Editorials

Another View: Education should be free for those willing to serve

As a veteran, I know firsthand the sacrifices of our men and women serving in the National Guard. I greatly appreciate and deeply respect their service to our state and nation. The free college …

Another View: Should we blame private schools for the mess America is in?

It's been called the "Sputnik effect" (which, at the moment, has new resonance).It refers to the tendency to blame America's public schools for many of the major problems the nation has faced since …

Another View: The White House's policy on child separation: 'Whatever'

When the Trump administration, in May, embarked on its "zero tolerance" imbroglio, ensuring that toddlers, tweens and teens would be removed from their parents, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly …
Letters
Letter: A vote for Hashim is a vote for future

Editor of the Reformer,I am a 20 year resident of Putney, retired as Principal at a progressive school in Connecticut, and co-founder of one of the largest organizations in America working for the …

Letter: Support your local hospital nurses

Editor of the Reformer,Question: What is the only treatment that you receive when you are in the hospital that you cannot receive as an outpatient?Answer: Nursing care 24/7As an outpatient you can …

Letter: Vermont needs Brenda Siegel

Editor of the Reformer,Please go to the polls on or before August 14 and support Brenda Siegel in the Vermont Democratic gubernatorial primary. So many issues in Vermont require fresh, younger, more …

Letter: Cindy Jerome for Representative

Editor of the Reformer,We're fortunate to have Cindy Jerome as a candidate for State Rep. for District Windham-4 which includes Dummerston, Putney and Westminster.Cindy is well experienced in local …

Letter: Kornheiser for Representative

Editor of the Reformer,I am inspired to write by the candidacy and campaign of Emilie Kornheiser for State Representative of District 1. I have lived in Brattleboro for 20 years and been a nurse at …

Letter: Support for Stuart

Editor of the Reformer,As a member of the House Human Services Committee, I have worked on issues regarding public health, human services, social and economic security. I have seen firsthand how many …

Letter: Kornheiser for Representative

Editor of the Reformer,After attending the Windham 2-1 Candidate Forum at the West Brattleboro Fire Station, my choice for State Representative is clear. I will be voting for Emilie Kornheiser. …

Letter: Kornheiser for Representative

Editor of the Reformer,I am writing to encourage my Brattleboro District 1 neighbors to vote for Emilie Kornheiser for Representative in the August 14th primary election. Over the past two years, …

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Columnists
Henry Homeyer: Tips for building a stone retaining wall

Many years ago, when I was young and foolish, I decided to build an 80-foot long terrace for fruit trees, and to edge it with a nice fieldstone retaining wall using stones I could find on my property …

Richard Davis: A kiss for peace amidst a legacy of conflict

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — Travel in Israel is different than tourism in most other places in the world partly because of history and partly because of the tension and conflict that always permeates …

Peter Fish Case: What happened to Trump's 'America First' promise?

One of my favorite signs from Trump's UK visit was a play on Pink Floyd's song "Another Brick in the Wall." The best part was tens of thousands of people singing it.Sure, there were many other signs, …

John McClaughry: A course change is needed for public sector unions

In his Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom (1785), Thomas Jefferson famously declared that "to compel a man to furnish contribution of money for the propagation of opinion which he disbelieves and …

Meg Hansen: Sticks and no carrots: Association Health Plans in Vermont

Because insurance is a business of risk prediction, one must conclude that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), a political product out of line with basic economics and human nature, …

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