Pet of the Week is Paco


All I want for Christmas is you – and treats and lots of toys! My name is Paco. Even though it is a bit early for Christmas, I’m making my wish list and the only thing on it is a … Continued

This & That


And then there was one – area football team left playing that is. Three area football teams; three strong seasons. Springfield was eliminated first, but I was so impressed with the big step they took this fall. Although things flattened … Continued

PK’s Irish Pub under new ownership

Irish Pub

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – PK’s Irish Pub on Rockingham Street in Bellows Falls recently celebrated 31 years and is now under new ownership. Paul Kane, who opened PK’s Public House in 1988, sold the pub to Brian Joy and Chelsea … Continued

New park officially opened in Saxtons River


SAXTONS RIVER, Vt. – The village of Saxtons River recently celebrated the opening of a new park, located along the banks of the Saxtons River, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by many local residents. There was also a reception following … Continued

Area schools welcome Gov. Scott, community to Veterans Day Assembly


LUDLOW, Vt. – The seventh annual Veterans Day Assembly, Friday, Nov. 8, at Ludlow Elementary School welcomed Gov. Phil Scott as part of their moving program to honoring veterans and active military members. Students from Black River Middle High School, … Continued

Walpole, Rockingham Selectboards discuss Vilas Bridge

Vilas Bridge

WALPOLE, N.H. – The Walpole and Rockingham Selectboards met at the Walpole Town Hall Thursday, Nov. 7 to discuss the future of the Vilas Bridge and begin a collaboration between the communities. J.B. Mack, principal planner of the Southwest Regional … Continued

Chester residents approve EMS building project


CHESTER, Vt. – Residents of Chester approved the 30-year bond for the EMS/Town Garage project for $4.78 million by a healthy margin during the special town vote Tuesday, Nov. 5. The count was 315 “yes” votes versus 183 “no” votes, … Continued

Why we collect


I think most Americans have a need to collect things. What we collect depends on our life experiences, knowledge, and our interests. The photo with this article is of two hand-blown glass eggs in my collection. In the old days, … Continued

Pet of the Week is King and Emma


My name’s King, and I’m a 9-year-old neutered male Shihtzu mix. I came to Lucy Mackenzie with my sister and best friend ever Emma, and now we’re looking for a new home and family together. I am a playful, if … Continued

This & That

Green Mountain

Green Mountain boys’ soccer wins first title Congratulations and then some to the Green Mountain boys’ soccer team for capturing the first soccer state title in the school’s history. I like to look at this achievement as a lifetime achievement … Continued

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