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The clock is ticking down on the most disastrous presidential administration this nation has ever endured. In only a week and half’s time, Donald J. Trump will no longer be president. The word “only,” however, is small consolation to the reality that the man who incited a riotous invasion of…

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Growing up in Vermont in the 1950s and ’60s there were a few things we never saw. We did not see Canadian geese, coyotes were just beginning to make a comeback but I never saw any, the opossum had not yet arrived, and we never saw any blue herons. You could say the same for those big turkey …

In response to the Brattleboro area COVID period Unsung Hero recognitions and Teacher Tributes organized by Compassionate Brattleboro and the Reformer, students themselves are now stepping forward to engage in discussions about compassion and their experiences of it. These offerings are the …

In response to the Brattleboro Area COVID period Unsung Hero recognitions and Teacher Tributes organized by Compassionate Brattleboro and the Reformer, school students themselves are now stepping forward to engage in discussions about compassion and their experiences of it. These offerings a…

January 6 and 7, 2021 were memorable days. Wednesday morning, Jan. 6 started with the convening of the 2021-2022 biennium of the Vermont State Legislature. The first action was a roll call by the Secretary of State, Jim Condos. Each member was required to acknowledge their presence. I was as…

On May 26, 1971, 25-year-old Don McLean stepped into a recording studio to lay down an 8 minute and 33 second track about the day the music died. The song “American Pie” refers to the February 3, 1959 plane crash that claimed the lives of Richie Valens, The Big Bopper and most notably Buddy …

As I write this, there’s a national post mortem underway to examine every detail and aspect of the insurrection that occurred in Washington, D.C. on January 6. Thousands of rioters — encouraged by President Trump — violently stormed the U.S. Capitol. Five Americans are dead and many thousand…

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