THIS + THAT: April (snow) showers


When I was young, I was taught that April showers will bring May flowers. I’m not sure about those May Flowers, but I do know that in 2018 everyone received way more than their share of April showers this month. … Continued

2018 Apple Blossom Cotillion contestants bring big screen to life


SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Linking arms and reeling off a series of Rockette-like kicks, the young men of the 2018 Apple Blossom Cotillion danced in formation as the young women Cotillion contestants moved in a circle behind them, matching their steps … Continued

Trustees vote to forgive delinquent bills for Robertston Paper Mill


BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – The Bellows Falls Village Trustee meeting April 24 commenced with discussion on delinquent water and wastewater bills. Municipal Manager Shane O’Keefe noted that door knockers would be delivered Wednesday and Thursday to remind residents with delinquent … Continued

Blanc & Bailey Construction, Inc.

Blanc & Bailey Construction, Inc.  18 Depot Street, Charlestown, N.H. 603-826-4626 Facebook @Blanc & Bailey Construction, Inc. Founded in 1988, Blanc & Bailey is a residential and commercial construction company, handling new construction to simple renovations. They will … Continued

Venise M. Sherette, 1936 – 2018

Venise M. Sherette

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – Venise M. Sherette, 81, of Wells Street died Tuesday, April 17, 2018. Venise was born in St. Guilloume, Canada, on June 21, 1936, the daughter of William and Germaine (Theroux) Melancon. She worked as a store … Continued

Bicycle Pete

TOWNSHEND, Vt. – Bicycle Pete was a character who earned his keep by painting shop signs, plus murals that included stars, eagles and deer on barns (we seem to remember some stars and eagles on barns along Route 7 between … Continued

KMA Publications Inc. acquires The Message of the Week

REGION – Robert Miller of KMA Publications Inc., owner and publisher of The Vermont Journal and The Shopper, announced Friday, April 27, 2018 that he has purchased The Message of the Week. The sale will merge the newspapers but continue … Continued

Spring Home Improvement 04-25-18

Choose bold colors to set the mood and tone of your rooms. Photo by bukhta79. stock.Adobe

This weeks’ Spring Home Improvement section features: Rockingham Old House restoration awards; Springfield’s curb appeal challenge; Three major home renovations; Four rules for a more organized home; and Five ways to create ambiance in your home. Spring Home Improvement Every … Continued

Full online edition The Vermont Journal 04-25-18

The full online edition is the same as our weekly printed publication. The Vermont Journal 04-25-18 This weeks’ online edition of The Vermont Journal features: Show your love for Mom in our paper; Final CTES principal candidate declines job offer; … Continued

Full online edition The Shopper 04-25-18

The full online edition is the same as our weekly printed publication. The Shopper 04-25-18 This weeks’ online edition of The Shopper features: Show your love for Mom in our paper; NBF Architects present public works building conceptual plan; RVTC … Continued

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