Movie Review: “Coco”

  I cannot overemphasize how badly 2017 needed “Coco.” After 2016 saw no fewer than four animated films end up on my year-end top 10 list, this year has been one of the worst in recent memory for animation. I … Continued

Crisis Fuel Assistance is available for season

Crisis fuel

REGION – The nights are getting longer and there’s a chill in the air. It’s time for everyone to bundle up against the cold when venturing outdoors. But for those who can’t afford to heat their homes adequately, that chill is … Continued

Springfield Select Board addresses culvert construction

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Gary Sweeney, scoping engineer for Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans), presented an hour-long presentation outlining the severity and sincere need to address four culverts in the Springfield area. The direst culvert situation resides beneath temporary bridge 13 … Continued

Margaret Jean Chandler, 1936 – 2017

Margaret Jean Chandler

SAXTONS RIVER, Vt. – Margaret Jean Chandler (Jean), passed away on Nov. 24 after a lengthy illness in Saxtons River, Vt. She was born in Detroit to Wilfrid Reginald and Laura Gould. She graduated from Pershing High School in 1954 … Continued

Tom Bock shares news from the Vermont Statehouse


CHESTER, Vt. – Tom Bock, Vermont state representative from the Windsor 3-1 District, which includes Chester, Andover, Baltimore, and North Springfield will be the First Thursday Chester Rotary speaker on Dec. 7, 2017. The event will start at 5:15 p.m. … Continued

Springfield Friends open house and bookstore


SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – The Friends of the Springfield Town Library (FOSTL) are holding a gala open house, Friday, Dec. 8 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the library. Listen to the Comtu Chamber Players, enjoy some mulled cider, and start … Continued

Ludlow Municipal Manager announces his departure


LUDLOW, Vt. – Longtime Municipal Manager, Frank Heald has announced his plans to step down from his position on May 1 after more than 15 years piloting the town and village of Ludlow. Heald’s plans were announced after the Select … Continued

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