John Arrison, Democratic candidate for Vermont House

Dear Editor, I would like to introduce myself as the new Democratic candidate to represent Cavendish and Weathersfield in the Vermont House. I was born in Chester and have lived in Weathersfield since 1986. It has been my privilege to … Continued

Vermont’s archery deer season starts Oct. 1

Vermont’s archery deer season starts Saturday, Oct. 1

MONTPELIER, Vt. – The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department says hunters are looking forward to Vermont’s upcoming Oct. 1–Nov. 13 and Nov. 30–Dec. 15 archery deer hunting season. A hunter may take up to four deer in Vermont’s two-part archery … Continued

Successful bear hunters are required to submit bear teeth

Vermont bear hunting seasons are Sept. 1-Nov. 13 and Nov. 14-22

MONTPELIER, Vt. – The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is again reminding successful bear hunters that a regulation requires them to submit a bear tooth so wildlife managers can collect important information on Vermont’s bear population. The hunter must field … Continued

Clifton N. Aldrich Jr., 1971-2020

Clifton N. Aldrich Jr., 1971-2020

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Clifton N. Aldrich Jr., 48, died unexpectedly Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020 at his home in Springfield, Vt. He was born Nov. 6, 1971 in Rutland, Vt., the son of Clifton N. and Juanita (Turco) Aldrich. He attended … Continued

Vermont artist wins prestigious award

"Procor Car 1" by Robert O'Brien

PERKINSVILLE, Vt. – Perkinsville artist, Robert O’Brien, has been awarded one of the Top 10 awards in the highly competitive San Diego Watercolor Society’s 40th International Exhibition. Robert’s painting entitled, “Procor Car 1,” was one of 100 selected from over … Continued

Community newspapers and the 2020 census

Dear Editor, There has been considerable recent discussion about why Vermont’s response rate to the 2020 census form is so low. Several possible excuses have been floated, but one explanation is frequently overlooked when discussing why 43% of Vermonters have … Continued

Bernice Woodard, 1930-2020

Bernice Woodard

ATHENS, Vt. – Bernice “Bunny” Rounds Woodard, 90, of Route 35, passed away Aug. 21, 2020, at Pine Heights in Brattleboro, Vt. She was born July 26, 1930 in Grafton, Vt., the daughter of Harley and Catherine Rounds. She attended … Continued

Keith C. Destromp Jr.

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – A graveside service for Keith C. Destromp Jr., 45, who passed away July 13, 2020, will be held Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020 at 2 p.m. at the St. Mary’s Cemetery in Springfield, Vt. Davis Memorial Chapel is … Continued

FOLA screens “Parasite” in Heald Auditorium


LUDLOW, Vt. – FOLA’s first film since the Covid-19 pandemic started will feature the award-winning South Korean film, “Parasite.” It will be screened in the Heald Auditorium at Ludlow Town Hall Saturday, Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. “Parasite” is a … Continued

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