Rat-trap cheese

A 1897 photo of the cheese factory

In the past I have written some about the old cheese factory on the upper end of North Street near the cemetery. In the 1905 Sanborn map this factory is shown. The 1925 Sanborn map shows this location as vacant. … Continued

Pet of the Week is Mindy


Mindy is a 1-year-old terrier mix who came to us as a stray. She is a bit shy but is getting a bit more confident with time. She is going to need a home that is patient and kind. Mindy … Continued

North Walpole Village Park shows a sense of pride

North Walpole Village Park.

N. WALPOLE, N.H. – With the original idea going back to 2011, North Walpole is the home of beautiful new park, the North Walpole Village Park, with an official sign dedication ceremony in June of 2019. The idea to create … Continued

Joint Board will not renew municipal manager contract


BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – On Tuesday, March 24 in a special Joint Board Zoom meeting, a motion was made not to renew Municipal Manager Wendy Harrison’s contract, which would lapse June 30. Rockingham Selectboard member Ben Masure made the motion … Continued

Local markets, grocery stores, and pharmacies

grocery stores

REGION – The following list of stores and pharmacies in our area are still open for your essential needs, although please note that some are limiting hours or providing curbside pickup only. Please be considerate of each store’s listed designated … Continued

Vermont justice

The Lovely place today on Ted's property.

It’s probably 20 years since Hessie told me a story about Ernie Duprey. When I was a kid, Ernie lived where the brick bank is today on Main Street in Chester. I remember walking by his house. He always had … Continued

Pet of the Week is Bentley


My name is Bentley. I am a longhaired black and white male tuxedo. I have been vet checked and fixed, and I weigh 14 pounds, so I am big boy. I used to live outside; some nice person brought me … Continued

Educators keep students’ minds and bodies fed during COVID-19 closure

Educators across the region are utilizing online resources to keep students occupied during school closure.

REGION – As local schools have shut their doors to help stem the spread of COVID-19, educators within the surrounding supervisory unions, as well as individual school staff members, have made herculean efforts to organize an intricate system of online … Continued

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