There is always excitement with the commencement of a new sports season. Regardless of which of the fall sports strike your fancy, the start is upon us. Over the next few days, your sons, daughters, relatives or neighbors or possibly … Continued

Café 7 on the Square expanding their hours

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – The downtown district’s ever-expanding eateries are showing promise as Café 7 on the Square marks its six-month anniversary in the Opera House building. As the positive reviews pile up and the menu expands into exciting, new … Continued

The memoir workshops with Pam Bernard


  WALPOLE, N.H. – Fall sessions of these popular workshops with Pam Bernard will feature two eight-week workshops, to begin early September at her home in Walpole, N.H. Writing memoir involves more than recounting experience. In fact, the compelling memoir … Continued

Jon R. Rogers, 1938 – 2017

Jon R. Rogers

WESTMINSTER, Vt. – Jon R. Rogers, 79, left for his heavenly home Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, at his home in Westminster, after a courageous battle with cancer. Jon was born in Bennington, Vt. on May 1, 1938, the son of … Continued

Rules of the Road for ships

Dear Editor, As a former Navy Enlisted (1950s) and Naval Officer (Navigator and Officer of the Deck, 1960s), I am quite concerned with the recent collisions by our warships in Asian waters. We lost seven sailors in the collision of the … Continued

Martyrs to the Clean Water Act

BY JOHN MCLAUGHRY Among the most notable martyrs to the Clean Water Act are names that few recall: Ocie and Corey Mills, John Pozsgai, John Rapanos, and most recently, John Duarte. All of them were dragged into years-long battles with … Continued

Lecture: “Moths, our night-time jewels”


BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – Join naturalist JoAnne Russo of Rockingham on a journey into the darkness to learn about our local night-time jewels on Wednesday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Rockingham Library’s top floor meeting room. Moths are … Continued

Accessibility Day outing with ridgeline views


WESTMINSTER WEST, Vt. – Some might think Accessibility Day is a strange name for a Windmill Hill Pinnacle Association program, but it’s to the point. The event, on Saturday, Sept. 16, 10:45 a.m.-4 p.m., is a special opportunity for those … Continued

Designing a benefit package for your small business


If you’re a small business owner, one challenge you face is recruiting and retaining the best talent for your needs. When your primary goals are managing costs and increasing revenue, how do you entice new recruits and reward current staff … Continued

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