Springfield Alumni Day Parade, 2017

Alumni Day

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Energized by the theme of “Sports,” SHS anniversary classes presented an upbeat tribute to their athletes, teams, and coaches in the 2017 Alumni Day Parade. Hundreds of SHS Alumni as well as visiting musicians, clowns, dignitaries, and … Continued

Anne Chisamore McMahon, 2017

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – Anne Chisamore McMahon, 67, of Shelbyville, Tenn. passed away suddenly at home on May 17, 2017. Born and raised in Bellows Falls, Vt., Anne was a 1967 graduate of Bellows Falls High School and was a … Continued

Vilas Pool Park summer fun opens in Alstead

ALSTEAD, N.H. – Swim, camp, enjoy a program, or rent space for an event at Vilas Pool Park on Route 123A in Alstead, N.H. Charles Vilas built the pond, dance pavilion, large picnic area, and tower with carillon bells for … Continued

Budget revote scheduled

Bellows Falls trustees

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – A petition was received on June 13 at 8 a.m. at the office of the village clerk, and a revote on Article 4 involving the Bellows Falls town budget is scheduled. The revote will take place … Continued

Julia C. Prybylo, 2017

WALPOLE, N.H. – There will be a memorial service for Julia C. Prybylo at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, June 25 at the Fenton & Hennessey Funeral Home in Bellows Falls, Vt. Julia passed away on March 28, 2017.

Committee proposed to clarify sidewalk ordinance

Bellows Falls trustees

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – Several local businesses were present at the June 13 Bellows Falls Trustees meeting to engage on the topic of village sidewalks. The genesis for the topic was an incident involving an interaction between Municipal Manager Shane … Continued

Springfield streetscape renaissance underway


SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – The creative energy of municipal and state groups as well as individual homeowners is driving a streetscape renaissance in downtown Springfield and throughout local neighborhoods. Recent formal efforts to revitalize the downtown area have been underway since … Continued

Richard Williams, 1936 – 2017

LUDLOW, Vt. – Richard (Dick) Williams, 81, of Ludlow, Vt., passed away on June 15, 2017. He was born April 26, 1936 in Ludlow, Vt. the son of Don and Gladys (Prouty) Williams. He served in the United States Army. … Continued

Ronald F. Cimineri, 1950 – 2017

WESTMINSTER, Vt. – Ronald F. Cimineri, 66, of Westminster, Vt. passed away suddenly on June 1, 2017 at Springfield Hospital in Vermont. Ron, son of Pasquale and Philomena Cimineri, was born in Lyons, N.Y. on September 20, 1950 and grew … Continued

Bill Blake & Rag paper part 2

rag paper

  A couple weeks ago I wrote part one of Bill Blake’s printing and publishing business in Bellows Falls. In that article I mentioned Blake making rag paper. Below is how he made his paper. Blake’s paper was made from … Continued

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