Kathleen A. Marshall, 1942-2018

Kathleen A. Marshall

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Kathleen A. Marshall, 76, passed peacefully Dec. 7, 2018, her husband at her side. She was born March 14, 1942 in Woburn, Mass., the daughter of Emil and Terry Dover. She grew up in Woburn, raised by … Continued

Springfield’s Black River Innovation Campus awarded federal grant

federal grant

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – The Black River Innovation Campus, a collaboration between the Center on Rural Innovation and the Springfield Regional Development Corporation, recently announced that the BRIC has received a $724,000 federal grant to support the continued development of a … Continued

Rockingham Selectboard hears budget increase proposals from departments

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – On Tuesday, Dec. 4, the town of Rockingham Selectboard discussed budgetary concerns and requests for the Rockingham Library, Bellows Falls Fire Department, Highway Department, and a retirement gift. Kerry Bennett, longtime village town clerk and executive … Continued

VTrans presents alternative plans for Bellows Falls bridges


BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – On Nov. 27, engineer Laura Stone and project manager Todd Sumner from the State of Vermont Agency of Transportation presented the Scoping Report for the Depot Street bridge to the Rockingham and Bellows Falls Joint Board. … Continued

Vermont Picker Antiques offers a charming mix of old and older


CHESTER, Vt. – Vermont Picker Antiques owner John Stark has been doing flea markets and antique shows for about 10 years, but the packing, travel, set up, tear down, and hauling can make even a favorite hobby, somewhat of a … Continued

Pavel A. Babich, 1933-2018

Pavel A. Babich

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Pavel Aleksandrovich Babich, 85, passed away Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018 at his home in Springfield, Vt. He was born in Leningrad, Russia Nov. 30, 1933, the son of the late Aleksandr Pavlovich and Elizaveta Vasilyevna. He studied … Continued

A current affair


First Night Well, we’ve had our first major power outage. Where I live, I have lost power in past years for as long as three days. This time I was only without power for two and a half days. A … Continued

Raymond N. Lavanway, 1930-2018

Raymond N. Lavanway

LUDLOW, Vt. – Raymond N. Lavanway, 88, of Ludlow, passed away in Lebanon, N.H., Nov. 28, 2018. Husband of the late Lillian Kautz Lavanway, father of Melissa (Carmen) DeLuca and Michele (Richard) Lynch, both of North Haven, Conn., and grandfather … Continued

Norma F. LaFleur, 1927-2018

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Norma F. LaFleur, 91, passed away Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018 at the Springfield Health and Rehab Center in Springfield, Vt. She was born Sept. 21, 1927 in Proctorsville, Vt., the daughter of George and Ardell (Ordway) Bourey. … Continued

Business Spotlight: Barr’s Builders Inc.

Barr’s Builders Inc. P.O. Box 172, Proctorsville, Vt. 802-226-7561 or 802-384-7561 www.barrsbuilders.com barrsbuilders@comcast.net   Tom Barr, owner of Barr’s Builders, founded his construction business in 1986 out of Cavendish. Barr’s Builders offers many general contracting services from small to large. … Continued

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