reformer,On Oct. 8 the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) released a special report on "Global Warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius," detailing action needed on a global scale …

Letter: Coffey a tireless advocate for Guilford, Vernon

Editor of the Reformer,Guilford and Vernon voters, please join me in voting for Sara Coffey to represent us in the Vermont State Legislature. I am so excited that Sara made the decision to run and …

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Columnists
Nancy Braus: Vote in November for a livable and sustainable world

We are nearing the end of another year of catastrophic weather around the globe. In the southern part of our state where I live, the summer of 2018 was murky, muggy, gray, hot, and wet. We faced days …

Em Peyton: Advocating for restorative justice, nurturing economics

I am writing as a candidate for Governor (yet again!), whew! Something has been on my mind that happened at the NAACP Forum at the Brooks Memorial Library some week back. Afterwards two women, saying …

Arlo Mudgett: The View From Faraway Farm: Home decor provides a glimpse into one's personality

What's your idea of decor? I've been in many homes where the decor was dictated by the owner's interests. Then there are the antiseptic spaces where the decor is a reflection of the owner's complete …

Henry Homeyer: Time to plant bulbs for spring flowers

For decades I've been planting spring-flowering bulbs. Some come back every year, some disappear after a few years, and some I treat as annuals. The result? Just when mud season is about to swallow …

Martin Cohn: The time is now: Eradicating polio worldwide is an achievable goal

Recently, there have been reports of a "polio-like" illness, Acute Flaccid Myelitis, leaving children in numerous states paralyzed. The rare disease causes an "inflammation of spinal cord" that …

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