New farm bill is good news for dairy farmers

farm bill

MONTPELIER, Vt. – Vermont dairy farmers could see much needed relief in the 2018 Farm Bill which was signed into law in December in Washington. The 2018 Margin Protection Program provided valuable dollars to our state’s dairy farmers and began … Continued

Handling market volatility


REGION – Conventional wisdom says that what goes up must come down. But even if you view market volatility as a normal occurrence, it can be tough to handle when your money is at stake. Though there’s no foolproof way … Continued

Valentines for veterans


ASCUTNEY, Vt. – In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King’s call to service, Green Mountain RSVP is sponsoring Valentines for Veterans 2019! Opportunities to make or drop off a valentine will take place Tuesday, Jan. 15, Dr. King’s Birthday, from … Continued

National Bank of Chester

National Bank

When I was without power a while back, I used the daylight hours to sort and catalogue letters and documents in my collection. Doing so, I discovered a large number of cancelled checks. All are from two individuals. One group … Continued

Peewee Richard Rockwell, 1937-2018

Peewee Richard Rockwell

PERU, Vt. – Peewee “Volney” Richard Rockwell of Peru, Vt. died Dec. 19, 2018, at the Springfield Health and Rehab in Springfield, Vt. surrounded by his family. Peewee was born in Springfield, Vt. Jan. 5, 1937. He served in the … Continued

Richard H. Lillie

Richard H. Lillie

CHARLESTOWN, N.H. – Richard H. Lillie, 96, passed away at his home Monday, Dec. 24, 2018, surrounded by his family. He was born in Springfield, Vt., the son of Richard and Rowena (Hutchinson) Lillie. He attended Bellows Falls High School … Continued

Business Spotlight: PrimeLending

PrimeLending 126 Main Street, Suite 1C, Ludlow, Vt. 802-975-0350 Victoria Blodgett is the production manager and home loan professional at PrimeLending in Ludlow, and she is here to help guide you through the process of buying, renovating, or … Continued

Olive E. Kingsbury, 1926-2018

Olive E. Kingsbury

CAVENDISH, Vt. – Olive Esther Kingsbury was born Aug. 19, 1926 to Alfred and Ellen Kingsbury in Cavendish, Vt., and passed away at the age of 92, Dec. 11, 2018. After attending schools in Cavendish and Chester, Vt., Olive graduated … Continued

Elnora M. Ripchick, 1924-2018

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Elnora M. “Nonie” Ripchick, 94, passed away Tuesday evening, Dec. 18, 2018 at the Springfield Health & Rehab. in Springfield, Vt. She was born Dec. 1, 1924 in Brattleboro, Vt., the daughter of Harold H. and Marjorie … Continued

SEON presents two green building training opportunities

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. – The Sustainable Energy Outreach Network will deliver two training opportunities for those interested in advancing their skills in green, high performance construction as well as those interested in entering the field of carpentry. On Jan. 10 and … Continued

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