Featured Pet: Peanut


My name’s Peanut, and I’m a 12-year-old spayed female rat terrier mix. My previous home had a major life change, and they were no longer able to care for me, so I am now residing at Lucy Mackenzie for the … Continued

Trustees hear from Bellows Falls Police Department

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – On Tuesday, Jan. 12, the Bellows Falls Trustees discussed the Bellows Falls Police Department. Chief David Bemis explained there were recent burglaries in town that “matched the MO with Walpole,” and they were working together with … Continued

BFUHS Board narrowly approves new school budget

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – After initial projections for the new 2021-22 Bellows Falls Union High School budget had been anticipated to be $8.8 million, a potential 11% increase, officials from the Windham Northeast Supervisory Union continued to work towards a … Continued

Rockingham Veterinary Clinic preparing new home in Chester

Rockingham Veterinary Clinic moving to Main Street Chester. Photo provided

CHESTER, Vt. – The Rockingham Veterinary Clinic is finalizing the building and fit out of their new location at the site of the former Zachary’s Pizza in Chester with plans to be opened by early to mid-February. Jerilyn Jacobs DVM … Continued

Selectboard discuss highway, recreation departments budgets

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – On Monday, Jan. 11, the Rockingham Selectboard discussed Highway and Recreation Department budgets. To begin the meeting, Municipal Manager Scott Pickup updated the board on Windham and Windsor Housing Trust’s proposed changes to the Bellows Falls … Continued

Dr. Fauver, DDS new office to open Feb. 1 in Chester

Dr. Fauver and his dental therapy dog Winston

CHESTER, Vt. – Dr. Christopher Fauver, DDS is moving his well-respected family and cosmetic dentistry practice to Chester with more room for new technology and special equipment, air filtration and purification system, and expanded services and staff, including trained dental … Continued

Big Eyes Bakery in Ludlow closing in early February

Brigid and Paul Faenza of Big Eyes Bakery

LUDLOW, Vt. – Big Eyes Bakery will be closing its doors for the last time Sunday, Feb. 7, according to the owners Brigid and Paul Faenza, who announced their retirement on social media this past weekend. The bakery has been … Continued

Yo-Semite history

The earliest known Yo-Semite badge in existence, circa 1870s

Here is a 1956 article written by Ed Kendall for the Springfield Reporter. It will be included in our “History of Chester’s Fire Departments.” “Old Yosemite pumper fought many a fire. In Pember Hazen’s barn at Chester Depot in some forgotten … Continued

Ludlow Selectboard revises budget after error, approves 0.6% increase

LUDLOW, Vt. – The Ludlow Selectboard convened for an online special meeting Monday, Jan. 11 to make corrections and finalize their budget after discovering a $106,000 error had been made in what they thought was their level-funded budget. With the … Continued

This & That


Happy New Year! I mean those words in so many ways each and every year. Here’s hoping whatever wishes or resolutions you have expressed for 2021, you don’t abandon – even if you have already decided to do so. It … Continued

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