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Al’s IGA


From about 1940 through the early 1970s, Al’s IGA was a busy store in downtown Chester. Al Cross took over what had been the Grand Union. In the 1800s into the early 1900s, it was known as the Fletcher Block. … Continued

Chester-Andover Food Shelf seeking Thanksgiving turkeys


CHESTER, Vt. – The Chester-Andover Family Center food shelf needs your help. We are busy preparing to provide food shelf participants with food for their Thanksgiving dinner. While we will purchase food from the Vermont Foodbank and local retail grocers, … Continued

Ludlow high school building purchase vote

Dear Editor, On Nov. 12, 2019, the voters of Ludlow will have the opportunity to vote whether or not to purchase the Black River High School building from the school district for $1. Sounds like a bargain, doesn’t it? There … Continued

Ludlow Rotary Club thanks community for Chili Cook-off

Dear Editor, The Ludlow Rotary Club expresses thanks to the cooks and hungry participants of the annual Chili Cook-off. The event was a resounding success and raised funds for distribution to our many worthy causes. Our community and visitors assembled … Continued

A letter about Christmas Under the Tent

Dear Editor, The Chester-Andover Family Center’s Christmas Under the Tent Bake Sale was a great success! Thank you to everyone who supported the sale by purchasing baked goods. A special thank you to those who donated but did not take … Continued

Scott D. Podwin, 1962-2019

WALPOLE, N.H. – Scott D. Podwin, 57, of Valley Road, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. Scott was born in Keene, N.H., March 22, 1962. Scott attended Bellows Falls Union High School and worked the last 30 years as a … Continued

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