Editorials

How to avoid another Flint

In February 2016, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, R, testified before the House Oversight Committee and acknowledged what the residents of Flint, Mich., well knew: The city's water crisis was caused by "a …

Obama speech in South Africa keeps the flame burning

Barack Obama hasn't lost hope. Rather, our nation's 44th president, who left office just 18 months ago, still believes that we, the people, can create a better tomorrow — but only by continuing …

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 …
Letters
Letter: Kornheiser for State Representative

Editor of the Reformer,I am writing to offer my enthusiastic support for Emilie Kornheiser's bid for State Representative. I've lived and worked in the Brattleboro area for my entire adult life. As a …

Letter: In support of Congressman Welch

Editor of the Reformer,Ralph Wright, for those of you who know your Vermont politics, wrote that "All politics is Personal." I quote that phrase often when it comes to our Congressional Delegation. …

Letter: Athens Brick Meeting House

Editor of the Reformer,The Athens Brick Meeting House Committee would like to take this opportunity to thank all that attended our first annual Open House/Plant and Bake Sale on July 14. We were …

Letter: Teddy Bear Teas enjoyed by many

Editor of the Reformer,This spring, Teddy Bear Teas were held at 15 elementary schools in Windham County. These Teas were sponsored by Early Education Services and the participating Windham County …

Letter: Can we keep our republic?

Editor of the Reformer,I remember, within the last 10 years, reading in multiple articles that the next big war probably would not be nuclear, but cyber. The military and economic strategists who …

Letter: Kornheiser stands with working families

Editor of the Reformer,As a District Vice President for the AFL-CIO, as the former Union Rep. for AOT and Vermont Department of Health workers in the Brattleboro area, and as a former Brattleboro …

Letter: Reasons to vote for Jerome

Editor of the Reformer,There are four good reasons for residents of Dummerston, Putney and Westminster to vote for Cindy Jerome in the Democratic Primary on August 14:- Cindy knows how good …

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 …

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Columnists
How childhood mischief led to a fear of enclosed spaces

Ah, the 1950's. My folks were living the American Dream on Orcutt Drive in Chester. If you're on Main Street, Orcutt Drive runs parallel and north of Main, sort of behind the Congregational Church. …

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 …

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