Putney community members create “Black Lives Matter” mural

Community members in Putney gathered to paint a Black Lives Matter mural outside Putney Central Elementary

PUTNEY, Vt. – After receiving approval from the Putney Selectboard, community members recently united in front of the Putney Central Elementary School on Westminster West Road to proudly paint a message for all to see: “Black Lives Matter.” Manned with … Continued

Chester continues full steam ahead on curbing speeding

Welcome to Chester, Established 1766, white sign.

CHESTER, Vt. – The Chester Selectboard recapped the town’s ongoing efforts on speeding, kept hope alive on the Church Street sidewalk project, and began their review of the 2021 budget at their Oct. 21 meeting. Speed studies, which are coordinated … Continued

Bellows Falls author wins international book award

Eileen Charbonneau in Bellows Falls as she received the Laramie Award virtually this year

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – Last month Bellows Falls author Eileen Charbonneau won the grand prize of the Laramie Award for Western, Pioneer, Civil War Fiction, one of 16 categories of the Chanticleer International Book Awards, for her novel “Seven Aprils” … Continued

Rockingham Selectboard introduces municipal manager

Rockingham Vermont

ROCKINGHAM, Vt. – The Rockingham Selectboard met Tuesday, Oct. 20 and discussed the recycling center, the municipal manager, and Halloween. Interim Municipal Manager Chuck Wise explained that Josh Kemp, who was serving as the interim recycling manager at the Rockingham … Continued

An announcement on our obituary submission guidelines

 The staff at The Vermont Journal recently came to the difficult decision that as of December 1, 2020, we will be charging for our obituary submissions. The decision also allows us to remove the 350-word limit on submissions as of … Continued

World Polio Day is Oct. 24, 2020

REGION – World Polio Day is Oct. 24, 2020. There is no cure, but polio is preventable with a vaccine. Click the link below to take a look at some Polio fast facts that the Ludlow Rotary Club has gathered: … Continued

WNESU restricts Zoom meeting chat function

Bellows Falls Union High School

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – In a recent vote conducted by the Windham Northeast Supervisory Union, the board voted to discontinue allowing the “chat” function during their Zoom meetings, except during the designated timeframes when public comments are permitted. Since the … Continued

Trustees, Chief Bemis discuss BFPD transparency issues

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – On Tuesday, Oct. 13, the Bellows Falls Village Trustees discussed transparency issues with Chief David Bemis of the Bellows Falls Police Department. Bemis responded first to concerns about the recent news of the warming shelter’s closure … Continued

Breathing new life into the North School

North School on Main Street in North Springfield.

N. SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – The North School Preservation Society, a nonprofit created for the sole purpose of purchasing the North School at 49 Main Street, has a mission statement that reads “…to protect and preserve the property for recreational uses … Continued

Cavendish Selectboard talks roads and Wi-Fi

Cavendish

CAVENDISH, Vt. – Paving projects and a possible town internet hot spot were the prime topics covered at the Cavendish Selectboard meeting Monday, Oct. 19. The board awarded Bazin Brothers Trucking from Westminster the paving project for Cavendish Gulf Road … Continued

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