BRAT cleans up the Black River

Pam Lane's garbage haul. Photo by Pam Lane

CAVENDISH, Vt. – Warmer weather has enticed people to venture forth in search of scenic drives along, and visits to, the Black River. Unfortunately, this increased traffic often results in an increase in riverside and roadside trash, presenting not just … Continued

Patricia S. Fromberger, 1940-2021

Patricia Fromberger, 1940-2021

ANDOVER, Vt. – Patricia Susan (Kochiss) Fromberger passed away on the morning of Sunday, May 23, 2021, at her home in Andover, Vt. Pat was born in Bridgeport, Conn., Feb. 4, 1940, the youngest of three sisters. She grew up … Continued

Featured pet: Jake

Meet Jake at Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society. Photo provided

Hi! My name’s Jake and I’m a 1-year-old neutered Shepherd mix. I’ve come to settle in here at Lucy Mackenzie after being busted roaming the streets – haha! It was a pretty good time outside, but I’m happy to be … Continued

The 16th annual Kelly Brush Ride

A handcyclist and cyclists along the course in the 14th annual Kelly Brush Ride powered by VBT Bicycling Vacations, Sept. 7, 2019. The annual ride, which was held virtually in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, returns on September, 11, 2021, to Middlebury, Vermont. In 2019 the ride drew 940 cyclists and 27 handcyclists from 20 states. The event raised more than $700,000 for adaptive sports and ski racing safety. Photo provided by the Kelly Brush Foundation

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – The Kelly Brush Ride, powered by VBT Bicycling Vacations, will return as an in-person event September 11 in Middlebury, Vt. Registration for the 16th annual fundraising event for adaptive sports is now open at: “Last year … Continued

Barbara A. Gulli, 1939-2021

Barbara A. Gulli, 1939-2021. Photo provided

LUDLOW, Vt. – Barbara A. Gulli, 81, of Ludlow, Vt., entered the kingdom of heaven peacefully in her home with her family at her side, Saturday, May 22, 2021. She was born June 15, 1939 to Wesley and Elizabeth (Baker) … Continued

Robert Beardsley, 1921-2021

Robert Beardsley, 1921-2021. Photo provided

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Robert O. Beardsley Jr., 100, passed away peacefully with his family by his side Friday morning, May 21, 2021. He was born Jan. 20, 1921 in the first hospital in Springfield, Vt. and enjoyed pointing out the … Continued

Advance care planning volunteer 2021 training

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. – Zoom training four days in June, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. each day: June 17, 18, 21, and 22. Taking Steps Brattleboro with Vermont Ethics Network will host a volunteer training to enable you to learn … Continued

Springfield Elks Drug Awareness Awards

Shown are recent winners of the Springfield Elks Lodge 1560 Drug Awareness essay contest winners. Left to right: Union Street School Principal David Cohn, Camryn Jarvis, Carmen Cawvey, Brielle Pelletier, Austin Payton, Merrow Logan, Madison Streeter, followed by Elks Exalted Ruler Carolee Murchie and chairman Jim Kirkwood. Photo provided

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Springfield Elks Lodge annually holds a Drug Awareness essay contest for all 5th graders at Union Street School. This years’ theme/subject was titled, “Drug Abuse No Excuse.” Elks Drug Awareness chairman Jim Kirkwood awarded six prizes to … Continued

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