Benson’s Chevrolet pet supplies drive

LUDLOW, Vt. – Benson’s Chevrolet in Ludlow is partnering with the Springfield Humane Society this holiday season. Donations for pets may be dropped off at Benson’s, 25 Pond Street, from Nov. 29 through Dec. 23. Items needed include pet beds, … Continued

Customer Appreciation Weekend in Chester

Stop by participating businesses for Customer Appreciation in Chester. Stock photo

CHESTER, Vt. – Coinciding with the Overture to Christmas in downtown Chester, area businesses are participating in a Customer Appreciation Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 4 and 5. Visit these businesses during open hours for sales, specials, giveaways, and hot … Continued

Tygart Mountain Sports, Mojo Cafe win Duke DaLoose Awards

Jodi and John Seward with Duke DaLoose

LUDLOW, Vt. – On Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, two Ludlow businesses were presented with the Duke DaLoose Foundation Award for Excellence for 2021. Pat and Betsy Ross, owners of Tygart Mountain Sports, were especially proud because it is their second … Continued

Change of ownership for local SERVPRO franchise

New SERVPRO franchase owners Derek and Ryan Paul. Photo provided

WESTMORELAND, N.H. – SERVPRO of Cheshire County, N.H., and SERVPRO of Windham and Windsor counties in Vermont are pleased to announce Ryan Paul and Derek Paul as their new owners. The Paul brothers recently took over majority ownership of the … Continued

Small Business Saturday

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Springfield’s 4th Annual Local Loyalty Program

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Shop local this season and win! This coming Friday, Nov. 26 marks the official kickoff of the 4th Annual Springfield Holiday Local Loyalty Program. The Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to bring this fun collaborative … Continued

Fischer Arts opening in Chester

CHESTER, Vt. – Fischer Arts announced they are opening in downtown Chester, Vt. While they are already online at, they are very excited to have a brick-and-mortar space in this wonderful community. Their official opening celebration at 102 the … Continued

Deciding when to retire, when timing becomes critical

Consider your options as you're preparing for your retirement. Stock photo

REGION – Deciding when to retire may not be one decision but a series of decisions and calculations. For example, you’ll need to estimate not only your anticipated expenses, but also what sources of retirement income you’ll have and how … Continued

BFDDA launches area wide Shop Local 2021

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – The Bellows Falls Downtown Development Alliance is excited to announce that Shop Local 2021 has begun. Shoppers can find Shop Local cards at over 40 participating businesses throughout Bellows Falls, Grafton, Rockingham, Saxtons River, and Westminster. … Continued

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