Rockingham Selectboard revisits the public works director position


BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – On Tuesday, April 21, the Rockingham Selectboard deliberated on current expense reduction, the public works director position, and the new website, Selectboard Chair Gaetano Putignano asked about the deficit for the Bellows Falls Opera House. … Continued

Grafton Nature Museum adapts to COVID-19 closure

The Nature Museum in Grafton, Vermont

GRAFTON, Vt. – One of our unique local treasures is the Nature Museum in Grafton. Executive Director Vanessa Stern says she knows of no time in its 31 years that it has been shut down to visitors as it has … Continued

No spring rummage sale, food shelf still open

BRNGS spring rummage sale has been canceled for 2020.

LUDLOW, Vt. – At its most recent meeting, the Black River Good Neighbor Services Board of Directors made the painful decision to cancel the spring 2020 rummage sale and to concentrate on providing food and financial assistance to neighbors in … Continued

Abel Putnam Jr.

Abel Putnam Jr. Saratoga Springs stock certificate.

I wrote an article a couple years ago about Abel Putnam Jr. of Chester. Putnam was an inventor of a new style Civil War button. That article is included in my new book, “Local History Vol 2.” Below is a … Continued

BRAM COVID-19 documentation request

LUDLOW, Vt. – Black River Academy Museum is starting a program to document and share stories about the COVID-19 health issue. Collecting stories and memories for future generations to read about is important for the continued story of the history … Continued

Erwin W. Ward, 1929-2020

Erwin W. Ward

ALSTEAD, N.H. – Erwin W. Ward, 90, of Mechanic Street, passed away Saturday, April 25, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family. Erwin was born in Greenfield, Mass., Dec. 7, 1929, the son of Hezekiah and Evelyn (Ware) Ward … Continued

J. David Scott, 1937-2020

J. David Scott

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – On Wednesday, April 22, 2020, J. David Scott, loving husband and father of two, passed away at the age of 82. Dave “Scottie” was born Dec. 6, 1937 to parents Roy and Dorothy W. Scott. Dave was … Continued

This & That


Overall, I have never been much of a bucket list guy. Oh, there have certainly been things I have wanted to do, but I have just weighed them against other choices I have had to make as I went along. … Continued

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