Planning Commission takes center stage at Londonderry Select Board meeting


LONDONDERRY, Vt. – The Londonderry Select Board met on Monday, Feb. 19 for a short 23-minute meeting that focused largely on two Planning Commission initiatives: an appointee to the Commission Board and upcoming wastewater opportunities. After routine approvals for a … Continued

Yesterday & Today special section 2018

REGION – The Yesterday & Today section features photos of yesteryear of people, places, and towns in our coverage area, including Chester, Ludlow, Springfield, Bellows Falls, Weston, Proctorsville, and more! Can you identify any of the dates, people, or buildings!? … Continued

The Importance of Hope, a community forum on addiction


BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – On Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, the community in the greater Bellows Falls area came together to fill the seats on the Bellows Falls Opera House for “The Importance of Hope,” a forum for community action centered … Continued

SAHS and town library bring local railroad history to life


SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – The Springfield Art and Historical Society and the Springfield Town Library are inaugurating a new display area in the library with a tribute to the Springfield Terminal Railway. The exhibit features historical photos and documents from the … Continued

Jane M. Kervella, 1933 – 2018

N. SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Jane M. Kervella, 84, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Friday evening, Feb. 23, 2018. She was born July 7, 1933 in Troy, N.H. the daughter of Lawrence and Lempi (Mattila) Lepisto. She attended and … Continued

Joseph Joy, 1929 – 2018

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – Joseph “Bob” Joy of Westminster passed away on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. Bob was born on May 4, 1929 in Brattleboro, Vt. and raised by his grandparents, John and Ellen Joy and his uncle James Joy, … Continued

March, the best winter month


Peter Farrar loaned me a 100 page typewritten manuscript written by his maternal grandfather Philip Tiemann. Philip and his wife Isabel arrived in Cavendish, Vermont in 1933 at the height of the Depression. Money was scarce. They left New Jersey … Continued

Dorothy E. O’Connell, 1928-2018

Dorothy E. O’Connell

ALSTEAD, N.H. – My mother and best friend, Dorothy “Dottie” Elaine O’Connell, after making sure all was right with her family and that her work was done, slipped away peacefully to be with the love of her life, Fran, on … Continued

Bert A. Washburn, 1924-2018

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – Bert A. Washburn, 93, of Randall Hill road passed away at the Cheshire Medical Center in Keene, N.H. on Feb. 21, 2018. He was born in Lilliesville, Vt. on Oct. 11, 1924, the son of Raymond … Continued

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