GMUSD Board frustrated with TRSU over audit

Two Rivers Supervisory Union

CHESTER, Vt. – Tensions between the Green Mountain Union School District Board and the Two Rivers Supervisory Union were apparent at the Feb. 20 meeting over the subject of the recently completed TRSU audit. The GMUSD board had put together … Continued

Springfield to receive Working Communities Challenge Grant

Welcome to Springfield Vermont

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – The town of Springfield was recently one of eight regions chosen to receive a $15,000 planning grant as part of Vermont’s Working Communities Challenge grant competition. Launched last May, the grant competition supports local collaborative efforts to … Continued

Fire Department requests equipment funds from Selectboard

Rockingham Vermont Seal. Settled in 1753

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – On Tuesday, Feb. 18, at the Rockingham Selectboard meeting, the Rockingham Fire Department requested equipment funds to replace 10 tanks expiring this summer. Kevin Kingsbury of the Rockingham Fire Department said that many of the bottles … Continued

A new premium coffee bar opens in downtown Ludlow

coffee bar

LUDLOW, Vt. – A new coffee bar is opening on Main Street in Ludlow, 207 Main Street to be exact, next to Brewfest and part of the new TPW Management Real Estate office. TPW Coffee Bar is the brainchild of … Continued

BRHS retires jersey number to honor Jonathan Mason Peters

Jonathan Mason

LUDLOW, Vt. – Black River High School, coaches, and athletes as well as community members gathered at Saturday’s high school basketball senior game to honor 18-year-old Jonathan Mason Peters, a 2019 BRHS graduate who died tragically Thursday, Feb. 20 in … Continued

Snow fleas

Sap buckets at Ashton Spaulding sugar lot in Weathersfield. Photo provided by Ted Spaulding photo

When I was young, in the 1950s and early 1960s, our winters were much more severe than those we have today. Bitter cold could last a week or more. This could be 30 below or colder. Many days the high … Continued

Yesterday & Today 2020

Check out our Yesterday & Today section, featuring vintage, historic photos of local towns and buildings. Thank you to our advertisers who supported this section, and to all our local historical societies and those who sent photos in to us … Continued

Pets of the Week are Sophia and Rose


  Sophia, 12 years, and Rose, 8 years, are two senior kitties that came in to us recently. Both are very sweet and will be a blessing to their new homes in their golden years. They are not from the … Continued

Successful fundraiser is group effort

Bracelets made by CTES students added to the fundraising effort

CAVENDISH, Vt. – The recent fundraising dinner to support Ludlow Rotary’s Australian Fire Disaster Relief was held Feb. 13 at Murdock’s on the Green Restaurant in Proctorsville. It raised well over $1,300 for the cause with the final tally still … Continued

Fun times at the Chester Winter Carnival

Snowmobiling demos at Chester American Legion field.

CHESTER, Vt. – It was very cold but sunny this past weekend as the town of Chester celebrated their annual Winter Carnival, featuring several fun-filled events and activities for all ages. On Saturday, the festivities began with the Chester Snowmobile … Continued

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