This & That: Area teams open the season

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Friday night lights Friday Night Lights debuted as a TV show back near the turn of the century. The proclaimed show centered around Texas high school football. Friday Night Lights were not common in this area in the 1900s. Now … Continued

Springfield football is growing

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SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – The numbers playing football in Cosmo-town are good. That’s the most important thing. First year coach, Todd Aiken, is still looking for more to join the group. Ready or not, Springfield’s opener comes Friday night at Brown … Continued

Terriers in play-off hunt again in Division II

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BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – Bellows Falls has appeared in the final four of Vermont Division II football for the past six years in a row. No other Vermont school can make that claim. Whether the Terriers can extend that streak … Continued

William G. Basso, 1925 – 2018

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Graveside services scheduled for William G. Basso, 92, of Chester Vt., who passed March 10, 2018 at Bennington Veterans Home will be held at Oakland Cemetery in Springfield, Vt. Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 at 11 a.m.

Herbert Wilson, 1963 – 2018

ROCKINGHAM, Vt. – Herbert “Bill” Wilson, 55, of Brockways Mill Road, passed away Aug. 21, 2018. Bill was born in Bellows Falls May 27, 1963, the son of Herbert H. Wilson and Sandra Stark. He was a 1982 graduate of … Continued

The dog day of the summer at Grafton Trails and Outdoor Center

GRAFTON, Vt. – It is said that dog days, traditionally the last two weeks of July and all of August, got its name from the appearance and progress of the constellation Sirius, the Dog Star, in the night sky. The … Continued

A $4.5 million dollar nickel

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I began collecting coins when I was eight years old. Most coin collectors will be aware of the 1913 Liberty Head or ‘V’ nickel. This is a fascinating story with a local connection so stay with me.   The Liberty … Continued

Full online edition: The Vermont Journal 08-29-18

The full online edition is the same as our weekly printed publication. The Vermont Journal 08-29-18 This weeks’ online edition of The Vermont Journal features: Flags to be lowered to half-staff to honor Sen. John McCain; Chester-Andover Family Center is … Continued

Full online edition: The Shopper 08-29-18

The full online edition is the same as our weekly printed publication. The Shopper 08-29-18 This weeks’ online edition of The Shopper features: Flags to be lowered to half-staff to honor Sen. John McCain; Dog Days of Summer celebrated all … Continued

Chester-Andover Family Center is here to help

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CHESTER, Vt. – Chester-Andover Family Center has been around for a long time – actually since 1985. They’ve been in their location on Route 103 in Chester since 2012. Still, “Communication is an ongoing challenge,” says CAFC President Stephanie Mahoney, … Continued

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