Gordon Gates “Sawyer”

  When Gordon Gates wrote his book, he wrote several stories about his working in sawmills. The story below is the first of several I will reprint here. The title of his book is: “The Life and Times of Gordon … Continued

Renee A. Parker, 1952-2016

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – Renee Annette (Johndro) Parker, 63, of Center Street passed away February 1, 2016 in her home. Renee was born at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital on June 30, 1952, the daughter of Eleanor and Edwin Johndro and was … Continued

Cecil Waldo, 1930-2016

CHESTER, Vt. – Cecil Waldo died surrounded by his family at age 85 on Tuesday, June 14, at Springfield Health and Rehabilitation Center, after a lengthy illness. Cecil was born on August 3, 1930 in St. Johnsbury, Vt, the son … Continued

Arthur E. Kingsbury, 1940-2016

CHESTER, Vt. – Arthur E. Kingsbury, 75, a resident of Chester, Vt., passed away peacefully at the Elm Wood Nursing Center in Claremont, NH on Thursday, June 16, 2016, following a period of declining health. He was born October 31, … Continued

George A. Wade, 1942-2016

LUDLOW, Vt. – George A. Wade, 74 passed away peacefully on Thursday June 23, 2016 at Springfield Hospital.  George was born in Tyson, VT April 16, 1942 the son of Carroll and Edna Wade. George grew up in the Ludlow-Tyson … Continued

Rebecca Fairbrother, 1956-2016

WESTMINSTER, Vt. – Rebecca Fairbrother of Westminster, VT died Friday, June 17, 2016 at Hanover Terrace, Hanover, NH after a long illness. She was born February 4, 1956 to Frank Fairbrother and Wilma [Golec] Fairbrother who both predeceased her. She … Continued

This & That

  Sports Illustrated has a section each week saying “What’s Hot” and “What’s Not.” I am not sure I know “What’s Not,” BUT Michael LaBeau is hot. In fact, I don’t know if there has been a period of time … Continued

Siobhan Martel, 1931-2016

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Siobhan Fitzgerald Carroll Martel died on Friday, June 3 after a short illness. She was born on March 15, 1931 in Carlow, Ireland the daughter of Bridget Hiughney and John Fitzgerald.
 She was a 1954 graduate of … Continued

Early Chester History

By Ron Patch With Chester’s 250th Birthday rapidly approaching I thought I would write some of Chester’s early history. This history comes from several sources including a copy of an original multi-page document of 1774 Chester Town Meetings located at … Continued

This & That

    There were a couple of area softball teams this spring who deserve one more round of applause. Both Springfield and Green Mountain had very strong seasons and achieved at a high level. Both of them with a break … Continued

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