Pet of the Week is Toulouse


My name is Toulouse, and I am 5 months old. I am shy, but sweet. I love belly rubs and treats. I enjoy other cats and would like a feline sibling, or adopt me with my brother O’Malley. Being shyer, … Continued

Trustees vote to increase wastewater rates


BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – At the special meeting, Sept. 18, the Bellows Falls Village Trustees voted to pass the 25 percent increase to wastewater bills, effective immediately, by a vote of 4 to 1, with the solitary no vote from … Continued

Business Spotlight: Small Town Forge

Small Town Forge 72 School Street, Grafton, Vt. 603-998-0720 @smalltownforge   In the historic village of Grafton, Small Town Forge is a blacksmith shop where owner Aaron Anderson produces high quality, old-fashioned wrought iron products, from lighting fixtures … Continued

Chester Fall Craft Festival opens the autumn season


  CHESTER, Vt. – For the second year in a row, the weekend of the Chester Fall Craft Festival was warm, sunny, and inviting to vendors and festivalgoers. With the official beginning of autumn Sept. 22, only a week away, … Continued

Bellows Falls Trustees discuss water bills


BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – At their meeting Sept. 11, the Bellow Falls Village Trustees’ motion to increase the village wastewater rates by 25 percent for the fall was voted down 3 to 2. Mark Johnson of RCAP Solutions presented the … Continued

This & That: The 24th annual Josh Cole Tournament

Josh Cole

The 24th annual Josh Cole Soccer Tournament was held at Dorsey Park in Ludlow over the weekend. The crowds were big, and the competition was intense as it almost always is. Black River advanced to the final for the first … Continued

Local author Applegate creates fantasy fiction for young adults

Megan Applegate

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – Meet Megan Applegate, a local fiction writer residing in Bellows Falls and a published author since 2014. Specializing in the category of “paranormal and fantasy fiction,” Applegate’s writing caters mostly to young adults, with book series … Continued

Pet of the Week is Latonka


Hi! My name’s Latonka and I’m a 5-month-old spayed female mixed breed. I came to Lucy Mackenzie with my sister, Romie, and bunch of other dogs and puppies all the way from Mississippi! I’m so happy we did because it … Continued

Business Spotlight: Natural Landscape Design

Natural Landscape Design 213 Lawrence Hill Rd, Weston, Vt. 802-236-3161 Facebook @nldesignsvt Natural Landscape Design is a design-based gardening company, founded in 2017, and located in beautiful southern Vermont. Owner Betsy Gritman is a graduate of The Garden … Continued

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