Proctorsville Fire Department honors members

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PROCTORSVILLE, Vt. – The Proctorsville Fire Department honored three of their members Sunday, Sept. 12 for major service milestones reached over the past year. Firefighter Jeremy Carlisle reached the 20-year milestone with PFD, becoming a lifetime member. Fire Chief Robert … Continued

The Chester Festival on the Green Sept. 18 and 19

CHESTER, Vt. – For over 40 years, this annual event has been a hallmark kickoff to the fall foliage season, where thousands of people converge on Chester’s historic Village Green from all over New England to support Vermont artisans and … Continued

Cavendish talks road and how to spend ARPA funding

Cavendish. Photo by Shawntae Stillwell

CAVENDISH, Vt. – Cavendish road issues and how to spend American Rescue Plan Act dollars were the main topics of the Cavendish Selectboard meeting Monday, Sept. 13. According to Cavendish Town Manager Brendan McNamara, the Route 131 project is in … Continued

Rockingham receives first round of Covid-relief funds

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – On Wednesday, Sept. 1, the Rockingham Selectboard discussed Covid-19 relief funds and other regional grants. The town has received the first round of eligible coronavirus state and local fiscal relief funds of $154,000. Municipal Manager Scott … Continued

Ludlow, surrounding towns commemorate 20-year anniversary of 9/11

The 20th Anniversary of 9/11. Photo by Sharon Huntley

LUDLOW, Vt. – Under bright bluebird skies Saturday morning, reminiscent of that morning 20 years before on Sept. 11 in 2001 in New York City, the Ludlow American Legion, along with Police, Ambulance, and Fire Departments from several surrounding towns, … Continued

American Legion Post 67 observes 20th anniversary of September 11, 2001

Chester American Legion Post 67 held a memorial service for the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2021. Photo by Amanda Wedegis

CHESTER, Vt. – On Saturday, Sept. 11, Chester American Legion Post 67 held a memorial service in observation of the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Fire Departments from Chester, Ludlow, Springfield, and Weston, as well as Chester Police and … Continued

Local History by Ron Patch: Barn tag

Spruce trees for rafters. Right foreground is the built-in wooden ladder. Notice round rungs replaced with boards. Photo provided

Here’s another story from Lee Kendall. My generation always found ways to entertain ourselves and in the process learned cause and effect. I think it’s important these stories be recorded. If you have any such stories, please contact me. I … Continued

Andover’s allocation for fire and ambulance services under review

CHESTER, Vt. – At the Sept. 1 Chester Selectboard meeting, the board heard from members of the Andover Selectboard as discussions begin concerning the budget assessment for Andover that cover the Fire, Ambulance, and Dispatch services from Chester for their … Continued

Cold River Conservation Project will reinforce riverbanks

Cold River restoration project. Photo by Joe Milliken

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – The Connecticut River Conservancy and the New Hampshire Association of Conservation Districts are currently overseeing work – from both sides of the Cold River – as part of a $500,000 conservation project that will not only … Continued

Local History: Chester Depot

Chester Depot showing milk platform. Photo provided by Ron Patch

For 150 years Chester Depot has been photographed hundreds of times. At the Chester Historical Society, we have many photos of the Depot taken from different angles and time periods. Up until the 1950s, the Depot was a beehive of … Continued

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