KMA Publications Inc. publishes The Vermont Journal and The Shopper, and as of April 2018, we absorbed The Message into our two publications. Our weekly newspapers are printed every Wednesday, and distributed free of charge via the U.S. Postal Service and through regional businesses. They are upbeat publications with a neutral standpoint, and dedicated to accurately reporting news, events, sports, and other activities in the Okemo Valley, Connecticut River Valley, and parts of the Upper Valley.
KMA’s publisher, Bob Miller, is no stranger to rural Vermont or newspaper publishing. His family owned four local weekly newspapers, including The Shopper and The Message. Bob first worked for The Patriot Ledger in Boston, and then owned The Freeman’s Journal in Cooperstown, N.Y. He moved back to Vermont in 1998 and maintained the family paper, The Shopper, based out of Bellows Falls. He then started The Vermont Journal, which was originally based in Waitsfield until the end of 2005. The operation for The Vermont Journal and The Shopper was then moved to our present location in Ludlow, Vt.
The Vermont Journal and The Shopper focus on the unique character, issues, and offerings relevant to each paper’s location and coverage area. The Vermont Journal focuses on Central Vermont towns including Belmont, Cavendish, Chester, Cuttingsville, Londonderry, Ludlow, Mount Holly, Plymouth, Proctorsville, Tyson, Weston, and surrounding communities. The Shopper concentrates on Southern Vermont towns including Bellows Falls, Grafton, Putney, Saxtons River, Springfield,Weathersfield, Westminster, and neighboring Vermont communities, as well as Acworth, Alstead, Charlestown, Walpole, and adjacent communities in New Hampshire.
As a service to the community, we provide an opinion page for readers to voice their perspectives on various local issues and events. We also welcome press releases and other regional news from our local residents and businesses as well. Though we love to hear from our community, we do have limited space on each page, so every submission and photo is not guaranteed to be printed.
For our advertisers, we provide a Yellow Page Business Directory, as well as a Classified section for smaller listings. We also have a special Business Spotlight section, which we hand select every week to shine light on our smaller local businesses and business owners.
Submit your own Classified, Business Directory listing, or regular display ads to our publications today!
We are here to serve our community, its local news, events, and more. Your news, advertisements, and feedback are all appreciated, and we thank you for choosing The Vermont Journal and The Shopper!