Once upon a time, back in the 1970’s I believe, the Vermont Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association (VSSA) were born. Over the years, they have recognized many athletes throughout the state for their achievements on the field or court or wherever they athletic endeavors are … Continued

This weeks’ edition The Vermont Journal 03-29-17

The Vermont Journal 03-29-17 The full online edition is the same as our weekly printed publication. This weeks’ edition of The Vermont Journal features: how the Walker Bridge construction will affect local businesses in Ludlow; open house weekend for maple sugaring; … Continued

This weeks’ edition The Shopper 03-29-17

The Shopper 03-29-17 The full online edition is the same as our weekly printed publication. This weeks’ edition of The Shopper features: Saxtons River Elementary students Jump Rope for Heart; open house weekend for maple sugaring; Bellows Falls Selectboard discusses Bridge … Continued

Maple Open House weekend

REGION – This past weekend, March 25 and 26 was Vermont’s Maple Sugar Open House weekend. Many maple sugar producers throughout the state opened their doors to the public. The Smith Family Maple Sugarhouse off the Cambridgeport Road in Cambridgeport was … Continued

Bellows Falls Drama Club wows with “Beauty and the Beast”


BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – “Beauty and the Beast,” the Disney story familiar from the cartoon world, came to life on March 24-25 at Bellows Falls Union High School. The Bellows Falls Drama Club production sparked comments like “Wow! What a … 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

Murdock’s on the Green

42 Village Green, Cavendish, VT 05142 802-554-0126   Owned by local residents Etienne and Pang Ting, Murdock’s occupies a space in a former bustling 19th century woolen mill, once owned and run by Herbert Murdock. Chef Pete Dickinson trained … Continued

Sam Lloyd dies peacefully at his home

Sam Lloyd

  WESTON, Vt. – Sam Lloyd, an actor, statesman, philanthropist, and community leader, died peacefully at his home in Weston, Vermont, on Friday, March 24. He was 91. The cause of death was heart failure. Sam Lloyd was born in … Continued

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