Bellows Falls Garage building restoration project moving forward

Bellows Falls Garage building restoration construction projected to begin this fall. Photo by Joe Milliken

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – Earlier this year, the Brattleboro-based Windham Windsor Housing Trust had announced they were altering their plans to restore the former Bellows Falls Garage building located on Rockingham Street in the downtown area. WWHT had purchased the … Continued

Depot Bridge gathering celebrates Streetscapes permanent flower boxes

Streetscapes Rolf van Shaik speaks at the event. Photo by Martha Mott

CAVENDISH, Vt. – Cavendish residents gathered at Depot Bridge Wednesday afternoon, July 28 for a joint event that acknowledged those who supported the six-year bridge replacement project and to recognize Cavendish Streetscapes and their permanent flower boxes that will continue … Continued

Springfield Community Band back and going strong again

Springfield Community Band performing at Riverside Bandstand for this year’s June 29 concert

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – The Springfield Community Band’s first concert of this 75th year coincided with Gov. Scott lifting all Covid restrictions for fully vaccinated people. It has been a hard time for the band with no concert season at all … Continued

Local History: Crowley Cheese Factory

A farmer delivery his milk to Crowley's

As I get older, I often find myself reminiscing about the old days. One of my early memories is the Crowley Cheese Factory in Healdville. My father first took me there over 60 years ago. To a young boy, the … Continued

Featured Pet: Hathaway

Hathaway. Photo provided

My name’s Hathaway, and I’m a 10-year-old neutered male. It’s been a bit since I was last here at Lucy Mackenzie, but my journey in life has brought me back. It’s been interesting to see old faces and some new. … Continued

Chester discusses greenhouse, speeding and town garage costs

CHESTER, Vt. – The Chester Selectboard’s meeting began with a lengthy public forum on the Community Greenhouse project. Andover Road speeding concerns and Town Garage expected cost overages were other topics of note at the recent July 21 meeting. Chester … Continued

Local History by Ron Patch: Stonewall panthers

Scarface in Lee's hand. Something else bit Lee's thumb off. Photo provided

I have an abundance of stonewall panthers this summer, aka chipmunks. This is something new at my place. I’ve always had dozens of snakes. The snakes kept the panther population in check, but in recent years my snakes have disappeared, … Continued

The 44th Annual Rockingham Old Home Days

The 44th Annual Rockingham Old Home Days. Photo provided

ROCKINGHAM, Vt. – Although there will be limited activities due to Covid-19, join Great Falls Regional Chamber of Commerce as we celebrate our 44th year of Rockingham Old Home Days with food vendors, live music, and community events before fireworks … Continued

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