Eliza Rounds crowned Apple Blossom Queen


SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – The 62nd Apple Blossom Cotillion, held on May 5 and 6, featured 13 contestants and their escorts, and a record 25 future cotillionaire couples. This year’s theme, On the Big Screen, called back to beloved movie soundtracks … Continued

Ludlow Auditorium renamed to honor Frank Heald

Ludlow Auditorium

LUDLOW, Vt. – The Ludlow Select Board met Monday, May 7, at the town hall. During the meeting, a variety of topics were discussed such as the Coolidge Solar project, which began construction and is scheduled to be finished by … Continued

Property junk removal ordinance under review


CHESTER, Vt. – At the Wednesday, May 2 meeting the Chester Select Board voted to proceed with a new town ordinance regulating outdoor storage of junk on properties, recommending revisions to the draft for next review. The ordinance describes provisions … Continued

Pets of the week are Andre and Spencer


My name is Andre because at 18 pounds I am a giant! I am 6 years old and an indoor cat. I love people and most dogs, but I need to be your only cat. Stop by Wednesday through Saturday … Continued

Business Spotlight: Distant Hills Gardens & Nature Trail

nature trail

Distant Hills Gardens & Nature Trail 507 March Hill Rd. Walpole, N.H. 03608 Nature Trail Head – 66 March Hill Road www.distanthillgardens.org In the hills above Walpole and Alstead, N.H., sits 58 gorgeously tended acres with winding trails meandering through … Continued

Apple Blossom Cotillion

Take a look at this years’ Apple Blossom Cotillion contestants, their escorts, the children participants, as well as all of the supporters of the event. Apple Blossom Cotillion 2018

Pet of the week is Mouth


  Hi! My name’s Mouth, and I’m a 2-year-old neutered male that came to Lucy Mackenzie as a stray. I’m so happy I did, too, because I love being around people. Lots has happened since I’ve been here. I’ve been … Continued

Show your love for mom

REGION – Spring has finally sprung. May is just around the corner. With May comes a very important holiday: Mother’s Day. It’s never too soon to finalize your Mother’s Day plans. This year, join The Vermont Journal and The Shopper … Continued

New Ludlow town manager takes the reigns

municipal manager

LUDLOW, Vt. – On Friday, April 27, Frank Heald officially retired from his position as Ludlow Town Manager, after making the announcement last November. He had held the position for 15 years and has seen many changes in Ludlow over … Continued

Springfield Barber celebrates 20 years with prize drawing

Springfield Barber

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Springfield Barber, located at 307 Clinton Street, is celebrating its 20th year in Springfield. Owner Pam Eastman first opened the business on Valley Street in 1998. She moved to her current location on Clinton Street in 2000, … Continued

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