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In a winter when most Americans could use a good news story to lift their patriotic spirits, we find one unfolding — albeit 4,000 miles from here — in snow-covered places like Italy, Switzerland, Germany and Finland. That’s where the women’s U.S. Cross-Country Ski Team, led by the standout p…

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All Vermont public school students are supposed to be taught personal finance, but I would bet that many parents would have a hard time finding a young person who has learned about credit scores, investing or compound interest.

My understanding of previous collapsing societies is that, amongst other shared qualities, they’re also characterized by a combination of denial and insanity, the one usually hard to distinguish from the other.

As February draws to a close and discounted Valentine’s chocolate is harder to find, we are approaching the one-year anniversary of entering our various experiences of isolation under the Stay Home, Stay Safe order. I’m thinking a lot about love and belonging and what they mean during this l…

Roughly 10 weeks ago, on one of the worst days of my life, in a span of 23 hours we went from having a seemingly healthy dog to helping that dog cross over. Numb, stunned, pain are the simple words I can use to describe the base of emotions my wife and I went through. I’ve been through this …

The latest climate crisis is taking place in Texas, a state that consistently denies climate science in all its policies. Texas does not normally experience the level of frigid weather and icy storms it is seeing right now (Feb. 17) but for those who have been following the trajectory of the…

Unfair, inequitable, and disconnected from reality. The system Vermont uses to provide access to K-12 public school funding is an obscene injustice hiding in plain sight. It results in less resources for students with higher needs and more resources for students with less needs.

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: As we reach yet another grim milestone, 500,000 pandemic deaths, the comparisons to wars in U.S. history reveal another horrific reality. In World Wars I and II the entire society organized to protect this country. Where is the mobilization today? On the home front, citizens v…

To the editor: Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it. That’s an admonition often given by our leaders. And, no sooner than those words leave their lips, they forget them.

To the editor: The photo that accompanied the Associated Press story on the 500K virus deaths that ran in the (Feb. 23) paper, of the woman embracing her dying husband, is, I think, one of the most powerful I've seen in my entire life (and I've been around a while). This picture says more th…

To the editor: So Trump escapes conviction, 57 to 43, despite the incredibly damning case presented by the impeachment managers… the most damning in the history of the American presidency. They meticulously documented the mob’s murderous intentions at the direction of a president trying to h…

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To the editor: The BF Community Bike Project would like to extend another huge Thank You to the many individuals, families and businesses in this community and beyond who donated to our year-end appeal fundraiser. Some of these donations came in the form of sponsorships for low income househ…

To the editor: We at Putney Community Cares are enormously moved by contributions to our Annual Appeal, to the RoundUp fund at the Putney Food Coop, and to our Facebook page.

Editor of the Reformer: After listening to and reading some views about the school district items added to this year’s Town Meeting ballots in Brattleboro, Dummerston, Guildford and Putney, I’m concerned that many will be understandably confused about how to vote. I urge "no" on both questions.

Editor of the Reformer: School budgets are yawners, except when they aren't. In a story in the Reformer appearing Friday, February 26 ("Questions raised about high per-pupil costs at BFUHS"), reporter Susan Smallheer writes about Bellows Falls Union High School's having fallen into the so-ca…

Editor of the Reformer: Much legislation that forms Brattleboro's progressive reputation was promoted by Brattleoro Common Sense (BCS) People may not know that I personally led these efforts as director of BCS. I stand on this record of leadership as candidate for the select board:

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