CAES looking at a mid-November return to their building


CHESTER, Vt. – Chester Andover Elementary School students, currently all functioning out of classrooms at Green Mountain Union High School building, likely won’t return to their own school building until mid-November at the earliest. The timing, along with a list … Continued

Les and Louise Roberts take Curb Appeal honors

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – “Do you have the guts to take on a fixer-upper?” asks a popular home improvement TV series. With that as their mantra, Les and Louise Roberts rolled up their sleeves, renovated every square inch of their “fixer-upper” … Continued

Out of Darkness Walk well attended in Springfield

  SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – This past Saturday, Sept. 22, between 80 and 100 walkers, many walking alone or with teams in memory of a specific person, turned out on a beautiful first day of fall to participate in the fourth … Continued

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

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