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History Fair showcases research projects

LUDLOW, Vt. – The students of Black River Middle School and Mount Holly Elementary School created thirty different historical projects, presenting them on Friday, March 17 to fellow students, teachers, friends, family, and the community at the second annual History … Continued

Put your best fork forward

nutrition

March is National Nutrition Month and Springfield Medical Care Systems encourages everyone to “Put Your Best Fork Forward” by making small, healthy shifts in food choices – whether cooking at home or dining out. Choosing a variety of healthy foods … Continued

Help protect older adults from financial abuse

fraud

REGION – Financial exploitation costs older Americans billions of dollars per year, according to several sources, including the National Council on Aging. If you have older parents, could they be vulnerable to financial scams and rip-off artists? And, if so, … Continued

Local businesses plan for Walker Bridge closure

Walker Bridge

LUDLOW, Vt. – Walker Bridge, located by the intersection of Main St. and Elm St. in Ludlow, will be closing June 9 for up to 35 days. Cold River Bridges, contractor, will be working around the clock to remove and … Continued

BF Select Board: Town-owned concrete issue resolved

BF Select Board

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – The Bridge Street Bridge project dominated the discussion during a March 21 Select Board meeting. Interim Municipal Manager Shaun O’Keefe distributed information on the town-owned concrete purchased for the project and reminded the board that subsequent … Continued

Losing your marbles

local history

  In the 1950s playing marbles was a favorite spring pastime. Most every schoolboy had a marble bag and marbles. You had agates (“aggies”), cats-eyes, shooters and biggies. Some kids whose fathers worked in one of the shops in Springfield … Continued

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